'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Season 2 Episode 1: Stabler joins a drug cartel
Season 1 of ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ ended with Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) finally getting hold of Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott), a criminal mastermind. Additionally, he got to know that it was Richard who used his ex-wife to kill Elliot’s beau. So, fans were wondering if there was any reason for Season 2 to arrive. Now, you should know that ‘Law & Order’ is one of the oldest TV franchises and continues to be successful year after year. So, the makers are always ready to come up with new engaging stories and unexpected plot twists to enthrall the fans.
Season 2 picks up the story where we left off in the previous edition. Richard is being taken to court and presented before a judge. He has been charged with multiple counts of money laundering, drug trafficking, and assault. However, all charges get dismissed because of his cooperation with the police and all the things that he told about the criminal network. However, Stabler is not involved in this now. Instead, he has gone undercover and joined a gang of drug dealers to bust a huge cartel.
Stabler has changed his look and his name (Eddie Wagner). He befriended a man called Reggie Bogdani (Dash Mihok) in order to get inside information and catch the man who’s behind all of this. However, everything goes haywire when their consignment of drugs gets stolen by one of the rogue Harbour policemen, working for another cartel named The Marcie Killers.
Stabler has gone deep inside the Albanian drug cartel and is proving his allegiance to them. The police department knows that he is undercover and trying to accomplish the mission that’s been going for two and half months. Elsewhere, Reggie and Stabler find the rogue Harbour policeman and ask him who’s he working for? So, he tells them that there’s a man named Red Bull, who took that cocaine and is on the streets to sell them.
The duo gets to know about his whereabouts and reaches a party where Red Bull was going to give a portion of cocaine to some people. At the last moment, Stabler and Reggie reach their and threaten Red Bull’s partner to give the packet of cocaine she possesses or her friend will die. She reluctantly gives them the packet and it turns out that it is indeed their cocaine.
The Albanians are ready for the war and wanted to paint the streets with the blood of Marcie Killers, but suddenly, the plan changes when Jon Kosta (Michael Raymond-James) calls one of the leaders of the Albanian gangs and tells him to come home. As it turns out, he has also called the representatives of the Marcie Corporation at his home. One of them tells Kosta that Marcie doesn’t want to be against the Albanians instead, they want to work with them.
They join hands and announce a partnership. Meanwhile, Elliot is thinking of how to get out of there and give that information to his colleagues. Also, Kosta doesn’t like him. So, it seems all eyes will be on him.
The season premiere was exciting to watch and did not include slow scenes where viewers just had to wait for something to happen. It was an action-packed episode with new scenarios and a new Christopher Meloni look. Meloni is back in his element and does an excellent job once again. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see what Richard will be doing this time around. Is he the main conspirator for everything that’s happening? Well, that would be something that we will get to see in future episodes.
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Season 2 will return to NBC with a new episode every Thursday at 10 pm EST.