She appeared in 85 episodes. She was the second longest serving junior ADA in the history of the series, having served three complete seasons and half of a fourth. Southerlyn often disagrees with McCoy over their trial strategies in cases where she sees the defendant's crime as a by-product of social circumstances, such as homelessness or racism. She has an especially troubled relationship with Branch, a conservative who replaced Lewin as District Attorney in There is some nuance in her political outlook, however; she takes a hardline stance against illegal immigration , and sees the Miranda Warning as "trite" and a "hollow formality". In the episode "DR ", Southerlyn is brought before the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division 's Disciplinary Committee after promising to get legal help for a murder suspect who had taken hostages , to get him to release his prisoners.
Law and Order’s Serena Southerlyn Comes Out on Her Way Out
Law and Order's Serena Southerlyn Comes Out on Her Way Out - AfterEllen
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When Law and Order 's Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn was fired on this week's episode of the long-running NBC drama Law and Order , no one was surprised: the news of actress Elizabeth Rohm's impending departure from the series after four years had been announced months before. But almost no one was prepared for her final scene, in which Southerlyn came out as a lesbian. Elisabeth Rohm Angel, One Life to Live joined the cast of Law and Order in as ADA Serena Southerlyn, and quickly became one of the show's more disliked characters for what was perceived by many to be her cold and robotic personality. But she did have some fans, including many lesbian viewers who had their suspicions about Southerlyn's sexuality. In the final scene of the January 12, episode "Ain't No Love" , District Attorney Branch Fred Thompson fired Southerlyn for being too passionate and personally involved with her work, telling her she would be better suited for advocacy work than criminal law.