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Episode 20 may not have been the finale intended for season 21 of Law & Order: SVU, but it certainly didn’t disappoint. It left fans breathless and with a lot of questions about the future. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (Ice-T) had a choice to make within a split-second. How do fans feel about what happened? Read on to learn more. There are spoilers ahead for the finale of Season 21 of SVU.

Fin had his own storyline in the finale

Ja'Siah Young and Ice-T
Ja’Siah Young and Ice-T | Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

In episode 20, Fin was very preoccupied with worry when a man named Leon is released from prison. Fin is concerned Leon will violate a restraining order in place to keep him away from both Joelle and the son she shares with Leon, named Andre.

Fin warns Leon not to come around Joelle or their son, but of course, he doesn’t listen. Fin gives Andre a cell phone to get in contact with him in case his father is nearby or he feels like he’s in danger. Fin gets called to the apartment to find Leon there with a knife pointed at Joelle. He calls his son over and soon he has them both and doesn’t appear to be calming down. Fin ends up shooting Leon dead when he meant to use the knife on his own son.

How do fans feel about Fin’s choice?

Fin had a choice to make, and he made it. He felt Andre’s life was in danger and he made a decision he can never take back. Numerous fans feel sorry for Fin being put in this situation because he cares so much.

One fan says they didn’t see this coming at all. “I didn’t see this coming. This is heartbreaking,” a Twitter user wrote.

Numerous fans think Fin made a tough call, but the right choice in the end to save innocent lives. “Definitely did the right thing and still feels like he made a bad choice. He made the right choice even though it didn’t go as planned,” a fan explained.

Someone thinks this is one of the best storylines for Fin the series has ever done. “One of his best storylines! Very heartbreaking moment for Fin,” said a fan on Twitter.

Another fan thinks Fin should be cleared of all the charges. “Fin should be cleared of this. Tough choice, but had to be done,” the fan said.

Reddit is buzzing about the situation as well. Some fans think this could mean the end of Fin on the series in the future. One fan recalls how Det. Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left the series.

“I think that the show may be signaling the end of Fin with this episode. The situation with the shooting reminded me a lot of what happened with Stabler at the end of Season 12,” said a Reddit user. “Wouldn’t be surprised if Fin left the unit really soon.”

We will have to wait to see how things play out for Fin in season 22 of Law & Order: SVU.