'Law & Order: SVU's' Captain Cragen exits with the perfect 10-4

When Capt. Donald Cragen left the squad room a final time on "Law & Order: SVU," he did so as he had lived in it -- nobly.That may be a lofty term, but Dann Florek's performance as the captain of the Special Victims Unit was noble, quiet, steady and unwavering.Wednesday's (Jan. 15) "SVU" marked his 400th episode as the captain. Florek played Cragen in all 331 episodes of this series, now in its 15th season, and in 69 episodes of the original "Law & Order."There's a lot to be said for the sort of decency that Florek could not keep out of his performance. Florek declined requests to speak about his exit from the series, but had spoken with Zap2it over the years in a series of phone interviews and set visits.He was one of the originals, going back not just to the mothership of "Law & Order," but to that show's initial pilot. Like...



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