January 18, 2017

Law & Order: Los Angeles casting suggestions

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: To the surprise of few who were paying attention, a regular of Law & Order has indeed been added to Law & Order: Los Angeles, in the form of Alana De Garza. She joined the show as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa in its sixteenth-year. She stuck around for four seasons, including the final three seasons that made up the creative comeback of what fans refer to as ‘the mothership’. She felt completely out of place sparring with grandfatherly Sam Watterson in her first season, but was a perfect fit with Linus Roache once Watterston’s Jack McCoy got promoted to DA during season 17.

Considering how much her character thrived when matched with a similarly-aged ADA in the form of Roache’s Mike Cutter, it’s almost tragic that the show will return her character to the role of ‘mentoree’ to Terrence Howard’s Deputy District Attorney Jonah Dekker. While it appears that most of the casting changes have already been completed, allow me to add a few suggestions of my own:…

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  • April 20, 2011 | Permalink |

    Bring back Linus Roache as Alana de la Garza’s love interest on Law and Order-which doesn’t have to be in LA.

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