'Law & Order: SVU' season 18 episode 7 spoilers: Benson and Tucker to face relationship problems?

(Facebook/lawandordersvu)Benson and Tucker will face difficulties in the next episodes of "Law and Order: SVU."

Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Tucker (Robert John Burke) are doing great with their relationship, but for how long will it last? Although everything appears to be working for the couple, problems will soon crop up that will test their love for each other in the next half of the current season of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Previously, showrunner Rick Eid revealed that Benson and Tucker's love affair would not be a bed of roses all the time.

Fans of the show witnessed their commitment to each other in the previous episodes, where Tucker stayed by his woman's side amidst all the hurdles she had to face. Benson's adopted son, Noah, also liked Tucker for his mom. They enjoyed going on walks together and Benson could appreciate how good the captain was with her child.

Still, as with other normal relationships, the couple will be tested and things may not go as the fans have come to expect.

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"Benson, I think she's a complicated, smart woman, and ultimately the relationship with Tucker will be a complicated relationship. They both want this to work out and we will see if it does. It's two people who have seen a lot in their careers and in their life, and they're trying to find a common ground and a way to make it work. But it's just a question of can these two people who've seen what they've seen, connect in a way that they can ride off into the sunset? We'll see, we're going to explore that," Eid shared, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Meanwhile, the NBC series is currently on its winter hiatus and will be back with fresh episodes in January. Two of the upcoming episodes have already been teased.

As per the spoilers released, "Great Expectations," which is slated to air on Jan. 4, 2017, will tackle the hazing practice of a young hockey team and the SVU's subsequent investigation.

"Unstoppable," on the other hand, will feature Gary Cole as a billionaire politician being accused of sexually assaulting women.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will return on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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