Law & Order: Organized Crime's New Detective Gets an Icy Welcome From Stabler in Sneak Peek

Watch Brent Antonello's Detective Jamie Whelan join the Law & Order franchise in E! News' exclusive Organized Crime first look.

By Brett Malec, Alex Ross Sep 29, 2022 10:19 PMTags

There are some new kids on the Organized Crime block.

In E! News' exclusive sneak peek at the Sept. 29 episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime, eager new detective Jamie Whelan (Brent Antonello) joins Sergeant Ayanna Bell's (Danielle Monet Truitt) task force and is met with a brash Detective Stabler (Christopher Meloni).

"Who is this?" Stabler asks Bell in the preview. "When is he hitting puberty? I told you, I wanted an old head!"

Even though Bell encourages him by saying she thinks Whelan has "serious credentials" and is "a Stabler in the making," Stabler continues his icy welcome by ignoring Whelan's hand shake offer and walking out of the room.

Stabler may be hesitant to teach new detectives his old tricks, but Antonello told E! News at the Sept. 19 Law & Order premiere carpet that there were more than a few qualities in Stabler he would want for his own character.

"I would want Stabler's focus, and his need for justice," said Antonello. "His vision on what law enforcement should be."

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The Sept. 29 episode will feature Jet Slootmaekers (Ainsley Seiger) also breaking in the new squad members—both Whelan and Det. Bobby Reyes (Rick Gonzalez), who will also be making his Organized Crime debut. Gonzalez, however, is no stranger to the Law & Order universe.

"I did the first season of SVU, so that was its own experience in itself and I was just starting as an actor at that time," Gonzalez told E!. "And then now to have it be full circle was just kind of kooky! I'm playing a really great character that I like a lot and working with Brent and the rest of this cast is a lot of fun."


Antonello added of his co-star, "Rick's story is a lot cooler than mine! But it's been a blast. It's a very collaborative experience, which I wouldn't really anticipate. It's just been great so far."

Law & Order: Organized Crime airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC (streaming next day on Peacock).

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