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Law & Order: SVU: Kelli Giddish to Return Ahead of Season 25 Finale

Guess who’s back, back again?

Kelli Giddish is set to reprise her Law & Order: SVU role as former Det. Amanda Rollins later in Season 25, TVLine has confirmed.

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After a previous guest stint in SVU’s Jan. 18 season opener, Giddish will return in Episode 11 (out of 13). An airdate has not yet been announced.

Kelli Giddish returns as Amanda Rollins in 'Law and Order: SVU' Season 25
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This will mark Giddish’s third appearance since she left the show as a series regular in December 2022. When she first returned for SVU‘s Season 24 finale, as part of a season-ending crossover between SVU and Organized Crime, Rollins was pregnant with her third child — her first with her new husband, Assistant District Attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi. During the episode, we learned that Rollins was teaching criminal behavior at Fordham University… and that she was very bored since leaving the squad.

“I love the students, but I do miss the feeling of solving a good mystery,” she told Stabler, who asked her to consult on a case.

Eight months later, SVU‘s Season 25 premiere opened with the christening of Rollins and Carisi’s infant son, Nicky. Benson was on hand as the baby’s godmother.

The procedural is currently midway through its strikes-shortened Season 25. New episodes air Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.

Our sister site Deadline was the first to report the news of Giddish’s next encore. Will you be tuning in for her return?

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