Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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Season 1Hulu | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 21, 1999
Payback Sep 21, 1999 After cab driver Victor Spicer is found stabbed and his genitals cut off, Benson and Stabler investigate his murder only to learn that Spicer is an inmate at Rikers Island and the dead man left behind a wife and child. Further investigation reveals that the dead man was a Serbian soldier who had been indicted on charges of ethnic cleansing. Benson has trouble separating herself from the case after realizing that the victim was a rapist, because she herself is a child of rape, and Stabler tries to keep her from crossing the line in her attempts to protect suspects she feels were justified in their actions. [ Recap available. ]
S01 E02Sep 28, 1999
A Single Life Sep 28, 1999 When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an upper-story window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that 'Gretchen Quinn' has never existed. While trying to piece together her life, the detectives are led to Gretchen's psychiatrist and a well-known television newscaster, both of whom were sleeping with her, and through an overdue library book finally trace Gretchen back to a young woman who changed her name and identity after graduating high school to get away from her sexually abusive father. Cragen and Benson find it easy to identify with the young woman, as they both have ghosts of their own from which they must escape. Detectives manage to contact the victim's sister, who experienced the same trauma growing up. [ Recap available. ]
S01 E03Oct 5, 1999
...Or Just Look Like One Oct 5, 1999 After teen model Jazmin Burgess is dumped, beaten, and raped in front of Roosevelt Hospital, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out why a sixteen-year-old girl was out alone after midnight. High levels of drugs in Jazmin's system lead them to take a look at not only the modeling agency with which Jazmin was signed, but also the photographer who was supervising her last shoot and had booted her out because she was 'too heavy'. Stabler's disgust with the whole issue is aggravated by his and Kathy's worry that their daughter Maureen, who has been refusing to eat lately, may be anorexic. [ Recap available. ]
S01 E04Oct 12, 1999
Hysteria Oct 12, 1999 When a young woman is found dead, she is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims, but when looking into her home life Benson and Stabler realise that she does not fit the pattern, and may not be connected to the other deaths after all, but the other deaths have a connection no one anticipated. [ Recap available. ]
S01 E05Oct 19, 1999
Wanderlust Oct 19, 1999 After a travel writer is found tied up with a woman's undergarments choking off his air supply, Benson and Stabler initially suspect his landlord's boyfriend, but suspicion soon turns to the landlord and her daughter. Both seem far too interested in what their tenant is doing with his time. After learning the daughter had a sexual relationship with the tenant, things take an even stranger turn.
S01 E06Oct 26, 1999
Sophomore Jinx Oct 26, 1999 After a female student is murdered at a local college, Benson and Stabler turn their attention to the school's basketball team. However, the college blocks their investigation at every turn because they are not willing to risk the negative publicity that the investigation could bring to the school and the upcoming championship. [ Recap available. ]
S01 E07Nov 16, 1999
Uncivilized Nov 16, 1999 When a young boy is found murdered, suspicion leads Benson and Stabler to a recently paroled child molester. Although they both hate what the man has done in the past, it is soon obvious to the detectives that the teenagers who initially steered them in the man's direction are hiding secrets of their own. [ Recap available. ]
S02 E01Oct 21, 2000
Wrong Is Right Oct 21, 2000 Stabler's daughter, Maureen, bears witness to a horrific crime scene: the murder of a man who was set on fire. The internal investigation into the psyches of the SVU detectives yields interesting results.
S02 E02Oct 28, 2000
Honor Oct 28, 2000 The vicious assault of an Afghan diplomat's daughter uncovers clues that may suggest Taliban traditions justify 'honor killings' when the child defies the wishes of their parents or their culture.
S02 E03Nov 4, 2000
Closure (2) Nov 4, 2000 Stabler and Benson investigate a sexual assault very similar to one they worked six months ago whose victim follows her alleged attacked and reports his activities to the police. (Part 1: "Closure": season 1, episode 10.)
S02 E04Nov 11, 2000
Legacy Nov 11, 2000 An abused 7-year-old girl lays comatose as the detectives investigate members of her dysfunctional family to determine the source of the abuse, in a case that hits close to home for Munch.
S02 E05Nov 18, 2000
Baby Killer Nov 18, 2000 The tragic shooting death of a young girl leads investigators to a little boy, and they soon realise that the gun used has been used in another crime scene.
S02 E06Nov 25, 2000
Noncompliance Nov 25, 2000 The question of patients' rights surfaces when a schizophrenic man refusing to take his medication is a suspect in the stabbing death of psychiatric doctoral student.
Season 3Hulu | USA
S03 E01Sep 29, 2001
Repression Sep 29, 2001 After therapy uncovers repressed memories of abuse and fearing her seven-year-old sister is currently being molested, an eighteen-year-old girl brings charges of rape against her father who winds up murdered when those charges are dismissed.
S03 E02Oct 6, 2001
Wrath Oct 6, 2001 The detectives investigate three murders that seemingly have with no connection to each other, but each one has ties to Benson's previous cases and the detectives worry that Benson is the intended target.
S03 E03Oct 13, 2001
Stolen Oct 13, 2001 The kidnapping of an infant at a grocery store leads to a scheme of snatching and selling babies for adoption which brings back a case from twelve years ago that involved Captain Cragen and his partner, the late Max Greevey.
S03 E04Oct 20, 2001
Rooftop Oct 20, 2001 When an HIV-positive male with a record of assaulting underage girls is discovered in a sexual clincher with a young woman on a rooftop, the detectives are determined to put him back inside. After a series of rapes and murders that cannot be traced to him, though, they begin to wonder if they've been looking the wrong way.
S03 E05Oct 27, 2001
Tangled Oct 27, 2001 When arriving party guests find a prominent doctor murdered and his wife raped, the investigation starts with his estranged son and a former patient, then moves to his mistress and her neighbor and the realization that the wife was the intended victim.
S03 E06Nov 3, 2001
Redemption Nov 3, 2001 Stabler is teamed up with John 'Hawk' Hawkins to capture a serial rapist/murderer whom Hawk originally convicted years earlier. The more investigation done, the more unlikely it becomes that the convicted culprit was innnocent. Hawk is then at a crossroads about his life and his prestige as an officer.
Season 4Hulu | USA | USA
S04 E01Sep 28, 2002
Chameleon Sep 28, 2002 The detectives go on the trail of a recently paroled rapist responsible for the murder of a prostitute during a raid at a men's club and are called to the scene where he was shot in self defense by his own gun. However, the murder weapon was also used in another crime while he was still in prison, leading the detectives to investigate the victim through a trail of previously unsolved cases, a spending spree and another victim.
S04 E02Oct 5, 2002
Deception Oct 5, 2002 A family portrait painted by a kindergartner leads the detectives to investigate her mother for child sexual abuse of her teenage stepson. When the boy's father is found murdered, the focus of the investigation shifts to the boy -- and his stepmother goes to great lengths to protect him and prevent the detectives from learning the truth.
S04 E03Oct 12, 2002
Vulnerable Oct 12, 2002 When an elderly woman breaks into an apartment, the detectives discover she had been mistreated but have to investigate with no credible information from the victim because of Alzheimer's. They discover that she had been released from a nursing home to the custody of her financially scheming son who becomes the prime suspect. However, they go back to the nursing home to find a pair of suspects, including the director who details the dangers faced by both patients and staff with her own heroics precariously standing out.
S04 E04Oct 19, 2002
Lust Oct 19, 2002 The wife of a retired attorney, a public-health doctor, is found murdered and raped in Central Park. Her work involved contacting sexual partners of HIV patients which gives the detectives a long list of suspects. The discovery of a second body in Central Park with the same signature shifts the focus to a serial killer; however, the trail leads to a man who has no knowledge of the crimes but has a distant connection to the doctor and her husband.
S04 E05Oct 26, 2002
Disappearing Acts Oct 26, 2002 The detectives respond to a brutal rape only to have the victim taken into custody by federal agents on racketeering charges. The investigation leads them to a father-son duo who are in the federal witness protection program and an agent who appears bound and determined to protect them, regardless of consequence, so they can testify against the Russian mob.
S04 E06Nov 2, 2002
Angels Nov 2, 2002 The body of a battered young boy found in a luggage compartment of an airport shuttle bus sends the detectives to his guardian who was discovered to be a pedophile only to find his corpse in bed with his genitals removed. The subsequent investigation leads them to a travel agency specializing in exotic trips for sexual predators.
S04 E07Nov 9, 2002
Dolls Nov 9, 2002 When the decomposing body of sexually molested five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson and Stabler's investigation leads them to the painful reality that they are searching for a serial pedophile as they race to save the life of his latest victim. As the mother of the missing girl frantically awaits news of her daughter's whereabouts, she must reconcile the fact that her own recent bout with addiction may have played a part in her daughter's fate.
Season 5Hulu | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Sep 24, 2003
Tragedy Sep 24, 2003 In a race against time to find a woman with a high-risk pregnancy who's kidnapped as approaches her delivery date, Benson and Stabler are faced with more than one suspect willing to take the fall for the crime.
S05 E02Oct 1, 2003
Manic Oct 1, 2003 Benson and Stabler enlist Huang's help in probing the connection between the deaths of two high school students and an illegal marketing campaign by a major pharmaceutical company.
S05 E03Oct 8, 2003
Mother Oct 8, 2003 Although they are hampered by doctor-patient confidentiality as they investigate the near-fatal beating of a psychiatrist who may have been attacked by one of her patients, Benson and Stabler are able to link the assault to child abuse and a unsolved homicide.
S05 E04Oct 15, 2003
Loss Oct 15, 2003 Investing the brutal rape and murder of an undercover federal agent and forced to use discretion in order to protect the identities of those agents in the field, the detectives arrest a suspect highly connected with a Colombian drug cartel. As the case proceeds towards trial, Cabot is faced with death threats on herself and her family along with pressure to yield the case to federal authorities.
S05 E05Oct 22, 2003
Serendipity Oct 22, 2003 A dead baby is found in a gutter, sending the detectives on a hunt for its mother. She too turns up dead, and the clues point to a dermatologist whose DNA happens to match the evidence in a cold case of child molestation. Casey Novak, the ADA newly assigned to prosecute SVU cases, butts heads with Benson and Stabler over their handling of these murders. Though she has the blessing of DA Arthur Branch, she is still unsure of whether or not she is the right person to take Cabot's place.
S05 E06Oct 29, 2003
Coerced Oct 29, 2003 In resolving the kidnapping case of a little boy by a schizophrenic, Stabler uncovers further crimes at an adult group home with Huang's help.
S05 E07Nov 5, 2003
Choice Nov 5, 2003 After a man is arrested for attacking his pregnant wife and then seeks to have her charged her with neglect for drinking during her pregnancy, Benson learns that this is not the first time a child has been exposed to the devastating repercussions of the woman's uncontrolled alcoholism.
Season 6Hulu | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Sep 22, 2004
Birthright Sep 22, 2004 The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six year old girl uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers.
S06 E02Sep 29, 2004
Debt Sep 29, 2004 As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teenaged daughter, they uncover a conspiracy between a corrupt immigration attorney and gangsters running a prostitution ring that is staffed by women they have smuggled into the country and imprisoned as sex slaves.
S06 E03Oct 13, 2004
Obscene Oct 13, 2004 With the encouragement of a radio host, who has a dirty mouth on him, one teenager is raped and another is imprisoned when they are thrown together by the manipulative adults in their lives whose sole motivations are celebrity and publicity for their own self-serving interests.
S06 E04Oct 20, 2004
Scavenger Oct 20, 2004 The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list.
S06 E05Oct 27, 2004
Outcry Oct 27, 2004 A missing teenager found beaten and tied up in a college dormitory under construction claims that she was raped by three students, but as the investigation proceeds and information obtained by the police and the press causes her story to unravel quickly, the girl recants. Since Benson remains convinced that a rape did occur, the focus of the investigation shifts to the girl's overly-protective stepfather who has resisted the investigation from its onset. When the girl finally tells the truth about the attack, it becomes apparent that her lies were calculated to protect her innocent stepfather from physical and financial ruin, because the girl says her fathers boss raped her. After the girl says who attacked her a previous victim comes foward and says that she had the same attacker.
S06 E06Nov 10, 2004
Conscience Nov 10, 2004 The detectives and the district attorney get played first by the teenage murderer of a young boy, and then by the victim's father, who uses his professional expertise to escape punishment for avenging his son's death.
S06 E07Nov 17, 2004
Charisma Nov 17, 2004 A career con artist, forger and thief turns to murder and serial pedophilia to populate the cult he created and to get his hands on a multi-million dollar trust fund. The detectives have trouble getting any leads because no one in the cult is saying anything, not even their names.
Season 7Hulu | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Sep 21, 2005
Demons Sep 21, 2005 Twenty years after being convicted of the rape of a teenage girl, Ray Schenkel is released, much to the dismay of retired detective William Dorsey. When a teenage girl is raped on the route Schenkel would have taken home, Stabler goes undercover as a recently paroled sex offender so that he can get into the same therapy group as Schenkel, and the same halfway house. Cragen worries that Stabler may be getting in over his head.
S07 E02Sep 28, 2005
Design (1) Sep 28, 2005 Benson saves April Troost from committing suicide, but feels responsible when Troost dies during the trial of the man she accuses of raping her and getting her pregnant. It isn't long before detectives learn that Barclay Pallister wasn't the only man April picked up in a bar who has no recollection of sleeping with her, and the squad realises that Troost was no victim. Their search takes them from prospective parents looking to adopt her child to the men she drugged and accosted to the sperm center she used to work at, which ends up at the center of the case. (Flaw (2) aired on Law & Order, season 16, episode 2.)
S07 E03Oct 5, 2005
911 Oct 5, 2005 Benson is on her way out for the evening when a call comes in from a little girl who says she's all alone. While trying to draw the girl out, Benson is drawn deeper into the little girl's life, and although the other officers begin to suspect the whole thing may be some sick joke, Benson is convinced that the little girl is the real deal. By talking to Maria, Benson is able to ferret enough information from her so that they have a place to start, but Maria's captor has an affinity for electronics and has done everything he can to make sure that no one can find the little girl he bought and paid for.
S07 E04Oct 12, 2005
Ripped Oct 12, 2005 When the teenage son of Stabler's old partner comes under suspicion for attacking a classmate, Stabler's inability to treat this like any other case gets him suspended.
S07 E05Oct 19, 2005
Strain Oct 19, 2005 The discovery of the bodies of two young gay men who were both meth addicts as well as victims of a new strain of AIDS that can kill its victims in less than a year leads to an investigation. Tutuola learns that his son, Ken, is gay, and has difficulty accepting it, even though he and Benson end up going to Ken for help with infiltrating an anti-meth group. The group's leader, Gabriel, soon becomes their top suspect when the squad realises that the two men died because they passed the disease on.
S07 E06Nov 2, 2005
Raw Nov 2, 2005 After a six-year-old boy dies in a school shooting, detectives trace the gun used back to a white supremacist's gun shop. Munch and Tutuola both face hatred and prejudice from the major suspects in the case, but their investigation soon takes them from the man who pulled the trigger back to the gun shop owner, who makes no bones about his hatred of anyone who isn't white.
S07 E07Nov 9, 2005
Name Nov 9, 2005 After the bones of a boy who disappeared in 1978 are found at a playground, Stabler, still visibly recovering from a recent gunshot wound, teams up with Vizcarrando to determine the boy's identity, which leads them to a cold case involving four missing Puerto Rican boys that were never found.
Season 8Hulu | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Sep 20, 2006
Informed Sep 20, 2006 Benson is called in after a young woman shows up at the hospital, raped and beaten with her head shaved. Haley Kerns refuses to submit to a rape kit, but Benson steals her underwear before leaving the apartment and gives it to Warner to check out. When Benson returns to her apartment she encounters Star Morrison, who admits that Haley is a federal informant working with them on eco-terrorism. After Stabler is wounded while out on a search with Morrison, Benson and she work to get information from Haley before the eco-terrorists can strike. [ Recap available. ]
S08 E02Sep 27, 2006
Clock Sep 27, 2006 Stabler and Tutuola pair up to investigate when two teens go missing while their school is on a field trip to a local museum. Their investigation soon turns up evidence that the disappearance was staged to help Janey, who suffers from Turner's Syndrome, be with her older boyfriend, a man with a prediliction for young girls, and to help the boy, Connor, make good on a gamlbing debt. Stabler experiences a rift with his daughter, Kathleen, who is upset over the way that he has handled her relationship with a young man named Kevin. [ Recap available. ]
S08 E03Oct 4, 2006
Recall Oct 4, 2006 Stabler and his new partner, Dani Beck, investigate the rape of a young woman named Nikki, who soon identifies a prominent lawyer, Martin Trenway, as her rapist. The squad has difficulty making the charges stick until another victim comes forward, but her testimony cannot be proven reliable. Determined to get at Trenway, Beck tracks down a woman from his past who holds the key to convicting Trenway, if they can convince her to expose the truth. [ Recap available. ]
S08 E04Oct 11, 2006
Uncle Oct 11, 2006 After a mother and her ten-year-old daughter are found raped and butchered in their apartment, Stabler and Beck take in a homeless man who turns out to be Munch's uncle, Andrew. Initially he's their main suspect until they find their way to a new suspect. Unfortunately, when their only evidence against Brent Allen Banks is thrown out in court, Andrew, suffering from mental illness, goes too far trying to do what he is convinced is the right thing. [ Recap available. ]
S08 E05Oct 18, 2006
Confrontation Oct 18, 2006 Stabler and Beck disagree on how to handle a case involving a rapist who seems to be escalating his attacks. Beck is getting too personally involved in the case and with the victims, which Stabler warns her against. The key witness in the case is a pregnant woman who denies having been raped more than once by the man, whose goal appears to have been to impregnate the women. [ Recap available. ]
S08 E06Nov 1, 2006
Infiltrated Nov 1, 2006 Novak tries to find Benson when the case for a previous rape victim, Chelsea Arndale, hinges on her testimony. Benson, meanwhile, is still living as Persephone James and has been arrested in Oregon after the ecologist's group she has infiltrated is involved in a fracas with the local police. After the local sheriff advises her that her group is being looked at in connection with a recent murder, Benson decides to do a little investigating on her own and learns that the man was a pedophile. When she finally finds his private hideaway, it leads to a shocking conclusion. [ Recap available. ]
S08 E07Nov 15, 2006
Underbelly Nov 15, 2006 After a third young teen is found dead, a paw print tattoo on her lower back, Stabler and Beck investigate the tattoo, which leads them to Broder House, a foster home for young girls. They learn that Chantal was one of a number of girls who had ended up working the streets for a man named Victor. Stabler warns Beck that she can't get emotionally involved in every case, but the two work together to bring down Victor, relying on one of his girls to get the evidence that they need. [ Recap available. ]
Season 9Hulu | Rent or Buy
S09 E01Sep 26, 2007
Alternate Sep 26, 2007 Benson and Stabler investigate a suspected child abuse case only to learn that the woman who reported it is the real case.
S09 E02Oct 3, 2007
Avatar Oct 3, 2007 Detectives are troubled to learn that someone has taken an online game too far when a girl goes missing.
S09 E03Oct 10, 2007
Impulsive Oct 10, 2007 A teacher claims that a student pursued her after she's charged with raping him.
S09 E04Oct 17, 2007
Savant Oct 17, 2007 The only witness to a young woman's horrific beating is her mentally challenged daughter.
S09 E05Oct 24, 2007
Harm Oct 24, 2007 Benson and Stabler investigate the connection between the New York murder of college counselor Kate Simes and her volunteer work at a refugee center working with soldiers tortured in Iraq.
S09 E06Nov 7, 2007
Svengali Nov 7, 2007 Benson comes under fire from fans of a convicted serial killer after a body turns up that greatly resembles his work.
Season 10Hulu | Rent or Buy
S10 E01Sep 24, 2008
Trials Sep 24, 2008 After a young boy, Christopher Ryan, is caught driving a runaway van, Detective Elliot Stabler and Detective Benson take the seven year-old into questioning. When Christopher claims his foster parents, Gwen and Noah Sibert, bribe him in exchange for abusive medical testing, the detectives investigate his allegations.
S10 E02Oct 1, 2008
Confession Oct 1, 2008 Teenage boy Eric Byers admits himself into the squad room, and warns the team about an unnatural desire towards his younger stepbrother, Cory Kelly. Detective Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson’s suspicions arise, and Eric admits to also looking at a website to try to curb his pedophilic urge. With no crime committed, the detectives decide to investigate this “self-help” website for pedophiles leading them to it’s creator, Jake Berlin. Eric’s rage induced stepfather is also questioned, and shortly after Eric is found missing. The detectives must race to place the clues together to find and stop Eric before any crime is committed.
S10 E03Oct 15, 2008
Swing Oct 15, 2008 Stabler is shocked when his daughter, Kathleen, becomes the suspect in an investigation to catch a trespasser. He seeks his estranged mother's help in dealing with his daughter's case.
S10 E04Oct 22, 2008
Lunacy Oct 22, 2008 The investigation of a famous dead astronaut found in Battery Park has hit a dead end, causing Stabler to ask for assistance from his old mentor, Dick Finley, a former colleague of the victim and an astronaut himself.
S10 E05Oct 29, 2008
Retro Oct 29, 2008 A baby with AIDS has Benson and Stabler asking for assistance from Warner as they investigate the case. They are pointed in the direction of a homeopathic doctor who has an questionable ethical past and who had prescribed the baby ineffective vitamins.
S10 E06Nov 12, 2008
Babes Nov 12, 2008 Stabler and Munch uncover a chastity club and a group of girls with a pregnancy pact at a high school where they came to investigate the death of a student.
Season 11Hulu | Rent or Buy
S11 E01Sep 24, 2009
Unstable Sep 24, 2009 Officer Nate Kendall aids a woman in trouble and becomes roped into solving a rape case. While Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson believe that Kendall is not right for the case due to his unstable personality, Executive ADA Sonya Paxton joins the team, bringing evidence of a common thread among three other rape cases. With Paxton’s help, the team might expose a serial rapist.
S11 E02Oct 1, 2009
Sugar Oct 1, 2009 A young woman's body is found stuffed inside a suitcase, and police believe that Mindy Keefe, the victim, was a train passenger on her way to Tampa when she was murdered. Detectives Benson and Stabler turn to Keefe's financier boyfriend, Owen Cassidy's (guest star Matt Burns) yacht to investigate. However, Cassidy claims he was on his boat during the time of the murder. After further searching, the detectives discover Keefe belonged to an online dating website. But when the CEO of the dating website, Vance Shepard (special guest star Eric McCormack), refuses to comment on the case, the detectives turn to ADA Sonya Paxton for help.
S11 E03Oct 8, 2009
Solitary Oct 8, 2009 When Lily Milton (guest star Deborah Ann Woll) is reported missing, her boyfriend, Parker Hubbard (guest star Bobby Campo), points Detectives Benson and Stabler in the direction of Callum Donovan (guest star Stephen Rea), Lily's downstairs neighbor and convicted bank robber who spent nineteen years in solitary confinement. During the investigation into Donovan's alibi, Lily is found alive, adding a surprising twist to the case and exposing more of Donovan's dark past.
S11 E04Oct 15, 2009
Hammered Oct 15, 2009 After a night of heavy drinking, Dalton Rindell (guest star Scott Foley) wakes up to a bloody apartment, a terrible cut on his head and a dead woman in his bed. Unable to recall the night before, Rindell immediately calls the police. Detectives Benson and Stabler suspect the crime is the result of a deadly love triangle; however Rindell does not recognize the victim. After questioning Rindell and the victim’s family and friends, Benson and Stabler are provided with leads in several different directions. Unsure which lead to follow, the two detectives decide to return to the bar where the night began in order to piece together the gruesome truth.
S11 E05Oct 22, 2009
Hardwired Oct 22, 2009 After Eva Banks (guest star Rosie Perez) makes a shocking discovery about her son, Cory's (guest star Cruz Santiago) behavior at school, she takes him to the doctor, only to find out that he has been the victim of sexual abuse. Detectives Benson and Stabler come onto the scene and question the victim and his family. From the boy’s frightened reaction when his stepfather, Thomas Banks (guest star Jim True-Frost), silences the investigation, it is clear to everyone in the room who the real perpetrator is. Detective Benson and Stabler are about to arrest the suspect when Thomas agrees to give up the leader of the largest pro child-adult relationship civil rights group in exchange for amnesty.
S11 E06Oct 29, 2009
Spooked Oct 29, 2009 The FBI gets involved in a murder case when it becomes too dangerous for the SVU cops.
S11 E07Nov 5, 2009
Users Nov 5, 2009 The team investigates the father of a murdered teenager whose crime scene photo has gone viral on the web, but they believe they've found a more likely suspect when they speak with the girl's therapist. The case becomes more frustrating as alibis exclude suspects and a strange occurrence in the morgue sends them in a different direction.
Season 12Hulu | Rent or Buy
S12 E01Sep 23, 2010
Locum Sep 23, 2010 Benson and Stabler are called to investigate when a little girl goes missing. They soon find out that the mother had another daughter who disappeared some years earlier and she becomes the focus of the investigation.
S12 E02Sep 23, 2010
Bullseye Sep 23, 2010 Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler enlist the help of a suspect from a previous case to crack a new one.The rape of a 10-year-old girl is so brutal it leaves her unable to recall her own name. Unfortunately, once Fin assists with the ID, the detectives find that she’s not the only one with memory impairment, and Dr. Huang is brought in to assess her home situation.
S12 E03Sep 30, 2010
Behave Sep 30, 2010 A woman who has been raped multiple times is afraid to leave her house.The issue of unopened rape kits will see Detective Olivia Benson travel from New York City to Los Angeles.
S12 E04Oct 7, 2010
Merchandise Oct 7, 2010 A teenage girl’s death exposes a human trafficking ring and leads detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler to team up with an old friend at the U.S. Attorney’s office.
S12 E05Oct 14, 2010
Wet Oct 14, 2010 Detectives Benson and Stabler arrive on the scene where a woman is found dead in Bethesda Fountain. When her squeaky clean image doesn’t match up with her promiscuous actions on the night of her murder, ADA Mikka Von encourages the cops to dig deeper into her past.
S12 E06Oct 21, 2010
Branded Oct 21, 2010 Two men have been branded and sodomised by someone. Is there a connection between these men, and what nut case is on the loose?
Season 13Hulu | Rent or Buy
S13 E01Sep 22, 2011
Scorched Earth Sep 22, 2011 An African immigrant working as a maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but is she really in it just for the money? Meanwhile, Stabler's return remains in doubt after his latest shooting.
S13 E02Sep 29, 2011
Personal Fouls Sep 29, 2011 SVU investigates an accusation that a revered high school basketball coach sexually abused his players, but they ultimately may need the cooperation of a reluctant pro superstar to make the case.
S13 E03Oct 6, 2011
Blood Brothers Oct 6, 2011 A pregnant 13 year old girl from Washington Heights claims that the son of an ambassador raped her, but the accused goes missing before SVU can question him.
S13 E04Oct 13, 2011
Double Strands Oct 13, 2011 Detective Rollins believes that SVU has caught a serial rapist from one of her earlier cases in Georgia, but a passioned request after a suicide attempt leads Amaro to suspect that they may have the wrong person.
S13 E05Oct 20, 2011
Missing Pieces Oct 20, 2011 Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her car was stolen while her baby was still in it.
S13 E06Nov 3, 2011
True Believers Nov 3, 2011 The SVU team works together to investigate the case of a promising music student who was brutally raped at gunpoint.
Season 14Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S14 E01Sep 26, 2012
Lost Reputation Sep 26, 2012 In part one of a two-part season premiere, Cragen is framed for the murder
S14 E01Sep 27, 2012
Lost Reputation (1) Sep 27, 2012 The squad reels from the fallout of Capt. Cragen being arrested for the murder of an escort.
S14 E02Sep 27, 2012
Above Suspicion (2) Sep 27, 2012 Delia continues cleaning house, leaving a wake of accusations, frame-ups, and murders for SVU to work through as they continue their search for evidence to prove Donald Crages is being framed. Tension is high; everyone is on edge and defensive, even paranoid, and wondering who's next?
S14 E03Oct 11, 2012
Twenty-Five Acts Oct 11, 2012 A famous TV host (Roger Bart) forces himself on the young author (Anna Chlumsky) of an erotic novel; Detective Amaro uncovers a secret that could damage the author's career and her case.
S14 E04Oct 18, 2012
Acceptable Loss Oct 18, 2012 The special victims squad tries to take down a sex-trafficking operation that enslaves young women; when the investigation is halted by Lt. Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), Detective Benson has to get creative.
S14 E05Oct 25, 2012
Manhattan Vigil Oct 25, 2012 The kidnapping of a young boy reminds Cragen, Munch and Benson of a unsolved case from 13 years earlier.
Season 15Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S15 E01Sep 26, 2013
Surrender Benson Sep 26, 2013 The SVU squad searches for Detective Benson and her abductor (Pablo Schreiber).
S15 E01Sep 25, 2013
Surrender Benson Sep 25, 2013 The SVU squad searches for Detective Benson and her abductor (Pablo Schreiber).
S15 E02Sep 26, 2013
Imprisoned Lives Sep 26, 2013 When a young boy is abandoned, the squad discovers more victims waiting to be rescued.
S15 E03Oct 3, 2013
American Tragedy Oct 3, 2013 As a series of rapes on the Upper West Side puts the city on edge, a celebrity chef (Cybill Shepherd) fears she is the next victim when someone follows her home; Detective Benson has a hard time overcoming her traumatic ordeal.
S15 E04Oct 10, 2013
Internal Affairs Oct 10, 2013 When Officer Michael Groves ends up in a psych ward after leveling accusations at the 12th Precinct, Internal Affairs asks the team to help investigate.
S15 E05Oct 17, 2013
Wonderland Story Oct 17, 2013 Investigation into the suspected rape of a woman Benson helped earlier leads to a cybermogul; the team bids farewell to Sgt. Munch.
Season 16Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S16 E01Sep 25, 2014
Girls Disappeared Sep 25, 2014 Benson struggles to balance work and her new role of foster mother; when Amaro arrests a young prostitute with connections to Noah's mother, his undercover work sets off a dangerous chain of events.
S16 E02Oct 2, 2014
American Disgrace Oct 2, 2014 When a series of allegations are made against a superstar basketball player, Sgt. Benson and Detective Carisi do not agree on the authenticity of each woman's story; the investigation takes Rollins back to her former precinct.
S16 E03Oct 9, 2014
Producer's Backend Oct 9, 2014 Amaro's by-the-book handling of a starlet's arrest gets him back on the SVU squad in time to investigate the actress's latest offense, statutory rape.
S16 E04Oct 16, 2014
Holden's Manifesto Oct 16, 2014 The team tries to find a bike messenger -- who has kept a video diary of his troubles with women -- before he can commit another violent act; the new deputy chief calls Benson's leadership into question.
S16 E05Oct 23, 2014
Pornstar's Requiem Oct 23, 2014 A college student becomes a target after her work as an online porn star is discovered by her classmates.
S16 E06Nov 6, 2014
Glasgowman's Wrath Nov 6, 2014 Three young girls' search for a mythical character leads to one of them becoming injured and the other two disappearing.
Season 17Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S17 E01Sep 23, 2015
Devil's Dissections Sep 23, 2015 The SVU is called to a familiar crime scene - the beach where serial killer Gregory Yates (guest star Dallas Roberts) buried his many victims. When another body washes ashore, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish) tries to coax him into confessing, but the surprising information he provides sends shockwaves through the police department. As the case goes to court, Barba (Raúl Esparza) faces off against two hotshot defense attorneys in a trial that leads to blackmail, an incriminating confession, a new victim and a fugitive suspect. Part One of Two.
S17 E01Sep 24, 2015
Devil's Dissections (1) Sep 24, 2015 In Part 1 of the two-part 17th-season opener, the squad revisit a crime scene where bodies were buried by a serial killer. Rollins tries to get a confession, but the killer reveals shocking new info instead.
S17 E02Sep 24, 2015
Criminal Pathology (2) Sep 24, 2015 In the conclusion of the two-part 17th-season opener, a serial killer reveals shocking new info, and problems in the case mount as Barba faces slick lawyers in court.
S17 E03Oct 1, 2015
Transgender Bridge Oct 1, 2015 When a transgender teen is assaulted by high school bullies, the case quickly escalates to tragedy, and the squad agonizes over whether the punishment fits the crime.
S17 E04Oct 8, 2015
Institutional Fail Oct 8, 2015 A malnourished toddler is found wandering and leads police to another ill child from the same home. The investigation eventually lands the Department of Child Services in hot water. Meanwhile, Chief Dodds tells Benson to expect some changes at her squad.
S17 E05Oct 15, 2015
Community Policing Oct 15, 2015 An unarmed black man is shot by three police officers who claim they were following proper procedure while pursuing a rape suspect. As racial tensions mount throughout the city, Barba indicts the three cops.
S17 E06Oct 22, 2015
Maternal Instincts Oct 22, 2015 A violinist is raped by her colleague, but he doesn't remember committing the crime and claims he was drugged and robbed by a hired escort. Meanwhile, Rollins' mother throws a baby shower for her; and Sgt. Mike Dodds reports to work at the SVU squad.
Season 18Netflix | Hulu | NBC | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S18 E01Sep 22, 2016
Terrorized Sep 22, 2016 A young boy is found wandering alone in Central Park and the search for his parents leads to startling evidence of a planned mass casualty event in the city. As the SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to find the suspects and the motive, Lt. Benson must also convince Barba to address allegations of rape and torture the boy's mother discloses.
S18 E02Sep 29, 2016
Making a Rapist Sep 29, 2016 Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.
S18 E03Oct 6, 2016
Imposter Oct 6, 2016 When a man uses a false identity to lure a vulnerable married woman to bed, Barba thinks the evidence amounts to rape.
S18 E04Oct 13, 2016
Heightened Emotions Oct 13, 2016 A sexually assaulted athlete's double life could destroy her Olympic career and ruin the case against her attacker; Rollins sister is released from prison on parole.
S18 E05Oct 27, 2016
Rape Interrupted Oct 27, 2016 A sergeant makes Benson choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.
S18 E06Nov 10, 2016
Broken Rhymes Nov 10, 2016 A record label CEO and his protégé are questioned for their involvement in the assault of a transgender student.
Season 19Hulu | NBC | NBC | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S19 E01Sep 28, 2017
Gone Fishin' Sep 28, 2017 Fin's decision to capture a fugitive rapist in a foreign country creates political complications for Barba's case, and an old friend returns with a shocking allegation against Benson.
S19 E02Oct 5, 2017
Mood Oct 5, 2017 The bizarre details of a woman's rape put the SVU at odds when Rollins and Carisi think her story is fabricated. Meanwhile, Benson goes on the offensive when her personal life is scrutinized.
S19 E03Oct 12, 2017
Contrapasso Oct 12, 2017 When a man is found castrated and left for dead, Rollins and Carisi uncover three female suspects with possible motives. Meanwhile, Langan brings devastating news for Benson.
S19 E04Oct 19, 2017
No Good Reason Oct 19, 2017 A teenager disappears after schoolmates make her the subject of a vicious cyberbullying attack.
S19 E05Oct 26, 2017
Complicated Oct 26, 2017 A 10-year-old kidnapping case is reopened when a young woman is found wandering Central Park alone. Meanwhile, Carisi’s conversation with a newspaper reporter puts him in hot water.
S19 E06Nov 9, 2017
Unintended Consequences Nov 9, 2017 When a teenaged girl is found dead, Rollins goes undercover at a high-end rehab center where the victim was last seen alive. Meanwhile, Benson tries to overcome her doubts about Sheila.