Question: How come Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni so often work their cases separately this season on SVU? Trouble on the set? — Rob

Ausiello: Nope. Splitting them up allows producers to shoot two episodes at the same time (aka "tandem episodes"), one with Hargitay as the lead detective and the other with Meloni. But I agree, this practice is getting way out of hand this season. BTW, did anyone see my apartment building on last night's SVU?