Law and Order
Law and Order
"What Happens in Puglia"
  OC, Episode 1.01
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First aired (US): 1 April 2021
First aired (AUS): 12 April 2021
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Teleplay By
Ilene Chaiken

Story By
Dick Wolf & Ilene Chaiken and Matt Olmstead

Directed By
Fred Berner


Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to take on the city's most powerful organized crime syndicates and rebuild his life in the wake of a devastating personal loss.




Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

Guest cast[]

  • Chazz Palminteri as Manfredi Sinatra
  • DeShawn Harold Mitchell as Detective Stan Fairey
  • David Greenspan as Pat Sharkey
  • Mike Keller as A.D.A. Gabe Rezek
  • Giorgio Panetta as Marco Gennaro
  • Tom Scorzone as Pietro Schiavelli
  • Davide Borella as Roberto
  • Adam Harper as Carl
  • Umar Abrams as Preteen #1
  • Wilma Rivera as Homicide Detective
  • Stephanie Seward as Court Officer #1
  • Pitolomusic as Court Officer #2
  • Ari Barkan as Attendant
  • Teniece Divya Joynson as Detainment Guard



Elliot Stabler: I am reminded of a woman in grief. Her son divided by land, by triggers and blood.

Elliot Stabler: You're all dead men, every one of you.

Background Information and Notes[]

  • This episode concluded a two-part crossover event, which started with the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Return Of The Prodigal Son".
  • All of the Stabler children return, with Maureen and Elizabeth making their first appearances since the eighth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • During the episode's initial airing, the intro quote is cut, likely to make the transition from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit more seamless. When the episode was uploaded to Hulu and Peacock, the quote is reinstated.
  • This marks the first time Elliot meets Noah Porter-Benson, Benson's son.
  • Elliot decides to stay in New York rather than return to Rome because of Kathy's memory.

Previous episode:
"What Happens in Puglia"
Law & Order: Organized Crime
Season 1
Next episode:
"Not Your Father's Organized Crime"
Seasons 12