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Air Date: September 20th, 1999

Network: NBC

Series Summary
Led by courageous and compassionate veteran Lieutenant Olivia Benson, the NYPD's elite Special Victims Unit, including Detectives Odafin Tutuola, Amanda Rollins and Sonny Carisi, investigates crimes that are ripped from the headlines.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense, Crime drama

Episodes

  • Season 19 - Episode 24 : Remember Me Too May 23, 2018

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    Benson's suspicions about a kidnapping victim uncover a dangerous criminal network prepared to silence anyone who gets in its way.

  • Season 19 - Episode 23 : Remember Me; Remember Me Too May 23, 2018

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    A young woman takes a man hostage at gunpoint; Benson makes an attempt to defuse the situation; the team discovers the shocking motive behind the abduction; Benson uncovers a criminal network prepared to silence anyone who gets in its way.

  • Season 19 - Episode 23 : Remember Me May 23, 2018

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    A young woman takes a man hostage at gunpoint; Benson makes an attempt to defuse the situation; the team discovers the shocking motive behind the abduction.

  • Season 19 - Episode 22 : Mama May 16, 2018

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    An Alzheimer's patient claims she was raped, but her illness casts doubt on the case; Fin's sergeant orders come in.

  • Season 19 - Episode 21 : Guardian May 9, 2018

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    Fin investigates a man's claim that his sister was gang raped.

ratings & reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series