Originally posted by Big BadDo you mean split as in the show has four detectives working the case (i.e. Law & Order: SVU) or they're actually splitting the episodes so that one show will be D'Onofrio/Erbe and the next will be Noth/Sciorra? Since if it's the latter, then the Noth/Sciorra shows will be Raw to D'Onofrio/Erbe's Smackdown in terms of viewer interest.
...the latter. One episode with D'Onofrio/Erbe and the next with Noth/Sciorra. 11 episodes are being filmed for each team of detectives, making up the 22 episode season.
In the tradition of the Saddam Hussein conspiracy in season 1 and Buster losing his hand in season 2, there was lots of delicious clues in the four episodes leading up to the big reveal that Rita was a mentally retarded female.