Monday’s episode of Law and Order, “Rubber Room,” was the series last, even though it wasn’t meant to be. It was planned to be S. Epatha Merkerson’s last episode though and, therefore, it did celebrates the show’s unsung hero, Lt. Anita Van Buren.
As the episode opened, concerned parents alert Lt. Van Buren that a man is videotaping nude girls (including their daughter) and posting clips on his website. By the end of the episode, Dets. Lupo and Bernard and ADAs Cutter and Rubirosa figure out that the anonymous blogger is a disgruntled teacher.
Because this was the planned end to Lt. Van Buren’s storyline, we learned more about her personal life than is typical for the series.