‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ 3×05 Review: “Behind Blue Eyes”

Law & Order: Organized Crime 3x05 LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME -- "Behind Blue Eyes’" Episode 305 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Brent Antonello as Det. Jamie Whelan, Ainsley Seiger as Det. Jet Slootmaekers, Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell -- (Photo by: Zach Dilgard/NBC)
Comments (3)
  1. Kavs says:

    I am conflicted. The OC squad cast is awesome. All of their scenes are really good. They are all working well with each other. I really do enjoy watching for them.

    I think the weak links are the under developed/ poorly acted villains in this show. They need to do something to make compelling villains. Right now they are see-sawing between either very boring or bit cartoonish.

    1. Shana says:

      I think it’s really easy, when you’re dealing with organized crime bosses, to get stuck in the cartoon villain trap. My focus is never completely on the villains or the cases and more how they affect the core cast anyway, but I can certainly see where you’re coming from. This episode probably wasn’t even worthy of quite *as much* negativity as I may have aimed at it, but I just tend to get frustrated with, regardless of showrunner, always seeming to wind up with all the same questions and inconsistencies. Not to mention, this episode was promoted based on Rollins being here, so while I know promotion is sometimes misleading on purpose to bring viewers in, it’s still kind of like…ok but why did you hype this so much? Were Meloni and Giddish great together on screen? Yes. But I could’ve predicted that. What about the story? What purpose does having her be here serve? I’m kind of “???” there still.

      I’m incredibly interested to see what comes next, in terms of Reyes’ connection to this case, how that’s going to relate to Stabler’s constant guilt complex, and pretty much every single detail about Bell I can possibly ask for.

  2. Kavs says:

    Yes, that’s how I have been watching it too.
    Focused more on the squad and how their characters develop personally and interpersonally.
    But for the show’s sake, I hope they will find the right formula for the villains soon.

    For 24 years, these shows have promoted one thing and delivered another. So Rollins tracks.
    As actors, did work very well with each other. As characters, they seem friendly. So again I am hoping, that the shows are laying a path to make the SVU Captain-OC Detective relationship plausible off screen.

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