‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Tamara Taylor Says There’s a ‘Lot at Stake’ During Wheatley Trial

by Jacklyn Krol
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Law & Order: Organized Crime is about to get heated with the Richard Wheatley trial.

In a new interview with PopCulture, Tamara Taylor, who portrays Angela Wheatley spoke about what the upcoming trial will entail for the cast of characters.

“This is this is their one shot to take Richard down,” she began. “I think Angela realizes how important her testimony is for Stabler and his family. But also for her, because she is very well aware that Richard killed Rafiq. I think there’s a lot at stake as well.”

Taylor said that it has been incredible to work alongside Christopher Meloni and Dylan McDermott. Although it is work, it’s been quite enjoyable to work alongside them separately and together.

“It’s been so fun,” she gushed. “The first season both of them are such different experiences. It’s really really fun and I would say I feel like I’ve just grown getting to play with both of them. Because Dylan’s way into his character is almost the antithesis of what Chris does. If Dylan’s desire is to make himself laugh, if he can amuse himself in a scene like, ‘You’re a hot mess Angela.'”

Taylor explained that McDermott experiments on the set. He often improvises lines or even adds a prop to his character’s scene. He believes that if he can amuse himself, the audience is with you.

Meanwhile, Meloni’s approach is present and collaborative. Taylor doesn’t believe that she has met a fellow actor who has wanted the best out of everyone.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Teaser

Law & Order: Organized Crime and SVU crossover is taking place. That means the murder trial of Richard Wheatley has finally arrived.

Sergeant Ayanna Bell’s Danielle Moné Truitt teased to Entertainment Tonight that fans will need to hold on to their seats to watch the showstopping episode.

“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,” she revealed.

What could this mean? Fans have been sharing their theories online. But there’s only one way to find out, tune in or set your DVR. It’s so epic that Truitt can’t even get a word out about it.

“It’s hard for me to even talk about,” she added. “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.”

When questioned what advice she would have for fans to watch the two-part, two-hour-long episodes, she had the best reply. Spiked eggnog! Now that’s a way to enjoy your Law & Order: Organized Crime!