Two stars who formed a popular cop team for 12 seasons on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” got back together for the holidays and posted a selfie in honor of the occasion. Christopher Meloni, who played Elliot Stabler on the popular procedural before leaving the show in 2011, and Mariska Hargitay, who remains a fixture on the program as Olivia Benson, appear to be enjoying the reunion in the photo, which was posted to Instagram by Meloni.
The post includes the caption “Friends at Xmas.”
EW.com reports that Hargitay reposted the shot using a variety of hashtags: “#ChrisMas #ChrisKringle #AVeryBenslerChristmas #TheChrisWhoStoleChristmas #HomeMeloni #HolidayClassics #BenslerTogether.”
The photo may be encouraging to fans of the show who are holding out hope for a return by Meloni. EW notes: “He admitted in March he’d be interested in participating in the show’s conclusion whenever it happens, but acknowledged outside forces would need to help make that happen.”
Here’s the new selfie …