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Stephanie March talks about the possibility of an Alex/Olivia romance Olivia Benson and Stephanie March's character ADA Alexandra Cabot on First, when asked whether Alex Cabot is returning in a relationship or not. Olivia Benson wouldn't like that but Olivia Benson isn't the boss of Has a deeply adversarial history with Alex Cabot, so probably she is homophobic. fan -created deeply implied romantic relationship with Olivia Benson. moment when I saw a story pairing Alex Cabot and Olivia Benson (A/O). . implies a past relationship between Alex Cabot and a New Jersey ADA (" Execution").
The appointment is for a trial period of one year, with the option to apply for legal adoption at the end of that period. Benson blames herself for not checking Munson for weapons before leaving him alone with Dodds. The investigation was dropped in "Mood". In "No Good Reason", she brings Benson to family court, accusing her of being an unfit parent; the case is dismissed, but Benson agrees that it's in Noah's best interest that they stop fighting.
In "Unintended Consequences", Benson lets her visit and spend time with Noah. At the end of "Intent", she gets a call from Sheila telling her that Noah had been kidnapped in the mall. Benson goes to Sheila's cabin in Franconia, New Hampshire to rescue Noah, where Sheila attacks her; Benson manages to subdue and arrest her, however, and takes Noah back home with her. Benson is forced to kill a suspect on three separate occasions during her tenure on the show: Also, in Season 6's "Rage", she shoots and wounds serial killer Gordon Rickett Matthew Modine to prevent Stabler from killing him in cold blood.
Relationships[ edit ] Hargitay has characterized Benson and Stabler's relationship as "very complicated". Sometimes it's very much like brother and sister, and I think the reason that they're so close is that they share a passion for their jobs and for the people.
They have a mutual respect for one another. I think that the average lifespan of an SVU detective is four years because of the difficulty and stress involved. They've been doing it for longer than that, so they feel like they're in their own world almost. There's also sexual chemistry between them, it's so loaded and layered. People ask me if they'll ever get together—and people want that, and sometimes I think even Olivia wants that—but I don't think that will ever happen.
I'm negotiating [with him to drop the gun]. It was a painful, high-stakes scene. Elliot and I have to admit what we mean to each other He is everything that [my character] Olivia has. So this was where we really got that to pay off. While Stabler has yet to appear again in the series, Benson frequently mentions him in both a professional and personal context; she tells the squad's newer detectives what Stabler would do in a given situation, and says more than once that she is "getting over someone".
In the episode "Closure", Benson refers to it as a drunken one-night stand. It is implied that the relationship continued based on comments in the episode " Disrobed ". Cassidy leaves the precinct at the end of that episode. In the season 5 episode "Lowdown", it is revealed Benson had a relationship with a murder victim who turned out to be gay and HIV positive. In the season 9 episode "Closet", the SVU squad are surprised to find out that Benson has been in a relationship with journalist Kurt Moss Bill Pullman for several months.
It comes out only because Internal Affairs is investigating Benson and Stabler in a case in which the department accidentally outed a professional football player.
By the end of the episode, she breaks up with Moss. While Benson has only been portrayed in relationships with men, she has, according to lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen. We know that people are into the Alex-Olivia thing. All the codes are in there. Hargitay has said that Connick, who is a friend of hers, improved the show to a more romantic advanced stance.
I think Olivia couldn't have asked for a better companion to take her through a new stage in her life and career.
In the episode "Hunting Ground", she decides to take it slow with Haden, claiming she needs time to see if their relationship will last. That night, they end up sleeping together in her apartment. This makes her late for a case, which is frowned upon in the NYPD.
In the season 14 premiere, Benson shares a kiss with Cassidy after she tells him she is not the same person from 13 years before, when they had a brief sexual relationship. Later that season, in the episode "Undercover Blue", it is revealed that Cassidy and Benson had been seeing each other for quite some time. Their relationship hits a rough patch in the episode when Cassidy is accused of rape, which results in their relationship becoming public.
The charges against Cassidy are later dropped when the SVU detectives discover that he was being set up. In season 15, Benson stays with Cassidy as she recovers from her imprisonment by a serial rapist. A few months after she returns to work, they get a new apartment together. They break up in the episode "Downloaded Child", however. Upon the conclusion of their joint operation, the two share drinks before Benson returns to New York. It is suggested throughout season 17 that Benson is in a relationship with Capt.
In "Manhattan Transfer", they are forced to confirm their relationship when Tucker is accused — by his own cousin, a priest — of being complicit with a sex trafficking ring that has ties to Vice and the Catholic Church. Tucker is eventually cleared, and he continues his relationship with Benson. In season 18, Tucker tries to convince Benson to retire with him, though at the conclusion of the episode "Next Chapter", Benson realizes she is not ready to do so, as being a cop is part of who she is.
As a result, Benson breaks it off with Tucker at the end of the episode "Chasing Theo". Sexual assault storylines[ edit ] In the season 9 episode "Undercover", Benson poses as an inmate in a women's prison to investigate an alleged rape by a corrections officer. While there, the corrections officer in question, Captain Lowell Harris Johnny Messnerattacks her and attempts to force her to perform oral sex on him.
Later, Benson helps convict the rapist by questioning his earlier victim about distinguishing features on his penis, prompting the victim to recall a mole on it, which Benson later explains to Warner that she had also seen. When Warner asks Benson if she had been raped, she replies, "It was the closest I've ever come. She is attending group therapy, something she has not shared with anyone but Tutuola.
In the episode "PTSD," while investigating the rape of a Marineshe is pushed against a wall while trying to break up a fight between a suspected rapist and another Marine. She subsequently breaks up the fight by holding her weapon to the back of the suspect's head. In the season 11 episode "Perverted," Benson becomes the prime suspect in the sexual mutilation and murder of a biker gang member.
As more evidence is found linking her to the crime, an Internal Affairs detective insinuates that she may have committed it while suffering from a flashback to the assault. The other detectives eventually discover that Benson has been framed by a man she sent to prison years earlier. Olivia shows her concern for the blonde, who has been thrown to the wolves during a press conference. Here is where we see the first "true" moment of touching between the two women. Olivia pats Alex on the back and smiles as she says, "Congratulations!
Chasing the Demons Towards the middle of the second season, we can see that there is a comfortable ease between the two women.
Olivia can be seen pouring Alex's tea in the squad room as they stand close to each other. In Cragen's office, while Alex is sitting in a chair listening to the evidence, Olivia stands next to her and leans against the back of Alex's chair. When Olivia visits Alex's office, she leans across the desk and offers a quick eye shag. Outside of the Grand Jury room, Alex and Olivia can be seen sharing a small bench. Although their knees are pointed in different directions, they are sitting as close to each other as possible and the bench is not that small.
Alex looks intently at Olivia as Olivia reads the indictment. Things get even better in "Paranoia. When cops suspected of running drugs are linked to Karen's rape, Alex visits Karen at her home and tries to convince her to press charges.
When she fails, Alex threatens her with obstruction charges. Near the end of the episode, Olivia attempts to convince Alex to drop the rape charges. It has been revealed that Karen is an Internal Affairs informant and prosecuting her rapist would expose her. They are walking outside, very close together. Olivia reminds Alex that the dirty cops will serve more time on drug running charges than the rape.
Alex is bundled up in coat and scarf, while our brunette detective has her jacket open wide: Don't ask me to let them walk on a rape. Do you think I want to? Alex promises to discuss it with her bosses. I tell you, love, or hot sex, wins out every time. The subtext between our favorite ADA and detective continues in small doses through Season Two as the relationship builds. We see lingering gazes in "Secrets," "Countdown," and "Folly.
Season Three can also be referred to as the Season of the Butch. Olivia's hair has been cut even shorter and has given up the neon shirts and turtlenecks in favor of the tight-fitting, layered look. It is my opinion that a certain ADA with better fashion sense has been selecting Olivia's duds. Her Hot Cop swagger seems more pronounced, and she is a little more aggressive with the perps "Inheritance.Alex Cabot & Olivia Benson - A moment like this
An even more butchified Olivia is concerned when bodies associated with some of her past cases start turning up. Feelings of guilt ensue when she determines the culprit to be a parolee wrongly convicted, in part, on her testimony. Convinced that this man is now stalking her after seeing him outside of a bar, Olivia goes to Alex in search of assistance.
When Alex is unable to help her, Olivia becomes irate. Olivia paces madly around Alex's office while Alex sits calmly at her desk, her blouse casually unbuttoned, and explains her reasoning to the brunette: How many drinks did you have?
Olivia, the system made a mistake before, now everything we do is under a microscope. Alex looks up in a "Shit! I bet I just screwed up anything we might have had" look as Olivia storms out of the office. Making up after this would be something to see. If they aren't sleeping together yet, it is obvious that they soon will be. When trying to decide whether or not to pick up a suspect, there is an intense gaze between the detective and the ADA.
Maria is a witness on the run. She saw her boyfriend, Fredo, murder a drug seller and then her youngest son. The SVU squad tries to keep Maria and her surviving son protected. After eluding her protectors, Maria is found standing over a wounded Fredo, gun in hand. When Alex and Olivia meet outside of the interrogation room with Cragen, they begin discussing whether Maria should be charged with shooting Fredo. Whatever personal space that previously existed between the two disappears as they get into each other's face and begin to raise their voices: This isn't about revenge, Alex.
Fredo's gun was two rooms away. The added emphasis on each woman's name shows an emotional element added to the argument. The look Olivia gives Alex after Cragen ends the fight is along the lines of "Don't bother with dinner tonight, I won't be there.
Love is in the air in "Prodigy," especially when Alex plops a file onto Olivia's desk and says, "You owe me. Overtly checking Alex out, Olivia asks for more information on a suspect.
A few bats of her eyelashes later, Olivia watches as Alex heads out to track down a Juvenile Crimes Prosecutor. Yep, I think they have made up from their fight in the previous episode. More importantly, does Olivia know about it?
Alex returns Olivia's attention with an adoring gaze of her own. When it appears that Joe, the victim's co-worker, is responsible, Alex gets the appropriate warrants and his apartment is searched. As the detectives are going over a small chest filled with illicit material, Alex seems to take an interest in Joe's porn collection. Olivia is a VERY lucky woman.
Alex plays off this interest in an attempt to charge Joe with disseminating pornographic material to fellow sex-offenders. When Alex gets the guilty verdict, she meets Olivia and Elliot at the railing. As Olivia and Alex approach each other, they both reach out their fingers as if they were about to hold hands before remembering where they are standing.
There is an overt display of eye-shagging as they stand there discussing the case. When Alex turns to leave, Olivia gives Elliot a "Later, dude! Yep, a victory in court means loving over lunch! Alex, working diligently to prosecute a child molester, finally persuades the victim to testify before the Grand Jury. In the middle of the night, Alex receives a phone call telling her that Sam, the teenaged victim, has attempted suicide, leaving him in a vegetative state.
Throwing on whatever clothes appear to be handy, an obviously distraught Alex arrives at the hospital only to be verbally, and almost physically, attacked by Sam's mother. As Elliot restrains Linda Cavanaugh, Sam's mother, Olivia wraps her arms around Alex, shielding her protectively and then guiding her out of the hospital. This case marks a change in ADA Cabot.
When a disheveled Alex is refused a search warrant from Petrovsky, she returns to the squad room filled with desperation which evolves into full-blown anger. Her furious "Make her care! Alex has failed in her attempts to protect Sam and she takes her pain out on the one she loves. She continues her tirade, berating the entire squad: You work for me, at MY discretion. When Alex realizes that she has lost control with the squad and tells Cragen that his squad has done everything they can, she leaves the department.
Olivia, with a look of concern on her face, watches as Alex walks out. Alex later calls Olivia and asks the detectives to meet her at Sam's apartment to perform a search. Believing that their ADA had secured a valid warrant, the two detectives meet Alex and wait as she speaks to Linda Cavanaugh. When Alex is standing in the doorway of Sam's apartment and stops Linda from slamming the door shut, notice the red mouth-shaped markings at the base of her throat.
How on earth did those get there? Did Olivia offer some personal consolation at lunch? Alex takes one side of the doorway and Olivia takes the other leaving mere inches between the two of them. When Olivia asks Alex about restrictions on the warrant, she looks the blonde up and down.
Alex repeats the gesture when she answers that there are no limits on the search. Alex gets the perp as well as an ass-chewing from a disgruntled Petrovsky. At the end of the episode, when Alex is faux-apologizing to the detectives and walks away, Olivia's eyes make a beeline for Alex's ass. And who wants to guess that as soon as Liv finds out that Alex has been suspended for a month she rushes to Cragen with immediate vacation requests?
Damage Control Something obviously happened to advance the relationship during Alex's month-long suspension, and it appears that Captain Cragen has caught on. In "Justice," all of the detectives are sitting in the squad room trying to come up with potential suspects in a teenaged girl's murder.
When Olivia offers to "go and have Cabot check with the DA's list," Cragen immediately says he will handle it himself. Someone must have filled him in with the lunch-time loving between his detective and the ADA. My bet is a still pissed-off Petrovsky.
Later they are all gathered around the desks. Alex is again violating all personal space laws as she sits on a desk right next to a standing Olivia. When she decides to get Olivia's opinion on whether Judge Thornburg molested his step daughter the teen victimAlex slips and call her "Liv. Both women begin to wear specific pieces of jewelry.
Alex wears a necklace, Olivia sports a ring on her right hand and a similar necklace off and on. These pieces of jewelry have become a topic of debate on several fan forums.
Do these pieces signify a commitment between the two or are the appearances simply coincidence? We also see Alex and Olivia engaging in more arguments. There is a three-episode arc early in the season that can be interpreted as a rift in the lovers' relationship: Olivia is seen wearing The Ring for the first time.
A gift from Alex? And how HoYaytastic is Olivia's table slam of the female perp? When Sunday morning casual Alex shows up at Rikers, it looks as if she is wearing Olivia's belt.
I had to double check to make sure there wasn't a gun and some cuffs attached. I envision Alex and Olivia, both intensely passionate women, to be entangled in a break-up to make-up cycle. This particular argument is different. She goes so far as to claim that their zeal to catch a rapist cost a protected witness his life. Additionally, we see more foreshadowing into Alex's fate with the appearance of U. In "Angels," we see that The Break-Up continues when Alex, wearing a come-fuck-me red dress, is interrupted at dinner by Olivia and Elliot.
The detectives are there to convince the ADA to help them obtain an Order of Removal for a suspect's children. As she is showing Alex the evidence they have uncovered, Olivia is stunned to see defense attorney Trevor Langan appear at the table.
It would seem that he is Alex's date for the evening: Looks like Alex is dining with the enemy. There is no denying the pissed-off glare Olivia shoots Alex as she takes back her documentation. Red Silk Following the argument in "Disappearing Acts" and the discovery of Alex dining with Trevor in "Angels," we see that Alex and Olivia are much warmer toward each other. A beautiful cop in dress blues should be enough to soothe any falling-out. And in "Dolls," where Olivia briefly appears decked out in full uniform, it appears to have worked.
After they bring in the suspect, Alex and Olivia engage in a little eye-shagging. If they haven't already made up, they are well on their way. Uniform "Waste" gives us the first appearance of The Necklace on Alex. Olivia can be seen wearing a similar necklace in early Season Five. Much has been made about the necklace in online discussions. Is this a make-up gift from Olivia? Is it a coincidence that Alex begins wearing it after the difficulties in their relationship?
I don't think so. Alex and Olivia are standing in the hallway outside of the courtroom when Trevor, who is the opposing counsel in the ADA's current case, approaches and hands Alex a witness notification. It would appear that a wealthy witness, who had claimed to be too ill to testify for the prosecution, has suddenly become well enough to testify for the defense. Olivia reads the information over Alex's shoulder, then turns directly toward the blonde and gives her an amused look.
In the interrogation room, Alex sits at the table while Olivia stands right next to her, again invading her personal space. At the very end of the episode, Alex, Olivia and Elliot are discussing the importance of umbilical cord blood in stem cell therapy.
Alex and Olivia engage in a subtle exchange of eye shags and then Alex actually turns toward Olivia making this a very obvious display of affection. In "Rotten," Olivia catches a case that leads to the discovery of cops killing drug dealers.
After being officially ordered to drop the case, but unofficially instructed by Cragen to continue the investigation under wraps, Olivia calls Alex to the squad room in the middle of the night: What could not wait until tomorrow morning? I need a wire tap. Alex continues to look at the detective intensely. Why are you still working this? YOU are the one who told me to come to you if I had anything new. And how cute is it to see Alex and Olivia on one side of a large conference table with Trevor and Bad Cop Cooper on the other?
The Crossing "Fallacy" is also at the top of my HoYaytastic episodes list. Alex stands close to Olivia when discussing whether to press charges against their suspect, Cheryl Avery. Cheryl is a pre-operative transsexual who killed her boyfriend's brother when she feared he would disclose her secret to a party crowd. The case of Cheryl Avery has been a bonding experience for the women. When Olivia makes her first visit to Alex's office, Alex stretches her back and neck in a very sensual way.
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There is an obvious level of comfort between the two women. Alex is even more conflicted between conscience and duty, even going so far as to try and drop the case. She wants justice for the murder victim, but admits to having more than an appropriate amount of sympathy toward the defendant. The ADA even goes so far as to meet Cheryl without defense counsel to persuade her to take a previously offered deal.
When Cheryl accepts the deal, she is horrified to find out that she will be housed in a male facility. After the plea agreement is vacated, with assistance from the ADA, Cheryl is found guilty and returned to the male prison. Alex is unhappy with the verdict and a concerned Olivia watches as Alex dodges out of court. Olivia drops by Alex's office later that night.
You wanna grab a drink?