The Emmy-winning actress, 52, explained that Benson's burgeoning romance with Tucker has helped balance out the lieutenant's lows of this season, which have included getting taken hostage at gunpoint."I feel like it's really lonely, and she's been lonely and alone," Hargitay said of the season for her character.
"And then enter Tucker, which has been such a game-changer for me because not only is he as powerful — she's such a powerful character — to have somebody that energetically matches her has been incredible.
That's right, Benson is seeing Ed Tucker (Robert John Burke), a captain in the Internal Affairs Bureau. first teased a mystery person after Benson was depicted popping the cork on a bottle of wine while on the phone with somebody.
When the series begins, she holds the rank of Detective and is partnered with Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).
Following Stabler's departure at the end of the 12th season, she is partnered with Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino).
is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay.
Benson holds the rank of Lieutenant and is the Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, which operates out of the 16th precinct.
“Law & Order: SVU” returns to NBC on Wednesday Sept.
video Details)var in Next Video Autoplay Countries=! As Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs its season 17 finale on Wednesday, May 25, Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) told E!that her character continues to be affected by her romance with Captain Ed Tucker (Robert John Burke) of the Internal Affairs Bureau.But also have somebody that understands because he's even more complicated and a leader more than her.""He's so masculine and so strong and so powerful that she can [exhale] because he's that, so [Benson] gets to be a different color," the actress continued of the relationship that has received a mixed reaction from fans. No, it wasn't that Hank Abraham (Josh Pais), the deputy commissioner of public information, was involved in a child porn ring, it was the identity of Benson's (Mariska Hargirtay)'s new man.Viewer reaction to the new status is mixed."It closed the door on my 17 year love of this show.