Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Letter to Kathryn Erbe




Do you want write a letter to the departing stars of Law and Order Criminal Intent, but you don't know what to say?

We hope this will help. We've composed a letter below. If you'd like to sign it (sort of like a petition!) please add your name in the comments section and approximately where you're from. Feel free to add any other thoughts, as well, and we'll include them in the binder.



Where would Robert Goren be without Alex Eames? She is the glue that has kept him together. Kathryn, you created a character with whom we all wanted to be friends.

Detective Eames was a great cop, who just wanted to solve crimes. Alex’s loyalty belonged to the people who deserved that gift. She just did her job: "I didn’t take this job to get noticed.” Because of this, we really love you.

Behind Alex’s tough fa├žade exists a woman with a soft core. She is not afraid to show her feelings and Kathryn, your skills at sharing Alex's feelings were phenomenal. We couldn’t tell if Alex’s tears were also yours. We cried with you in Alex’s darkest moments but also laughed with you so many, many times.

Kathryn, thank you so much for giving us eight wonderful years of Alexandra Eames in Criminal Intent.

You’ll be missed so badly.

23 comments:

  1. Tanya from Ottawa.
    I LOVE her she's my favourite actress! and my favourite female character as well(as Alex).

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  2. Pamilla Ore from Australia.
    Eames has always been my favourite character on the show. She often seems to get overlooked. I love the loyalty the character and the actress has shown the show and Goren over the years. She will be missed.

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  3. I loved the character of Alexandra Eames. She and Robert Goren were the best and had the best chemistry around. I did not like the shabby way they did the 2 last episodes. Goren and Eames were great together. She is a very talented actress and I will follow her, wherever she maybe, just like Vincent. GOREN/EAMES/ROSS 4EVER

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  4. June M. from Northridge, CA And I would like to add 8 seasons + 2 episodes

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  5. Thank you for the 8 years you gave to LOCI. Although the network gave you such a disgraceful farewell show, you and Vincent still showed how real actors give their best in the worst situations. You and Vincent ARE the best! You were awesome as Bobby's partner and no one else could have done it better. Without you and Vincent there is no LOCI and I sadly bid farewell to my favorite show on TV. Good luck in all your future endevours. I would also like to add that I adopt my dogs from a rescue group and loved to see your love of animals! Again, Good luck and God Bless! Vicki Ellmaker - a fan from Lancaster Pennsylvania

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  6. Kathryn, those of us who love the Bobby Goren character are grateful that he had Eames to keep him together. The show may have been developed around Goren, but without Eames it would not have worked. You could not have done a better job in portraying a spunky, snarky, stand on her own woman who was just as clever as Bobby. And there will always be fan-fiction, hopefully, to keep Goren and Eames on the case. I am on the fence as to whether or not Bobby and Alex should have been a couple, but no matter what it is obvious they must always be partners. Thank you for being "Eames" to all of you fans. Most of the recognition may go Vincent's way, but rest assured your loyal fans know you are just as good as he is and just as important to the memory of the show, cause as far as I am concerned when you left it was over. I hope to see you again soon on TV, the movies, whatever. Keep up the good work!

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  7. Great job! This one is an instant classic! I really enjoy this post. Thanks for your info.

    Best Attorney

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  8. As you said in your last scene, he is the best and alwaws will be. well he could not have been the best without you, which in my book you are just the best as he is. looking to see you areound soon....

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  9. Kathryn,

    I've been a fan of yours since OZ, I loved you then, even though your charcter killed her daughter, and wish they would have spent more time on your character. But then you get on the new Law & Order:CI and I knew I would have to watch it. You and Vincent were so perfect together especially during the hard times. It was the perfect thing for Alex to do, quit after they force her to fire Bobby and when you put your gun and shield down on the desk I knew why I had watched you and Vincent from the beginning - you were partners always and would leave as partners! Best of luck in everything you do and I look forward to seeing you again on TV.

    Martha Richardson, Columbia, MO

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  10. Kathryn,
    I really like Eames. She was just as important as Goren. I will miss her/you deeply. I cried when she left & I cry whenever I think about her. Eames will be deeply missed. Eames & Goren are & always will be the best. I liked Eames & Goren much more than any other team on Criminal Intent. I really wish that you & Goren would have stayed on the show.
    Kaitlin Neill

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  11. Kathryn,
    You are my favorite character from l&o ci.I loved watching l&o ci because you were in it/ I loved your sense of humor on the show. I will really miss you!!! I really don't want you to go. You will be deeply missed on the show!
    Brittaney, Georgia

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  12. Alexandra was the kind of partner on the job that most of us would want, and the perfect counterpoint to Goren. Quietly brilliant and many times so moving.
    Oh please don't take her away.

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  13. maryanna
    watched Goran and Eames from the begining of Law and Order - shall not whatch again - I think Dick Wolf has made a great mistake replacing them - they made a great team. I am sure a lot of Law and Order fans are not going to tune in again!!
    maryanna on behalf or fans from UK

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  14. Thanx for portraying a strong woman as you did your "Alex" on CI, and for the strong woman you have been personally; yours is an exemplary role model...good wishes to you in your future endeavors and thanx for the ride.

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  15. You are the best and the show will not be the same without you

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  16. I loved the relationship between them, it was so unique.They both are great actors and I hate that I won't be seeing them only on reruns

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  17. Thank you for the last 8 years. I loved the way you played her character. And , as it is written above, I love the relationship between Eames and Goren. The 8th season still runs on TV, after this : I QUIT. Hopefully the other fans are going to do the same. It would be our way to say "NO" to what happened to you and Mr. D`Onofrio. All the best to you and your family!!

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  18. Goren, Eames, and Ross are C.I. !!!!!!!

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  19. I agree with many of the posted comments. I absolutely LOVED the character Eames. Kathryn Erbe is one of my favorite female actors and I have the utmost respect for her in every way. Her release by USA is a major mistake and I think that USA should be ashamed of themselves for doing this as it will only serve to ruin the show. Same for Goren! I live inm Hernando Beach FL. I am a CT fan for many yeras.

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  20. I'll miss your snarky comments! You are such a beautiful and talented Person.
    I'll always miss Eames.

    Stefanie (22yrs) from Germany
    I'll look forward to your future projects.

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  21. Who IS Saffron Burrows - PLEASE! We want Katryn Erbe.
    Enough already.
    This is Stockholm, Sweden.

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  22. maccalee, Perth, Western AustraliaMay 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Kathryn, Thanks for 8 great seasons and I wish you all the best for the future. Like you and Vincent , I'm gone.

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  23. Sometimes It is difficult for me to put into words exactly what I want to say, in other words I don't want to mess it up, So here it goes, You are such a terrific person with a Beautiful Head on your shoulders.You have made me laugh and cry, I can always count on you to brighten my day up with your smile.I am calling and praying and any thing else I can think of to keep LOCI on going.It's not fair for them to take the very best show on T.V off.I have had to suffer enough Heartache in my lifetime, and this one is preventable.Thankyou So Much for all of your Hard work and Dedication, It Truly Means Alot to Me.

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