20 Best Law and Order SVU episodes

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Persona (2008)
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While trying to stop a case of domestic abuse, Benson crosses paths with a woman who has been a fugitive for over 30 years and claims that she was also a domestic abuse victim. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Crush (2009)
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Over the course of a complex "sexting" case involving an abused teenage girl, the team encounters a corrupt family court judge who hands down unusually harsh sentences for borderline sexual offenses. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Alternate (2007)
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A woman's child is missing, but her multiple personalities make finding out what happened to the child more difficult. And the case is further complicated by the appearance of the woman's sister and the murder of their parents. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Authority (2008)
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A man accused of impersonating a police officer over a telephone and telling a fast food manager to sexually assault an employee is found not guilty, and as a result becomes a vocal crusader telling other people to defy authority figures. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Pretend (2007)
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The investigation into an extreme fighting death leads to the discovery of a 28-year-old woman posing as a 16-year-old high school student. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Design (2005)
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A woman claims rape by a wealthy scientist, but upon further investigations she's not as much as a victim as it appears. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Raw (2005)
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An investigation of a horrific school sniper attack leads the team to a particularly obnoxious Neo-Nazi group. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Gone (2006)
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A female student from Montreal goes missing during a class trip to New York City after she spends a night partying with three cocky prep school boys. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Scavenger (2004)
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The entire squad races against the clock to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues scattered throughout the city by a serial killer who is taunting them to find him and the next victims on his list. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Pure (2005)
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After an 18-year-old girl is kidnapped, psychic Sebastian Ballentine comes forward claiming to have information on the killings... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Night (2005)
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After a young woman is found raped and murdered near a nightclub with five hundred dollars stuffed into her mouth... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Control (2003)
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The Detectives find themselves hunting for a person who cut off a man's genitals, and left him to die... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Sick (2004)
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Two children claim that they were molested by a billionaire. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Dolls (2002)
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When the decomposing body of a sexually molested five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Pandora (2003)
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The brutal rape and subsequent death of a female motorist turns out to be an informant for the FBI acting... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Futility (2003)
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After arresting a man accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Repression (2001)
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Stabler and Benson investigate the allegations of an woman who claims to have been sexually abused as a child by her father... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Wrath (2001)
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Three people are found murdered, all unconnected to each other, except to that of cases that Detective Benson has investigated. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Monogamy (2002)
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The case involves the beating of a seven-months-pregnant woman, whose unborn child has been torn from her body via a primitive cesarean section... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Competence (2002)
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The SVU receives a complaint from an elderly woman that her daughter Katie, who has Downs Syndrome, has been raped and is now pregnant... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Closure: Part 2 (2000)
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Stabler and Benson investigate a sexual assault very similar to one they worked a year and a half ago, whose first-known victim now follows her alleged attacker and reports his activities anonymously to the police, and the rapist's wife. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Stalked (1999)
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An ADA who had worked on sex crimes is raped and murdered. The detectives suspect it may have been someone whom she had prosecuted. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Wildlife (2008)
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Stabler is shot while working undercover investigating a violent animal smuggling ring believed to be connected to a young woman's murder. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Pure (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After an 18-year-old girl is kidnapped, psychic Sebastian Ballentine comes forward claiming to have information on the killings... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Zebras (2009)
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CSU Stuckey's careless error causes a deranged killer to go free on a technicality. Later, more signature killings emerge, and more people connected to the case may be targeted. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: ...Or Just Look Like One (1999)
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Two underage models are attacked, raped and killed. The detectives identify the background details of the modeling business. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Rooftop (2001)
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An HIV-positive man with a habit of carrying out sexual trysts with teenage girls on the roofs of buildings is caught by the detectives... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Inheritance (2001)
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The detectives search for a rapist targeting Asian women. The case becomes particularly significant for Benson when the rapist's defense is that he inherited the "violence gene" from his father, also a rapist. (60 mins.)