Kelli Giddish dons a wedding dress in her ‘Law & Order: SVU’ goodbye
After a traumatic experience at the beginning, it looks like Det. Amanda Rollins is getting a happy ending to her 12-season run on the show.
Kelli Giddish’s time on Law & Order: SVU is almost up. This is the last season of the long-running crime drama. We now know how that goodbye will look.
Next week’s finale of the fall season will be Giddish’s last as Det. Amanda Rollins looks like she’s going to the sound of wedding bells. Rollins, dressed in a white wedding gown, walks into a courthouse chapel to be greeted by her SVU colleagues. You’re going to start crying already, Liv? Odafin Tutola (Ice-T) jokes as a misty-eyed Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) gives Rollins a hug.
When Giddish announced her goodbye in August, she wrote on Instagram that “playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life.” Reflecting on the 12 seasons she spent playing the detective, Giddish noted that “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 ended the post by saying that she was excited to use all the lessons learned on SVU and apply them to the next season. “
In the context of the show, Rollins’ departure comes out of the epic crossover between SVU, the flagship Law & Order, and Law & Order: Organized Crime that kicked off the current seasons in September. Rollins nearly died during a shoot-out and has spent the majority of the season dealing with the trauma and stress of having survived a near-death experience. It looks like she will get a happy ending.
Kelli Giddish on ‘Law & Order: SVU’
Kelli Giddish as Det. Amanda Rollins on ‘Law & Order: SVU’
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SVU won’t be down a detective for long, though. This season, Molly Burnett was added to the Det. Grace Muncy, who was a guest star in several episodes after the crossover, became a series regular with episode 7.
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