‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Shares Behind-the-Scenes Secret of Closing Scene

by Taylor Cunningham

The last episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime ended with a literal bang. Elliot Stabler and Ayanna Bell were caught in an explosion as they chased a crime organization around New York. And Wolf Entertainment shared how the dangerous scene was filmed.

Last Thursday, the feds finally started to close in on the Kosta crime organization. But the Kostas are planning to fight until the very end. Reggie is behind bars, and he’s finally starting to talk. Stabler got his hands on a recording of Albi telling Eddie to kill Reggie. And the betrayal makes Reggie agree to testify. And because of him, the grand jury indicts Kosta and Albi. But the two disappear and send the team on a city-wide hunt.

Eventually, Stabler and Bell track the duo to a warehouse. But Kosta and Albi were one step ahead of the cops because when they arrive on the scene, the building explodes. And the two lead detectives and thrown to the ground in the blast.

So how did Law & Order: Organized Crime create such a realistic explosion? On Twitter, Law & Order production company Wolf Entertainment explained that it wasn’t as hard as it looked.

“Ending #OrganizedCrime with a BANG!” it wrote. “@Chris_Meloni and @DaniMoneTruitt did all the work throwing themselves back onto a pad behind them to catch their fall! A stunt double for @jack_kilmer was attached to a cable & pulled away as the building exploded! Boom that’s how it’s done!”

Why Dylan McDermott Joined ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

It’s official. Dylan McDermott is coming back to Law & Order: Organized Crime on December 9th. And ahead of his much-awaited return, the star explained why he took on the role of Richard Wheatley in the first place.

During an interview with Parade, McDermott explained that he had quite an interesting childhood in New York City. And being around mob bosses and crime families isn’t new to him.

“I had grown up with these unsavory gangsters as a kid,” he told. “My mother’s boyfriend was a bank robber, my uncles had dabbled in this and that. I had grown up with my dad in the Village, Little Italy, and had been around when Joey Gallo got killed, and Paul Castellano [was shot dead] at Sparks Steak House. I had waited on these guys as a bartender, as a waiter, and as a busboy, so I knew the lay of the land.”

So McDermot could draw from experience while channeling his inner villain.

“The psychosis of this character being a malignant narcissist, I think all that stuff is really appealing to me. So it was an easy yes because I knew exactly who the guy was. By the time I stepped on set, I was more than ready.”