After Sgt. Mike Dodds passed away in Law & Order Season 5, Lt. Olivia Benson had a very hard time getting over it. However, she now has to face heartache since Deputy Chief William Dodds will place the blame of his son’s death on her. Since Olivia needed more weight on her shoulders, she needs to deal with emotions of Mike Dodds’ father in Season 18 of Law & Order: SVU.
It is easily understandable that Deputy Chief William Dodds will not take his son’s death easily. When Law & Order: SVU Season 18 premiers, this is the dilemma that Lt. Olivia Benson will face. Right now, we cannot predict if Chief Deputy William Dodds and Lt. Olivia Benson will have a conflict in Season 18.
They might just resume working in a professional manner like they always did. The fact that Lt. Olivia Benson survived the events of Law & Order: SVU Season 17 finale and Dodds didn’t, is a hard pill to swallow for her. Will she finally realize that it wasn’t her fault that he died? Will she start to relax and start afresh in Season 18 of Law & Order: SVU?
There are a lot of questions that need immediate answers. The Season 17 finale showed us how dangerous life could be a police officer. The showrunner said that they wanted to give respect to all the police officers who keep risking their lives every day and their families never know if they are coming home. They wanted to raise questions like how that loss is and how concerned are families of police officers.
Law & Order: SVU Season 18 will release later this year. You can expect a lot of interesting episodes as the rest of the team keep moving on after Sgt. Mike Dodds’ death. The upcoming season will be hard for Lt. Olivia Benson as she is the team leader and will start blaming for what happened to Dodds.
Benson should later realize that there are ways in which she can cope with her emotions. Reports indicate that an important person like Captain Ed Tucker will help her recover. Hargitay said that Tucker plays an important role in the development of Benson’s character, especially outside of the force. She mostly lived alone, but Tucker gave her a new perspective on her life.
‘E! News’ was told by the actress that Tucker was a game-changer for her because not only is he powerful, she is a powerful character as well. It is incredible to see someone who can energetically match her. She needs somebody that understands since he is a more leader material and complicated than her.
At the same time, he is quite strong and masculine, and she can exhale because of that. As a result, Benson gets to feature a different color. According to the rumors, Benson’s romance with Tucker could be short-lived since the past could make a comeback and damage their relationship.
Det. Elliot Stabler, played by Christopher Meloni will try to come back and win her affection. However, we need to see if he gets a role in Season 18. Other rumors indicate that the show is reaching its end since it has been on-air, since 1999 but the network is yet to comment on it.
Warren Leight, the outgoing showrunner, told Entertainment Weekly that Dodds death reminded the viewers about the dangers associated with the life of a police officer. He said that most of us think of police officers as if they are superheroes.