TODAY’S Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb have interrogated Law and Order star Christopher Meloni all about SVU’s much-anticipated new episode.

Fans are wondering if the actor’s character, Stabler, and Mariska Hargitay’s character, Benson, will kiss, as the trailer teases, and the hosts have done their best to get the scoop.

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Early on in the Wednesday morning interview, Savannah decided to go for it and just ask the guest point-blank if Stabler and Benson will finally kiss in Thursday’s new episode.

“We’re about to go Law and Order on you,” Savannah warned, as the lights on set went down a few notches, with a spotlight on Chris.

“Sir, you were there. You were in the apartment, you had the motive and you had the means: your lips. Did you or did you not kiss her?”

Unfortunately for Savannah, Hoda, and all the fans watching at home, Chris stayed mum during the interrogation.

He jokingly quipped after a few beats: “I want my lawyer!”

Also, in a behind-the-scenes video from the morning show, Chris dished a little bit more.

He teased: “I’ll say, that at least on my part, it was an interesting scene. A delicate scene, a difficult scene, awkward, but that’s all good. 

“Because I think those were all elements that were part of the scene.”

Chris also laughed as he revealed that he “popped a breath mint” before filming his new SVU scene.

Fans have been waiting decades for Benson and Stabler to possibly take their relationship from platonic to romantic.

Hope that this might actually happen was renewed when a promo was released a couple of weeks ago that teased the duo might kiss in the Thursday, January 26 episode of SVU.

Predictably, lovers of the show immediately began to freak out.

“Even if they don’t kiss this is physically the closest and the most intimate they’ve ever been. THIS IS HUGE!!!” wrote one.

“When I tell you I did a flip in my living room, then began hyperventilating and started crying….. I’m not kidding. Bring it Bensler, show us whatcha got,” said an excited fan.

“Even if they don’t kiss this is physically the closest and the most intimate they’ve ever been. THIS IS HUGE!!!” wrote one.

“When I tell you I did a flip in my living room, then began hyperventilating and started crying….. I’m not kidding. Bring it Bensler, show us whatcha got,” said an excited fan.

Unfortunately, some fans didn’t realize there was a short hiatus between when this trailer dropped and when the new episode was actually set to air.

As such, some viewers were furious to find that there was a repeat episode of Law and Order: SVU last Thursday, instead of the potential-kiss episode they were hoping to see.

One upset fan simply tweeted: “Why is #SVU a repeat!”

Another exasperated viewer insisted: “They want to torture us after that promo last week.”

A third begged to know: “Why do we have to wait??”

A fourth agreed, writing: “I know especially after the promo then they make us wait 2 weeks”

“They done us dirty with that promo and now the wait,” another angry fan tweeted. “Rude!”

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