How is Benson doing after Rollins’ exit? (RECAP)
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Season 24 • Episode 10[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Episode 10 “Jumped In.”]
The team misses Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish’s last episode was the fall finale) as much as we do when SVU returns with its winter premiere. Sure, she’s still alive – just out of class – but it’s not the same anymore and it’s impossible to ignore her desk, which is now empty (well, save for the chipmunk). In fact, the first episode after her exit is full of references to her.
In fact, that’s where we find Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (Ice-T) at the beginning of the episode. “I’ve seen a lot of people come and go. I never thought she would be one of them,” he admits. Benson tries to find a silver lining: “Now that she’s gone, McGrath needs to finally sign off on more bodies.” But it gets tough when someone takes Rollins’ desk. “I can feel it too, her absence,” Fin says to his captain.
But to get help with SVU…we can’t help but feel like Chief McGrath (Terry Serpico) won’t help them anytime soon. Eventually, when he wants Benson to help solve cases at Bronx SVU, she brings up the fact that she’s “one person down.” But he asks, “Whose fault is that? You’re the one who told Rollins to seek her truth or whatever.” Ouch. But come on, did you expect anything else from him?
But then Benson is attacked by members of BX9 right outside their building. When Fin joins her at the crime scene afterwards, he remarks, “Not as pretty as Rollins, but I’ll do my best with this emotional support thing.” As Benson puts it, “Between the two of you, we both know who’s softer .”
When Benson returns to work, she pauses to look at Rollin’s empty desk, and McGrath brings up the detective’s absence when the Captain tells him she’s going to the Bronx — to hunt down a member of BX9 and while doing so to help solve cases. “I understand that without Rollins, your group room must feel very empty,” he says. “What does that have to do with Rollins?” she asks. According to McGrath, it’s “displacement.”
Benson understandably scoffs. “Wow, Chief, with all due respect, you’ve had, what, three therapy sessions. You’re telling me you think I’m diverting unwanted feelings because I miss my boyfriend?” He doesn’t think he’s wrong. But she reminds him, “I was with my son when a gang came after me with a machete.” And after closing a case in the Bronx, Benson focuses on why she’s there, being in two more episodes will follow this trilogy.
Law & Order: SVU, Thursdays, 9/8c, NBC