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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 2006 - 2007

In the eighth season of this crime drama, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) temporarily leaves the squad to assist Dana Lewis (Marcia Gay Harden) and the FBI with some undercover work, so Stabler (Christopher Meloni) partners up with Det. Dani Beck (Connie Nielsen). Meanwhile, Munch (Richard Belzer) has an unexpected reunion with his uncle (Jerry Lewis), a man who's now homeless; Benson discovers she has a half brother; and Stabler hears some unexpected news from his wife. Guest stars include Tim Daly as a preacher and Blair Underwood as a man involved in a bitter divorce.

Episode 1

Informed

Tue, Sep 19, 2006 60 mins

In the Season 8 premiere, a young woman 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.

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Episode 2

Clock

Tue, Sep 26, 2006 60 mins

The detectives investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl with Turner's syndrome, a genetic disorder that contributed to her being teased and bullied by students at her school.

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Episode 3

Recall

Tue, Oct 3, 2006 60 mins

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: Leslie Caron. Forensics Tech Ryan O'Halloran: Mike Doyle.

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Episode 4

Uncle

Tue, Oct 10, 2006 60 mins

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 Stabler discover his collection of newspaper clippings on sex crimes.

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Episode 5

Confrontation

Tue, Oct 17, 2006 59 mins

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 Dani's husband dies, and the other murderer tries to contact her from prison.

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Episode 6

Infiltrated

Tue, Oct 31, 2006 60 mins

Benson's testimony is needed as Assistant District Attorney Novak tries to convict a brutal rapist. The trouble is that Benson, who's still in Oregon posing undercover as eco-terrorist Persephone James, has her own legal woes to deal with after a cocky deputy assaults her and she's questioned by a sheriff about a pharmaceutical employee's murder.

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Episode 7

Underbelly

Tue, Nov 14, 2006 60 mins

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 Williams. Belinda "Passion" Holt: Charlie Ray. Sister Peg: Charlayne Woodard. Judge Cohen: David Lipman.

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Episode 8

Cage

Tue, Nov 21, 2006 60 mins

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 future with the Special Victims Unit. Det. Dani Beck: Connie Nielsen. Dr. Rieff: Ken Howard.

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Episode 9

Choreographed

Tue, Nov 28, 2006 59 mins

Stabler becomes involved in a murder case that leads to revelations of infidelity and obsession among a group of friends, one of whom is the victim's husband (Chris Sarandon). Also, Stabler learns that Benson is back in town and asks for her help in the investigation. Glenn: Bob Saget. Naomi: Catherine Bell. Stella Danquiss: Bernadette Peters.

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Episode 10

Scheherezade

Tue, Jan 2, 2007 60 mins

Stabler agrees to hear the dying confession of a cancer patient named Judson Tierney (Brian Dennehy), but first he and Benson do some digging into what possible crime Tierney's guilty of and come up with an unsolved case that goes back 47 years. However, according to Tierney, that is merely the "tip of the iceberg." Sheila Tierney: Paget Brewster. Elizabeth Donnelly: Judith Light. Rita Colino: Victoria Wyndham. Mike Mollinax: John Doman.

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Episode 11

Burned

Tue, Jan 9, 2007 60 mins

Stabler and Benson are at odds over whom to believe in a "he said, she said" rape case involving a husband and wife in the middle of an extremely bitter child-custody dispute.

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Episode 12

Outsider

Tue, Jan 16, 2007 60 mins

Fin looks into an alleged rape at the college where his son, Ken, works. Fin is joined in his investigation by a Brooklyn SVU detective named Chester Lake (Adam Beach), who is working a strikingly similar case. Kal Penn. Ken Randall: Ernest Waddell.

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Episode 13

Loophole

Tue, Feb 6, 2007 60 mins

An anonymous letter leads to a child-pornography case, which puts stress on Benson, who develops medical symptoms similar to those exhibited by the victim and his mother.

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Episode 14

Dependent

Tue, Feb 13, 2007 59 mins

After a mob lawyer (Cary Elwes) is attacked and his wife brutally murdered, Benson and Stabler question their daughter. But her wild night of drunken partying leaves her unable to recall her actions, even though her father insists she was at the scene of the crime. Also, Stabler is charged with excessive force. Charlotte: Emily VanCamp. Ryan: Justin Klosky.

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Episode 15

Haystack

Tue, Feb 20, 2007 60 mins

After a woman is accused by an overzealous reporter of staging the kidnapping of her own child, she commits suicide, leaving detectives with few leads in the search for the baby. The case is emotionally draining for Stabler, who is drawn in by the despondent mother's past.

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Episode 16

Philadelphia

Tue, Feb 27, 2007 60 mins

Benson investigates a rape case outside her jurisdiction and must meet with a police psychologist (Mary Stuart Masterson) to discuss her recent actions that have led to tensions with Stabler. Capt. Julia Millfield: Kim Delaney.

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Episode 17

Sin

Tue, Mar 27, 2007 60 mins

A male prostitute's death leads detectives to a preacher whose family life is not as ideal as it seems. Jeb Curtis: Tim Daly. Hannah: Kathy Baker.

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Episode 18

Responsible

Tue, Apr 3, 2007 60 mins

A teen's drinking-related death leads to four honor students who host secret binge parties and communicate the details on their Web pages. So Stabler seeks help from his daughter to find out where the next party will be held.

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Episode 19

Florida

Tue, May 1, 2007 60 mins

Benson hears from her half-brother, who is on the run because of sexual-assault charges. He continues to claim his innocence but evidence keeps piling up against him, and Benson reluctantly agrees to help in the federal investigation.

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Episode 20

Annihilated

Tue, May 8, 2007 60 mins

The investigation of a bride-to-be's murder uncovers a man's double life of lies and a tragic turn in the case rattles Stabler, who then turns to his wife and children for comfort.

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Episode 21

Pretend

Tue, May 15, 2007 60 mins

A teen dies during what appears to be a play fight with his best friend, and the incident is caught on tape, but additional information sends the investigation in a different direction.

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Episode 22

Screwed

Tue, May 22, 2007 59 mins

Darius Parker (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) continues to cause problems for Tutuola when he returns to face trial for murder and hires an ex-cop as his lawyer. Meanwhile, Det. Chester Lake (Adam Beach) joins the SVU staff. Guest stars include Star Jones Reynolds, Steven Weber, Ernest Waddell, Vincent Spano, Judith Light and Michael Weston.

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