A 6-year-old vanishes in the middle of a wild party his mother was hosting, and the search for the child leads Benson to reflect on her own role as a parent.
A masked man rapes a woman, and she believes he's the same criminal who stalked her in the past. Meanwhile, Tucker ponders his retirement and his future with Benson.
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 SVU squad investigates and becomes part of a dating reality series when a contestant claims she was raped.
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 sexual exploitation case involving Catholic schoolgirls results in surprising charges against people in esteemed leadership positions, including judges, lawmakers, lawyers and cops.
Det. Rollins' undercover case involving child pornography reveals a surprising suspect who is willing to use his power to subvert justice.
A home invasion turns violent and Benson tries to halt it, but she gets taken hostage instead.
When another precinct shoots an unarmed black man, an eruption of racial tensions affects the NYPD's duties. As demands for justice become louder and more forceful, Barba faces pressure to indict three officers who claim they are not responsible, as they only followed the department's standard procedure.moreless
Barba and Benson's case involving Noah's biological father threatens Benson and Noah's future.
A little boy is kidnapped from school and a ransom request is made. Detectives soon uncover that the boy knew his abductor, but friction between his parents impedes the investigation. Meanwhile, Benson must take an exam to formalize her promotion.moreless
Natalie must enlist an outsider for help finding important information on Black Dagger; while Alex and Sam plan a risky sting operation to capture an SVR Operative. Katya and Mark follow the money trail for Black Dagger, but needs Alex to use the Task Force in order to find the rest of Black Dagger's money trail.moreless
Alex teams with his family for the greater good. FBI is looking for a mole, including a lie detector for the twitchy Alex. Victor working new angles to spy on the O'Connors.
Katya, Mark and the SVR race Alex and the FBI for an encrypted laptop hidden in Philly city hall.
Amaro's estranged father is arrested at his own wedding after a fight erupts, and Amaro becomes a witness in a case involving family secrets.
A starlet tries to use her charms to get out of an arrest, but Amaro proves unflappable, earning him a spot back on the SVU squad. The same starlet is later charged with statutory rape, prompting a curious Benson to investigate the actress's own past.moreless
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
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
The Machine gives the team a new Number: Simmons, the corrupt HR officer that murdered one of their own. Meanwhile, Finch tries to stop a friend from going too far in their quest for vengeance.moreless
The Machine gives Finch Reese's Number as HR puts out a contract on the "Man in the Suit."
The Machine gives the team 38 Numbers, and they realize that someone is pitting HR against their Russian Mob allies with the intention to set off a war. Meanwhile, Carter's past with her ex-husband is revealed.moreless
The Machine gives Finch and Reese the Number of a hypnotherapist who is using his craft for personal gain. Meanwhile, Carter gets a lead on an antiquities dealer who could give her the means to bring down HR.moreless
While Reese and Finch deal with a new Number, Root abducts Sam to force her to help on a mission for The Machine.