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First Female Captain of 'Law and Order: CI' Hired

November 02, 2009 08:16:08 GMT

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is joining the show as female successor positioned in Danny Ross' old desk.


Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is refreshed with the arrival of a new captain in the ninth season. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, known for her recurring role as Anne Cassidy on "Without a Trace" will join the show as the successor of Captain Danny Ross who is leaving after three years in his position. There is no name of the character yet.

Shift in the captain position has been taking place since James Deakins headed the Major Case Squad division and was replaced by Ross in 2006. The casting of Mastrantonio marks the first time a woman is assigned as the captain.

Other four characters are also making an exit from the show as its focus is given to Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows' characters. The regulars who will not be seen in the new season would be Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Eric Bogosian and Julianne Nicholson. According to EW, one of these characters will meet a devastating end which includes a body bag.

The ninth season will be debuted on USA Network in March 2010 with a split season.

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posted by Steven on Jan 12, 2010
Come on, D'Onofrio made that show! Way to go NBC!
posted by LINDY on Nov 19, 2009
I LOVE L&O CI. I HATE ALL THE CHANGES. WHAT A MAJOR MISTAKE THEY ARE MAKING CHANGING GOREN AND EAMES. I WATCH ALL THE LAW AND ORDER SHOWES BUT THIS WAS MY FAVORITE. WATCH FOR IT TO BE CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST IN THE NEW PLAYERS.
posted by tetela on Nov 03, 2009
Cuando los cambios se hacen sobrelos personajes que no son los principales, esta, bien, para renovar,y muy bien porque eligieron auna mujer. Lo MALO es que tambien cambian a los persojes principales, como Goren & Eames. Goren es el alma de LOCI, el le da el suspenso necesario y la atracción, Lastima, vi a goren desde el principio y me gusta mas ahora, mas maduro, mas pensativo, y ensu rostro se ve la tristeza por su perdida (madre y hermano), solitario. Tan bien interpretado por D'Onofrio,me hybiera gustado verle reahciendo su vida, a partir de estas perdidas. GOREN SI!!! OTRO NO!!!
posted by kerryokie on Nov 02, 2009
I absolutely hated her on Without a Trace. Whiny, and bad acting performance. I kept hoping she would be killed off. I love L&O CI, but I may not watch it without Vincent and with the addition of Ms. Mastrantonio

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