I know stories have to progress and move forward and in the real world military people move or leave the service, but I'm not really clicking with any of the new characters and certainly not at the expense of losing the old ones. Sadly if the show ended I'd be ok with it (as long as we get a decent wrap up). Kim Delaney's role has been greatly scaled back and can only guess it has to do with what happened last year when she was a speaker at a military event. Maybe it's her choice to scale back to take care of herself. I liked Pamela but wasn't really sad to see her go. My favorite characters are Denise and Roland.