NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Kelli Giddish, Mariska Hargitay and Ice T are seen on the set of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. on September 21, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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The Law &
Order Crossover
Premiere Event
Has Fans All
Voicing The Same
Specific Critique
THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR the "Law & Order" crossover event "Gimme Shelter."


The “Law & Order” franchise is no stranger to crossover events between the original show, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "Law & Order: Organized Crime." Now, the three shows have connected in a massive way, as they all kicked off their newest season with a three-hour "crossover movie" called "Gimme Shelter" — but some unhappy viewers are sharing similar critiques.
The special was split between the three series, and the final installment went to the original “Law & Order,” which some fans on Twitter think failed to carry the momentum of the first two parts. "Again, LO mothership was the weakest. The first two hours were v good! v entertaining," @catalinaperiod wrote. "I'm not a hater of the mothership, but the imbalance is a bit to obvious," agreed @phyllismagg.
Another thing that seemed to rub many fans the wrong way was the gunshot injury of Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), who is set to leave "Law & Order: SVU" after Season 24. Still, Rollins’ treatment had fans up in arms. "That was so blatantly disrespectful to every single viewer who loves Amanda Rollins, oh my god," @one_thinginlife tweeted.