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The beast is coming back for a third — and hopefully final! — time on Law & Order: SVU.

Pablo Schreiber, who inspired many nightmares as serial rapist and Olivia's creepy captor William Lewis, will return to the NBC procedural for the April 9th episode, titled "Beast's Obsession."

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Schreiber, who appeared in the Season 14 finale, the Season 15 premiere and most recently in January, broke the news via Twitter on Wednesday. His character was last seen being taken to prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and assaulting Benson (Mariska Hargitay).

However, four months later, Lewis finds a way out of jail. "He's figured a way out, and there's only one thing he's interested in and that's a last dance with Olivia Benson," showrunner Warren Leight tells E! News. "He's taken a young girl hostage, and Olivia knows there's only one way to get this girl freed, and that's what he wants her to know."

Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC. Are you excited, or scared, that the Beast is returning?