TV Guide: Fans want to see Benson and Stabler hook up. Are you pushing for that as well?
Hargitay: They want us together bad. He's such the father figure and I'm such the mother figure, so all the kids want mommy and daddy to get together. It's so sweet. But we don't want to turn the show into a soap opera.
Meloni: That'll be the day that the shark tank has been jumped. You can't have it.
Hargitay:I love that our chemistry is palpable and that everyone feels it. It's a gift. And it's been that way since the day we met on and off the screen, we've always had the same sense of humor. The minute we met, we clicked.
TV Guide: Do you guys hang out outside of work?
Hargitay: We've been to other countries.
TV Guide: Do tell...
Hargitay: We went to Cuba for Thanksgiving. Hawaii for Christmas...
TV Guide: With your respective spouses?
Meloni: But don't think we didn't [do it].
Hargitay: [Laughs] We [did it] twice. We got that out of the way, and the show has been great since.
[blah blah blah, other stuff about the show, blah blah blee.]
TV Guide: Maybe your characters could hook up in the last episode.
Meloni: It's much more interesting if they don't hook up. The idea of it is always so much better than the reality.
Hargitay: I told him I'm not leaving the show until I get to make out with him.
Okay, three things. One, these guys are freaking ADORABLE together. It's nice to have the actors on one of my favorite shows able to even stand each other, let alone have such a nice rapport. Usually, it's the exact opposite. (*cough*Gilmore Girls*cough*BtVS*cough*ahem*) Two? OMG I've read WAY too much RPS for my brain to just let that go. They were so totally flirting together! You know they were. Three? I don't care if it would be jumping the shark (which, yeah, it would be) - I WANNA SEE BENSON & STABLER HOOK UP, DAMMIT!!! Come on!!! Maybe in a dream sequence or something. Anything! I just wanna see them kiss.