Femslash Friday: Olivia Benson/Alex Cabot - The Toast
My introduction into the Law and Order: SVU universe was a moment of true serendipity. moment when I saw a story pairing Alex Cabot and Olivia Benson ( A/O). . This is the beauty of subtext: fans can interpret relationships in whatever . Alexandra "Alex" Cabot was an Assistant District Attorney on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was also a primary character in the mid-season. ADA Alex Cabot and Detective Olivia Benson had worked together for 12 long years. They both had many failed relationships. The reason why.
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.
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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. In this episode, Stephanie March is added to the season opening credits as a series regular though only in episodes in which she appears. In that same episode, Paxton returns to give Cabot some "much needed advice" that helps her win the case.
The witness was herself raped in the Congo, and Cabot works to help her get asylumas well as trying the rape case, which then becomes a murder case after the victim dies from an infection caused by injuries sustained during the rape. Cabot succeeds in getting the rapist convicted and gets the witness a visa that would allow her to remain in the United States without fear of being deported.
However, the case affects both the witness and Cabot; the witness decides to return to the Congo to help rape victims there, while Cabot decides to take a leave of absence and joins the prosecutor's office of the International Criminal Courtwhich prosecutes sex crimes and other human-rights abuses in areas such as the Congo. Special Victims Unit for the show's 13th season. She is the lead prosecutor in a rape case against Roberto DiStasio Franco Neroa diplomat in the running to become Italy's next prime minister.
Cabot fights Cutter, however, and the case does make it to trial, with mixed results; the jury finds the defendant guilty of unlawful imprisonmentbut are deadlocked on the rape charge. They arrest former professional quarterback Jake Stanton Treat Williamsand both Cabot and Benson seek to make an example out of him, but Cabot is unexpectedly forced to face off with defense attorney Bayard Ellis Andre Braugher at trial, after Benson tells Stanton's wife to call him.
After the case takes a turn for the worse, Cabot berates Benson after court when Benson defends Stanton. Cabot implies she knows Benson had something to do with Ellis defending Stanton. Cabot ultimately loses the case after the jury finds Stanton not guilty due to mental instability caused by the numerous concussions he suffered during his career.
The character makes her final appearance in the season in "Learning Curve", in which she helps the investigation of sexual abuse in an exclusive preparatory school. At this point, she has retired from the D. In SVU's latest case, a woman named Jules Hunter Sarah Wilson and her four-year-old daughter Ruby have gone missing, and the detectives find evidence of their apparent murders in Jules' car. Benson is forced to reduce the charges against Nick to assault, and he makes bail.
He then sues the department and the D. I'm ready for seconds" Alex chuckled "Your so silly babe, you made me feel unbelievably amazing! Olivia held Alex in her arms so close to her, keeping eachother warm. Olivia then jumped up. Oh it's going to be midnight" Alex said.
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I have to go. We have the big case tomorrow morning. Please stay with me. We not allowed to date or be together. I should go home. Everything will be fine. I mean that's what I want anyway. I don't want to leave you for a second gorgeous girl.
I'm afraid I'll wake up and then realize it was all just a dream. Alex woke the next morning. She kissed Olivia on the forehead. I'm right here and would you look at that, I'm still naked.
That quickly woke Olivia up. What do you know, so am I!Alex/Olivia Scene from "Scorched Earth" Law & Order SVU
We have an hour before we have to be at work. Always wanted to see you dripping wet" "Hahaha oh Liv, you saw enough of that last night! Knowing they didn't have time for much playing.
They had to be at work in less then an hour.
I need fresh clothes and we can't ride to work together. Olivia arrived to the precinct before Alex. You have a good night? Your mood is different. You get laid Liv? Who's the lucky guy? This conversation is over. The two womens eyes locked for just a second but Elliot cought it. Did you two go out and scope some guys last night? I know when something is up. It didn't seem like nothing. Elliot is already catching on.
He doesn't know your gay right? You guys have always had a thing for each other haven't you? That's probably the reason it never went anywhere with you two.
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I'll talk to you later. You guys going to hook up with more guys tonight? He was joking and didn't expect Liv to blurt it out. Are you happy now? You just picked him up at some bar? El just drop it. It's just I didn't sleep with a guy last night. And this morning that look She didn't know what to say.
She knew she had to tell him but she all of a sudden got embarassed. Oh no Liv, that's against the rules. Just be careful Liv. I didn't even know either of you were I told her I would tell you about us though.
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I really do love her. She's not anything like she is at work. She's an amazing woman. You both came in happy today but I guess that could be from the great lesbian sex you had.
I really did tell him. Knocking at the door. I got takeout" Alex ran to the door and looked past the food to throw her arms around Olivia and give her a big kiss. Why do you think I'm here? Is it okay that I just dropped by like this? I am so happy you are here! Olivia knew Alex's favrotie food and brought it to her.