Mariska Hargitay Confirms Return to Law & Order: SVU

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Could you imagine Law & Order: SVU without Mariska Hargitay? No?

Good. You won't have to.

The actress confirmed via Twitter today that she has signed a contract with the NBC drama to return in the fall, writing simply:

"Happy weekend. It's official. Season 15 -- I'LL BE BACK!"

Two Trials, One Murder

Hargitay is television's highest-paid actress, but her status remained unclear when NBC renewed the series a couple weeks ago. Hence the scene that closed Season 14 last Wednesday, when the credits rolled immediately after a gun was pointed at Olivia's head.

Viewers can now breathe a sigh of spoiled relief, however: the beloved detective will live.

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What is the fascination about this grisly show? I stopped watching it and the Law and Orders (because if you really know how your just system worked you wouldn't watch either) about 12 seasons ago. Law & Order: HWSPLUATIPIPSWKLGITPE How We Screw People's Lives Up And Throw Them In Prison So We Keep Looking Good In The Public's Eye! Do some research on how many innocent people are in Prison Google: prosecutorial and also wrongful incarcerations/ executions in this country - Don't tell me that that is an occupational hazard that some people fall through the cracks! Easy for people to say that when their ASS isn't in the hot seat.
There should not be ONE innocent person in Prison, yet, these Law & Order Folks create legislation to prevent the innocent from getting out. You'll be horrified.

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she going to have a Gun underneath her pillow and shoot him

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I never though about it that way. That would be a BIG twist.

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DOUBLE SPOILER!!! Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) obviously survived the attack on the season finale in season 14; episode 24: "Her Negotiation", but remember when back the first season that her Olivia mentioned that her mother was raped and was pregnant Olivia... Well, sorry to spoil everything, but it is possible that could happen to Benson; it's a 50/50 chance that Olivia's soon-to-be baby maybe Cassidy or serial rapist.

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SPOILER ALERT!!! So Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) obviously survived the attack on the season finale in season 14; episode 24: "Her Negotiation" since she signed on season 15. HONESTLY... If Mariska Hargitay would ever leave the series, I would more than likely only watch the reruns on USA Network & MyNetwork TV because she is the heart of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Now, I wish Christopher Meloni (Elliot Stabler) would sign on for a couple of episodes. It would be amazing.