Stabler's mom has got it going on. Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn has been cast as Detective Stabler's bipolar mother on Law & Order: SVU, TVguide.come has exclusively learned. My SVU moles hint that Burstyn's visit to the series will be "explosive" (they actually used that word) and with this kind of acting firepower on board, I say bring on the conflagation. Burstyn will appear in only one episode. Playing complicated matriarchs is nothing new to Burstyn...What do you think of this casting? Can't you just picture making Chris Meloni take out the trash? "But, Ma!"