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    19 Of Benson And Stabler's Best Moments From "SVU" That Make My Heart Go "Dun Dun"

    Name a more iconic duo than Olivia and Elliot — I dare you.

    To celebrate the premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime — and, more importantly, the reunion of Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler, which has been a decade in the making — here's a timeline of Stabler and Benson's best moments from the OG SVU:

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    1. When Stabler insisted on keeping a close eye on Benson after a creepy stalker set his sights on her:

    Elliot telling Olivia to flash her lights when she gets inside
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    HE'S SO PROTECTIVE OF HER! AHHHHHH!

    Season 1, Episode 8: "Stalked"

    2. Also, in that same episode, when Stabler sipped from the same cup of OJ as Benson after driving across town in order to give her a ride to work:

    Stabler sipping from the same cup of orange juice as Benson
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    There are no unshared germs between Benson and Stabler.

    Season 1, Episode 8: "Stalked"

    3. When Stabler made this all-too-important vow to Benson after she broke the cardinal rule of coworkers:

    Benson and Stabler having a conversation by their lockers
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    I wish Stabler made this vow to me. I know he's talking about cop partners, but a girl can dream.

    Season 1, Episode 10: "Closure"

    4. When Stabler confided in Benson about Kathy taking the kids and leaving him:

    Stabler confiding in Benson
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    I know these two were at odds with each other during this episode — a "he said, she said" rape case — but that didn't stop Benson from checking in on her friend.

    Season 6, Episode 8: "Doubt"

    5. When Stabler reminded Benson of her worth after a case involving someone who's a product of rape hit too close to home:

    Stabler talking to Benson as she exits the precinct
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    I felt this. On several levels.

    Season 6, Episode 13: "Quarry"

    6. When Benson risked her job — and lost the life of a young child — to save Stabler:

    Stabler and Benson having an emotional conversation in the hospital waiting room.
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    "Look, we both chose each other over the job. We can never let that happen again." THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END! Honestly, their entire exchange is entirely too much; you have to see it for yourself.

    Season 7, Episode 7: "Fault"

    7. When, after the fallout of "Fault" resulted in a partner reassignment, Stabler and Benson were finally reunited as partners:

    Benson and Stabler confirming that they'd give one another their kidneys
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    IT TOOK A SEASON, BUT MOM AND DAD ARE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!

    Season 8, Episode 9: "Choreographed"

    8. When Stabler and Benson finally confirmed that their partnership and friendship were back on solid ground:

    Benson and Stabler having a conversation on his stoop
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    After another hard case — one that hit close to home for Stabler, since he was going through a divorce at the same time that a woman falsely accused her ex-husband of rape — Stabler and Benson finally confirmed that everything was A-OK between them over a late-night bite that Stabler, of course, agreed to pay for.

    Season 8, Episode 11: "Burned"

    9. When Stabler told Benson that he couldn't stay away from the job...or was he talking about HER:

    Stabler stopping by Benson's desk for a quick chat
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    Not even getting knocked out by a junkie could keep Stabler away!

    Season 8, Episode 13: "Loophole"

    10. When the internal affairs evaluator told Cragen that Elliot and Olivia were "too close," but splitting them up would be a mistake:

    The evaluator giving her results to Capt. Craigen
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    WHY MESS WITH A GOOD THING?

    Season 8, Episode 16: "Philadelphia"

    11. When Stabler embraced Benson in a rare hug after she saved a very pregnant Kathy after her car accident:

    Benson rescuing Kathy after her car accident; Benson and Stabler hugging in the hospital waiting room
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    AND Benson helped Kathy give birth in the back of the ambulance. Ugh, this episode had me feeling every single emotion available to my synapses.

    Season 9, Episode 9: "Paternity"

    12. When Benson made the astute remark about Stabler that he was, in fact, a carrot:

    A childhood photo of Stabler dressed as a carrot
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    OK, more so, it was the fact that Benson reached out to Stabler's bipolar mother because he couldn't and they needed to get Kathleen out of jail. The lengths these two have gone to help each other warm the cockles of my heart.

    Season 10, Episode 3: "Swing"

    13. When Benson ended up in this ~precarious~ situation with Stabler:

    Benson and Stabler putting on a lil' hooker ruse
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    Like, I know that scenes before, Benson was convincing Kathy not to leave Stabler, but ya can't stop a girl from shipping!

    Season 10, Episode 7: "Wildlife"

    14. When Stabler cradled Benson after he thought she'd been shot/that he'd lost her:

    Stabler cradling Benson after he thought she'd been shot
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    DICK WOLF, CAN YOU STOP MESSING WITH MY EMOTIONS! ABEG!

    Season 11, Episode 6: "Spooked"

    15. When Stabler took care of Benson when she had the flu:

    Stabler taking care of a very sick Benson
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    "I'm gonna make you some tea." Be still, my beating heart.

    Season 11, Episode 9: "Perverted"

    16. When Stabler braced Benson after child protective services took Calvin away from her/terminated her custody of him:

    Stabler bracing Benson as they remove Calvin from her custody
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    Like, I don't even think either of them realized what Stabler was doing, which just SHOWS how much they got each other's 6.

    Season 12, Episode 10: "Rescue"

    17. When Stabler and Benson shared this sweet embrace after the murder of Assistant District Attorney Sonya Paxton:

    Benson and Stabler hugging after the death of Sonya Paxton
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    Stabler hauled ass from his work trip — which he left EARLY — to comfort Benson. If that's not love...

    Season 12, Episode 17: "Pursuit"

    18. When Stabler and Benson went undercover at a swingers club as a married couple in order to solve the case:

    Benson and Stabler pretending to be man and wife
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    Kathy WHO??

    Season 12, Episode 19: "Bombshell"

    19. Last but not least, when Benson broke down in the squad room after finding out from Cragen that Stabler resigned without saying goodbye:

    Benson breaking down after Stabler resigned
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    It's been over a decade, and I still haven't forgiven Stabler for doing this to Benson.

    Season 13, Episode 1: "Scorched Earth"

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