Question: I missed the episode in question and have been unable to find the answer on the Internet: What was the story line reason that was given for the departure of Benjamin Bratt's character on Law & Order? Could you please help me out!? Jessica
Televisionary: That's why I'm here, Jessica. (Well, for that and for annoying my colleagues by humming to the songs coming through my headphones.)Bratt's character, Det. Reynaldo Curtis, joined the long-running NBC hit drama in 1995 and left in 1999 (the end of Season 9) to care for his wife, who suffered from multiple sclerosis. In reality, Bratt at that time the main squeeze of mega-hit mainstay Julia Roberts wanted more time to pursue a movie career. Jesse L. Martin's Det. Ed Green showed up the next fall as a replacement partner for show stalwart Det. Lennie Briscoe (the late, great Jerry Orbach), who, unlike the legions of other characters that left the series, knew enough to stay on a horse that keeps running and winning.