Plans for two “prominent” Law & Order: SVU the alums to return in next month’s finale were suppressed when the coronavirus pandemic ended season 21. TVLine can now reveal the pair’s identities.
Last month, showrunner Warren Leight confirmed that production had been halted before the end of the last four episodes of the season. He then revealed that the last of these four episodes, aka the finale, would have featured “the return of two important characters from previous seasons,” adding: “We are sorry we were unable to do this episode. “
When the news broke a few days later, the MVP of the franchise Christopher Meloni had signed an agreement to resume his role as signature of Elliot Stabler in a series derived from NBC, fans naturally speculated that he was probably the one of the two veterinarians who were to return (perhaps to prepare the ground) for the new series). Although Leigh has overturned this theory on social media, the EP now tells TVLine exclusively that the speculation was not so far away.
“We were hoping to bring [Stabler]The child’s troubled wife and son – in part to delay his return, “said Leight. Leight definitely refers to Kathy Stabler, played by Isabel Gillies; It is unknown if he wanted to bring back Dickie, who is now in his mid-twenties, or Elliot Jr., who would be a teenager. (Our money is on Dickie, who has always been a kind of mess.)
Also uncertain: whether the return of the duo will be integrated into one of the episodes of next season. In the meantime, as Leight has already hinted, episode 20 will now serve as the final finale of the makeshift season (aired on April 23), and it will be “strangely good in this slot machine,” a- he noted, because he has “many perps return performance and [victims] we met this season. “