Here is everything we know so far about if Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 will return to NBC in April 2023.
After a few weeks of waiting, the much-loved crime drama television series will definitely return to your television screens in the last week of this month. The 19th episode, simply titled “A Diplomatic Solution,” will premiere on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the same time slot of 10/9c on the NBC network, and it will also be available to stream later on Peacock.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “The team scrambles to find the group responsible for an assassination attempt on a UN diplomat. Whelan and Reyes find a key clue in the depths of the city’s tunnel system. Stabler struggles to balance the investigation with his mother’s increasing need for support. Take a look at the official promo for the new episode, which was released a few hours ago:
Law & Order: Organised Crime Season 3: A quick recap of the season so far
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” now in its third season, follows the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau as they work to dismantle New York City’s most vicious and violent illegal enterprises. This season also revolves around a drug trafficking ring run by a crime family, and the leader of the ring is an agent of the police.
Here is the official episode quick for the third season, which included the already-premiered episodes to understand the plot that has transpired so far in the season:
Episode 1: Gimme Shelter: A girl is shot and Cosgrove teams with Det. Jalen Shaw to track down her killer; Benson and Stabler assist and realize it’s more than a typical homicide; McCoy and Price seek justice against an international crime ring; part 1 of 3.
Episode 2: Everybody Knows the Dice Are Loaded: As ground breaks on the city’s first casino, Stabler investigates the death of a friend whose refusal to sell his home on the site has stalled construction; Jet breaks in two new detectives; Bell splits her focus between work and her looming divorce.
Episode 3: Catch Me if You Can: Stabler, Bell and the task force scramble to track down a murderer before he takes desperate action; Jamie blames himself when a mistake leads to further tragedy; Jet makes a crucial discovery that could save a child’s life.
Episode 4: Spirit in the Sky: With a suspect in custody for Henry Cole’s murder, Reyes goes undercover at Rikers to gather more information from him; Pearl and Teddy make a difficult decision to ensure construction on the casino stays on schedule.
Episode 5: Behind Blue Eyes: While Stabler is called to testify against the brotherhood in court, the task force sets its sights on a dangerous criminal gang posing as police; Reyes finds a surprising connection to the suspects; Bell receives some unwelcome news.
Episode 6: Blaze of Glory: After the task force is caught in a shootout, Stabler is on a mission to find out how the perps are connected to the NYPD; Reyes is determined to put the aggressors of his past behind bars, even if it means going against orders.
Episode 7: All That Glitters: The task force goes undercover to bust a jewelry operation they come to realize isn’t just smuggling gold; an unexpected guest from Stabler’s past arrives to help take the operation down and confront some unresolved feelings.
Episode 8: Whipping Post: When Pearl falls mysteriously ill, the task force is dragged back into the corruption of New York’s first casino development; Bell tries to keep rumors from swirling when an important decision must be made.
Episode 9: Last Christmas: The fate of the task force is at stake when a meeting with Robert Silas goes sideways; with danger closing in, Bell and Stabler take creative measures to keep their team alive.
Episode 10: Trap: When an informant comes to Stabler desperate for help, the task force sets its sights on a dangerous gang making its mark on New York; Jamie goes undercover but soon realizes he may be in over his head; Bell meets her new boss.
Episode 11: The Infiltration Game: Jamie makes a risky decision that could cost him more than the case; Stabler bristles at the arrival of two Miami detectives offering to help with the investigation; the task force learns the limits of the new deputy inspector’s influence.
Episode 12: Partners in Crime: After learning that an untouchable crime boss may have been behind her former partner’s death, Bell enlists the task force to take him down; Stabler is recruited for a secret mission of his own.
Episode 13: Punch Drunk: Stabler and Teddy Silas hatch a plan to turn the club into an indispensable venue for Murphy’s illegal dealings; Jet blurs the lines between real life and her undercover persona; Bell tries to convince Thurman to take her investigation seriously.
Episode 14: All in the Game: When a member of the task force goes missing, Teddy takes advantage of the chaos to make his escape; Bell secures a key piece of evidence in her case against Murphy.
Episode 15: The Wild and the Innocent: After the daughter of Stabler’s former Marine buddy is kidnapped, the task force must help to settle a dangerous dispute between two rival biker gangs wrapped up in a deadly scheme.
Episode 16: Chinatown: When a city council candidate’s fundraiser ends in an assassination attempt, Stabler makes it a top priority to find the culprit; despite Thurman’s orders, the local precinct captain is reluctant to let Bell’s team take the lead.
Episode 17: Blood Ties: A father desperate to find his son helps Stabler uncover a sinister human trafficking operation; Bell’s investigation is undermined by a high-powered politician.
Episode 18: Tag:GEN: When a drug bust goes sideways, the task force uncovers a sinister robbery scheme targeting gay men; Bell vows to help a fellow officer when he falls victim to the scheme.
The schedule details for the next few episodes have also been disclosed. The subsequent episodes will air next month every Thursday on the following dates with the same time slot of 10/9c on the NBC network and later on Hulu: May 4, 2023; May 11, 2023; and May 18, 2023. The exact episode titles and synopsis haven’t been revealed yet, as the network doesn’t want to spoil the story beforehand.
The series stars Christopher Meloni as Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler, Danielle Moné Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bell, Ainsley Seiger as Detective 3rd Grade Jet Slootmaekers, Brent Antonello as Detective Jamie Whelan, and Rick Gonzalez as Detective Bobby Reyes. It is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
In addition to this, Deadline has recently reported that Sean Jablonski is stepping down as showrunner of NBC’s police procedural. According to sources, Jablonski is departing due to creative disagreements. He is the fourth showrunner to depart the Law & Order spinoff in the past year. Law & Order: SVU’s David Graziano will oversee the remaining three episodes of Season 3.
When released, Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 with the entire Law & Order franchise will air on NBC and later be available to watch on the official website based on the user’s location. Moreover, the viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and FuboTV which is ideal for international viewers.
All seasons of Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime are also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on NBC’s official website for free, where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel.
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