Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1999
The grisly murder and dismemberment of a New York cabbie draws the elite Special Victims Unit of the NYPD, including veteran Detective Elliot Stabler and his partner, Olivia Benson, who soon discover that the victim had assumed the identity of another man.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 27, 1999
When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an upper-story window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that "Gretchen Quinn" never existed.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 4, 1999
Stabler and Benson investigate the case of a beaten teen model who was dumped in front of a hospital.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 11, 1999
Stabler and Benson investigate the murder of a young woman mistaken for a prostitute.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 18, 1999
After a travel writer is found tied up with a woman's undergarments choking off his air supply, Benson and Stabler initially suspect his landlord's boyfriend, but suspicion soon turns to the landlord and her teenage daughter. Both seem far too interested in what their tenant is doing with his time.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 25, 1999
Benson and Stabler investigate a female student's murder at a local college. When they develop two suspects on the basketball team, they experience resistance from the college, which is trying to preserve its reputation and its chance at an upcoming championship.
Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 15, 1999
The murder of an 8-year-old boy leads to a case involving the rights of a convicted child molester who has served his sentence and has returned to society.
Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1999
A killing leads to a case in which the murderer is someone who stalks his victims...and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) finds that she's a target.
Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 29, 1999
The investigation of the killing of a Wall Street stock analyst involves illicit financial dealings and sado-masochism.
Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Jan 7, 2000
After being raped by an intruder, a waitress (Tracy Pollan) reports the crime...and has to deal with its aftermath.
Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Jan 14, 2000
The investigation of a gay man's murder, following a party in his apartment building, involves an ex-con and his brother.
Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Jan 21, 2000
The investigation of a multimillionaire's killing involves bisexual infidelities and a number of Russians.
Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Feb 4, 2000
The investigation of a judge's murder involves blackmail, sexual favors, and a convict's wife (Kathryn Meisle), who was a battered spouse.
Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Feb 11, 2000
Faced with the expiration of a statute of limitations, the staff tries to find a rapist involved in three assaults that occurred five years earlier.
Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Feb 18, 2000
The detectives of Special Victims Unit team with the 27th Precinct to investigate a salesman's murder, leading them to a politically influential family. When the case goes to court, McCoy finds the matriarch to be a formidable opponent.
Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Feb 25, 2000
After two teens are caught in connection to an assault and robbery of an elderly woman, it's apparent that the attack was committed by someone else.
Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Mar 31, 2000
The daughter-in-law of the leader of a religious group is found strangled in a New York hotel room. The suspects include a colleague and a thief.
Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2000
A teen's claim that she was assaulted by a man who befriended her on the Internet leads to a case involving pedophilia.
Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Apr 28, 2000
A forensic psychologist (Audra McDonald) is called in to help apprehend a serial rapist who preys on women in the subway.
Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: May 5, 2000
A TV newswoman's on-air discussion of her assault leads to a case involving two fatal bombings.
Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: May 12, 2000
After a piano teacher is arrested for pedophilia, the detectives want a long-time student to testify against him.
Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: May 19, 2000
Detectives try to help a woman who claims that she was "trapped in a situation she cannot escape from."
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2000
Detectives investigate the murder of a man who was set on fire.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 27, 2000
The case of an assaulted woman found in a park leads to an investigation involving a clash of cultures and a family's honor.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2000
A year after she was raped, a woman (Tracy Pollan) follows her attacker (Neil Maffin) and reports his activities to the police.
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Nov 10, 2000
The detectives investigate the case of a comatose 7-year-old girl and try to determine who has abused her.
Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Nov 17, 2000
The squad is assigned a special case: to investigate the fatal shooting of a little girl by her 7-year-old classmate
Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 24, 2000
A schizophrenic (Kevin Breznahan) who refuses to take his medication becomes the main suspect in a killing and an assault.
Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Dec 1, 2000
A rape charge made by a woman (Amy Carlson) against her police-sergeant husband (Nestor Serrano) leads to a complicated case.
Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Dec 15, 2000
The detectives investigate a rape that occurred during the opening festivities of a luxury hotel.
Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Jan 12, 2001
The investigation of a gymnast's murder involves her strict trainer, a wealthy benefactor and a competitor.
Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Jan 19, 2001
A rape victim (Tammy Blanchard) can't remember the circumstances of her attack.
Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jan 26, 2001
After a singing star's son is killed, Benson becomes concerned about the safety of the singer's little girl (Hayden Panettiere).
Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Feb 2, 2001
The discovery of a murdered teacher's body leads to an investigation involving sex addiction.
Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Feb 9, 2001
Stabler and Benson are assigned to a homicide involving a pedophile from a past case.
Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Feb 16, 2001
After a female officer is raped, the case involves a police investigation, gambling debts and drugs.
Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Feb 23, 2001
The detectives work around the clock to find the man who's kidnapping, raping and often killing young girls.
Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Mar 2, 2001
The detectives tell Internal Affairs reps what occurred during the search for a police officer's runaway teenage daughter.
Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Mar 23, 2001
The squad tries to find the person who's luring and then attacking young men who work for an escort service.
Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Apr 20, 2001
Munch and Fin travel upstate to find a serial killer.
Episode: 2x19 | Airdate: Apr 27, 2001
The discovery of human remains in a garden leads to an investigation that involves a mail-order-bride operation and a prostitution ring.
Episode: 2x20 | Airdate: May 4, 2001
After a pregnant personnel executive is found murdered, suspicion falls on a wealthy young friend (Chad Lowe), who submits to a series of interrogations by Stabler.
Episode: 2x21 | Airdate: May 11, 2001
Detectives search for a serial killer who has claimed four victims in 24 hours.
Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Sep 28, 2001
An 18-year-old (Kelly Hutchinson) in therapy recalls being sexually abused by her father (Brian Kerwin) and presses charges against him.
Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 5, 2001
After three murder victims are connected to Benson's past cases, it's believed that the killer is seeking revenge on the detective.
Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 12, 2001
A kidnapping investigation links a past case with which Cragen was involved to a 12-year-old (Ian Cronin) whose adoption is deemed illegal.
Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Oct 19, 2001
Stabler tries to build a case against an ex-con who's HIV-positive and preys on young girls.
Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Oct 26, 2001
When guests arrive for a party, they find the hosts have been assaulted, one of them fatally.
Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Nov 2, 2001
A brash, intense detective (David Keith) is assigned to help Stabler catch a serial rapist-killer.
Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 9, 2001
The investigation of a shooting near a gay bar leads to a couple's involvement with porn movies.
Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Nov 16, 2001
The search for a serial rapist leads to a case in which the defense attorney (Diane Baker) tries to blame the suspect's actions on his genes.
Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Nov 23, 2001
A computer game provides clues in the death of a physically abused little girl in foster care.
Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Dec 14, 2001
The investigation of an apparently accidental death leads to charges by a male stripper that the deceased was one of three women who sexually assaulted him.
Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Jan 4, 2002
A woman who's seven months pregnant is found assaulted, with her fetus removed.
Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Jan 11, 2002
The detectives seek a woman who is on the run from her drug-dealing lover, whom she saw murder a rival.
Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2002
The detectives investigate a double slaying in which the female victim was dismembered.
Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2002
Benson teams up with Fin to investigate the murder of a woman found under a highway.
Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2002
At the request of a murdered teen's parents, Stabler tries to get a serial killer (Nick Chinlund) who's about to be executed to admit that the teen was one of his victims.
Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2002
Stabler breaks the rules to uncover the facts when a student (Brittany Slattery) claims that she was assaulted by a teacher.
Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Mar 8, 2002
The detectives investigate the sexual assault of a cellist (Emily Deschanel) and discover surveillance equipment hidden in her apartment.
Episode: 3x18 | Airdate: Mar 29, 2002
Judith Light joins the series in a recurring role as the unit's tough new chief, as Cabot breaks the rules in an attempt to catch a pedophile (Beau Gravitte).
Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Apr 5, 2002
In investigating the sexual assault of a 16-year-old, it's discovered that the victim is the rebellious stepdaughter of a judge (Keir Dullea).
Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2002
Henry Winkler plays a restaurateur whose wife is assaulted during a robbery at their plush Manhattan residence.
Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: May 3, 2002
A dark family secret surfaces after a young woman (Martha Plimpton) is raped at a party.
Episode: 3x22 | Airdate: May 10, 2002
After a mother (Lois Smith) reports that her mentally challenged daughter (Andrea Fay Friedman) is pregnant, the detectives try to find out who fathered the child.
Episode: 3x23 | Airdate: May 17, 2002
Cases include a killing at a church and an investigation that involves sexual-abuse charges against a priest.
Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 27, 2002
Sharon Lawrence portrays a prostitute who claims that she killed a john in self-defense.
Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 4, 2002
Benson and Stabler wonder if an actress (Sherilyn Fenn) may have played a role in her husband's murder.
Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 11, 2002
Benson and Stabler try to determine who mistreated an Alzheimer's victim (Jane Powell).
Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 18, 2002
The detectives investigate the murder of a public-health doctor whose husband (Michael Gross) is a retired lawyer.
Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 25, 2002
After Stabler and Benson are called in on a rape case, their victim is taken away by Federal agents.
Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 1, 2002
The discovery of a boy's body leads to a pedophile ring.
Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 8, 2002
Gloria Reuben plays a graphics designer who returns from five months in rehab to discover that her daughter is missing.
Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 15, 2002
The detectives try to determine who impregnated a comatose woman.
Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 22, 2002
Two youths (Shane E. Lyons, Connor Paolo) each blame the other in the murder of a cancer patient who grew marijuana.
Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Dec 6, 2002
The investigation into a teen's claim that she was raped involves her parents, little sister, a boyfriend and a boarder.
Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2003
Shootings at a video-rental store lead to a case involving an adopted daughter (Ari Graynor), a sexually abused child, a lawyer's son (Christopher Denham) and a client's immunity.
Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Jan 17, 2003
Stabler goes undercover to try to find a police detective who's part of a cocaine-smuggling ring.
Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Jan 24, 2003
In their investigation of a prisoner's death, Benson and Fin learn that he was assaulted before being incarcerated.
Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Jan 31, 2003
The discovery of an infant's remains leads to a case that deals with a fatal genetic disorder and a parent's moral crisis.
Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2003
Stabler is sent to Prague to look for a missing teen (Alexis Dziena) whose pictures are showing up on child-porn Web sites.
Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Feb 14, 2003
A former victim of Tibetan political torture is found murdered, with one of her feet missing.
Episode: 4x17 | Airdate: Feb 21, 2003
The investigation of an apparent suicide leads to a case involving members of a wealthy family.
Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2003
A woman in a tenement is raped and murdered in front of her 6-year-old son (Max Weinstein). Not surprisingly, the boy is too traumatized to answer questions. And one of them turns out to be, What were they doing in that apartment in the first place? They weren't poor, but they were on the run.
Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Mar 28, 2003
The discovery of an 8-year-old beauty-pageant contestant's body leads to a case involving a virtual-pornography website.
Episode: 4x20 | Airdate: Apr 4, 2003
Multiple murders at a Manhattan townhouse are the start of a killing spree.
Episode: 4x21 | Airdate: Apr 18, 2003
After a woman (Katherine Moennig) fights off an attacker, what seems to be a case of self-defense murder grows more complicated following a blood test.
Episode: 4x22 | Airdate: Apr 25, 2003
An accused rapist (Fred Savage) decides to represent himself in court.
Episode: 4x23 | Airdate: May 2, 2003
After a waitress is found shot outside the club where she worked, her father (Joe Morton) seeks vengeance.
Episode: 4x24 | Airdate: May 9, 2003
A teen's murder leads to a case involving runaways and a doctor (Gale Harold) interested in human cloning.
Episode: 4x25 | Airdate: May 16, 2003
Benson speaks to a 15-year-old at a hospital, just before the teen is abducted.
Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Sep 23, 2003
The search is on for an abducted woman who's about to give birth.
Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Sep 30, 2003
Misuse of a prescription drug is involved in the killing of two students.
Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Oct 7, 2003
After a psychiatrist (Susanna Thompson) has been raped in a crack house, she's very uncooperative with the investigation.
Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 14, 2003
While constructing a murder case, ADA Alexandra Cabot becomes the target of a Colombian drug cartel.
Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Oct 21, 2003
The discovery of the bodies of a newborn and her mother leads to a doctor (Martin Donovan) coming under suspicion. Diane Neal joins the cast as ADA Casey Novak.
Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Oct 28, 2003
A homeless schizophrenic (Leland Orser) kidnaps a 5-year-old boy in this harrowing episode in which Beverly D'Angelo begins a recurring role as public defender Rebecca Balthus.
Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2003
A rape leads to the case of a woman (Josie Bissett), her abusive husband and the rights of their unborn child.
Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Nov 11, 2003
A young man is found dead in the Village. Evidence lead Benson and Stabler to the guy's boyfriend and the boyfriend's father (George Segal) - an anti-gay.
Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: Nov 18, 2003
A man is running through a subway station bleeding to death because his penis was cut off.
Episode: 5x10 | Airdate: Nov 25, 2003
Lucy Prichard, 20 months old, is taken while playing at the park.
Episode: 5x11 | Airdate: Dec 2, 2003
Michael Baxter escapes from prison years after being convicted for raping his girlfriend's son Lee.
Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2004
A fraternity boy is found murdered.
Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: Jan 13, 2004
A Muslim woman is raped then burned to death. Benson and Stabler fear it could be a hate crime.
Episode: 5x14 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2004
A seven year old is found dismembered in Central Park, and it appears it was some kind of ritual killing.
Episode: 5x15 | Airdate: Feb 10, 2004
Shannon Coyle, a sixteen year old student, is found dead in an alley.
Episode: 5x16 | Airdate: Feb 17, 2004
Jacob Nesbit, a nine year old boy, is found eating food out of a trash can.
Episode: 5x17 | Airdate: Feb 24, 2004
Emily Sullivan, a sixteen year old student, is found murdered in the trunk of her father's car.
Episode: 5x18 | Airdate: Mar 2, 2004
A six year old boy has been suffocated to death.
Episode: 5x19 | Airdate: Mar 30, 2004
An internet chat room tracks down a 12 year old boy named Jeremy, who is threatening to kill a 5 year old girl.
Episode: 5x20 | Airdate: Apr 6, 2004
Jeff York, an assistant DA is found murdered.
Episode: 5x21 | Airdate: Apr 20, 2004
Rebecca Wheeler, a criminology student is found murdered in Central Park.
Episode: 5x22 | Airdate: Apr 27, 2004
A woman dies and initial evidence lead Benson and Stabler to believe she has been murdered.
Episode: 5x23 | Airdate: May 4, 2004
An elderly woman is found strangled to death at her home.
Episode: 5x24 | Airdate: May 11, 2004
The poisoning of a couple's adopted daughter prompts Stabler and Benson to suspect the child's mother based on testimony from her other 7-year-old daughter.
Episode: 5x25 | Airdate: May 18, 2004
A spy camera is found in a Central Park public restroom.
Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Sep 21, 2004
Six-year-old Patty Branson, is almost abducted in Central Park while her father reads the paper. Benson and Stabler investigate to find out that the men who attacked her are actually P.I.'s, and have been hired by Michele Osborne to kidnap Patty, claiming she is Patty's real mother. M.E. Warner conducts a DNA test to prove the child's true biological mother. Meanwhile, Benson traces the source of the confusion about the child's origins back to a fertility doctor.
Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Sep 28, 2004
After Detectives Benson and Stabler find two small Chinese children mysteriously abandoned by their missing mother, they soon discover that the mother is an illegal immigrant whose older daughter is being held against her will until the mother can pay off the smugglers' fee for bringing the family to America. The police use the missing woman's sister, Li Mei , to penetrate the secretive society and find out what happened to her -- but their plan backfires when Li Mei is found severely beaten while bearing an ominous message from the kidnappers.
Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Oct 12, 2004
Well-known actress Jesse who is the star of a controversial teen show, is raped in her trailer on the set. Benson and Fin investigate, and find the actress is hated by many community members, such as Carolyn Spencer because they feel she's a bad influence on young girls. Carolyn's public statements of hatred and disapproval of the actress make her a prime suspect. The investigation unravels further clues, which point to Carolyn's son Danny, who is arrested after being placed at the scene of the crime. Although it appears that he was acting out his mother's wishes, the boy also was influenced by the directions of a radio shock jock.
Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Oct 19, 2004
Detectives Benson and Stabler discover an abandoned baby with a note indicating the mother's kidnapping. A trail of clues connect the mysterious kidnapping to a serial killer on the loose. As they uncover more murders, the detectives discover that their perpetrator is copycatting the actions of a serial killer from the past. Guest star Ann Meara plays the serial killer's mother.
Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Oct 26, 2004
After a missing sixteen-year-old girl, Tandi is found in an abandoned building, Benson and Stabler questions her and she reveals that she was pulled into the building by three men in uniform, and kept there for several days. Her story seems to have some holes in it, and as the investigation unfolds, the involvement of these men in uniform are called into question and her father is implicated as a suspect.
Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: Nov 9, 2004
When a five-year-old boy disappears from a playground, Benson and Stabler are on the scene, searching for suspects. They meet the boy's thirteen-year-old neighbor, Jake who witnessed the boy being watched by a man earlier that day. The case takes a grim turn, when the boy is discovered dead by suffocation and all clues lead to Jake as the killer. Jake admits his crime but claims he has been mentally unstable since he suffered abuse at a camp he attended upon suggestion of the victim's psychiatrist father. T
Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Nov 16, 2004
When twelve-year-old Melanie, is hospitalized with pregnancy complications, Benson and Stabler make a hospital call. They discover that Melanie's husband, the father of her unborn child, is the leader of a cult in which Melanie is involved. The investigation takes an emotional turn when the detectives pay a visit to the cult leader and make a horrifying discovery.
Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Nov 23, 2004
After a woman claims to have been sexually assaulted by her college professor, the accused academician agrees to help Detectives Benson and Stabler by volunteering to submit a DNA sample for testing. But the case turns into a classic "he said, she said" stand-off when the professor claims the alleged victim showed up at his apartment seeking more then professional advice.
Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: Nov 30, 2004
When Benson and Stabler investigate a series of assaults in the Upper West side, they find that they will have to rely on the help of psychiatrist Rebecca Hendrix and her schizophrenic patient, also a victim of this crime, to nail down their predator. The investigation takes an unexpected turn when Benson and Stabler locate the criminal, Thomas Mathers. However, conflicting evidence leaves Benson and Stabler questioning whether or not Thomas is the right man to have in custody.
Episode: 6x10 | Airdate: Dec 7, 2004
While on a stakeout with Detective Benson, Detective Fin wanders into a convenience store and finds himself at the scene of a robbery. Shots are fired and Fin is down, and nearly loses his life. This traumatic event turns bittersweet, as Benson reunites Fin with his son Ken who he has not seen in years. Meanwhile, a woman reads about the shootout in the paper, and recognizes Fin from his days in narcotics. Fin once promised to help locate her missing daughter, but was unable to go through with it, because it would have blown his cover. This rediscovery drives Fin to return to narcotics, and finish the job he once promised to do. Teaming up with partner Nick Sandoval they set out to complete this search, and come to find the end result is not what they expected. T
Episode: 6x11 | Airdate: Jan 11, 2005
Family is rushed to the hospital after a car accident, and while examining the nine-year-old daughter for injuries, the doctor discovers she has been molested. SVU is called to the case and Det. Benson questions his daughter, Holly, to get to the truth. They discover that she in fact has been molested, and the same perp who molested her had previously killed another eight-year-old girl. Benson and Stabler work with Holly to track down the person responsible.
Episode: 6x12 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2005
After a gang member sexually assaults a young woman, he is pushed from a rooftop in what appears to be an act of retribution. However, when the victim Katie also turns up dead, Benson and Stabler realize that the case is far more complicated than they originally suspected.
Episode: 6x13 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2005
After receiving an anonymous tip, Detective Benson is led to the body of a boy who has been missing since 1980. Back in 1980, the police identified Lucas Biggs, a professional ball player, as the murderer, but evidence fell short of a guilty verdict. In present day, Lucas is on death row for the kidnapping and murder of another victim. Benson and Cragen suspect this new information is a ploy to prolong his death sentence by forcing the police to re-open the case.
Episode: 6x14 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2005
Detectives Stabler and Fin investigate the rape and murder of a prostitute who is the victim of a brutal rape. The investigation leads detectives to find that the teenagers were bringing to life the acts included in their favorite video game. The case goes to court, and tension builds as Novak must argue against opposing council Gates' defense that the teenagers were influenced by the violent video game.
Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2005
15-year-old girl is found murdered and Detectives Benson and Stabler discover that the victim was using a fake ID, living a secret life in a world of teenaged prostitution -- and HIV positive after having unprotected sex in pornographic films. This last fact leads detectives to her murderer, but the case takes a dramatic turn as a second victim is discovered murdered by someone else.
Episode: 6x16 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2005
Well-to-do couple are found tortured and murdered, and Benson and Stabler are on the scene. It turns out they were laundering money for South American drug dealers, and skimming some for themselves. Detectives Benson and Stabler are joined by Detective Sandoval. The investigation goes through many layers, and evidence finally leads the detectives back to the Special Victims Unit's former A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot, who was presumed dead. Despite the risk, Cabot returns from hiding to once again help the team solve the case.
Episode: 6x17 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2005
Gordon Rickett is brought to the interrogation room once again for the murder of an adolescent girl and Detective Stabler hopes that he will put Rickett away for good this time -- though he must first keep his own rage under control. As tension fills the room, Rickett and Stabler face each other again in a race against the clock over the next 24 hours.
Episode: 6x18 | Airdate: Mar 8, 2005
-A mother reports her eighteen-year-old daughter missing and Detectives Stabler and Benson are on the scene and attempt to track her daughter down. Psychic Sebastian Ballentine is brought into the investigation and seems to hold all of the clues, claiming to see visions of the girl. The investigation takes a shocking turn, leading the detectives to suspect that Sebastian knows more about the case then he is sharing.
Episode: 6x19 | Airdate: Mar 29, 2005
Cathy Moriarty guest stars as Denise Eldridge, a mother who reports a case of statutory rape in an effort to keep her teenage daughter away from her 21-year old boyfriend. The daughter, Carrie Eldridge, makes it difficult for SVU involvement when she claims that she and her boyfriend have never had sexual relations. After Carrie undergoes questioning, Mrs. Eldridge is found murdered in her apartment and detectives Benson and Stabler first suspect Carrie's boyfriend. The surprising plot twist hits particularly close to home for Benson, as personal issues with her mother resurface.
Episode: 6x20 | Airdate: May 3, 2005
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the rape and murder of a woman who is found near a nightclub, with $500 stuffed into her mouth. The only clue in the case is the money and fingerprints lead detectives to hotshot lawyer Jason Whittaker,. Benson and Stabler discover that he was trustee of the Duvall family estate and they question matriarch Eleanor Duvall who leads them to her son Gabriel. All clues point to Mr. Duvall, however there is not enough evidence to accuse him. A surprising plot-twist puts A.D.A Novak in grave danger, and Tracy Kibre is brought in to work on the case.
Episode: 6x21 | Airdate: May 10, 2005
Melinda Dillon guest-stars - A girl is brutally assaulted outside a nightclub with her attackers stealing her car and throwing her nine-month-old baby from the car as they disappear. Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the case, and discover that the sexual assault is connected to illegal trafficking in painkillers, and the source behind the drug-dealing appears to be an elderly woman, Jenny Rogers. As the investigation progresses, Benson and Stabler discover that Rodgers is being abused by her son Kevin and her daughter-in-law. When Rogers' daughter-in-law is suddenly murdered, Benson and Stabler persuade Rogers to turn in her son, saving her from his abusive behavior. Meanwhile, Stabler struggles with a pressing issue involving one of his own children.
Episode: 6x22 | Airdate: May 17, 2005
When a woman's body is found dismembered in a junkyard, Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate and evidence leads them to the victim's boyfriend, Leon Shragewitz. Shragewitz confesses to the murder, by pushing her down a flight of stairs, and leaving her to die. A twist in the case leads Benson and Stabler to find that a kidney was then extracted from the victim's body by a man trying to save his sick son, leaving the rest of her remains in the junkyard. Detectives Besnon and Stabler turn to Amy Solwey to help them solve the case by leading them to the transplant surgeon who is at the center of an illegal body part ring. I
Episode: 6x23 | Airdate: May 24, 2005
When two Police officers from separate precincts attack their wives and demonstrate suicidal behavior, Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate, and connect the incidents to both men serving in the same Reserve unit in Afghanistan. Linking this behavior to a similar trail of attacks in 2002 by officers, Benson and Stabler connect this to a drug called Quinium, which the Army prescribes to fight malaria. When they discover that the Army is aware of its side affects, Novak goes after the government for administering the drug. Meanwhile, Detective Stabler faces some tough personal issues at home with his wife.
Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Sep 20, 2005
After 21 years, sex offender Ray Schenkel is released from jail. Retired officer William Dorsey who initially locked him up, is convinced he'll offend again and begs Detectives Benson and Stabler to put him away for good. Stabler goes undercover to see if Dorsey is correct and in doing so befriends Schenkel, posing as a sex offender on parole and earning his trust. As the investigation unfolds, Stabler sets Schenkel up, but this time he doesn't take the bait. When Stabler's cover is blown, the investigation is not only compromised, but Stabler finds his life in danger.
Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Sep 27, 2005
A distraught and pregnant April Troost, is found on a ledge threatening to commit suicide. After being talked down, she confides in Benson that she has been raped, and her unborn child is a product of that crime. Troost accuses Barclay Palmer, a handsome, wealthy and successful business man, of the crime. Although Palmer denies involvement, DNA tests prove he is the father. The case goes to trial, but when it becomes evident that Troost is willing to settle for money, her credibility diminishes and Benson and Stabler become suspicious of her story.
Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: Oct 4, 2005
Disturbing 911 call from nine-year-old Maria Recinos is forwarded to Detective Olivia Benson. Recinos is calling for help from a room she claims to have been locked in for days. The detectives put a trace on the cell phone she is using, however it turns up multiple phony leads due to manipulation of the signal, which leaves detectives confused. As the case progresses, Benson eventually convinces Recinos to divulge crucial clues, including the name of her captor. Recinos will only talk to Benson, and just as she is getting closer to finding her, the cops question the case and are now concerned that it could be a prank. Benson knows this is real, when the phone goes dead, Benson realizes that she is losing time and needs to act quickly on what little information she has if she is going to save this girl's life. Ch
Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Oct 11, 2005
When a 17-year-old high school student is brutally attacked by one of her classmates on campus, Detectives Stabler, Benson and Fin investigate Luke Breslin the prime suspect. When asked about attacking his friend, Breslin becomes enraged and attacks Det. Fin but when later questioned, he claims to have no memory of attacking anyone. Meanwhile, Stabler realizes that Breslin is the son of his former partner Pete Breslin and Detective Cragen suspends Stabler after he makes a number of unprofessional choices in trying to go easy on his friend's son. As the investigation continues, Stabler tries to help both Breslin and his son, but begins to lose control because of his own rage. Stabler turns to Dr. Rebecca Hendrix for help coping with his own anger issues.
Episode: 7x05 | Airdate: Oct 18, 2005
Man is found murdered execution style in the window of his workplace, and above him the word Killer is written. A stamp on his hand leads Detectives Benson and Fin to a gay circuit club, also a methamphetamine hangout. Detectives Benson and Fin scan the ID's of the guests who were at the club and during the investigation, Fin discovers his estranged son Ken Randall was also there. As the case continues, Detective Fin confronts his son and Medical Examiner Warner confirms that the victim Robin Weller had the deadly and contagious new strain of AIDS which is becoming an epidemic. When Weller's boyfriend, who also carried the deadly strain of AIDS, is also found murdered, eyes turn toward Gabriel Thurman an activist trying to stop the spread of the disease. The case goes to trial and Thompson's attorney Carolyn Maddox, tries to sway the jury that her client's actions were justified.
Episode: 7x06 | Airdate: Nov 1, 2005
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a school shooting, where three children are shot. When one African-American child dies, detectives follow critical clues and are lead to believe the crime was racially motivated. As the case progresses, Detectives find evidence that the rifle used in the killings is linked to a gun store, which also serves as the headquarters for a white supremacist group: Revolution Aryan Warriers. Detectives discover that Star Morrison, and the store owner's 14-year-old son Kyle both keep Nazi paraphernalia in the basement of the shop. DNA from the rifle leads detectives to the person they believe is the killer and when the case goes to court shots are fired inside the court house by group members and a major twist is revealed.
Episode: 7x07 | Airdate: Nov 8, 2005
When construction workers pour the sand into a newly made playground and discover the remains of a young boy, Detective Stabler teams up with CSU tech Millie Vizcarrondo to investigate,which leads them to resurrect a cold case where four boys disappeared 30 years earlier. As the investigation unfolds, new forensic evidence surfaces but no progress can be made solving this case until Anna surfaces, claiming her stepfather Robert Sawyer was the killer.
Episode: 7x08 | Airdate: Nov 15, 2005
When a series of rapes is linked to a speed-dating service, Detective Benson goes undercover and discovers Mike Jergens is the assailant. As the case progresses, Jergens' insecure girlfriend Cora Kennison - an alcoholic and bulimic - becomes an unwilling pawn as both Benson and attorney Minerva Grahame-Bishop seek to persuade Kennison to testify for their respective sides - despite her mother's insistence that her daughter is too fragile. Kennison opts to marry Jergens in the hope that spousal privilege will save her from taking the stand, but since the rapes occurred before they married, she is still forced to testify. Distraught, Kennison drinks to excess, leaving her in an irreversible coma, and her fate in the hands of her husband.
Episode: 7x09 | Airdate: Nov 22, 2005
When Lauren Westley is found badly beaten and taken to a New York hospital, it is discovered she's a runaway from Virginia whose father Philip Westley has been in the city searching for her. Detectives discover that Westley was 24 weeks pregnant and due to her injuries, suffered a miscarriage. As the investigation unfolds Detectives Benson and Stabler question Wayne Meredith a teenager from Westley's high school who is the father of the baby. Westley and Meredith ran away to New York seeking the help from an abortion clinic. When the case goes to court, Meredith's attorney, Sophie Devere, tries to defend Meridith's actions but new evidence is introduced questioning the credibility of the abortion clinic and whether the doctor there was ultimately responsible for West's injuries.
Episode: 7x10 | Airdate: Nov 29, 2005
Detectives Benson and Stabler aggressively pursue a child molester who kidnapped three young sisters from New Orleans after their parents were killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- but their efforts to secretly locate the third child are compromised by an ambitious reporter. However, a far greater problem looms as the New York cops butt heads with federal authorities after the suspect is discovered to have deadly anthrax that could result in a full-blown epidemic.
Episode: 7x11 | Airdate: Dec 6, 2005
When a bruised, bloodied and severely injured 12-year-old boy is dumped outside a hospital, Detectives Benson and Stabler are led to Charlie Monaghan, a teenager seen beating the boy a week earlier at St. Victor's school. But the suspect's alibi proves unlikely when his 8-year-old half sister's own problems at school and tormented past at the hands off the injured boy surface. Meanwhile, the girl's legal woes are exacerbated when questions concerning legal guardianship and consent - and what constitutes fit parenting - come into play.
Episode: 7x12 | Airdate: Jan 3, 2006
When a woman is found shot to death in her apartment, Detectives Benson and Stabler discover 14-year-old Nathan Phelps, traumatized and hiding in the closet. The investigation leads the detectives to Ted Carthage, the head of a charity organization, and whose voice Nathan recognizes as belonging to the man who shot his mother. Without a positive I.D., Carthage is released, but later found dead - shot by Nathan. A.D.A. Novak must prosecute Nathan and attempts to give him a break when his attorney Sophie Devere finds a study that suggests people who witness gun violence are more likely to commit acts of violence themselves. But their plan to settle with a plea is disrupted when a gun manufacturer's advocacy group catches wind of the defense, fearing legal implications.
Episode: 7x13 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2006
When an eight-year-old girl is kidnapped on her way home from school and DNA tests on the blood found in the abductor's abandoned van reveal she has leukemia, M.E. Warner visits the girl's family to inform them of her findings. No sooner does Warner deliver the diagnosis than she's drawn into the kidnapper's deadly game when it's clear he has the family's apartment - and its occupants - in his sights and no cops are to be involved.
Episode: 7x14 | Airdate: Jan 17, 2006
When a newborn baby boy is discovered in the trash, Detectives Benson and Stabler use a bar t-shirt found at the scene to trace the crime back to a well-to-do college co-ed. At the precinct, the girl collapses and is treated for a potentially lethal post-conception complication, where she then admits to Benson that she had been raped and was unaware that she had been pregnant prior to the birth. The girl soon loses sympathy when it is also discovered that the girl had been connected to another abandoned newborn a year later, but was never arrested - and that the girl is the daughter of a city councilman. At the trial, Dr. Huang's diagnosis of postpartum psychosis sets the stage for the defense - but it's soon discovered other factors are at play when the father of both abandoned babies is revealed.
Episode: 7x15 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2006
When the body of a young woman is found murdered in her apartment, Detectives Benson and Stabler discover she's a successful attorney - and stripper, which is apparently unknown to her fiancé and boss, Tessa McKellen. Later, tape from a student crew filming the night of the murder reveals the victim was with Linus McKellen, Tessa's husband - whose sperm was found in both the victim and her friend and fellow stripper, also found murdered. The investigation is further complicated when it's revealed the killer entered both apartments from outside windows, leading the detectives to suspect the crimes could also be tied to Tessa's corporate work.
Episode: 7x16 | Airdate: Feb 28, 2006
Three teens -- Jason King, Doug Waverly and Nick Pratt -- are suspected of foul play when high school student Jennifer Durning disappears after a night of partying. Nick and Doug's wealthy parents and their attorneys argue the plan was for Jason to lose his virginity to Jennifer before the other two had consensual sex with her -- but Jason got greedy. Jason agrees to testify, but when he disappears, Judge Donnelly has no choice but to dismiss the case. A.D.A. Casey Novak becomes suspicious because without Jason's testimony there's no case against the other boys. Attorneys Dave Seaver, Oliver Gates and Monica Bradshaw represent the teens.
Episode: 7x17 | Airdate: Mar 21, 2006
Hudson University co-ed, Caroline Pereira, dependent on financial aid, is found murdered with an unexplained influx of cash. Caroline's wealthy roommate, Gloria Kulhane, is found with one of Caroline's rings, making her a suspect as the two were not friends. Detectives Benson, Fin and Stabler, have several theories about her murderer and their motive and investigate the various suspects; the roommate, her childhood friend, and someone connected to a heavily trafficked website where Caroline was selling term papers for cash.
Episode: 7x18 | Airdate: Mar 28, 2006
Detective "Fin" Tutuola is torn between his family and "the system" when his son Ken Randall is roughed up and arrested for digging in a vacant lot late at night. Detectives Stabler and Benson question Randall who claims he was drawn to the site after overhearing a stranger's murder confession while out with his troubled cousin Darius Parker. The story is weak, prompting suspicion and a deeper investigation that leads to an unsolved double homicide - and the realization Randall and Parker have more in common than Tutuola even suspected. Lisa Gay Hamilton guest stars as Tutuola's ex-wife Teresa Randall.
Episode: 7x19 | Airdate: Apr 4, 2006
Solid investigative work leads the detectives to a violent repeat sex offender Jeremy Paul Wilson who was recently released back onto the streets. Wilson, a cold blooded murderer and pedophile, is in possession of a cache of hunting knives, has kidnapped two children and has nothing to lose. The manhunt for Wilson brings Dets. Fin, Benson and Stabler to a bus terminal where a violent and emotional showdown with Wilson takes a dangerous turn.
Episode: 7x20 | Airdate: May 2, 2006
Band of teenage siblings attack and sodomize a teenage girl, Jessica Delay, who is a gifted piano student at a prestigious high school in Harlem. Through help from Medical Examiner Warner who identifies the attackers as overweight, Det. Stabler and his one-time partner Det. Lucius Blaine track down the siblings, who claim they attacked Jessica to avenge an attack on their morbidly obese brother Rudi. After the case goes to trial, there is a hollow victory for the "winner" due to the enormous health issues facing the teenager.
Episode: 7x21 | Airdate: May 9, 2006
A mother (Dana Eskelson) is devastated by the revelation that her 8-year-old son (Jack Vignone) has been sexually abused years after her ex-husband was sent to prison for molesting her older child, whose DNA now implicates him in his brother's case.
Episode: 7x22 | Airdate: May 16, 2006
In SVU's season seven finale, former rock star Derek Lord goes on a national talk show and lectures about the abuse of psychiatric drugs. Meanwhile, an unstable young woman Jamie Hoskins, who loses her virginity, goes off her prescribed medication, gets behind the wheel of a car, and mows down 10 people. As these events are played out in a highly charged way, the argument about prescribed "meds" is challenged.
Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Sep 19, 2006
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.
Episode: 8x02 | Airdate: Sep 26, 2006
They later discover Connor was attempting a fake kidnapping plot, and Janey has gone off with the family's much older driver. In this episode, Stabler meets his new partner NYPD Warrants Officer Dani Beck Betty Buckley returns as guest star attorney Colette Walsh. M
Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Oct 3, 2006
Collected evidence leads detectives to a surprising suspect, Martin Trenway is able to break open the case.
Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Oct 10, 2006
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.
Episode: 8x05 | Airdate: Oct 17, 2006
Based on the timeline of those subsequent attacks, Dr. George Huang suspects the rapist has one disturbing motive for these crimes. Tensions flare between the detectives as they make a difficult decision to help bring in the dangerous perp.
Episode: 8x06 | Airdate: Oct 31, 2006
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.
Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Nov 14, 2006
With the victims' pimp, Victor Dodine as 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.
Episode: 8x08 | Airdate: Nov 21, 2006
The accident leads Detective Dani Beck and Detective Eliot 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.
Episode: 8x09 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2006
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 victim's 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. Attorney Stella Danquiss, who defends Glenn, is played by. In this star-studded episode, Stabler also discovers Det. Benson is back in town, so he pays her a visit.
Episode: 8x10 | Airdate: Jan 2, 2007
His 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.
Episode: 8x11 | Airdate: Jan 9, 2007
In this powerful episode directed by Eriq LaSalle, the Sennet couple will stop at nothing to get custody of their daughter Tessa. Dets. 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. This episode reunites Eriq LaSalle with former ER castmate
Episode: 8x12 | Airdate: Jan 16, 2007
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 played by Henry, the son of a doctor who works there.
Episode: 8x13 | Airdate: Feb 6, 2007
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. Former wrestling champion Bill Goldberg guest stars as Cupid, a roughneck who tears SVU headquarters apart.
Episode: 8x14 | Airdate: Feb 13, 2007
Mob lawyer Sidney Truex and his wife are brutally attacked, leaving his young son emotionally scarred. When the Detectives have to locate the Truexs' daughter, Charlotte, to notify her about the attack on her parents, Detectives 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.
Episode: 8x15 | Airdate: Feb 20, 2007
In a "ripped-from-the-headlines" episode, overzealous reporter Cindy Marino accuses new mother Laura Kozowloski on national 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, Mike, the case takes an unusual emotional toll on Detective Stabler, who is drawn in by the mother and her past. The search for the baby Kendall seems to be at a dead end -- but DNA provides clues that help solve the case, and offer new questions for one of the detectives.
Episode: 8x16 | Airdate: Feb 27, 2007
When Detective Benson investigates a rape case outside her jurisdiction, she finds herself being questioned by local Police Captain Julia Millfield and although she gets some answers, some are difficult to accept. Benson also needs to discuss with police psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hendrix about some of her actions that have led to tensions with Detective Stabler and major distractions that have marred the rape case.
Episode: 8x17 | Airdate: Mar 27, 2007
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.
Episode: 8x18 | Airdate: Apr 3, 2007
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.
Episode: 8x19 | Airdate: May 1, 2007
Det. Olivia Benson is called upon to help in an investigation regarding her brother Simon Marsden. She finds herself caught in the investigation of her brother between Police Captain Julia Millfield and FBI Agent Porter. Benson believes her brother is innocent, but this case is starting to threaten her career, as she digs deeper into the case she uncovers family secrets.
Episode: 8x20 | Airdate: May 8, 2007
When Dets. Stabler and Benson speak to the girls grief-stricken parents they discover her fiancée, a CIA agent named Stephen Dashiell, had been threatened by terrorists -- they 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.
Episode: 8x21 | Airdate: May 15, 2007
Teenage boy is killed in what appears to be a play fight with his best friend, is 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. Dets. 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.
Episode: 8x22 | Airdate: May 22, 2007
Bridges, reprising his role as Detective Tutuola's delinquent nephew, as well as Lisa Gay Hamilton as the long-suffering mother, with special guest stars Nancy Grace and Star Jones playing themselves. In addition, new cast member Adam Beach, playing Detective Chester Lake, is reunited with Tutuola.
Episode: 9x01 | Airdate: Sep 25, 2007
Janis Donovan turns in a powerful performance as a woman with multiple personalities who may have abused and fatally harmed her daughter. As Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler dig more deeply into the case - with initial resistance from Dr. Henry Carlisle -- Donovan continues to present even more personalities along with a harrowing twist to the case. For the detectives, it's a race against time to find the infant, while adjusting to sweeping changes in the SVU - a result from poor decisions made by the detectives that have spilled over to the squad.
Episode: 9x02 | Airdate: Oct 2, 2007
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" to track down the kidnapper before time runs out.
Episode: 9x03 | Airdate: Oct 9, 2007
When 15 year-old Shane Mills is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, he 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.
Episode: 9x04 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2007
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, Elliot Stabler and Dr. Huang work with Katie, and begin to piece together the night of the beating and some of Corrine's well-hidden secrets.
Episode: 9x05 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2007
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.
Episode: 9x06 | Airdate: Nov 6, 2007
When a college student is found murdered, 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, including one twisted man whose comic book series glorifies Morton's murders. The comic books are the key to finding Cecilia, but the investigation angers Morton's followers and Detective Benson find herself in serious danger.
Episode: 9x07 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2007
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, 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.
Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2007
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 brew within the SVU.
Episode: 9x09 | Airdate: Nov 27, 2007
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.
Episode: 9x10 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2007
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. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler investigate only to find a website exposing potential witnesses to the other crime leading the SVU to believe that his cultural tradition may be the root cause of his wife's murder.
Episode: 9x11 | Airdate: Jan 1, 2008
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.
Episode: 9x12 | Airdate: Jan 8, 2008
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 suspect "The Woodsman", a serial killer Cooper has tried 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".
Episode: 9x13 | Airdate: Jan 15, 2008
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.
Episode: 9x14 | Airdate: Jan 22, 2008
The robbery of fertilized embryos from a sperm bank call for Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler to track down the thief. 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 detectives race against the clock to find the missing embryos, but that isn't the only clock that's ticking - Olivia considers her own fertility and the possibility of motherhood.
Episode: 9x15 | Airdate: Apr 15, 2008
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.
Episode: 9x16 | Airdate: Apr 22, 2008
When money manager Jeremy Grandon is found murdered in his loft, detectives Benson and Elliot Stabler initially suspect troubled teenager, Freddie Ramirez. A hidden video camera leads the detectives to the victims 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.
Episode: 9x17 | Airdate: Apr 29, 2008
When restaurant manager Dwight Lomax is caught molesting a female employee, he claims that he was following orders from a Detective Milgram over the phone. As detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler delve into the case, they discover Detective Milgram was a hoax by engineer, Merritt Rook. Rook later turns his trial into a media circus by using the courtroom as a soapbox. Rook's courtroom antics set him free, and with a group of followers, detective Benson and Stabler fall prey to another one of Rook's psychological schemes leaving the SVU department vulnerable.
Episode: 9x18 | Airdate: May 6, 2008
Firefighters are called to put out a fire in a burning brownstone, and among the debris uncover a pregnant woman's body, 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.
Episode: 9x19 | Airdate: May 13, 2008
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.
Episode: 10x01 | Airdate: Sep 23, 2008
After a young boy, Christopher Ryan, is caught driving a runaway van, Detective Elliot Stabler and Detective Benson take the seven year-old into questioning. When Christopher claims his foster parents, Gwen and Noah Sibert, bribe him in exchange for abusive medical testing, the detectives investigate his allegations. As Detective Benson continues to study the boy's accusations, she is led back to a former unsolved rape case involving Kaitlyn Murphy. After reviewing both cases, Benson uncovers a common factor, and with help from new A.D.A Kim Greylek she just might be able to solve the cases.
Episode: 10x02 | Airdate: Sep 30, 2008
Teenage boy Eric Byers admits himself into the squad room, and warns the team about an unnatural desire towards his younger stepbrother, Cory Kelly. Detective Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson's suspicions arise, and Eric admits to also looking at a website to try to curb his pedophilic urge. With no crime committed, the detectives decide to investigate this self-help website for pedophiles leading them to it's creator, Jake Berlin. Eric's rage induced stepfather is also questioned, and shortly after Eric is found missing. The detectives must race to place the clues together to find and stop Eric before any crime is committed.
Episode: 10x03 | Airdate: Oct 14, 2008
Young woman is found trespassing in a family's home, and Detective Elliot Stabler is called in to catch the intruder. The trespasser's wallet leads Stabler to a surprising suspect, his daughter, Kathleen Stabler. Detective Stabler is shocked to find his daughter has fallen in love with the kind of crowd he spends his days condemning. With his family life at stake, Stabler must decide how far he will go to save Kathleen, even turning to his estranged mother, Bernadette Stabler, for help. In order to save Kathleen, Detective Olivia Benson knows that she must step in to help her friend and partner before things take a turn for the worst.
Episode: 10x04 | Airdate: Oct 21, 2008
After famous astronaut Marga Janssen's corpse is found afloat in the waters of Battery Park, Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson initially believe the murder is linked to a string of serial rapes. Upon further investigation, this theory is proven false when their suspect's alibi checks out. At a dead end, Detective Stabler turns to his old mentor and former colleague of Janssen's, NASA astronaut Dick Finley to shed some light on the case. Finley's advice exposes several more suspects, but possibly takes the detectives further from the truth.
Episode: 10x05 | Airdate: Oct 28, 2008
Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson find themselves in unfamiliar territory when Doctor Raye Massey calls them in to investigate the case of a baby infected with AIDS. The detectives enlist the help of Dr. Melinda Warner, a member of an AIDS surveillance team along with Dr. Massey. While Dr. Warner investigates the baby's medical case, Detectives Stabler and Benson discover that the baby had been prescribed ineffective vitamins by Doctor Gideon Hutton, who runs a "voodoo" medical practice. After the detectives probe for more answers, similar cases of mistreated AIDS surface, such as the death of Susan Ross' daughter. Her 18-year-old son Tommy Ross also gets pulled into the case, forcing him to decide whether to take on his mother's belief in homeopathic medicine or fight against it. With Dr. Warner's medical research and testimony, the case calls the ethics of Dr. Hutton's practices into question.
Episode: 10x06 | Airdate: Nov 11, 2008
When a boy is lit on fire, Detectives Elliot Stabler and John Munch investigate the malicious crime. In search of a lead, the Detectives end up at Blessed Heart High School, where their student escort, Max Matarazzo introduces them to the 'Blessed Heart Chastity Circle' and senior Alec Bernardi. Alec admits to hurting the victim, but in turn opens a new door for the detectives when he unveils a group of pregnant teenage girls. A strange web of secrets and bad blood in this "close-knit" neighborhood offers a challenge for the detectives.
Episode: 10x07 | Airdate: Nov 18, 2008
Detective Elliot Stabler arrives on the scene of a murder to find a young woman brutally killed, and carrying a rare bird species found dead in her purse. Dr. Melinda Warner comes back with some startling evidence - the saliva found in the cuts on the victim's body shows she was mauled by a tiger. Oscar Assadorian leads the detectives to the victim's twin sister, Anna Bleers who in turn leads the detectives to Hip Hop artist, Gots Money. Gots, who admits to working for an animal smuggling ring, agrees to go undercover with Detective Stabler to catch the smugglers, Andre Bushido and Tybor. But when Detective Olivia Benson poses as a prostitute to help out her partner undercover, Detective Stabler finds himself wounded and his marriage in disarray.
Episode: 10x08 | Airdate: Nov 25, 2008
Mia Lorimer claims to have been raped in attempt to hide being abused by her husband, Brett Lorimer. Their tenants, Jonah and Linnie Malcolm, are aware of the abuse, but in fear of being evicted, do not report it. With the help of Linnie, Detective Benson gets Mia to confess to being beaten by Brent, and sends her to a battered women's shelter. After Brett is arrested and makes bail, Mia returns to her husband and drops all charges to Detective Benson's dismay. Devoted to Mia's safety, Detective Benson hides in the secret stairway of the Lorimer, leading her to come across another case of spousal abuse and murder.
Episode: 10x09 | Airdate: Dec 2, 2008
Detective Olivia Benson is put to the test when pregnant Corporal Jessica Crewes disappears from her post as a Marine, and is about to give birth to her rapist's child. When Jessie is found dead in the trunk of her car, Navy Commander Grant Marcus attempts to take over proceedings, but Detective Benson and ADA Kim Greylek must fight together and stand their ground to keep the case within the SVU squad. With flashbacks of sexual assault, Detective Benson soon realizes that her past may stir up painful emotions that threaten her ability to remain professional, and enlists the help of Detective Odafin Tutulola to find Jessie's killer.
Episode: 10x10 | Airdate: Dec 9, 2008
Kelly Sun is found wandering Riverside Park, beaten and raped, and has no memory of what happened. Detective Olivia Benson discovers Sun was on her way to Korea, but never boarded her flight and instead is found leaving the airport with mystery man, Eric Lutz. Lutz becomes an immediate suspect, and with further probing, the detectives find amateur pornographic videos on Lutz's computer. Detective Elliot Stabler and Detective Benson search for incarcerating evidence against Lutz, but each of his victims from the videos suffer from memory loss from the attack. Attempting to trace the other women in the videos, the detectives must re-inform each victim of their attack in order to get their testimony to catch Lutz. 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, to put Lutz away for good.
Episode: 10x11 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2009
Heather Hallander 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's sister, Erica Hallander, is relieved to see her long-lost sister after launching a website asking for search tips, but, Nikki Hallander, Heather's other sister, seems annoyed with her return. In search of the mystery kidnapper, Benson and Stabler drive Heather around town to help stir up any memories of her abduction. When Heather's answers don't seem to match up, the detectives find revealing evidence that make them question Heather's kidnapping and true identity.
Episode: 10x12 | Airdate: Jan 13, 2009
When the body of a fourteen year-old girl is found floating in the Hudson River, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler think she was smuggled into the country by sex traffickers. In an effort to identify the body, Detective Benson goes undercover as a Madame and busts sex trafficker Alik. When Alik makes a deal with ADA Kim Greylek he identifies the body as Elsa Lychkoff. To the detectives' surprise, Elsa wasn't a prostitute, but a child prodigy. Prying more into the victim's secret life, the detectives investigate her elite boarding school and her roommate Jennifer Banks, who in turn, leads them to compulsive gambler, Joseph Lychkoff, Elsa#s father. When the motive of Joseph seems obvious as to why he would kill his daughter, Detective Odafin Tutuola discovers some new evidence could change the entire case.
Episode: 10x13 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2009
When young girl Rosie Rinaldi is kidnapped, the girl's mother, Liz Ranaldi immediately points Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler in the direction of her ex-husband, Geno Parnell, a recently paroled convict. When Parnell's alibi checks out, a fight erupts between Parker and Detectives Stabler and Odafin Tutola, which in turn unveils some knowledge on Parker's ex-wife. Parker admits Liz's father is Frank Hagar, 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. George Huang, the detectives are able to put together a few clues to solve the case, but must pair up again with Parker in order to find Rosie.
Episode: 10x14 | Airdate: Feb 17, 2009
When a man is found badly beaten with no memory of what happened in a strip club parking lot, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot 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. Detective Benson and Stabler turn to the female dancers at the club for questioning, but a homeless man, Sid Gabbert, points the detectives to the victim's truck. Using evidence found in the truck, the detectives learn that the victim, Mark Van Kuren, was sent to repossess the car of strip club dancer, Molly "Misty" Lambert. After questioning "Misty," Van Kuren awakes in the hospital with no memory, but brings the attention to his ex-wife Ellen and their 13-year-old transgender son Henry.
Episode: 10x15 | Airdate: Mar 10, 2009
Pediatrician Gilbert Keppler is found guilty of sexually assaulting four of his male patients. Soon after his trial, his attorney Lionel Granger informs the detectives that Keppler will be suing the NYPD and the Denslow Medical Center on the grounds that they knew he was sexually abusing patients long before they took any action to stop him. Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson decide to go directly to Keppler for questioning only to find him murdered in his apartment. To the detectives' surprise, ADA Alexandra Cabot shows up at the crime scene, after three years in the witness protection program. Attorney Lorna Scarry reminds Cabot how tough solving a case can be. The SVU team must put the past and lost time behind them in order to solve the case.
Episode: 10x16 | Airdate: Mar 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's past and find that she was working at a strip club owned by a former Rockette, Birdie Sulloway. Birdie and her nephew Chet try to assist with the investigation, but when the prime suspect for the three murders suddenly dies, the detectives discover a vigilante with a violent past.
Episode: 10x17 | Airdate: Mar 31, 2009
Young girl, Miriam Burdett, 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, he finds several reports of a local priest, Father Theo Burdett, who neighbors claim is a devil worshipper.
Episode: 10x18 | Airdate: Apr 7, 2009
After an up-and-coming artist is brutally murdered in her apartment, Detectives Odafin Tutuola and Elliot 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 Moranhas been following for months. Moran fights to keep his control over the case as Detectives Fin and Stabler struggle to find the killer.
Episode: 10x19 | Airdate: Apr 28, 2009
When it is reported by Ruth Walker that her two year-old granddaughter, Sierra Walker, is missing Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler investigate. After rounds of interrogation and a failed Amber Alert, Benson and Stabler believe that the prime suspect is none other than Sierra's young and irresponsible mother, Ashlee Walker.
Episode: 10x20 | Airdate: May 5, 2009
Kim Garnet is found brutally beaten after she sends out nude photos of herself via text message. Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler pay a visit to Kim's boyfriend, Steve Walker, but eventually learn that he is not the only recipient of the nude photos. Kathleen Stabler steps in to give Kim advice, as she tries to track down the culprit who distributed the photos. But after Counselor Samantha Copeland demands that Benson arrest Kim for producing and distributing child pornography, Kim must face the possibility of life-long consequences when Judge Hilda Marsden hands down an unusually harsh sentence.
Episode: 10x21 | Airdate: May 19, 2009
When Pamela Galliano seeks to have a restraining order reinstated against her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Gleason, the assigned judge has something else on his mind. In order for some peace of mind, Judge Koehler asks Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson to question a convicted serial killer about the whereabouts of his son's body, which adds a new twist to the case.
Episode: 10x22 | Airdate: Jun 2, 2009
When a tourist is found dead in Central Park with the word 'guilty' written across her forehead, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler recover photos from the victim's camera. With the help of crime scene unit technician Dale Stuckey, they discover that former artist Peter Harrison was at the park during the crime. After arresting Harrison for questioning, the detectives leave Detectives John Munch and Fin Tutuola to keep Harrison under close surveillance. But when Harrison suddenly escapes, Detective Munch must turn to his ex-wife Gwen for help.