Choosing to be optimistic, Stabler tells her, “And what if things work out?” But between taking down a gang and worrying about her son’s safety, Benson isn’t in the place to begin a romantic relationship—especially with her close friend.
The episode ends with her turning Stabler down, stating, “Elliot, I’m not ready for this.”
But fear not “Bensler” shippers, as Meloni revealed on the Jan. 25 episode of Today that he thinks the couple will end up together…eventually.
“I think there’s a world,” the 61-year-old stated. “I used to not, but I think we’re all trying to still figure out what the exact steps are and what that endgame is.”
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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