Air Date: 2016-09-21
A young boy is found wandering alone in Central Park and the search for his parents leads to startling evidence of a planned mass casualty event in the city. As the SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to find the suspects and the motive, Lt. Benson must also convince Barba to address allegations of rape and torture the boy's mother discloses.
Ep.2 Making a Rapist
Air Date: 2016-09-28
Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.
Air Date: 2016-10-05
When a man uses a false identity to lure a vulnerable married woman to bed, Barba thinks the evidence amounts to rape.
Ep.4 Heightened Emotions
Air Date: 2016-10-12
A sexually assaulted athlete's double life could destroy her Olympic career and ruin the case against her attacker; Rollins sister is released from prison on parole.
Ep.5 Rape Interrupted
Air Date: 2016-10-26
A sergeant makes Benson choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.
Ep.6 Broken Rhymes
Air Date: 2016-11-09
A record label CEO and his protégé are questioned for their involvement in the assault of a transgender student.
Ep.7 Next Chapter
Air Date: 2017-01-04
The SVU team investigates a woman has been sexually assaulted by a masked man, but she believes the rapist is the same man who went to jail for stalking her. Meanwhile, Tucker contemplates retirement and a future with Benson.
Ep.8 Chasing Theo
Air Date: 2017-01-11
A 6 year-old boy disappears from his bed in the midst of a wild, drug-fueled party thrown by his mother. With a child's life on the line, the case causes Benson to scrutinize her own role as a mother.
Ep.9 Decline and Fall
Air Date: 2017-01-18
The powerful family of a retail empire closes ranks when a bartender accuses one of their own of rape.
Ep.10 Motherly Love
Air Date: 2017-02-08
In the series 400th episode, a teenaged boy uses a rifle to stop an assault on his mother, but soon learns the target was someone he knows.
Ep.11 Great Expectations
Air Date: 2017-02-15
The SVU investigates the players of a top youth hockey team after a vicious locker room hazing.
Ep.12 No Surrender
Air Date: 2017-02-22
Fin revisits his military roots when a fellow Army Ranger struggles to recover from a sexual assault.
Air Date: 2017-03-22
An investigation hits a nerve with Benson when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape.
Ep.14 Net Worth
Air Date: 2017-03-29
A top-level investment banker accuses her billionaire client of rape.
Ep.15 Know It All
Air Date: 2017-04-05
A man under investigation for rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of those working the case.
Ep.16 The Newsroom
Air Date: 2017-04-26
Benson and Barba ask witnesses to put their jobs on the line after a news anchor makes an on-air disclosure of rape against her boss.
Ep.17 Real Fake News
Air Date: 2017-05-03
A fake news story leads the squad to a real child sex trafficking ring.
Air Date: 2017-05-10
A popular spiritual guru with a dark past is accused of rape.
Air Date: 2017-05-17
A young woman visiting NYC with her church group is raped by a friend.
Ep.20 American Dream (1)
Air Date: 2017-05-24
A hate crime is committed against a Muslim family, resulting in the death of their daughter. Things get complicated when a crucial witness in the case is deported, forcing Barba to drop the charges against a suspect.
Ep.21 Sanctuary (2)
Air Date: 2017-05-24
In the 18th-season finale, two families seek justice for their loved ones in the wake of a suspect's unexpected release. Soon, public protests on the matter escalate to violence, leading Benson to go to desperate lengths to make an arrest.