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'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... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/law-order-svus-captain-cragen-exits-with-the-perfect-10-4.html

SVU Says Goodbye to Capt. Cragen: Will Olivia Be Put in Charge?

  Longtime Law & Order: SVU castmember Dann Florek had one stipulation when discussing his exit from the series with showrunner Warren Leight . "Dann said, 'I don't like parties. I don't want a party,'" Leight tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "But he does have a nice 'farewell to the troops' moment in this episode." On Wednesday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Capt. Cragen will retire from the force after 15 seasons of SVU and three seasons on the original flagship series — all of which makes him the longest-running character in Law & Order history. "We set this thing in motion where, for the first time ever, he had a hint of a social life," Leight said in reference to...   //www.tvguide.com/News/SVU-Cragen-Farewell-Olivia-1076033.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Law & Order: SVU Season 15 Episode 11 “Amaro’s One-Eighty”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  (SVU) season 15 Episode 11 “Amaro’s One-Eighty” airs Wednesday, January 15 2014 on NBC (9:01-10:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Law & Order: SVU Season 15 Episode 11 “Amaro’s One-Eighty” – Detectives Amaro (Pino) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) leave a party and stumble upon Officer McKenna (guest star Vicky Jeudy) in pursuit of a suspected drug dealer. A standoff leads to gunfire and the teenaged suspect is gravely wounded. While Amaro struggles to reconcile his by-the-book actions with his conscience, the SVU fights to keep Internal Affairs from jumping to conclusions. The case becomes a public spectacle and Amaro must decide if fighting for his badge is the best decision for his family. Meanwhile, Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) makes a surprise announcement. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Sergeant Benson) and Ice-T (Detective Tutuola). Also guest starring Greg Germann (Derek Strauss), Elizabeth Marvel (Rita Calhoun), Robert John Burke (Lt. Ed Tucker), Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Cathy Moriarty (Captain Toni Howard), Mary McCann (Didi Denzler), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Father Biobaku) and Mel Harris (Eileen Switzer). Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/01/15/law-order-svu-season-15-episode-11-amaros-one-eighty/