Det. Elliot Stabler has been back in NYC for five minutes, so of course he starts this week. Law and order: organized crime with a visit to the home affairs office. (Do you think the IAB staff missed Stabler? I imagine it like having a memorial bench there or something, to commemorate how often his tactics at the time got him into trouble with the higher ranks.)
‘MOVE AT’ | The reason for the visit: To answer the reason why a confidential informant was gunned down just steps from where Stabler and Benson were staked, aka the dramatic event that brought about 1 hour of this SVU/Organized crime crossover at its end. (Read a full recap of SVU episode here.) Benson walks out of the meeting with Garland and Bell fighting angrily: She thinks Stabler led them to believe she ordered him to stay put, hinting that if he could have gotten out of the car when he wanted, their informant might not have died.
On the contrary, he tells her – and, side note, isn’t it nice to see Liv being the one to lose her business for once this season? In fact, Stabler said, he made it clear that “you saved my ass. And by the way, you are welcome. Liv makes it clear that she has seen her shining dome enough for a while. “Stand up here, Captain,” he replies.
Bell leaves the meeting saying everything is fine, but she has THOUGHTS on Stabler and his former colleague. “She means a lot to you, Captain Benson,” Bell said later in the car. When he replies that they’ve been partners for years, this cryptic exchange takes place:
BELL | “I don’t really know the dynamic between you two, but you have to find someone else. “
STABLING | ” To do what? “
BELL | “Come on. “
I’ll give my TED Talk on what Bell meant by that later (prob on Twitter), but for now let me say: HMMMMMMMMMM.
And after Bell’s wife’s nephew is beaten up by cops for no reason, she heads to the hospital and Stabler leaves… and ends up at Angela Wheatley’s apartment. She’s out on the roof, she puts on her silk loungewear, and he tries to play like he’s in the neighborhood but realizes he’s not cheating on anyone. “It’s okay,” she says, placing her palm gently to the side of her face, and Elliot melts in her touch like a slab of butter on a short pile. They stay very close for a very long time, then he kisses her. It starts out slow but it heats up really fast, and oh my lord WILL THEY DO IT ON THIS BEAUTIFULLY NAMED OUTDOOR PATIO ?! No, it looks like when they go their separate ways they aren’t – but things got pretty foggy. ” What are we doing? She asks, crestfallen enough to look upset but not enough to stop rubbing her hands up and down as her waistcoat is made of flippy sequins. Finally, he leaves.
OBTENEZ OUTTA WHEATLEY’S PATH | After Wheatley and some assassins dressed as cops take out nearly all of the men involved in promoting the wrong batches of fake Purple Magic, Bell and his team – with the help of the undercover Gina – call in the lone member of the team. operation that Wheatley’s men did not do. do not kill. (They also find a little girl in the apartment where everyone else died, and Olivia is brought in to interrogate the child, thus bringing him into the action of this episode.) Benson also has a crack on the guy, and when she asks him questions about Simon, it’s hard for her.
Elliot follows her into the hallway where they say he’s not happy to be left out of Kathy’s murder investigation, but he’s going to do it. “You look better,” she remarks. He is surprised, and thanks her, but confesses that “I am really confused about so many things. Still, “you look better, so whatever you do, keep doing it,” she said. And then before she leaves they hold hands for what is just a moment in real life but that is, let me do some math, take the one, oh yeah: about 300 ‘years of shipments.
Meanwhile, Becker, Wheatley’s hired gun – who, remember, is now a confidential informant himself – finds the bug in Wheatley’s office and disables it. And so Wheatley holds it up as he interrupts Stabler as he apologizes to Angela for showing himself all hot, needy, and hot in her house. Wheatley threatens Stabler. Stabler laughs at Wheatley. Everyone is having fun.
IN WHICH WE LEARN WHO ORDERED THE HIT ON KATHY | “I’m chasing the person responsible for murdering my wife and taking your son from you,” Stabler later tells Angela, swearing he won’t let the emotions – “especially the emotions I don’t even understand” – the derail. mission. So they agree to keep things strictly commercial… until Stabler is able to kill his dragons.
And they are planning to have a dinner on board that night when the Bell team finds out that Becker purchased material last year that matches the type of equipment used to make the bomb that killed Kathy. As police teams search Becker’s home, Bell, Stabler and the team encounter Becker and Stabler is about to tear him to pieces with his bare hands as he asks why Richard Wheatley wanted Kathy dead. “He didn’t give the order,” Becker says. “Angela Wheatley did it!” DUN DUN!
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