Gothamist thought that Detective Green's shooting in tonight's episode of Law & Order was just a neat way to let Jesse L. Martin leave the show temporarily while he shoots Rent, but someone on Flickr says that tonight will be his last episode. The episode features a shocking crime, which is a bullet to the chest of Detective Green. Say it ain't so! It's not like L&O producer Dick Wolf would want to show his hand, but this is too obvious. When Jill Hennessy's Claire Kincaid died at the end of season six, we didn't know. And while we knew Serena Southerlyn was leaving, we didn't know she would be a lesbian! Gothamist doesn't want to see Detective Green in a bodybag. And we don't want a Paul Sorvino/Phil Cerreta-like shooting in a buy-and-bust, where he ends up deciding to leave homicide investigations. No!

Does anyone know what's going on? What do you think? Clearly, we'll be tuning in at 10PM tonight.

Photograph from tvbarn on Flickr - who are you, tvbarn?