According to a recent poll conducted by Looper of more than 600 American Law & Order fans, about 19.58% think Jesse L. Martin’s Detective Ed Green is the show’s least likable character. Ed is followed by Jack McCoy of Sam Waterston with 15.70%, then Elizabeth Rogers (Leslie Hendrix) with 14.24%, Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) with 13.43%, Mike Logan (Chris Noth) with 13.11%, Anita Van Buren (S. Epata). Merkerson) with 12.46% and finally Lenny Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) with 11.49%.
Perhaps many fans didn’t really like Detective Green because of the way he approached his job. Green frequently treats suspects aggressively, drawing his weapon without warning and trying to get them to confess without reading Miranda’s warning to them. During his tenure, Green also killed someone, though it was revealed that he was protecting someone else. However, Greene kept secrets from the police department and the district attorney’s office because of this and nearly ended up in jail. Instead, he resigned from the police force during the Season 18 episode “Burn the Map”.
Martin appeared to tease the return of Detective Green in Law & Order season 21 back in February of this year. during an interview with The Talkalthough this has not yet come to fruition. Season 22 has been officially renewed (via Term), so it could still happen – to the obvious disappointment of some fans.