February 3, 2023
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Christopher Meloni Teases Steamy Stabler & Benson ‘SVU’ Scene on ‘At the moment’ Present

Regulation & Order: SVU followers are counting down the hours till Thursday’s (January 26) episode, the place they’re hoping one thing will occur between Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her former associate Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).

The thrill began earlier this month in a promo for the January 26 episode that confirmed a short clip of Benson and Stabler virtually nose-to-nose in what appeared like an intimate embrace. Followers have lengthy wished the characters to get collectively, and that is the most important signal but that it’d lastly be taking place.

Meloni remained coy when he appeared on NBC’s At the moment present on Wednesday (January 25), dodging the query and selecting as an alternative to mysteriously stare into the digicam for 30 seconds. The Emmy-nominated finally broke his star and began laughing.

At the moment hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie pushed him on whether or not or not he kissed Hargitay, exhibiting a slowed-down model of the teaser clip. “We’re coworkers; we don’t maintain one another’s faces this manner,” Guthrie joked.

“She wants to inform me one thing that is essential,” Meloni stated, later including, “I used to be simply asking about her magnificence ideas.

When pushed additional, he gulped and acknowledged, “I need my lawyer.”

He did open up about filming the “intimate” episode, revealing that he and Hargitay didn’t do something “too totally different.”

“Once you’ve been mates and colleagues, and, you already know, have the sort of relationship we’ve got, you’re offered with what the scene’s about, and also you get in there,” he defined.

“I’ll say, on my half, it was an attention-grabbing scene, a fragile scene, a tough scene… awkward, however that’s all good,” he continued. “As a result of I feel these have been all components that have been a part of the scene.”

When requested if he did something to “set the temper” earlier than filming the scene, Meloni quipped, “I popped a breath mint.” In fact, this instantly set followers expectations of a kiss.

“He popped a what, did I hear that accurately??!!” wrote one fan on Twitter, whereas one other added, “You popped a breath mint – u don’t suppose I see what ur doing however I do sir!”

Followers must wait till tomorrow night time to search out out what occurs.

Regulation & Order: SVU, Thursdays, 9/8c, NBC