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
The team continues to investigate a case that involves the Catholic church, and some of the most powerful people in New York city. Meanwhile, Benson and Tucker deal with the fallout from their part of the investigation.moreless
A famous actor is arrested for rape, but then the charges are dropped due to lack of evidence. However, Rollins isn't satisfied with that and takes matters into her own hands.
Det. Rollins' undercover case involving child pornography reveals a surprising suspect who is willing to use his power to subvert justice.
A violinist is raped by her colleague, but he doesn't remember committing the crime and claims he was drugged and robbed by a hired escort. Meanwhile, Rollins' mother throws a baby shower for her; and Sgt. Mike Dodds reports to work at the SVU squad.moreless
A malnourished toddler is found wandering and leads police to another ill child from the same home. The investigation eventually lands the Department of Child Services in hot water. Meanwhile, Chief Dodds tells Benson to expect some changes at her squad.moreless
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.moreless
With Russian Vega Force assassins on their trail, Annie and McQuaid work together to escape Argentina. Belenko’s final plan is put into action. Political advisor Karen Coughlin approaches a seasoned Beltway insider with an opportunity to enter the political arena.moreless
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.moreless
Annie and McQuaid sneak into Russian territory to find Belenko while Auggie is involved in a confrontation resulting from unanswered questions from his past.
Annie works with a new ally after a surprising disclosure. Joan and McQuaid head out into the field.
Auggie believes Tony was murdered. Annie heads to Germany when Auggie discovers a German chemist that might be linked to the attacks on members of his former unit. Questions about Joan's time in the Balkans come up during an unplanned polygraph.moreless
Annie heads to Istanbul to find Belenko even as McQuaid's life hangs in the balance. Calder recruits a new asset in Sydney and Arthur assumes control at McQuaid Security.
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.moreless
The unit investigates a bike messenger who has a bad history with women, and then must find his manifesto before he commits another violence. Elsewhere, Benson faces criticism of her leadership and priorities by the new SVU deputy chief.moreless
In the midseason finale, Annie, against Auggie's wishes, aids McQuaid with a difficult mission. Hayley becomes more resolute in her hunt for the truth.
Without the CIA's support, Annie starts an undercover mission. Calder grills Auggie concerning a breach of protocol. McQuaid Security gets a new recruit.
Annie and Auggie delve into a theory about the attack on the CIA. Joan and Calder reach a resolution.
Annie heads to Azerbaijan with McQuaid to find an ex-CIA agent. Aggie acquires some disconcerting knowledge about a friend. Joan and Calder get into an argument.
Still undercover, Annie has her guard up when she accepts an invite to the Russian Embassy in Paris. Aggie endeavors to juggle more than one relationship. Joan sorts out details of Arthur's latest business trip.moreless
A mission in Paris is complicated by Auggie's past with a potential asset. Joan tries to play matchmaker for Calder, while Arthur heads abroad for his first operation with McQuaid Security.
Annie participates in a stakeout. The CIA discover that a member of the intelligence community might have leaked intel.
Annie and McQuaid join forces to get out of Venuzuela while Joan, Arthur and Caitlyn team up to extract them. Calder's secret affair assumes a new dimension.
Annie decides whether to work with McQuaid to apprehend a terrorist in Venezuela. The NCTC questions Auggie about an intelligence threat.
The Season 5 opener finds Annie and Auggie thinking about the future just as a connection from the past resurfaces and leads Annie on a race against time to prevent a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Elsewhere, tension mounts between Calder and Joan as they wait to see who will become the new boss; and Arthur thinks about a career in the private sector.moreless
Sketches include: Bobby Bottleservice and Peter Paparazzo fall on hard times, and Mikey loses his innocence on a special episode of "Wheels, Ontario".
While Calder returns to the States, Annie and Auggie focus on making Henry pay for his misdeeds and bringing him to justice.
Following a lead on Henry, Annie, Auggie and Calder travel to Hong Kong without CIA sanction. Joan and Arthur discover a traitor.