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Benson Will Address Her Feelings for Stabler in an Upcoming SVU Episode

This is not a drill! 

By Christopher Rosa
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The age-old question Law & Order: Special Victims Unit fans have is will Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) finally become more than just friends. And while we don't know the answer yet, we do know the topic is on both Benson and Stabler's minds. 

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Well, in Stabler's case, we just know he's in love with someonea tidbit he revealed to Tia Leonetti (Ayelet Zurer) after a few drinks on Organized Crime, though she doesn't remember the name of this Mystery Woman. But does Stabler?

And in Benson's case, we have confirmation from an SVU executive producer that she will open up about her feelings for Stabler in an upcoming episode. 

"She will talk to Rollins about her feelings for Stabler in Episode 9, Dec 8th," EP Julie Martin tweeted, which you can read, below. 

The exact nature of Benson's feelings remains to be seen, but so many people are rooting for her and Stabler to finally become an item. 

Related: This Timeline of Benson and Stabler's Relationship Will Make You Emotional

“[Bell] can tell that [Benson and Stabler] love each other. I don’t know if Bell is concerned about whether it’s a platonic love or a romantic love,” Danielle Moné Truitt, who plays Stabler’s partner Ayanna Bell on Organized Crime, told the Today Show. “But she can see the bond that they have, and I think she’s gonna want whatever’s best for Stabler at the end of the day. I think she’s a supporter of his emotional health, his mental health, and hopefully they hook up and get together, and it’s a great relationship. I think Bell would definitely be on board." 

Watch Law & Order: SVU on NBC Thursdays at 9/8c and next day on Peacock.