The search for a young boy's parents after he is found alone in Central Park leads to the possibility of a planned mass-casualty event in the city; SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to locate the suspects.
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.