Law & Order: SVU, Season 17

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Law & Order: SVU's greatest mystery is upon us and we don't mean, "Who is Benson's hairstylist?," we're talking about, "Who is Rollins' baby daddy?" In the season 17 premiere, Kelli Giddish's Detective Amanda Rollins learned she was pregnant. This is the first time SVU has written in a character's real-life pregnancy into the show, coats were used to hide Mariska Hargitay's pregnancy and she switched squads. So, who got the good detective knocked up? Giddish told us she got to pick who fathered her character's baby and we've rounded up the suspects.

Law and Order: SVU

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Nick Amaro (Danny Pino)
Rollins is adamant Amaro is not the father and tells multiple people that in the premiere, plus Pino left the show at the end of last year.  "I was like, it can't be Danny, that would mean he would have three baby mamas," Giddish told us ahead of the big premiere. "He's got two kids from two different mamas!"

Dominick "Sonny" Carisi (Peter Scanavino)
He's new, he's handsome, but he is not the father. If there was a chance he was the father, don't you think he'd be a little more alarmed when she told him she was pregnant?

Law & Order: SVU, Season 17

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Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T)
Could the two have shared a moment of weakness and a night of one too many drinks? Don't bet on it. A Twitter user asked Ice if his character was the father. "Hahahaha! No. Absolutely not," he tweeted back.

Rafael Barba (Raúl Esparza)
Barba certainly isn't the most friendly person in the SVU world, but…maybe? Nah...

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Law & Order SVU, Mariska Hargitay, Donal Logue

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Declan Murphy (Donal Logue)
Rollins and Murphy have history—you remember the undercover business?—and he's still kicking around NYC, albeit undercover once again. It's not out of the realm of possibility.

Nate Davis (Thomas Sadoski)
He is bad news, but they have a history. Could Rollins have found herself in a bad way after Amaro left? It's a possibility and would certainly make things difficult.

Chief Dodds (Peter Gallagher)
This guy is very by the book, so he probably wouldn't go there with a member of his police force...right?

And now for one entire plausible possibility: Somebody new? People we won't even consider: John Munch, Elliot Stabler, Donald Cragen and Reporter No. 1.

Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC.

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