Dear Dick, for the umpteenth time you NEED NEW WRITERS. The whole episode was terrible, first of all killing off Ben Stone, sure we ain't seen him in this franchise for almost 30 years but that's beside the point. Out of all the defense attorneys in this show, why the hell did Barba have to get saddled with Randall Dworkin? And Barba's God-awful monologue about Olivia changing his life, who the hell is writing this show anymore?
I could have been fine with all that, almost, but once more they bring in an ADA that the squad will dislike, and one that has been practicing law in Illinois yet, is he even a member of the New York Bar? Was there really no one in the Manhattan DA's office who could have taken that job?