Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode Guides
When fertilized embryos go missing from a sperm bank, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler must investigate the suspects before time runs out. Clues from the clinic's security tape lead Benson and Stabler to a long list of suspects including James and Victoria Grall, two publicity-hungry extremists. The detective's race against the clock to find the missing embryos, but the case leads Olivia to consider her own fertility and the possibility of motherhood.
When Ashley Tyler is found raped and beaten in a local community garden, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler initially suspect her drug-dealing uncle, Rick Tyler. After the rape kit identifying the rapist goes missing, a crooked prison guard comes under suspicion. Detective Benson puts herself in great danger as she goes undercover as a prison inmate to catch the predator.
When David Zelinsky shows up to school visibly beaten and sexually assaulted, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler look to David's tutor and his Rabbi for answers. The investigation soon leads to one of David's troubled classmates, Jack Trembley, as more victims begin to come forward. The case quickly turns into a media circus as Trembley's attorney, Roxana Hickey, uses it as an opportunity for her own self-promotion.
Restaurant manager Dwight Lomax, is instructed to strip search a female employee, by a Detective Milgram over the phone. As it turns out, "Detective Milgram" is a fake name, created by Aeroplex engineer, Merritt Rook. Rook later turns his trial into a media circus by using the courtroom as a soapbox. When Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler delve into the case, they discover Rook's courtroom antics set him free, and with a group of followers, Benson and Stabler fall prey to another one of Rook's psychological schemes, leaving the SVU department vulnerable.
Kristi McGarrett is raped by her sister's boyfriend, Dan Friedich, while her sister Rachel goes missing. Friedich remains a suspect, while Detective Benson and Stabler use Rachel's "avatar" (screen persona) to track down the kidnapper before time runs out.
A young girl's death seems to be linked to the world of ultimate fighting, but after questioning Kona and his girlfriend, the evidence trail leads Detectives Chester Lake and Odafin "Fin" Tutuola to two young brothers who have more than a few skeletons in their closet. When the brothers are arrested, tension grows within the SVU.
An old murder case of a teenage girl is reopened, when Detective Lake is caught in a gunfight and wounded by the case's former investigator, Detective Mary Kralik. The shooting leaves Kralik dead, and Lake's uncooperative answers lead to confusion in the squad room. The case intensifies when Lake escapes from the hospital, and takes hostage the original case's only witness, Celina Cruz. The SVU squad is left to revisit the original murder case, as Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler search for Lake and his hostage.
Shane Mills, a 15 year-old boy, is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease and claims he caught it from his teacher, Sarah Trent who supposedly seduced him. Sarah argues Shane raped her. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler search further into both Sarah and Shane's lives and uncover some dark secrets.
When a woman's body is found murdered in a park alongside a man with a bullet in his head, Detective Benson and Special Agent Cooper join forces and search for "The Woodsman," a serial killer Cooper has been trying to catch for years. Detective Chester Lake and Benson begin to question Cooper's true motives when the male victim is later identified as "The Woodsman" and Cooper is found on the surveillance tape from the Internet cafe where the tip regarding the bodies was sent from.
When money manager Jeremy Grandon is found murdered in his loft, detectives Benson and Stabler initially suspect troubled teenager, Freddie Ramirez. A hidden video camera leads the detectives to the victim's secret lover, Lincoln Morse, a star-studded pro-football player whose agent, Gary Lesley, may go too far in protecting his client's persona. Morse's history of memory loss brings defense attorney Rebecca Balthus into the case, while Detective Benson finally finds a boyfriend, Kurt Foss, an editor at the Ledger who unfortunately clashes with her detective work.
Park Avenue socialite Shelby Crawford's body is found in NYC'S Central Park, and Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliott Stabler initially suspect her wealthy boyfriend. But when Shelby's priceless earrings turn up in a pawnshop, the detectives realize someone wants to cash in on her death. While questioning former classmate Josie Mayes, Benson and Stabler are led to Cole and Cassidy, the leaders of a homeless community.
When a family's nanny is found gruesomely murdered, the obvious suspect is her Internet love interest, "Casanova." But it isn't long before Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler suspect the nanny's employers may have a few dark skeletons in their closet. The investigation leads to a case of murder and infidelity, which is further complicated when Stabler's own family suffers a tragedy that leaves Stabler's unborn child in serious danger.
When Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler discover a kidnapped girl in the trunk of a stolen rental car, they are led to her abductor-- a violent, schizophrenic artist named Saul Picard. Picard's rage seriously injures Elliot, blinding him, and the trial drives A.D.A. Casey Novak to face not only a complicated case on temporary insanity, but her own dark past as well.
When a private school teacher is found stabbed to death, the detectives link her case to a victim's center where she was working with an Iraqi man. His story helped uncover some major military secrets, which may have led to her demise.
Ben Nicholson finds his wife Corrine beaten into a coma, and the only witness is their mentally challenged daughter, Katie. Because of Katie's sensitive mental condition the detectives are reluctant to have her testify. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler work with Dr. Huang to help Katie and begin to piece together the night of the beating and some of Corrine's well-hidden secrets.
When a polygamist's wife is killed, the Nigerian national fears his testifying in a separate crime may have led to his wife's murder. However, through the investigation the detective's learn that it is not his involvement in the criminal trial that is putting his family in danger, but his lifestyle.
Detective Benson returns just in time to say goodbye to the Captain as he leaves for a temporary reassignment due to the poor decisions made by the squad. In his absence, Munch takes over. Benson and Stabler investigate Janis Donovan, a woman with multiple personalities who may have abused and fatally harmed her daughter. After Janis' sister returns, Janis has a psychotic break and murders her parents who had abused her.
Firefighters are called to put out a fire in a burning brownstone, and among the debris uncover the body of a pregnant woman, Jenna Ludlow. Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson are called to the scene and question the victim's affluent fiancé, PJ Bartlett. Interrogating Barlett and his family proves to be a challenge, as Attorney Trevor Langan represents the family and is trying to cover their mistakes all over the country. But when an affair between Ludlow and her fiancé's father, Peter Bartlett is revealed, the detectives unveil a web of family secrets including conspiracies, sex, and blackmail.
When a college student is found murdered in her formal wear, Detectives Benson and Elliot Stabler recognize the body's mutilation as a "copycat" of serial killer Robert Morton. Cecilia, the last person to see the victim alive, suddenly goes missing herself. In a race to find Cecilia alive, the detectives seek out Morton and discover his loyal following of people, including one twisted man and his comic book series that glorifies Morton's murders. The comic books are the key to finding Cecilia, but the investigation angers Morton's followers and Detective Benson finds herself in serious danger.
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