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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 Episodes

23 Episodes 2014 - 2015

In the 16th season of this crime drama, Det. Dominick "Sonny" Carisi (Peter Scanavino) joins the squad and gets off to a rough start. Meanwhile, life as a foster mother is not easy for Benson (Mariska Hargitay) when baby Noah's life is put in jeopardy after Amaro (Danny Pino) does some undercover work linked to Noah's deceased biological mother. Further problems arise when the identity of Noah's father is discovered. Benson's professional life grows more complicated as well, thanks to pressure from William Dodds (Peter Gallagher), the newly appointed deputy chief. Guest stars this season include Marcia Cross as a wife accused of sexually abusing her elderly husband; Rob Morrow as a headline-grabbing TV host; and Harry Hamlin as the deputy chief in Atlanta—and a man with a past connection to Rollins (Kelli Giddish).

Episode 1

Girls Disappeared

Wed, Sep 24, 2014 60 mins

In the 16th-season opener, Benson adjusts to being a foster mom to baby Noah, whose life is in jeopardy after Amaro does some undercover work linked to Noah's deceased biological mother. Meanwhile, a new addition to the squad has a rough start.

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Episode 2

American Disgrace

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 60 mins

A basketball player is accused of rape, and then other alleged victims come forward, but Benson and Carisi clash over whether the women's stories are all valid. Meanwhile, the investigation results in Rollins visiting her old precinct in Atlanta, which stirs up memories for her.

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Episode 3

Producer's Backend

Wed, Oct 8, 2014 60 mins

A starlet tries to use her charms to get out of an arrest, but Amaro proves unflappable, earning him a spot back on the SVU squad. The same starlet is later charged with statutory rape, prompting a curious Benson to investigate the actress's own past.

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Episode 4

Holden's Manifesto

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 60 mins

Police look for a manifesto created by a bike messenger who recounted his troubles with women in a video diary. Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief of SVU expresses doubts about Benson's leadership abilities as she juggles work and motherhood.

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Episode 5

Pornstar's Requiem

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 60 mins

A college student becomes a pornography star, and then she is sexually assaulted by some classmates who confuse fantasy with reality. When the case goes to court, the victim lands in the hot seat as questioning gets underway.

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Episode 6

Glasgowman's Wrath

Wed, Nov 5, 2014 60 mins

Three girls enter the woods, and two of them vanish while the third gets injured during their quest to find the mythical Glasgowman. As the search for the suspect gets underway, Benson attempts to separate stories of fantasy from reality.

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Episode 7

Chicago Crossover

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 60 mins

Police from Chicago work with the squad to track a child-pornography victim, and together they follow a lead about a live-streamed pornography club. However, the case risks being derailed when tension erupts between Benson and the visiting sergeant.

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Episode 8

Spousal Privilege

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 60 mins

A domestic-violence dispute involving a sportscaster and his girlfriend is uncovered on security-camera footage from a parking garage, but the girlfriend is reluctant to seek legal help because she doesn't want her family to break apart.

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Episode 9

Pattern Seventeen

Wed, Dec 10, 2014 60 mins

A serial rapist strikes, attacking young, petite girls during the early morning. Rollins finds a pattern between these assaults and some rape cases she worked on back in Atlanta, but the rape kits for those were never tested. Meanwhile, a judge threatens to remove Noah from Benson's home.

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Episode 10

Forgiving Rollins

Wed, Jan 7, 2015 60 mins

Rollins' old boss from Atlanta visits New York City along with his newest detective, who is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom. The rookie detective makes a rape claim, but then she recants it, leading Rollins to face a dark part of her own past.

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Episode 11

Agent Provocateur

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 60 mins

A teenager is found raped and left for dead after attending a party hosted by a movie star. Soon, missing security footage from the party turns up on a Web site run by a gossip mogul, whose refusal to share the source material lands him in court.

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Episode 12

Padre Sandunguero

Wed, Jan 21, 2015 60 mins

Amaro's estranged father is arrested at his own wedding after a fight erupts, and Amaro becomes a witness in a case involving family secrets.

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Episode 13

Decaying Morality

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 60 mins

A teenager claims she was raped in a pizzeria bathroom, but there's little evidence found, so the suspect is released. Not pleased, the teen's emotional father decides to take the law into his own hands.

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Episode 14

Intimidation Game

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 60 mins

A woman launches a video game amid death threats in the male-dominated gaming community, and a crime scene unfurls at a big video-game convention when one of her female employees is assaulted.

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Episode 15

Undercover Mother

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 60 mins

A mother works as a madam to find her daughter, and this leads her to help an undercover Carisi, who's trying to take down a sex-trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Benson gets some life-changing news.

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Episode 16

December Solstice

Wed, Feb 25, 2015 60 mins

A woman is accused of abusing her elderly husband, who's a famous author, and his health and his fortune become the focal points of a battle between his wife and his daughters from previous marriages. Meanwhile, Barba defies his grandmother's wishes.

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Episode 17

Parole Violations

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 60 mins

Carisi's future brother-in-law makes a rape accusation against his female parole officer, forcing Carisi to investigate whether his sister's fiancé is telling the truth or allowing his old bad habits to resurface.

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Episode 18

Devastating Story

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 60 mins

A college student makes a rape accusation in a TV interview, claiming she was gang raped at a fraternity house. Her story casts a national spotlight on sexual assault on college campuses, but her legal case is difficult for Barba to prove.

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Episode 19

Granting Immunity

Wed, Apr 8, 2015 60 mins

A measles outbreak delays arrests in a case involving pornographic photos taken by teenagers at a party. Meanwhile, Benson discovers that some kids' medical records may have been falsified after Noah gets measles; Amaro leans upsetting news about his son.

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Episode 20

Daydream Believer

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 60 mins

A Chicago crime resembles a decade-old New York City case, so police from Chicago arrive and team up with the squad to track down a suspect they had to release earlier.

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Episode 21

Perverted Justice

Wed, May 6, 2015 60 mins

A woman wants to recant her testimony in an incest case from when she was a child and free her father from prison, but the judge won't reopen the case. The squad then turn to retired Capt. Cragen, whose memories of the investigation may help.

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Episode 22

Parents' Nightmare

Wed, May 13, 2015 60 mins

A little boy is kidnapped from school and a ransom request is made. Detectives soon uncover that the boy knew his abductor, but friction between his parents impedes the investigation. Meanwhile, Benson must take an exam to formalize her promotion.

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Episode 23

Surrendering Noah

Wed, May 20, 2015 60 mins

In the 16th-season finale, Noah's biological father is put on trial for a number of crimes, and Benson worries about Noah's safety when his adoption becomes intertwined with the case.

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