‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Tamara Taylor Didn’t Know She Was Coming Back for Season 2

by Joe Rutland

Finding out that she was coming back for Season 2 of Law & Order: Organized Crime apparently surprised actress Tamara Taylor.

Taylor, who plays Angela Wheatley, ex-wife of Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott), talks about this in an interview with Pop Culture.

“Well, you know, I gotta say that I wasn’t quite sure between, you know when you get the poisoning episode, and you’re reading it, and it may not be a guarantee this one,” Taylor said.

“But what did seem pretty clear is that the Wheatley storyline had not been wrapped up,” she says. “And I thought that I would be excited to go back, and I wasn’t surprised when she returned.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime spent a good amount of Season 1 with Wheatley squaring off with Detective Elliot Stabler, played by Chris Meloni.

The show runs on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central on NBC. It has a strong lead-in with Meloni’s old show Law & Order: SVU, starring Mariska Hargitay and Ice T.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Showrunner Talks About Richard Wheatley’s Actions

With Angela Wheatley covered, let’s see what Richard Wheatley has been up to these days.

Law & Order: Organized Crime showrunner Ilene Chaiken talked about it.

“He’s been very well-behaved. I’m sure that you’ll feel when you see him that he’s a completely redeemed man,” Chaiken told Give Me My Remote recently.

Sure, Richard Wheatley has been well-behaved. OK, so she is joking in these comments. Chaiken’s job is to keep the show’s fans guessing. Chaiken will not spoil anything about this show’s crossover event.

Now, Wheatley’s behavior leads us to discuss Sergeant Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay. Law & Order: Organized Crime fans get ready for Wheatley’s trial to play out in the SVU half of the crossover. Why? Well, it may have something to do with the ongoing threat he poses to Benson. Is she still in danger? Even with Wheatley behind bars?

Wheatley Is One Dude That Will Have Another Storyline Beyond Kathy Stabler Murder

Also, what is down the road for him and the storyline?

“I’m not going to answer too explicitly, because I think that would be spoilers, but know that we get into it. I would say more in the first hour than in the second, but it’s definitely there. It’s present throughout. And you’ll begin to see how Wheatley is proceeding with his nefarious plan,” Chaiken continued in the interview.

Sure, but what about Wheatley’s future?

“Whether he will be held responsible is another matter. [In the second pod of the season] we’ll go on to tell a story about Richard Wheatley that isn’t necessarily about Kathy Stabler’s murder,” Chaiken told Give Me My Remote in September.