A single mom gets arrested for child endangerment because she leaves her daughter home alone. However, Benson suspects the mother's actions are based on fear and not neglect, and Dr. Lindstrom uncovers the woman's own repressed memories of being abused.moreless
A performance at a local university puts a comedian in SVU's sights after two students are beaten by his fans. Although the comic cannot be arrested, the DA tells Benson she can try to link him to other crimes. When the unit finds one, though, competing versions hinder the case. Elsewhere, a detective from Chicago's Intelligence Unit asks for assistance on her case.moreless
Jake is shocked to learn that Amy might leave the Nine-Nine to work at the Special Crimes unit with his nemesis "The Vulture." Meanwhile, Terry and Captain Holt attempt to make the workplace more efficient.moreless
Detective Amaro shoots a 14-year-old boy while backing up a uniformed officer, and the new Mayor makes him an example of the new crack-down on police brutality. Meanwhile, Cragen has a surprise announcement.moreless
William Lewis' trial forces Benson to relive her ordeal and endure exposing personal details for the defense.
After Rollins' friend makes a complaint of rape against her lover, the woman's unusual sex life makes everyone doubt her story. After the charges are dropped, the situation escalates to murder and Rollins' personal life is up for dissection when she takes the witness stand.moreless
At Munch's retirement party, Benson receives a text message from Sarah Walsh -- two years after being raped, Sarah believes she has been raped again. Clues lead the team to a suspect with a huge cyber presence.moreless
Jake tries to exact revenge on another unit for stealing his case. Meanwhile, Captain Holt and Gina take Terry to a shooting range to help him get re-certified to carry a gun.
An officer from the 12th precinct makes accusations of fraud and cover-ups against his precinct, but the results of his charges end up with him committed to a psych ward. The Internal Affairs Bureau asks SVU to assist in their investigation, and sends in Cassidy undercover. Cassidy's life may be in danger, though, when someone at the 12th wants to keep the status quo.moreless
William Lewis holds Benson in captivity while the squad desperately searches for clues to her location. As days pass by, it seems more and more unlikely they will find her in time. Then a string of rapes and murders gives them hope and finally a trail to follow.moreless
Detective Benson's life is ultimately endangered after Detective Rollin's standard arrest of a flasher spirals out of control.
Bart Ganzel's trial finally hits the docket, but a complication in the form of a rape charge against Detective Cassidy may derail the case completely. When the trial turns against Cassidy, Barry Querns dips into his bag of tricks to set the case aright. The surprise, though, is on Detective Amaro.moreless
Liz tries to get Criss to want a family once she runs into Dennis.
The team attempts to rally behind Captain Cragen after he comes under investigation for the death of the escort beside whose body he awoke. Unfortunately, they are hampered by an aggressive district attorney and a replacement captain whose management style differs greatly from Cragen's.moreless
The team investigates the death of an underage escort who died during a raucous bachelor party with VIP guests. The trail uncovers publicity-shy attendees, a fight for supremacy between two escort services and an old friend of the squad.moreless
Dennis pops up to spoil Liz's day with Criss. Jack applies capitalist principles to a strategy game played by the TGS writing staff to prove he's still got his business edge. Hazel tries to keep Tracy and Jenna civil to one another.moreless
Frank and Tracy try to find a Valentine's Day date for Lutz. Liz and Criss test their relationship by shopping together at IKEA. Jack and Avery's mother hope to secure Avery's release from North Korea. Jenna needs Pete to produce her live performance on America's Kidz Got Singing. Kenneth shows Hazel around the TGS area.moreless
With TGS facing imminent cancellation, Jack asks Hank Hooper to allow them to do their 100th episode as a final chance to prove they deserve a place on the air. Meanwhile, a gas leak threatens the production, Jack questions if he's been all he could be, Tracy tries to lose his newfound public respect, and Jenna wonders if motherhood is for her.moreless
Needing a great episode to save the show, Liz deals with getting Tracy his confidence back and Dennis Duffy's return to her life. Meanwhile, Jack continues wondering if his life is on course, and Jenna relishes the prospect of the career boost motherhood could provide.moreless
Jack stages pre-made telethons for disaster relief. Angie's reality show camera crew follows Tracy around the TGS studios, and Liz hopes to use the camera's presence to force him into working harder. Lutz fibs to make himself indespensable.moreless
After Cromartie kidnaps Charley's wife, Sarah must weigh the consequences of rescuing her against the risk to John. When it turns out Cromartie has expertly baited a trap, though, survival may not be possible. Meanwhile, John baits Cameron by spending time with Riley, but the strategy backfires when he needs her assistance.moreless