Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2: next episode and everything we know about the crime-drama

Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Organized Crime
Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Organized Crime (Image credit: Will Hart/NBC)

The Law & Order franchise has long been a staple of the NBC lineup, with one spinoff being Law & Order: Organized Crime, currently in the middle of its second season.

Law & Order: Organized Crime, along with Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order, makes up NBC’s primetime Thursday night lineup.

Here is everything we know about the second season of Law & Order: Organized Crime.

When is the next Law & Order: Organized Crime episode?

Law & Order: Organized Crime is back with its season 2 finale. Watching the trailer, we can't help but wonder how many near-death experiences Stabler can have over the course of a season? 

The episode titled "Friend or Foe" airs Thursday, May 19, at 10 pm ET/PT, and here is the synopsis: 

"As Stabler confronts the truth about his father, he unknowingly affects his situation with the Brotherhood. The task force works to track down Webb, who's gone off the grid. Donnelly will stop at nothing to ensure he isn't caught."

Law & Order: Organized Crime's latest episodes are made available for on-demand viewing via both and Peacock the day after they air on TV (Fridays).

When is the Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2 finale? 

The Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2 finale airs on Thursday, May 19.  In some fantastic news for fans, the show has been renewed for season 3. 

What is the plot of Law & Order: Organized Crime?

Law & Order: Organized Crime follows the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau in New York City as they work to dismantle the city’s most vicious and violent illegal enterprises. This includes Det. Elliot Stabler, who originally was one of the lead characters on Law & Order: SVU.

The series finds Det. Stabler returning to the NYPD after a decade away and rebuilding his life following a devastating personal loss. We see Stabler discussing his personal well being with a therapist during the season.

The first season mostly consisted of Stabler’s pursuit of gangster Richard Wheatley. SPOILER ALERT, at the end of season one Wheatley nearly dies as his son put a hit out on him, but ultimately was handed over to authorities. However, Olivia Benson (Stabler’s partner on SVU) shows up and when Wheatley learns who she is, he has a menacing grimace on his face.

Who is in the Law & Order: Organized Crime cast?

Leading Law & Order: Organized Crime is Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler. Meloni previously starred alongside Mariska Hargitay in Law & Order: SVU, but left after season 12. He’s now back in the famous role but getting to headline his own show, though there are the occasional appearances from Hargitay’s Benson on Organized Crime and his Stabler on SVU.

Joining Meloni as the main cast members of Organized Crime are Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley, Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell, Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers and Tamara Taylor as Angela Wheatley.

Other cast members include Michael Rivera, Ben Chase, Nick Creegan, Charlotte Sullivan, Ibrahim Renno, Christina Marie Karis, Nicky Torchia, Shauna Harley, Allison Siko, Nicholas Baroudi, Keren Dukes, Kaitlyn Davidson, Mike Cannon, Jaylin Fletcher, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Autumn Mirassou and Ellen Burstyn.

How to watch Law & Order: Organized Crime

Law & Order: Organized Crime airs live on NBC Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET. Anyone with a traditional cable/satellite pay-TV subscription or TV antenna can tune in via their local NBC channel to watch. Also, subscribers to live TV streaming services like Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV also have access to their local NBC channels (make sure you’re signed up for Sling TV Blue though). Can’t watch it live, subscribers to any of the above services can watch the latest episode of Law & Order: Organized on the NBC website. 

Cord Cutters can stream the latest episodes of Law & Order: Organized Crime, but they will have to wait until the day after it is broadcast. The streaming options for Organized Crime fans include Hulu and the NBC-owned Peacock streaming service. To watch the latest episodes on Peacock, a viewer must be signed up for Peacock Premium, which offers either a $4.99 ad-supported or $9.99 ad-free plan. All 22 previous seasons of Law & Order: Organized Crime are available to stream for free on Peacock. 

Has Law & Order: Organized Crime been renewed for another season? 

Thankfully, Deadline reports that Law & Order: Organized Crime is returning for season 3.  It looks like Stabler is not quite done yet. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.