So you all may remember that I raved about the hastily-cancelled Kidnapped and how well the unaired episodes played when they were released on DVD. If it had stayed on the air, no shit, it would have been one of my top 5 shows of the season. It seems that someone at NBC -- or Dick Wolf himself -- might have been on that same wavelength, because Linus Roache just became the second Kidnapped alum (along with Jeremy Sisto) to get cast on the Law & Order mothership. Roache's character replaces Jack McCoy as the lead ADA, while McCoy moves up the ladder to District Attorney, while Fred Thompson leaves the show to unsuccessfully run for President.
I hardly ever make a point of watching new L&O episodes. It's not a serial which means there's no great urgency not to miss one, and they get run in syndication so often that I figure I'll see them soon enough. The Roache and Sisto castings might make me watch the new episodes after all.