About Last Night...GHOSTS, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


November 4, 2022 by  


LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT — “Controlled Burn” Episode 24006 — Pictured: Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson — (Photo by: Scott Gries/NBC)

Let’s talk about Thursday night’s TV!

LAW & ORDER: I get why Sam blamed herself, but the case felt so messy. I’m very glad Price tried to protect her and highlight the good she has done…and McCoy was there to support her after. (I do wish we were getting more McCoy, in general; I hope at some point we see him play a significant role in the courtroom, even if it’s for a single episode.)

GHOSTS: Thorfinn and his son! My heart. I have to admit, this episode made me ponder the logistics of how they’re confined in their space. We know they can’t just leave whenever they want, but how are the exact confines determined? Is it X feet from their death? The entire property, which could change if the owners buy more? Something else? Basically, what will it take for Thorfinn and Bjorn to see each other?

Hetty manipulating the ghosts so she gets her way…oh, I laughed. (Sorry, Trevor.)

[For more on the episode, here’s what Devan Chandler Long shared.]

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: That crow mask is going to give me nightmares. But what really intrigues me, and what I’ll be thinking about for the foreseeable future, is how/when the show will loop back around to Lena. 

In trying to entrap and prove her point to Lena, Olivia opened up a bit too much about herself. Would Lena have been able to find out about Noah pretty easily? Probably, especially given Noah’s past kidnapping and Olivia’s high rank. But now Lena definitely knows a way in/possible way to hurt Olivia if she finds herself cornered.

Likewise, when you manage to freaking escape and are on your way out of town, maybe don’t leave a note so the captain who wants to take you down can call you?! (Which…let’s hope McGrath never finds out about that phone call, because while there is zero way Lena would have been dumb enough to use a traceable phone, Olivia didn’t even try to track her down.)

I’m also curious if the show ever does anything with the huge amount of evidence Lena may have just dropped in their laps…

GREY’S ANATOMY: Look, Amelia sleeping with an intern would not have been appropriate, but she’s also acting as if she’s been fair in her treatment of Adams, too. I don’t know I believe she’d really hand off her kid to a virtual stranger and hope they got the kid to daycare. No, she did that because Adams is her nephew. He wanted to try and make it on his own, and she hasn’t wildly respected it, and now they’re backed into a corner.

Addison and Bailey’s ectopic pregnancy patient was predictable in its outcome, but still absolutely chilling to watch play out. I’m glad a number of medical shows are using their platform to reiterate how deadly the Roe v. Wade reversal will be.

I don’t know how to feel about Meredith moving to Boston. Again, it feels pretty permanent, and while we know/knew Ellen Pompeo was only in a handful of episodes this year, it feels like if the show continues on, the best we can hope for beyond this season is her popping up as often as, say, Jackson does. It’s a very different show.

LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME: I’m choosing to believe the explosion at the beginning rattled all of their brains a little, because everyone went rogue and misbehaved.

It did not spiral as much as it could have, which is a relief, but how the heck did Reyes go solo for so long?* (Truly, either Bell or Stabler should have been there with him; he and Bell have had a great dynamic, and Stabler, uh, is familiar with having a one-track mind when something hits too close to home.) Jet risked her life to get the camera. Stabler defied Bell’s orders, with Whelan along for the ride. Heck, even Bell blew off an important lunch, which normally would be no big deal…but she knows the task force is in jeopardy right now. (But, also, if the task force is in jeopardy, how are they getting a new addition? And can this new addition be trusted?)

I get Elliot is no longer undercover any more, so they do have to change the stakes in the episodes, but I really hope the show’s new thing isn’t having him shoot someone virtually every episode. It’s questionable police work and traumatizing to him, even if the person is scum and/or wearing a vest. Again, I repeat, let Elliot Stabler please return to therapy.

Logistically, I understand there can’t (and shouldn’t) be SVU/OC crossovers every week, but this episode felt like SVU was needed to deal with the Leonard of it all? Even if you can’t bring over Benson/Mariska Hargitay, given they got entangled in this case last week because of SVU calling them in, I wish there had been a bit more follow-through when the additional context made it another SVU case.

(I will never begrudge an actor a job, but every time the LAW & ORDER world brings Bruce Kirkpatrick back and he’s not reprising SVU’s Richard White, I get bummed out.)

*To be clear, I do not blame Reyes, and Rick Gonzalez broke my freaking heart. I’m glad it seems Bobby has a healthy relationship with his wife and she knows about his trauma. And boy am I glad Reyes did not kill Leonard, even though he deserved absolutely no mercy.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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