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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series Summary
The detectives that are part of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit investigate crimes of sexual nature. While the focus of the other shows in the "Law & Order" franchise largely deal with murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with crimes, such as rapes, in which the victim survives and assists authorities in the investigation. The series features a cast of veteran actors, including Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek and, after the first season, rapper Ice-T. 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 5, Ep. 1 : Tragedy Sep 23, 2003

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    A serial rapist is the main suspect when an expectant mother is abducted during a car jacking.

  • Season 5, Ep. 2 : Manic Sep 30, 2003

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    Detectives investigate when two high-school basketball players are gunned down while shooting hoops in the gymnasium.

  • Season 5, Ep. 3 : Mother Oct 7, 2003

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    A psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of sex offenders is found badly beaten in a crack house and one of her recently paroled patients, the "Duct Tape Rapist," is the prime suspect.

  • Season 5, Ep. 4 : Loss Oct 14, 2003

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    Detectives face off against a Colombian cartel and the Drug Enforcement Administration while investigating the brutal rape and murder of an undercover agent.

  • Season 5, Ep. 5 : Serendipity Oct 21, 2003

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    A dead newborn leads detectives to a dermatologist, then a serial pedophile.

  • Season 5, Ep. 6 : Coerced Oct 28, 2003

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    A boy, 5, is abducted from his bed in the middle of the night, prompting detectives to take a hard look at the boy's estranged father.

  • Season 5, Ep. 7 : Choice Nov 4, 2003

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    Detectives interrogate a man who accuses his wife (Josie Bissett) of endangering the life of their unborn child through excessive drinking.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : Abomination Nov 11, 2003

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    Detectives investigate the murder of a gay man who was the poster boy for sexual re-education.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : Control Nov 18, 2003

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    After a man's mutilation on the subway, detectives discover he has been abducting women for years and forcing them to live in his dungeon.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : Shaken Nov 25, 2003

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    Stabler and Capt. Cragen search for suspects after a missing infant is discovered badly beaten in the bushes at a local park.

  • Season 5, Ep. 11 : Escape Dec 2, 2003

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    A standoff in a motel on the Jersey Shore incites a pedophile to take detective Benson hostage.

  • Season 5, Ep. 12 : Brotherhood Jan 6, 2004

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    Benson and Stabler hit a wall of silence while questioning fraternity brothers about the murder and sodomy of their hard-nosed pledge master.

  • Season 5, Ep. 13 : Hate Jan 13, 2004

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    Detectives investigate the rape and murder of two Arab-American women who were trying to improve relations among different groups.

  • Season 5, Ep. 14 : Ritual Feb 3, 2004

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    Detectives probe what looks like the ritualistic sacrifice of a 7-year-old Nigerian boy and uncover a slave-smuggling ring.

  • Season 5, Ep. 15 : Families Feb 10, 2004

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    Family members become murder suspects when DNA tests on the body of a 16-year-old girl reveal evidence of incest.

  • Season 5, Ep. 16 : Home Feb 17, 2004

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    Detectives interview an overprotective woman (Diane Verona) to find out why her son is scavenging for food in the garbage; the boy later is later found dead and his older brother confesses to killing him.

  • Season 5, Ep. 17 : Mean Feb 24, 2004

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    After finding out a dead teenage girl was a bully, detectives look for murder suspects at her school.

  • Season 5, Ep. 18 : Careless Mar 2, 2004

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    A child dies in the emergency room after passing out during a prayer vigil at a late-night church service.

  • Season 5, Ep. 19 : Sick Mar 30, 2004

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    The search for the sexual abuser of a child leads the detectives to a wealthy toy mogul known for his generous hospitality toward children.

  • Season 5, Ep. 20 : Lowdown Apr 6, 2004

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    Detectives try to decipher a motive for the strangulation of a Bronx assistant DA in an area where hookers stroll.

  • Season 5, Ep. 21 : Criminal Apr 20, 2004

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    When a criminology student is raped and murdered, detectives hunt for a suspect with an expert knowledge of forensic medicine.

  • Season 5, Ep. 22 : Painless Apr 27, 2004

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    A woman claiming to have been the victim of rape commits suicide while she is still in the emergency room.

  • Season 5, Ep. 23 : Bound May 4, 2004

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    The death of a wealthy senior citizen leads to an investigations that uncovers a serial killer who targets the elderly.

  • Season 5, Ep. 24 : Poison May 11, 2004

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    A mother becomes Stabler and Benson's prime suspect in the poisoning of her child; Novak enlists Clark's assistance in obtaining evidence to remove a judge from the bench after his bias in two child abuse cases leads to a wrongful arrest.

  • Season 5, Ep. 25 : Head May 18, 2004

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    A video voyeur catches a sexual assault against a minor on tape, which changes the focus of the investigation as the detectives search for a pedophile.

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