s epatha merkerson gilles marini 'Law & Order's' S. Epatha Merkerson: 'I TEXT Gilles Marini.'She may have been tough as nails on “Law & Order,” but S. Epatha Merkerson is a softie when it comes to Gilles Marini.

]]>who quit after 17 seasons as Lt. Anita Van Buren saying, “It was time,” declined to comment on NBC canceling the show that tied the record with “Gunsmoke” for 20 seasons. The “Law & Order” final episode airs tonight (Monday, May 24). Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news Photo credit: Getty Images