'Law & Order: SVU' Season 22 Episode 2: Is Ice-T leaving show? Fans say they're 'not feeling this nonsense'

Recent events have left fans wondering whether Ice-T's time as Fin on the show may be limited, especially after he faces a lawsuit


                            'Law & Order: SVU' Season 22 Episode 2: Is Ice-T leaving show? Fans say they're 'not feeling this nonsense'
Ice-T (NBC)

Spoilers for 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 22 Episode 2

When Ice-T joined the cast of 'Law & Order: SVU' in Season 2, he was originally supposed to do just four episodes. However, on filming those four episodes, Ice-T quickly gained the affection of his co-stars, and his character, Odafin "Fin" Tutuola was made a regular character. Now, two decades later, we cannot imagine a 'Law & Order: SVU' without Fin and his partnership with Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).

However, recent events have left fans wondering whether Ice-T's time as Fin on the show may be limited. Fin was involved in a shooting at the end of Season 21. When a Black man he had arrested, Leon, was released, Fin was worried that Leon would violate the restraining order against him that kept Leon away from his wife, Joelle, and their son, Andre.

To ensure their safety, Fin gave Andre a burner phone just in case his father, Leon showed up. Sure enough, Leon eventually did and when Fin walked into the apartment, he saw Leon holding Joelle at knifepoint. When Leon turned the weapon on Andre, Fin fired his gun and killed Leon.

In the aftermath of this, Joelle filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Fin and this week's episode featured snippets of the long deposition Fin has to give for the lawsuit. Fin's future in SVU and in the police is doubtful and fans are beginning to worry that the show may be writing out. A fan tweeted, "Sooooo is svu tryin to take ice t out after this season? I’m not feeling this nonsense at all smdh #svu."



 

Viewers are not having it, however, and have tweeted their support for Fin. One viewer tweeted, "#SVU, ok, so I'm confused. So if The city sided with Joelle, what's gonna happen to Fin? She manipulated the system and He has to pay for it?! Unuh! Not fair!! Please tell me Fin's not leaving!" Another wrote, "This episode of #SVU blowing me already. This man had a knife to his son throat & Fin did what needed to be done."



 

 



 

At the end of the episode, when Fin talks about why he became a police officer and why he joined SVU, fans could help but be touched. A viewer tweeted, "There’s something so beautifully poignant about Fin having this conversation with Amanda of all people, a white woman from the deep Conservative south who has stood up for him during his entire investigation. #svu." Another wrote, "No You Are Not. . . FIN. . . Everything You Choose to do for Good, Matters. Trust Me. I love you and Re2pect. you my brother. . Sincerely."



 

 



 

'Law & Order: SVU' airs on NBC on Thursday nights at 9/8c.

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