I just watched some season 1 episodes (the one called Russian Love Poem) and I'm unclear on why Det Brian Cassidy was transferred out of SVU abruptly onthat episode?
I know he had a crush on Olivia but there seemed to be something else that shook him up in Cragens office...or was the real reason he wanted to leave to get away from Benson? I don't get it. Plus, guys are suppossed to love one night stands without strings...seems wierd that they portray him to be boyish and sissyfied when it comes to handling women yet a tough guy when it comes to dealing with street thugs.
yeah, but you also gotta take into consideration that he's younger than Benson, and still somewhat immature....It wasn't sissy at all in my mind....
Okay, The main reason that they addressed as to why Cassidy left:
I don't remember what eppy it was in, but one eppy Cragen pulled him into his office and asked him for a favor. That favor was to check up on a girl he knew from Homicde. She had called Cragen, and in turn, Cragen wanted Cassidy, someone 'cool' to check up on her.
Well, when Cassidy came back, he was REAL shooken up. He began to tell Cragen what the girl told him, which was (vaguely) that the girl had liked this guy named Vince from the hood. They went on a date, and after Vince 'did her' his friends wolf-packed her. She was left in nothing but a beach towel, unable to walk, when this 'upstanding citizen' saw her, and asked her if she needed help. She said yes, and as Cassidy was going to explain what happened next, Cragen cut him off. Throughout the explanation, Cassidy had been fighting back tears.
Cragen told Cassidy that Benson and Stabler could handle it from there, and Cassidy objected. Cragen the suggested that Cassidy transfer to the Narc-o squad, seeing how difficult the whole ordeal was for him. Lastly, we see Cassidy cleaning out his locker when Munch comes up, and Cassidy explains that he's leaving. On a last note, he tells Munch that it was too much, and that he still feels embarased buying 'rubbers' @ the drug store.
I hope that helps...p.s. maybe in the furture, questions like this could be addressed in the "Eppy questions" thread? Just an idea....