Law & Lorder: SVU EXITS

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Law & Order: SVU has been on the scene for 19 seasons, and one thing has remained constant: Mariska Hargitay.

The long-running show has featured a revolving door of ensemble cast members, from detectives to ADAs, all turning in memorable performances through the years. The latest exit happened in the Wednesday, Feb. 7 episode when Raúl Esparza left the show. Esparza played ADA Rafael Barba since season 14 of the series.

Take a walk down Law & Order: SVU memory lane with us and take a look back at how the NBC police drama has handled character exits in the past. Warning, this may make you long for characters of yesterday. Should you feel the urge to revisit, there are always marathons on USA Network and Law & Order: SVU season 1-19 are streaming now on Hulu.

Dean Winters, Brian Cassidy, Law & Order: SVU

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Michelle Hurd, Monique Jefferies, Law & Order: SVU

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Stephanie March, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Returning Stars

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Diane Neal, Casey Novak, Law & Order: SVU

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Adam Beach, Chester Lake, Law & Order: SVU

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 Michaela McManus, Kim Greylek, Law & Order: SVU

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Christopher Meloni, Stabler, Law & Order: SVU

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Tamara Tunie, Dr. Melinda Warner, Law & Order: SVU

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B.D. Wong, Dr. George Huang, Law & Order: SVU

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Richard Belzer, Law and Order

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Law & Order SVU, Danny Pino, Peter Scanavino

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Dann Florek, Donald Cragen, Law & Order: SVU

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Law and Order: SVU, Sam Waterston

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Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC.

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