Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Season 5 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 ("Men in Black") stars as Detective Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Detective Eames (Erbe, "Oz"), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well with Goren.