‘Law & Order: SVU’ Recap: Stable Return – Season 22, Episode 9

So, Elliott Stabler returned Law and order: SVU Live up to the hype?

It’s up to you L&O Earnings. If you enjoy solid guilt-o-the-week episodes, good luck next week. If you were looking for a provocative and emotionally charged outbreak of international mess after Al abruptly retired from the New York Police Department in Season 12, this was your Christmas..

The hour was the first part of the crossover event that premiered Law and order: Organized crime, Spinoff which follows Chris Maloney’s stabilizer as he works with a different unit of NYPD. Read on for a recap of SVU Go here to read the episode, titled “Return of the Return Son” (Hey) and then our Rick app Organized crimeDebut.

The episode opens with Olivia driving in the rain rushing to the crime scene. Finn makes calls, wondering where she is, as everyone is waiting for her at the station. She told him, “You are the guest of the guest. Remember when he got the award? She apologizes, when she can show that she will show when she can. When she arrives at the scene, which is a car bomb, she first notices that one of the victims – who is being loaded into an ambulance – is Kathy Stabler. And when Liv hears someone calling his name, he turns around and says, “Elliott?”

Law-Order-Self-Recap-Stabler-Return-Season-22-Episode-9Yes, that’s it. Ex-partners walk towards each other, staring at each other’s faces even though they can’t really trust each other. “They tried to kill him,” says Stabler Final, something in shock. “They tried to kill Kathy.” This is not a show. Westing. Any. Time. Let’s go!

At the hospital, Fin Ol fills Livia. The bomb was in a rental car. Apparently the Stables live in Italy, as the Elliott New York City Police Department has international contact (!!) in Rome (!!). (Liv speaks for all of us when he says, “When is it?”) He’s in town for a department meeting, but he came to make the trip with her. And after taking Finn’s help, they were planning to attend a party to celebrate Livna’s award.

While Liv waits outside the hospital, L comes out: Kathy is in rough shape, but she’s still alive. “Tell me it’s going to be okay,” he breaks. “Kathy is a fighter. You know that, ”she replies. Stabler’s children then show Kathleen and Dickie; They are surprised to see their dad’s old spouse, but they quickly go inside.

Squad quickly apprehends a suspect in an anti-police demonstration near the bombing. So naturally Stabler shows up at the seam, finds everyone who has come out quickly and begs Benson to let him interrogate the person. “Liv, I give you my word, I’ll behave,” he says. Of course it’s a terrible idea. Stabler of course is very angry and involved anywhere near the suspect. And cautious he’s almost equipping this guy – I’m not you – 15 minutes into the episode. It is glorious. Only Liv’s stepping straight into Al’s path prevents him and his rolled-up shirtleaves from closing in on the man next week.

When Dickey shows up: Olivia is flapping at her ex-partner on the roof: Cathy is awake. And what’s more, the suspect fired so many bullets into his mouth that Carrie & Co knew he wasn’t behind the car bomb. At the hospital, Kathy can’t remember anything about the incident and it’s a little more than a bone lin throat and internal bleeding pool, but she also doesn’t want to discuss anything other than the elephant in the room. “Haven’t you really talked for 10 years?” She asks. Liv confirms that she didn’t even know Stabler was working for the force again. “Elliott told me that. I didn’t believe it, “Kathy begins to cry.

Law-Order-Self-Recap-Stabler-Return-Season-22-Episode-9Later, in the waiting room, Stabler apologized for getting out of control during the interrogation … and much more. “Sorry for saying goodbye to me, or sorry for walking, for not giving me the courtesy to say?” She said. “Both,” he replies. We are doing this. They both cried because she called him farewell (“I was looking for Kragen”) and how he felt abandoned in the aftermath. “You were the most important, the only important person in my life, and you just disappeared,” he says, low in voice. “I know,” he says, eyes watering. “I was scared. If I had heard your voice, I wouldn’t have been able to leave.” Forget Kathy: I I am dying for who I am.

During a drink with Finn, Elliott goes through his latest whereabouts. He went on a “walk” for a few years, then worked in foreign private security, then rejoined NYPD in his liaison role four years ago. He has more to do in New York, including a few months ago in Puglia, Italy, to witness the trial of some of the younger players he took. Finn also gives Liv a quick summary of Liv’s personal life over the past decade, in which he is also a son and had many relationships. “Who is this guy?” L gives wonders, but Finn laughs and says he has to ask Liv about it.

But enough levity! Kathy is going into cardiac arrest! It eventually stabilizes, but we get the point: Elliott’s second wife (yes, I said) has no confirmation of this. Back at the station, Rollins asks Benson if he and Kathy were friends. “Over time, we’ve come closer to the real thing,” says Liv, “while keeping someone’s throat still when they’re at work together. And A car accident really binds you.

The investigation is ongoing, but honestly, I’m just living for the next Stabler / Benson scene. But Rollins and Kate found the man who had planted the bomb in the car, and he hinted that it was a hired job. And then there are some legal things happening but – oh wait, Stabler calls Liv and she gets a horrible look on her face

She shows up at the hospital, where she keeps an eye on Al Kathy’s empty bed. She is dead. As Ol Livia approaches, she turns to him and leans over his shoulder, starting to cry. Liv hugged him, sighing, “I’m sorry” when he fell.

When he recovers a little, we learn that Kathy’s spleen ruptured, and she died in surgery. “I didn’t get to say goodbye,” he says. “We were happy.” Of. As he prepares to call his children – including Eli, who is in Rome – he promises Liv that Kathy’s killer will go down. It would be difficult, however, for the suspect in their custody to die in his prison cell; Someone made it look like an overdose. But that’s where it ends for SVU: Garland informs Liv that the case is being taken out of his hands.

Meanwhile, at the hospital chapel, Stabler tells Dickie and Kathleen to cry, while Ol watches Livia.

The next thing we know, it’s a new day, and Stabler is putting his badge on the courthouse and interrogating two bad guys from Puglia, an Italian (it’s hot), who they believe were involved in Kathy’s death. Then he warns them that they are dead men, and we are out!

Now it’s your turn. What do you think about the episode? Grade it by the poll below, then hit the comments!