Sure, Christopher Meloni makes a pretty good argument for why Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler never got together. Maybe the magic would have been lost. Maybe they would end up breaking up and breaking all of our hearts in the process. Maybe they would have realized that workplace romance is super sexy in theory, but not in practice. Or maybe that's just us...
Like all true Law and Order: SVU fans, we're still hoping that somehow Elliot will come back, snatch Captain Olivia up in his great, big, tattooed arms, and whisk her away in a squad car to paradise - or maybe just the Hamptons. Girl needs a break. Until that dream comes true, (we're looking at you SVU writers) here are 14 precious moments of Chris and Mariska, giving us a glimpse at just how happy our favorite detectives could be.
1. Could they be cuter?
2. That answer is no.
3. #Partners4Life, you guys.
4. The red carpet has never been more adorable.
5. Except maybe this time.
6. And this time.
7. These are their stories. And they're hilarious.
8. Snuggles. Because Elliot would NEVER let Olivia be cold on his watch.
9. They birthday throwback each other on Instagram, people!
10. Nothing, not time, distance, or space, could keep them apart.
11. Mariska documented their recent hang out together and used the hashtag #Hargoatee.
12. And Christopher Meloni did the same. Because their bond is that strong.
13. You guys.
14. Olivia and Elliot 5ever.
And be sure to tune in Thursday March 31st at 8/7c to catch Christopher Meloni on Inside the Actors Studio.