One of the things I like about Law and Order is the regular turnover of the actors on it. It accentuates the writing and characterization as the true stars.
Tonight the Asst. D.A. called Serena had her last episode. Everything was fine until the last minute. Fred Thompson's character had just fired her, and then they drop a bombshell, and have her ask if it is because she is a lesbian.
AFAIK her sexuality had never been a part of the show for the entirety of her run, so why did they feel the need to interject it that way in literally the last moments her character was on the show? It was jarring and unnecessary. Man I hate when shows I enjoy do stupid things like that.