With fierce loyalty and the best one-liners, who's a cooler detective than Odafin "Fin" Tutuola in Law & Order: SVU? This Sunday, USA Network hosts the "Partners In Crime" SVU marathon, hosted by Ice-T himself, so we thought this was the perfect time to appreciate his many partner dynamics over the years. How would you rank these six favorites?
Det. John Munch
Detective John Munch: Played by Richard Belzer
Seasons: 1-15, 17
Munch's Best Qualities: We love Munch for his off-the-wall conspiracy ramblings and grouchy-old-man-ness. Plus, you just know he's got a heart of gold.
Fin-Munch Dynamic: There's no question that the banter between the Men in Black is what makes for great SVU chemistry. There's just the right amount of friction between an old-school guy like Munch and a no-B.S. rogue like Fin.
Favorite Munch Memory: We have to admit: we always get a kick out of the "pillow" running joke. Yes, Fin's a pain in Munch's a--!
Det. Olivia Benson
Detective Olivia Benson: Played by Mariska Hargitay
Benson's Best Qualities: If Benson's in your corner, you know justice is on your side. This boss stands up for what is right and we always appreciate her level of empathy for the victims. Most people in her position would have been become way jaded by now, but not Benson!
Fin-Benson Dynamic: They may have different styles, but these two have been through it all together since the beginning. Benson trusts Fin's instincts and gets out of his way (most of the time)!
Favorite Benson Memory: We will always love the way Benson defended Fin when he was accused of being a dirty cop. We should all be so lucky to have someone that loyal in our corners.
Det. Elliot Stabler
Detective Elliot Stabler: Played by Christopher Meloni
Stalber's Best Qualities: Stabler may have let the job get to him from time to time (temper much?), but his commitment never wavered. He's also a dedicated father and managed quite a few difficult family issues over the years.
Fin-Stabler Dynamic: Despite their differences, Stabler and Fin always put the importance of their cases first. By the end of their run together, these two were bonded like a family.
Favorite Stabler Memory: We won't spoil it for you, but there was a time when Stabler took out an active shooter at the police station that still gives us goosebumps.
Det. Amanda Rollins
Detective Amanda Rollins: Played by Kelli Giddish
Rollins' Best Qualities: Loyal and smart, Rollins has a gut instinct that is unparalleled. Does she have a slight gambling problem? Okay, sure, but we feel that the good still outweighs the bad. Plus, we love her dog Frannie (who is also Giddish's dog in real life)!
Fin-Rollins Dynamic: There's something so sweet about how protective Fin is of Rollins. It's almost as though he's her big brother. He has even roughed up a bookie on her behalf. That's a friend!
Favorite Rollins Memory: Who could forget when Rollins was outed as an undercover cop at an illegal gambling parlor? That was downright shocking and the events that came after were a game-changer which almost led to her relocation.
Sergeant Mike Dodds
Sergeant Mike Dodds: Played by Andy Karl
Dodds' Best Qualities: We will always appreciate how Dodds stayed the course, even when others doubted him. Our lasting impression is one of selflessness and heroism.
Fin-Dodds Dynamic: Like everybody else, Fin was dubious of Dodds, the son of the Deputy Chief, but he came around to respect Dodds once he realized that the guy he assumed was a nepotism case was actually a cops' cop.
Favorite Dodds Memory: His bravery when refusing to leave Munson and his wife is a thing of SVU legend.
Det. Nicholas Amaro
Detective Nick Amaro: Played by Danny Pino
Amaro's Best Qualities: We love Amaro's no-nonsense attitude and spot-on instincts. This guy has a Ph.D. in charm and always finds an angle to connect -- whether it's to a victim or a perp.
Fin-Amaro Dynamic: There's something thrilling about seeing these two together. They're both tough, street-smart, and tell like it like it is.
Favorite Amaro Memory: We're not used to seeing romantic entanglements between detectives on this show (Lord knows the fans waited for years for Benson and Stabler to get together -- to no avail...), so when it was revealed that Amaro was involved with another officer, we were shocked but also pretty into it too!
This Sunday, don't miss the "Partners in Crime" marathon of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, hosted by Ice-T! The action stars at 10a/9c; see the schedule here!