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Kathryn Erbe returns to 'Law & Order'

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(Read caption) Kathryn Erbe returns to 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,' which stars Mariska Hargitay (pictured), on May 8.

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Actress Kathryn Erbe will return to “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for a May episode, reprising her role as Alexandra Eames. 

Erbe portrayed Alexandra on the “Law & Order” show “Criminal Intent” beginning in 2001, when “Criminal Intent” first came on the air. Alexandra was the partner of Vincent D’Onofrio’s character Robert Goren. “Intent” went off the air in 2011.

The actress has already guest-starred once on “Special Victims Unit,” having appeared in an episode that aired this past October. In the “Unit” 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, “Unit” star Ice-T was responsible for the plot which will feature Erbe’s return – Alexandra helps out his character, Fin Tutuola, when someone Fin knows begins to cause problems for the characters on “Unit.”


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