Law and Order - Special Victims Unit
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Law and Order - Special Victims Unit
First Aired: September 20th, 1999
Status: Continuing
Genre: Drama, Crime
Air Time: Wednesday, 09:00 PM
Network: NBC
Summary: Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, this hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's "Law & Order" brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. As acting commander of the SVU, Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all. She leads with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past as a product of rape, and her future as mother to a young child, both of which influence the way she relates to each victim in need of help.
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American Dream
Air Date: May 24th, 2017
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Season 18
Episode 1: Terrorized
Air Date: September 21st, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: A young boy is found wandering alone in Central Park and the search for his parents leads to startling evidence of a planned mass casualty event in the city. As the SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to find the suspects and the motive, Lt. Benson must also convince Barba to address allegations of rape and torture the boy's mother discloses.
Making a Rapist
Episode 2: Making a Rapist
Air Date: September 28th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.
Episode 3: Imposter
Air Date: October 5th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: When a man uses a false identity to lure a vulnerable married woman to bed, Barba thinks the evidence amounts to rape.
Heightened Emotions
Episode 4: Heightened Emotions
Air Date: October 12nd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: A sexually assaulted athlete's double life could destroy her Olympic career and ruin the case against her attacker; Rollins sister is released from prison on parole.
Rape Interrupted
Episode 5: Rape Interrupted
Air Date: October 26th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: A sergeant makes Benson choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.
Broken Rhymes
Episode 6: Broken Rhymes
Air Date: November 9th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: A record label CEO and his protégé are questioned for their involvement in the assault of a transgender student.
Episode 7: Next Chapter
Air Date: January 4th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: The SVU team investigates a woman has been sexually assaulted by a masked man, but she believes the rapist is the same man who went to jail for stalking her. Meanwhile, Tucker contemplates retirement and a future with Benson.
Chasing Theo
Episode 8: Chasing Theo
Air Date: January 11st, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: A 6 year-old boy disappears from his bed in the midst of a wild, drug-fueled party thrown by his mother. With a child's life on the line, the case causes Benson to scrutinize her own role as a mother.
Episode 9: Decline and Fall
Air Date: January 18th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: The powerful family of a retail empire closes ranks when a bartender accuses one of their own of rape.
Episode 10: Motherly Love
Air Date: February 8th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: In the series 400th episode, a teenaged boy uses a rifle to stop an assault on his mother, but soon learns the target was someone he knows.
Episode 11: Great Expectations
Air Date: February 15th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: The SVU investigates the players of a top youth hockey team after a vicious locker room hazing.
Episode 12: No Surrender
Air Date: February 22nd, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Fin revisits his military roots when a fellow Army Ranger struggles to recover from a sexual assault.
Episode 13: Genes
Air Date: March 22nd, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: An investigation hits a nerve with Benson when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape.
Episode 14: Net Worth
Air Date: March 29th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: A top-level investment banker accuses her billionaire client of rape.
Episode 15: Know It All
Air Date: April 5th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: A man under investigation for rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of those working the case.
Episode 16: The Newsroom
Air Date: April 26th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Benson and Barba ask witnesses to put their jobs on the line after a news anchor makes an on-air disclosure of rape against her boss.
Episode 17: Real Fake News
Air Date: May 3rd, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: A congressman falsely accused of soliciting underage girls asks SVU to debunk the rumor, but the investigation leads to a real sex trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Benson and Rollins become the targets of a salacious website.
Episode 18: Spellbound
Air Date: May 10th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: The SVU investigates a charismatic spiritual healer when a client claims he incapacitated and assaulted her using hypnosis.
Episode 19: Conversion
Air Date: May 17th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: When a young woman is raped by a member of her church group, Barba must argue that the First Amendment doesn't entitle a person to break the law.
Episode 20: American Dream
Air Date: May 24th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: In part one of the season finale, a hate crime against a Muslim family results in the death of their daughter. When a crucial witness in the case is deported, Barba is forced to drop the charges against a suspect, and tensions rise between communities on opposing sides of the case.
Episode 21: Sanctuary
Air Date: May 24th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: In the conclusion of the season finale, the unexpected release of a suspect in a hate crime case leaves Benson and Barba caught between two families seeking justice for their loved ones. As public protests escalate to violence, Benson goes to desperate lengths to make an arrest.