The new ADA is very, very obnoxious. She will probably be obnoxious and disliked by everyone for about half a season and then magically be accepted as one of the gang. This is what the Law and Order shows always do with new characters. Logan leaves, Briscoe doesn't like Curtis at first but by the end Curtis' kids are calling him "Uncle Lennie." Then Curtis leaves, Briscoe doesn't like Green at first but so on... It would be cool if they actually left her pushy and unlikable, but she's so obviously that wide-eyed "I'm being pushy because I'm trying sooooo hard to do my job" pushy. Which means she's really a creampuff and she'll be crying all the time. Dammit, I wish Law and Order would bother to hire ADAs who had actual acting chops already instead of getting models and letting them learn on the job. Because by the time they can do an adequate acting job, they're on to bigger and better things. The female ADAs are so obnoxiously eye candy. I didn't want Olivia to be nice to her but of course, that's why Olivia's the moral conscience of the show.
Now for the good news: actual real live Homicide references!!!
That scene in the diner where Munch asks Finn if he's ever thought about investing in a restaurant and Finn says "Oh no, I heard about that dive you had in Baltimore" was terrific. I love when the writers actually remember that Munch didn't just magically materialize on the SVU set. (Ditto a recent one I saw where Munch is talking about how an internal affairs investigation can ruin you even if you're cleared, he's seen it -- he had to be talking about Kellerman.) Oh, and the bit where Olivia said Munch has given up on love was quite accurate. I heart Munch. When the fuck do my Homicide Season 3 DVDs ship? I need a fix.