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First Look: Kathryn Erbe as Lt. Eames on 'Law & Order: SVU'

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Kathryn Erbe as Det. Eames on "Law & Order: CI."

She's back on Wednesday! "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Kathryn Erbe is making her return to "L&O," this time on "Special Victims Unit." Erbe played Det. Alex Eames for 10 seasons of "CI," and next week she's reprising her role in the new episode of "SVU" entitled "Acceptable Loss."

Since "CI" ended, Eames has moved on from the Major Case Squad to become a lieutenant with the City/Federal Homeland Security Task Force. It is in her new role that she crosses paths with SVU. While the gang works (with Capt. Cragen as their boss again!) to bust a sex trafficking ring involving young women, they come across evidence tied to a terrorism case Eames is leading.

Just as SVU is about to crack the case, Eames -- worrying that the squad might compromise her case -- sweeps in and shuts down the investigation of Benson, Munch, Fin, Amaro and Rollins. Watch our exclusive sneak peek of Eames back in action briefing the SVU squad on the case:

But as fans of "SVU" know full well, Det. Benson isn't one to back down just because a superior says to.

"Law & Order: SVU" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.  Also, check out Weekend TODAY this Sunday for an appearance by Erbe!

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