A boy found in Central Park triggers an investigation into a possible planned mass-casualty incident. As the SVU and the joint-terrorism task force follow leads to determine the motive and the terrorists, Benson is left to persuade Barba to bring charges against the man who raped the boy's mother.moreless
Frank is shocked when a family scandal erupts on the day of the Primary.
Frank makes a gamble to solve an international crisis.
Donald Blythe turns to Claire for advice on the situation with Russia.
While Claire and the Secretary of State disagree about the way forward, Dunbar has a decision to make.
Frank starts looking for his future VP and seeks a way to weaken Conway
While Claire has an important family to attend to, Frank must deal with threat to his candidacy.
A teenager who says she was raped challenges SVU to prove the case against her attacker, who maintains he didn't touch her unwillingly.
Hanzee searches for Peggy and Ed while Dodd ends up in unfamiliar territory.
Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself. Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next and Lou is sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.
Floyd responds to Kansas City's proposal; Hanzee takes a road trip; and Lou comes to a realization.
The Gerhardts get an unexpected offer and two surprising murderers try to clean up their mess.
In part one of the two-part 17th-season opener, the team again tangles with Gregory Yates. The unit investigates when a body washes ashore at the serial killer's burial site, but Rollins' attempt to coax a confession from him yields nothing but devastating information that rocks the squad.moreless
The team's new Number is a psychologist whose unorthodox technique for helping his patients find closure puts him at risk. Meanwhile, in the past Finch tries to deal with the trauma of losing his best friend Nathan.moreless
While Frank is concerned with his plummeting approval ratings, Claire sets her sights on being Ambassador to the U.N. and Doug tries to deal with his injuries.
While Frank goes on television in a bid to avoid being de-selected as the Presidential nomination, Claire's Congressional confirmation hearing for the U.N. job doesn't go smoothly.
With Congress unwilling to fund his America Works program, Frank but look for money elsewhere.
When Frank and Claire visit Moscow, not everything goes entirely to plan.
In an attempt to fix the cracks growing in their relationship, Frank and Claire renew their vows.
Having plundered the federal disaster relief budget to fund America Works, a hurricane heading for the Eastern Seaboard causes multiple headaches for Frank.
Claire's peace plan is in shatters after a group of Russian soldiers are apparently killed in an explosion. Meanwhile, Doug is told that Rachel is dead, which causes him to hit the bottle.moreless
Benson and Fin work together to save a woman whose abuse by her boyfriend shows up on a security tape. As a last ditch effort, they ask ADA Barba for assistance. Meanwhile, Amaro and Rollins are affected by the case.moreless
Detective Olivia Benson is back with her dedicated team to solve some of the NYPD's most complex and harrowing cases.
Benson is investigated following William Lewis' death, and a prosecutor convenes a grand jury and calls for her arrest. While two lieutenants advise Benson to save her career at all costs, she wrestles with what's the right thing to do.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