Julia Ormond
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Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin) has been tapped to star in all eight episodes of the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA. She’ll play Dr. Paula Severin, a psychologist tasked with conducting mandatory sessions with Detective Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) to unravel his tortured past.

The series will return May 1 at 9 ET with the first of eight new episodes. Besides D’Onofrio, the 10th season will feature the return of Eames (Kathryn Erbe). Forgot what’s up on the show? Here’s the 411: Goren was terminated for insubordination a year ago but he’s being reunited with his long-time partner at the behest of new Major Case Captain Joseph Hannah (Jay O. Sanders), a friend of Goren’s since their days in the academy.

The Dick Wolf drama averaged 3.6 million viewers in its ninth season.

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