On September 22, there will be surprises for the three-part crossover between Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The first-ever three-part crossover between the original and the Special Victims Unit was released by NBC's Law & Order franchise. While the crossover is a significant piece of the franchise's history, the biggest news of the summer was likely more about Kelli Giddish's departure as Amanda Rollins. Other than that, her role is anticipated to start in the first half of Season 24, but I'm less worried about her future.
In the third hour of the crossover event, Rollins seemed to have a simple job: watching over a victim of sex trafficking while in the safe house. Everything went wrong when she and another cop went outside to drive the girl back to the city, and several shooters emerged out of nowhere.
Kelli Giddish shattered her performance as her character realized what was going on and felt all the agony and worry and the episode took long enough to reveal her destiny that plenty of fans were likely to remember that Rollins' final song will be released this season.
Benson was surprised when she learned that her coworker and friend had been shot, but rallied herself enough to stand up for Carisi, who was barely putting his mind to rest while trying to discover what happened. (Kudos to Peter Scanavino for his performance as well, because I discovered something about myself when Carisi cries!) He then composed himself as much as he could to get to the hospital, and the crossover revealed Rollins' destiny at the end.
Luckily, Rollins was alive and was surrounded by flowers, balloons, and a very ecstatic assistant district attorney, who seemed so enthralled to see her. Is it that going into the future that makes me feel better?
I cant imagine that SVU would start out Rollins last season by almost killing her off and/or dealing her another huge blow not too long afterwards! I feel like we can rule out a death by virtue of her getting this hugely dramatic plot and then surviving. Giddish's departure would certainly sabotage the plot, and I don't think fans of the character will need any additional reasons to be angry about Giddish's departure.
Im feeling better about Rollins making a decision for herself that results in her leaving Special Victims. It's unlikely that Peter Scanavino will be able to make a difference in the process.
I could understand her withdrawing from active duty police work for the good of her daughters, as SVU made her decision at the start of Season 23. (She chose to leave after nearly dying due to a gunshot wound in the field, although the actress is ready to return). She already had her tragedy of the season, so im less worried about it.
With new episodes on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET, between Law & Order Season 22 (which will soon explain Kevin Bernard's absence) and Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10 p.m. SVU has already cast a new detective, and a BTS image from Mariska Hargitay proves that the newcomer and Rollins will at least last a while.