The final season of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” will feature one more character trying to get into people’s heads.
Emmy winner Julia Ormond (“Temple Grandin”) will guest-star in all eight episodes of the final season as a police psychologist. Her character, Dr. Paula Severin, is tasked with helping Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) “unravel his tortured past and chart a course for mental stability.”
No small task, that.
“Criminal Intent” brings Goren — last seen being fired for insubordination — back into the fold through the Major Case Squad’s new captain, Joseph Hannah (Jay O. Sanders), who has known Goren since they were police academy recruits. The sessions with Dr. Severin are presumably a condition of his return.
Kathryn Erbe is also back for the final season as Goren’s long-time partner, Alexandra Eames.
Ormond’s recent credits include the films “Che” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and recurring parts on “Nurse Jackie” and “CSI: NY.”
“Criminal Intent” returns to USA on Sunday, May 1.