NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09:  'Chicago P.D.' cast Sophia Bush and Jason Beghe are seen filming special crossover episode with 'Law & Order: SVU' Mariska Hargitay on March 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
TV - Movies
Law & Order's
2022 Crossover
Presented A Big
Problem That The
Creators Didn't
In a TV event over two decades in the making, fans got what they always dreamed of in Dick Wolf's prolific "Law & Order" universe. While the franchise has recently been taking heat for its pro-police narrative, surprisingly the crossover event has created a new, much more mundane, problem.
Though the crossover aired in order when it first premiered, things could prove more tricky when the shows go into syndication. The event was spread across all three series, which means that each individual "Law & Order" show will only have one-third of the story in reruns.
"Law & Order: Organized Crime" reruns will only show the first episode, "SVU" reruns will only have the middle chapter, and reruns of the recently-rebooted "Law & Order" will only show the final episode. Fans on Twitter noted this could get confusing for people who don't keep up with every "Law & Order" spin-off.