“I love Ilene," Beals says of Chaiken, who serves as showrunner on Law & Order: Organized Crime. "We work together so well. She’s so smart and wise and talented and I was excited to work with her again. She and the writers came up with a really great character. And there was no way I could say no to them.” Meanwhile, The L Word: Generation Q sees Beals reprising her longtime role as Bette Porter, which she originally played for six seasons on The L Word.