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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 Episodes

22 Episodes 1999 - 2000

The successful series "Law & Order" launched its first spin-off with the premiere season of this crime drama, which focuses on a specialized Manhattan police unit trained to deal with sex crimes, as well as crimes involving children. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are the show's main detectives, and they report to Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek), who appeared on the original "Law & Order" for three seasons. This series' reputation for casting famous guest stars began with this first season, which features Tracy Pollan as a rape victim seeking revenge and Andrew McCarthy as a corporate lawyer who's hiding something.

Episode 1

Payback

Mon, Sep 20, 1999 60 mins

Stabler and Benson (Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay) investigate a taxi driver's murder, a case that involves a false identity and revenge. Marta: Mili Avital. Anya: Gordana Rashovich. Kathy Stabler: Isabel Gillies. ADA Carmichael: Angie Harmon. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 2

A Single Life

Mon, Sep 27, 1999 60 mins

The investigation of a woman's death involves three suspects: her psychiatrist (Dennis Boutsikaris), a TV anchor man (Michael Nouri) and the deceased's father (Paul Hecht). Ellen Travis: Laila Robins. Kathy Stabler: Isabel Gillies. ADA Abbie Carmichael: Angie Harmon.

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Episode 3

...Or Just Look Like One

Mon, Oct 4, 1999 60 mins

Stabler and Benson (Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay) investigate the case of a beaten teen model who was dumped in front of a hospital.

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Episode 4

Hysteria

Mon, Oct 11, 1999 60 mins

Stabler and Benson investigate the murder of a young woman mistaken for a prostitute.

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Episode 5

Wanderlust

Mon, Oct 18, 1999 60 mins

After a travel writer is found murdered, the investigation involves his landlady, her teen daughter and the mother's beau.

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Episode 6

Sophomore Jinx

Mon, Oct 25, 1999 60 mins

After a female college student's body is found, the suspects include two basketball players from different backgrounds. Rouseau: Lothaire Bluteau. Mosley: Sean Squire. Couger: Kohl Sudduth. Father McCourt: George Martin. Rev. Clayton: Rev. Al Sharpton. Carmichael: Angie Harmon. Maureen: Erin Broderick.

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Episode 7

Uncivilized

Mon, Nov 15, 1999 60 mins

The murder of an 8-year-old boy leads to a case involving the rights of a convicted child molester (Stephen Bogardus) who has served his sentence and has returned to society. Jimmy G.: Ian Reed Kesler. Mike D.: Austin Lysy. Hank the Bartender: Steve Ryan. Mr. Davies: Myk Watford. Mrs. Davies: Caren Browning. Christopher James: Torquil Campbell.

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Episode 8

Stalked

Mon, Nov 22, 1999 60 mins

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. Richard White: Bruce Kirkpatrick. Kimberly Phillips: Allison Mackie. Louise Billings: Adrienne Dreiss. Barlow: Jack Hallett.

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Episode 9

Stocks and Bondage

Mon, Nov 29, 1999 60 mins

The investigation of the killing of a Wall Street stock analyst involves illicit financial dealings and sado-masochism. Martin: Geoffrey Nauffts. Amy: Francesca Faridany. Sho-Ling: Lourdes Benedicto. Mrs. Briggs: Maria Tucci. Kelp: Christopher McCann. McKuin: Gordon Joseph Weiss. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 10

Closure

Fri, Jan 7, 2000 60 mins

After being raped by an intruder, a waitress (Tracy Pollan) reports the crime...and has to deal with its aftermath. Kenneth Clearly: Neil Maffin. Benjy: Roger Bart. Jane Tyler: Olivia Birkelund. Sam Lardner: Michael Kell. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Cassidy: Dean Winters.

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Episode 11

Bad Blood

Fri, Jan 14, 2000 60 mins

The investigation of a gay man's murder, following a party in his apartment building, involves an ex-con and his brother. Jesse Hansen: James McCaffrey. Ray: Alex Sullivan. Lorraine Hansen: Amy Ryan. Off. Bandolini: Peter Rini. Steven Hale: Stephen Barker Turner. William Langdon: Jerry Lanning. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Mariska Hargitay. Much: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 12

Russian Love Poem

Fri, Jan 21, 2000 60 mins

The investigation of a multimillionaire's killing involves bisexual infidelities and a number of Russians.

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Episode 13

Disrobed

Fri, Feb 4, 2000 60 mins

The investigation of a judge's murder involves blackmail, sexual favors, and a convict's wife (Kathryn Meisle), who was a battered spouse.

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Episode 14

Limitations

Fri, Feb 11, 2000 60 mins

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. Lyle Morris: John Driver. Jennifer Neal: Jenny Bacon. ADA Kathleen Eastman: Jenna Stern. Victoria Kraft: Judith Hawking. Lois Creen: Seana Kofoed. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Cragen: Dann Florek.

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Episode 15

Entitled

Fri, Feb 18, 2000 60 mins

A crossover episode with "Law & Order" follows the investigation into a salesman's murder, which leads to a politically influential family. Regina Mulroney: Jane Alexander. Rumsey: Josef Sommer. Stephanie: Noelle Beck. Arthur Pruitt: Sean Cullen. Helen Katisch: Nahanni Johnstone. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. McCoy: Sam Waterston. Green: Jesse L. Martin. Carmichael: Angie Harmon. Schiff: Steven Hill. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 16

The Third Guy

Fri, Feb 25, 2000 60 mins

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. Jimmy: Denis O'Hare. Skoda: J.K. Simmons. ADA Fahey: Katherine Borowitz. Stan: Vincent Guastaferro. Carlos: Eugene Byrd. Alfonso: Rick Gonzalez. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 17

Misleader

Fri, Mar 31, 2000 60 mins

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. Dr. Ben Hadley: Robert Foxworth. Sharon Hadley: Anne Twomey. Ben Hadley Jr.: Bo Foxworth. Brad Weber: Richard Thompson. John Fenwick: Norbert Leo Butz. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 18

Chat Room

Fri, Apr 14, 2000 60 mins

A teen's claim that she was assaulted by a man who befriended her on the Internet leads to a case involving pedophilia. Harry Waters: Reed Birney. Elaine: Ellen Muth. Karen Raye: Paz De La Huerta. Doris Harrington: Rita Gardner. ADA Eastman: Jenna Stern. Keith: Mark Matkevich. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 19

Contact

Fri, Apr 28, 2000 60 mins

A forensic psychologist (Audra McDonald) is called in to help apprehend a serial rapist who preys on women in the subway. Nick Ganzner: Tom McCarthy. Sal Avelino: Sal Viscuso. Bruce Abbott: Bruce Bohne. Sidra Lonstein: Leonora Gershman. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 20

Remorse

Fri, May 5, 2000 60 mins

A TV newswoman's on-air discussion of her assault leads to a case involving two fatal bombings. Sarah: Jennifer Esposito. Mark Krieger: Jason Field. William Lexner: Christopher Evan Welch. Tommy McConagh: Patrick Fitzgerald. Judge Kevin Beck: Peter Francis James. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 21

Nocturne

Fri, May 12, 2000 60 mins

After a piano teacher (John Benjamin Hickey) is arrested for pedophilia, the detectives want a long-time student (Wilson Jermaine Heredia) to testify against him. Oslow: Tibor Feldman. Jonathon: Marc John Jefferies. Jonathon's Father: Joseph Edward. Judge Kevin Beck: Peter Francis James. Stabler: Chris Meloni. Benson: Mariska Hargitay. Munch: Richard Belzer.

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Episode 22

Slaves

Fri, May 19, 2000 60 mins

In the season 1 finale, detectives try to help a woman trapped in an inescapable situation.

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