Family vengeance factors into a rape case in which both the cops and the suspect seek outside help: ADA Casey Novak (Diane Neal) returns to help police, while the accused man recruits his cousin, L.A. DDA Jonah Dekker (Terrence Howard), to defend him.
A pregnant teen (Keri Lynn Pratt) runs away to New York City, where she's beaten so badly that she suffers a miscarriage. Benson and Stabler question the father of the unborn child, among others. Philip Westley: Skipp Sudduth. Wayne Meredith: John Patrick (more…)
Three young sisters orphaned when their parents died in Hurricane Katrina have been abducted by a child molester. As the detectives aggressively hunt for the girls, they must contend with an intrepid reporter and federal agents who are investigating the ki (more…)
A serious incident of schoolyard violence puts a 12-year-old boy in the hospital with severe injuries. During their investigation, the detectives learn that the victim had been bullying a younger female student (Raquel Castro). Charlie Monaghan: Sasha Neul (more…)
When a 14-year-old boy (Malcolm David Kelley) witnesses the shooting death of his mother, he later commits the same crime against the prime suspect. The ensuing legal case raises questions about the aftereffects of gun violence, sparking a gun manufacturer (more…)
M.E. Warner finds herself directly involved in a kidnapping case when she visits the home of an abducted 8-year-old girl to inform the child's parents that a DNA test has revealed that their daughter has leukemia. Tom Verica.
A female student (Barbara King) from Montreal goes missing during a class trip to New York City after she spends a night partying with three cocky prep-school boys. Dave Seaver: Michael Boatman. Oliver Gates: Barry Bostwick. Monica Bradshaw: Susan Saint Ja (more…)
The detectives investigate the murder of a Hudson University student (Tess Soltau), whose body was found in a seedy alley. A search of the victim's dorm room turns up a suspiciously large amount of cash, especially considering she was dependent on financia (more…)
Stabler receives an unexpected break from Benson when he's paired with a rule-bending detective named Lucius Blaine (Anthony Anderson). The two work on a case involving a 16-year-old girl who was violently attacked by a pair of teen siblings, both of whom (more…)
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. TARU T (more…)
Mental-health issues are explored during a case that starts off as a possible rape involving students at a preparatory high school where sexual experimentation is the norm. Jamie Hoskins: Brittany Snow. Derek Lord: Norman Reedus.
A young woman (Kristen Bush) refuses to cooperate during Benson's investigation of her brutal attack and rape, which seems to be connected to her involvement with a radical environmental group. Marcia Gay Harden reprises her role as FBI agent Star Morrison (more…)
The detectives investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl (Betsy Hogg) with Turner's syndrome, a genetic disorder that contributed to her being teased and bullied by students at her prep school. Connie Nielsen plays Stabler's temporary partner. Co (more…)
Multiple murders at a Manhattan townhouse are the start of a killing spree. Al Baker: Frank Langella. Det. Deuthorn: Erik Palladino. Charlie Baker: Ian Somerhalder. Billy Baker: Jason Ritter. Cragen: Dann Florek. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Christop (more…)
Stabler works a violent rape case with his new temporary partner, Dani Beck (Connie Nielsen), who he learns has a reputation for being overzealous, which is a serious cause for concern for Cragen. Martin Trenway: Charles Shaughnessy. Lorraine Delmas: Lesli (more…)
Dani (Connie Nielsen) has difficulty controlling her emotions while working to solve a sadistic double rape-homicide case involving a single mother and her young daughter. Jerry Lewis guest stars as a homeless man who becomes a suspect after Beck and Stabl (more…)
A rape victim loses her life while confronting her attacker, who assaulted her two separate times. The case leads Stabler and Dani to discover more victims of the same rapist, whom Huang pegs as an “alpha male.” Also, one of the young men who killed Da (more…)
Benson's testimony is needed as ADA Novak tries to convict a brutal rapist. The trouble is that Benson, who's still in Oregon posing undercover as ecoterrorist Persephone James, has her own legal woes to deal with after a cocky deputy assaults her and she' (more…)
A 14-year-old girl who was brutally beaten, raped and killed shares the same dog-paw tattoo as two other young female homicide victims. Despite warnings from Stabler, Dani (Connie Nielsen) becomes overly involved in the case. Victor Dodine: Michael Kenneth (more…)
While searching for the woman responsible for handcuffing two traumatized adolescents in the back of a van, the detectives turn up evidence that leads them to suspect that many foster children are being put in danger. Also, Dani makes a decision about her (more…)