Law & Order: Special Victims Unit said farewell Thursday to Kelli Giddish in the kindest way possible: it threw her character a surprise wedding and then found her a new job that didn’t involve catching creeps.
Giddish confirmed in August that she would leave the show after 13 seasons. She joined the Dick Wolf drama in 2011 to play Det.
Amanda Rollins after appearing in guest-starring roles on both SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. “Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life,” she posted on social media earlier this year. “I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of the Law & Order family for the last 12 years.
There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. 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.” Rollins’ nuptials to longtime love ADA Sonny Carisi, Jr (Peter Scanavino) opened Thursday’s episode but the two didn’t rush off to a honeymoon; Sonny still had a case to prosecute.Read more on deadline.com