In real life, actor Meloni left the drama due to a dispute over pay which meant him leaving in between seasons 12 and 13.
So he was never given a real exit on the show, just the aftermath of what happened in the series 12 finale.
In the season 13 premiere, it was revealed he had been placed on administrative leave as he had other fatalities on his cases prior to Fox.
Benson continued to defend her partner, insisting that Stabler should be put under psychiatric evaluation before returning to work.
Published at Sun, 27 Jun 2021 00:01:00 +0000