Law & Order: Organized Crime star Chris Meloni just made a hilarious shout-out to long-time friend and former co-star Mariska Hargitay in a funny new video.
The hilarious video is simply a close-up of Meloni’s head as he sits in the dark, potentially on set of Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2 He whispers to the camera, “Hey Mariska I hear you were back at work,” he whispers. “I hear its very cinematic. Where are you?”
“Psst @therealmariskahargitay #L&O:OC #SVU …..sup?” he captioned the video.
While the post may seem odd to some, it’s all a part of Chris Meloni’s very loved sense of humor. Fans were quick to indulge him in the comments.
“You two raised me. I hope you know that,” one fan wrote. Other fans were quick to speculate that Hargitay was straight up in the car next to him.
“YOU TWO ARE KILLING MEEE,” another fan wrote, “$50 she is sitting in the passenger seat next to you.”
Believe it or not, that’s not impossible. Law & Order: SVU fans felt absolutely overjoyed to see SVU and Organized Crime crossover, reuniting Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler after almost a decade.
Chris Meloni played Stabler on SVU alongside Hargitay for years, before leaving the show due to a contract dispute. But after many years, Meloni agreed to come back to the Law & Order universe as the star of Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The show follows Elliot Stabler’s return to the force after his wife is killed. However, she dies in an assassination attempt attended for him.
Why Elliot Stabler’s Wife was Killed Off in ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’
The death of Elliot Stabler’s wife shocked Law & Order fans and made Law & Order: Organized Crime the topic of conversation. Many were quick to criticize the show for using harmful tropes about female characters being disposable. Law & Order: Organized Crime showrunner Ilene Chaiken did have an explanation as to why she made the decision to kill off Kathy Stabler.
“When I joined this show, it was a fait accompli — a premise I was given to work with. I wasn’t in any way put off by it — I was immediately drawn in,” Chaiken told The Hollywood Reporter, admitting that it wasn’t her idea, but she supported it. “When you tell a story about a character who’s been gone for many years, a question you have to answer is, ‘Why now?’ [Kathy Stabler’s death] as a storytelling catalyst is one of the best ‘why nows’ I could think of.”
Nothing motivates quite like tragedy, but some feel that the “dead wife trope” is becoming a bit redundant. Wherever you fall on the issue, Law & Order: Organized Crime provided some action-packed moments with Chris Meloni at the Helm. Better yet, fans get to see him work alongside Mariska Hargitay in crossover episodes.
Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime will air back to back on September 23rd starting at 9pm.