It was pretty good for a half an hour. NYPD detectives find kidnapping victim during a power blackout. I liked it, and I wondered why I ever stopped watching what the Fly and I once called "our favorite thing."
It wasn't long before I found out. Looking for kidnapping suspects led the new ADA to an investigation of power plant companies screwing the NYC consumer. I shut it off.
I left L&O because of this bait and switch where crime solving becomes liberal activism. I couldn't take it anymore. Did this stuff go on when Fred Thompson was the DA?