About Last Night...MOM, LAW & ORDER: SVU and ORGANIZED CRIME, REBEL, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

About Last Night…MOM, LAW & ORDER: SVU and ORGANIZED CRIME, REBEL, and More

May 14, 2021 by  


LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME — “An Inferior Product” Episode 105 — Pictured: (l-r) Danielle Moné Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bell, Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Michael Rivera as Detective Diego Morales — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Let’s talk about Thursday night’s TV!

MANIFEST: So, on a scale from 1-10, how worried do we need to be about Angelina? I’m at a 32 right now.

Significantly more worried about Saanvi, though. I know she stopped her BLEEDING FROM THE EYES, but good lord. And it feels like while she told the truth about the Major’s death, that storyline is far from over. (And now Mick has to hold on to the secret, too.)

MOM: Man, my heart. What an absolutely bittersweet ending. Jill and Andy getting hitched was an obvious move the show was heading to, but I was blindsided—and gutted—by Adam’s illness. I’m so glad he’ll, ultimately, be okay, but, man, it hurt.

It really is beautiful to think about how far Bonnie has come over the course of the series. She struggled so much, especially in the early part—both with reestablishing her connection with her family and also not being able to maintain her sobriety—but she grew into herself in a really incredible way. Would I have loved to see Christy back for a final moment? Of course. But I love we got to see the parallel to Bonnie and Christy’s early days with the group newbies.

I’ll miss this show so much. [For more on the finale, here’s what co-creator Gemma Baker shared.]

LAW & ORDER: SVU & ORGANIZED CRIME: The two-hour blocks are great, but I really wish there was a bit more time given how much both shows had to juggle. In a perfect world, I would have loved to see Melinda in a scene with Elliot or Elliot react to the death of Simon in any real way on SVU. I would have loved to see what the heck was said in that meeting with Garland and Olivia that prompted Bell to tell Elliot he had to move on* and learned more about Bell and Olivia’s relationship. (Because Olivia dropping Ayanna’s first name was way too casual to have just met.)

I feel awful for Olivia, who has had…such a hard couple of years. I’m sure she’ll feel guilty for a bit that she didn’t realize her brother was essentially murdered, even if there was no reason she should have thought as much. Hopefully this bit of closure helps her move on a little bit.

With ORGANIZED CRIME, I am so excited that (it seems) like Angela may be the show’s biggest bad. Because, let’s be honest, even if she’s the reason that Kathy is dead, Richard is still doing a lot of bad things. But if Angela called for Kathy’s death? Yiiiiiiiiikes. I suspect this probably wasn’t a situation where Angela explicitly wanted her dead, but was Kathy connected—knowingly or not—to someone in the Wheatley orbit? Does Angela, somehow, blame Elliot (or someone connected to Kathy) to her son’s death? There are so many potential ways this could go, if we take Izak at his word.

I truly hope Elliot doesn’t absolutely spiral with the Angela reveal, though. He’s been so clear: he is confused and not doing well. We haven’t, really, explored the trauma returning to New York and the job has caused him. (Like, obviously he had big issues when he first stepped into the 1-6, but…that couldn’t have been easy?) He very clearly cares about Olivia, but simultaneously seems—understandably, especially given how well she knows him, and their history—petrified to let her too close. (And she, again, super understandably, is having problems trusting him. She told him she was being warned to stay away from him. She was very quick to believe he threw her under the bus at IAB.) Angela was safe, someone with no history, who didn’t know the man he was prior to the loss of Kathy. (As far as we know.) They bonded over grief. To discover the one safe, string-free place he had was a lie? And may be the cause of a huge amount of his pain? Ouuuuuch.

We know the task force will take down Wheatley, but, man, how absolutely awful for Bell that she has this pressure on her shoulders that if she doesn’t do it, she loses her job. It’s not her fault cops attacked her nephew and he got hurt; the punishment should go to them. (I am deeply glad the family trouble in this episode wasn’t her unborn kid, though.)

(*Also, given Elliot’s current PTSD, how much is that shooting going to mess him up? Not only did he nearly die, which he may be quasi-ambivalent about, but Olivia nearly died.)

[For more on the ORGANIZED CRIME hour, here’s what boss Ilene Chaiken had to say.]

REBEL: Oh my God, Angela stole the heart valve?! I thought she’d just manipulate things, not straight-up take their evidence. I’m impressed and terrified.

This show really seems to be finding its groove, and I’m really enjoying it. The revenge porn case was fascinating and awful, and finally did a good job of showcasing Cass, who I’ve struggled with the past few weeks. And my God, Lana is so much fun. I love her friendship/working relationship with Rebel.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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