After Cragen is accused of murder, the team works secretly around the clock to defend him. Meanwhile, when Amaro also becomes implicated in the scandal and his personal life falls apart, he refuses to go down quietly.
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.
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.