The best Law & Order: SVU episodes

These are my favorite SVU episodes!
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Disrobed (2000)
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Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a judge who often delivered special verdicts for women... (60 mins.)
“ First time Olivia shoots someone ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Abuse (2001)
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Benson and Stabler suspect parental neglect in the death of the son of two famous singers, The detectives fear for their surviving daughter... (60 mins.)
“ Olivia won't stop trying to help the daughter of a famous singer, so the singer gets a restraining order against SVU ” - merelala
 
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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: Waste (2002)
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The SVU team is put on the case of a woman who has been in a coma for 14 months and is found to be 7 weeks pregnant... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Juvenile (2002)
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Two young middle school boys are accused of the rape of a woman. (60 mins.)
“ Two middle schoolers are charged with murder. ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Risk (2003)
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When cans of baby formula are found to be filled with cocaine, Detective Elliot Stabler, with the help of Detective Olivia Benson and the rest of SVU, goes undercover to bust open the world of corporate drug trafficking. (60 mins.)
“ Elliot goes undercover, shoots dirty cop. ” - merelala
 
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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: Loss (2003)
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Investigating the brutal rape and murder of an undercover federal agent and forced to use discretion... (60 mins.)
“ Alex works a tough case ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Serendipity (2003)
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After finding a dead baby in a plastic bag in the sewer, the detectives find the mother, also dead, in her nearby apartment... (60 mins.)
“ ADA Novak's first episode. ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Home (2004)
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A young boy is found outside an NYC apartment eating from the family's garbage. When SVU is called in... (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Careless (2004)
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After a young boy dies during a church vigil, Tutuola and Munch investigate the boy's foster parents and social worker for neglect. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Birthright (2004)
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The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old girl uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers. (60 mins.)
“ Amazing performance by Abigail Breslin ” - merelala
 
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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: Conscience (2004)
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The detectives and the district attorney are manipulated first by the teen-aged murderer of a young boy, and then by the victim's father, who uses his professional expertise to escape punishment for avenging his son's death. (60 mins.)
“ Amazing episode where the kid is the suspect ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Charisma (2004)
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A career con artist, forger and thief turns to murder and serial pedophilia to populate the cult he created and get his hands on a multi-million dollar trust fund. (60 mins.)
“ Amazing Benson interrogation scene. ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Contagious (2005)
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A medical exam after a car accident reveals a fourth-grader's sexual assault. The perpetrator is obvious -- but not as obvious as everyone thinks. (60 mins.)
“ The little girl is phenom in this episode. ” - merelala
 
18.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Rage (2005)
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Fourteen years ago, Stabler had a chance to arrest a man for kidnapping, rape and murder, but the man managed to get off... (60 mins.)
“ Almost one long interrogation. Super fascinating. ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Parts (2005)
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When the head of a woman is found with traces of semen on it, the detectives suspect they have a necrophiliac... (60 mins.)
“ Amazing episode with Munch & Elliot as partners. AMAZING. ” - merelala
 
20.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Demons (2005)
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Det. Stabler goes undercover to determine if a recent parolee is reverting to his rapist urges. (60 mins.)
“ Elliot goes undercover to find out what a rapist on parole is up to. ” - merelala
 
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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.)
“ *see part 2 on the original l&o: season 16 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0629265/
(Design & Flaw are crossover episodes) ” - merelala
 
22.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: 911 (2005)
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A little girl calls for help, claiming she's being held hostage, but the team has to keep her on the line to track her down. (60 mins.)
“ Olivia on the phone w/ the girl most of the time...so good! ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Ripped (2005)
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When a girl is attacked, a young man is arrested. They later learn that he takes steroids which is what made him attack her... (60 mins.)
“ Elliott's convo with his therapist ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Taboo (2006)
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When a baby boy is discovered in the rubbish, detectives Benson and Stabler use a t-shirt found at the scene to trace the crime back to a well-to-do college student. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Fault (2006)
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A serial paedophile murders members of a family and kidnaps the two younger children. (60 mins.)
“ Such a good last half! ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Web (2006)
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After a young boy claims molestation, the investigation turns from his pedophile father to another family member. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Confrontation (2006)
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Stabler and Beck track down a serial rapist who repeatedly attacks his victims based on their ovulation cycles so that he can impregnate them. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Infiltrated (2006)
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The environmental group Olivia is infiltrating for the FBI is accused of murdering the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. But when she discovers that the crime may be sexual in nature, she conducts her own independent investigation. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Burned (2007)
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Elliott thinks a possible rape victim is lying to enhance her divorce settlement. But Olivia thinks it's a sign of her husband's escalating violence, and believes that Stabler's judgment is clouded because of his divorce. (60 mins.)
“ Elliot & Olivia's conversation on the stoop ” - merelala
 
30.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Dependent (2007)
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A woman is murdered and her husband attacked, with their 6 year old son a witness to the attack. The man awakens in the hospital and remembers seeing his teenage daughter at the scene. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Responsible (2007)
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The mother of a high school girl is caught having a sexual relationship with one of her daughter's classmates, and she may have supplied alcohol for a high school party where another student died. (60 mins.)
“ super good episode about teen drinking ” - merelala
 
32.
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: Paternity (2007)
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The discovery of a lost boy leads detectives to a case involving the rape and murder of a nanny, and an automobile accident puts the lives of Stabler's wife and unborn child in jeopardy. (60 mins.)
“ Stabler's wife goes into labor while Olivia is taking her to an appointment. ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Undercover (2008)
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When a teenage girl says a corrections officer raped her and has also been threatening her mother in prison, Benson risks her own safety to go deep undercover and investigate. (60 mins.)
“ Olivia goes undercover in a prison. ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Signature (2008)
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Detectives Benson and Lake get the help of an FBI agent as they search for a serial killer who brutally attacks young women. However, there are signs that the agent may not be able to handle the mental and emotional weight of the case. (60 mins.)
“ FBI agent is suspected of killing a serial killer, and she kills herself in front of Olivia ” - merelala
 
36.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Inconceivable (2008)
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A canister of frozen embryos is stolen from a fertility clinic. The SVU team race against the clock to retrieve it before the embryos are no longer suitable for implantation. (60 mins.)
“ Great EO episode ” - merelala
 
37.
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.)
“ 200th episode, guest starring Robin Williams. Olivia is kidnapped ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Confession (2008)
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A teenager comes to SVU asking for help because he is having sexual desires for his five-year-old stepbrother. He says that he has not acted on his impulses yet, but not everyone believes that this part of his story is true. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Swing (2008)
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Stabler is forced to confront his mother and the ghosts of his childhood when he learns that his daughter is in trouble with the law and in desperate need of psychiatric attention. (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: 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.)
“ Stuckey! ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Spooked (2009)
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A grisly double homicide appears to be drug related, but the FBI soon becomes involved, and Benson and Stabler are led toward a new motive. (60 mins.)
“ Olivia kidnapped! ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Perverted (2009)
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Detective Benson claims that she is being framed for the brutal murder and mutilation of a biker, but how can she explain away the discovery of her DNA on the murder weapon? (60 mins.)
“ Olivia is framed for murder ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Witness (2010)
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A potential witness in a rape case is reluctant to testify because she is an illegal immigrant who both witnessed and was the victim of unspeakable war crimes against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Shadow (2010)
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Benson and Stabler work with a Special Frauds Unit detective who believes that an heiress murdered her parents and could be a sociopath. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Shattered (2010)
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A delusional and grief-stricken mother, distraught over the botched kidnapping that resulted in the death of the son she was trying to take away from his father, shoots Dr. Warner and creates a hostage situation in the morgue. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Bullseye (2010)
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Benson and Stabler reluctantly get help from a neighborhood vigilante group leader to help find out which registered sex offender may have raped two young girls. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Behave (2010)
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A rape victim claims that she has been raped 4 times and harassed across the country by the same man, and the investigation reveals that she may not be his only victim. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Wet (2010)
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New A.D.A. Mikka Von is brought in to prosecute a case involving a professor accused of killing an attorney for a big cola company because their policies threaten free water supplies, but her first case may be her last. (60 mins.)
“ Olivia & mushrooms ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Penetration (2010)
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FBI agent Dana Lewis is the victim of a sexual assault, but Benson and Stabler's investigation could compromise her undercover operation involving a right-wing militia group. (60 mins.)
“ Dana comes back, helps Liv & El find her rapist, Elliot gets shot ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Gray (2010)
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Benson and Stabler discover that an accused campus rapist may have used a drug to make his girlfriend have an abortion without her knowledge. (60 mins.)
“ A fantastic Stabler/Paxton argument. Love it! ” - merelala
 
52.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Delinquent (2011)
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After a teenage predator falsely accuses Stabler of sexual assault, Stabler goes on a personal mission to catch him in the act, leading to a shocking discovery about his troubled past. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Smoked (2011)
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A rape victim is killed right before the trial of her accused rapist, a celebrity hair stylist, begins. However, prosecuting the suspected killer is difficult because he is working as a federal informant. (60 mins.)
“ Elliot's last episode ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Scorched Earth (2011)
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An African immigrant working as a maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but is she really in it just for the money? Meanwhile, Stabler's return remains in doubt after his latest shooting. (60 mins.)
“ Olivia finds out Elliot's not coming back ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Double Strands (2011)
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Detective Rollins believes that SVU has caught a serial rapist from one of her earlier cases in Georgia, but an impassioned request after a suicide attempt leads Amaro to think they may have the wrong person. (60 mins.)
“ Guest starring George O'Malley! lol ” - merelala
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Hunting Ground (2012)
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An underage escort is reported missing, and SVU soon discovers that they are dealing with a serial killer who may be playing games with his victims. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Father's Shadow (2012)
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A 19-year-old creates a hostage situation after his father is accused of sexual assault, and Olivia uses her personal experience to help defuse the situation. (60 mins.)
“ AMAZING episode w/ great hostage scene ” - merelala
 
58.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Twenty-Five Acts (2012)
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An erotic novelist is sexually assaulted by a popular TV-show host who attempts to bring her book to life. The SVU persuades her to press charges but the investigation reveals a secret that could ruin the novelist's career and her case. (60 mins.)
 
59.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Vanity's Bonfire (2012)
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A baby kidnapped from a playground leads to a twisted case of lies, betrayal, and infidelity. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Secrets Exhumed (2013)
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SVU becomes suspicious when FBI agent Dana Lewis aggressively tries to get a serial rapist confess to a murder that he steadfastly denies having committed. (60 mins.)
“ super good Dana episode ” - merelala
 
61.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Deadly Ambition (2013)
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After Amanda kills the father of her pregnant sister's child after what she believes is an attack, SVU discovers that Amanda was just a pawn in the sister's sinister plot to get rid of him and become rich. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Born Psychopath (2013)
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The detectives deal with a 10-year-old boy who is displaying extreme psychopathic behavior. (60 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Surrender Benson (2013)
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Serial rapist and killer William Lewis abducts Olivia in her home, tortures her, and hides her away in a Long Island beach home. (60 mins.)