Part of what made Jack McCoy such a great character on Law & Order
was his relentless zeal in not just prosecuting but truly punishing defendants. But ever since he was promoted to D.A., he's shown a kind of lily-livered cowardice that makes Adam Schiff look like Abbie Carmichael. Michael Cutter reminds me a lot of a young Jack McCoy. But whereas that young McCoy tended to get a long leash from Adam Schiff, even when they disagreed; it often seems like D.A. McCoy is actively trying to cut off Cutter's prosecutions at the knees. What happened? Where'd my bloodthirsty Jack go?