You know I can never send just one..
So I’m gonna odd ball but
1) Brian Cassidy
1) Brian Cassidy -
First impression: An immature, insecure man-child who had been assigned to the wrong unit, and lucked into Liv's bed by some strange twist of Fate.
Impression now: Cassidy is one of those guys who never found his niche, and now is just another aging hypermale who can't accept that he is growing old. He's the creepy guy who hangs alone at the bar and tells stories of his good old days, while chasing relationships with younger women that never last more than a few months because he has no interest in putting down any roots.
Favorite moment: When he testifies in Facing Demons, bc it's literally his only redemptive, adult moment in the entire series.
Idea for a story: Rewrite the undercover story with Ganzel so that Brian realizes he much prefers being a bodyguard in the underworld, and have him live happily ever after in some Penthouse Condo where he bounces from stripper to stripper until he can retire.
Unpopular opinion: Liv was anything but the love of his life. He only thinks that bc Liv was the only woman to ever take him seriously besides his mother. And also, he could have saved Liv a cubic fuck tonne of trauma by being a better boyfriend and checking in more often that weekend.
Favorite relationship: Cassidy and Munch
Favorite headcanon: That Cassidy never came out from UC work and never crossed paths with SVU again.
2) Casey Novak -
First impression: I was hurting from Alex's departure, so I was automatically resentful of any ADA that took up her position, but especially an over-eager one. Luckily, though, she grew on me quicker than I expected.
Impression now: Novak was a straightforward ADA. I don't think of her as particularly smarter or dumber than any of the other ADAs of the series. I was never highly invested in her character or her backstory, however, I do think that the way in which she was written out was a hard stretch. Casey was never portrayed as someone who would risk her career for feelings for someone. I actually loved the idea of her ending up with Det. Lake, but hated the story arc that ended both characters.
Favorite moment: The scene of her in the batting cage hitting balls, bc that's honestly the only scene that sticks out in my mind.
Idea for a story: I'd love to read a story where she runs into Lake later in life, after he's paroled or pardoned and they settle down and live happily.
Unpopular opinion: Sorry, but Casey is my least favorite of all the main ADAs that were in the series.
Favorite relationship: Casey and Chester Lake
Favorite headcanon: Casey can't dance to save her life. She sings in the shower, and she will flip a coin to make everyday decisions that she hates (like what to order for lunch).
Thanks, doll. Casey was a hard one! Phew!
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