'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Episode 4: Is Stabler's life at risk? His family and Benson try to save him
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ is undoubtedly high on action. But one thing that the spin-off does differently from the previous editions is that it primarily focuses on the emotions shown by different characters. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) is going through a lot after his wife’s death while he is also working on a case that is taking him to the extreme.
The first three episodes saw Stabler fighting his inner demons and catch Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott) for his wrongdoings. Wheatley is still on the loose but his most-trusted man and bodyguard Izak Bekher (Ibrahim Renno) is in police custody and now Stabler’s team is trying to make him a police informant by striking a deal.
The fourth episode delves deeper into Stabler’s obsession with the murder of his wife. He checks the surveillance footage of that night and gets to know that a couple was there at the scene just minutes before the bomb exploded. They took a selfie in which his wife, Kathy Stabler (Isabel Boyer Gillies), could be seen in the background.
While driving, he asks his son, Eli Stabler (Nicky Torchia), to find the user on Instagram with the help of geo-tagging. Stabler manages to find the woman but crashes his car into another car. Fortunately, both of them are safe. However, his entire family is worried about him and feels he might hurt himself in order to catch the culprit.
The family feels that there is only one thing that can save him: an intervention. Not just any ordinary intervention, an intervention the whole family and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).
Will Benson and Elliot’s family be able to save him?
After a hard day at the office, Stabler returns home to see his entire family present there along with Benson. Stabler’s daughter, Kathleen Stabler (Allison Siko), begins the intervention and says everyone would like him to take treatment for PTSD. Benson also reiterates that he needs to see a doctor right away, but Stabler still believes that he is fine even when he is not able to sleep at night and screams in his dreams. We all saw how badly he was beaten up in the second episode and is still recovering from those injuries.
His family is really worried and urges him to see a doctor. Stabler refuses and says he loves everyone who is present in the room but he won’t see a doctor. Catching the culprit of his wife’s death is the only way to heal for Stabler.
ut the situation is getting more and more intense. The whole family believes that he might end up losing his mind. Meanwhile, Olivia seems to be the only person who might be able to help him in this matter. But, he is not listening to her as well.
This causes massive concerns in the minds of fans and makes them believe that Stabler might be walking toward a tragic end. They certainly want to see Stabler catching his wife’s killer, but they don’t want the protagonist to do something disastrous
It will be interesting to see if the whole Stabler family could save him by showing care and love. On the other hand, Olivia’s role in the entire scenario will be really important because of the history these two characters have. Let’s hope, we see Stabler getting some kind of peace in the upcoming episodes.
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ returns to NBC with a new episode everyone Thursday at 10 pm ET.