TV Guide; April 2010
...Neal Baer describes Jo as a funny adrenaline junkie who loves to be in the middle of everything and shares a past with Stabler. She's been married before and has a lot of secrets.
A woman from Stabler's past re-enters making things more complicated for the SVU detective- not that we're complaining. Why would we when that woman is played by Sharon Stone, who begins a 4-episode arc as Stabler's former partner and new ADA Jo Marlowe? "They haven't seen each other in years," explains exec. producer Neal Baer, who describes Stabler's first reaction to Marlowe as 'uh-oh!' Indeed, Marlowe ruffles some feathers while with the SVU team and tonight even gets chewed out by DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterson) for her tactics in handling an arson-murder case. Stabler also has doubts about Marlowe, but no one will question the undercover assignment that finds him posing with Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as a married couple. "Fans can get their fantasies going again," laughs Baer. What about Stabler and Marlowe- were they more than just cop buddies? Baer teases, "All you have to do is take one look at Sharon Stone and you're like 'What kind of partnership did they have?'" Again with the fantasies!