Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12

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Wednesday 9:00 PM on NBC Premiered Sep 20, 1999 In Season

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Episode Guide

  • Smoked
    Episode 24
    5/18/11
    7.8
    When the key witness in a high-profile rape case is murdered while shopping with her daughter, Detectives Benson and Stabler are brought in to investigate because it is their case that is now in jeopardy. Unfortunately, as their investigation gets closer to the truth, it will put everyone at the precinct in jeopardy.moreless
  • Delinquent
    Episode 23
    5/11/11
    8.7
    A naked teenage boy found asleep in a woman's bed puts Detectives Benson and Stabler on the hunt for what turns out to be a possessive mother who has a "reasonable" excuse for his every misbehavior. As they attempt to ferret the truth out of the manipulative teenager, a bigger truth may await them.moreless
  • Bang
    Episode 22
    5/4/11
    7.6
    When Benson and Stabler find an abandoned baby, their investigation leads them to a nanny with a boyfriend who has something to hide.
  • Reparations
    Episode 21
    4/6/11
    8.2
    Two high-powered attorneys face each other across the aisle when Casey Novak returns to the team, and Joe Dekker takes a leave of absence from his Los Angeles duties after his cousin is charged with rape. Dekker's unwavering belief in his cousin's innocence and a court disturbance, however, make Novak and Stabler take another look at the evidence, which leads them to someone playing a very long game in the name of hatred.moreless
  • Totem
    Episode 20
    3/30/11
    8.9
    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a child's sexual abuse and murder, finally realizing that to find their suspect will require the special consultation of Dr. Cap Jackson.
  • Bombshell
    Episode 19
    3/23/11
    7.5
    Detectives Benson and Stabler go undercover as a married couple looking to spice up their love life in a swingers' club in order to locate suspects in the death of a man found brutally stabbed.
  • Bully
    Episode 18
    2/23/11
    7.3
    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a woman found murdered in her apartment above an art gallery.
  • Pursuit
    Episode 17
    2/16/11
    8.2
    Benson and Tutuola are called in to investigate when crusading TV host Alicia Harding's quest to find her sister's abductor becomes dangerous. ADA Paxton gets involved, but she may not be entirely objective. And as Harding nears closure, she will put someone's life at risk.
  • Spectacle
    Episode 16
    2/9/11
    7.7
    Detectives Stabler and Tutuola investigate when a rapist videotapes his attack and uses his university's dedicated web feed to broadcast it to every user, exposing his victim to the public.
  • Flight
    Episode 15
    2/2/11
    8.3
    Detectives Benson and Stabler are frustrated by the justice system when it seems their prime suspect in the case of a sexually abused teenager with PTSD may be able to buy his way out of a conviction with his high-priced lawyer and manipulations.
  • Dirty
    Episode 14
    1/19/11
    7.3
    A Brooklyn ADA plunges to her death from off a parking garage, and Benson is suspicious of the first detective on the scene, which has been compromised. As her investigation continues, she turns to a familiar face in the US Attorney's office for assistance.
  • Mask
    Episode 13
    1/12/11
    8.9
    When a woman is raped by a masked man with her domestic partner tied on the bed beside them, Benson and Stabler try to identify the man. Ann Jackson is left in critical condition, but her partner remembers details that strike a chord in Ann's father's memory. Unfortunately, Captain Jackson is a psychiatrist who invokes privilege, which leaves Benson and Stabler to investigate the doctor and what turns out to be quite a colorful and dissolute history.moreless
  • Possessed
    Episode 12
    1/5/11
    8.5
    A young woman's assault leaves clues to a hidden past that might help solve her case. Benson and Stabler find an elderly man who might assist, but in the end it will come down to who holds the evidence.
  • Pop
    Episode 11
    1/5/11
    8.8
    Benson and Stabler investigate the beating death of a young boy whose body was abandoned on a carousel. Initially suspecting a school bully, their leads eventually send them to a gambling ring and a shocking twist to the case.
  • Rescue
    Episode 10
    12/1/10
    8.5
    A rape case happens to turn up Vivian Arliss' name, and Benson, who has not given up trying to find Calvin's mother, wants on the investigation. When Cragen gives it to Tutuola and Munch instead, she will risk her job, defying his orders, because of the bond forming between her and Calvin.moreless
  • Gray
    Episode 9
    11/17/10
    8.3
    Stabler's participation in a Take Back the Night rally at Kathleen's campus results in an extra case for him and Benson when a student claims she was raped. Unfortunately, the case turns out to be a "he said-she said" type with little evidence. Enter Sonya Paxton, and it can only get more complicated.moreless
  • Penetration
    Episode 8
    11/10/10
    8.8
    Benson and Stabler are investigating the rape of Agent Dana Lewis when suddenly she no longer cooperates and cites her undercover assignment as the reason. Frustration leads to the detectives joining her operation, which is protesting the plans to build a mosque at Ground Zero – at least that is what is supposed to be happening.moreless
  • Trophy
    Episode 7
    11/3/10
    8.0
    Benson and Stabler investigate the rape and murder of a woman whose body is found at an industrial laundry facility. The detectives quickly catch up with the prime suspect, but the case ends up to be much more complicated than they thought when evidence of a serial killer is revealed and more victims are found. Meanwhile, Benson's attempt to locate a witness ends with a procedural misstep that will change her life.moreless
  • Branded
    Episode 6
    10/20/10
    8.6
    The detectives investigate a case where two men have been raped and forever marked by a depraved lunatic, but as they search for a connection between the victims and the perpetrator it becomes clear there's also a link between the victims as well.
  • Wet
    Episode 5
    10/13/10
    7.1
    When a strait-laced woman is found dead in a fountain after a night on the town, Detectives Benson and Stabler have a hard time putting together a clear picture of the victim. After the tox results are returned, suspicion falls on a professor at a local college with radical politics and equally radical ways to make his points. The question is, how much danger will the detectives put themselves in as long as they make their case against him?moreless
  • Merchandise
    Episode 4
    10/6/10
    8.9
    Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a teenaged girl involved in a hit-and-run accident after Dr. Warner rules her death was a homicide based on signs of malnutrition and a recent delivery. When the evidence leads them to a human trafficking operation, however, they contact an old colleague whose promotion has given her some influence. Elsewhere, Captain Cragen becomes increasingly frustrated with the deteriorating condition at his precinct.moreless
  • Behave
    Episode 3
    9/29/10
    9.0
    Detectives Benson and Stabler find their hands tied when a victim of multiple rapes refuses the rape kit because of the terror of her circumstances. Benson is determined to help, and sets out to find another way, but her research reveals that there are thousands of untested rape kits across the nation. Appalled, she still presses forward with the investigation, finally unearthing a lead in Los Angeles that might see some peace for her victim.moreless
  • Bullseye
    Episode 2
    9/22/10
    7.7
    The rape of a 10-year-old girl is so brutal it leaves her unable to recall her own name. Unfortunately, once Fin assists with the ID, the detectives find she's not the only one with memory impairment, and Dr. Huang is brought in to assess her home situation. The case becomes more complicated when Erik Weber reappears and inserts himself where he does not belong, although he may be their only lead, with potentially explosive consequences.moreless
  • Locum
    Episode 1
    9/22/10
    9.0
    Benson and Stabler are pulled between suspects when they are called to the home of a missing 10-year-old girl by her adoptive, but controlling, parents. Believing she ran away to meet a man with whom she was friends on the internet, suspicion turns towards Erik Weber whose expressed interest in Benson surprisingly strikes a spark. Then a mystery from the parents' past is revealed, and a girl's life hangs in the balance.moreless