Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 27
2002

Chameleon

The detectives go on the trail of a recently paroled rapist responsible for the murder of a prostitute during a raid at a men’s club and are called to the scene where he…

2 Oct 04
2002

Deception

A family portrait painted by a kindergartner leads the detectives to investigate her mother for child sexual abuse of her teenage stepson. When the boy’s father is found…

3 Oct 11
2002

Vulnerable

When an elderly woman breaks into an apartment, the detectives discover she had been mistreated but have to investigate with no credible information from the victim because of…

4 Oct 18
2002

Lust

The wife of a retired attorney, a public-health doctor, is found murdered and raped in Central Park. Her work involved contacting sexual partners of HIV

5 Oct 25
2002

Disappearing Acts

The detectives respond to a brutal rape only to have the victim taken into custody by federal agents on racketeering charges. The investigation leads them to a father-son duo…

6 Nov 01
2002

Angels

The body of a battered young boy found in a luggage compartment of an airport shuttle bus sends the detectives to his guardian who was discovered to be a pedophile only to find…

7 Nov 08
2002

Dolls

When the decomposing body of sexually molested five-year-old girl is discovered, Detectives Benson and Stabler’s investigation leads them to the painful reality that they…

8 Nov 15
2002

Waste

The investigation into the rape of a comatose woman leads to a doctor whose stem cell research is funded by a billionaire with Parkinson’s disease who is desperate for a…

9 Nov 22
2002

Juvenile

A cancer patient who was growing marijuana in her apartment is found raped and murdered, sending the detectives on a hunt for two junior-high students, each blaming the other.…

10 Dec 06
2002

Resilience

When a fourteen year old girl is saved from jumping in front of a train, SVU is called in to help her. She falsely accuses an ex-boyfriend of raping h…

11 Jan 10
2003

Damaged

When a six-year-old girl who was critically in an apparent robbery gone bad later dies and is found to have tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, detectives inves…

12 Jan 17
2003

Risk

An infant overdoses on cocaine mixed in the baby food and the detectives arrest a suspect. Upon receiving resistence from Internal Affairs, the entire squad goes undercover to…

13 Jan 24
2003

Rotten

In their investigation of a prisoner’s death, Benson and Tutuola learn that he was assaulted before being incarcerated.

14 Jan 31
2003

Mercy

When the body of a baby girl is found inside a cooler, the detectives need to investigate just who she is, and how she got there. They soon learn that the little girl had a gen…

15 Feb 07
2003

Pandora

The brutal rape, and subsequent death, of a female motorist turns out to be an informant for the FBI acting as a cyber vigilante for catching on-line…

16 Feb 14
2003

Tortured

A Tibetan woman who was tortured in her home country is found murdered, with her foot missing, and after an exhaustive search of potential suspects, the killer is a victim of t…

17 Feb 21
2003

Privilege

Detectives Benson and Stabler are called to a crime scene – a young woman dressed in a maid’s uniform has apparently committed suicide. But there’s lots of sexual r…

18 Mar 14
2003

Desperate

After a young boy witnesses the brutal sexual assault and murder of his stepmother, his father blocks the efforts of the detectives to question him.

19 Mar 28
2003

Appearances

The body of an eight year old beauty pageant contestant is found on a bus, leading the detectives to a paroled sex offender convicted in Florida who played out the crime on a v…

20 Apr 04
2003

Dominance

A quadruple homicide with sexual overtones is just the start of an intense rampage of killings that brings a homicide detective into the mix. As the entire squad races against…

21 Apr 18
2003

Fallacy

Benson and Stabler try to prove self-defense when a rape victim kills her attacker. Events take an unusual turn when they find out that the victim is a pre-operative transvesti…

22 Apr 25
2003

Futility

After arresting a man accused of raping several neighborhood women, Detectives Benson and Stabler attempt to obtain an indictment for their suspect with the help of a key eyewi…

23 May 02
2003

Grief

A dead girl is found outside a bar. The death, however, is ruled a suicide (because the victim’s boyfriend continually raped her), but the victim’s father snaps on…

24 May 09
2003

Perfect

A murdered 14-year-old girl leads the detectives to a prominent physician who specialises in reproduction therapy.

25 May 16
2003

Soulless

After a rape victim is abducted from the hospital and later found murdered, the detectives discover that one of the multiple suspects is a sociopath with a juvenile conviction…

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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