LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME's Danielle Moné Truitt: The Task Force Being Ambushed Requires Them to 'Put Their Differences Aside' to Survive - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME’s Danielle Moné Truitt: The Task Force Being Ambushed Requires Them to ‘Put Their Differences Aside’ to Survive

December 7, 2022 by  

LAW and ORDER ORGANIZED CRIME Danielle Moné Truitt

LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME — “Last Christmas” Episode 309 — Pictured: Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell — (Photo by: Scott Gries/NBC)

It’s not exactly the happiest of holidays on the Thursday, December 8 episode of LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME, as the task force is reeling from the revelation they’re being disbanded.

Bearing the brunt of the frustration is Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt), who initially shouldered the news alone, unaware her team had figured it out.

“She’s just in a difficult position,” Truitt tells Give Me My Remote. “She loves her task force. She loves being the leader of the task force, and if it was up to her, she wouldn’t be leaving. But the brass has told her that the task force is shutting down. And, in light of that, they’ve offered her a position. Of course, she’s going to take the position; it’s the best position for her family. So she’s between a rock and a hard place—they put this upon her and then she wants to take the job, because that’s what’s best for her actual family.”

“But then her work family is breaking up and disbanding, and that’s bad,” she continues. “And they’re upset with her about it, feeling as though she could have approached it in a better way. And I think that’s the plight of the leader. Whenever you’re the leader, you’re gonna have people telling you that the ways that you choose to move and handle things are wrong, because they don’t like it or because it hurts their feelings in whatever way. And as a leader, you have to keep moving forward.”


LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME — “Whipping Post” Episode 308 — Pictured: (l-r) Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell, Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler — (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

When “Last Christmas” starts, “she’s trying to extend an olive branch to Elliot, to say, ‘I want to help,'” Truitt previews. “She told Lillian [in the] last episode, ‘Well, I don’t have any control over this task force shutting down, but I want to have a say in where my detectives go.’ And I think that’s a big part of where she’s at in the beginning of his episode: trying to make sure they all land in places that are going to be beneficial to them, and where they’re going to be able to use their skills to the best of their ability.”

But before they can shut the doors on the task force, they have one last intriguing offer. “As Bell’s trying to pack up her office, they get word that Robert Silas wants to meet with them, and wants to give them all this information about all of his business and these other people in organized crime,” Truitt teases. 

Stabler (Christopher Meloni) convinces his boss to let the team do one last case together, “so they all head out to this secluded location,” Truitt previews. “And once they get there, they’re there to make this deal with Robert—and some people who don’t want Robert alive show up.”

With their backs against the wall—cornered, outnumbered, and with no cell reception—the team “is forced to do the opposite—they thought they were disbanding and going their separate ways, but in these last moments, they’re forced to really have to work together,” Truitt teases. “[They] put their differences aside, [need to] save a couple of people’s lives on top of their own, and try to make it out there alive.”

The real danger does have one quasi-upside, at least. “The funny thing about conflict with your family or friends or whatever—it’s really a blessing when a situation happens that’s more extreme than what you’re upset with that person about,” Truitt says with a laugh. “‘Well, okay, everyone is mad at me, because I didn’t tell them when they felt I should tell them I was taking the job? But now we’re locked in a building where we could potentially not live to see tomorrow. So what’s more important?’ It gives the task force the opportunity, all of us, to get over ourselves and work together to make it out of there alive.”

Update: Thursday, December 8: Watch a clip from “Last Christmas”…



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