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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13 episodes

Rhodium Nights Season 13, Episode 23

In the 13th-season finale, an underage escort is murdered at an upper-crust bachelor party, and the detectives are cautioned to be discreet because of the names on the guest list. The investigation soon uncovers a feud between two escort companies. read more

Strange Beauty Season 13, Episode 22

Police dive into an underground world of self-mutilation and ritual amputation while searching for a missing woman. When a cleanly severed leg is found, the detectives look for links between their current investigation and a possibly similar cold case. read more

Learning Curve Season 13, Episode 20

Detectives investigate a string of hate crimes against gay men, and the victims include the new fiancé of Fin's son. A private-school teacher is then similarly brutalized, and the evidence in his case points to a possible cover-up. read more

Father Dearest Season 13, Episode 21

Detectives search for a missing teenage girl who vanished while looking for her biological father, an anonymous sperm donor. A puzzling prime suspect who's targeted several young women soon emerges. read more

Street Revenge Season 13, Episode 19

A reporter and a vigilante group criticize the police for not finding a rapist on the loose in West SoHo, and the detectives keep hitting dead ends until one of the vigilante members is assaulted. Meanwhile, Amaro thinks his wife is having an affair, which causes him to lose focus at work. read more

Valentine's Day Season 13, Episode 18

A man witnesses his wife's rape and kidnapping while video chatting with her on his way home from a business trip. The abductors seek a ransom, and the case grows more complex as detectives probe deeper. read more

Justice Denied Season 13, Episode 17

A closed rape case of Benson's is reopened because of its similarities to a new case, and the possibility of wrongful imprisonment surfaces. As Benson's work is questioned, tension develops between her, ADA Haden and Bayard Ellis. read more

Child's Welfare Season 13, Episode 16

Benson asks Bayard Ellis to defend her estranged half brother in a child-custody case, but unexpected complications arise. Elsewhere, an abandoned newborn is discovered by a homeless couple. read more

Hunting Ground Season 13, Episode 15

Police search for an underage prostitute who's disappeared and realise she fits a pattern of missing prostitutes who placed ads on the same Web site. The case adds conflict to Benson and Haden's new romance as their personal and professional lives blur. read more

Home Invasions Season 13, Episode 14

A family is shot in their home, and the initial motive explored by detectives doesn't pan out. As the investigation progresses, Rollins jeopardizes her job by sharing a shocking secret. read more

Father's Shadow Season 13, Episode 13

A reality-TV producer is accused of raping an actress, and his arrest leads to a hostage situation. Meanwhile, Benson's bond with ADA Haden intensifies. read more

Official Story Season 13, Episode 12

A private military contractor CEO is sexually assaulted following a run-in with protesters, and as the case is investigated, links are made to a conspiracy in Iraq. read more

Theatre Tricks Season 13, Episode 11

An actress's sexual assault is mistaken for a performance by a theater audience, and the investigation is complicated by the fact that the rapist and all the audience members were wearing masks. read more

Spiraling Down Season 13, Episode 10

A legendary pro quarterback (Treat Williams) is arrested in a prostitution sting involving a 14-year-old hooker, and his defense attorney (Andre Braugher) argues that his client's blows to the head on the football field affected his mental capacity. Jerry Rice and Warren Sapp make cameo appearances. read more

Lost Traveler Season 13, Episode 9

The investigation into the disappearance of a Romany boy proves difficult because of his community's distrust of outsiders, such as police. When detectives center in on a neighbour as the prime suspect, it causes much distress within the close-knit group. read more

Educated Guess Season 13, Episode 8

A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. However, the supposed victim (Natasha Lyonne) is a fellow patient who has a history of making rape allegations, but she denies being assaulted this time. read more

Russian Brides Season 13, Episode 7

A mail-order Russian bride is found murdered, and her fiancé (Timothy Busfield) reveals that she had been kidnapped for ransom. During the investigation, Cragen goes undercover as a man seeking a bride, and detectives find a link to the Russian mob. read more

True Believers Season 13, Episode 6

A music student (Sofia Vassilieva) is sexually assaulted in her apartment, and a suspect is quickly brought into custody. However, the defendant's big-league attorney (Andre Braugher) manages to complicate a presumably simple case. read more

Missing Pieces Season 13, Episode 5

Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her car was stolen while her baby was still in it. read more

Double Strands Season 13, Episode 4

A family man (T.R. Knight) is suspected of being a serial rapist in a string of assaults stretching across several states. Mounting evidence points to his guilt, but detectives research his past and begin to believe his pleas of innocence. read more

Blood Brothers Season 13, Episode 3

A 13-year-old girl won't reveal who got her pregnant, leading police to suspect she was raped. The suspects include the son of a noteworthy political couple (Kyle MacLachlan and Paige Turco), as well as the son of their housekeeper. read more

Personal Fouls Season 13, Episode 2

An ex-basketball player accuses his old coach (Dan Lauria) of sexually abusing him as a child. Det. Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) transfers to the squad and helps with the case, which involves interviewing former players, one of whom is now famous. Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh have cameos. read more

Scorched Earth Season 13, Episode 1

In the 13th-season opener, a hotel maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but then doubt arises about her believability. Meanwhile, Atlanta detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the squad as Benson tries to cope with the aftermath of a chaotic shooting in the precinct. read more

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Premiered: September 20, 1999, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Sexual assaults, domestic disputes and kidnappings are often the primary focus of this crime show, which follows New York City detectives working in a specialized division within the police department. The first spin-off of "Law & Order," this series has featured many high-profile guest stars. Richard Belzer brought his character from "Homicide: Life on the Street," Det. John Munch, to the show after the cancellation of the Baltimore-based series.

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