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.”
“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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