Law & Order: Organized Crime fans are getting pumped because Christopher Meloni has reunited with his on-screen mother, Ellen Burstyn. Burstyn is a beloved Law & Order guest star, appearing as Stabler’s mother, Bernadette, in Special Victims Unit and Organized Crime. Burstyn is a legendary actor; outside of her Law & Order mainstay, she has starred in films like The Exorcist, Requiem for a Dream, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Bernadette and Stabler’s tumultuous yet touching relationship has been a captivating point of interest for many seasons.
Any scene between the mother-son duo is a dynamic moment for Stabler fans. Meloni created quite a viral shockwave on March 19 after he shared an exciting post: a selfie with himself and Burstyn on the set of Organized Crime! (See the photo here. Meloni’s former SVU co-star Mariska Hargitay showed the pic some love, commenting: “Love these faces.” @dickwolfentertainment was also keen to comment, “The best mother-son duo.” Aside from the cast and crew showing their love for the reunion, dozens of Law & Order fans flooded the comment feed celebrating “Mama Bernie” being back in Stabler’s arms.
So does this mean Stabler’s mom will be making an Organized Crime appearance soon? It sure does!
Burstyn guest stars in Season 3 of Organized Crime for an episode titled “A Diplomatic Solution,” which airs Thursday, April 27 on NBC. The nail-biting plot synopsis reads: “The team scrambles to find the group responsible for an assassination attempt on a UN diplomat. Whelan and Reyes find a key clue in the depths of the city’s tunnel system. Stabler struggles to balance the investigation with his mother’s increasing need for support.” It seems like the mother-son reunion may be a stressful one in Burstyn’s latest pop-in!