Of course, thank the stars for Meloni's return. Now, as I write this, I've only seen two episodes so, if it goes south from here, don't hate. But this is the most visceral, most gritty Law & Order franchise I've seen. There are no punches pulled here - the plots and acting are in your face. It's ugly and real, stripped of any charm. And it is fascinating, the way it all unravels. Nothing is quite safe from the microscope - even Benson's and Stabler's chummy relationship seems to fray. If the writing and acting stay on this level, this dark horse may win more than a resurrection for Meloni - it could take L&O into the realm of art.