Kathryn Erbe returns to 'Law & Order'(Read article summary)
Kathryn Erbe returns to 'Law & Order' with a guest-starring appearance on an episode of the 'Special Victims Unit' branch of the franchise. Kathryn Erbe returns for a May 8 episode.
Actress Kathryn Erbe will return to â€śLaw & Order: Special Victims Unitâ€ť for a May episode, reprising her role as Alexandra Eames.Â
Erbe portrayed Alexandra on the â€śLaw & Orderâ€ť show â€śCriminal Intentâ€ť beginning in 2001, when â€śCriminal Intentâ€ť first came on the air. Alexandra was the partner of Vincent Dâ€™Onofrioâ€™s character Robert Goren. â€śIntentâ€ť went off the air in 2011.
The actress has already guest-starred once on â€śSpecial Victims Unit,â€ť having appeared in an episode that aired this past October. In the â€śUnitâ€ť episode, Alexandra was working in a homeland security task force as a lieutenant and combined forces with the "Victims" team when Alexandra's terrorism case is related to a sex trafficking ring which the "Unit" characters are looking into.
According to TVLine, â€śUnitâ€ť star Ice-T was responsible for the plot which will feature Erbeâ€™s return â€“ Alexandra helps out his character, Fin Tutuola, when someone Fin knows begins to cause problems for the characters on â€śUnit.â€ť
â€śThereâ€™s a lot of bad blood from Finâ€™s past involved in it,â€ť Warren Leight, the showâ€™s executive producer, told TVLine of the episode.
Ice-T suggested the storyline because he said fans enjoyed a past storyline where the sister of a detective was threatened by an ex and that they should include another plot where one of the team was in trouble.
Leight said Ice-T told him, â€śThe fans really like it when weâ€™re in harmâ€™s way. And donâ€™t forget, I used to be a narcotics officer. Thereâ€™s got to be a lot of people who want me dead.â€ť
According to TVLine, rapper 2 Chainz will also guest-star in the same episode, which will air May 8, playing someone Fin knew in the past.
â€śUnitâ€ť is currently airing its fourteenth season and many believe the show will be renewed for another year.
Erbe has also appeared in the TV show â€śOzâ€ť and the 2011 comedy â€śThe Love Guide.â€ť