‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Danielle Mone Truitt Teases a ‘Shock to the Audience’

by Kati Michelle

It’s Thursday, December 9th and you know what that means. It’s the day that “Law & Order” fans have been patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for. Tonight, “Law & Order: SVU” meets “Law & Order: Organized Crime” for the most epic crossover event of the remaining year. Our favorite villain, Dylan McDermott’s Richard Wheatley, is finally on trial for the murder of Elliot Stabler’s wife. Things are already not as they seem, however, given his “new friend,” Barba. Now, Barba might be a new face to Wheatley, but that’s hardly the case for Hargitay’s Benson and the rest of the “Law & Order” fans.

That being said, fans can’t seem to wrap their heads around the unlikely pairing. It leaves them wondering if Wheatley might be able to weasel his way out of this situation. This has been a chronic habit of his, after all, and ADA Barba has won some of the most impossible-seeming cases in his career. At the end of the day, we don’t really know what to expect. Sergeant Ayanna Bell’s Danielle Mone Truitt just chimed in with her own tease and you might want to sit down for this one. She dropped a bombshell to ET recently telling the fans there’s no way to prepare for the “shock to the audience” that they’re about to experience.

Warning: Incoming Drama for ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

Without revealing anything about the actual trial, Danielle Mone Truitt told ET:

“The whole episode is going to be a shock to the audience because it’s not going to go in the direction that you think.”

If that sounds a little dooms-day-ish, it’s probably because it is.

“It’s hard for me to even talk about,” the actor continues, “I don’t want to give anything away. But people are going to be like, ‘Oh, OK. I didn’t see that coming.’ It’s that type of episode.”

And when asked what advice she might give fans ahead of the two-parter? Well, a little spiked eggnog never hurt anybody.

Why the Star Is Excited to Explore Her Character Further

As the highly successful spin-off develops, Truitt is excited for fans to get a more three-dimensional perspective of her Sergeant Ayanna Bell character. She teases the future of her “Law & Order: Organized Crime” role by letting a few details slip:

“I look forward to playing parts of Bell that are a little uglier… and show how everything is not cut and dry,” Truitt says. “I’m looking forward to more moments of tension between the relationships in Bell’s life and more tension with herself. And I think that might come into play during this last portion of the season with the Marcy Killers and Killbride.” 

Make sure to tune into the two-hour crossover event on NBC tonight at 9/8c.