The show is doing just fine without him. I'm not dropping tv shows because Mandy Patinkin leaves in a huff. I love the guys acting but he has a habit of leaving shows.
I like the current cast and think they work very well together. Hoch seems to have filled the role that Mandy Patinkin's character had. Very dark stuff.
That was one freaking show this week. So glad the kid wasn't killed also because I think that would've been WAY too much for any viewer to handle. Though I did think for a split second the kid was behind the curtain and was placed in the big shoes. Then I remembered Hoch telling the kid to "work the case" and how his ex wife pleaded with Hoch to make sure Jack knew about love, how they first met etc and realised she probably was told about the code word too and that the kids had listened and wasn't behind the curtain.