Season 5 - Episode 1 : Tragedy Sep 23, 2003
Season 5 - Episode 1 : Tragedy Sep 23, 2003
A serial rapist is the main suspect when an expectant mother is abducted during a car jacking.
Season 5 - Episode 2 : Manic Sep 30, 2003
Detectives investigate when two high-school basketball players are gunned down while shooting hoops in the gymnasium.
Season 5 - Episode 3 : Mother Oct 7, 2003
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 - Episode 4 : Loss Oct 14, 2003
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 - Episode 5 : Serendipity Oct 21, 2003
A dead newborn leads detectives to a dermatologist, then a serial pedophile.
Season 5 - Episode 6 : Coerced Oct 28, 2003
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 - Episode 7 : Choice Nov 4, 2003
Detectives interrogate a man who accuses his wife (Josie Bissett) of endangering the life of their unborn child through excessive drinking.
Season 5 - Episode 8 : Abomination Nov 11, 2003
Detectives investigate the murder of a gay man who was the poster boy for sexual re-education.
Season 5 - Episode 9 : Control Nov 18, 2003
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 - Episode 10 : Shaken Nov 25, 2003
Stabler and Capt. Cragen search for suspects after a missing infant is discovered badly beaten in the bushes at a local park.
Season 5 - Episode 11 : Escape Dec 2, 2003
A standoff in a motel on the Jersey Shore incites a pedophile to take detective Benson hostage.
Season 5 - Episode 12 : Brotherhood Jan 6, 2004
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 - Episode 13 : Hate Jan 13, 2004
Detectives investigate the rape and murder of two Arab-American women who were trying to improve relations among different groups.
Season 5 - Episode 14 : Ritual Feb 3, 2004
Detectives probe what looks like the ritualistic sacrifice of a 7-year-old Nigerian boy and uncover a slave-smuggling ring.
Season 5 - Episode 15 : Families Feb 10, 2004
Family members become murder suspects when DNA tests on the body of a 16-year-old girl reveal evidence of incest.
Season 5 - Episode 16 : Home Feb 17, 2004
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 - Episode 17 : Mean Feb 24, 2004
After finding out a dead teenage girl was a bully, detectives look for murder suspects at her school.
Season 5 - Episode 18 : Careless Mar 2, 2004
A child dies in the emergency room after passing out during a prayer vigil at a late-night church service.
Season 5 - Episode 19 : Sick Mar 30, 2004
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 - Episode 20 : Lowdown Apr 6, 2004
Detectives try to decipher a motive for the strangulation of a Bronx assistant DA in an area where hookers stroll.
Season 5 - Episode 21 : Criminal Apr 20, 2004
When a criminology student is raped and murdered, detectives hunt for a suspect with an expert knowledge of forensic medicine.
Season 5 - Episode 22 : Painless Apr 27, 2004
A woman claiming to have been the victim of rape commits suicide while she is still in the emergency room.
Season 5 - Episode 23 : Bound May 4, 2004
The death of a wealthy senior citizen leads to an investigations that uncovers a serial killer who targets the elderly.
Season 5 - Episode 24 : Poison May 11, 2004
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 - Episode 25 : Head May 18, 2004
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.