Where did Elliot Stabler go?

Stabler appears in the Season 22 episode “Return of the Prodigal Son”, having been absent from the series for 10 years. It is revealed that, after quitting the SVU, Stabler got a job as the NYPD’s liaison in Rome, going after terrorists and organized crime.

Why did Detective Stabler quit?

In an interview with The New York Post in July 2020, Meloni also revealed that he left SVU simply because he wanted “new adventures.” As fans remember, Stabler, who was married with five kids, left the series after retiring from the police force following a self-defense shooting in the season 12 finale.

Why is Stabler not in season 13 of SVU?

In real life, actor Meloni left the drama due to a dispute over pay which meant him leaving in between seasons 12 and 13. So he was never given a real exit on the show, just the aftermath of what happened in the series 12 finale.

Why was Stabler suspended on organized crime?

In the first few moments of the episode, we learn Stabler has been suspended by the NYPD pending an internal investigation after his involvement and behavior in the show’s last arc, when he was trying to bring the man suspected to be behind his wife’s murder, Richard Wheatley, to some sort of justice after a mistrial.

Why did Christopher Meloni leave?

How did they write off Elliot Stabler?

The writers of SVU wrote off Meloni’s character in the first episode of Season 13, “Scorched Earth.” In the Season 12 finale, a lethal shootout took place in the squad room, during which Stabler shot and killed a young woman who had already managed to kill two others in the room. She died in his arms.

Did Elliot and Kathy get divorced?

After 20 years of marriage, Kathy filed for separation and moved herself and the kids to live at her mother’s (SVU: “Doubt”). Kathy eventually filed for divorce (SVU: “Raw”), but Elliot had not signed the divorce papers, because he had them at home.

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