During the events of the “Gimme Shelter” crossover event, “Law & Order” fans feared the worst for Amanda Rollins when she was shot, and whether or not she’d survive was immediately called into question. They weren’t afraid to express their anger over this moment, too, taking to social media to let their frustration out. “PLEASE LET AMANDA LIVE,” wrote @lexiesdaisy on Twitter, with @Sydvaughnfan2 also going into panic mode with their tweet: “DONT LET ROLLINS DIE!!!” @TNLM1821 added, “Of all the things to have happen to Rollins, that was the LAST THING I wanted to happen!!! I know Carisi is gonna be upset.”
Thankfully, she was rushed to a hospital to have her injuries treated as soon as possible, but it’s easy to see why many “Law & Order” fans were worried for the character. In late August of 2022, Deadline reported that after 12 seasons with the role, Kelli Giddish is leaving Amanda Rollins behind. “I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of the ‘Law & Order’ family for the last 12 years. There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. She’s grown and changed, and I have as well,” Giddish said. With that in mind, it’s understandable that fans feared Rollins would be killed off during the “Law & Order: SVU” Season 24 premiere.
Time will tell how much more Amanda Rollins we’ll get to see before Kelli Giddish departs the world of “Law & Order” for good, but at least the character wasn’t killed off in what’s clearly a fan-infuriating manner.