As for what Pisano can tease about the remainder of the current season? Velasco is set to team up with the Organized Crime task force, working closely with detective Jet Slootmaekers (Ainsley Seiger).
“I’m a big fan of actors and [Ainsley] is a phenomenal actress. She’s so crafted and she’s so creative,” he shared of the upcoming crossover. “I met her for the first time as the character. And the things she was doing? So unique and so creative and original.”
And, as the 23rd season of SVU draws to a close, Pisano revealed Velasco’s background and morality are about to be put to the test.
“There’s one episode that deals with priests that are privy to information based on confessions, and they can’t disclose it because of clergy vows, and it’s obviously going to trigger Velasco’s religious background and his faith,” he teased. “He’s gonna have to face decisions that push and pull in terms of what he thinks is right and just what he believes and how personal his connection to the church is.”
For more of Pisano, catch the Law & Order: Organized Crime crossover event tonight, May 5, at 10 p.m on NBC.