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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series Summary
Detectives who are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the "Law & Order" franchise largely deal with murders, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists in the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors include Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series in the "Law & Order" franchise.

Air Dates: 1999 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: NBC

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Season 16, Ep. 1 : Girls Disappeared Sep 24, 2014

Benson struggles to balance work and her new role of foster mother; when Amaro arrests a young prostitute with connections to Noah's mother, his undercover work sets off a dangerous chain of events.

  • Season 15, Ep. 24 : Spring Awakening May 21, 2014

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    Amaro must face the consequence of his reckless behavior; when an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of tourists, Benson discovers she has a connection to one of the suspects.

  • Season 15, Ep. 23 : Thought Criminal May 14, 2014

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    Taking an active approach to catching sex offenders, the team targets a photographer with a secret life whose fantasies may have crossed into reality.

  • Season 15, Ep. 22 : Reasonable Doubt May 7, 2014

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    Benson and Murphy question a television producer when he is accused of molesting his daughter; Benson strives to discover the truth as accusations fly in the media.

  • Season 15, Ep. 21 : Post-Mortem Blues Apr 30, 2014

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    Sgt. Olivia Benson is investigated by Internal Affairs after William Lewis' death; as pressure mounts, Olivia has to choose between her convictions and her badge.

  • Season 15, Ep. 20 : Beast's Obsession Apr 9, 2014

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    Benson is assigned a 24/7 security detail when William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber) escapes from prison and starts killing again; Benson must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to save a child's life.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • When the hour is over, one is left with the distinct impression that the story could have been told just as well, if not better, on the original "Law & Order." And one is reminded yet again that network TV seems to be recycling old ideas just when it desperately needs new ones. [20 Sept 1999, p.E1] show more

  • The key here is that the emotional payoffs are dead-on. [20 Sept 1999, p.38] show more

  • If the crimes that drive "Law & Order" have the cops who solve them and the lawyers who prosecute them shaking their heads, the sex crimes dealt with by Special Victims will have the cops - and viewers - holding onto their stomachs. show more

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