Donovan is found guilty and everyone except Stabler cheers. When Donovan is led away in cuffs, he begs the judge to put him out of his misery. Afterward, Paxton finds Stabler in a bar and offers to buy him a drink. He refuses her, storms out, and goes to visit Donovan. He finds him drugged and bloody because he wouldn't stop banging his head against the concrete wall. The guard leads him out and Donovan just blankly stares at Stabler. He's being put in the general population at Paxton's request. The guard tells him to say good-bye to the hole and again, Donovan just stares blankly .
Things will no doubt continue to be heated with Stabler and Paxton. I wouldn't be surprised if they hook up by season's end.