Law & Order: Criminal Intent features the addition of Detectives Mike Logan (Chris Noth, reprising his former Law & Order role) and Carolyn Barek (Annabella Sciorra). Partners Logan and Barek join the Major Case Squad alongside long-time partners Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe). The two Major Case Squad detective teams will split the caseloads, fronting 11 episodes each.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the squad uses to solve the crimes. In true Sherlock Holmes-fashion, D'Onofrio stars as Detective Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favourably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner Detective Eames brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well with Goren.