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Cassidy (Dean Winters) and Olivia have a one-night stand in the very first season of the Olivia Benson's Steamiest Relationships on Law & Order: SVU . Mariska Hargitay Quotes About Jayne Mansfield's Death In season 1, Benson has a sexual relationship with one of her SVU colleagues, Detective Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters). In the episode "Closure", Benson refers . ADA Stone and the SVU are in the process of a trial, in which a doctor, Markus West, he was accused of rape by Heather Riggs, an accusation Brian says he was cleared of. Benson interrogates Cassidy in her apartment, and Cassidy denies leading Rollins to believe Benson is secretly in a romantic relationship.
Cassidy and Benson amicably break up around the time of the episode "Downloaded Child", after realizing that Cassidy prefers to live in the moment, while Benson plans for the future. At the end of " Gone Fishin' ", he returns as a DA investigator and tells Benson he's investigating allegations that she's abusing her adopted son Noah. In "Mood", it's revealed that he told another DA investigator about Benson and her ordeal with serial rapist William Lewis Pablo Schreiberwhich indirectly led to the child abuse claim.
Benson is furious and says she never wants to speak to him again. In "Chasing Demons", Cassidy testifies against a child molester whom he had physically assaulted while placing him under arrest; Cassidy loses his temper during cross-examination and threatens to kill him, causing a mistrial.
However, it is eventually revealed that the killer is one of the suspect's victims, and Cassidy is exonerated.
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He tells Stone that one of the reasons he joined SVU was that he had been molested as a child by his Little League coach a fact he never told Bensonand that one of the reasons he left was that he couldn't handle the memories coming back. Development[ edit ] "It's amazing. I've wanted to come back for a long time but scheduling difficulties never really permitted it, so, with this storyline, with the [season 13] finale and now what we're doing with the two-hour [season 14] opening movie, it feels like this was the right time to come, so I'm glad I waited.
Belzer and Winters had first worked together when Winters guest-starred on Homicide: Life on the Streetwhere Belzer was a regular. He voiced early on a desire to executive producer Ted Kotcheff that Cassidy not be made into the " dumb blonde " of the unit because he did not believe there would be any in the Special Victims Unit. His character appeared during the first half of the first season, when the writers were trying to flesh out all of the characters on the show. Had he remained on the show longer, Winters believed that the writers would have found much more for Cassidy to do.
During the 13th seasonSVU was filming scenes in front of the building where Winters lived, so he chatted with the cast and crew, especially his former costar Mariska Hargitay.
Hargitay helped Winters return to the show for the season finale that year. Sometimes it's very much like brother and sister, and I think the reason that they're so close is that they share a passion for their jobs and for the people. They have a mutual respect for one another.
I think that the average lifespan of an SVU detective is four years because of the difficulty and stress involved. They've been doing it for longer than that, so they feel like they're in their own world almost. There's also sexual chemistry between them, it's so loaded and layered. People ask me if they'll ever get together—and people want that, and sometimes I think even Olivia wants that—but I don't think that will ever happen. I'm negotiating [with him to drop the gun].
It was a painful, high-stakes scene. Elliot and I have to admit what we mean to each other He is everything that [my character] Olivia has. So this was where we really got that to pay off. While Stabler has yet to appear again in the series, Benson frequently mentions him in both a professional and personal context; she tells the squad's newer detectives what Stabler would do in a given situation, and says more than once that she is "getting over someone".
In the episode "Closure", Benson refers to it as a drunken one-night stand.
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It is implied that the relationship continued based on comments in the episode " Disrobed ". Cassidy leaves the precinct at the end of that episode.
In the season 5 episode "Lowdown", it is revealed Benson had a relationship with a murder victim who turned out to be gay and HIV positive. In the season 9 episode "Closet", the SVU squad are surprised to find out that Benson has been in a relationship with journalist Kurt Moss Bill Pullman for several months. It comes out only because Internal Affairs is investigating Benson and Stabler in a case in which the department accidentally outed a professional football player. By the end of the episode, she breaks up with Moss.
While Benson has only been portrayed in relationships with men, she has, according to lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen. We know that people are into the Alex-Olivia thing. All the codes are in there. Hargitay has said that Connick, who is a friend of hers, improved the show to a more romantic advanced stance. I think Olivia couldn't have asked for a better companion to take her through a new stage in her life and career.
In the episode "Hunting Ground", she decides to take it slow with Haden, claiming she needs time to see if their relationship will last.
That night, they end up sleeping together in her apartment. This makes her late for a case, which is frowned upon in the NYPD. In the season 14 premiere, Benson shares a kiss with Cassidy after she tells him she is not the same person from 13 years before, when they had a brief sexual relationship. Later that season, in the episode "Undercover Blue", it is revealed that Cassidy and Benson had been seeing each other for quite some time.
Their relationship hits a rough patch in the episode when Cassidy is accused of rape, which results in their relationship becoming public. The charges against Cassidy are later dropped when the SVU detectives discover that he was being set up. In season 15, Benson stays with Cassidy as she recovers from her imprisonment by a serial rapist.
A few months after she returns to work, they get a new apartment together. They break up in the episode "Downloaded Child", however. Upon the conclusion of their joint operation, the two share drinks before Benson returns to New York.
It is suggested throughout season 17 that Benson is in a relationship with Capt.
In "Manhattan Transfer", they are forced to confirm their relationship when Tucker is accused — by his own cousin, a priest — of being complicit with a sex trafficking ring that has ties to Vice and the Catholic Church. Tucker is eventually cleared, and he continues his relationship with Benson.
In season 18, Tucker tries to convince Benson to retire with him, though at the conclusion of the episode "Next Chapter", Benson realizes she is not ready to do so, as being a cop is part of who she is. As a result, Benson breaks it off with Tucker at the end of the episode "Chasing Theo". Sexual assault storylines In the season 9 episode "Undercover", Benson poses as an inmate in a women's prison to investigate an alleged rape by a corrections officer.
While there, the corrections officer in question, Captain Lowell Harris Johnny Messnerattacks her and attempts to force her to perform oral sex on him. Later, Benson helps convict the rapist by questioning his earlier victim about distinguishing features on his penis, prompting the victim to recall a mole on it, which Benson later explains to Warner that she had also seen.
When Warner asks Benson if she had been raped, she replies, "It was the closest I've ever come. She is attending group therapy, something she has not shared with anyone but Tutuola.
In the episode "PTSD," while investigating the rape of a Marineshe is pushed against a wall while trying to break up a fight between a suspected rapist and another Marine.
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She subsequently breaks up the fight by holding her weapon to the back of the suspect's head. In the season 11 episode "Perverted," Benson becomes the prime suspect in the sexual mutilation and murder of a biker gang member.
As more evidence is found linking her to the crime, an Internal Affairs detective insinuates that she may have committed it while suffering from a flashback to the assault. The other detectives eventually discover that Benson has been framed by a man she sent to prison years earlier.
During the season 15 premiere "Surrender Benson", Lewis makes her watch while he rapes and tortures the mother of his own attorney and kills a police officer who attempted to pull him over. He then beats and tortures her, burning her with cigarettes and wire hangers, and holds her hostage for four days. Just as he is about to rape her, she breaks free, handcuffs him, and holds him at gunpoint.
When he taunts her, she loses control and beats him within an inch of his life with an iron rod. She is rescued by her fellow detectives moments later, and Cragen puts her on mandatory leave so she can recover.
She begins seeing a therapist Bill Irwin to cope with the trauma. It is later revealed that Lewis survived and is in prison awaiting trial. He calls Benson as a witness and accuses her of assaulting him because he rejected her sexual advances.
She vehemently denies it, and lies under oath that he had broken free of his restraints and lunged at her.
Lewis is found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a police officer, but the jury voices doubts about Benson's story and acquits him of attempted rape. The episode closes with Benson weeping on the courthouse stairs and, four months later, Lewis being wheeled away on a stretcher. In "Beast's Obsession", Lewis uses the distraction caused by his self-induced cardiac incident to escape from prison.
He then rapes a teenaged girl, kidnaps her younger sister, and threatens to kill her unless Benson tells the truth about her testimony. Benson holds a press conference and admits that she lied on the witness stand.