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LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME’s Ainsley Seiger Dissects the Fun Dynamics of the New Task Force

March 9, 2023 by  


LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME — “All That Glitters” Episode 307 — Pictured: (l-r)Brent Antonello as Det. Jamie Whelan, Rick Gonzalez as Det. Bobby Reyes, Ainsley Seiger as Det. Jet Slootmaekers Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell, Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler — (Photo by: Cara Howe/NBC)

As LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME settled into its third version of the Organized Crime Control Bureau task force, the series has had fun with various pairings and partnerships, allowing for different dynamics to come into play.

But throughout the first half of season 3, Jet Slootmaekers (Ainsley Seiger) has become a linchpin, of sorts, to the group, easily fitting in with both the more seasoned cops (and occasionally having fun at their expense), while helping the younger detectives adjust to the team.

Within the original OCCB trio of Jet, Sergeant Ayanna Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt), and Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), “Bell is very much the big sister,” Seiger notes to Give Me My Remote of Jet’s relationship with her boss. Though the two recently didn’t see eye-to-eye over how Jet was handling her undercover op, at their core, it’s a “‘’I want you to be proud of [me], I just want you to say something nice to me about how I’m doing good at my job, because I think you’re really good at your job,’ dynamic.”

“And, obviously, Stabler is certainly the dad,” she continues with a laugh. While that may be a light-hearted comparison—and an easy joke given Elliot’s large family—it’s also a bit bittersweet for the young detective: “Given that Jet has a, as we know, tense non-relationship with her own father, I think that there’s certainly something to be explored there.”

With the new detectives, Jamie Whelan (Brent Antonello) and Bobby Reyes (Rick Gonzalez), Jet has had lighter moments—and also opened up a bit about her past.

“As far as figuring out the relationship with Reyes and Jamie, it’s been a lot of [thinking] these are like her annoying older brothers, in a way—that kind of poking and prodding that you do of one another, but working together in a really great cohesive way,” Seiger says. (Antonello previously echoed that potential sibling vibe, as Jamie “likes to push [Jet’s] buttons a little bit, to see how far you can actually go. But at the same time, there’s this chemistry between them that you can’t really identify yet.”)

“I love the way that they all work as an entire task force, but specifically the relationship between that trio of younger detectives is very interesting to me,” she continues. “And I find that I warmed, as Jet, to Reyes a lot faster than Jamie.”

Off-screen, though, it’s all good feelings, with Seiger posting on social media “task force is complete” after Antonello and Gonzalez’ first episode aired in September.

“I love working with Rick and Brent; I think they’re the greatest,” Seiger praises. “And I’m super looking forward to seeing the trajectory of all of those relationships moving forward for the rest of the season.”



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