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.
The team's new Number is their youngest: a 10-year-old girl who may be a spy. Meanwhile, Carter continues her hunt for HR.
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
The men come home but one is hurt. Holly is happy to have Tim home as he tries to adjust to life at home. Quincy’s army career could be over due to injury as his wife has to make money last. Gloria thinks her husband is gravely wounded goes to welcome back causing Patrick pain. Joan’s decision about the Army War College could end her marriage.
The Machine becomes increasingly erratic because of the computer virus, and Reese and Finch must find an elusive tech millionaire. Meawhile, Carter puts herself at risk when she tries to find Cal's killer.moreless
The newest Number is a famous cardiologist, but by the time Reese gets to the man, it's too late: he's already been given a slow-acting irreversible poison. While Reese and the doctor try to track down the man who poisoned him, Carter has a tough decision to make when IAB moves in on Fusco for the murder of his partner a year ago.moreless
While Carter tries to determine if her boyfriend is working with HR or not, Finch infiltrates a tech corporation to determine if their new Number is trying to help the company or hurt it.moreless
Denise decides to watch some children for a few army wives and later has to deal with the trouble they get into. Jackie worries that Kevin may be going back to work too soon meanwhile Joan gets some orders that she may not like. As news of an explosion travels through Fort Marshall Denise must not only find out exactly what happened but try to provide some comfort and reassurance that everybody is OK.moreless
While Carter deals with corruption within her own department, Reese and Finch help an elderly gambler and try to figure out why the mob wants him dead.