When a six year old boy is wounded in a shooting, the Detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called in when his mother abandons him in the ER. During the course of the investigation, they find that their mother had a history of giving false identification. Benson and Stabler find that she may have been on the run from her boyfriend, who is an abusive drug dealer. She was doing whatever she could in order to make sure that her children were protected from his destructive ways.
This was a good episode. Not one of my favorites but it was good none the less.