‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Chris Meloni Has ‘Surveillance Technique’ for Dylan McDermott

by Suzanne Halliburton
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We hope the new Law & Order: Organized Crime story arc will be half as strong as the near daily social media banter between Christopher Meloni and Dylan McDermott.

For Thursday, we offer you this tweet. As you can see, it’s posted by Meloni, the star of Law & Order: Organized Crime and the show’s resident Zaddy. Maybe Meloni sees McDermott as a threat to his Zaddiness. But we do know that Meloni loves to add a playful tone. So he answered a fan’s question with the appropriate amount of relish.

A fan asked Meloni about a behind-the-scenes photo from Law & Order: Organized Crime. In the snap, McDermott is seen from behind. He’s wearing his crime-lord black leather coat and matching gloves. And there’s a cigar in his right hand. Then there’s Meloni’s Elliot Stabler, clad in wool, maybe it’s a cashmere blend. Meloni is using his hands to make it look like he’s peering through binoculars.

“They put me by a hotdog cart to surveil Dylan McDermott,” Meloni quipped. “I was simply suggesting 2 hotdogs wud help me see him better.” (Have we added that there’s nothing like a couple of hot dogs from an NYC street vendor to satisfy one’s lunch cravings?).

Yes, Wheatley Is Back. He’ll Guaranteed to Drive Stabler and Benson Crazy

On a more serious tone, McDermott’s Richard Wheatley is back for the Law & Order: Organized Crime story arc. He’s been filming with Meloni and the rest of the gang for the past month. McDermott appeared in the season two premiere back in September, but he hasn’t been seen, on screen, since then.

The next new Law & Order: Organized Crime episode is Dec. 9. And it promises to be a doozy as Meloni’s Stabler officially ditches his undercover Eddie Wagner persona for more normal police work.

As you can see from the photo, Meloni still is sporting the clean shaven, good cop look. There appears to be no trace of Eddie, the Briscus, Jon Kosta or anyone related to the Albanian mob.

Next Thursday also will pull in Law & Order: SVU in a crossover. You’ll first see Richard Wheatley in SVU. He’s on trial for the murder of Kathy Stabler, Elliot’s wife, who died in a car bombing in OC season one. And get this, Raul Esparza returns to reprise his role as Barba, the ADA turned defense lawyer, for the episode. Olivia Benson does not like the fact that Barba is representing Wheatley.

In fact, Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight teased that courtroom scene in a tweet earlier this week. And he also commented on the good looks of the guys sitting at the defense table.

Leight captioned the photo: “The defense looks prepared for December 9th. And dapper.” Yes, we agree. Dapper is an apt adjective.

So remember, Outsiders. Flip on your TVs, Dec. 9, for the new good stuff from Law & Order: Organized Crime. Fingers crossed it lives up to Meloni’s tweets.