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Law and Order: SVU viewers not happy after crossover premiere - here's why

Spoilers ahead!


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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
September 25, 2022
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Law and Order: SVU returned to screens with a special crossover premiere event earlier this week which united characters from the original, Organized Crime, and of course, Special Victims Unit series. 

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While fans were compelled by the gripping episode, some were left feeling worried about detective Amanda Rollins' departure storyline. 

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In the third part of the crossover event, viewers watched as [spoiler alert!] Rollins was shot in the torso while monitoring a sex trafficking victim, who was laying low in a safe house. 

Luckily, Rollins survived and appeared to be on the mend in hospital following a surgical operation. Now the question remains as to how Rollins will be written out of the show. Will she suffer serious complications from her injury or will she decide to step back from the force following her near-death experience? 

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Fans took to Twitter to express their worry about Rollins departing from the show with this storyline. One person wrote: "Now I know that this is not the way they are writing Amanda off of the show!" while another added: "This best not be the way Amanda leaves this show!!! #LawAndOrder."

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Fans were left worried for Amanda after the crossover episode

A third commented: "I'm thinking this is how they're going to transition Rollins out and I don't like it," while another tweeted: "This better not be the way @KelliGiddish goes out. #SaveRollins Amanda Rollins better pull through #LawAndOrderSVU."

Actress Kelli Giddish, who has portrayed Amanda in the long-running police procedural since 2011, announced her exit from the show last month. 

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: "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. 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.

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Kelli Giddish announced her departure from the show last month

"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."

She then thanked creator Dick Wolf, as well as Mariska Hargitay and her other co-stars, before concluding her statement: "I'm so excited to take all the things I have learned in my time on SVU and put them toward everything that's next to come."

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