According to Nielsen ratings, the episode's original broadcast was watched by 11.81 million viewers and acquired a 4.0 rating / 11% share in the 18–49 demographic.An old murder case of a teenage girl is reopened when Detective Chester Lake (Adam Beach) is caught in a gunfight and wounded by the case's former investigator, Detective Edward Kralik.
With Adam Beach (right) on the cast, the series was more "ensemble"; Beach's character primarily partnered with Ice-T's Tutuola, but was often seen partnered with Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson. And they're always looking out for me and watching my back." Asked if she was blindsided by the news, Neal, choosing her words carefully, responded, "I don't know if blindsided is the right word....
She is looking forward to new opportunities and she will be missed." But as soon as it was announced Neal had departed the cast, it was said that she was fired from the show.
This came about shortly after TV Guide broke the news of Neal's departure.
It had been almost six weeks since Lilly Rush and Olivia Benson had been together.
Their schedules clashed incompatibly every time they attempted to make plans.