‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Teases ‘SVU’ Crossover in New Clip

by John Jamison

It looks like Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Ayanna Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) at the Organized Crime Control Bureau are calling in the big guns on the upcoming episode of “Law & Order: Organized Crime.” And by “big guns,” we mean Olivia Benson’s Special Victims Unit. Yes, Bensler fans. That means more crossover action in which we’ll get to see the former partners’ complex relationship play out.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay’s characters will cross paths in the episode. But rest assured, there will be some “SVU” on “Organized Crime” next week. Just watch the clip below and say it ain’t so.

The clip features a short conversation between partners Elliot Stabler and Ayanna Bell. They discuss some of the work Stabler did while undercover among Albi Briscu’s (Vinnie Jones) ranks. He suspects the Albanian crime ring of human trafficking because of some passports he discovered.

It leads him to his greater point. A waitress at a diner he frequented while undercover has gone missing. Stabler thinks the disappearance could involve Briscu and potential sex trafficking. That’s the kind of crime Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia Benson deals with on a regular basis.

“More importantly, there’s a girl named Maria. She’s a waitress at the diner that we go to. One of her passports was in there,” Stabler says. “I haven’t seen her for a few days. I’m worried.”

“And?” Bell answers. “We need to bring SVU in on this?”

The partners share a knowing look before Bell nods, and the scene concludes. Naturally, fans are excited by the prospect of yet another crossover between “Law & Order: Organized Crime” and “SVU.”

Original ‘Law & Order’ Set to Pick Up Right Where It Left Off

Without the original 1990 “Law & Order” from Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Organized Crime” and “SVU” likely never exist. Wolf and NBC recently announced that the very same original series would be coming back in the form of a revival for Season 21.

“I never give up on things I believe in. It took a long time, but the journey was worth it,” Wolf told Variety recently.

Wolf reassured fans that they wouldn’t be tweaking the show too much. It’s the same format, (hopefully) some of the same cast, and the same franchise that many of us have come to know and love.

This will be Season 21, so it’s the same ‘Law & Order’ everyone knows from the first 20 years. So there’s really nothing to fix, we just want to continue telling great stories,” Wolf continued. “Casting as always will be three cops and three D.A.s.”