Ice-T has explosive ideas for his ‘Law & Order: SVU’ character: ‘We'll see what happens’

Ice-T visits SiriusXM Studios on February 18, 2020 in New York City.
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“Law & Order: SVU” fans may not like Ice-T's latest thoughts on his beloved character.

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The legendary show has been on for 23 years though, and at a certain point, the “what’s next” questions come up. For Ice-T – who’s played Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the show for 22 years – one of the main such looming questions came up in a recent interview.

How would he like his character’s story to end?

“Oh, if I got to go,” the 64-year-old told Mashed, ”I want to go in a blaze of glory. Blow me up in a car. I want to be murdered.”

Of course as Ice-T was quick to point out, “SVU” is just one of nine shows in the remarkable crime show franchise universe of executive producer Dick Wolf.

“I say that, but [I'm] in the Wolf Universe. You understand?" he said. ‘Law & Order’ could end and I could be climbing a ladder on ‘Chicago Fire.’ I could be over on [‘Criminal Intent’]. So maybe I don't want to die.”

You can add a recent reboot of the original “Law & Order,” featuring some original cast members, to the Dick Wolf universe, and as T noted, actor and plot crossovers between the shows are part of the deal. So is he excited about future crossovers?

"Well, I'm excited because one, Anthony Anderson is on the show, and he's a friend of mine," said Ice-T. "He came on 'SVU' for an episode or two and he asked me, 'What's up with this? What's going on with this? How does it work from the inside?' I gave him some game, and next thing you know, he's on the original 'Law & Order.' I just hit him up. I just saw the commercial at the Super Bowl. I'm like, 'Oh, welcome back.' So that's cool."

Given their abundance and popularity, landing a gig on a Dick Wolf show is usually solid work for an actor for a few years. But there is a contractual question looming out there for “SVU.” Ice-T is not stressing.

“As it stands now,” he stated, “the last pickup was for three seasons. We have one more season that's definite, then we'll see what happens. This last season has been our best season in a long time, as far as ratings go.”

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“We'll see. I don't have any plans of going anywhere,” he continued. “I'm able to do my music, still tour over hiatus, still do Cheerios, still do all these things, and I still enjoy doing it. I don't have any plans to change.”

“Law & Order: SVU” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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