Christopher Meloni is killing it right now. He's at the top of his game and the best he's ever been.
He’s in his prime right now. Physically, career wise, everything. I feel blessed to see him on my screen each week
Could not possibly agree more. I don't see Christopher Meloni *or* Elliot Stabler when I see Eddie Wagner. I love it when an actor "dissolves" into the character, and now CM is doing it twice. And he looks mighty fine while he's doing it, too.
Do I see some sparks flying between Jet and Malachi? 👀
IS THAT HER NAME?!
I've just been calling her Garcia this whole time...
Bahahaha. I mean, if the shoe fits… I feel like Sloot is Garcia 2.0. Like a dark emo Garcia. And I dig it.
Yup! Jet slootsmaker.
might as well call her TARU
He was definitely giving her heart eyes
Lowkey ship it
Highkey ship it
I did too, but it was ridiculously unrealistic that they just leave him handcuffed to a desk for hours. It's like they need him in the scene but they have to explain him not being in jail.
Are we supposed to believe that a big Albanian mobster has no surveillance or alarm system in his house?
Idk, I’m not a criminal and I don’t trust cameras/security systems. All they do is record your own comings and going’s. An old school Albanian might not want all the bells and whistles
Plus he has guys sneaking in
Wouldn't she turn it off if she was inviting another man over?
If she even knows about it! He probably got something from the guy who gave them the first encrypted phones.
Sure, he’s no Wheatley, but
Could it be a silent alarm? That’s why he came home when he was supposed to be away?
Why would either be set when they were home😂
Stabler’s friendship with the waitress is so sweet 🥲
Trafficking? Is this the SVU tie in?
I wonder if McGrath would be like this ain't important since people trafficked from Albania are not daughters of cops 🙄
I wouldn’t mind seeing a Stabler vs McGrath show down
From what we’ve seen so far, McGrath will probably be the buffoon that blows Stabler’s cover. Or his UC. Whatever that guys name is.
That’s what I was thinking too!
Yes 🙌 100%
Stabler is unraveling. Poor guy needs a therapist not a UC mission.
I think Elliot enjoyed that just a tad too much 😅
Oh they know they're wrong with that phone call to Olivia.
I have a feeling he grabbed that badge to leave it for her or something in case this goes bad.
iirc it’s his old badge number?
I believe so.
Yeah, I literally laughed out loud when he mentioned the “I love you” and then the ol’ “if you’re satisfied with your message…”. Too funny. I hope they don’t draw this out all season because I’m honestly not into these random little comments. These are two adults who have known each other for years. You’re telling me they can’t sit down and have an honest conversation about their feelings?
The mission can’t be *this* important
I feel like he may even surpass Brian Cassidy’s level of wild, and that’s kind of hard to top. That man set a whole new bar.
He’s convincing himself it is
Lmaoo Malachi and Jet crack me up 😂
The fist bump sent me 😭
I know. I loved the flirtation between those two.
I hope he becomes a regular.
Why is Stabler going after each bad guy's wife 😶 first Angela and now this lady
These kinds of plots are probably half the actual reason they killed Kathy. Like, it was part Olivia, part secret-agent-Stabler-man-gettin'-opp.
So basically he’s been made the James T Kirk of Law and Order??? 😳
But like at least Chris knows he's bald and rolls with it.
I love this analogy.
What in the 1987 is this outfit?
She reminds me of the warden from holes
i’m dying because albi had the same pattern in his jacket earlier lol
I’m assuming you meant the wife…could also apply to the zippy sleeveless hoodie though.
people tend to like the clothing from the era they "peaked" in, lmao.
I peaked in ‘07. I hope to god I never venture back to that era of clothes.
low rise jeans under skirts and enormous, purposeless belts are coming for you.
actually that may have been slightly earlier than 07.
I have Albanian relatives and that's pretty much how they all dress.
Sargent Bell get your man
Did we really just get Dick Wolf’d at that? What a way to end it.
He gave her his Dick Wolf
Yeah, we need another crossover episode. He’s getting way too deep (no pun intended)
Pun definitely intended
And I’m living for it
It’s definitely keeping me on the edge of my seat!
I mean I guess I get it, he can’t turn her down without pissing her off and potentially risking the mission and his life. But still, eugh!!!
She called him out on being nervous and he's like I have no choice now. I'm not prepared with silly knockout drugs. I guess I'm gonna have to go for it.
Hopefully that Winnebago is bugged and Sloot comes in for the rescue.
This. I think he’ll flip her to further the bigger catch ala last episode. The end was a red herring.
Oh he'll flip her all right xD
I mean how can Stabler blame Mrs. Albi for coming onto him when he’s wearing that zip tank like that…
Ok he’s off the fucking leash
MRS ALBI IS THE REBOUND? LMAO
I was just coming back to point that out. His first since Kathy.
I actually love it. I'm enjoying this show tremendously.
I must admit that I am entertained. You're sitting here like, "this is L&O and this is Stabler, they won't let him do that." And then the writers like, "alright bet."
yes! it's so much fun!
We don't know that. I bet Elliot has had his fair share of women since Kathy died.
That's true. Though I do think it's only been like 6 months since Kathy died and he'd have needed to have them while also messing around with Angela and whatever torch he's carrying for Olivia.
I hope the next episode is the end of his UC because this man needs therapy
>I hope the next episode is the end of his UC because this man needs therapy
Lmao but facts
Elliot the bar is literally on the floor.
One thing about Stabler is that he’s definitely gonna shoot someone lmao
I smell another SVU crossover baby!
The gold lamé is a crime in itself.
Oh no bb what is u doin
Although that ending made a wince, I’m not really upset by it. It makes sense with the arc they’re going for in these first 8 episodes. He’s trying to play his role well but in doing so he’s losing himself as well. The first season kicked started the beginning of his dissent into a world he’s never entered before. He’s single, he’s technically free to be with the woman he loves. But he’s also suffering from guilt, PTSD and extremely confused. By the end of the first season, everything is starting to collapse on him and he has to scream from the top of his lungs “I NEED HELP”. But in order for him to get help, he needs to make the active choice of helping himself and start being honest with all the feelings he’s been holding in. And that’s what season 2 is showing. He puts himself in the middle of an undercover mission, thinking he can do it because he’s good at his job. And as he admits to Olivia, a part of him likes that he doesn’t have to be him for awhile. I think at this time he’s not feeling great as Elliot Stabler. At least as Eddie he can escape some of that self-loathing. But as we see here, he’s starting to get too into his role. And it’s not just with this guy’s wife, it’s earlier on. Punching that dude’s head into the plate, taking out a lot of anger and not being told off is perhaps stimulating for someone who’s dealing with so much rage right now. And the one person who he would like to be with seems too far away in his mind (plus she has her own problems she’s got to work through as well) due to his own securities and of course, UC job.
I really just need my boy to go to some therapy! Like damn! Plus like it wouldn't hurt for him and olivia to do couples therapy too.
That’s not exactly flirting with the line, Elliot. That’s a big step across.
This season is firing on all cylinders, see everyone next week!
Bearded Stabler is badass, enjoy the new episode everyone!
Just leave two voicemails, dammit!!! Or a voice message!
Freakin technology. Why’s it always have to crap out when you need it.
Oh of course you need to bring bae in on this.
How much does Stabler have to walk the line before something happens to him? He was worried they’d kill him over the Luca thing, he doesn’t think they’re going to care about sleeping with Mrs. Albi? Albi just saved him, way to prove your loyalty.
What do you think Elliott gave the waitress in that book? A note? Liv’s card? He definitely slipped her something.
Nah. It would compromise the mission.
Good. He needs Finn and (mostly) Olivia to set him straight 😂
Stabler GET IT TOGETHER MAN
🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ this man has a death wish
Guy survives I bet, so Stabler will get reprimanded and they'll be a bit of drama but no death on his conscience
He lost his mind lol
Whys he getting in with this guys wife too how will this benefit him?
I think he realized that she knows more than she let's on and he was right. Pretty sure she's the trafficker and not Albi.
Right???? I was thinking that, too. I swear, she’s had my sympathy until now but not if she’s trafficking those poor girls
To add on to this. He started talking to her when he thought that Albi had killed one of her lovers because Reggie implied that Albi was jealous and would totally kill Elliot is he was messing around with Flutura.
Which then, I think made him wonder about Flutura himself. Even though Elliot had been out of svu for a decade, he's still got that instinct. He's been in svu for a long freaking time. Roughly 18 years if he had been there since 93.
And he was worried about that one girl who dissappeared from the diner. Which may have been a reason why he got close to Flutura so he could get inside their house to snoop.
The way I see Flutura is a true mob boss kinda wife. She knows the kind of business her husband is in and she is involved with it. She loves the lifestyle and may even know her husband is gay (I'm not sure on this). She loves the money and the power.
I don't see her like Angela. Angela is a good person that did a horrible thing because she was manipulated and fell in love with the wrong guy. Anywho that's just my speculation about the situation.
Ok what the fuck
Can you imagine what a bitch ass that guy was for running back and tattling on Elliot? "Boss, he hit me. Waaahhh."
I just loved the shit eating grin he had when Elliot went into the office, then he was pissed like a little bitch boy when Kosta didn’t kill him.
Nice to know Elliot’s built different
How do you even explain that later? She's gonna know she was roofied.
He literally was SVU, how did he not foresee this possibility 😂
OH NO! That's gonna be the next crossover episode!
You know, they *would* 😂
Ohhh you know tho, the trafficked waitresses really could be!
Ohhhh, you're absolutely right!
Yeah I feel like he could have handled that a whole lot better lol
I guess luka got his sunny side down by chef sabler. 😂
Jet had some get me the fuck out of here eyes for a second
I couldn’t watch tonight because of work. But seeing all of y’all’s reactions make me so excited to watch tomorrow! I love the chaos!
I am shook.
I wanna see Jet and Munch, if he ever came back, interact, I feel like it’s the dry humor
The message for Olivia…my shipper heart can’t take this
I really enjoy the extended storylines that OC is doing. I had to remind myself multiple times tonight that he won't die he is suppose to be in the rest of the season
Editing to add, can you imagine how absolutely weird it must be to film that last scene where is he looking down and taking his shirt off? Some poor soul/lucky bastard had to lie down somewhere to film at the right angle to get that shot while the director stood there going "nah, one more time, look hotter/freak out the viewers just a smidge more"
Is this Evan Peters long lost twin at the poker table?
There’s the Elliott I know and love
I can’t with these Stabler goodbyes… 😭
Eww stabler's face right before ughhh
Kathy died so Stabler could fuck around with random women.
“We were happy” okay Elliot
He's playing a role. You honestly think he wants to fuck around with a sex trafficker?
Why Dick, why?
WTF was that, Elliot?
Ok what the FUCK is happening!!!!
Well. I am a bit angry at that ending.
Is this a crossover episode tonight? I need some EO!
Welp, looks like we got our EO… just not the way we wanted it 😅
Don’t think so :(
What r u doing !
A crushing blow to EO shippers across the country
I’m an EO shipper and I don’t mind Elliot having a little casual sex.. especially that scene at the end dear god 🥵🥵🥵😅
Not really, I’m here for Elliot dating since we’ve never seen it — I just feel he could’ve done better than this thirsty ass mob woman 🤣🤣
I think that was Elliot
And there it is
Maldonado is good people for saving Stabler and just being a trooper throughout the whole operation. Hope they give him more to do as the season rolls on. And, it's good to see less arguing from Bell and Brewster.
I'm left confused at revelation that Albi is sterile, since Luca is engaged to his daughter.
Wondering if the Marcy Killers are going to become featured more after the Albanians, with everything circling back to Richard Wheatley toward the close of the season.
Overall, I'm enjoying this season a bit more than Season 1. It's interesting how Stabler is in the spot of Gina from last season, but, with an added certainty that he'll survive (at least, physically), while I was worried about her in every episode.
It's not Albie's daughter. It's the guy who did the talking at the wrestling gyms daughter. He valued Albie's opinion.
Wait. Forgot what I said, as I got mixed up thinking that she was Kosta's wife the whole time.
OH that ending just made me SICK
I know it’s been way too long since I’ve gotten laid when that scene with Fluterra and stabler POV scene at the end made me hot 🥵 😂😂😂😂😂
I mean the ending scene of him about to get on top of her was hot AF
The thirst is real lol
would albi even be mad about this I mean elliot knows his secret
Oh for sure he’d still be furious. He’s one of those guys that has zero sexual interest in his wife but still doesn’t want her banging anyone else because she’s *his* property. ESPECIALLY someone in his organization.
They are absolutely killing it with Stabler’s transformation into Eddie Ashes. No detail has been overlooked- the old, poor quality tattoos, sunburnt chest, hoarse voice, vocabulary, even the most minute movements like looking up from a menu say convict. Masterful.
Ugh. I hope they don’t make his life in danger every episode. I hate that.
Did stabler fire that shot???????
I really hope this girl is not a bad person.
I’m confused…Did he leave the message for Benson or did he delete it?!
He deleted and went to re record but then hung up. So she’ll just have a missed call.
I want the other person’s reply to be the right one but I think you’re correct 😢 I was distracted and didn’t hear what the recording said after it ran out.
I don’t think he deleted it. He was calling back to finish the message he started but then just hung up.
What the FUCK
What the hell Elliot
did anyone record the preview? all I saw was the last scene with Stabler with a knife to his throat.
Okay! I have a crazy but maybe not so crazy theory for next week.
A mirror of Gitano but this time it’s Elliot with a knife to his throat and Liv coming in to save the day.
I just caught up on all of this season's episodes so far. Wow! The S2 story line has me hooked. I wasn't a huge fan of S1 (the whole Wheatley crime fam seemed too contrived), but I'm loving Stabler embedded with the Albanians. As so many have said before me, Meloni is in his prime. And I *love* Jet. She's definitely my fave side character of all the L&O series combined.
Stabler is getting in too deep . He's losing himself into madness
Stabler going in balls deep both litterslly and undercover wise lol
Unpopular opinion: I’m tired of the Stabler/Benson will they/won’t they. I love them individually, but not together. IMO they never had much romantic chemistry and it’s frustrating when there are so many far more interesting subplots to explore.
Jet and Malachi- that’s chemistry. My guess is that underneath all that cockiness there’s a sad hot boy thing going on that will be teased out and appeal to Jet.
As for everyone bagging about Flutura being gross, I’m betting 9/10 are below her league and would bang her in a heartbeat.
Something is buggy me about Stabler living in that rv as part of his undercover profile. How much time does he spend there? He just happened to be there when Reggie showed up unexpectedly to warn him about what he did at the diner? And he's also there when Flutura shows up? He must really be living the part when he's not spending a maximum of ten minutes at the office discussing the next steps and whatnot.
Who was taking the photos of Stabler and Kosta?
Isn’t he on their team? I thought he was the one who asked when they were going to call for back up.
He was these guys obviously weren't paying attention
The other cop who was talking on the radio
Why are they making Stabler into a manwhore? Jesus
With his track record, I hope he’s suiting up first. That man can’t make that much money.
The actress playing Flutura is 60. Pregnancy isn't going to be a problem.
Single for the first time in his life and he’s mentally messed up? I’m not a fan, but not really mad about it either.
Well it’s not stabler it’s Eddie Wagner
That HAD to be a dream sequence... 🤢
am i the only one who thinks this whole thing with flutura is really fucked up like, ethically? he literally drugged her and now we’re being led to believe he’s having sex with her as he’s living a double life in order to get more shit on her so he can arrest her and the people she’s affiliated with. is sex like that really consensual?? it seems so fucked up and disturbing to me and i can’t believe his character would ever do that… this would truly ruin the show for me =\
Yes! Him drugging Flutura was really messed up. Definitely meant to show him getting in way over his head in this UC gig and doing super questionable things ethically. No way Bell authorized that, lol.
What the shit 🤯
Ew Stabler no no no
Edit: thanks for catching me up! Upvotes for everybody that answered!
I had to take the garbage to the curb and lost context. Did she drug him and he switched the drinks or did she just pass out from the wine?
No he roofied her.
He drugged her lol
He drugged her.