Unlike Stones2009D, this show brought me back to the first few seasons of "Law & Order". A lot of the best episodes the show produced left on a cliffhanger, making the audience assume what the outcome was going to be. This episode was well written and I think Alana de la Garza should receive an Emmy nomination for her efforts in this episode. After Annie Parisse was killed a few seasons ago, I was worried about de la Garza's safety in the episode.
At 20 years, this show does not seem like it is slowing down. It is constantly getting 7-8 million viewers per week, which is in the top 5 for NBC (which is sad), and it is only usually .5 million behind SVU for the week. I think it warrants another year (or 20). Based off this episode, I believe L&O is here to stay.