Question: You answer one Law & Order: SVU question in your column and it's about Mariska's hair?!  Not cool. The episodes have been good so far, but horrible if you're a Benson-Stabler 'shipper. I'm about to give up on seeing some Elliot-Liv love ever, so please, please give me some good news!

Answer: A friend of a friend whose sister works on the show watched a rough cut of the episode in which Stabler goes blind and, apparently, it features several heart-wrenching moments between the two of them beginning with her cradling him in her arms after he gets injured in the line of duty. And at the end of sweeps, look for some major drama surrounding the birth of Kathy's baby. Teases my mole: "There's an amazing scene between Chris and Mariska at the end of that episode."