Det. Elliot Stabler has been again in New York for all of 5 minutes, so after all he begins this week’s Legislation & Order: Organized Crime with a go to to the Inner Affairs Bureau. (Do you assume the IAB workers missed Stabler? I image him as having a memorial bench there or one thing, to commemorate how usually his ways again within the day landed him in hassle with the higher-ups.)
‘MOVE ON’ | The explanation for the go to: answering for why a confidential informant was shot to dying simply toes from the place each Stabler and Benson have been staked out, aka the dramatic occasion that introduced Hour 1 of this SVU/Organized Crime crossover to a detailed. (Learn a full recap of the SVU episode right here.) Benson comes out of the assembly with Garland and Bell fightin’ mad: She thinks that Stabler led them to imagine that she’d ordered him to remain put, hinting that if he’d been in a position to get out of the automotive when he needed, their informant won’t be useless.
Au contraire, he tells her — and, facet word, isn’t it good to see Liv being the one shedding her stuff for as soon as this season? In reality, Stabler says, he made it clear that “You saved my ass. And by the way in which, you’re welcome.” Liv makes it clear that she’s seen sufficient of his shiny dome for some time. “Standing proper right here, Captain,” he shoots again.
Bell leaves the assembly saying that all the things is okay, however she’s bought some THOUGHTS on Stabler and his former co-worker. “She means lots to you, Capt. Benson,” Bell says within the automotive later. When he responds that they have been companions for years, this cryptic change takes place:
BELL | “I don’t actually know the dynamic between you two, however it’s essential to discover another person.”
STABLER | “To do what?”
BELL | “Transfer on.”
I will likely be giving my TED Speak on what Bell meant by this later (prob on Twitter), however for now, enable me to say: HMMMMMMMMMM.
And after Bell’s spouse’s nephew will get beat up by some cops for no motive by any means, she heads to the hospital and Stabler leaves… and winds up at Angela Wheatley’s condo. She’s exterior on the roof, simply kickin’ it in her silk loungewear, and he tries to play it off like he was within the neighborhood however realizes he’s not fooling anybody. “It’s OK,” she says, gently inserting her palm on the facet of the face, and Elliot melts into her contact like a pat of butter on a brief stack. They stand very shut for a really very long time, after which he kisses her. It begins out gradual however heats up actual quick, and oh my lord ARE THEY GOING TO DO IT ON THIS BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED OUTDOOR PATIO?! No, it seems as they break aside, they aren’t — however issues bought fairly steamy. “What are we doing?” she asks, discomfited sufficient to look chagrined however not sufficient to cease rubbing her palms up and down his sides like his waistcoat is made from flippy sequins. Finally, he leaves.
GET OUTTA WHEATLEY’S WAY | After Wheatley and a few assassins dressed like cops take out virtually all the lads concerned in pushing the unhealthy batches of fake Purple Magic, Bell and her crew — with the assistance of undercover Gina — deliver within the one member of the operation whom Wheatley’s males didn’t kill. (In addition they discover a bit lady within the condo the place everybody died, and Olivia is introduced in to query the child, therefore bringing her into this episode’s motion.) Benson additionally will get a crack on the man, and when she asks him about Simon, it’s tough on her.
Elliot follows her out in to the hallway the place they speak about how he’s not pleased about staying out of the investigation into Kathy’s homicide, however he’s going to take action. “You appear higher,” she remarks. He’s stunned, and thanks her, however confesses that “I’m truly confused as hell about so many issues.” Nonetheless, “You look higher, so no matter it’s you’re doing, preserve doing it,” she says. After which earlier than she leaves, they maintain palms for what’s only a second in actual life however is, enable me to do some calculations, carry the one, ah sure: roughly 300 ‘shipper years.
In the meantime, Wheatley’s employed gun Becker — who, bear in mind, is now a confidential informant himself — finds the bug in Wheatley’s workplace and disables it. And so Wheatley brandishes it as he interrupts Stabler whereas he’s apologizing to Angela for exhibiting up all sizzling and needy and sizzling at her place. Wheatley threatens Stabler. Stabler mocks Wheatley. Enjoyable is had by all.
IN WHICH WE LEARN WHO ORDERED THE HIT ON KATHY | “I’m looking the particular person liable for killing my spouse and taking your son away from you,” Stabler later tells Angela, vowing that he’s not going to let feelings — “particularly feelings I don’t even perceive” — to derail him from that mission. So they comply with preserve issues strictly enterprise… till Stabler is ready to slay his dragons.
They usually’re planning to have an above-board dinner that night when Bell’s crew finds that Becker bought some gear final yr that matches the kind of gear used to make the bomb that killed Kathy. So whereas police groups search Becker’s place, Bell, Stabler and the crew meet Becker and Stabler is about to tear him to items together with his naked palms as he asks why Richard Wheatley needed Kathy useless. “He didn’t give the order,” Becker says. “Angela Wheatley did!” DUN DUN!
Now it’s your flip. What did you consider the episode? Pontificate within the feedback!