Law and Order's Christopher Meloni Addresses Mariska Hargitay Kiss, Benson and Stabler's 'End Game'


Just like fans,  co-hosts  and  can't wait for this week's episode of .

That's because a promo for the  drama's  teased a potential kiss between longtime will-they-won't-they couple Captain Olivia Benson () and Detective Elliot Stabler (). And though he couldn't confirm or deny what goes down during the episode, Christopher did share his thoughts on whether he thinks "Bensler" should and will end up together.

"I think there's a world," he said on the  of . "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." And a kiss could be the exact thing that sets Benson and Stabler down the path to romance.


According to the  star, the episode will see Stabler stop by  after Benson calls in a favor. As for what that favor is? Christopher said, "Just to pick up her son."

But based on the preview's steamy moment, Savannah hilariously noted, "It looks like you picked up something else."

Christopher went on to tease Benson and Stabler's seemingly intimate moment in a , stating how the key to preparing for their close-up shot was all about being professional.

"When you've been friends and co-workers and the kind of relationship that we have," the 61-year-old shared, "you're presented with what the scene's about, and you get in there."


But as he went on to describe, "At least on my part, it was an interesting scene, a delicate scene, a difficult scene, awkward, but that's all good 'cause I think those were all elements that were part of the scene."

Putting a cherry on top of Bensler kiss speculation, the star said that in order to set the mood for the scene, he "popped a breath mint."

Will the pair's 20 years of pining finally pay off? Fans will have to tune in to  tomorrow, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. on NBC to find out.