A devastating loss brings Stabler and Benson again collectively on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ Benson additionally will get closure after Stabler left her all these years in the past.
Olivia’s driving within the rain on her option to obtain her award when Fin calls her. She tells him that one thing has come up, and she or he’ll be there as quickly as she will. When she will get to the crime scene, she sees a automotive that’s been burned to bits. The sufferer? Kathy Stabler.
“Liv,” Olivia hears from a distance. When she turns round, she is aware of precisely who it’s. “Elliot,” she says. They stroll towards one another and are each equally surprised after seeing one another for the primary time in 10 years. “They tried to kill Kathy,” he tells her.
Kathy and Elliot had come again to New York to see Liv get her award. They had been dwelling in Italy. Elliot has been working as a global liaison in Rome. Kathy was getting the rental automotive when the bomb went off. Two of his youngsters are on the town with him.
After the explosion, Stabler stops by the squad room. He sees Fin and Rollins interviewing a suspect within the bombing. Stabler desires to go in and speak with him. At first, Benson says no. “Liv, I give you my word I’ll behave,” Stabler guarantees. They go into the room collectively, identical to the outdated days. The suspect says he may hear Kathy moaning. He continues to antagonize Stabler. Before Stabler can throw a punch, Benson steps in.
Afterward, Benson and Stabler struggle over what simply occurred. Nothing has modified. They’re all the time brutally sincere with one another. Stabler quickly finds out that Kathy is awake. Kathy doesn’t bear in mind something about what occurred. “It’s just like the old days… you two together,” Kathy tells Benson and Stabler. “Always so in sync.” She later says what we’ve all been pondering, “You really didn’t talk for 10 years?”
Stabler lastly apologizes for what occurred earlier. He additionally apologizes to Benson for leaving and never telling her. “Elliot, you were the most, single most important person in my life and you just disappeared,” Olivia tells him. Stabler reveals why he couldn’t inform her. “I was afraid. If i heard your voice, I wouldn’t have been able to leave.”
Kathy goes into cardiac arrest. She stabilizes however Benson later will get a name that Kathy died. Benson rushes to the hospital to see Stabler. She hugs and comforts him in his time of want. Stabler, by no means one to indicate his feelings, cries in Benson’s arms.