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Season 15

  • S15Ep24:   5/21/2014  

    Amaro's recklessness once again makes him the target of Internal Affairs, and he has no choice but to face the consequences. With his professional and personal life at risk, he looks to his friend John Munch for advice. Meanwhile, an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of several male tourists, and one of the suspects has a surprising connection to Sergeant Benson that may change her life forever.

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  • S15Ep23: Thought Criminal  5/14/2014  

    Under the guidance of Lieutenant Murphy, Sergeant Benson and the SVU take an active approach to catching sex offenders - they target Simon Wilkes, a well-regarded photographer with a secret life. An undercover investigation finds his graphic fantasies may have crossed the line into reality, at a child's expense. But the case becomes impossible when no evidence of a victim is found.

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  • S15Ep22: Reasonable Doubt  5/7/2014  

    Benson and Murphy question renowned television producer Frank Maddox when he's accused of molesting his 8 year-old daughter Chelsea. Maddox’s estranged wife, actress Catherine Summers, wants justice for her daughter but refuses to cooperate, leading the cops to suspect the accusation was a ploy to win the public's favor. With Catherine’s young sister Rose engaged to Maddox and accusations flying back and forth in the media, Benson strives to help a child by discovering the truth.

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  • S15Ep21:   4/30/2014  

    The SVU is forced to deal with the aftermath of Lewis' suicide when the IAB investigation into Benson's actions comes up inconclusive. Her nightmare continues as a lengthy trial and insufficient evidence put her career in jeopardy.

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  • S15Ep20: Beast Obsession  4/9/2014  

    The sadistic William Lewis escapes from prison, arbitrarily killing as he goes. Concerned for Benson’s safety, a security detail is assigned to her 24/7, but it doesn’t take long for Lewis to get her back where he left off. With time running out, Benson must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to save the life of a child.

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  • S15Ep19: Downloaded Child  4/2/2014  

    Single mom Jenny Aschler is arrested for child endangerment. Not trusting anyone to take care of her young daughter Maddie, she instead leaves her home alone for days. Jenny’s fierce motherly instincts and fear of men leads Sergeant Benson to suspect she may have been a victim of child abuse. With help from Dr. Lindstrom, Jenny recovers deeply repressed memories of violence, rape and neglect.

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  • S15Ep18: Criminal Stories  3/19/2014  

    Renowned New York Ledger columnist Jimmy MacArthur is given full access to Sergeant Benson and the squad for an inside look at the city’s Special Victims Unit. When the rape case of a young Muslim woman escalates to a hate crime, Jimmy stays one step ahead of the investigation and declares the entire crime a hoax. With the victim under fierce public scrutiny, Benson struggles to keep the case on solid ground and fears a rapist will go free.

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  • S15Ep17: Gambler’s Fallacy  3/12/2014  

    Detective Amanda Rollins’ addiction drives her to an illegal gambling club, where waitress Clare Wilson recognizes her as a cop. To protect her job, Rollins strikes a deal with the club managers to make their illegal transgressions disappear. But when the debt isn’t paid to their liking, she doubles down and loses, forcing Sergeant Benson and Detective Tutuola to suspect one of their own of an unthinkable crime.

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  • S15Ep16: Gridiron Soldier  3/5/2014  

    High school football star Cedric Jones goes missing in New York City, and his uncle seeks help from their hometown friend, Detective Rollins. Though already committed to attending Georgia Tech, Cedric nevertheless accepted a free weekend recruiting trip from Hudson University's football team. When the cops find him in jail, they suspect the truth may have led to a cruel prank that spiraled out of control. Sgt. Benson’s investigation into the football team and its popular coach uncovers several victims of abuse, prejudice and hazing. Meanwhile, Rollins turns to an old friend to help deal with her escalating troubles.

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  • S15Ep15: Comic Perversion (1)  2/26/2014  

    Popular comedian Josh Galloway is faced with student protestors after a set at Tompkins Square University. His demeaning jokes about women and rape become more serious when a student is assaulted by two of Galloway’s fans. Though Barba can’t arrest him for speaking his mind, he charges the SVU to find proof that Galloway’s actions reflect his words. When TSU student Carly Rydell accuses Galloway of rape, Sergeant Benson is happy to arrest him. But Barba finds major roadblocks in the he-said she-said case, and thinks Benson should have chosen her battle more carefully. Meanwhile, a detective from Chicago seeks help from the NYPD.

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  • S15Ep14: Wednesday’s Child  2/5/2014  

    Tom Moore arrives home from a business trip to find his young son, Nicky, missing from his bed. With a history of behavioral problems, the cops suspect he wandered off alone, and the search becomes more urgent as the diabetic boy’s insulin pump runs out. But the investigation leads to something more dangerous when a criminal couple, known for child endangerment and pornography, is spotted with Nicky. With a child’s life on the line, the cops try to turn one suspect against the other before it’s too late. Meanwhile, a personal issue derails Sergeant Benson’s current course.

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  • S15Ep13: Season 15, Episode 13  1/29/2014  

    A teenage girl's parents report her kidnapped, and her boyfriend gets arrested after he refuses to cooperate with police. Meanwhile, Benson is officially sworn in as the squad's new sergeant.

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  • S15Ep12: Jersey Breakdown  1/22/2014  

    The SVU teams up with federal prosecutor Connie Rubirosa after an underage runaway is found raped and beaten under the Highline. The sex trafficking investigation leads to New Jersey strip club owner Perry Cannavaro, who does all he can to keep the victim out of the SVU’s jurisdiction. When ADA Barba fails to get the help he needs from Jersey law enforcement, he suspects a cover-up involving some high ranking court officials.

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  • S15Ep11: Amaro’s One-Eighty  1/15/2014  

    Detectives Amaro and Rollins leave a party and stumble upon Officer McKenna in pursuit of a suspected drug dealer. A standoff leads to gunfire and the teenaged suspect is gravely wounded. While Amaro struggles to reconcile his by-the-book actions with his conscience, the SVU fights to keep Internal Affairs from jumping to conclusions. The case becomes a public spectacle and Amaro must decide if fighting for his badge is the best decision for his family. Meanwhile, Captain Cragen makes a surprise announcement.

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  • S15Ep10: Psycho/Therapist  1/8/2014  

    ‘The Beast’ returns when Detective Benson is forced to face Lewis in the courtroom, and the stress of reliving the attack causes setbacks in her recovery. With Lewis trying every trick in the book to continue his legal winning streak, Benson is forced to reveal some of the secrets she’s kept about the ordeal.

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  • S15Ep9: Rapist Anonymous  11/20/2013  

    Detective Amanda Rollins helps her friend Lena Olson press charges against her lover when she accuses him of rape. But Lena's history with the suspect and her proclivity for rough sex makes the he-said she-said investigation too difficult to pursue. When the case escalates to murder, a dangerous love triangle is discovered and Rollins is forced to confess her private life on the stand.

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  • S15Ep8: Military Justice  11/13/2013  

    A military officer who was gang raped refuses to cooperate with the SVU for fear of damage to her reputation; Amaro asks his ex to help dig up information on the case.

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  • S15Ep7: Dissonant Voices  11/6/2013  

    Singing coach Jackie Walker is at the height of his career, with a featured role on television's biggest reality show, "American Diva," and a steady position teaching music at a prestigious New York City school. When a four year-old student comes forward with claims of sexual abuse, Detective Rollins asks the squad to be mindful of Walker's reputation, but Benson's investigation uncovers evidence that condemns the popular personality. As the case becomes public, more and more victims come forward, but Walker refuses to come clean.

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  • S15Ep6: October Surprise  10/23/2013  

    When ADA Barba’s childhood friend, Eddie Garcia, is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner Alex Muñoz puts the campaign in jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro and the SVU team wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize.

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  • S15Ep5: Wonderland Story  10/16/2013  

    Sarah Walsh wakes up from a night of partying and believes she's been raped. In shock that it could happen again, she calls Detective Benson, who handled her previous rape case, for help. The search for Sarah’s attacker leads the cops to a smooth-talking cyber mogul who preys on vulnerable girls and bribes them for their silence. Meanwhile, the SVU comes together to say goodbye to the retiring Sergeant Munch.

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  • S15Ep4: Internal Affairs  10/9/2013  

    Officer Michael Groves ends up in a psych ward after turning on his old squad - he accuses the 12th precinct of cooking the books and making rape allegations disappear. Internal Affairs Lt. Tucker enlists the help of the SVU to investigate, and plants Brian Cassidy as an undercover. But one crooked cop goes to great lengths to keep things as they are, and the squad realizes too late that they put Cassidy in grave danger.

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  • S15Ep3: American Tragedy  10/2/2013  

    As a series of rapes on the Upper West side leaves the city on edge, a celebrity chef thinks she is the next victim when someone follows her home; Detective Benson has a hard time overcoming her traumatic ordeal.

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  • S15Ep2: Imprisoned Lives  9/25/2013  

    A young boy is abandoned in Times Square and leads the detectives to the house where his family lives. Inside they find a locked basement where more victims await rescue, and work to solve decades-old cold cases.

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  • S15Ep1: Surrender Benson  9/25/2013  

    Hours turn into days, and with no word from Detective Benson, the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find her and her abductor. A trail of murders and rape victims leads them to fear it may be too late.

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Season 14

  • S14Ep24: Her Negotiation  5/22/2013  

    After making a seemingly routine arrest of a man exposing himself in Central Park, Detective Rollins has a bad feeling about the suspect and calls upon the entire SVU squad and ADA Barba to help. With no way to discover the suspect's true identity, he masterfully outplays them at every turn. A shocking theory comes to light, and as Barba's trial comes to a close, the situation rapidly escalates and Detective Benson is put into mortal danger.

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  • S14Ep23: Brief Interlude  5/15/2013  

    Detectives Benson and Amaro are called to the scene when an unconscious woman with signs of physical trauma is found in a river near the Mayor's home. With the victim in a coma, the squad races to identify and account for her prior whereabouts. They uncover a wild side to an otherwise normal wife and mother, and the investigation reaches an unsettling conclusion.

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  • S14Ep22: Poisoned Motive  5/8/2013  

    Two surprise sniper attacks on the NYPD leave the SVU squad scrambling for answers. When the link between the shootings appears to be Detective Tutuola, he reconnects with his former Narcotics partner in order to uncover a possible motive tied to their old cases. As the violence continues, Lieutenant Eames joins the investigation and the Special Victims Unit races to hunt down a killer no one saw coming.

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  • S14Ep21: Traumatic Wound  5/1/2013  

    A suburban teen is brutally assaulted when a concert turns into a mob scene. Friends and eyewitnesses give mixed accounts of the event, and Detective Amaro finds himself trying to save the reputation of the prime suspect, a fellow military veteran whose fractured memory could hold the answer to why the girl was targeted.

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  • S14Ep20: Girl Dishonored  4/24/2013  

    Olivia Benson and the detectives of the Special Victims Unit investigate the alleged rape of a sorority pledge on a college campus. Their attempts to piece together the events of the crime are thwarted by drunk students and conflicting accounts. As the detectives pursue the case, they unearth a widespread university culture of school administrators and students that look the other way instead of protecting their own.

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  • S14Ep19: Born Psychopath  4/3/2013  

    Despite his seemingly normal and supportive upbringing, and various diagnoses and prescriptions, Henry has become increasingly antisocial and his capacity for violence is escalating. The question for our detectives is, "Is Henry a born psychopath?" To help answer that question, Benson & Co. will turn to Dr. George Huang for his expert opinion.

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  • S14Ep18: Legitimate Rape  3/27/2013  

    A popular sports reporter seeks out Detective Benson to accuse a cameraman of rape and stalking. The SVU squad and ADA Barba begin their preparations for a difficult trial when the victim learns she is pregnant as result of the rape. As the case proceeds, the defense uses controversial tactics in its efforts to persuade the jury.

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  • S14Ep17: Undercover Blue  3/20/2013  

    As he prepares to testify against pimp Bart Ganzel, a woman comes forward claiming that Brian Cassidy raped her while he was an undercover detective. ADA Barba, Detective Benson and the SVU squad nervously await the outcome of the trial, concerned for Cassidy as well as the ongoing prosecution of Ganzel. When prosecutor Derek Strauss pushes hard for a win, Cassidy and his lawyer use some surprising methods of defense, with shocking consequences for Detective Amaro.

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  • S14Ep16: Funny Valentine  2/27/2013  

    A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star. ADA Barba works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson's best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney.

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  • S14Ep15: Deadly Ambition  2/20/2013  

    Detective Rollins comes home to find her sister Kim in her apartment, beaten up by her abusive boyfriend, and this time, pregnant. The SVU squad does all they can to keep her safe, but an unexpected visitor forces Rollins to take drastic action. Once again Internal Affairs must open an investigation into the SVU's unconventional methods, and the squad is in jeopardy of losing one of their own.

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  • S14Ep14: Secrets Exhumed  2/13/2013  

    When FBI Agent Dana Lewis suspects that a 25 year-old rape-murder case in New York is connected to several unsolved cases across the country, she joins the SVU in investigating the crimes. As Lewis relentlessly pursues her prime suspect, Detectives Benson and Amaro have their doubts about his guilt.

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  • S14Ep13: Monster’s Legacy  2/6/2013  

    When a janitor brutally attacks an athletic coach, the SVU connects his violent behavior to a history of sexual abuse by someone he trusted. The detectives soon uncover more victims of the same predator, including a prisoner on death row. When the truth finally comes out, Detective Benson enlists Bayard Ellis to dig into the case before the looming execution date.

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  • S14Ep12: Criminal Hatred  1/30/2013  

    The SVU squad hunts a culprit who preys on victims with secret lives. Nia Vardalos guest stars.

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  • S14Ep11: Beautiful Frame  1/9/2013  

    Pam James, the Suffolk County district attorney, lands the same murder case as DA Barba. However, while James arrests an SVU rape victim for the crime, Barba and the SVU team like a different suspect for the murder. The trials start simultaneously and both prosecutors must fight for a conviction before the other can destroy their case.

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  • S14Ep10: Presumed Guilty  1/2/2013  

    Enrique Rodriquez, a working-class Catholic man is determined to seek justice for his sister when he finds out that she's part of a church cover-up. The scandal is made public when Father Shea, a priest, is pulled from his car and brutally beaten. When the police arrive, they arrest Fin's ex-wife's brother, Sam Randall. Despite Sam's former criminal record and various stints behind bars, Fin doesn't think Sam is their man and asks his SVU partners for help getting to the bottom of the case.

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  • S14Ep9: Dreams Deferred  12/5/2012  

    An armed and dangerous man goes on a killing spree with Jeannie -- a prostitute with whom he has a long-standing relationship -- representing the last person he calls. When Jeannie goes missing, the SVU is tasked with convincing their NYPD cohorts that her life is worth saving. Jeannie's mother, Irene, worries for her daughter's health and safety.

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  • S14Ep8: Lessons Learned  11/21/2012  

    A professor's unusual encounter with Detective Amaro sends the SVU on an investigation into reports of sexual abuse at a prestigious private school. Stonewalled by the school board, Detective Benson enlists ADA Barba and a retired teacher to help reveal a massive cover-up as more and more victims emerge.

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  • S14Ep7: Vanity’s Bonfire  11/14/2012  

    The abduction of a baby from a city playground quickly turns into a custody dispute when the kidnapper swears she is the child's biological mother. She also claims the father is a high-powered legal expert, sending Detectives Benson and Amaro on an investigation that forever changes the lives of two unsuspecting families.

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  • S14Ep6: Friending Emily  10/31/2012  

    An underage girl disappears after following her older sister to a college party in Manhattan. The SVU detectives mobilize to recover the missing girl but find themselves thwarted by a high-tech kidnapper using the internet to cover his tracks. As the case hits a dead end, Assistant D.A. Barba returns with some unlikely help. Meanwhile, Rollins is distracted by the sudden appearance of her very troubled sister.

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  • S14Ep5: Manhattan Vigil  10/24/2012  

    In the series' landmark 300th episode, a young boy from Morningside Heights is kidnapped while in the care of his father, and the investigation reminds Captain Cragen, Sergeant Munch and Detective Benson of an unsolved kidnapping that occurred in the same neighborhood thirteen years ago. While the entire squad races against the clock to find the missing boy, Benson vows to learn from past mistakes to set both cases right.

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  • S14Ep4: Acceptable Loss  10/17/2012  

    With Captain Cragen back in the precinct, the SVU squad is in full force and working to expose a sex trafficking operation that enslaves young women. The detectives are on the verge of cracking the case when their efforts are halted by Lieutenant Alexandra Eames, forcing Detective Benson to get creative with the investigation.

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  • S14Ep3: Twenty-Five Acts  10/10/2012  

    The young author of a wildly successful S&M romance novel goes home with a famous television show host, who forces himself on her. Detectives Benson and Rollins work to convince the victim to file charges, with the assistance of a brash new Manhattan District Attorney. As the SVU squad digs into her background to uncover potential trial pitfalls, Detective Amaro uncovers a secret that threatens to destroy the young woman's career as well as her case.

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  • S14Ep2: Above Suspicion (2)  9/26/2012  

    The SVU squad is reeling from the fallout after Captain Cragen wakes up with a dead escort - a potential witness in an SVU case - in his bed. Tensions run high at the precinct as the detectives contend with District Attorney Paula Foster's investigation of Cragen, as well as the arrival of a tough new captain, Steven Harris. Brian Cassidy treads an increasingly narrow line as an undercover cop in Bart Ganzel's escort organization, as Detective Nick Amaro struggles with the case and his marriage (Part 2).

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  • S14Ep1: Lost Reputation (1)  9/26/2012  

    The SVU squad is reeling from the fallout after Captain Cragen wakes up with a dead escort - a potential witness in an SVU case - in his bed. Tensions run high at the precinct as the detectives contend with District Attorney Paula Foster's investigation of Cragen, as well as the arrival of a tough new captain, Steven Harris. Brian Cassidy treads an increasingly narrow line as an undercover cop in Bart Ganzel's escort organization, as Detective Nick Amaro struggles with the case and his marriage (Part 1).

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Season 13

  • S13Ep23: Rhodium Nights  5/23/2012  

    An underage escort is found dead at a wild bachelor party, and Captain Cragen cautions his team to investigate with discretion, as there were several high-profile people at the scene. In their efforts to question a well-known leader in the New York escort world, Benson and Amaro encounter former SVU detective Brian Cassidy, who's been working undercover. With his help, the detectives dig deeper into a vicious power struggle between the two top escort businesses, but before the case is cracked, a shocking event threatens to destroy the life of one SVU squad member.

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  • S13Ep22: Strange Beauty  5/16/2012  

    While off-duty, Detective Rollins spots a young woman screaming in the back of a moving taxi. The SVU squad quickly identifies the victim as a rebellious teenager, estranged from her family and experimenting in the world of tattoos and self-mutilation. The case takes an unexpected turn when the Medical Examiner presents the detectives with a cleanly severed leg, reminiscent of a similar finding in an old unsolved case. The detectives are drawn into the psychological elements of self-mutilation and ritual amputation as they investigate two brothers in order to link the cases and find the missing woman.

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  • S13Ep21: Learning Curve  5/9/2012  

    As Detective Tutuola's son Ken prepares to tell his father that he is getting married, his fianc

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  • S13Ep20: Street Revenge  5/2/2012  

    A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. While Reporter Dennis Griscomb takes every opportunity to publicly criticize police efforts, the SVU squad struggles to find a lead in the case until one of the vigilantes is attacked. As the other detectives fight for control over the investigation and angry citizens, Amaro is distracted by the suspicion that his wife is seeing another man.

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  • S13Ep19: Learning Curve  4/25/2012  

    As Detective Tutuola's son Ken prepares to tell his father that he is getting married, his fianc

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  • S13Ep18: Valentine  4/18/2012  

    While video chatting with his wife on the way home from an international business trip, a Wall Street executive watches an intruder assault and abduct her. The kidnappers demand ransom, and Detectives Benson, Amaro, Rollins, and Tutuola are on the scene when the missing housewife arrives to pick up the money. She frantically tells the detectives about her ordeal, but Benson grows suspicious of her story. The SVU squad and Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak dig deeper to find out who the real victim is in this increasingly complicated case.

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  • S13Ep17: Justice Denied  4/11/2012  

    A rape victim is brought to the hospital after a harrowing hours-long ordeal, and Benson recognizes the suspect

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  • S13Ep16: Child  2/29/2012  
  • S13Ep15: Hunting Ground  2/22/2012  

    Police search for an underage prostitute who

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  • S13Ep14: Home Invasions  2/15/2012  

    A gunman storms a family's home, killing the parents and leaving their teenage daughter in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, Benson and the SVU detectives struggle to find a motive for such violence. The clues lead to a surprising revelation about Detective Rollins, which threatens her future in the Special Victims Unit.

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  • S13Ep13: Father  2/8/2012  

    An aspiring actress is found unconscious in Central Park with drugs in her system and evidence of sexual trauma. Detectives Benson and Amaro pay a visit to the reality show producer for whom she had auditioned just before the attack, and stop him from assaulting another actress on the casting couch. The detectives arrest the producer, but the situation turns dangerous when his distraught son takes drastic action in order to get his father out of jail. Meanwhile, Benson and Executive ADA David Haden grow closer.

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  • S13Ep12: Official Story  1/18/2012  

    When the CEO of a private military contractor is found assaulted, the district attorney's office joins the SVU detectives to investigate a motive with international ties. Special guest star Harry Connick Jr. as Executive Assistant District Attorney David Haden

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  • S13Ep11: Theatre Tricks  1/11/2012  

    The next case of the team involves an actress in an interactive theater production who was raped on stage, while the audience believes it to be part of the show. The SVU detectives hit a dead end in their investigation when they learn the show's passionate director gave the audience, including the assailant, masks to wear during the performance. Detectives Rollins and Tutuola track down an obsessed fan of the young actress who recorded the assault while stalking her, which leads Detectives Benson and Amaro to a respected judge. With the judge's reputation on the line, the SVU squad explores the underbelly of the New York theater world to uncover who really orchestrated the public attack.

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  • S13Ep10: Spiraling Down  12/7/2011  

    A military colleague of Detective Amaro

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  • S13Ep9: Lost Traveler  11/30/2011  

    A Romani child disappears on his way home from school. Benson and Amaro interview the distraught parents, who are distrustful of the police. The initial investigation leads Fin and Rollins to the powerful leader of the Romani community, but he denies any involvement. The family remains hopeful their boy will be found, especially when they discover his cell phone is still active. With the help of their TARU tech and a meddling newspaper reporter, the detectives narrow the perpetrators to a mentally challenged neighbor, throwing the tight-knit Romani community into turmoil.

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  • S13Ep8: Educated Guess  11/16/2011  

    A man in custody at a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a rape in a break room. Despite the witness' shaky credibility the SVU begins an investigation, but the alleged victim, Gia Eskas (guest star Lyonne), denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson and Rollins struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt and mother say Gia has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past.

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  • S13Ep7: Russian Brides  11/9/2011  

    When a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to identify her as a recently engaged Russian mail-order bride. Upon questioning her distraught fianc

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  • S13Ep6: True Believers  11/2/2011  

    A young music student is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment, but with her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis. As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim's credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case.

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  • S13Ep5: Missing Pieces  10/19/2011  

    A young woman visiting from Buffalo claims that her car was stolen outside a Manhattan convenience store with her baby still buckled in the backseat. Benson and Amaro get as much information as they can from the anxious mother and her boyfriend at the police station, while Fin and Rollins track their path from Buffalo for clues. When the parents

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  • S13Ep4: Double Strands  10/12/2011  

    A dancer is followed home and raped by a man with a distinctive tattoo and the details of the attack remind Rollins of a serial rapist she was tracking back home. The detectives arrest Gabriel Thomas, a family man who maintains his innocence, but his description and DNA match this assault and the string of rapes across multiple states that Rollins had been investigating. Although the evidence supports the arrest, the more Detectives Benson and Amaro dig into Thomas

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  • S13Ep3: Blood Brothers  10/5/2011  

    Andrew and Kathleen Raines are powerful New York political couple. When their son is involved in a sex crime, wife Kathleen finds out during the investigation that her husband's affair with someone from the couple's "inner circle" resulted in an illegitimate child.

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  • S13Ep2: Personal Fouls  9/28/2011  

    As Coach Ray Masters is inducted to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame by former students Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, an ex-player accuses the coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Detective Nick Amaro transfers into the SVU squad and is thrown on to the case. The detectives interview former players but no one admits to abuse, forcing Benson and Fin to dig deeper into Coach Ray's most successful player, basketball star Prince Miller and his manager/cousin.

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  • S13Ep1: Scorched Earth  9/21/2011  

    The detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid reports being assaulted by Italian diplomat Robert Distasio. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter and ADA Alex Cabot prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid

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Season 12

  • S12Ep24: Smoked  5/18/2011  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a case where a woman scheduled to testify in a high-profile rape case is murdered.

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  • S12Ep23: Delinquent  5/11/2011  

    A mother, Bree Mazelon (guest star Rita Wilson), is quick to defend her 14-year-old son, Hunter (guest star Sterling Beaumon), who is found naked and asleep in a young woman's bed. However, Detectives Benson and Stabler try to figure out what truly happened.

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  • S12Ep22: Bang  5/4/2011  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler go in search of the child's caregiver when an abandoned baby is found on playground. Upon meeting the nanny and her boyfriend, Ken Turner (John Stamos), they soon realize that he is also engaged to the baby's adoptive mother, Dede Aston (Lori Singer).

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  • S12Ep21: Reparations  4/6/2011  

    ADA Casey Novak (Diane Neal) returns when Los Angeles prosecutor Joe Dekker's (Terrence Howard) cousin is accused of rape; Dekker comes in from Los Angeles to defend him

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  • S12Ep20: Totem  3/30/2011  

    Sex therapist, Cap Jackson (Jeremy Irons) returns to work with Detectives Benson and Stabler when a young girl is found brutally murdered. The girl is found stuffed into a suitcase and the murderer comes down pressuring her piano teacher (Elizabeth Mitchell) taking the fall for her sister. The piano teacher's mother (Lisa Banes) was the one who sexually abused the sisters. The piano teacher's sister (Agatha Nowicki) suffocated the child when she accidentally came to her piano class when it was cancelled.

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  • S12Ep19: Bombshell  3/23/2011  

    After a man (Tom Irwin) is found brutally stabbed in a parking garage; Benson and Stabler discover that the family man might have had an unusual hobby. When Benson and Stabler go undercover at a swingers club they meet a popular lady named Cassandra Davina (Rose McGowan) and her jealous boyfriend, Doug Loveless (Ryan Hurst). As tensions grow, the detectives question just how far jealousy can push someone.

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  • S12Ep18: Bully  2/23/2011  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler go in search of a murderer after an art patron named Cindi, (LuAnn de Lesseps) discovers a woman dead in the apartment above hers. One of their suspects is the victim's friend, Annette Cole, (Kate Burton).

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  • S12Ep17: Pursuit  2/16/2011  

    Executive ADA Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti) returns again to try to help an old friend, Alicia Harding (Debra Messing), a television journalist who starts receiving personal threats. However, when a cold case within Harding's family returns to the spotlight, she begins to become extremely passionate in the search for the suspect, which places Paxton's life in jeopardy.

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  • S12Ep16: Spectacle  2/9/2011  

    Detective Stabler searches for a victim and her attacker after video of a sexual assault is featured on a college campus intranet feed. As he delves into the investigation, it becomes clear that the perpetrator (Spencer Treat Clark) created a spectacle to draw attention to a traumatic event in his past.

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  • S12Ep15: Flight  2/2/2011  

    The detectives investigate a sexual abuse case where a teenage girl is suffering from Posttraumatic stress disorder; the case goes awry when their wealthy suspect Jordan Kress (Colm Feore) involves his lawyer Dwight Stanitch (Robert Klein).

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  • S12Ep14: Dirty  1/19/2011  

    Benson questions Detective Saliyah "Sunny" Qadri (Shohreh Aghdashloo), who had possible involvement in the case of a murdered Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney named Page Ferguson.

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  • S12Ep13: Mask  1/12/2011  

    Cap Jackson (Jeremy Irons) and his estranged daughter are reunited by her partner, OBGYN Debbie Shields (A. J. Cook), under unfortunate circumstances. Benson and Stabler have to figure out a way to get Jackson to help the detectives get the information they need to solve the case.

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  • S12Ep12: Possessed  1/5/2011  

    When a young woman is attacked in her apartment, evidence points to traumatic events from her buried past.

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  • S12Ep11: Pop  1/5/2011  

    A young boy is found dead on a park carousel, the investigation into his death leads to a gambling ring.

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  • S12Ep10: Rescue  12/1/2010  

    Benson searches for Calvin Arliss's (Charlie Tahan) drug-addict mother, Vivian (Maria Bello). Vivian's name comes up during a rape investigation which Cragen assigns the case to Detectives Munch and Tutuola instead. Inspired by the 2010 Duke "Fuck List" PowerPoint controversy.

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  • S12Ep9: Gray  11/17/2010  

    A local college student is raped. Executive ADA Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti) returns to prosecute the case. The case takes a sharp turn from the rape case to a case of abortions and miscarriages.

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  • S12Ep8: Penetration  11/10/2010  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to help FBI Agent Dana Lewis (Marcia Gay Harden) when an undercover assignment turns into a rape case.

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  • S12Ep7: Trophy  11/3/2010  

    When Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a young woman's rape and murder, the case puts them in the line of fire and exposes a larger mystery that includes more victims. Benson gains custody of the victim's grandson.

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  • S12Ep6: Branded  10/20/2010  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler look for a connection between two men (Michael Gladis) and Kevin Alejandro) beaten and branded by their attacker.

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  • S12Ep5: Wet  10/13/2010  

    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 (Paula Patton) encourages the cops to dig deeper into her past. When they find out that the woman was poisoned with toxic mushrooms, they suspect a crazed activist and professor (David Krumholtz) is responsible. As the case develops, Benson and Stabler go to dangerous lengths to ensure that justice is served.

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  • S12Ep4: Merchandise  10/6/2010  

    When a teenage girl gets struck by a car, her death reveals a child trafficking and slavery ring which leads Detectives Benson and Stabler to team up with an old ally at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Christine Danielson (Gloria Reuben), who deputizes Benson and Stabler as U.S. marshals; also Captain Cragen deals with the 16th precinct falling apart at the seams.

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  • S12Ep3: Behave  9/29/2010  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler work a case where a rape victim named Vicki (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is brought into the hospital initially claiming she has been attacked multiple times by the same man in a period of fifteen years. All the while searching for evidence across the country, Benson discovers a major problem with the amount of untested rape kits.

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  • S12Ep2: Bullseye  9/22/2010  

    Continuing just after the previous episode, a little girl walks into a convenience store, bleeding. It's up to Detectives Benson and Stabler to find a rapist who takes his victim's photo. They receive unwanted help from Erik Weber (Henry Ian Cusick), who knows more about the case than he lets on.

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  • S12Ep1: Locum  9/22/2010  

    A foster couple (Joan Cusack and Peter Strauss) call Detectives Benson and Stabler when their recently adopted foster child Mackenzie (Bailee Madison) runs away from home. It's discovered that she ran away to meet with a man named Erik Weber (Henry Ian Cusick), whom she met on the Internet and whom Benson and Stabler suspect of ulterior motives regarding the girl. Weber denies any wrongdoing, and also expresses romantic interest in Benson. Inspired by the Jaycee Dugard case and the film Vertigo.[50]

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Season 11

  • S11Ep24: Shattered  5/19/2010  

    The detectives search for a young boy who has been kidnapped by his mother (Isabelle Huppert) in response to the boy's father, Paul (D. W. Moffett), having full custody. The mother is an anthropologist named Sophie Gerard who wants her son to travel the world with her through her anthropological exploits. This orchestrated kidnapping goes wrong, however, and the boy dies in an automobile accident when the kidnapper tries to evade police. This makes Sophie hysterical, and she winds up taking Detective Benson, Paul and ADA Marlowe hostage and shooting ME Warner. It is revealed that Paul was the one behind the kidnapping and the ultimate death of his son.

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  • S11Ep23: Wannabe  5/12/2010  

    The investigation into the rape of three young girls reveals some secrets about a supposed rookie cop named Brad Fletcher (Graham Davie) who made the rapist's arrest. Upon repeated insistence from Marlowe to stay away from the case, Fletcher repeatedly places himself in harm's way by snooping into the investigation, getting arrested twice in the process before one of his personal investigations nearly gets him killed--and turns the case at hand in Marlowe's favor.

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  • S11Ep22: Ace  5/5/2010  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler must track down a pregnant rape victim named Sofia who disappears from the hospital. In the process, they uncover a vast Bulgarian baby-trafficking scam, led by Anton Petrov (Pasha D. Lychnikoff). When the woman who housed the pregnant mothers, Lili Denkova, is discovered murdered, Benson and Stabler go undercover as infertile parents in order to uncover Petrov's scam, while ADA Marlowe clashes with Cragen over methods to protect Sofia and her newborn child. Flossy, the person who lives in his car in City Hall is played by Kevin Corrigan. Dr. Stephen Elroy is played by David Paymer.

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  • S11Ep21: Torch  4/28/2010  

    Jo Marlowe, Stabler's old partner before SVU, becomes the new ADA for the SVU team and enlists the help of Benson and Stabler in the case of two young girls, presumably left to die in a burning house by their father. Upon further investigation by the SVU squad, however, it is discovered that the father, Frank Sullivan, did not set the fire that consumed his two daughters, later exposing the incorrect assumptions of a fire marshal (P.J. Benjamin) with the help of an independent pyrotechnic investigator (Brad Dourif). Sam Waterston makes a guest appearance as District Attorney Jack McCoy.

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  • S11Ep20: Beef  4/21/2010  

    Following a vicious rape-murder of Laura Santiago, a worker at "Donna Rosa's" meat packing plant, the SVU detectives learn that the victim was an undercover animal activist attempting to document and expose unsanitary practices in the meat packing industry. Information from the sweet, elderly company owner and face, Rosa "Mama Rosa" Donetti (Lynn Cohen), and plant foreman, John Reilley (John Petkoff), leads the detectives to arrest plant worker Jorge Vargas on the grounds of DNA evidence found on Laura's body. However, they soon learn that the DNA was planted by another individual with the help of Vargas' wife, who was led to believe that he had been cheating on her with Laura. Detective Benson goes undercover as a worker to investigate the plant, coming up against Reilley in a violent altercation, who holds Laura's missing film footage. They arrest Riley, confirm his DNA on Laura's body, and upon viewing the film, confirm the unsanitary conditions at the plant. Guilted by Donna Rosa, Riley confesses to the crime of murdering and raping Santiago. However, the detectives realize that Riley is left-handed, but that Laura's throat was slashed by someone who was right-handed. In the end, they discover that Mama Rosa, right-handed, was the true killer, having the most to lose from Laura's footage. Confronted, she confesses to killing Laura when Riley

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  • S11Ep19: Conned  4/7/2010  

    Jack Robinson, a homosexual prostitute, is found dead in a storage room of a hotel during a wedding reception with the I.D. of Andrew Hingham (John Magaro). Detective Fin questions his son Ken (Ernest Waddell) about Robinson and Hingham, since they both volunteered at Williams House. Ken leads Fin to Hingham and he confess in killing Robinson in self defense since Robinson was high on crystal meth and forced him to perform oral sex on him. He beat his face and knocked his teeth, and placed his wallet on him out so the police would assume it was Hingham that was dead. Hingham is suffering from schizophrenia according to Dr. Stanton (Ally Walker); she routinely kept him drugged and even performed electro convulsive therapy on him. At Dr. Stantons' home, Fin and Huang question her on why she bailed him out of jail and not his mother. She claims that she is doing what is best for her patient, and Huang calls it unorthodox and Fin says he could arrest her for custodial interference. They hear a noise upstairs and it's Hingham who is drugged and fell out of his bed. She claims he has been off his meds and she is trying to ease him back on his regimen. They hear a baby crying in another room. Hingham admits to Benson that they have been having sex since he was 13 years old and the baby is his. It's discovered that he was never schizophrenic and she drugged him since that was the only way he would have sex with her. In Supreme Court at allocution she is pleading guilty for a lesser sentence and turns to Hingham to confess her feelings for him. The judge rules that she gets 20 years and on her way out she says when she gets released she will be waiting for Hingham .

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  • S11Ep18: Bedtime  3/31/2010  

    When the detectives are called onto a homicide of Jane Whitmore, a journalist who was raped and murdered in her bed with an "X" carved into her cheek, Ned Bogden (William Atherton) is soon the suspect. Cragen discovers that he may be the "Bedtime Butcher" who murdered five women thirty years previously, but the case was closed. ME Warner confirms that he did kill Whitmore and all but one of the women from the '70s, Emily Cutler, as Warner found one blonde hair which was from another woman. As the detectives investigate Mrs. Cutler's murder, they find that her husband, who'd died in a drunk driving accident, had many disputes with three of his female, employees -- all of whom were blonde -- and question Susan Delzio (Jaclyn Smith), the patrol cop who handled the case in 1976. The detectives are able to link the women, Jenny (Susan Anton), Claire (Morgan Fairchild) and Rita (Ann-Margret) to Mrs. Cutler's death. During a search of Rita's apartment, they find a number of old diaries, and mistakenly interpret various diary entries as confessions to the murders of both Mr. and Mrs. Cutler. However, Rita reveals the statement "I killed for you" refers to her having aborted Cutler's baby (which she did at his insistence). Warner does another autopsy on Mr. Cutler's body and found exactly what was in the initial report, that he was burned alive in the car, though it wasn't his body, it was the body of James Rogers, a transient, released from prison the day before Cutler's supposed death. Delzio was the officer that released him, and it is discovered that she helped fake his death and also killed Mrs. Cutler while making it look like the "Bedtime Butcher", so she could finally be with him. Mr. Cutler's former agent was played by (Ren

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  • S11Ep17: Disabled  3/24/2010  

    The detectives are called in to investigate when Cara Raleigh (Lisa Arrindell Anderson), a disabled opera singer with multiple sclerosis who cannot speak, is found by her bus driver after she is not at the bus stop, beaten and raped in her home. Her sister, Janice (Jill Scott) and nephew Damien (Quinton Aaron) who take care of her are soon suspects when video footage is found showing Janice physically abusing her and Damien's alibi does not check out. Cara eventually reveals that Tony Griegs (Ralph Byers), the bus driver, was the rapist but is put in a nursing home by Janice and becomes unwilling to cooperate. Benson manages to persuade her to stand trial and when ADA Blaine (Teddy Sears) asks if she can point to her rapist, she successfully points to Griegs.

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  • S11Ep16: Witness  3/17/2010  

    Lainie McCallum (Diora Baird) is raped and cut in her apartment building's stairwell and claims a black lady saved her by punching the perpetrator in the eye. The lady is identified as Nardalee Ula (Saidah Arrika Ekulona), an illegal immigrant from Democratic Republic of the Congo, who came to America after escaping a life of sexual abuse against women used by the country as a "weapon of war". After Lainie dies from MRSA, Nardalee is the only one who can testify against the rapist, but risks being deported. After her successful testimony she is awarded an U-Visa, but declines it, saying she will be going back to the Congo to help save other women from sexual abuse. Cabot announces she will be taking a job with the international criminal court prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in areas of conflict.

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  • S11Ep15: Confidential  3/10/2010  

    Cragen and the SVU squad find a woman dead in a garbage can soon after she is recorded being abducted by security cameras. Munch recalls a similar case from twenty years before, which sends Benson and Stabler to Sing Sing to speak to the supposed culprit. Benson and Stabler face fierce opposition from Ingrid Block (Lena Olin), the attorney for the main suspect who will do whatever it takes to prove her client's innocence.

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  • S11Ep14: Savior  3/3/2010  

    When a series of young prostitutes are found murdered with homemade prayer cards attached to their bodies, Benson and Stabler think that they've found the murderer, but are informed that a survivor named Gladys (Mischa Barton) has turned up with a prayer card. Meanwhile, Olivia is left to make a heartbreaking decision after Gladys asks for her help.

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  • S11Ep13: P.C.  3/3/2010  

    A patrol cop finds a woman nearly dead; she dies before Benson and Stabler reach the hospital. Soon a lesbian rights group led by Babs Duffy (Kathy Griffin) gets involved, claiming the victim's death was a result of police neglect over the LGBTQIA community. When more women from Babs's group are attacked, it becomes clear that the victim's case wasn't an isolated incident and Babs herself becomes a target.

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  • S11Ep12: Shadow  1/13/2010  

    When a wealthy couple is found murdered in their bedroom, Benson and Stabler decide to speak to the deceased couple's daughter, Anne (Sarah Paulson). After hearing Anne's story of a strange man who has been following her, the detectives soon discover that Anne's supposed stalker is Detective Ash Ramsey (Naveen Andrews) of the Special Frauds division. Convinced that Anne killed her parents for their money, Ramsey becomes suspicious of Anne's business manager (Dennis Boutsikaris) and is led to believe that he helped her steal money from the foundation she runs.

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  • S11Ep11: Quickie  1/6/2010  

    When seventeen year-old Anna McWilliams is found strangled and beaten to death in an alley, her ex-boyfriend leads the cops to a website that McWilliams used to meet up with random men. Detective Benson decides to create a user account for the site and finds womanizer Peter Butler (Brian Geraghty), the man who met up with McWilliams. The case is closed when a different suspect is proven guilty of her murder and a new one opens when McWilliams rape kit tests positive for HIV. Not only is HIV spreading as a result of countless attacks, but now the detectives must also catch a rapist on the loose.

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  • S11Ep10: Anchor  12/9/2009  

    When two young girls are similarly murdered a little over a month apart, Detective Fin Tutuola decides to investigate the gruesome crimes. After a third killing, Fin discovers that all three children were "anchor babies" of immigrant families and reaches out to the Center of Immigrant Services. After sifting through the Center's hate mail, and witnessing a fight between immigration lawyer Randall Carver (John Larroquette) and Joe Thagard (Thomas Sadoski), a fanatical follower of a conservative talk show host, Fin begins to narrow in on the killer.

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  • S11Ep9: Perverted  11/18/2009  

    While in the park, a family stumbles upon the sexually mutilated body of Clyde Vandyne, a member of a biker gang known for prostitution and contract killing. To everyone's surprise, incriminating DNA evidence points to Detective Benson as the prime suspect. Munch and Fin investigate the murder, while Stabler fights to prove his partner's innocence. The detectives must find the missing link to solve Vandyne's murder and clear Benson's name.

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  • S11Ep8: Turmoil  11/11/2009  
  • S11Ep7: Users  11/4/2009  

    After a crime scene photo of a murdered teenage girl (Justine Ezarik) rapidly becomes an Internet phenomenon, the police initiate an investigation with the victim's father, Greg Dunne (James Colby). When Greg points the detectives towards Martin Gold (James Frain), his daughter's suspicious therapist, it turns out that Gold's alibi is airtight. While Munch and Fin are busy tracking down the girl's stolen credit card, Warner and Stabler discover that one of Gold's other patients has broken into the morgue. The case takes an unexpected turn, revealing a sinister prescription for murder at the hands of unlikely suspects.

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  • S11Ep6: Spooked  10/28/2009  

    When a young couple is found murdered in the back of a padlocked truck, Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the scene and link the male victim to a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. Benson and Stabler follow a lead to an abandoned drug den where they are surprised to see FBI Special Agent Dean Porter (Vincent Spano), who is separately working on the case. Porter tries to take over the investigation, but suspicion arises and the two continue the hunt for the murderer. Following their intuition, Benson and Stabler come across shocking discoveries, which lead them to believe this case is much larger than a mere drug-related murder.

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  • S11Ep5: Hardwired  10/21/2009  

    After Eva Banks (Rosie Perez) makes a shocking discovery about her son, Cory's (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 (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 a plea bargain.

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  • S11Ep4: Hammered  10/14/2009  

    After a night of heavy drinking, Dalton Rindell (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, which leads to the discovery of Executive ADA Paxton's drinking problem.

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  • S11Ep3: Solitary  10/7/2009  

    When Lily Milton (Deborah Ann Woll) is reported missing, her boyfriend, Parker Hubbard (Bobby Campo), points Detectives Benson and Stabler in the direction of Callum Donovan (Stephen Rea), Lily's downstairs neighbor and a 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.

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  • S11Ep2: Sugar  9/30/2009  

    A young woman's body is found stuffed inside a suitcase, and police believe that Emily Keefe (Julie Craig), 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 (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 (Eric McCormack), refuses to comment on the case, the detectives turn to Executive ADA Sonya Paxton for help. The episode comes to a shocking conclusion when Shepard's young daughter, Chantel, is revealed to be the real killer. After years of her father's emotional neglect, she is pushed over the edge when Emily had revealed that Vance had blown off her's soccer tournament to be with her. Enraged that her father had lied to her again, Chantel strangled Emily in a fit of psychotic rage. When confronted with the evidence, Chantel grabs a pair of scissors and stabs Vance in the neck, causing him to bleed to death as she coldly states that he will never break another promise to her again. She's also presumably sent to jail for this.

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  • S11Ep1: Unstable  9/23/2009  

    Officer Nate Kendall (Wentworth Miller) aids a woman in trouble and becomes roped into solving a rape case. Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson believe that Kendall is not right for the case due to his unstable personality. Executive ADA Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti) 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.

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Season 10

  • S10Ep22: Zebras  6/2/2009  

    A tourist is found dead in Central Park with the word

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  • S10Ep21: Liberties  5/19/2009  

    When Pamela Galliano (Sprague Grayden) seeks to have a restraining order reinstated against her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Brunson (Jon Patrick Walker), the assigned judge has something else on his mind. For peace of mind, Judge Koehler (Alan Dale) asks Detective Stabler to question a convicted serial killer about the whereabouts of his son's body, which adds a new twist to the case.

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  • S10Ep20: Crush  5/5/2009  

    Kim Garnet (guest star Carly Schroeder) is teased by her classmates about something she did and ends up tripping and falling down the stairs. The Special Victims Unit is brought in after a doctor's examination discovers that she has been a victim of physical abuse. There are two suspects: boyfriend Steve Walker (guest star Alexander Nifong) and a friend from school named Ethan Morse (guest star Ezra Miller) who has a bad temper, and one of them beats Kim up to influence her testimony. She will not disclose who it is in court, and Judge Hilda Marsden (guest star Swoosie Kurtz) therefore declares her in contempt and she is jailed. Kathleen Stabler (guest star Allison Siko) is brought in by Benson to give Kim advice, and she admits that Steve Walker thought she was having an affair with Ethan, so he sent the sexts in response. At trial, both sides agree to drop the charges, but Marsden disagrees and sentences Kim to one year in a facility in Ohio for sex offenders. After an investigation into Marsden's record, Olivia and Miranda Pond are denied documents, then arrested on contempt while confronting Marsden. The prosecutor, initially reluctant, sides with them and alerts Cragen who frees them. After bail and gaining info from a court officer involved in the scheme, it is revealed that she has been accepting bribes as well as turning small-time offenses into felonies. A sting is set up with Stabler giving Marsden a bribe, Ethan (who is into acting) taking on the role of the defendant, and Dr. Huang as the defense lawyer. The operation is a success, Marsden is caught and taken into custody, and Kim is released with her record cleared.

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  • S10Ep19: Selfish  4/28/2009  

    When Ruth Walker reports the disappearance of her two-year-old granddaughter, Sierra, the detectives then suspect the girl's mother, Ashlee (Hilary Duff) of killing her daughter. The detectives however find out Sierra actually died of measles because another mother refused to vaccinate her child.

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  • S10Ep18: Baggage  4/7/2009  

    After an up-and-coming artist is brutally murdered in her apartment, Detectives Tutuola and Stabler link her death to another unsolved murder case. As they pursue the case further, they realize that these two murders have striking similarities to a string of murders by a mysterious serial killer that Detective Victor Moran (Delroy Lindo) has been following for months. Moran fights to keep his control over the case as Detectives Fin and Stabler struggle to find the killer.

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  • S10Ep17: Hell  3/31/2009  

    A young girl, Miriam Burdett (Julyza Commodore), is found in an alley, with her throat cut and evidence of repeated rape and physical abuse. When asked to write who attacked her, because of her inability to speak, she draws a picture of the devil. When Detective Munch investigates, detectives meet Father Theo Burdett (guest star Robert Wisdom), Miriam's adoptive father, who rescued her and her friend Elijah Okello (Gbenga Akinnagbe) from the Lord's Resistance Army - one of whom may be her attacker.

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  • S10Ep16: Ballerina  3/17/2009  

    When Detectives Benson and Stabler arrive on the scene of a single murder, they discover two more dead bodies, those of Tisa Flores and Alejandro Reyes, in the apartment next door. They investigate Tisa

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  • S10Ep15: Lead  3/10/2009  

    Pediatrician Gilbert Keppler (Lawrence Arancio) is found guilty of sexually assaulting four of his male patients, so Detectives Stabler and Benson decide to go directly to Keppler for questioning, only to find him murdered in his apartment. Fin tells them that they are waiting for Greyleck to show up to the crime scene. To the detectives' surprise, Greyleck doesn't show up. She has resigned because the Obama administration called her back to Washington, D.C. Her new replacement is SVU's former ADA Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March), who has been assigned to take over Greyleck's caseload by Jack McCoy nearly three years after her release from the witness protection program and subsequent return to the DA's office. Stabler and Benson's investigation leads to Jeff Lynwood, the developmentally challenged son of a wealthy man (John Gallagher, Jr.), who killed Keppler because he called him stupid. As the trial goes on, the detectives discover that Jeffrey suffers from lead poisoning caused by Chinese-made products.

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  • S10Ep14: Transitions  2/17/2009  

    When a man is found badly beaten in a strip club parking lot, Detectives Benson and Stabler are at a loss for evidence as a rainstorm washed away any clues. A fake fingernail embedded in the victim's back leads the detectives to believe that the attacker is female. The victim, Mark Van Kuren (guest star Frank Grillo), awakes in the hospital with no memory of what happened, but brings the attention to his ex-wife Ellen (guest star Wendy Makkena) and their 13-year-old transgender daughter Hailey (guest star Bridger Zadina). It turns out that Hailey hated her father for not accepting her as a girl, which makes her the prime suspect, but the investigation soon leads to her guidance counselor (guest star Aisha Hinds) instead. Daniela Sea guest stars as a transgender man. Alex Kingston guest stars as defense attorney Miranda Pond.

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  • S10Ep13: Snatched  2/3/2009  

    When young girl Rosie Rinaldi (guest star Daisy Tahan) is kidnapped, the girl's mother, Liz Ranaldi (guest star Michelle Ray Smith) immediately points Detectives Benson and Stabler in the direction of her ex-husband, Geno Parnell (Ron Eldard), a recently paroled convict. When Parnell's alibi checks out, a fight erupts between Parnell and Detectives Stabler and Tutuola, which in turn unveils some knowledge on Parnell's ex-wife. Parnell admits Liz's father is Frank Hagar (guest star Dabney Coleman), a master thief with a lot of enemies. The detectives pay a visit to Hagar, but are surprised to find he has a severe case of Alzheimer's disease. With the help of Dr. Huang, the detectives are able to put together a few clues to solve the case, but must pair up with Parnell to find Rosie.

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  • S10Ep12: Hothouse  1/13/2009  

    When the body of a fourteen year-old girl is found floating in the Hudson River, Detectives Benson and Stabler think she was smuggled into the country by sex traffickers. Detective Tutuola discovers some new evidence that could change the entire case.

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  • S10Ep11: Stranger  1/6/2009  

    Heather Hallander (Ellen Woglom) miraculously returns home after being reported missing over four years ago. Unrecognizable to her family, Heather tells Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler of the cement cell where she spent the past four years as a sex slave and of her fortunate escape. Heather

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  • S10Ep10: Smut  12/9/2008  

    Kelly Sun (Kelly Hu) is found wandering Riverside Park, beaten and raped, and has no memory of what happened. Detective Benson discovers Sun was on her way to Korea, but never boarded her flight and instead is found leaving the airport with a mystery man, Eric Lutz (Michael Trucco). Lutz becomes an immediate suspect, and with further probing, the detectives find rape-themed amateur pornographic videos on Lutz's computer. Detectives Stabler and Benson search for incriminating evidence against Lutz, but each of his victims from the videos suffers from memory loss from the attack due to the use of date rape-related drugs. Attempting to trace the other women in the videos, the detectives must re-inform each victim of her attack to get her testimony. Struggling to remind each victim of their rape, Detective Benson must face the fact that she still thinks like a victim, and get the testimony of one victim in particular, Laurel Andrews (Christy Pusz), to put Lutz away for good. Complicating matters, Judge Moredock is blackmailed based on sexually explicit pictures found on his private server.

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  • S10Ep9: PTSD  12/2/2008  

    Benson and Fin investigate the murder of a pregnant marine who was raped by one of her fellow marines in Iraq, leading to the two getting a first hand look at how women in the military are treated. The investigation leads them to suspect a fellow marine killed her, but they face difficulties when Navy Commander Grant Marcus (Frank Whaley) threatens to shut down their investigation. During the proceedings, Benson's sexual assault during the previous season stirs up painful memories for her as the investigation takes several twists, with regards to the prime suspect and the real rapist and his wife, who was responsible for the murder.

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  • S10Ep8: Persona  11/25/2008  

    A woman named Mia (Clea Duvall) claims to have been raped in an alley to hide being abused and raped by her husband (Nathaniel Marston). Benson gets her to admit the abuse, but Mia recants which ends in her murder at the hands of her husband. While solving this crime, Benson stumbles upon another case of spousal abuse and murder which involves Mia's older neighbor Linnie (Brenda Blethyn) who is revealed to have been involved in an abusive relationship, which ended when she killed her former husband, and escaped custody under the supervision of Judge Donnely (Judith Light), who was greatly humiliated as a result.

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  • S10Ep7: Wildlife  11/18/2008  

    His marriage once again on the rocks, Detective Stabler goes undercover to expose an animal smuggling ring when a woman turns up dead mauled to death by a tiger and she has a rare species of bird in her purse. They are lead to Hip Hop artist, Gots Money (Big Boi) who helps Stabler infiltrate the smuggling ring, but when Detective Benson poses as a prostitute to help out her partner undercover, Detective Stabler finds himself wounded after his identity is uncovered, forcing Benson to take drastic action to avenge her partner.

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  • S10Ep6: Babes  11/11/2008  

    The investigation into the burning death of a homeless teenager leads Detectives Stabler and Munch to an elite high school where they meet high school students Max Matarazzo (Jesse McCartney) and senior Alec Bernardi (Philip Ettinger), who confesses to the crime. Alec admits to the murder because he thought his sister was raped by the man, but in truth his sister and her friends made a pregnancy pact and willingly had sex to become pregnant. However, the case takes a strange twist when the ringleader of the pregnancy pact apparently commits suicide, after being harassed online by parties unknown who the detectives believe to be the mother of one of the girls (Debi Mazar).

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  • S10Ep5: Retro  10/28/2008  

    When a baby is found with advanced AIDS, Detectives Benson and Stabler are called in to investigate why someone would let a baby go untreated for HIV. They are lead to a highly unethical doctor, Gideon Hutton (guest star Martin Mull) an AIDS denialist who believes and teaches that HIV doesn't cause AIDS and offers alternative treatments to cure HIV. They search for more families that have been influenced by Gideon and are lead to a particular family whose younger daughter died of AIDS and the mom and son are called into court along with Gideon.

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  • S10Ep4: Lunacy  10/21/2008  

    Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson investigate when a famous astronaut, Marga Janssen is found dead, and Detective Stabler's old mentor, Dick Finley (special guest star James Brolin), helps investigate the case. They first believe the rape is linked to a string of serial rapes, but they are soon led to look for a suspect in the group of people Marga worked with. An obsessed fan is questioned, but is released and gets into a gun battle with Dick. Stabler becomes suspicious of Dick after he keeps pointing them away from him, but it's revealed that Dick killed Marga because she was stealing his spotlight.

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  • S10Ep3: Swing  10/14/2008  

    Detective Stabler is called to the scene of a breaking and entering at a home. The trespasser

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  • S10Ep2: Confession  9/30/2008  

    Detectives Stabler and Benson investigate when Eric Byers (Marshall Allman) admits to the squad about his sexual advances towards his younger stepbrother. Eric admits to also looking at a website to try to curb his pedophilic urge. With no crime committed, the detectives decide to investigate the website for pedophiles leading them to the creator, Jake Berlin (Tom Noonan). When Stabler discovers his daughter Elizabeth's picture on the website he confronts Jake, beats him up and is suspended. When Eric goes missing his whole family is under investigation.

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  • S10Ep1: Trials  9/23/2008  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate allegations of child abuse when Christopher Ryan (Jae Head), is caught driving a runaway van. Christopher explains how his foster parents, Gwen and Noah Sibert (Julie Bowen and Luke Perry), bribe him in exchange for abusive medical testing. As Detective Benson continues to study the boy

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Season 9

  • S9Ep19: Cold  5/13/2008  

    The SVU squad is left at ends when they have a dead cop on their hands and Det. Chester Lake is their prime suspect. They discover Lake was investigating a ten-year-old cold case and the cop may have been involved in the rape of one girl and the rape-murder of another girl. Lake tracks down the surviving victim and convinces her to testify against the partner of the dead cop who also raped and helped murder the other girl. However, as the case quickly goes downhill in the courtroom, Novak withholds evidence in desperate hopes of winning a conviction, but her efforts fail to win her a conviction. In the end, Novak is censured for her misconduct and Lake hunts down and kills the cop, while Fin, upset at Elliot for gaining his cellphone records in hopes of finding out if he had informed Lake of the detective's progress, announces his intent to transfer out of SVU.

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  • S9Ep18: Trade  5/6/2008  

    When a pregnant woman's body is found raped and murdered inside her burnt loft the team investigates a family of coffee importers. The suspects are numerous ranging from the woman's fiance (Matthew Davis) to his father (Stephen Collins). Further investigation reveals a twisted love rectangle between the woman, her fiance, the father and even the son's lawyer Michelle Borth.

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  • S9Ep17: Authority  4/29/2008  

    The 200th episode of the show features an engineer, Merritt Rook (Robin Williams) who has been posing as a cop to make people do abnormal things all in the act of trying to convince people to oppose authority. He turns his trial into a media circus and the case gets more complicated when Rook abducts Benson. He tries to make Elliot inflict pain on her by way of a Milgram experiment, but he refuses.

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  • S9Ep16: Closet  4/22/2008  

    When investment banker Jeremy Haynes is found murdered, suspicion turns to his boyfriend Lincoln Haver (Bailey Chase), a professional football player who could lose everything if the truth about his sexuality came to light. When information about Haver's sexual orientation is leaked to the media, Benson comes under fire for her relationship with a reporter (Bill Pullman).

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  • S9Ep15: Undercover  4/15/2008  

    After a young girl (Shareeka Epps) is found raped in a community garden, Benson and Stabler realize the girl has a mother who is in a female correction facility. After the rape kit on the girl goes missing, the detectives realize one of the corrections officers at the facility is raping and brutalizing women. Without the rape kit, however, Benson and Stabler have no proof, so Benson goes in undercover at the same facility to catch the officer, but is almost raped herself in the basement of the facility.

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  • S9Ep14: Inconceivable  1/22/2008  

    When fertilized embryos disappear from a sperm bank, examination of a security tape points the detectives to two publicity-hungry extremists. Meanwhile, Benson ponders her own decisions about fertility and motherhood.

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  • S9Ep13: Unorthodox  1/15/2008  

    The sexual assault of a Jewish boy (Braeden Lemasters) prompts the attention of Benson and Stabler. Initially an orthodox Jewish rabbi (Bob Dishy) is suspected to be the one responsible for the raping the kid, but the case turns into a media circus as a flood of young victims are revealed, with all the clues pointing to one of their classmates. It's discovered that a 14-year-old boy (Alexander Gould) is the rapist, but he doesn't go to prison because (thanks to a psychological evaluation) he is declared mentally ill, as a result of daily exposure to pornography.

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  • S9Ep12: Signature  1/8/2008  

    Detectives Benson and Lake investigate the murder of a female alongside a man with a bullet inside his head; they soon team up with Special Agent Cooper (Erika Christensen), who's tracking a serial killer by the name of "The Woodsman", but things turn weird when the male victim is identified as the serial killer and Special Agent Cooper seems to be hiding something of her own.

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  • S9Ep11: Streetwise  1/1/2008  

    The SVU squad are called in when a wealthy teenager (Natalie Hall) is found murdered in Central Park. The case soon develops into an investigation of a community of homeless children.

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  • S9Ep10: Snitch  12/4/2007  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate when a Nigerian polygamist's wife is killed, and the husband fears that his testifying in a crime may have led to his wife's demise. Benson and Stabler suspect that the man's cultural tradition may have been the cause of his wife's murder when they find a website that exposes potential witnesses to the crime that he was testifying for.

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  • S9Ep9: Paternity  11/27/2007  

    The murder of a young boy's nanny leads Detectives Benson and Stabler to suspect her Internet love interest, "Casanova" (Steven Bauer). However, the nanny's employers (played by Mark Valley and Anastasia Griffith) soon get troubles of their own when the father finds out that his son is not his biological son. Stabler's family suffers a tragedy leaving his unborn child in serious danger after Benson and Kathy are hurt in a car accident.

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  • S9Ep8: Fight  11/20/2007  

    A brutal murder leads the detectives into the dangerous world of MMA (mixed martial arts). The investigation leads to two brothers who confessed that they had to rape the victim to enter a gang. The case gets harder when the leader of the gang and prime suspect is accidentally crushed to death in a trash compactor and one of the brothers lies to protect the other.

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  • S9Ep7: Blinded  11/13/2007  

    The discovery of a kidnapped girl leads Detectives Benson and Stabler to her abductor, Saul Picard (played by Arye Gross), who is a violent, schizophrenic artist. As Detective Stabler prepares to take Saul into custody, he head butts Stabler, slamming his head into a car window which shatters on impact. As Stabler wakes up in the hospital room he is unable to see anybody around him. Novak must face her own dark past while attempting to convict Picard, whose reaction post-psychiatric treatment to his crimes complicates the case.

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  • S9Ep6: Svengali  11/6/2007  

    A college student is found murdered in an attack that bears the hallmarks of infamous serial killer Robert Morton (Jared Harris). Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate Morton and discover his loyal following, which includes a man whose comic books glorify Morton's murders. When Cecilia (played by Shannon Woodward), the last person to have seen the victim alive, goes missing, the detectives are pressed to save her life. Benson also finds herself in danger when the investigation angers Morton's followers.

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  • S9Ep5: Harm  10/23/2007  

    The detectives investigate the fatal stabbing of a private school teacher (Elizabeth Morton), who had volunteered at a victim's rehabilitation center. The teacher had been working with an Iraqi man whose story helped uncover some military secrets, which may have led to her murder.

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  • S9Ep4: Savant  10/16/2007  

    Ben Nicholson (Aidan Quinn) discovers that his mentally challenged daughter, Katie (played by Paulina Gerzon), who has Williams syndrome, is the only witness to the savage beating of his wife (Judy Kuhn), which placed her in a coma. Detectives Benson and Stabler and ADA Novak work with Katie to reconstruct the night the beating took place.

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  • S9Ep3: Impulsive  10/9/2007  

    Sarah Trent (Melissa Joan Hart) is a high school teacher, suspected of statutorily raping her student, Shane Mills (played by Kyle Gallner), after he is diagnosed with gonorrhea. Sarah claims that Shane actually raped her. The team finds that Shane has a brain disorder making him obsessed with sex (he hires prostitutes, photoshops scantily-clad women and masturbates with high frequency) and he confesses to raping his teacher. Shane is given another chance and is sent to a rehabilitation clinic, but the situation quickly changes gears when Shane himself is raped in the clinic.

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  • S9Ep2: Avatar  10/2/2007  

    Rachel McGarrett (played by Christina Brucato), a participant in virtual reality video games, goes missing. Her boyfriend, Dan Friedich (Ryan Lynn), is a suspect in the case and is discovered to suffer from sexsomnia which caused him to attempt to rape her sister, Kristi McGarrett (played by Liza Joyce). In an effort to locate Rachel, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler use her avatar to track her kidnapper down.

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  • S9Ep1: Alternate  9/25/2007  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler suspect that Janis Donovan (Cynthia Nixon), a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder, may have harmed her own daughter. Their investigation is met with initial resistance from her psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Carlisle (Bronson Pinchot). Captain Cragen is temporarily re-assigned due to problems with his detectives last season, and newly promoted Sgt. John Munch is assigned as Acting Squad Commander. The detectives discover that Janis has four other alternate personalities. As the episode progresses, the detectives witness these personalities, culminating when one of Janis's personalities throws a chair across the room. Later in the episode, Janis and her sister are reunited after serving time in jail. The day after Janis and her sister go home together, their parents are found murdered in their beds. Janis's fingerprints are found on the gun. When Janis goes to trial, she displays one of her alternate personalities, choking Novak. Janis is found not guilty by reason of mental defect. Afterwards, it is revealed that everything was an act she and her sister cooked up to create a fake motive to kill their parents. When Stabler and Benson go to visit Janis in the psychiatric hospital, Janis confesses to everything and her sister, who was visiting with Janis, is arrested for being a co-conspirator.

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Season 8

  • S8Ep22: Screwed  5/22/2007  

    In the season 8 finale, Darius Parker (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), goes on trial for the rape and murder of a woman and her 14-month old child. The case brings Fin under fire from the media and even has Munch and Stabler at odds. Novak prosecutes the trial that brings Stabler and Tutuola, among others, to the stand. Many previous stories are brought into the trial, such as Stabler's daughter Kathleen's DUI, and Benson's illegal money-wiring to her half-brother, Simon Marsden (Michael Weston). It is also revealed that Kathy Stabler, Elliot's wife, is pregnant again.

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  • S8Ep21: Pretend  5/15/2007  

    The team investigates the death of a partially clothed teenage boy wearing a leather mask. The detectives discover that the victim's best friend (Michael Welch) is the killer and has a video, showing that the boy's death was the result of a backyard wrestling match gone wrong. The trial ends with the boy's conviction on a lesser charge and is sentenced to probation when the key witness, the victim's girlfriend (Misti Traya) fails to show up at the sentencing hearing. When the girlfriend is injured in an attack instigated by the defendant, the case takes a bizarre turn when information surfaces that the girl is far older than she appears and has been defrauding the foster care system for over a decade.

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  • S8Ep20: Annihilated  5/8/2007  

    A woman's murder appears to be the result of a professional hit, when her fianc

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  • S8Ep19: Florida  5/1/2007  

    When Detective Benson gets into the middle of an investigation of her brother Simon Marsden (Michael Weston), the case begins to threaten her career. As Simon makes a run for it, Benson investigates further into his family life, and begins to question whether or not she was the product of a rape in the first place. She digs deeper to discover that Simon was the victim of a frame-job by Capt. Julia Milfield (Kim Delaney).

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  • S8Ep18: Responsible  4/3/2007  

    Stabler and Benson are forced to dive in to the world of underage drinking when a death leads to high school binge parties and a mother (Laura Leighton) who not only supplies booze to her daughter (Sarah Drew)'s friends but sleeps with those friends as well.

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  • S8Ep17: Sin  3/27/2007  

    A successful preacher (Tim Daly) is the prime suspect in a murder case, until his wife (Kathy Baker) provides detectives with a taped conversation.

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  • S8Ep16: Philadelphia  2/27/2007  

    Benson investigates a rape case outside her jurisdiction and must meet with Dr. Rebecca Hendrix (Mary Stuart Masterson) to discuss her recent actions which have compromised her performance. Also, Benson finally unravels a part of her past when she finds her brother Simon Marsden (Michael Weston) who may be a rapist. In one of the rare episodes that actually acknowledge adult male-on-male rape, the detectives struggle to move forward on a case where all four male victims refuse to cooperate to bring the rapists to trial.

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  • S8Ep15: Haystack  2/20/2007  

    In a "ripped-from-the-headlines" episode, overzealous reporter Cindy Marino (Kali Rocha) accuses new mother Laura Kozowloski (Ashley Williams) on television of kidnapping and trying to kill her baby. That's the last straw for the despondent woman, who promptly commits suicide. Although everyone is under suspicion, including the mother and her ex-husband, Dan (Pablo Schreiber), the case takes an unusual emotional toll on Detective Stabler who is drawn in on the mother and her past.

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  • S8Ep14: Dependent  2/13/2007  

    After a mob lawyer (Cary Elwes) is attacked and his wife brutally murdered, Benson and Stabler question their daughter (Emily VanCamp), but her wild night of drunken partying leaves her unable to recall her actions, even though her father insists she was at the scene of the crime. Stabler is charged with excessive force when the daughter's boyfriend (Justin Klosky) dies in his custody.

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  • S8Ep13: Loophole  2/6/2007  

    An anonymous letter leads to an apparent child-pornography case and the testing of pesticides on unwitting apartment tenants. Olivia is also exposed to the pesticide and develops medical symptoms similar to those exhibited by the victim and his mother. The latter part of the episode explains a controversial United States Environmental Protection Agency rule that allows intentional dosing of human beings in pesticide experiments.[1][2]

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  • S8Ep12: Outsider  1/16/2007  

    Fin looks into an alleged rape at the college where his son, Ken (Ernest Waddell), attends. Fin is joined in his investigation by a Brooklyn SVU detective named Chester Lake (Adam Beach), who is working a strikingly similar case.

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  • S8Ep11: Burned  1/9/2007  

    Stabler and Benson are at odds over whom to believe in a

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  • S8Ep10: Scheherazade!  1/2/2007  

    Stabler agrees to hear the dying confession of a cancer patient named Judson Tierney (Brian Dennehy), but first he and Benson do some digging into what possible crime Tierney could be guilty of and come up with an unsolved case that goes back 47 years. Tierney is later found responsible for 21 armed bank robberies, murder, and kidnapping. Tierney's daughter, Sheila (Paget Brewster) refuses to see him in his last days, but as he lays dying she goes to his bedside.

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  • S8Ep9: Choreographed  11/28/2006  

    A woman is found dead in Central Park, and when medical examiner Warner can find no apparent reason for her death, Det. Stabler begins the investigation by talking to the victim's husband, Wesley Masoner (Chris Sarandon), who owns a dance troupe, as his friends Glenn (Bob Saget) and Naomi Cheales (Catherine Bell) pay a condolence visit. Stabler's investigation unravels a case of drugs, infidelity and an elaborate plot that impacts everyone involved in the troupe. Stella Danquiss (Bernadette Peters) defends Wesley. Stabler also discovers Detective Benson is back in town, as she is reassigned to be his partner (or, as she points out, 'handler') once again.

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  • S8Ep8: Cage  11/21/2006  

    Detectives Stabler and Beck investigate a car accident involving two foster children. The accident leads the detectives to the foster parents and some questionable medical practices involving controversial "rebirthing" therapy. As the detectives dig deeper into the case, they discover other gruesome secrets involving the children, and after one of the foster children, Eden (Elle Fanning) sets the drapes in Beck's living room on fire, attempting to murder Beck and commit suicide, Beck says goodbye to Stabler and Special Victims Unit.

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  • S8Ep7: Underbelly  11/14/2006  

    Three teenaged homicide victims with matching tattoos lead Detectives Stabler and Beck to an underage prostitution ring. With the victims' pimp, Victor Bodine (Michael K. Williams), as the prime suspect, detectives must rely on one of his young girls Belinda "Passion" Holt (Charlie Ray), to testify against him. Also, Benson's jealousy flares when she quietly returns to the squad room and witnesses an intimate moment between Stabler and Beck (she does not, however, witness a kiss between Stabler and Beck after a round of drinks with Novak). Benson then tells Capt. Cragen that she is not ready to come back to SVU, and leaves without saying hello to Stabler.

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  • S8Ep6: Infiltrated  10/31/2006  

    Casey Novak is forced to get Benson, still undercover with the FBI, to come back to New York to testify in a rape case. While undercover with an Oregon environmental group, Benson is injured by an overzealous deputy sheriff and charged with assault. She is eventually released but is questioned about her group's involvement with a murder. She then sets out to clear her group's name and finds that the murdered man was a pedophile. She finds a room under his garage and discovers the murder scene. The local sheriff finds two sets of prints at the scene, the murdered man's and those of a ten year old girl who went missing seven years ago. Benson is then released from the FBI (it turns out that the group she had infiltrated had nothing to do with terrorism; the actual terrorist leader had been arrested two days ago) to go back to New York. As she is still unaware of the urgency of Novak's case, she decides to stay and help the FBI find the missing girl. In the end Benson finds the girl, who had developed Stockholm syndrome. Benson just makes it back to New York in time to testify.

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  • S8Ep5: Confrontation  10/17/2006  

    Stabler and Beck disagree on how to handle a case in which the attacker seems to be coming back to rape his victims again and again. They soon discover the rapist has a much more deviant plan that anybody thought and Beck gets in over her head when she attacks the man she believes to be responsible for the crimes.

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  • S8Ep4: Uncle  10/10/2006  

    When a mother and daughter are found raped and murdered, Stabler and Beck take in a homeless man who turns out to be Munch's uncle, Andrew, played by Jerry Lewis. Initially he's their main suspect until they find their way to a new suspect, Brent Allen Banks (Timothy Adams). Unfortunately, when their only evidence, a bite mark on one of the victims linked to a suspect in a prior rape case, is thrown out of court the suspect walks. Stabler and Beck follow the suspect in a last ditch scramble to catch him in the act of committing his next rape, but Munch's uncle takes the law in his own hands.

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  • S8Ep3: Recall  10/3/2006  

    Stabler and Cragen have concerns about Beck's reputation as an overzealous investigator. She works with Stabler on a vexing rape case in which they are unable to make the charges stick until a surprise witness (Leslie Caron) comes forward.

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  • S8Ep2: Clock  9/26/2006  

    Stabler and Tutuola team up to investigate when a teenage boy, Connor Wesley (Daniel Farcher) and a teenage girl, Janey Speer (Betsy Hogg) go missing on a school field trip to a museum. The case takes a different turn however, when they realize Janey has Turner's syndrome so she looks twelve even though she's seventeen. When the missing boy is found the team wonders if they were even missing in the first place. Connie Nielsen is introduced at the end of this episode as Stabler's new partner, Det. Dani Beck.

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  • S8Ep1: Informed  9/19/2006  

    A young woman, Haley Kerns (Kristen Bush), shows up at a hospital emergency room beaten and with her head shaved. Despite signs of sexual assault, she demands only a morning-after pill and refuses a rape kit. Kerns is accosted on the street by Benson, who pleads with her to submit to the rape kit. Benson follows Kerns back to her apartment but is asked to leave when Kerns locks herself in the bathroom. Benson does so, but not before taking Kerns' soiled underwear from her assault for a DNA analysis. When she returns to Kerns' apartment, she finds the woman missing and encounters Agent Dana Lewis (from season 7's "Raw," played by Marcia Gay Harden), who reveals that Kerns is her confidential informant on an eco-terrorism investigation. After Stabler is wounded while following a lead on Kerns' whereabouts, Benson and Lewis must find Kerns and get her to cooperate in preventing a terrorist bombing.

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Season 7

  • S7Ep22: Influence  5/16/2006  

    After Jamie Hoskins (Brittany Snow) falsely accuses two classmates of rape after a consensual act then hits nine pedestrians during an attempted suicide, medical tests reveal she has been taking medication for bipolar disorder and stopped her pills a week earlier. Jamie is charged with murder and released on her own recognizance after she agrees to take her medication, but after rock star Derek Lord (Norman Reedus), who is well known for his negative views on psychiatry, gets involved and begins spearheading her defense, Jamie again stops taking her medication. Novak is sympathetic to Jamie, but Jamie's insistence on following Derek Lord's advice leaves Novak with no choice but to take the case to trial.

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  • S7Ep21: Web  5/9/2006  

    When eight-year-old Jake Winnock (Jack Vignone) propositions a male classmate, Stabler and Tutuola are called in to investigate the case and soon learn that Jake Winnock's father, Gregory Hensel spent seven years in prison for molesting his older brother, Teddy (Connor Paolo). D.N.A. tests clear Gregory Hensal of abusing his son, but implicate Jake's older brother, whom detectives soon learn has been running his own personal Internet pornography site. T.A.R.U. tech Ruben Morales joins the detectives in their search for Teddy after he goes missing, but his own guilt about his nephew's molestation after being raped by an online predator he met using the computer Morales had given him colors his judgment when dealing with one of the suspects. Kate Mulgrew guest stars. It also marks Connor Paolo's second appearance on the show (playing a teenaged child molester) after first playing a child murderer in the 2002 episode 'Juvenile'.

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  • S7Ep20: Fat  5/2/2006  

    After Detective Benson's request is granted and she is transferred to the Computer Crimes Unit, Detective Stabler is temporarily reassigned to Detective Lucius Blaine (Anthony Anderson). Blaine is the first to arrive on the scene of a girl, Jessica DeLay (Rooney Mara), who was brutally assaulted by two overweight culprits, later discovered to be siblings Kenny and Mia Bixton (Wallace Little) and (Shahidah McIntosh), respectively). As it turns out, the siblings' oldest brother, Rudi (Omar Benson Miller), was the victim of a similar attack by Jessica and her friend, Tommy (Billy Wheelan). Novak originally takes the Bixton siblings to trial for assaulting DeLay, but when the eldest Bixton, relegated to a wheelchair due to his type II diabetes, takes matters into his own hands and murders Tommy outside the SVU squadroom, the tables suddenly turn. Detective Benson uses her temporary position at Computer Crimes to aid the SVU detectives in indicting DeLay for the original assault that she and Tommy committed; it turns out that she has an interesting secret as to why she assaulted Rudi Bixton.

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  • S7Ep19: Fault  4/4/2006  

    A manhunt ensues when Victor Paul Gitano (Lou Diamond Phillips), a recently released sex offender, kidnaps two children after killing the rest of their family. Benson and Stabler pursue Gitano only to find their own relationship challenged as both experience opportunities where they put their personal relationship ahead of their job. After having her throat slashed, Benson requests for a new partner when she hears what Stabler has to say about their relationship and their job.

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  • S7Ep18: Venom  3/28/2006  

    Tutuola's son Ken Randall (Ernest Waddell) calls Benson for help after he's picked up in an alley late at night. He claims that he was looking for a body after overhearing a man talk about murdering a woman and dumping her body while he was at the bar that night. Tutuola is upset that no one informed him, and determined to clear his son's name even though Ken immediately gets his own lawyer. Tutuola turns his eye on Ken's cousin, Darius Parker (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who was with Ken that night and has been in and out of trouble for years, and after Ken voluntarily submits his DNA to clear his name, a shocking family connection between Darius and Ken is revealed. Darius confesses to having murdered the woman and her baby, but his confession is thrown out because no one had contacted his lawyer. This case continues in the season 8 finale episode, "Screwed."

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  • S7Ep17: Class  3/21/2006  

    When Caroline Pereira (Tess Soltau)'s body is dumped in an area frequented by prostitutes, Stabler and Tutuola realize she had far more money than a student on financial aid should, and they learn that she was deeply involved in the world of online gambling and high stakes poker. Suspects include Gloria Culhane (Trieste Kelly Dunn), the victim's roommate who ended up with a very expensive ring that Caroline stole from a star athlete; Roddy Franklin (Mathew St. Patrick), the athlete from whom the ring was stolen; and Adam Halder (Will Estes), Caroline's best friend from childhood who was her backup during her online gambling forays. Stabler makes a special plea for Halder when stories of the young man's childhood are reminiscent of Stabler's own.

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  • S7Ep16: Gone  2/28/2006  

    Doug Waverly (Teddy Ick) and Nick Pratt (Paul David Story) are charged with rape and murder in the disappearance of Canadian student Jennifer Durning (Barbara King) after Nick's cousin, Jason King (Harry Zittel), claims that while he had consensual sex with her that night the other two raped her. A stray pubic hair leads Novak to Keith Willis, a drunk who was paid off by the boys to get Jennifer out of the hotel and who later saw the boys kidnap her, but Willis isn't exactly fit to be a witness as his mind has gone after years of alcohol abuse. Jason King disappears. Although they are able to find a bug in Donnelly's office, they are not able to prove that it was placed there by Pratt or Waverly until after Judge Donnelly is forced to dismiss the case against the two boys since there is no case without Jason's testimony

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  • S7Ep15: Manipulated  2/7/2006  

    After the body of Vicky Riggs is found, Benson and Stabler delve into her private life and finally learn that in addition to being a respected lawyer, she was also a stripper. A surveillance photo leads them to Linus McKellen (Chris Potter), who is her boss, Tessa McKellen (Rebecca De Mornay)'s husband, who was also having an affair with her. There isn't enough evidence to prove he murdered Vicky, but when Vicky's co-worker at the club, Josie Post, is also found murdered, DNA proves that McKellen's semen was found in her body, despite his disabled wife Tessa's conviction that he would never murder anyone. Suspicion turns on Tessa herself once the detectives interview the only man who seems capable of having committed the murders.

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  • S7Ep14: Taboo  1/17/2006  

    A college student (Schuyler Fisk)'s tale of rape and an unknown pregnancy becomes suspicious to the detectives when they learn that she has been linked to not one, but two abandoned newborns. A paternity test later reveals that her abandoned child was the result of incestuous relationship with her father (

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  • S7Ep13: Blast  1/10/2006  

    The team investigates when young Carly Hunter (Gabrielle Brennan) disappears while walking home from school one day. While processing evidence found at the scene, Warner realizes that the little girl has leukemia, and they need to get her home as soon as possible to begin treatment. Despite the ransom drop going wrong, the detectives are able to find the little girl thanks to evidence O'Halloran finds at the scene, but as she tells her story to Stabler and her mother, it soon becomes clear that her kidnapper is someone very close to home. Stabler and Warner end up becoming hostages when the kidnapper approaches Jake Hunter (Tom Verica) directly by robbing his bank. He turns out to be Jake's druggie son Daniel (Shawn Reaves), who desperately needs money. Daniel accidentally shoots his father and knowing he's gone too far, Daniel lets everyone but Stabler and Warner go (Warner can't get Jake out without help) and decides to commit suicide by cop. Before he can get himself killed, Warner (who served in the Air Force in the past) shoots him in the leg with a gun Stabler gave her, disabling him and allowing the cops to take him down without having to shoot him.

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  • S7Ep12: Infected  1/3/2006  

    Monica Phelps is found dead in her apartment, her son Nathan (Malcolm David Kelley) hiding in the closet behind her body. Detectives soon link Monica's death to philanthropist Ted Carthage (Gordon Clapp), who runs an organization dedicated to helping people get off the streets. Benson is certain that Carthage is the killer, but a shaky ID from Nathan puts him back on the street. After Nathan kills Carthage himself, Sophie Devere (Annie Potts) argues that Nathan committed the killing because he saw Carthage shoot his mother

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  • S7Ep11: Alien  12/6/2005  

    After young Sean Hamill (Daniel Manche) is stabbed in the back at the schoolyard, detectives are led to Charlie Monaghan (Sasha Neulinger), the older boy who had previously gotten into trouble over Hamill, but it isn't long before their attention turns to Monaghan's half-sister, Emma Boyd (Raquel Castro). Hamill had been torturing the little girl for months because she had two mothers. After getting a nice deal for Emma's side, Benson and Stabler are thrown for a loop when Emma's biological grandparents accuse Zoe Dunlop (Amy Pietz), who had never legally adopted Emma, of sexually molesting the little girl, and evidence seems to support their claims. When Olivia questions her with Huang in the room, he believes that she wasn't molested, and it turns out the grandparents got her to lie about it. The grandparents are charged and during their trial, the grandmother reveals that their lawyer (Stephen Bogardus) actually put them up to it as he showed them what Novak reveals are discredited statistics that horrified them. The judge calls a mistrial, and Novak offers a plea to the grandparents later in exchange for them testifying against their lawyer. After she provides evidence of his trickery, they agree, but Zoe decides to bar them from seeing Emma again.

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  • S7Ep10: Storm  11/29/2005  

    When a teenager (Keke Palmer) and her younger sister end up in the hospital after a day at the park, detectives learn that both girls were abducted from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina along with a third sister who is still missing. Despite the interference of a local reporter, Jackson Zane (Matthew Settle), the detectives are able to catch the kidnapper, Alvin Dutch (Russell Hornsby), who is a known pedophile, and recover the girl. But when Dutch dies unexpectedly, and the lab discovers the cause was anthrax poisoning, it reveals that the deceased was involved in a scheme that stole anthrax from a laboratory in New Orleans during the Hurricane. Benson's ensuing actions to make sure the public knows about it puts her job at risk.

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  • S7Ep9: Rockabye  11/22/2005  

    After sixteen-year-old Lauren Westley (Keri Lynn Pratt) loses her unborn child due to a severe abdominal beating, her father's insistence that Lauren was raped leads detectives to the baby's father (John Patrick Amedori), but it isn't long before the detectives realize that Lauren was an active party in her own beating, and the two teens had found it necessary to take the steps they did because the abortion clinic kept putting off Lauren's request for an appointment. Novak faces a tough opponent in her own office when she and Branch disagree over the appropriate action to be taken against Wayne Mortens, the young girl's boyfriend. Ultimately, as she can't get a plea bargain thanks to Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson)'s orders, Novak calls up a witness that upon cross-examination makes the defense's case and Wayne only gets found guilty of the misdemeanor Novak wanted to plea him out to. Branch, while not happy, doesn't go after Novak for it and instead sends the cops after the abortion clinic as their actions forced the desperate teens' actions. This episode is a 'ripped from the headlines' episode; the original case occurred in Michigan, but since there was no statute that specifically covered this incident, the teens were convicted on lesser charges.

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  • S7Ep8: Starved  11/15/2005  

    After a dating service is linked to three rapes, Olivia goes undercover to ferret out the rapist and meets Mike Jergens (Dean Cain), a surgeon who enjoys controlling the women in his life. The detectives are soon led to his girlfriend, Cora Kennison (Tina Holmes) but shortly after marrying Mike, Cora testifies in the grand jury hearing. After Cora attempts suicide, Mike fights her mother, Virginia (Veronica Cartwright) to unplug her feeding tube.

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  • S7Ep7: Name  11/8/2005  

    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 Millie Vizcarrando (Paula Garc

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  • S7Ep6: Raw  11/1/2005  

    After a six-year-old boy dies in a school shooting, detectives trace the gun used back to a gun shop. Munch and Tutuola both face hatred 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.

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  • S7Ep5: Strain  10/18/2005  

    The discovery of the bodies of two young gay men who were both meth addicts as well as victims of a new strain of HIV that can kill its victims in less than a year leads to an investigation. Tutuola learns that his son, Ken (Ernest Waddell) 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 (Brian Bloom), soon becomes their top suspect when the squad realizes that the two men died because they passed the disease on. Gabriel is ultimately revealed to have been the killer and is convicted, but one of the victim's father's speaks for him and offers him forgiveness and asks for a lenient sentence for him. Gabriel gets fifteen years (the minimum penalty for murder) as a result, and the man's story inspires Fin to call his son.

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  • S7Ep4: Ripped  10/11/2005  

    When the teenage son (Paul Wesley) of Stabler's old partner (Noah Emmerich) comes under suspicion for attacking a classmate, Stabler is caught between his boss, who thinks he is cutting the kid too many breaks, and his friend, who thinks he is not doing enough to help.

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  • S7Ep3: 911  10/4/2005  

    Benson is on her way out for the evening when a call comes in from a little girl named Maria, who says she's all alone in a locked room. 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.

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  • S7Ep2: Design  9/27/2005  

    Benson saves April Troost (Estella Warren) 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 (Julian Sands) wasn't the only man April picked up in a bar who has no recollection of sleeping with her, and the squad realizes 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. Finally, its revealed that April is in fact a con artist who was playing them all along and was never raped; in fact, she was the rapist of several men. She also isn't dead: she faked it and the suicide attempt. With the help of her father, Olivia finds and arrests her for fraud, but she uses the baby to force them to give her a deal of no jail time in order to find out where it is, although when April leaves, she does express the hope that the baby has a better chance at a good life than she did. It turns out her mother had the baby and was in on the fraud, as well. Benson and Stabler get the baby (Sarah) and she's turned over to its biological father. However, Benson is sure they haven't seen the last of April and her mother. This is a crossover episode with the Law & Order episode

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  • S7Ep1: Demons  9/20/2005  

    Twenty years after being convicted of the rape of a teenage girl, Ray Schenkel (Robert Patrick) is released, much to the dismay of retired detective William Dorsey (Robert Walden). 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.

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Season 6

  • S6Ep23: Goliath  5/24/2005  

    After the wife of a police officer claims her husband raped her, Benson and Stabler arrest the man and come close to believing his version of events when he attacks his captain. When another officer murders his wife and attempts to kill himself that same night, the whole force gets involved and soon realizes that the two men both recently returned home from Afghanistan, where they were given the drug Quinium, an anti-malarial. With the reluctant help of reporter Sherm Hempell and a base doctor with an attack of conscience, Novak takes on the U.S. Army. Stabler has trouble with the case because of his history in the Marines. The episode has close resemblances to the story of the anti-malarial drug Mefloquine.[1]

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  • S6Ep22: Parts  5/17/2005  

    After a woman's head is found in a car junkyard, the detectives track it down to the black market.

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  • S6Ep21: Blood  5/10/2005  

    After a young woman's baby is tossed out of a car, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out what happened, and after learning the young woman is addicted to prescription pain killers, their investigation leads them to an elderly woman named Jenny Rogers, who lives with her son Kevin and daughter-in-law Carol. The young woman finally identifies Carol Rogers as the person who sold her the drugs, but when detectives go to confront Carol, they find her dead, and are left trying to uncover who really killed Carol. Stabler uses his influence as a police officer when his daughter, Kathleen, is arrested for drunk driving.

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  • S6Ep20: Night  5/3/2005  

    In a crossover episode with the Law & Order: Trial by Jury episode "Day", Stabler and Benson investigate the case of a woman found raped and murdered, with a wad of money stuffed in her mouth, outside a nightclub and trace the money to a lawyer handling the finances of a wealthy family, the Duvalls. The detectives determine that Gabriel Duvall (Alfred Molina) is the rapist and killer, but lack the evidence they need to put Duvall away until another woman, a Bosnian immigrant, comes forward and accuses Duvall of rape. Novak takes on the two cases when she is brutally assaulted in her office by the other victim's brother, an Islamic fundamentalist. Guest stars Angela Lansbury as Eleanor Duvall, and Bradley Cooper as Jason Whitaker.

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  • S6Ep19: Intoxicated  3/29/2005  

    A 15-year-old girl named Carrie Lynn Eldridge (Danielle Panabaker) is caught about to have sex with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Justin (Jon Foster), by her mother Denise (Cathy Moriarty), who demands the police charge him with statutory rape, despite her daughter's objections. The investigation leads to Denise being found brutally murdered in her apartment, the young lovers as suspects, a children's rights lawyer (Glenne Headly) who refuses to cooperate, and history of chronic alcohol abuse and violence by the deceased.

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  • S6Ep18: Pure  3/8/2005  

    After an 18-year-old girl is kidnapped, psychic Sebastian Ballentine (played by Martin Short) comes forward claiming to have information on the killings. Stabler refuses to believe that Ballentine is a real psychic and is convinced that the hints he is dropping about the case indicate he is somehow involved.

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  • S6Ep17: Rage  3/1/2005  

    Fourteen years ago, Stabler had a chance to nail Gordon Rickett (Matthew Modine) for the abduction, rape and murder of Dana MacNamara, but Rickett managed to get off. With the recent discovery of the body of Kerry Lynn Palmer, Stabler has another chance at cracking the case. They can only hold Rickett for twenty-four hours, but are able to glean enough information during that time period to at least have a place to start. Cragen and Benson both worry that Stabler will let his hatred for the suspected child molester interfere with his ability to do his job.

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  • S6Ep16: Ghost  2/22/2005  

    A series of drug-related hits leads the detectives back to the notorious drug lord Cesar Velez, who tried to kill ADA Alexandra Cabot. Alex returns from Witness Protection to assist with the case after the gun used in the murders is linked to Liam Connors, one of Cesar Velez's top agents.

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  • S6Ep15: Hooked  2/15/2005  

    When the body of teenager Lisa Downey is found with her older cousin's I.D., Benson and Stabler learn she was part of a promiscuous circle of friends, which included her best friend, Angela Agnelli (Hayden Panettiere). They later learn that she was an HIV-positive prostitute, and the object of an older man's obsession.

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  • S6Ep14: Game  2/8/2005  

    A rape/murder preceded by a vehicular assault against the victim is discovered to be a recreation of a violent video game called Intensity. Interviewing the game's creators leads them to a former employee, who then leads them (with a few other steps along the way) to a teenage couple who claim to be unable to distinguish fantasy from reality.

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  • S6Ep13: Quarry  1/25/2005  

    When the body of a seven-year-old child is found, the squad again begins to investigate convicted serial killer Lucas Biggs, believing that he molested and murdered the boy. While Biggs can detail every child he ever molested, he swears that he has no memory of this one. Further investigations show that there is another suspect, but before he can be picked up, someone picks him off.

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  • S6Ep12: Identity  1/18/2005  

    Complications ensue in the investigation of a Stone Cold Assassins gangbanger who fell off a building after the victim that he tried to rape bit him in self-defense, causing him to fall. The victim's twin sister admits to the crime, and says she was the one on the roof and was almost raped, which is seemingly impossible due to the evidence until the secrets regarding the sister's true genetic identity are revealed. They find that she was born a boy, and after a botched circumcision was raised female. Investigation reveals more regarding the doctor's ulterior motive to prove that nurture supersedes nature.

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  • S6Ep11: Contagious  1/11/2005  

    A medical exam of a nine-year-old girl (Jennette McCurdy) who survived a car accident with her parents reveals that she was a victim of sexual abuse. Out of fear and desperation, she ends up blaming the wrong suspect (Daniel Hugh Kelly), leading to a rash of false accusations against him by other girls. However the SVU finds out she was actually victimized by somebody much closer to the prime suspect.

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  • S6Ep10: Haunted  12/7/2004  

    Tutuola is reunited with his son as he risks his life to save two small children, one caught in the middle of a bodega robbery and the other from the junkie who set the child's mother up for murder and then stole him to use as a front in her scheme to boost materials for her meth lab.

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  • S6Ep9: Weak  11/30/2004  

    After arguing with Stabler about their personal lives, Benson enlists the help of a former cop turned psychiatrist in apprehending a serial rapist and murderer who attacks disabled women.

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  • S6Ep8: Doubt  11/23/2004  

    When a college student (Shannyn Sossamon) claims rape and her professor (played by Billy Campbell) claims it was consensual sex, Stabler and Benson find themselves in the middle of a "he said, she said" battle, trying to decide whether to believe the alleged victim, or the alleged perpetrator who claimed she liked it rough. Benson sides with Myra, the victim, whereas Stabler finds himself wondering if Polikoff is telling the truth about being innocent, especially after Myra falsely accuses Stabler of touching her inappropriately. After giving more thought to the situation, Benson and Stabler each wonder if the other is right. Stabler has bigger problems on his hands, though, as Myra's attorney reveals that Kathy has moved out and taken the children.

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  • S6Ep7: Charisma  11/16/2004  

    The investigation of an impregnated 12-year-old girl (Holliston Coleman) leads to a religious cult led by a con-artist (Jeff Kober) who massacres the children raised within the "church", and an attempt to embezzle a fortune from the girls parents, one of which they suspect he murdered. Foiling his plot proves to be difficult, when his largely female followers refuse to cooperate with the police.

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  • S6Ep6: Conscience  11/9/2004  

    The son of psychiatrist Dr. Brett Morton (Kyle McLachlan) disappears from a birthday party, and is found dead by the police. Despite viewing his child's body in the morgue, Morton remains perfectly calm and asks carefully laid questions about his son's death, which fills the detectives with unease. When it becomes clear that the little boy who helped the investigate is actually the killer, the police question children who knew the killer. Testimonies bring to light that the boy is a sociopath with violent tendencies, who is treated leniently by the court. As a result, Dr. Morton loses his composure in court and fatally shoots the boy. As a claim of defense during his subsequent trial, Morton claims he was not aware of what he was doing, and his despair overrode his senses. He rationalizes that the killing was just, because the unrepentant boy would have just gone on to kill again, but he, Dr. Morton, wouldn't.

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  • S6Ep5: Outcry  10/26/2004  

    A female high school student (Amanda Seyfried) has disappeared, but is found several days later. She claims that she was raped by several men in uniform. An old friend of Stabler's, now a newspaper reporter, is part of the media frenzy surrounding the girl. The detectives investigate the cadets whom the girl accuses of raping her, but their names are leaked to the media and one of the cadets is attacked and almost killed. Under pressure, the girl retracts her story, but Benson is still convinced that she was raped. They begin to investigate the girl's overly protective stepfather, but it is eventually revealed that he is innocent and that the girl was raped by her stepfather's boss. She said nothing because she wanted to protect her stepfather's job, which (due to his heart problems) he needs for the health insurance. The boss is acquitted at trial, but afterward, a previous victim comes forward to tell Stabler and Benson that the boss raped her as well.

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  • S6Ep4: Scavenger  10/19/2004  

    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.

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  • S6Ep3: Obscene  10/12/2004  

    The rape of a teenage actress (Maggie Grace) whose television show, Girl Under Cover, is the target of a media decency campaign leads to two trials focusing on the influence and power of entertainment media. Lewis Black guest stars as shock jock BJ Cameron. Dana Delany and Ricky Ullman also guest star.

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  • S6Ep2: Debt  9/28/2004  

    As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teenage 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.

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  • S6Ep1: Birthright  9/21/2004  

    The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old girl (played by Abigail Breslin) uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers.

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Season 5

  • S5Ep25: Head  5/18/2004  

    A man is investigated for hiding a video camera in a public restroom for sexual pleasure. To escape trial, he reveals an incriminating clip. In the clip, a middle school female principal (Stacy Edwards) commits statutory rape with her male student (Jake Weary) in a public restroom. When the incident is exposed, her ashamed student son attacks her raped student at their school as revenge. It is then learned the principal did it due to her brain tumor, which can be cured by surgery. However, it is known to be able to grow back. Therefore, she agrees to register herself as a sex offender as part of a plea bargain. But after learning she got pregnant by her student, she breaks the bargain to contact him.

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  • S5Ep24: Poison  5/11/2004  

    A 4-year-old girl passes out and is hospitalized after having a huge amount of detergent in her stomach. Her 7-year-old sister reveals their mother (Cynthia Gibb) forced the child to drink it, but a judge (Tom Skerritt) disqualifies the sister's testimony. Novak and Clark (Marlo Thomas) investigate the judge due to his prior mishandling of an earlier child abuse case, in which he falsely jailed a woman (Lecy Goranson).

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  • S5Ep23: Bound  5/4/2004  

    An elderly woman's strangulation leads to a case involving mass murders in a home-nursing company owned by a brother (Anthony Rapp) and nursed by his sister (Jane Krakowski).

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  • S5Ep22: Painless  4/27/2004  

    A defense lawyer (John Cullum) challenges the assisted-suicide law in a case involving a hearing-impaired embryologist (Marlee Matlin), whose website encouraged a woman (Karen Young) to kill herself by putting a bag over her head and handcuffing herself to her bed, but failed after being found by two maids. The woman claims she was raped, and later commits suicide by medicine. Munch takes a particular interest to the case, which is revealed to be for personal reasons.

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  • S5Ep21: Criminal  4/20/2004  

    An ex-con criminology professor (James McDaniel) is among the suspects in a graduate student's rape and murder. A hasty investigation tries to find out if the professor could have been framed by his bitter rival, a disappearing alibi witness and a corrupted businessman.

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  • S5Ep20: Lowdown  4/6/2004  

    When internal information is used to stage a prosecutor's death, Novak puts her job on the line to get a confession.

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  • S5Ep19: Sick  3/30/2004  

    A rewarding non-disclosure agreement causes two parents (James Colby and Jennifer Van Dyck) to refuse to have their molested child (Shane Haboucha) questioned about a suspected pedophile (Will Keenan). It is also revealed that in hopes of getting millions worth of settlement, another parent (Cindy Williams) decides to seek out the same man and falsely accuse him of similar crimes, using clips she found in the paper.

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  • S5Ep18: Careless  3/2/2004  

    When a young boy dies due to a religious ritual gone awry, Benson and Stabler unravel a mysterious pattern of violence, abuse and murder within one foster care family (Cress Williams and Malinda Williams).

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  • S5Ep17: Mean  2/24/2004  

    A sociopathic bully (Kelli Garner) in a private high school tortures and murders her own friend. The incident leads to even more violence and death in the private school.

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  • S5Ep16: Home  2/17/2004  

    A kid found digging through garbage cans leads to a paranoid, overprotective mother (Diane Venora) and a murder-suicide gone wrong.

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  • S5Ep15: Families  2/10/2004  

    When a pregnant teenager is murdered, it is linked to a deep family secret. That secret involved another violent murder that ruined two families.

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  • S5Ep14: Ritual  2/3/2004  

    A young boy is killed in a way that looks ritualistic. It is learned he was one of many slave children smuggled from Nigeria.

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  • S5Ep13: Hate  1/13/2004  

    A man (Reynaldo Rosales) murders two Arabs (plus a third, while in custody) and claims his genes and biology enforced the hatred and violence in him. Detectives Benson and Stabler try to discover his true motive.

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  • S5Ep12: Brotherhood  1/6/2004  

    A local fraternity pledge master is sodomized and murdered. The detectives link it to a pornographic website that features college girls at a local bar. The investigation later re-focuses on ceremonies held for prospective pledges in the fraternity, even though the members won't talk.

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  • S5Ep11: Escape  12/2/2003  

    In Virginia, criminals named Baxter (Stephen Lang) and Gamble escaped prison right after they jumped Officer Edwards. Baxter might be heading back to New York City because his ex-wife, Carin (Nancy Allen) lives there. Baxter was arrested for raping Carin's son, Lee (Milo Ventimiglia).

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  • S5Ep10: Shaken  11/25/2003  

    Detective Stabler and Captain Cragen suspect an infant was beaten by a pedophile. However, they soon learn the baby suffered from shaken baby syndrome, which leads them to suspect the mother (Cynthia Ettinger), the nannies (Olga Merediz and Nicole Leach) and the mother's boyfriend (Richard Shoberg).

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  • S5Ep9: Control  11/18/2003  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a man's mutilation in a subway station. The victim soon becomes a suspect when they learn he used to abduct women, make them his "brides," and force them to live in his dungeon. However, a woman manages to kill him before he is arrested. She claims she took the law into her own hands because when she reported the man's crimes to Detective Benson four years earlier, she didn't believe her

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  • S5Ep8: Abomination  11/11/2003  

    A minister (based on Fred Phelps), who used to harass a sexual re-education group's homosexual poster-boy, is suspected for his murder. However, his alibi checks out. It is revealed the victim had a thesis about the failure of sexual re-education groups, which drew the attention of an opposing professor

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  • S5Ep7: Choice  11/4/2003  

    A man (Rick Aiello) is arrested for attacking his pregnant wife (Josie Bissett) in protest of her drinking during pregnancy. Detective Benson finds out it is not the first time she has overindulged in alcohol during pregnancy. The wife is taken to family court by her husband, who accuses her of endangering the fetus by putting it at risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome.

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  • S5Ep6: Coerced  10/28/2003  

    When a man (Leland Orser) kidnaps a little boy from his bed one night, it is soon revealed the man is homeless and schizophrenic. Detective Stabler, who is attacked by the man, exposes further crimes at an adult group home.

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  • S5Ep5: Serendipity  10/21/2003  

    A male dermatologist is suspected for murdering both a baby and her mom, and molesting little girls with honey. However, he can't be put in jail due to the lack of hard evidence. Detectives Benson and Stabler soon find out there was a victim that remembered it all. Meanwhile, the new ADA, Casey Novak, is having difficulties accepting the nature of the crime and asks to be reassigned.

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  • S5Ep4: Loss  10/14/2003  

    Alex Cabot gets in over her head while prosecuting a rape and murder case, in which the victim was an undercover federal agent and the suspect, Rafael Zapata Gaviria, is a powerful drug dealer working for the notorious international drug lord, Cesar Velez. Due to Cabot getting in over her head, her life is put in jeopardy.

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  • S5Ep4: Loss  10/14/2003  

    Alex Cabot gets in over her head while prosecuting a rape and murder case, in which the victim was an undercover federal agent and the suspect, Rafael Zapata Gaviria, is a powerful drug dealer working for the notorious international drug lord, Cesar Velez. Due to Cabot getting in over her head, her life is put in jeopardy.

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  • S5Ep3: Mother  10/7/2003  

    A psychiatrist (Susanna Thompson) is almost fatally attacked - possibly by her patient, but she refuses to reveal information due to doctor-patient confidentiality. Two patients become suspects: a serial rapist and a college student (Jon Abrahams) who suffers from fugue states. While the serial rapist is found with tools of his past crimes, his librarian girlfriend can't believe he is a possible suspect. The hyper-concerned sister of the college student gives clues to the emotional state of her traumatized brother. Eventually, detectives Benson and Stabler find a link between the attack, a child abuse and an unsolved homicide.

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  • S5Ep2: Manic  9/30/2003  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler look for a link between the deaths of two high school students and an illegal marketing campaign by the major pharmaceutical company Tauscher-Leto.

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  • S5Ep1: Tragedy  9/23/2003  

    A high-risk pregnant woman is kidnapped when approaching her due date. Confusion arises when multiple suspects are willing to admit the crime to Detectives Benson and Stabler.

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Season 4

  • S4Ep25: Soulless  5/16/2003  

    A rape victim, Chloe Dutton (Peyton List), is brought into the hospital one night with a bar stamp on her hand, and when Benson tries to interview her, she insists that she wasn't raped after all and that she was drunk; then she refuses to accept Benson's help. A short time later, the nurse announces that the rapist snatched Chloe from the hospital. Chloe is later found deceased and one of the suspects involved in her death (Logan Marshall-Green) turns out to be a sociopath with a history of murder.

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  • S4Ep24: Perfect  5/9/2003  

    A murdered 14-year-old girl leads the detectives to a prominent physician (Gale Harold) who specialises in reproductive therapy.

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  • S4Ep23: Grief  5/2/2003  

    A dead girl is found outside a bar. The death, however, is ruled a suicide because the victim's boyfriend (Paul Leyden) continually raped her, but the victim's father (Joe Morton) eventually snaps, vowing revenge against his daughter's rapist.

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  • S4Ep22: Futility  4/25/2003  

    After arresting a man (Fred Savage) accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to obtain an indictment for their suspect with the help of a key eyewitness - his last victim. However, the suspect's decision to handle his own defense casts some doubt over the trial's outcome as he proves to be a formidable opponent for ADA Cabot.

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  • S4Ep21: Fallacy  4/18/2003  

    Benson and Stabler try to prove self-defense when a rape victim (Katherine Moennig) kills her attacker. Events take an unusual turn when they learn that the victim is a transsexual. In the end, Benson and Cabot get a call regarding the victim and head to the hospital where they learn she has been gang raped.

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  • S4Ep20: Dominance  4/4/2003  

    A quadruple homicide with sexual overtones is just the start of an intense rampage of killings that brings a homicide detective into the mix. As the entire squad races against time to prevent further victims, the evidence leads Tutuola to a building superintendent (Frank Langella), his two sons (Ian Somerhalder and Jason Ritter) and a cross to bear.

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  • S4Ep19: Appearances  3/28/2003  

    On a field trip, a student tells his teacher about a suit-case he found. The teacher immediately contacts NYPD to call the bomb squad out. The police find a body of a little girl inside the suit-case. The case is then handed over to Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson. They discover that the girl was on the beauty pageant circuit. One of the suspects tells the detectives how he came across a way to kill the girl. A pornography maker (Brian Kerwin) is put on trial for giving instructions on how to kill via a child porn story on his company's website.

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  • S4Ep18: Desperate  3/14/2003  

    After a young boy witnesses the brutal sexual assault and murder of his stepmother, his father (Rob Estes) blocks the efforts of the detectives to question him.

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  • S4Ep17: Privilege  2/21/2003  

    Detectives Benson and Stabler are called to a crime scene

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  • S4Ep16: Tortured  2/14/2003  

    A Tibetan woman who was tortured in her home country is found murdered, with her foot missing and after an exhaustive search of potential suspects, the killer is a victim of torture himself.

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  • S4Ep15: Pandora  2/7/2003  

    Stabler hunts for a missing 14-year old girl (Alexis Dziena) who may have been abducted by a foreign child pornographer (Lothaire Bluteau). The hunt takes him around the world.

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  • S4Ep14: Mercy  1/31/2003  

    When the body of a baby girl is found inside a cooler, the detectives need to investigate just who she is, and how she got there. They soon learn that the little girl had a genetic disorder known as Tay-Sachs disease, and that her name is Sarah Brown, and she is the only daughter of Andrea and Daniel Brown. When Andrea admits to having killed her daughter, Alex has to put aside her own feelings of sympathy to prosecute Andrea Brown for the murder of her daughter.

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  • S4Ep13: Rotten  1/24/2003  

    In their investigation of a prisoner's death, Benson and Tutuola learn that he was assaulted before being incarcerated. They subsequently discover several killings of drug dealers in the precinct where the man was arrested, and that two cops from this precinct had a connection to every case.

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  • S4Ep12: Risk  1/17/2003  

    Cocaine being smuggled in baby formulas leads detectives to a good cop gone bad. When they start to get closer to the truth they have to put Detective Elliot Stabler undercover. When things get really heated it ends up putting Stabler's life in danger and he ends up having to make a choice to either kill or be killed.

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  • S4Ep11: Damaged  1/10/2003  

    When a six-year-old girl who was critically injured in an apparent robbery gone bad later dies and tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, detectives investigate the family, the store clerk, and the son of a prominent attorney (Michael Gaston) who had appeared to foil the crime. After evidence turns up that the little girl's older sister (Ari Graynor) was dating the alleged sexual predator, ADA Cabot attempts to eradicate the deal that had been made with the older sister for her testimony.

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  • S4Ep10: Resilience  12/6/2002  

    When a 15-year old girl (Rachael Bella) is saved from jumping in front of a train, SVU is called in to help her. She falsely accuses an ex-boyfriend of raping her, but when the search turns to her dysfunctional family, surprise discoveries are made. From an overly helpful father (Titus Welliver), mysterious children, an overaffectionate little girl, a bracelet and finally sperm from two men who never raped, SVU discovers that the family is even worse off than they thought.

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  • S4Ep9: Juvenile  11/22/2002  

    A cancer patient who was growing marijuana in her apartment is found raped and murdered, sending the detectives on a hunt for two junior-high students (Shane Lyons and Connor Paolo), each blaming the other. The prosecution team is faced with the dilemma of trying the older boy as an adult, despite evidence that he was not mentally capable of being able to carry out the crimes.

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  • S4Ep8: Waste  11/15/2002  

    The investigation into the rape of a comatose woman leads to a doctor (Bruce Davison) whose stem cell research is funded by a billionaire with Parkinson's disease who is desperate for a cure.

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  • S4Ep7: Dolls  11/8/2002  

    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 (David Harbour) as they race to save the life of his latest victim. As the mother of the missing girl (Gloria Reuben) 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.

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  • S4Ep6: Angels  11/1/2002  

    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.

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  • S4Ep5: Disappearing Acts  10/25/2002  

    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 (John Heard and Tom Guiry) who are in the Federal Witness Protection Program and an agent (Pam Grier) who appears bound and determined to protect them, regardless of consequence, so they can testify against the Russian mob.

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  • S4Ep4: Lust  10/18/2002  

    The wife of a retired attorney (Michael Gross), 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.

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  • S4Ep3: Vulnerable  10/11/2002  

    When an elderly woman (Jane Powell) 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 disease. 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 (Mary Kay Place) who details the dangers faced by both patients and staff with her own heroics precariously standing out.

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  • S4Ep2: Deception  10/4/2002  

    A family portrait painted by a kindergartner leads the detectives to investigate her mother for child sexual abuse of her teenage stepson (Jonathan Bennett). When the boy's father (Tom Mason) is found murdered, the focus of the investigation shifts to the boy and his stepmother (Sherilyn Fenn) goes to great lengths to protect him and prevent the detectives from learning the truth.

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  • S4Ep1: Chameleon  9/27/2002  

    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 (Sharon Lawrence) through a trail of previously unsolved cases, a spending spree and another victim.

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Season 3

  • S3Ep23: Silence  5/17/2002  

    A murder takes place in a church. Detectives Benson and Stabler learn that the murderer (Sean Dugan) had been paid off by the church to stop him from reporting how he was sexually abused by a priest as a child. He blames the church for taking away his innocence and accuses a priest from his youth, Father Michael (Eric Stoltz) of molesting him.

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  • S3Ep22: Competence  5/10/2002  

    Rebecca Tolliver (Lois Smith) reports her 22-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome (Andrea Fay Friedman) is pregnant after being raped by her boyfriend (James Badge Dale). Detectives Benson and Stabler have to make sure it's not just her mother being overprotective and in denial of her daughter's sex life. They learn even more people could have used her innocence about sex to abuse her. ADA Cabot then has to interfere and take on her superior, to settle the mother

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  • S3Ep21: Denial  5/3/2002  

    A drug addict (Martha Plimpton) is sexually assaulted. In her purse, detectives Benson and Stabler find a decomposing baby's finger. When looking for both her attacker and the baby, they suspect she might be withholding information to protect her mother (Mary Steenburgen) or grandmother (Estelle Parsons). Tutuola tries to help by getting her clean.

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  • S3Ep20: Greed  4/26/2002  

    The wife (Mary Beth Hurt) of a business man (Henry Winkler) is found raped and bludgeoned on their kitchen floor. With Munch on jury duty, Fin is paired with Cragen while Benson and Stabler head the investigation. Uncovering similarities with a previous attack, the detectives first suspect a serial rapist. Soon, however, the evidence leads to an elaborate and sinister plot.

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  • S3Ep19: Justice  4/5/2002  

    The stepdaughter of a judge (Keir Dullea) is raped and killed. The judge is known for throwing hard sentences on sex offenders. However, his stepdaughter also had a troubled past that involved relationships both with her father's court's sex offenders and within her own family.

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  • S3Ep18: Guilt  3/29/2002  

    ADA Cabot faces a reluctant witness (Bret Harrison) in a case of child molestation. She goes far beyond the line of duty to find evidence against the abuser (Beau Gravitte). She even sends detectives Benson and Stabler to illegally search the boy's home and almost ruins the case and all of their careers.

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  • S3Ep17: Surveillance  3/8/2002  

    A young cellist, Cassie Germaine (Emily Deschanel) is attacked in her apartment. Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate her orchestra conductor, Robert Prescott (Michael Nader). They learn he was involved with amateur erotic filmmaking, and that her apartment is surrounded with hidden cameras installed by a stalker.

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  • S3Ep16: Popular  3/1/2002  

    Detective Stabler's wife (Isabel Gillies) tells him that her nurse friend (Laura Duncan) at a local hospital treated a 14-year-old rape victim (Brittany Slattery), who refused to report the crime to the police or her family. Stabler decides to investigate her unofficially with the help of Detective Benson. They find out she and her classmates were involved with drugs and alcohol, a fact which troubles her family.

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  • S3Ep15: Execution  2/1/2002  

    In three days, serial killer Matthew Brodus (Nick Chinlund) is to be executed at the New Jersey State Prison. Detective Stabler and Dr. Huang race against time to figure out if he also killed and raped another woman, the confirmation of which will provide closure for her father (William Hill) and mother (Laura Hughes).

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  • S3Ep14: Counterfeit  1/25/2002  

    A woman's body is found near her car after she was raped. With Munch on crutches, Tutuola is paired with Benson to investigate what the motive was, as well as why was her car's trunk full of forged drugs. When another woman, Francesca Jesner (Khrystyne Haje), is raped, she claims the rapist was a cop (Michael O'Keefe) who captured her by using a routine traffic stop. Their need to catch the cop is even greater as Jesner is captured again by the rapist.

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  • S3Ep13: Prodigy  1/18/2002  

    A man and a woman are stabbed during a supposedly romantic park encounter. The woman's head as well as her hands are missing, which makes it difficult for detectives Benson and Stabler to identify the victims. They soon learn the crime scene was staged and that the woman was an officer of the Manhattan Federation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This leads them to various people from her organization, as well as its opposers, and a young sociopath (Michael Pitt) who had a troubled relationship with the woman.

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  • S3Ep12: Protection  1/11/2002  

    A six year-old boy is abandoned by his mother (Elpidia Carrillo) in an emergency room after having been shot. Detectives Benson and Stabler look for his missing family members in order to find his shooter, while Munch attempts to get through to the boy. Eventually, it becomes clear that the whole family is in danger.

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  • S3Ep11: Monogamy  1/4/2002  

    A pregnant woman is attacked and has her fetus ripped from her womb. Detectives Benson and Stabler quickly look for the baby hoping he's still alive. The woman's husband (John Ritter) seems shocked, but it is soon discovered she may have had an affair with a construction worker (Bobby Cannavale). The resulting trial has ADA Alex Cabot trying to argue that the fetus had a right to live without treading into the controversial territory of reproductive rights.

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  • S3Ep10: Ridicule  12/14/2001  

    A young wife's body is found after what seems to be an erotic asphyxiation accident. Detectives Benson and Stabler follow her link to a male stripper (Pete Starrett). He reveals their link was that he was recently gang raped by her and her two female lawyer friends, Amelia Chase (Diane Neal) and Pam Adler (Paige Turco) after the three women handcuffed him to a bed during a bachelorette party. ADA Cabot follows People v. Liberta (1984) and sues the women for this non statutory female on male rape. The investigation of one of the women, Pam Adler, then reveals the suicide was in fact a murder, as the victim planned to come clean and expose her fellow rapists.

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  • S3Ep9: Care  11/23/2001  

    A five-year-old girl is found severely beaten in foster care. Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate her complicated family ties. They learn the girl's birth mother always tried to get back her daughter from the foster mother (Kathleen Wilhoite) and grandmother (Piper Laurie), who was responsible for the girl before she died. They then investigate her foster brother. Captain Cragen manages to reach him with the help of a video game.

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  • S3Ep8: Inheritance  11/16/2001  

    A young Asian woman is severely beaten and raped at a burglary site. Benson and Stabler initially suspect rival Asian gang members, who are in dispute over the victim's loyalty. The theory is disproved when another Asian victim is found, which leads to a serial rapist (Marcus Chong) whose father may have committed similar crimes in his own past. The trial focuses on the impact of genetic predisposition versus environmental upbringing on the nature of violence.

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  • S3Ep7: Sacrifice  11/9/2001  

    An unidentified man (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is found shot and sexually assaulted in an alley outside of a gay bar. Detectives Benson and Stabler try to come up with possible motives and suspects. They learn the victim came from a small town in Arkansas. They then enter deeply inside the porn industry, only to realize the motive was more uncommon than what they thought: acting in porn films pays for the couple's dying daughter's mounting medical bills. The lead witness (Kevin Geer), who is a recovering drug addict, angers Fin who then has to re-think his police role.

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  • S3Ep6: Redemption  11/2/2001  

    Detective Stabler is paired with John "Hawk" Hawkins (David Keith), an unstable, "cowboy" cop. They try to catch a serial rapist and murderer. Their suspect is a recently released prisoner, who was put in jail years ago due to Hawk. Alas, they come to deduce that not only is the predator someone else, but that the former prisoner is innocent of the previous murders, which means Hawk was responsible for putting an innocent man behind bars.

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  • S3Ep5: Tangled  10/26/2001  

    A known doctor is killed and his wife (Lisa Eichhorn) is raped. Detectives Benson and Stabler question the doctor's estranged and troubled son from the doctor's previous marriage. They also locate a former patient who holds a grudge against the doctor. When the rapist then attacks the doctor's former mistress (Liza Weil), they realize both the wife and mistress know more than it seems.

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  • S3Ep4: Rooftop  10/19/2001  

    A series of rapes, each more violent than the previous, takes place in a community of African-Americans. Detectives Benson and Stabler promptly suspect a known sex offender who was just recently released from jail. As they find nothing, Detective Tutuola takes it personally as his childhood friends' daughter is attacked and killed, and her brother Rodney Thompson (Todd Williams) accuses the police of limiting the budget put on this case. Only when a fifth victim is killed, her final moments alongside Thompson's persistence give them what they need to find the killer.

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  • S3Ep3: Stolen  10/12/2001  

    When a baby is abducted from her mother in a grocery store, Detectives Benson and Stabler are led to Mark Sanford (Bruce Altman), a private adoption lawyer with dubious business practices. The investigation of the adoption service opens up a twelve-year old case originally handled by Sgt. Max Greevey, involving the missing ch

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  • S3Ep2: Wrath  10/5/2001  

    Three unrelated people, who are connected to Detective Benson's past cases, are found ritualistically murdered. The evidences point out to Benson as the real target. Though feeling guilty over the murders and warned by the FBI about the danger she is facing, she still tries to find the murderer. The list of suspects who may want to avenge her seems endless. But eventually an innocent man is found who may hold the answer to the horrific murders.

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  • S3Ep1-:   9/28/2001  

    When a therapist (Shirley Knight) helps 18-year-old Megan Ramsey (Kelly Hutchinson) recall her childhood molestation by her father (Brian Kerwin), she reports the incest to detectives Benson and Stabler hoping it would spare her younger sisters from suffering the same fate. At first her mother (Amy Irving) does not believe her, but eventually her entire family turns on the father ignoring his protests that are assisted by the discovery of tainted evidence. The whole fragile family later becomes a suspect when the father is punished outside the legal system.

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Season 2

Season 1

  • S1Ep22: Slaves  5/21/2000  

    After a shopkeeper brings a note for help to the squad, the detectives begin trying to locate a young Romanian woman named Ilena, who hasn't been seen in months. The squad eventually find her working as a nanny at the home of the Morrows, a successful yuppie couple who harbor a terrible secret. A forensic psychologist analyzes the team, and presents disturbing findings to Cragen, suggesting that one of the detectives be removed from the team.

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  • S1Ep21: Nocturne  5/12/2000  

    After a pharmacy turns over some disturbing photos of a young boy, Benson and Stabler arrest a piano teacher for child molestation. After the boy claims to have seen other pictures of young boys at the teacher's house, the detectives get a warrant and discover a series of videos that document the life of a young boy named Evan. Believing he can make or break their case, the team searches for him, only to realize that his testimony may not help at all because Evan is scarred far more deeply than they realized.

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  • S1Ep20: Remorse  5/5/2000  

    Television reporter Sarah Logan refuses to let her recent rape get her down, and talks about her experiences on the air, leading to the arrest of a young man that the team feels is responsible. Over the course of the investigation, Munch and Jefferies become unusually affected by the case, albeit in different ways.

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  • S1Ep19: Contact  4/28/2000  

    After seven young women in a six-month time span are raped by a flash and dash assailant on the city subways, the brass calls in a psychiatrist to help the team get into the head of the perp. When he is caught, all seven victims identify him in a police lineup, but the IDs are suppressed. However, the detectives find that he possesses the driver's license of a new victim who could put him away.

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  • S1Ep18: Chat Room  4/14/2000  

    When a teenage girl comes into the squad room to tell the detectives that she was raped by a man she met on the Internet, the detectives set up a special sting operation. They end up stepping on some highly-placed toes as Munch plays the kid to net the big fish.

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  • S1Ep17: Misleader  3/31/2000  

    After the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent Christian right leader is found murdered in her hotel room, the detectives investigate a rash of hotel burglaries, only to discover that her adultery -- and the probable father of her child -- was probably what lead to her death.

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  • S1Ep16: The Third Guy  2/25/2000  

    An elderly woman is found tied up and sexually assaulted in her apartment, and suspicion is initially on the young men that had broken into her home and robbed her. Once the detectives catch the young men, they learn that there was someone else in the apartment. The offered plea bargain initially doesn't go over well, but they finally reach a deal which leaves the detectives with a new case - whether or not the person who sexually assaulted the woman was mentally handicapped.

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  • S1Ep15: Entitled  2/18/2000  

    After a sales man is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the youngest daughter of a well-known family with some deep connections. But as they join forces with the officers from the 27th Precinct, they realize that their case is connected with a long-unsolved case that Briscoe once handled years ago with his former partner, Detective Mike Logan.

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  • S1Ep14: Limitations  2/11/2000  

    At the request of a victim, the police commissioner comes to Cragen with a special request: close the case of the man who raped three women nearly five years ago before the statute of limitations expires. The detectives finally get a lead when they realize one of the victims knows the rapist, but she's not willing to talk.

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  • S1Ep13: Disrobed  2/4/2000  

    After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and learn that he often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual favors. The team soon turns their eye to a battered wife with a secret.

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  • S1Ep12: Russian Love Poem  1/21/2000  

    When Andrew Harlin, a bisexual multi-millionaire, is found murdered in his home, Benson and Stabler turn their suspicion to Harlin's long list of lovers. Evidence at the crime scene leads detectives to a pair of Russian escorts, but before they can get the truth from them, one turns up dead, and the boyfriend of the other confesses to murder.

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  • S1Ep11: Stocks & Bondage  1/14/2000  

    When a financial analyst and devotee of BDSM is found strangled to death in a leather harness in her bedroom, Benson and Stabler at first suspect either suicide or accidental death from autoerotic asphyxiation. However, the discovery of a large quantity of hidden diamonds leads the detectives into a shadowy world of money laundering and securities fraud.

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  • S1Ep10: Bad Blood  1/7/2000  

    The death of a young gay man initially leads Benson and Stabler to investigate his father, but once they start looking into the young man's living arrangements, they realize the person they're looking for may be closer than they think. Munch tries to help Benson find the man who raped her mother and could be her father.

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  • S1Ep9: Closure  11/29/1999  

    Benson does her best to help a rape victim, who is able to describe her attack (but not the attacker) in perfect detail. When the detectives revisit the case a few months later, they find the woman even less willing to talk about what happened, as she claims she has moved on. Things turn uncomfortable within the squad when Benson and Cassidy spend the night together, because Benson just wanted one night, but Cassidy is left wanting more.

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  • S1Ep8: Stalked  11/22/1999  

    When the body of an assistant district attorney is found raped and beaten in Central Park, Benson lets her emotions get the best of her as she takes it upon herself to bring the suspected rapist, a local realtor, to justice. Stabler tries to get the man's business partner to help in the investigation, but Benson may be the one who ends up needing help.

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  • S1Ep7: Uncivilized  11/15/1999  

    When a young boy is found murdered, suspicion leads Benson and Stabler to a recently paroled child molester, who soon becomes a test case for a new and broader application of civil commitment. 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.

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  • S1Ep6: Sophomore Jinx  10/25/1999  

    After a female student is found raped and murdered at a local college, Benson and Stabler turn their attention to two star players on the school's basketball team. However, the college, unwilling to risk the negative publicity that the investigation could bring to the school and the upcoming championship, blocks their investigation at every turn.

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  • S1Ep5: Wanderlust  10/18/1999  

    After a travel writer is found nude, strangled, and beaten to death with lingerie stuffed down his throat and duct tape over his mouth, Benson and Stabler initially suspect his landlady's boyfriend, a convicted child molester. But suspicion soon turns to the landlady and her daughter, who seem far too interested in what their tenant was doing with his time. After learning the daughter had a sexual relationship with the tenant, things take an even stranger turn.

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  • S1Ep4: Hysteria  10/11/1999  

    When a young woman is found dead, she is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest victim of a serial killer. As they look into her home life, however, Benson and Stabler realize that the victim does not fit the pattern, and may not be connected to the other deaths after all. After Munch's instincts lead the team to believe their suspect is a cop, Cragen consults his old friend Det. Lennie Briscoe for help.

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  • S1Ep3: …Or Just Look Like One  10/4/1999  

    After teen model Jazmin Burgess is beaten, raped, and dumped in front of Roosevelt Hospital, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out why a 16-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 concern that their daughter Maureen, who has been refusing to eat, may be anorexic.

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  • S1Ep2: A Single Life  9/27/1999  

    When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having been thrown out of a window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that "Gretchen Quinn" was just an alias. While trying to piece together her life, the detectives are led to the victim's psychiatrist and a well-known television newscaster, both of whom were sleeping with her. It soons comes to light she was a young woman who changed her name and identity after graduating high school, to get away from her sexually abusive father.

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  • S1Ep1: Payback  9/20/1999  

    Benson and Stabler investigate the stabbing and castration of a cab driver, only to learn that the victim had purchased a phony hack license from an inmate at Rikers Island. Further investigation reveals that the dead man was a Serbian soldier named Stefan Tanzic, who had been indicted on charges of ethnic cleansing. Herself a child of rape, Benson has trouble separating herself from the case after realizing that the victim was a rapist. Stabler tries to keep her from crossing the line in her attempts to protect suspects she feels were justified in their actions.

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