Stabler had someone hack the Brenner phone and went to a warehouse Lensky had visited. In the building, Stabler learned that a shisha place there belonged to a man nicknamed Raffi the Poet, aka Rafiq, who was murdered. For some reason, Stabler’s ID was found in the camp.
The detective met with Rafiq’s mother, Angela Wheatley (Bones’) Tamara Taylor) who shared that her ex passed his substance problems on to Rafiq. After that, Stabler attended Kathy’s funeral, as did Liv, where Stabler’s son Eli was particularly robbed.
Stabler met with the warehouse owner, a gangster named Sinatra (Chaz Palminteri) who denied having anything to do with the bombing that killed Kathy. We also met Sinatra’s smug son Richard (Dylan McDermott), who also had plans in Apulia, Italy.
Later, while Stabler was chatting with Angela, someone on a moped fired a gun at her to endanger the detective’s life. Soon after, Stabler could only think of a message he received for someone who claimed to know who had killed Kathy. Stabler rushed to Coney Island to meet the sender of the mysterious message.
Sinatra and Richard were also on the miracle wheel, and by the time Stabler reached the amusement park, Sinatra was dead. Then we saw Richard at home and Angela was there too, where the two of them got pretty cozy.
It was finally time to get the news we needed: the damned letter. Sure enough, Liv said to Stabler, she had read it and wanted to discuss it – gasp! – but he was too upset to find Sinatra’s body. Talk about terrible timing.
And so the letter secret ended up on a cliffhanger, which didn’t make us happy. But at least we have a lot of chaotic Stabler-Benson energy, right?
Organized Crime airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
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