Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode Guides
Mob lawyer Sidney Truex and his wife are brutally attacked, leaving his young son emotionally scarred. When the Detectives have to locate the Truex's daughter, Charlotte, to notify her about the attack on her parents, Dets. Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler find Charlotte at her boyfriend Ryan's apartment. Through an exhaustive interview process, the Detectives must sort through the web of lies Charlotte has told in order to piece together a night of drinking and drugs leaving Charlotte unable to recall details of the evening. However, her father comes out of surgery and is able to vividly remember his daughter at the crime scene. The disturbing case takes another turn as Stabler is brought up on charges of excessive force after getting into a very serious altercation with Ryan.
The accident leads Detective Dani Beck and Detective Elliot Stabler to the foster parents and some questionable medical practices involving a controversial "rebirthing" therapy. As the detectives dig deeper into the case, they discover other gruesome secrets involving the children, which lead Beck to make some surprising choices about her life and a profound decision about her career.
Collected evidence leads detectives to a surprising suspect, Martin Trenway, a distinguished lawyer. Charges are pressed against him, but later dismissed due to insufficient evidence. However, a difficult and an emotional meeting with an older French woman, Lorraine Delmas, is able to break open the case.
Local police captain Julia Millfield questions Benson when she investigates a rape outside her jurisdiction. Meanwhile, Benson also needs to speak with police psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hendrix regarding some of her actions that have led to tensions with Detective Stabler, among other major distractions.
FBI agent Star Morrison reappears on the scene, where alleged rape victim Haley refuses a rape kit. Benson learns that Haley is an FBI informant whose ex-boyfriend is a radical environmental rights advocate. In order to foil the group's terrorist activities, Benson goes undercover to further investigate.
Ken Randall is the resident adviser at the University where one of his students is raped. The skittish girl and her parents do not want to talk to the police, but after a socialite is attacked by someone who fits the matched description, Fin begins working with a Brooklyn SVU Detective Chester Lake who is convinced they are looking for the same guy. As the investigation deepens, the trail leads to a medical clinic and an unusual suspect - the son of a doctor who works there.
When mother and daughter are brutally raped and murdered, it seemed too much for Warrants Officer Detective Dani Beck to handle as she begins to crack under the pressure. However, when their number one suspect, Andrew, turns out to be detective Munch's Uncle, the case twists into something that none of the Special Victims Squad had imagined.
Based on the timeline of subsequent attacks, Dr. George Huang suspects a rapist has one disturbing motive for the two crimes. Tensions flare between the detectives as they make a difficult decision to help bring in the dangerous perp.
Stabler finds himself drawn into a case where a young mother has committed suicide after her baby goes missing. The case leads to questions for Benson about her own family history.
The Sennets will stop at nothing to get custody of their daughter Tessa. Detectives Stabler and Benson are given the difficult assignment of sorting through the lies and deception in a classic "he said, she said" case that ends up leaving one of the parents in a grave medical state.
When FBI Agent Porter discovers that Detective Olivia Benson gave her fugitive brother money, he convinces her to help him find her brother, Simon Marsden. Benson goes overboard in an interrogation, landing her in hot water with the Captain. While on leave, she tries to solve her mother's rape case and find her brother before the police officer who is framing him does.
Det. Benson still deep undercover in Oregon as "Persephone James" is called upon by ADA Novak to help present evidence that will strengthen the case against a brutal rapist. This case will have a dramatic impact on Benson's critical work in Oregon, but intimately, her testimony in the rape trial will lead her back to the Special Victims Unit.
A woman, is found dead in Central Park, and medical examiner Warner can find no apparent reason for her death. Det. Stabler begins the investigation by himself, talking to the victims husband, Wesley, who owns a dance troupe, as his friends Glenn and Naomi Cheales pay a condolence visit. Stabler's investigation unravels a case of drugs, infidelity and an elaborate plot that impacts everyone involved in the troupe.
A teenage boy is killed in what appears to be a play fight with his best friend, but he's actually a victim of a not so innocent crime. The victim's best friend Scott Heston turns up at the squad room with a video and claims he filmed the death. Detectives Benson and Stabler quickly figure out that there is more than meets the eye when the victim's alleged girlfriend arrives at the court to reveal a new twist to this case.
An honor student dies at a party, while the primary suspect is their alcohol supplier, the four honors students who threw the party are arrested for criminally negligent homicide, but get a slap on the wrist from Judge Donnelly. Det. Stabler enlists his own teenage daughter Kathleen to guide him through the world of teenage cyberspace to find out where the next party is taking place. The website leads to the home of one of the students, where they find the mother of one of the kids, Lillian Rice in a compromising position, and she is arrested. The arrest and entire cyberspace scenario hits a personal nerve with Stabler.
Darius Parker, Tutuola's nephew causes trouble for Tutuola and the rest of the team when he faces trial for murder and hires an ex-cop to be his lawyer. In an attempt to get back at Cragen, someone leaks information about the team to the defense. Stabler must face the consequences of his daughter's DUI, while Benson's career is put in jeopardy when she realizes the defense knows about her brother. Meanwhile, Detective Chester Lake joins the unit.
With Victor Dodine, the victim's pimp, being named the prime suspect, detectives must rely on one of his young girls Belinda "Passion" Holt, to testify against him. This case rattles Beck in more ways than one.
A photograph in the envelope leads Dets. Fin and Munch to the apartment building that houses the crime scene. The investigation reveals the building supervisor has spent a lot of time with the boy in the picture, and he falls under suspicion. The case takes a physical toll on Det. Olivia Benson, the victim, and the boy's mother when they all appear to have similar medical issues. Their symptoms all appear to point to the same origin which unearth a corporate conspiracy and cover-up.
A dying lung cancer victim's riveting story reveals a string of crimes that took place several decades ago, including the murder of his partner and also how he took his partner's daughter to raise as his own.
Stabler and Fin, investigate when two high school kids, Connor and Janey, disappear from a field trip to a museum. They later discover Connor was attempting a fake kidnapping plot, and Janey has gone off with the family's much older driver.
Benson and Stabler pay a visit to The New Souls Church, where Reverend Jeb Curtis, his wife Hannah and their remaining nine children are mourning the death of a military son in Afghanistan. They seem like a loving family from the outside, but things are not what they seem. Hannah provides the detectives with a taped conversation of the Reverend that leads the SVU to come after a different suspect.
When Detectives Stabler and Benson speak to a murdered girl's grief-stricken parents they discover her fiancé, a CIA agent named Stephen Dashiell, had been threatened by terrorists leading them to believe this may have been a professional hit. Their difficult search for Dashiell leads them to a perfect suburban family - and then a tragedy - one that pushes Stabler to face new truths about his own family.
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