Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 13

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
2011

Scorched Earth

A hotel maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but then doubt arises about her believability. Meanwhile, Atlanta detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the squad as…

2 Sep 28
2011

Personal Fouls

An ex-basketball player accuses his old coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Det. Nick Amaro transfers to the squad and helps with the case, which involves interviewing fo…

3 Oct 05
2011

Blood Brothers

A 13-year-old girl won’t reveal who got her pregnant, leading police to suspect she was raped. The suspects include the son of a noteworthy political couple, as well as t…

4 Oct 12
2011

Double Strands

A family man is suspected of being a serial rapist in a string of assaults stretching across several states. Mounting evidence points to his guilt, but detectives research his…

5 Oct 19
2011

Missing Pieces

Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her car was stolen while her baby was still in it.

6 Nov 02
2011

True Believers

The SVU team works together to investigate the case of a promising music student who was brutally raped at gunpoint.

7 Nov 09
2011

Russian Brides

When a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to identify her as a recently engaged Russian mail-order…

8 Nov 16
2011

Educated Guess

A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. However, although the supposed victim is a fellow patient who has a history of making rape allegations…

9 Nov 30
2011

Lost Traveller

When a Romani boy vanishes on his way home from school, the Special Victims Unit must penetrate his insular community to find the unlikely abductors.

10 Dec 07
2011

Spiraling Down

A military colleague of Detective Amaro’s wife reports his 14-year-old daughter missing. The detectives find the girl working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp. They quic…

11 Jan 11
2012

Theatre Tricks

An actress in an interactive theater production is raped on stage, while the audience believes it to be part of the show. The SVU detectives hit a dea…

12 Jan 18
2012

Official Story

Benson and Amaro must work around a resistant victim when the CEO of a military contractor is assaulted

13 Feb 08
2012

Father's Shadow

An aspiring actress is found unconscious in Central Park with drugs in her system and evidence of sexual trauma. Detectives Benson and Amaro pay a visit to the reality show pro…

14 Feb 15
2012

Home Invasions

A gunman storms a family’s home, killing the parents and leaving their teenage daughter in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, Bens…

15 Feb 22
2012

Hunting Ground

Detectives Benson and Amaro lead the search for a serial killer who is targeting young prostitutes.

16 Feb 29
2012

Child's Welfare

Detective Benson calls on Bayard Ellis for legal help when her estranged brother, Simon Marsden gets caught in a child custody battle. Also, Detectives Tutuola and Rollins inve…

17 Apr 11
2012

Justice Denied

A closed rape case of Benson’s is reopened because of it’s similarities to a new case, and the possibility of wrongful imprisonment surfaces. As Benson’s work…

18 Apr 18
2012

Valentine's Day

A man witnesses his wife’s rape and kidnapping while video chatting with her on his way home from a business trip. The abductors seek a ransom, and the case grows more co…

19 Apr 25
2012

Street Revenge

A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. While Reporter Dennis Griscomb…

20 May 02
2012

Father Dearest

Detectives search for a missing teenage girl who vanished while looking for her biological father, an anonymous sperm donor. A puzzling prime suspect who’s targeted sever…

21 May 09
2012

Learning Curve

Detectives investigate a string of hate crimes against gay men, and the victims include the new fiancé of Fin’s son. A private-school teacher is then similarly brutalized…

22 May 16
2012

Strange Beauty

Police dive into an underground world of self-mutilation and ritual amputation while searching for a missing woman. When a cleanly severed leg is found, the detectives look for…

23 May 23
2012

Rhodium Nights

In the 13th-season finale, an underage escort is murdered at an upper-crust bachelor party, and the detectives are cautioned to be discreet because of the names on the guest li…

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.

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