Law and Order SVU: Ways to bring back Elliot Stabler
Law and Order SVU has been on TV for some time. For most of the show, the two leading people were Mariska Hargitay and Elliot Stabler. Hargitay has stayed on the show and promoted to a higher level. Unfortunately, Stabler’s run on the show ended in after season 12. He figured he would be able to make it on his own, without the show.
It seems that isn’t the case. Since Stabler had left Law and Order, he has not done anything of relevance. He had a few guest roles and a few failed TV shows. Since he hasn’t done anything and it seems that SVU will only be around for a few years, I don’t see a problem with the producers bringing him back. Personally, I have not watched an episode since he left. It’s because I feel the two people who they got to replace him have not done great. However, the problem facing Dick Wolf is how to bring him back into the fold.
I feel there is several ways you can easily write him back into the show. Before they can do that, they would need to figure out if it will be a one episode thing or a recurring role. One way you can bring him back is that there is an old case that comes up. They would have to pick one that causes so many problems that Olivia needs to call in back up. Another way you can bring him back is by having Benson admit that she has seen someone. Finally, the last way you can bring him back is that he had a change of heart and decided to come back. If you recall when he left after season 12, it left the door open for his return. They never “killed him off,” so there is room to bring him back.Follow @jon_blayne