Law & Order: Organized Crime recap: The team faces a dark side of the badge
Ainsley Siegler as Detective Jet Slootmaekers on Legislation & Order: Organized Crime. Pic credit score: NBC

What occurs when the folks carrying a badge turn out to be the enemy?

Proper after a major break within the Henry Cole case involving a mobster’s demise, Law & Order: Organized Crime shifted gears to the crew tackling some ruthless crooks posing as cops.

It was a giant second as Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) lastly met Stabler for help on this darkish case.

It additionally introduced up Stabler’s struggles with the Brotherhood that confirmed indicators of extra corrupt cops as Bell puzzled if the Activity Drive was going through its finish.

Nevertheless, a stunning flip on the finish revealed this case was much more complicated than suspected.

That made Behind Blue Eyes a wild episode that introduced up how arduous it may be to belief the correct folks nowadays. 

A pack of ‘cops’ flip into predators

At a church, Stabler prayed whereas remembering his occasions with the Brotherhood. Father Lin (Jason Tam) teased him a bit for not visiting for some time however mentioned that Stabler wanted to unload himself. He advised Stabler, “God be with you,” as Stabler replied, “all the time is.”

Stabler left the courtroom with a squad of officers yelling at him as a traitor. When a reporter requested about Stabler’s file, he snapped that he took his oath severely and honor his promise to the town and its folks, “that’s who I’m.”

Throughout city, a bunch of males dressed as NYPD officers arrived at a home. They then burst in, knocking the proprietor down and holding others at gunpoint. The officers then broke right into a compartment to indicate a pack of medicine inside. 

Listening to a noise, they discovered a girl and her daughter sobbing. The cops grabbed the lady and beat her husband when he tried to combat again as they dragged the ladies into a close-by bed room.

Stabler arrived on the hospital to satisfy Rollins, who mentioned that whereas the assault would possibly qualify as an SVU case, the actual fact the victims claimed the attackers had been cops had her reaching out to Stabler. Stabler mentioned the Brotherhood was all the time in regards to the cash, however Rollins instructed they had been attempting to ship a message.

The victims had been Maria Esparza (Glenys Warrior Javier) and her teenage daughter Jazmin (Isabel Wicker). Maria cried that she’d been pressured to observe them assault Jazmin as Stabler promised he’d do something to assist her. 

Jet was outdoors Bell’s workplace to listen to her speaking to Goldfarb on how they closed the Cole case, and Bell ought to finish on a excessive observe. Bell realized the Activity Drive was being set as much as shut down, and allying with Stabler could be a foul transfer for Bell’s profession. Goldfarb mentioned she was solely looking for Bell and placing out feelers for her new job. 

Stabler arrived as Goldfarb left, telling them to concentrate on the job at hand. He and Bell stopped by the home owned by Maria’s son Gabriel (Abel Santiago), who had a file in drug dealing. Whelan pressed Jet on what she heard, however she brushed him off.

The cops entered with Gabriel, naturally assuming they had been extra attackers. He pulled a knife as Stabler tried to calm him down, even with Gabriel saying Stabler was “a rat.” Nevertheless, he figured somebody who went in opposition to different cops wasn’t a part of this dropping the knife.

Gabriel mentioned there have been six attackers however didn’t need to activate his buddies. They discovered ammo for a MAC-10 which the NYPD didn’t use. Gabriel lastly gave up; he’d heard a few blue-eyed man taking over another gangsters.

That very same blue-eyed man, Vaughn Davis (Christopher Cassarino), was outdoors a jail with Manny Rivera (Anthony Lee Medina), watching as Dante Scott (Pooch Corridor) was launched. They exchanged hugs as they walked out, Vaughn exhibiting off a brand new automobile. 

Robin Hood was by no means this unhealthy

Jet discovered some hits on the weapon whereas Vaughn led Dante to his good residence to indicate “The Robin Hood,” his squad of pretend cops. Dante was cautious, however Vaughn reminded him of what they went via in foster care with out assist from cops, and this was their manner of taking again energy. 

Jet and Whelan visited a person who’d had his place shot up, however he refused to speak. Vaughn was instructing Dante methods to pull off a pretend raid, together with methods to shoot to kill. 

Dante joined The Robin Hood on a raid on a stash home. They received the medication, just for Vaughn to go after a girl there. When Dante returned to the house, he discovered the proprietor overwhelmed and Vaughn having the lady tied up.

He made the error of calling Vaughn by identify, and after a quick battle, Vaughn shoots the lady lifeless after which yells at Dante, “you see what you made me do?”

The victims had been Roman and Tiana Samuels, with a clue of a bracelet left behind. Roman (Osei White) was okay however devastated on the lack of his sister. He confirmed a blue-eyed man did this and that Dante had tried to cease Vaughn. An officer discovered damaged glass with blood, which may very well be a clue.

As Manny patched up his leg wound, Dante confronted Vaughn as he by no means signed up for this. Vaughn mentioned they had been brothers, and Dante owed him, with Dante lastly backing down. 

The blood work got here again to Manny Rivera as they traced his former foster father, Leonard Baker (Daniel Jenkins). He mentioned Manny couldn’t comply with his guidelines, so he despatched him again into the system, and he dropped out of sight. 

Jet tracked Manny’s social media to a membership in an deserted subway station. Stabler and Rollins talked to Maria and Jazmin, who recognized Manny because the one who raped her. 

Jet (in a really good night gown) was getting ready to go undercover with Whelan, who introduced up how anxious Jet appeared. He mentioned they wanted to be a crew, together with her offhand mentioning which may not be a difficulty quickly.

The pair headed into the membership, Jet having hacked a database to study the key knock. Manny and Dante had been inside, Dante attempting to press about Vaughn’s conduct with ladies, repeating what had been finished to them, unaware that Manny was simply as responsible.

Jet started charming Manny, speaking him into giving her his cellphone for her quantity, which was actually an excuse to clone it earlier than leaving. 

A stunning connection is revealed

Again within the squad room, Jet was stunned Manny referred to as her to ask her to a celebration and the way he was busy that evening. They then received successful on Manny referred to as Dante a few huge rating that might resolve the whole lot.

Stabler and Whelan picked up Reyes, who’d been busy with a trial and most well-liked this job over an extended drive together with his household. They arrived at a home in time to see The Robin Hood squad encompass it.

A gunfight erupted because the cops came to visit to fireplace at The Robin Hood. One other squad of cops arrived solely to open fireplace on the Activity Drive. Bell yelled they had been actual cops, however they stored it up.

Seeing one of many different crew leaving, Stabler shot him. It was Dante, with Manny refusing to go away him and deserted by the remainder. When Reyes unmasked Dante, Bell was struck that the pair shockingly acknowledged one another.

Stabler let Manny know he was going to take a tough fall until he gave up the crew, who didn’t hesitate to go away them each behind. Manny solely requested for a lawyer as Stabler left him with the pictures of Tiana. 

Bell wished to concentrate on the case as Stabler identified these cops had been intentionally concentrating on the Activity Drive. Bell mentioned to maintain it quiet as Velasco shared that SVU had information of 9 ladies assaulted by somebody posing as a cop. 

Bell arrived on the hospital to search out Reyes standing outdoors Dante’s room as he was in essential situation. Bell pressed on how he knew Dante and Reyes confirmed a photograph of them with Manny and Vaughn as youngsters in a foster residence. 

Reyes mentioned what occurred in the home was what drove Vaughn. When Bell requested what occurred, Reyes’ look made her notice she wasn’t going to love the reply. 

The final act threw the case in a wild new course and units up a extra highly effective episode of Legislation & Order: Organized Crime to come back.

Legislation & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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