RELATED STORIES Plans for two “famous” Law & & Order: SVU alums to return in following month’s ending were junked when the coronavirus pandemic brought an early stop to Season 21. TVLine can currently expose both’s identifications.
Last month, showrunner Warren Leight verified that manufacturing was shut down prior to completion of this period’s last 4 episodes. He after that revealed that the last of those four episodes, also known as the ending, would certainly have featured “the return of two famous personalities from earlier seasons,” adding, “We’re sorry not to get to make that episode.”
When news damaged days later on that franchise MVP Christopher Meloni had tattooed a bargain to reprise his trademark role of Elliot Stabler in an offshoot series at NBC, followers normally guessed that he was most likely one of the two vets slated to return (possibly to establish the phase for the new series). Although Leigh rejected that theory on social media, the EP now informs TVLine specifically that the conjecture was not that away.
“We were wanting to restore [Stabler]’s partner and struggling boy– partially to tee up his return,” Leight shares. Leight is absolutely describing Kathy Stabler, played by Isabel Gillies; whether he implied to bring back Dickie, who ‘d currently remain in his mid-20s, or Elliot Jr., who ‘d be a teen, is unclear. (Our cash’s on Dickie, who was constantly type of a mess.)
Also vague: whether the duo’s return will be folded right into among following period’s episodes. In the meantime, as Leight formerly hinted, Episode 20 will certainly now act as the new, makeshift period ending (airing April 23), and it will certainly be “strangely fine because port,” he kept in mind, since it boasts “return performances from lots of perps and [sufferers] we’ve fulfilled this period.”