Tonight, it was Lupo and then Connie's manueverings that got first Marvy where they needed him and then the Reverend saying what he needed to on the stand. Cutter basically stood around. Oh, except when he cross-examined the Reverend the first time and hurt Jack's campaign (AGAIN!) by allowing the opposition to use his cross to say that the D.A.'s office thinks that devout Christians are liars and perjurers.
So, I mean, seriously? I'm not in the loop with L&O spoilers at all, but I'm honestly beginning to wonder if all of these failures of Mike Cutter (I can not for the life of me recall the last time he had a strong, solid win based on his skill ... even in part!) is some season-long arc leading to him leaving the D.A.'s office.
Obviously, I'll still watch the show. If I'm watching it after losing Michael Moriarty and Angie Harmon, I'm pretty much gonna stick through it through whatever cast change, but I'll miss Loache, and I kinda want to be prepared.