Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. The city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler journeys to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.
Critics Of "Law and Order: Organized Crime - Season 1"
New York Times
April 02, 2021
Meloni's patented smile-stare is as effective as ever. And the action moved with a familiar Law & Order dispatch. Much of the [premiere], however, felt generic, cursorily plotted and filled out with thin and unconvincing characters
Making for a unique and fascinating entry in the Law & Order canon. It's encouraging to see a blockbuster hit series make a concerted effort to meaningfully address America's wake-up call regarding systemic racism.
While Meloni hasn't lost a step as the glaring, gruff and often over-the-line Elliot Stabler, the series premiere of Organized Crime was messy and frustrating, with few of the touches that identify it as a Law & Order spinoff.