It’s been more than five years, but Law & Order: SVU fans are still bummed about the departure of main character Elliot Stabler, portrayed by Christopher Meloni for over a decade. The actor left his long-time gig without a truly proper goodbye and ever since then fans have been clamoring for him to return to the show even for a one episode goodbye. This week in New York, they got the next best thing with a reunion photo that Meloni posted to Twitter.
In the photo he and Mariska Hargitay, who played his partner Olivia Benson for twelve seasons and is one of the only original cast members still on the show, are smiling and look like they are generally having a great time. Meloni is sporting an impressive beard, which probably means he won’t be swinging back around to the precinct any time soon. Mariska, of course, looks better than ever seeing as she’s barely aged in the last decade. Maybe as soon as you leave the auspices of SVU, the pact that you made with the devil is broken and you can start aging again. If Meloni ever wants to reprise his role in Wet Hot American Summer maybe he can ask his former co-star for her fountain of youth secrets. Oh wait, he already did that.
(via USA Today)