Don't worry, Mariska will be back! They already have previews online for the new season. Yeah it is so sad that Chris isn't gonna be back though. :(
thanks hun but i was actually referring to next season (season 14) .. shes under contract for this season but not necessarily next year. the network said something about her maybe leaving and bumping her role down to a more supportive role in order to bring in someone to eventually replace her. makes me sad. i hope she decides to stay but i really liked the team of benson & stabler. sucks.