Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left the precinct about five years ago, and he left a big ol' hole in our hearts. "Law & Order: SVU" has tried to fill the void with some new faces, but -- let's face it -- they'll never be Stabler.

Here are nine reasons we will always miss him. Cue the Sarah McLachlan.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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Detectives who are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the "Law & Order" franchise is pri... Read More