The vacation season is upon us, and that tends to imply Christmas specials and festive cheer on tv. Regulation & Order: SVU and Regulation & Order: Organized Crime aren’t the merriest exhibits on TV, however the exhibits are crossing over with a vacation twist. Whereas the crossover in all probability isn’t going to be filled with holly and mistletoe and carolers, stars Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni are hyping the SVU/OC crossover for followers.
The celebs didn’t hit social media to submit sneak peeks on the episodes of their exhibits, or drop the juicy spoilers that followers could also be hoping for after a couple of weeks with out new content material, however the photos they posted do the trick to ramp up pleasure for what’s in retailer. Take a look at what Mariska Hargitay selected to hype the crossover that airs on December 9:
Contemplating Benson and Stabler not often discover causes to smile that broadly, it is secure to say that it is a shot of Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni themselves reasonably than a behind-the-scenes shot at them in character for the crossover. It’s undoubtedly good to see them trying so comfortable, although! Even when their characters’ conversations aren’t about heinous crimes, there tends to be rigidity between them since his return.
Plus, Meloni shaved his Eddie Wagner beard! For some followers, that will look like a Christmas reward itself. He posted a picture from the identical outing to hype the crossover, though his pic revealed one other one who was with them: none apart from super-producer and Regulation & Order creator Dick Wolf himself. Have a look:
Did these posts do something apart from reveal the workforce hanging out collectively and reminding that the exhibits return on Thursday? Possibly not, however Hargitay and Meloni posting photographs collectively is perhaps more practical at drawing viewers than in the event that they’d simply posted episode images. Who doesn’t need to think about their characters attending to look comfortable collectively once more?
The chances of a holly jolly Regulation & Order Christmas truthfully aren’t one of the best. The SVU half of the crossover really received’t be as holiday-themed because the OC half, as SVU shall be involved with Richard Wheatley’s trial for the homicide of Kathy Stabler. Plus, Barba shall be on board as Wheatley’s protection legal professional, so there shall be rather a lot occurring that doesn’t concern Christmas.
That’s not the story for Organized Crime, nevertheless. The OC half of the crossover is sort of actually known as “The Christmas Episode” and can function Stabler recruiting Benson and the remainder of the duty drive to search out Eli after he goes lacking. I’m simply hoping that he solely brings Benson in as a result of he trusts her and her expertise as an investigator, and never as a result of they think something heinous that may appeal to the eye of Particular Victims has occurred to him.
The crossover two-parter will really be comprised of the autumn finales of each SVU and OC, so the exhibits shall be heading right into a hiatus for a couple of weeks afterward. Apparently, SVU will air a standalone Christmas-themed episode… however not till the brand new yr. Give Me My Distant studies that SVU will catch a case on Christmas Eve that includes the returns of Donal Logue as Declan Murphy and Ari’el Stachel as Sergeant Khaldun, plus visitor star Jason Biggs as a detective. The episode airs in January.
For now, although, you’ll be able to sit up for the autumn finale crossover between Regulation & Order: SVU and Regulation & Order: Organized Crime on Thursday, December 9 beginning at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. For when these exhibits will return within the new yr (in addition to the premiere of the unique Regulation & Order’s revival), take a look at our 2022 winter and spring premiere schedule.