S. Epatha Merkerson Leaves LAW and ORDER

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EW’s Michael Ausiello recently announced the exit of one beloved characters from L&O, Lt. Van Buren who was played by the brilliant S. Epatha Merkerson. Ausiello snagged an exclusive interview with Mekerson in which she discusses the reason and timing of her departure, her favorite memory of the show and more.

I am sad to see Mekerson leave the show. Her portrayal of tough but fair Lieutenant Van Buren will remain as one of the most underrated and definitely praise-worthy performance on TV. I am hoping that she doesn’t leave TV all together and that we will soon see her back with even better roles.

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