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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 13

UK Premiere

Sundays at 10pm

Episode List

  • Scorched Earth

    Episode 1

    Scorched Earth

    EpisodesThe detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid reports being assaulted by Italian diplomat Robert Distasio Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) and ADA Alex Cabot prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid’s credibility is publicly questioned. Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the Manhattan SVU from Atlanta, while Benson struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), and Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch.)

  • Personal Fouls

    Episode 2

    Personal Fouls

    EpisodesAs Coach Ray Masters (Dan Lauria) is inducted to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame by former students Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, an ex-player accuses the coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) transfers into the SVU squad and is thrown on to the case. The detectives interview former players but no one admits to abuse, forcing Benson and Fin to dig deeper into Coach Ray’s most successful player, basketball star Prince Miller (Mehcad Brooks) and his manager/cousin (guest star Heavy D.) Also starring: Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen).

  • Blood Brothers

    Episode 3

    Blood Brothers

    EpisodesWhen a pregnant thirteen-year-old girl refuses to identify her baby’s father, Benson and the SVU squad work to determine if she was raped. Their investigation leads to several men in her life including Tripp Raines, the teenage son of high-profile political couple Andrew and Kathleen Raines (Kyle MacLachlan and guest star Paige Turco) and Arturo Rivera, the son of the Raines’ housekeeper (guest star Judy Reyes). The detectives uncover much more than they bargained for when a Raines family secret is revealed and a family member goes missing. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Special appearance by Diane Neal (ADA Casey Novak).

  • Double Strands

    Episode 4

    Double Strands

    EpisodesA dancer is followed home and raped by a man with a distinctive tattoo and the details of the attack remind Rollins of a serial rapist she was tracking back home. The detectives arrest Gabriel Thomas (Knight), a family man who maintains his innocence, but his description and DNA match this assault and the string of rapes across multiple states that Rollins had been investigating. Although the evidence supports the arrest, the more Detectives Benson and Amaro dig into Thomas' past, the more they begin to believe his story. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch.) Special appearance by Diane Neal (ADA Casey Novak.)

  • Missing Pieces

    Episode 5

    Missing Pieces

    EpisodesA young woman visiting from Buffalo claims that her car was stolen outside a Manhattan convenience store with her baby still buckled in the backseat. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) get as much information as they can from the anxious mother and her boyfriend at the police station, while Fin (Ice-T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) track their path from Buffalo for clues. When the parents’ stories don’t add up, the detectives must uncover what really happened to the missing baby, and the truth surprises everyone. Also starring Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen.) Special appearances by Diane Neal (ADA Casey Novak) and Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner.)

  • True Believers

    Episode 6

    True Believers

    EpisodesA young music student (Vassilieva) is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment, but with her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher). As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim’s credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case. Starring: Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Special appearance by Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner.)

  • Russian Brides

    Episode 7

    Russian Brides

    EpisodesWhen a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to identify her as a recently engaged Russian mail-order bride (guest star Izabella Miko). Upon questioning her distraught fiancé (guest star Timothy Busfield), they learn that she was kidnapped and held for ransom the night of their engagement party. While the detectives follow the money to a deadly blackmail scam run by the Russian Mafia, Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) goes undercover as a sad and lonely suitor to lure out a killer.

  • Educated Guess

    Episode 8

    Educated Guess

    EpisodesA man in custody (David Gelles) at a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a rape in a break room. Despite the witness' shaky credibility the SVU begins an investigation, but the alleged victim, Gia Eskas (Natasha Lyonne), denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson and Rollins struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt (Carrie Preston) and mother say Gia has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past.

  • Lost Traveller

    Episode 9

    Lost Traveller

    EpisodesNico Grey (Cameron Ocasio), a Romani child, disappears on his way home from school. Benson and Amaro interview the distraught parents, who are distrustful of the police. The initial investigation leads Fin and Rollins to the powerful leader of the Romani community (Mark Margolis), but he denies any involvement. The family remains hopeful their boy will be found, especially when they discover his cell phone is still active. With the help TARU tech Leo Gerber (Gilbert Gottfried) and a meddling newspaper reporter with a powerful defense attorney (Ron Rifkin), the detectives narrow the perpetrators to a mentally challenged neighbor named Marc Rajic (Michael Barra), throwing the tight-knit Romani community into turmoil.

  • Spiraling Down

    Episode 10

    Spiraling Down

    EpisodesA military colleague of Detective Amaro's wife (Laura Benanti) reports his 14-year-old daughter (Kay Panabaker) missing. The detectives find the girl working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp. They quickly set up a sting operation to entrap Johns on rape charges with a minor, and arrest aging pro quarterback Jake Stanton (Treat Williams). Detective Benson and ADA Cabot seek to make an example out of the football legend, but the case is thrown into chaos with the return of defense attorney Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher), who questions Stanton's mental capacity after years of injuries on the field.

  • Theatre Tricks

    Episode 11

    Theatre Tricks

    EpisodesAn actress named Meghan (Jenn Proske) 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 dead end in their investigation when they learn the show's passionate director (Fisher Stevens) gave the audience, including the assailant, masks to wear during the performance. Detectives Rollins and Tutuola track down an obsessed fan (Adam Driver) of the young actress who recorded the assault while stalking her, which leads Detectives Benson and Amaro to a respected divorce court judge, Gerald Crane (Kevin Pollak). With the judge's reputation on the line, the SVU squad explores the underbelly of the New York theater world to uncover who really orchestrated the public attack.

  • Official Story

    Episode 12

    Official Story

    EpisodesWilliam Rand (John Doman), a powerful CEO of a private military contractor is confronted by Occupy Wall Street protesters and later found drugged and sexually assaulted in a park. Detectives Benson and Amaro begin their investigation but find the victim unwilling to cooperate. As the SVU squad and the district attorney's office explore the motives behind the attack, a much larger crime and conspiracy in Iraq is unveiled. Meanwhile Detective Benson begins to develop feelings for new Executive Assistant District Attorney David Haden (Harry Connick, Jr.).

  • Father's Shadow

    Episode 13

    Father's Shadow

    EpisodesAn 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 reality show producer Fred Sandow (Michael McKean) for whom she had auditioned just before the attack, and stop him from assaulting another actress (Miranda Lambert) on the casting couch. The detectives arrest the producer, but the situation turns dangerous when his distraught son Eddie (Cameron Monaghan) takes drastic action in order to get his father out of jail. Meanwhile, Benson and Executive ADA David Haden (Harry Connick, Jr.) grow closer.

  • Home Invasions

    Episode 14

    Home Invasions

    EpisodesWhen a family is massacred in their home, the investigation into the cause forces Detective Rollins to reveal a career-threatening secret.

  • Hunting Ground

    Episode 15

    Hunting Ground

    EpisodesDetective Benson leads the search for a serial killer who is hunting young women; Benson and Haden's relationship starts to heat up.

  • Child's Welfare

    Episode 16

    Child's Welfare

    EpisodesBenson's estranged brother returns seeking help in a custody battle for his kids; an abandoned baby leads the SVU squad to rediscover a forgotten abduction case.

  • Justice Denied

    Episode 17

    Justice Denied

    EpisodesBenson is accused of putting an innocent man in prison when a case from her past is reopened; Benson and Haden's relationship faces the ultimate test.

  • Valentine's Day

    Episode 18

    Valentine's Day

    EpisodesBenson and the SVU squad investigate the kidnapping and rape of a rich housewife while her husband helplessly watched by video chat.

  • Street Revenge

    Episode 19

    Street Revenge

    EpisodesA string of brutal rapes has the SVU squad butting heads with a neighborhood watch who soon become street vigilantes.

  • Father Dearest

    Episode 20

    Father Dearest

    EpisodesA missing teenager leads SVU to a man preying on the daughters he fathered through a sperm bank. Guest Starring BD Wong, James Van Der Beek and Eric Close.

Episode 1

Scorched Earth

EpisodesThe detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid reports being assaulted by Italian diplomat Robert Distasio Bureau Chief Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) and ADA Alex Cabot prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid’s credibility is publicly questioned. Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the Manhattan SVU from Atlanta, while Benson struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), and Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch.)

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