A home invasion turns violent and Benson tries to halt it, but she gets taken hostage instead.
A bored Holmes forces his investigative services onto Watson when she tries to locate a woman who has been missing for five years. The only clue is the smell of nutmeg at the site of her disappearance. Meanwhile, Joan's bond with her long-distance boyfriend is tested when a man from her past reappears and asks for her help.moreless
The detectives go up against a defense attorney whose skilled decimation of their watertight rape case brings the bureau chief to the prosecution table.