Why law and order: SVU’s tragic crossover return actually made me less nervous about Season 24’s goodbye to Rollins


Why law and order: SVU’s tragic crossover return actually made me less nervous about Season 24's goodbye to Rollins

There are spoilers ahead for the three-part crossover Law & Order, Law & Order: SVUAnd Law & Order: Organized CrimeSeptember 22, 2002 

The shows of NBC’s Law & OrderFranchise returned with their The first ever, three-part crossoverThat brought together characters of the original. Organized Crime… and of course Special Victims Unit. While the crossover is an important deal for the franchise’s brand, the main news of summer was more about the The upcoming departure Kelli GiddishAs Amanda Rollins. Little is confirmed about how Rollins will be written out other than that it’s expected in the first half of Season 24, but after the violent and upsetting premiere, I actually feel a lot less nervous about her future.

Rollins’ episode was so violent and disturbing in the third hour. Rollins seemed to have an easy task: she watched over a victim of sexual trafficking while she was in the safe house. When she and another officer went outside to take the girl back into the city, several gunmen appeared out of nowhere. Rollins did all she could to protect the young girl NicoleShe was in trouble and was shot in her torso. 

Kelli Giddish crushed her performance as her character realized what was happening and felt all the pain and fear… and the episode took long enough to reveal her fate that plenty of fans were probably remembering that Rollins’ swan song is happening this season. 

BensonAlthough she was horrified to hear that her friend had been shot, she pulled herself together and went to the rescue. CarisiHe was unable to contain his panic, and he wasn’t really able to hold back his tears as he tried to figure out what had happened. (Kudos to Peter ScanavinoHe performed well because I found out something about me: Carisi can cry when she cries. He then composed himself as much as he could to get to the hospital… and then the crossover didn’t reveal Rollins’ fate until nearly the very end. 

Luckily, she was alive and – while not exactly well – surrounded by flowers, balloons, and a very worried assistant district attorney who looked immensely relieved to see her awake. Rollins was almost killed but she survived. Is it any wonder that Rollins feels better about her future after such a terrifying experience? 

Well, I can’t imagine that SVU would start out Rollins’ last season by almost killing her off, and then going on to actually kill her off and/or deal her another heavy blow soon after. Because she got this dramatic twist, and then survived, I believe we can rule out a possible death. This would have sabotaged the storyline. Fans of Giddish won’t need any more reason to be upset about Giddish’s departure.

In fact, this was such a tragic and traumatic twist for Rollins that I’m feeling better about her making a choice for herself that results in her leaving Special Victims. I’m not quite sure what that choice would be, as it ideally would be one that wouldn’t break Carisi’s heart in the process. It is not clear that Peter Scanavino will be leaving. 

While I could understand her wanting to retire from active-duty police work for her daughters’ sake, it would be a similar situation to how SVUWrite KatShe was out at the beginning Season 23. She decided to leave the hospital after almost dying from a gunshot wound received in the field. The actress is open to a return.) Although there are so many options, I don’t believe Rollins will be leaving because of death or some other terrible circumstance. She already had her tragedy of the season, so even though I’m sad that the time is running out before Rollins is gone, I’m less nervous about how it will happen. 

What’s the deal? Law & Order: SVUKelli Giddish will play Amanda Rollins on Season 24, which airs Thursdays at 9 pm. ET, between Law & OrderSeason 22 (which will soon explain Kevin Bernard’s absence) at 8 p.m. and Law & Order: Organized Crime10.30 p.m. SVUIt already Cast a new police detectiveWho will be joining the unit? Mariska Hargitay has a BTS photoIt is evident that Rollins and Rollins will overlap for a bit. You can also return. SVUDays gone by streaming with Peacock Subscription.


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