On a Reddit thread started by u/Top-Cookie1041, took the opportunity to share their frustration viewers at the exit after watching the emotional promo. “I’ll admit I wasn’t sure how I felt about her when she first joined the team, but over the years/seasons, she’s really grown on me. To the point I actually enjoy seeing her more than Olivia [Mariska Hargitay] in newer seasons,” u/juniperxmoons expressed. “It’s even more heartbreaking when we know this wasn’t her choice and some of the other actors, like Mariska, were fighting to try and keep her on the show.”
u/Able-Ad1920 added, “I’m not going to be able to watch the show after she leaves, so I’m going to be grieving the character and a show I’ve watched for decades at the same time.” Amanda Rollins has been a major part of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” since she joined in 2011, and for many fans, she is truly irreplaceable despite the show consistently bringing new people in. If the series was ending for good, fans would probably be celebrating the “Rollisi” wedding more, but it’s hard to enjoy it considering the circumstances.
“I am never going to be ready to say goodbye to Kelli, or Rollins, or Rollisi. She has been my main reason for watching ever since she joined the squad. I’m done after her last episode, I’ll watch Peter’s scenes online and bask in the glory of his wedding ring,” u/kristenleann concluded. If online threats are to be taken at face value, it looks like this will be the final episode for many fans who have watched from the very beginning, making this a bigger goodbye than just Giddish and Rollins.