Months after filming her final Law & Order: SVU episode, Kelli Giddish will return to the procedural. Turns out, Amanda Rollins has some big news to share!
Giddish’s character will appear in SVU‘s upcoming Season 24 finale as well as in the penultimate Season 3 episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime — and Rollins [MAJOR SPOILER ALERT] will be pregnant when we see her again, sources confirm exclusively to TVLine.
NBC declined to comment on Rollins’ reappearance.
In August 2022, Giddish confirmed that she would leave the long-running procedural early into Season 24. “I wanted to address the chatter I’ve seen online and let everyone know that this will, indeed, be my last season on Law & Order: SVU,” she wrote at the time. “Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of the Law & Order family for the last 12 years. There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. She’s grown and changed, and I have as well. I started on this show when I was in my late 20s and I’m grateful I got to spend so many of my adult years with Rollins in my life.”
In the final episode of Giddish’s run as a series regular, Rollins married Assistant District Attorney Dominic “Sonny” Carisi in an impromptu courthouse ceremony attended by their co-workers. She then left her job as a Special Victims Unit detective to take a teaching position at Fordham. (Read a full recap of the episode.) And now it looks like they’re giving Rollins’ daughters Jesse and Billie a sibling!
On a related note: NBC recently renewed Law & Order, SVU and Organized Crime for Seasons 23, 25 and 4, respectively — though Organized Crime‘s fourth season will consist of just 13 episodes.
Are you happy to see Rollins again so soon after Giddish’s departure? Sound off in the comments!
Amazing!!! i have missed her character so much
this is wonderful news.
Very pleased to have her return. She’s an important & irreplaceable character !
I am so glad that Kelli is coming back!! The show hasn’t been the same since she left. The new crew just does not mesh! I hope she stays!
Kelli needs to return full time. That’s the main reason I’ve watched it all these years. Loved this show from the beginning and she should be reinstated for most episodes
When she left she said that she wanted to spend more time with her children. I doubt that she would come back full time because of that. However, maybe she would be willing to be a recurring character that we see in 4-6 episodes per season.
She was let go. Wasn’t her decision.
Those initial reports were not correct.
The original report seems to have been incorrect.
That is an old report which Kelli Giddish refuted herself.
Omg, Kelli Giddish coming back and her character now being PREGNANT is gonna blow up the whole SVU fandom.
I would rather see Kelli on svu, but at this point I won’t be picky!! I’m excited because every svu diehard misses Kelli terribly
Agreed! I’ll take what I can get.
Shea coming back to both SVU and OC for this appearance.
They need to bring her back. Maybe as a PT consultant.
So why leave in the first place?? I like Muncie though not too much the other woman.
Hope she is returning for good but not holding my breath. She is greatly missed and I agree with someone else’s comment the new crew just doesn’t mesh together, especially the new girl they hired to replace her. She is just too abrasive.
The show is SUFFERING without her. Get rid of all the newbies and bring her back. It’s what the fans want.
I agree with you Jane! Yes, those newbies are terrible so get rid of them and bring Kelli BACK!! If they want the show to continue they need to get rid of the newbies!
I am thrilled Amanda is returning to SVU. Better be permanent. Can’t stand Muncy and Velasco 🤮🤮
Yes many people who have been die hard SVU fans forever don’t watch anymore
Muncy is okay. Velasco is okay. But Churlish gotta go. Can’t stand her holier-than-thou attitude. She’s like another Hailey Upton. 🤮🤮
Glad to hear!
I’m so thrilled to have her back. This is such exciting news. Love that she’s pregnant.
Yes Rollins needs to return for good!!!
Absolutely wonderful news . Just has not been the same since Rollins departed.
This is great news 😂
This is great news!!
Definitely looking forward to this episode.
Just an FYI here, in my opinion PLEASE PLEASE GET RID OF THIS CHURLISH PERSON. PLEASE!!!!!!
I really don’t even feel like watching anymore.
Too many changes in the lineup of actors.
BUT PLEASE BE RID OF CHURLISH FOR SEASON 25. Thank you!!!
I so agree about churlish. Couldn’t remember her name. She’s definitely got to go.
Agree about Churlish but couldn’t remember her name since she is quite forgettable. I can’t stand her !!
💯 agree. I can tolerate Muncie but not Churlish.
Love rollins from Day 1..good decision, Kelly
Thank goodness. There are too many new faces to get used to!
YEAH,YEAH SOOOO VERY HAPPY ROLLINS IS COMING BACK, THE CREW IS WONDERFULLY PERFECT TOGETHER!!!!!! MY FAVORITE SHOW IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!
Rollins leaving was a big mistake. Adding 4 new people at one time with Olivia and Finn was a huge mistake! The show has no continuity. Bring Roffie and Kat back.
Im pleased that she’s coming back. We need her fire back in the squad room!!
Yes, I miss her! No one can replace her! If Ice-T goes, then I’m going too! Get Giddish back, whatever it takes!!!!!!
YAAYYYYYY, I hope they don’t “Kathy Stabler” Rollins when she crosses over to OC…..and, whike we’re on the subject of “bringing backs” can the EP’s PLEASE bring back Chief Dodd’s? They sent him to Staten Island before I could see things develop between him and ‘Liv.
Let’s not put out the bad vibes. Obviously I don’t want them to do that to her character either.
Yeah, not trying to put out the bad vibes here either, but what if this is an elaborate way to end the Carisi storyline as well? It would be a MISTAKE but what if she shows up on OC because he’s in peril…
But also, maybe the happy ending Stabler and Benson see happening for Rollins and Carisi (and please let it stay that way) will prompt them to FINALLY “join forces.” 🤞🏻
I am very excited. They are bringing Kelli’s character back! I hope she will be back as a regular next season. I feel like this was a move on NBC’s part to save costs. I was never a huge fan of the show before Rollins came about. I watched her occasion, but not regularly. Once Rollins came about I started watching a lot more. Since she left, I have hardly watched at all. Nothing against the new characters. They are great too. But there is a history with Rollins that is not there yet with the new ones.
It’s about time!! Not the same since she left!!
I would be very happy to see amanda back I don’t even watch the new ones without her
Awesome news!! She should not have ever been cut!!
I think what the fans want should be the most important and we all want Amanda rollins back on the show
I was SO UPSET when I found out that Amanda
Rollins was leaving SVU!! Her character and how she portrayed her was PERFECT! She had issues that a lot of us could relate to.
Family, Gambling, etc…
She was so believable!
I was actually going to try to find Dick Wolf on Instagram to tell him that he made a HUGE MISTAKE by writing her off the show. He doesn’t realize how we get attached
to the characters!! She grew and was finally in a good
Place in her life and she and Carrise ( not sure of the spelling) FINALLY got together! PLEASE KEEP Kelli Giddish
on full time. BRING HER BACK! We also need to see more of Carrise. Now he is another GREAT actor! From his first day at
SVU his character has come such a long way. Ice T and Mariska are phenomenal! I have been with them both since the first day of Law & Order SVU. Now if you want to make us fans really happy you really should get Benson and Stabler into a romantic relationship that’s long overdue!
No, you do not speak for everyone. I’ve been watching since Day One, 538 episodes…people come & people go, like IRL. Deal with it. I’m happy if Kelli comes back; I’m happy if she doesn’t.
Exactly. It is what it is.