Sunday, May 26, 2024

Tonight’s Stabler-Benson Reunion on “Law & Order SVU”: A Couple of Trivia Notes for the Fans


I don’t know how much fans already know about tonight’s Stabler-Benson reunion on “Law & Order SVU.”

But I did ask an insider with the show what they could tell me that wouldn’t be categorized as a spoiler.

For what it’s worth, here’s what I got:

Director Juan Campanella directed tonight’s show. He goes back to Season 1 in 2000 with Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni in the the first season, so they had a reunion, too. Campanella left the show in 2010 and didn’t return until this past fall.

The first time you’ll see Elliot Stabler in “SVU” tonight is a bar scene with Fin, aka Ice T.

In some of the previews, we’ve seen the detectives outside at night. I’m told that the roof top scene between Benson and Stabler was shot on what may have been the coldest night of the year, half a block from the Hudson River.

There’s no faking on “Law & Order.” New York is their stage set.

See you at 9pm.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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