Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 28
2001

Repression

After therapy uncovers repressed memories of abuse and fearing her seven-year-old sister is currently being molested, an eighteen-year-old girl brings charges of rape against h…

2 Oct 05
2001

Wrath

The detectives investigate three murders that seemingly have with no connection to each other, but each one has ties to Benson’s previous cases and the detectives worry t…

3 Oct 12
2001

Stolen

The kidnapping of an infant at a grocery store leads to a scheme of snatching and selling babies for adoption which brings back a case from twelve years ago that involved Capta…

4 Oct 19
2001

Rooftop

When an HIV-positive male with a record of assaulting underage girls is discovered in a sexual clincher with a young woman on a rooftop, the detective…

5 Oct 26
2001

Tangled

When arriving party guests find a prominent doctor murdered and his wife raped, the investigation starts with his estranged son and a former patient, then moves to his mistress…

6 Nov 02
2001

Redemption

Stabler is teamed up with John ‘Hawk’ Hawkins to capture a serial rapist/murderer whom Hawk originally convicted years earlier. The more investigation done, the mo…

7 Nov 09
2001

Sacrifice

A shooting outside of a gay bar leads the detectives to the victim’s family, which includes a bitter feud with his parents, and his wife’s involvement in pornograph…

8 Nov 16
2001

Inheritance

The search for a serial rapist leads to a suspect who was himself a product of rape, and whose father was convicted of that crime. The young man’s attorney blames his gen…

9 Nov 23
2001

Care

The battered body of a five-year-old girl in foster care is discovered, and suspicion soon turns to the girl’s foster brother, who is into violent video games and doesn&#…

10 Dec 14
2001

Ridicule

What appears as an accidental death leads to a case involving a male stripper who claims that the deceased was one of three women who raped him at a bachelorette party.

11 Jan 04
2002

Monogamy

The wife of a psychiatrist, seven months pregnant, is found unconscious and bleeding in a parking garage with her fetus missing. The attending paramedic reports to Benson that…

12 Jan 11
2002

Protection

A 6-year-old boy wounded in a shooting is brought to the hospital ER but abandonded by the brother who reported it and their mother. The case leads the detectives to a woman w…

13 Jan 18
2002

Prodigy

When an animal rights activist is found decapitated in the park, Benson and Stabler must determine which of their two main suspects — a sociopathic teenager and a recentl…

14 Jan 25
2002

Counterfeit

A woman is found raped and killed by her car. Benson and Tutuola try to figure out why there were drugs in the victim’s trunk but then find that a similar rape was commi…

15 Feb 01
2002

Execution

As an inmate gets closer and closer to his death penalty sentence, Stabler struggles to find out whether that man was the perpetrator of a different crime with an unidentified…

16 Mar 01
2002

Popular

Stabler’s wife tells him that her friend (a nurse) treated a young girl for rape by a teacher. Despite being advised not to find out further details, Stabler, with help…

17 Mar 08
2002

Surveillance

The sexual assault of a cellist leads the detectives to a stalking case where the suspect uses surveillance equipment.

18 Mar 29
2002

Guilt

When A.D.A. Cabot is faced with a reluctant witness in a child molestation case, she goes above and beyond the normal scope of duty in her search for evidence to convict the se…

19 Apr 05
2002

Justice

In investigating the sexual assault of a 16-year-old, it’s discovered that the victim is the rebellious stepdaughter of a judge.

20 Apr 26
2002

Greed

Investigating the assault of the wife of a restaurateur during a robbery, leads the detectives to a similar assault, and to a locksmith.

21 May 03
2002

Denial

When a heroin junkie is found raped, Tutuola takes an interest in Claire, but he’s not the only one. When they find a finger in her purse, it opens a can of worms that sp…

22 May 10
2002

Competence

The investigation into the rape and impregnation of a young girl with Down’s Syndrome uncovers a serial rapist who preys on handicapped young girls under the guise of bei…

23 May 17
2002

Silence

A murder in a church leads Benson and Stabler to an alleged cover-up involving sexual abuse by a priest.

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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