Just how Eli will “bear the brunt” remains to be seen, though it will likely be an emotionally charged watch for fans.
The latest Law and Order spin-off clearly isn’t afraid to take the franchise in new directions, as the usual ensemble cast formula has been stripped back.
Stabler has always been a fan-favourite, but in alienating Eli, fans are worried he is pouring himself into his work at the cost of his family.
The veteran detective will have to find a balance between work and his family before he runs the risk of losing Eli for good.
Law and Order: Organized Crime season two is airing Sundays on NBC in the USA. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.