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Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12 Recap “As Iago Is to Othello”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12 “As Iago Is to Othello.” Stabler asks Bell to have his back when they’re called in to defend their actions. Jet and Malachi work together to pin down Wheatley. Cho and Maldonado go undercover to watch Angela. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 11, Det. Stabler knew Richard Wheatley was behind the city’s ransomware attacks with the help of Sebastian McClane. He stalked Wheatley to get proof but came up short. McClane tried to right his wrongs when he caused a man’s death. When he gave himself up, Wheatley had him intercepted and they fled just before police could arrest them.

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Warning… Spoilers below!

On Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12, The OC team and the Feds had nothing on Wheatley and McClane’s disappearance and the blackout.

Det. Stabler on Law & Order Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12

Det. Stabler on Law & Order Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12

Det. Stabler noticed an interesting building across the street, a large data center. They visited and learned of a possible plan that a breach of the data center could amount to trillions being stolen from financial markets!

Right Where We Want Him

Bernadette got a visit from Miles, their neighbor, bringing flowers. Stabler wondered about the new man and Bernadette didn’t want the cop to scare off her new friend.

Stabler and Bell were questioned about the night before. Stabler told them he saw Wheatley and McClane before the blackout. He suspected they were going to attack the data center.

The team decided to focus on Angela so they had detectives surveilled in the apartment above hers. When they listened in, Wheatley visited, gifting her diamonds. They used high tech to see heat signatures inside the apartment and listen through the floor. The encounter almost turned violent as Wheatley threatened her with a knife telling her that he can’t stand seeing her with another man!

Crashed

Richard Wheatley and Sebastian McClane hack the stock market on Law & Order Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12

Richard Wheatley and Sebastian McClane hack the stock market on Law & Order Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12

The stock market started to crash as McClane hacked the markets. They basically conducted a GameStop at mass. Wheatley had vengeance on getting everything authorities had taken from him. However, McClane didn’t want the money he stole.

Miles visited with flowers again and formally met Stabler who grilled him like a father with his daughter.

Bell went to meet her wife for their anniversary lunch but was ambushed by Governor Garcia, Congressman Kilbride, and her confidential informant, Nova. They spoke with her about Stabler being an overzealous cop with a vendetta.

After the meeting, Bell pulled Nova to the side questioning why no heads-up. Nova couldn’t blow her cover with the politician and told her that the bureaucrats may be right about Stabler. She witnessed his actions while he was undercover with the Albanians…

Sgt. Brewster pulled Bell aside to inform her that Stabler was going to be forced into a psych evaluation.

Getting Personal

The team brainstormed a tactic to use all personal information from Wheatley’s past arrest to hack into his accounts.

The team planted a laptop in Angela’s house. Wheatley slipped into her home, snooped through the laptop, and found a selfie of Stabler, bare chest, and messaging to meet her. Later on, Stabler met with Angela for dinner knowing Wheatley would be spying on them. Stabler gave a wonderful performance for the onlooker while confronting Angela.

Angela kisses Wheatley on Law & Order Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12

Angela kisses Wheatley on Law & Order Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12

An envious Wheatley barged into the professor’s classroom and forced her to come with him. He got her to his place and roughed her up demanding to know why was she with Stabler and was she sleeping with him. She told him that she wasn’t. In order to save McClane, she seduced and kissed her ex-husband.

Back at the OC… Jett and Malachi cracked Wheatley’s code and gained access. It was the day Kathy Stabler died. It was a personal low blow to Elliott. Meanwhile, Wheatley met with Miles to ensure the casanova was charming Bernadette.

In Your Head

Stabler confronted Wheatley in the elevator and punched him in the face. Wheatley claimed the cop was assaulting a private citizen. Stabler snarked back that he had his wife and showed her panties (detectives stole.) The two fought furiously but were interrupted when Stabler got a call from Bell to back off. A battered Wheatley told Stabler he was in his head.

Back at OC, Bell confronted Stabler, telling him that she wouldn’t back him up in front of bureaucrats because she personally didn’t see Wheatley and McClane at the building.

Suddenly, the team got a call from McClane telling them he would give Wheatley to them because he left breadcrumbs in his hacking activities with the markets. He was a modern-day Robinhood. As he spoke with police, he casually walked up to people in a library, passing out stacks of cash then disappearing.

Stabler was forced to speak with Dr. Aboud about his obsession with Wheatley. He brokered a deal with the physician to allow him two days to prove Wheatley was trying to rob the stock exchange for billions. If he’s wrong… he will voluntarily give up his badge and gun!

What did you think of Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12? Let’s talk about Law & Order in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

Air Date: January 20, 2022

When Does Law & Order Organized Crime Come Back On?

Law & Order: OC will go on a 5-week break and return after the Olympics. Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 13 returns on February 24, 2022, on NBC.

Law & Order: Organized Crime Cast

  • Christopher Meloni as Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler
  • Danielle Moné Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bell
  • Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers
  • Guillermo Diaz as Sgt. Bill Brewster
  • Ainsley Seiger as Det. Jett Slootmaekers
  • Ellen Burstyn as Bernadette Stabler
  • Nicky Torchia as Eli Stabler

Guest Cast

  • Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley
  • Tamara Taylor as Angela Wheatley
  • Robin Lord Taylor as Sebastian McClane
  • Wesam Keesh as Malachi
  • Rachel Lin as Victoria Cho
  • Gary Lee Mahmoud as Dr. Aboud
  • Nona Parker Johnson as Carmen “Nova” Riley
  • Ron Cephas Jones as Congressman Kilbride
  • Elliot Villar as Governor Teddy Garcia
  • Guillermo Diaz as Sgt. Bill Brewster
  • James Cromwell as Miles

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Will There Be A Law & Order Organized Crime Season 3?

Yes! Law & Order Organized Crime Season 3 has been renewed. See when it will return...

Fun Trivia

Has anyone noticed the episode titles this season? Episodes 11-14 are Ying & Yang comparable word-play titles while episodes 15-22 are titles of Jay-Z songs!

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
2 22 Friend or Foe” Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Finale May 19, 2022
2 21 Streets Is Watching May 12, 2022
2 20 Lost One May 5, 2022
2 19 Dead Presidents April 28, 2022
2 18 Change The Game April 14, 2022
2 17 Can't Knock The Hustle April 7, 2022
2 16 Guns & Roses March 17, 2022
2 15 Takeover March 10, 2022
2 14 ...Wheatley Is to Stabler March 3, 2022
2 13 As Hubris is to Oedipus February 24, 2022
2 12 As Iago Is To Othello January 20, 2022
2 11 As Nottingham was to Robin Hood January 13, 2022
2 10 Nemesis” Crossover Episode January 6, 2022
2 9 The Christmas Episode December 9, 2021
2 8 Ashes to Ashes November 11, 2021
2 7 High Planes Grifter November 4, 2021
2 6 Unforgivable October 21, 2021
2 5 The Good, The Bad and The Lovely October 14, 2021
2 4 For a Few Lekë More October 7, 2021
2 3 “The Outlaw Eddie Wagner” September 30, 2021
2 2 “New World Order” September 30, 2021
2 1 The Man with No Identity” Law & Order: Organized Crime Unit Season 2 Premiere September 23, 2021

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2 comments on Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 12 Recap “As Iago Is to Othello”

  1. Beckie langston says:

    Great review. Helped me to understand what was going on. Please keep up your recaps. 😁😁

    1. Sir Anthony says:

      Thank you very much!

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