Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20


After cab driver Victor Spicer is found stabbed and his genitals cut off, Benson and Stabler investigate his murder only to learn that Spicer is an inmate at Rikers Island and…

2 Sep 27

A Single Life

When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an upper-story window, Benson and Stabler soon find out that ‘Gretchen Quinn…

3 Oct 04

...Or Just Look Like One

After teen model Jazmin Burgess is dumped, beaten, and raped in front of Roosevelt Hospital, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out why a sixteen-year-old girl was out alon…

4 Oct 11


When a young woman is found dead, she is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims, but when looking into her home life Benson and Stabler…

5 Oct 18


After a travel writer is found tied up with a woman’s undergarments choking off his air supply, Benson and Stabler initially suspect his landlord’s boyfriend, but s…

6 Oct 25

Sophomore Jinx

After a female student is murdered at a local college, Benson and Stabler turn their attention to the school’s basketball team. However, the college blocks their investig…

7 Nov 15


When a young boy is found murdered, suspicion leads Benson and Stabler to a recently paroled child molester. Although they both hate what the man has done in the past, it is so…

8 Nov 22


When the body of an assistant district attorney is found raped and beaten in Central Park, Benson lets her emotions get the best of her as she takes it upon herself to bring th…

9 Nov 29

Stocks & Bondage

The death of a local businesswoman throws the team into the world of bondage and sado-masochism where they first investigate the woman’s colleagues but are soon on the tr…

10 Jan 07

Closure (1)

Benson does her best to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack in perfect detail, yet unable to properly identify her attacker when push comes to shove. When the…

11 Jan 14

Bad Blood

The death of a young gay man initially leads Benson and Stabler to investigate his father, a Conservative well-known for his homophobic viewpoints, but once they start looking…

12 Jan 21

Russian Love Poem

When multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin is found murdered in his home, Benson and Stabler turn their suspicion to Harlin’s long list of lovers, which includes both men and w…

13 Feb 04


After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and learn that he often delivered special verdicts for women in return for sexual f…

14 Feb 11


At the request of a victim, the police commissioner comes to Cragen with a special request — close the case of the man who raped three women nearly five years ago before…

15 Feb 18

Entitled (1)

After a salesman is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the youngest daughter of a well-known family with some deep connections. But as they jo…

16 Feb 25

The Third Guy

An elderly woman is found tied up and sexually assaulted in her apartment, and suspicion is initially on the young men that had broken into her home and robbed her, but once th…

17 Mar 31


After the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure is found murdered in her hotel room, the detectives turn their eyes on her well-connected family only to disc…

18 Apr 14

Chat Room

When a teenage girl comes into the squad room to tell the detectives that she was raped by a man she met on the Internet, the detectives set up a special sting operation but en…

19 Apr 28


After seven young women in a six month time span are raped by a flash and dash assailant on the city subways, the brass calls in a psychiatrist to help the team get into the he…

20 May 05


Television reporter Sarah Logan refuses to let her recent rape get her down, and talks about her experiences on the air which leads to the arrest of a young man that the police…

21 May 12


After a pharmacy turns over some disturbing photos of a young boy, Benson and Stabler arrest a piano teacher for child molestation. After the boy claims to have seen other pict…

22 May 21


After a shopkeeper brings a note for help to the squad, the detectives begin trying to locate a young Romanian woman named Ilena, only to find her aunt, who hasn’t seen t…

About Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, this hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s “Law & Order” brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.
As acting commander of the SVU, Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all. She leads with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past as a product of rape, and her future as mother to a young child, both of which influence the way she relates to each victim in need of help.