How ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Introduced New Season 2 Villain in Fall Finale

by Madison Miller
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“Law & Order: Organized” crime is about to get even more menacing.

When the show first aired, fans got to eagerly welcome back popular Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). He had been absent from the “Law & Order” universe after leaving his role in 2011.

As he was welcomed back for his starring role in this spin-off series, fans saw him not in the greatest spot in life. Viewers were quickly introduced to one of the worst villains to appear in the “Law & Order” universe, Richard Wheatley. He is the CEO of a digital drug company and the boss of an underground cartel.

He also happens to be the man who arranged the car bomb that killed Stabler’s wife early on in the spin-off.

Now, Stabler has a new villain to take down, which was revealed during the fall finale of the show. It was called “The Christmas Episode,” but was far from joyful, merry, or just about anything resembling the holiday season.

During the episode, Stabler’s son Eli is very much going through a personal struggle. He ends up skipping the reading of the verdict for Wheatley. Eli instead hooks up with a young woman and passes out after the duo share some tequila and pills. He then wakes up only to find her dead. Stabler teams up with Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for the investigation.

There’s a bigger plot going on here, however. We figure out who the new “Law & Order: Organized Crime” villain is. Stabler was able to connect the dots back to Wheatley because his cryptocurrency was used to pay the killer. He was shocked and seemingly had no idea what the detective was talking about. Wheatley then shared that someone else has access to his information – his daughter, Dana.

Angela Wheatley as the New Villain on ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

For a second there, fans were convinced she was the new villain they’d get to see develop in season two. Wrong. As it turns out, she’s been right in front of us all along. Stabler drops by to visit Angela Wheatley at her place. In the first season of the show, Angela was poisoned. This has impacted her cognitive and physical capabilities, or so we thought. After her company left, she ditched that cane and walked effortlessly and her daughter came over not long after.

Now, we have some questions.

She told Dana to get out of town for a bit. At this moment, it made us think Angela has been in charge this whole time. However, she also says, “Your father should be able to arrange something.”

Does this mean Angela and Richard are working together? Or is it actually Angela in control? Is Angela just the woman on the outside for Richard? It’s hard to say what dynamics we have going on here.

We do know that it’s the start of a beautiful villain arc over on “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”