I agree, Alecia and Rachelle. Detectives Stabler and Benson had the best chemistry. Stabler had the most solid marriage, until the wife had enough of playing second fiddle to the job; but now they are back, good as new. Jerry Orbach's salty and alcoholic character was very enjoyable. S. Epatha was fantastic until she made it all about her suit against being passed over as Chief. I also miss Chris Noth's character. But I must say, the spin-offs in LA and UK miss the mark totally with me. As a native New Yorker, I enjoy reading the locations of the next scene, imagining just where exactly are they? Is it between 5th and 6th Avenue? Is it in the Battery? The Bronx? New York City plays a big role for me.