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Ask Ausiello on Chris’ ‘Possible’ Return To SVU
christopher meloni online    October 4, 2012    1 comment

Apparently the reports of Chris’ return to LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT continue to swirl. Someone asked Michael Ausiello at his TVGUIDE Online site whether Chris has any plans on returning. This is what he had to say…more below the cut…..

Question: Any news about Chris Meloni possibly making an appearance on Law & Order: SVU this season? I need him to come back! – Susan
Ausiello: Sad to say, the chances of Stabler making a return to the unit don’t look good. Though Meloni told me he was “open to all possibilities” regarding the long-running procedural, SVU showrunner Warren Leight tells TVLine’s Kimberly Roots, “I don’t know that [Meloni] actually wants to come back,” adding, “I haven’t heard discussion of it from either him or the network.” Leight acknowledges that when the actor’s contract negotiations broke down last year, “Clearly, the separation wasn’t handled well. In an ideal world, if someone who’s been on your show for 12 years is leaving, you arc him out.” Now that some time has passed, “I think everyone, in hindsight, wonders if they could’ve handled that departure differently,” Leight allows. “But it’s hard to imagine an episode that would fix it.”

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In other words what Leight is actually saying is there is no intention of bringing him back as long as Leight is in total denial about Chris’ contribution to the show. This is the exact same attitude Leight has taken towards fans of Chris’ former co-star Diane Neal regarding all the questions about bringing back ADA Casey Novak. Leight it appears seems to feel the need to put his foot in his mouth as far as the way Chris’ departure was handled. Of course he won’t acknowledge the obvious. He has his own ass to cover regarding his pet Danny Pino who is playing the same character he played on Leight’s former CBS show Cold Case, only under another name. So Vanilla Boy is placeholder for Stabler since apparently Amaro is getting the same kind of story Stabler got in terms of his relationship with his wife. Can anyone say redux of Kathy and Elliot? I can. And despite reports to the contrary, it was money and contracts that made Chris take a walk. That and could it be too Chris was fed up with being marginalized? I think so.


CHARACTERS CHRISTOPHER MELONI Det. Elliot Stabler Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TELEVISION


One Response to “Ask Ausiello on Chris’ ‘Possible’ Return To SVU”

  1. Liv says:

    Amen to that!

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