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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Brandon Gantt, Oct 15, 2003.
Did no one see this last night? They finally got rid of Elisabeth Rohm! Yeah
I've added spoiler protection to your post. There are undoubtedly people who recorded the episode and haven't yet viewed it.
As much as I like L&O, I just haven't had time to watch it lately (or much of anything else for that matter). Please spoilerize your response, but what happened?
And what he wrote is wrong, anyway - Elisabeth Rohm is on the regular Law & Order; Stephanie March has been the ADA on Special Victims Unit since the start of the second season.
I knew she was leaving the show, but I was kind of surprised by the way they did it - the writers have been hinting at her becoming disillusioned with her job since the middle of last season, and I figured she'd leave because of that rather than being written out like this.
Good episode, but the end didn't make a lot of sense to me - was Alex actually shot and then put into witness protection (explaining why her arm's in a sling), or was that a put-up job?
Once again, spoiler protection added.
I had the same question about the ending, though.
My guess is that the assassination attempt was real, but the announcement of her death was not. Everyone assumed that she was no longer a target when the macho yacht owner was found dead in his cell. After the drive-by shooting, they realized she needed to disappear. But that final scene had a tacked-on feel, as if the script originally called for her to die but at the last minute they decided to film a sort of "cliffhanger escape" scene.
We don't usually spoiler-protect after the West Coast airing in these discussion threads, do we? Why so insistent here?
The epilogue being tacked-on makes sense, since the scene beforehand looked pretty darn definitive. Kind of an odd choice, unless Wolf & company decided toward the end that this story is something they may want to pick up again later if they can get the actor back (as with Olivia D'Abo on Criminal Intent last year).
It was also good to see them actually getting some use out of Richard Belzer and Ice-T, as well - while Meloni and Hargitay are the leads, the second pair of detectives often seems unnecessary.
I dont watch it on a regular basis anymore but wanted to see how they got rid of her.