‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Here’s What to Expect in the Season One Finale

by Jacklyn Krol

It’s hard to believe that the first season of Law & Order: Organized Crime is coming to a close.

Executive Producer Ilene Chaiken told Entertainment Weekly that the finale will have some “gasp-worthy moments.”

“There will be some resolution, but not an ending. Yes, the story resolves itself in many ways,” he said. “And when we come back in the fall, we will begin a new story. But that doesn’t mean we’re simply going to drop these threads. “

Although the stories are about crime, the writers do their best to intertwine relationships into the plot.

“We’re telling stories about crime, yes, but also about love and longing and suppressed feelings and simmering relationships. Those are always playing in our stories,” he shared.

Season 2 of ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

So, will this be the end of Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson’s friendship and work on Law & Order? Not by a longshot. He confirmed that they will certainly do more crossovers in the future.

“We’re now part of an entire night of Law & Order,” he explained. “It offers us a lot of opportunities to intersect our stories. There’s no set number, no formula for it. And yes, I learned a lot about the complexities of doing a crossover and doing them successfully.”

He noted that the Law & Order crossovers will work better in the next season as both shows are beginning and ending at the same time in terms of filming. “So we’ll be able to coordinate better and plan these events better,” he added.

As for Season 2, they did not cast a new mob boss just yet but he has some ideas about what they will look like. Chaiken added that he would love to hear from real mob figures to know how they did with the portrayal of a mob.

Will the fan-favorite character of Richard Wheatley (played by Dylan McDermott) return for a second season? It is too soon to tell, but he promised that his influence “will certainly remain in our world.”

“But I will say we certainly hope he will. At the same time, we’ll be picking up season 2 with a new crime story and a new major adversary, but Wheatley could very well make an appearance, or two, or four in the future,” he concluded.

Although Season 2 does not have an official premiere date, it has been rumored that it will continue to be aired on Thursday nights on NBC during the Law & Order block this fall.