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We Met Rollins' Baby—And Learned His Sweet Name—in SVU's Season 25 Premiere

The SVU family just got bigger after the birth of Rollins and Carisi's baby boy. Read what happened here. 

By Jessica White

Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) reunited with her longtime colleague, Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), during the Season 25 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. And it was so sweet. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c on NBC.

As fans know, Rollins resigned from her post from the SVU to become a criminology professor at Fordham University. She's also married to Sonny Carisi (Peter Scanavino), and she returned to Law & Order: Organized Crime in Season 3 with big news: to announce they were expecting a baby. 

Now, that baby boy is here, and we met him in the Season 25 premiere of SVU. The episode picked up six months after Rollins and Carisi welcomed their newborn to the family. Here's what happened: 

Rollins and Carisi's baby boy, Nicky, met the SVU family

Sonny Carisi and Amanda Rollins on Law and Order SVU

The Season 25 premiere ("Tunnel Blind") kicked off with godmother Benson assisting in the baptism of Rollins and Carisi's newborn baby, Nicky, with the congregation taking their celebration to a bar afterward. 

RELATED: A Look Back at Rollins and Carisi's Heartwarming SVU Love Story

"He's a Carisi man!" Carisi proudly exclaimed about his son. 

"Is he going to be a cop or a prosecutor?" Rollins asked coyly.

"Why can't he be both?" Carisi challenged before looking at Rollins thoughtfully.

Olivia Benson consulted Professor Amanda Rollins on a case

Rollins and Olivia Law And Order SVU

Shortly after the baptism, Benson and the squad started working a high-stakes missing person's case of a teenage girl named Maddy Flynn. Coincidentally, Benson noticed Maddy riding inside a delivery van while driving her son, Noah (Ryan Buggle), home from the festivities. Later, after seeing a photo of Maddy, Benson became furious at herself for not trusting her gut and stopping the van sooner, despite having no understanding of the severity at the time. 

The investigation soon revealed an insidious pedophilic sex doll company that offered a lifelike doll of Maddy. As Benson searched far and wide for potential suspects, she paid a visit to Fordham University to get Rollins' take on the case. After giving her the details, Rollins was quick to comment on the sex doll's buyer list, as one of the buyers could have potentially taken their obsession with Maddy too far.

RELATED: Kelli Giddish to Return for SVU Season 25: Details

"A case of criminal sexual escalation?" Benson pondered.

"Most porn works that way, doesn't it?" Rollins argued.

"Sometimes you smoke a cigarette, and a year later, you're smoking two packs a day," Benson noted.

"Because you need it to get that high," Rollins agreed. "Some pedophiles, they can't always control themselves."

"You're thinking what I'm thinking?" Benson asked.

"Our perp is on that buyer's list!" Rollins exclaimed, catching Benson's instant attention.

"Our perp?" Benson slyly challenged. Benson and Rollins so easily fell back into their old ways that she was keen to comment on Rollins' slip.

"You're the one that's got to find him," Rollins said. "I'm glad if I can help."

"Don't make me miss you more than I already do," Benson said, earning a bittersweet smile from her former SVU colleague. "See you around, professor."

While Rollins no longer has a desk at the Manhattan SVU, she remains invaluable to the NYPD's investigations, both to Benson and the OCCB. Giddish may be gone, but based on her critical insight following her exit, it's hard to believe this is the last time Rollins will get tapped on a case. To find out, watch Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.