Jerry Orbach was gone for several years and the show continued just fine. With some good casting, there's no reason TOS couldn't thrive. With all the former soap and the Broadway actors in New York, it's easy to find cast members. OC is doing reasonably well due to Stabler, and decent writing.
As much as the former cast is appreciated, just changing districts with a different cast of characters would work and the others could be referenced as former/ current colleagues. Besides, Anthony Anderson will be looking for work now that Black-ish is ending. He could be the captain now...
Today was pretty boring besides EJ/Nicole. I loved EJ's dialogue today and he was totally the voice of the audience in regards to Rafe, Rafe/Nicole, and that stupid bear.
Are we really supposed to believe that Nicole brings Duke to work with her? Yeah, that's totally something a 45-year-old business woman would do. Please. I'm all for revisiting EJ/Nicole to begin with, and I'm especially happy if it gets her away from Rafe. This Rafe/Nicole crap is so awful. I agree with whoever said that DF and AZ have some sparks. More of them please and less of Rafe. Plus EJ/Nicole getting back together will make for great drama when Sami eventually returns.
I just want to know what the actors think when they get their scripts and see that they get to do scenes where they discuss a teddy bear.
"Duke? Looks more like a sheriff to me... a rather useless one." LOL, EJ doesn't even want to know the story behind Duke because it would be too embarrassing for Rafe. I love how much he hates that dolt Rafe. He's soooo right that Nicole can do so much better. #FreeNicole #BlowDukeToSmithereens
EJ basically saying that Nicole likes his big dick Boy, calm down.
Why can't Jake and Gabi get a place of their own to live? Stop sponging off of Rafe. They're such losers.
I'm so over Xander and Gwen. I love Paul Telfer but Xander is boring right now. Xander should be causing trouble all over Salem, not being lovey-dovey with Gwen, who has also become really boring.
I feel like a switch has flipped with Chloe/Brady/Philip. Did the writers realize that they were writing Philip as a complete lunatic? Suddenly the writing is more rootable for him and Chloe, they're getting flashbacks, he's not being a total jealous loser, and his hair is improving (lol). That's not a complaint - I'd rather watch a more balanced triangle than Philip acting unhinged every time Brady and Chloe are within a 50-mile radius of each other. The Philip/Chloe scenes today were actually nice.
The Jake/Brady scenes were totally forgettable.