Law & Order: Organized Crime Recap
Law & Order: Organized Crime, the newest entry in the long-running Law & Order franchise, has a premiere date: April 1. After a lengthy hiatus, Elliot Stabler has returned to the NYPD to take on organized crime syndicates. And he’s got a lot of work ahead of him. In addition to rebuilding his life, he’ll need to adjust to the changing criminal justice system.
The premiere episode, “What Happens in Puglia,” was a quick but entertaining watch. It opened with a hitman popping up foreign businessmen in New York. While Stabler suspected that the man was a hitman, he didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him. Luckily, the OC team was able to find the location of the man, and they even heard the gunfire.
After the gang leaves, Reyes follows them to a second location. When a cop arrives, he gets punched by the detective, but Bell and his team take creative measures to keep the team alive. This is when it comes to the most interesting moments.
Stabler is on a mission to investigate rogue cops who steal from criminals. But while they investigate this issue, Stabler catches a glimpse of his daughter Sara in the hospital. As a result of the investigation, Stabler becomes obsessed with finding out who kidnapped her. He also tries to mend fences with her ex-husband, whom he believes is the kidnapper.
Stabler also tries to figure out who killed Kathy. Angela Wheatley, the wife of Stabler’s prime suspect, is a brilliant professor. She tries to help him, but he doesn’t trust her. Eventually, she offers to let him stay with her.
A sick little girl, with leukemia, is also part of the case. Meanwhile, Stabler’s former girlfriend, Pearl, is in touch with him. At the same time, Stabler’s ex-wife, Jessie, comes back to visit, and the two discuss Kathy’s death.
There’s a chance that Stabler will get to know BellaDonna, the woman who kidnapped his daughter. He’s a little more suspicious of her than he was of his ex-wife. However, he doesn’t know that her main lieutenant, Nova, is undercover. That’s where the show’s writers have to step in and make a big play for sympathy.
In the second season of Law & Order: Organized Crime, Elliot Stabler leads an elite task force to take on the city’s biggest criminal syndicates. Along the way, Stabler must learn to adapt to a changing criminal justice system, and rebuild his life after the loss of his wife.
The premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime, and its subsequent episodes, was a success in many ways. Although it was mostly predictable in some of its more obvious elements, like the romance between Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson, it had some fun moments. Ultimately, there are a lot of stories still left to tell. So, watch Law & Order: Organized Crime on NBC Thursday nights at 10 PM EST for more thrilling drama. For more information on the series, visit NBC’s website.