I'm not sure, but I think this was one of the first finales on SVU to end so inconclusively. I get that we needed a plot hooker though. One things for sure- I will be watching the next season to see how the conflict resolves itself. I really loved the theme for this season- power and corruption.
I'm not quite sure, however, where this show is going with Amaro and Rollins both looking at potential affairs (Amaro with the escort and Rollins with her married captain). Twelve years and they never threw fans a bone when it came to Benson and Stabler. So I'm wondering: is this a way to engage audience, or is it a way to implicitly remind fans of how immoral it would have been for Benson and Stabler to get involved?