‘Law & Order’ Previews Action That’ll Leave You ‘Breathless’ on ‘SVU’ and ‘OC’ Next Week

by Allison Hambrick

Law & Order teased what both Organized Crime and SVU have in store for fans on next week’s episodes, and things are getting heated.

“The action will leave you breathless,” the franchise’s Twitter account posted. Alongside the tweet, a video showcased just what fans are in for when the new episodes air. First up, SVU sees a convicted predator attacked, which raises the question of whether a predator deserves justice. ADA Carisi puts it best: This trial’s going to turn into “a sh*tshow.”

Over on Law & Order: Organized Crime, Detective Stabler is again facing down the skin-crawling Richard Wheatley. After several clips of chaos, presumably caused by Wheatley, Stabler is shown holding a gun to the criminal. He says, “if you ever come anywhere near my family, I’ll kill you.”

The synopsis for the episode reads: “When a barrage of cyber-attacks cripples the city, Stabler is convinced Wheatley is involved. Bernadette receives an unwelcome visitor.”

Naturally, Stabler’s instinct is to assume Wheatley is guilty. However, the reveals from the previous episode make this more complicated. Wheatley acted as a trusted FBI informant in a case against hacktivist Sebastian McClane. The catch is, Wheatley and McClane were in cahoots. Stabler, of course, predicted this, but now the burden is on him to find the evidence.

Additionally, the episode saw Wheatley and McClane working with Angela, Wheatley’s ex-wife. Now, Angela’s inclusion into the fold might be a misstep on Wheatley’s part. Angela’s actress, Tamara Taylor, said her motives are not straightforward.

“If your husband’s killed your son, and then tries to kill you twice, there’s not much going back,” revealed the Law & Order star. “I’d be willing to wage a guess that she’d like to see him dead if she could.” 

Law & Order Star Talks Grey Areas

As for the rest of the season of Law & Order: Organized Crime, it looks like Angela’s actions may determine the outcome. Taylor teased that she is in “an incredibly terrible gray area.”

“Is there any way in hell she’d ally, that she’d actually go back with him for real?” Taylor explained. “I don’t think so. In my heart of hearts, I just don’t think, unless she’s a madwoman herself, and that’s where she ends up, and I don’t think she is. So, I think she’s playing an angle.”

Taylor suggested that Angela may simply be acting in self-preservation. She’s walking “a razor’s edge” in order to keep herself and her other child safe. The actress posed this question, “So, what does one do? Appear to be a non-threat, perhaps appear to ally with him?”

Both Organized Crime and SVU air back to back on NBC at 9 p.m. eastern as part of what the network calls “Law & Order Thursday.”