Since leaving Law and Order: SVU after season 12, fans have wondered if Chris Meloni will ever return to his role as Detective Elliot Stabler.
Speaking to ET, Meloni answered the question once and for all.
"I have always said I would be open to it," he confirmed. "[The] circumstances have to be right, that is all."
"We will see [if I return for the series finale]," he added. "It has never been brought up to me, so that is the kind of question that's kind of out of my hands."
The 56-year-old also told the media outlet that he enjoys reading fan reactions to his reunions with former co-star and long-time friend, Mariska Hargitay.
"You know, we don't live under a rock. We do it one time and suddenly, you know, she called and she is like, 'Do you believe what just happened?' and I'm like, 'Yeah, that is crazy,'" he recalled. "Now we do it just to see the reaction, [to] ring the bell.
"It is lovely [to still see the fan support]," he confessed. "I always kind of felt it and knew it. I knew how important it was to people, how much it meant to people. 12 years with your partner in crime it is a long time."