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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 10 Episodes

22 Episodes 2008 - 2009

In the 10th season of this crime drama, ADA Kim Greylek (Michaela McManus) begins working with the SVU squad, but she leaves mid-season and ADA Alex Cabot (Stephanie March) returns. Stabler (Christopher Meloni) has several reunions this season, including one with his estranged mother (Ellen Burstyn), who has bipolar disorder. Stabler turns to her for help when it's discovered that his daughter Kathleen (Allison Siko) has the same condition. Stabler also reconnects with his old mentor Dick (James Brolin), who becomes a suspect in a murder investigation. Other guest stars this season include Carol Burnett as a former Rockette and Hilary Duff as a mom suspected of killing her toddler.

Episode 1

Trials

Tue, Sep 23, 2008 60 mins

In the 10th-season opener, a 7-year-old boy makes accusations against his foster parents involving abusive medical testing. This leads Benson to an unsolved rape that shares something in common with this new case. New ADA Kim Greylek (Michaela McManus) helps Benson with the investigation. Kaitlyn Murphy: Sara Gilbert. Noah Sibert: Luke Perry. Gwen Sibert: Julie Bowen.

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Episode 2

Confession

Tue, Sep 30, 2008 60 mins

A teenager confesses that he has pedophilic desires for his young stepbrother and admits to visiting a type of self-help Web site for pedophiles, leading detectives to investigate the site and question its creator. Sean Kelly: Josh Charles. Jake Berlin: Tom Noonan. Eric Byers: Marshall Allman.

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Episode 3

Swing

Tue, Oct 14, 2008 60 mins

When Stabler gets a call to help catch a trespasser, he's shocked when the clues lead him to a suspect in his own family: his daughter Kathleen (Allison Siko). Things get so bad that he seeks help from his estranged mother (Ellen Burstyn) as he tries to save his daughter.

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Episode 4

Lunacy

Tue, Oct 21, 2008 60 mins

A famous astronaut is found dead in Battery Park. The investigation hits a dead end, so Stabler seeks help from an old mentor, Dick Finley, a NASA astronaut and former colleague of the victim.

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Episode 5

Retro

Tue, Oct 28, 2008 60 mins

Benson and Stabler seek Warner's help while investigating a case of a baby with AIDS, and soon the investigation points them toward a homeopathic doctor (Martin Mull) with questionable ethics who had prescribed ineffective vitamins for the baby.

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Episode 6

Babes

Tue, Nov 11, 2008 60 mins

Stabler and Munch go to a high school to investigate the death of a student and come across a chastity club and a group of girls involved in a pregnancy pact. Max Matarazzo: Jesse McCartney.

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Episode 7

Wildlife

Tue, Nov 18, 2008 60 mins

Stabler goes undercover to break up an animal-smuggling ring, and he gets help from a group insider, hip-hop artist Gots Money (Big Boi). However, this assignment leads to complications in Stabler's marriage.

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Episode 8

Persona

Tue, Nov 25, 2008 60 mins

Benson tries to help a woman (Clea DuVall) who's the victim of spousal abuse, going so far as to hide in a stairway to protect her. While hiding, Benson uncovers another, long-buried crime. Jonah Malcolm: Mike Farrell. Linnie Malcolm: Brenda Blethyn.

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Episode 9

PTSD

Tue, Dec 2, 2008 60 mins

A marine who is pregnant with her rapist's child goes missing, and Benson and Greylek fight to keep the case in SVU when a Navy commander tries to take over. Benson then starts to have flashbacks to her sexual assault, so she gets Fin to help her with the investigation.

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Episode 10

Smut

Tue, Dec 9, 2008 60 mins

Benson and Stabler struggle to find evidence to incarcerate a rape suspect because his victims, who are in pornographic videos he made, suffer from memory loss regarding the attacks. To get testimony, they must remind the victims of the assaults. Eric Lutz: Michael Trucco.

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Episode 11

Stranger

Tue, Jan 6, 2009 60 mins

A teenage girl (Ellen Woglom) returns home to her family after being kidnapped four years prior. As Benson and Stabler work with her to jog her memory about her abduction, they find holes in her story.

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Episode 12

Hothouse

Tue, Jan 13, 2009 60 mins

After a teenage girl is found dead, Benson goes undercover as a madam to catch a sex trafficker. Then detectives learn the girl was a child prodigy, not a prostitute, and the investigation leads them to her gambling-addict father.

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Episode 13

Snatched

Tue, Feb 3, 2009 60 mins

When a young girl is kidnapped, her mother points detectives in the direction of her ex-con former husband (Ron Eldard), but soon info comes to light that the girl's grandfather (Dabney Coleman) is a master thief with many enemies. However, the elderly man can't help much because he has severe Alzheimer's.

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Episode 14

Transitions

Tue, Feb 17, 2009 60 mins

A man is found badly beaten in a strip-club parking lot, and the slim evidence found at the scene has detectives questioning the club's dancers before they turn their attention toward the victim's ex-wife and 13-year-old transgender son.

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Episode 15

Lead

Tue, Mar 10, 2009 60 mins

After a pediatrician is found guilty of molesting his patients, he sues the NYPD and a medical center, claiming they hesitated to take legal action. When he turns up dead, Stabler and Benson are surprised to see Alex Cabot (Stephanie March) at the scene.

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Episode 16

Ballerina

Tue, Mar 17, 2009 60 mins

While investigating a triple homicide, Benson and Stabler get assistance from a former dancer who is now a strip-club owner, as well as from her nephew. When the prime suspect dies, the focus shifts to a vigilante.

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Episode 17

Hell

Tue, Mar 31, 2009 60 mins

A young rape victim whose throat was cut draws a picture of the devil in an attempt to identify her attacker. While investigating the crime, detectives question a local priest (Robert Wisdom) whom neighbors claim is a devil worshipper.

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Episode 18

Baggage

Tue, Apr 7, 2009 60 mins

Fin and Stabler link the murder of a rising artist to another unsolved homicide, and then they see a pattern possibly connecting these cases to those of a serial killer that another detective (Delroy Lindo) has been searching for and whose cases he's become territorial over. Patrice Larue: Jeri Ryan. Alan Fewkes: John Ashton.

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Episode 19

Selfish

Tue, Apr 28, 2009 60 mins

A woman (Gail O'Grady) reports the disappearance of her 2-year-old granddaughter, but an Amber Alert fails to yield progress. Detectives then shift their focus to the girl's irresponsible young mother (Hilary Duff), who becomes their prime suspect.

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Episode 20

Crush

Tue, May 5, 2009 60 mins

A teenage girl (Carly Schroeder) is beaten up after sending out nude photos of herself via text message. She then gets arrested for producing and distributing child pornography, and faces a harsh sentence from a judge (Swoosie Kurtz).

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Episode 21

Liberties

Tue, May 19, 2009 60 mins

A plaintiff seeking a restraining order provokes an odd request from a judge (Alan Dale): He wants detectives to question a convicted serial killer about his son's kidnapping, which occurred 30 years ago.

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Episode 22

Zebras

Tue, Jun 2, 2009 60 mins

In the 10th-season finale, the discovery of a tourist's body in Central Park leads detectives to question a former artist (Nick Stahl). Finn and Munch then try to keep tabs on him, but he loses the pair, so Munch seeks help from his ex-wife (Carol Kane).

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