Genre: Crime Drama, Drama, Action
Summary: Detectives who are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the ``Law & Order'' franchise is primarily on murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists with the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors includes Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series including editions of the ``Law & Order'' franchise and as well as ``Chicago PD,'' another series from the mind of executive producer Dick Wolf.
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S11, E06 (First Aired:
When a young couple is found dead in the back of a padlocked truck, detectives discover the male victim was connected to a Mexican drug cartel.
S11, E21 (First Aired:
Detective Stabler's former partner (Sharon Stone) is put on the case when two young sisters are killed in a fire.
S11, E22 (First Aired:
When a pregnant rape victim disappears from the hospital, Benson and Stabler try to find her and obtain her statement.
S12, E06 (First Aired:
Stabler and Benson seek a connection between two men who are beaten and branded with a wire hanger in seemingly separate incidents.
S12, E14 (First Aired:
Benson questions Detective Qadri's involvement in the case of a district attorney who fell to her death.
S12, E18 (First Aired:
After a woman is found dead in her apartment, detectives investigate her personal contacts, including an employer (Kate Burton), in search of suspects.
S13, E18 (First Aired:
A man sees his wife abducted while video chatting with her, but Benson finds that the victim tried to pick up the ransom herself.
S14, E11 (First Aired:
When a rape victim is arrested for murder in Suffolk County, Detective Benson questions the case and finds enough evidence for District Attorney Barba to charge a different suspect in Manhattan.
S14, E20 (First Aired:
As the SVU detectives investigate the alleged rape of a sorority pledge, drunken students and conflicting accounts complicate matters.
S15, E20 (First Aired:
Benson is assigned a 24/7 security detail when William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber) escapes from prison and starts killing again; Benson must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to save a child's life.
S15, E21 (First Aired:
Sgt. Olivia Benson is investigated by Internal Affairs after William Lewis' death; as pressure mounts, Olivia has to choose between her convictions and her badge.
S16, E22 (First Aired:
Efforts to find an 8-year-old boy kidnapped for ransom are hindered by tension between the child's estranged parents; Sgt. Benson is asked to take the lieutenant's exam and officially become the leader of the squad.
S05, E07 (First Aired:
Detectives interrogate a man who accuses his wife (Josie Bissett) of endangering the life of their unborn child through excessive drinking.
S05, E08 (First Aired:
Detectives investigate the murder of a gay man who was the poster boy for sexual re-education.
S07, E08 (First Aired:
When a series of rapes is linked to a speed-dating service, Benson goes under cover and discovers Mike Jergens (Dean Cain) is the assailant.
S07, E12 (First Aired:
When the accused killer of a teen's mother is released due to lack of evidence, the youth exacts his own justice by killing the man.
S07, E13 (First Aired:
When an 8-year-old girl is kidnapped on her way home from school, DNA tests on the blood found in the abductor's abandoned van reveal she has leukemia.
S07, E18 (First Aired:
While Fin deals with colleagues who accuse his son of murder, he learns a secret that reveals more about his family's relationship with Darius (Chris ``Ludacris'' Bridges).
S07, E14 (First Aired:
When a baby boy is discovered in the trash, Benson and Stabler use a bar T-shirt found at the scene to link the crime to a well-to-do college student.
S07, E15 (First Aired:
Detectives discover that the body of a young woman, found murdered in her apartment, is that of a lawyer who secretly moonlights as a stripper.
S07, E16 (First Aired:
Three cocky prep-school teens are prime suspects when a high-school student from Montreal vanishes during a class trip to New York.
S07, E17 (First Aired:
When a coed dependent upon financial aid is found dead with a large sum of cash, detectives suspect her wealthy roommate.
S15, E15 (First Aired:
When a controversial misogynistic comic is accused of rape, Benson is happy to arrest him, but Barba feels the case is weak.
S15, E16 (First Aired:
Detective Rollins is contacted by a hometown friend when his nephew, a high school football star, goes missing in New York; Rollins seeks help with her escalating problems.
S05, E09 (First Aired:
After a man's mutilation on the subway, detectives discover he has been abducting women for years and forcing them to live in his dungeon.
S05, E10 (First Aired:
Stabler and Capt. Cragen search for suspects after a missing infant is discovered badly beaten in the bushes at a local park.
S14, E15 (First Aired:
The SVU squad tries to keep Detective Rollins' sister safe from her abusive boyfriend when she turns up beaten and pregnant; when Rollins is forced to take drastic action, an internal affairs investigation begins.
S11, E20 (First Aired:
Benson and Stabler discover that a murder victim had been involved in the fight to expose questionable practices in the meat-packing industry.
S05, E11 (First Aired:
A standoff in a motel on the Jersey Shore incites a pedophile to take detective Benson hostage.
S07, E21 (First Aired:
A woman believes her young son was molested by her husband; an online pedophile site is investigated.
S08, E01 (First Aired:
Detective Benson goes under cover to combat terrorist activities; a victim refuses a rape kit.
S08, E03 (First Aired:
Stabler and Beck (Connie Nielsen) are unable to build a case against a rape suspect until a new witness (Leslie Caron) steps forward.
S08, E04 (First Aired:
A homeless man (guest star Jerry Lewis) is a suspect in the rape and murder of a mother and daughter.
S08, E05 (First Aired:
When an assailant rapes his victim twice, detectives Stabler and Beck (Connie Nielsen) link the case to other victims of multiple rapes.
S08, E06 (First Aired:
ADA Novak calls upon detective Benson, still under cover in Oregon, to present evidence that will strengthen the case against a brutal rapist.
S08, E07 (First Aired:
Stabler and Beck (Connie Nielsen) try to get a young prostitute to testify against her pimp (Michael Kenneth Williams) after a trio of murder victims with matching tattoos leads them to a teenage prostitution ring.
S08, E09 (First Aired:
A woman is found dead in Central Park, and when the medical examiner can find no apparent cause of death, Stabler starts investigating the victim's husband (Chris Sarandon) and his friends.
S08, E10 (First Aired:
A cancer patient (Brian Dennehy) makes a deathbed confession involving a number of crimes from decades earlier.
S08, E12 (First Aired:
Fin is asked to look into a case of rape at his son's college, where he meets a Brooklyn detective (Adam Beach) who is investigating a similar crime.
S08, E11 (First Aired:
A bitter separation pits a husband and wife (Blair Underwood, Michael Michele) against each other as they try to gain custody of their daughter (Tiffany Evans).
S08, E15 (First Aired:
An overzealous reporter's accusation leads a despondent new mother (Ashley Williams) to kill herself; detectives continue to search for the mother's missing child as time gets shorter.
S05, E17 (First Aired:
After finding out a dead teenage girl was a bully, detectives look for murder suspects at her school.
S05, E18 (First Aired:
A child dies in the emergency room after passing out during a prayer vigil at a late-night church service.
S05, E19 (First Aired:
The search for the sexual abuser of a child leads the detectives to a wealthy toy mogul known for his generous hospitality toward children.
S05, E20 (First Aired:
Detectives try to decipher a motive for the strangulation of a Bronx assistant DA in an area where hookers stroll.
S05, E21 (First Aired:
When a criminology student is raped and murdered, detectives hunt for a suspect with an expert knowledge of forensic medicine.
S05, E22 (First Aired:
A woman claiming to have been the victim of rape commits suicide while she is still in the emergency room.
S05, E23 (First Aired:
The death of a wealthy senior citizen leads to an investigations that uncovers a serial killer who targets the elderly.
S05, E24 (First Aired:
A mother becomes Stabler and Benson's prime suspect in the poisoning of her child; Novak enlists Clark's assistance in obtaining evidence to remove a judge from the bench after his bias in two child abuse cases leads to a wrongful arrest.
S05, E25 (First Aired:
A video voyeur catches a sexual assault against a minor on tape, which changes the focus of the investigation as the detectives search for a pedophile.
S06, E01 (First Aired:
A woman attempts to kidnap a child she believes is her daughter; while DNA tests are in progress, Benson traces the confusion about the child's origins back to a fertility doctor.
S06, E02 (First Aired:
When a Chinese woman's daughter is held for ransom by smugglers, the detectives turn to her sister (Ming-Na) for help.
S06, E03 (First Aired:
The son of an outspoken critic becomes the prime suspect when the star of a controversial teen show is raped in her trailer on the set.
S06, E04 (First Aired:
Detectives investigate when a baby is left abandoned with a note indicating the mother's kidnapping and quickly learn that she has been kidnapped by a copycat serial killer.
S06, E05 (First Aired:
When a missing 16-year-old girl is found in a deserted building, she tells the skeptical detectives that three men in uniform kept her there for several days.
S06, E06 (First Aired:
When a missing 5-year-old boy is found dead, suspicion falls on his unstable 13-year-old neighbor, whose mental problems began after he was abused at a camp recommended by the dead child's father.
S06, E07 (First Aired:
The detectives investigate a man whose 12-year-old wife is hospitalized with pregnancy complications, and they learn that he is the leader of a cult.
S09, E13 (First Aired:
A young Jewish boy is brutally attacked, and the clues lead to a disturbed classmate as more victims begin to come forward.
S09, E16 (First Aired:
A troubled teen (David Del Rio) is the first suspect when a money manager is found murdered in his loft, but a hidden video camera leads detectives to a star football player whose agent is willing to do almost anything to protect his client.
S09, E17 (First Aired:
The life of a law-abiding engineer (Robin Williams) goes terribly wrong, leading him to challenge authority and to urge others to do so as well.