Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Sep 20, 1999 (en) Crime, Drama, Mystery [43] Min
  • First Air Date
    Sep 20, 1999
  • Production
    USA Network, Wolf Films, Universal Television
  • Rotten tomato
    79.46%
  • Original title
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Release
    Sep 20, 1999
  • en
    -

Standing for victims.

Overview

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

  1. Music Supervisor

  2. Producer

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Casts

  1. Mariska Hargitay

    Olivia Benson

  2. Peter Scanavino

    Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi Jr.

  3. Ice-T

    Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

Full Casts & Crew

Casts : 3 / Crews : 1

Specials ( )

Police Sketch: Ice-T

Episode: 1

Police Sketch: B. D. Wong

Episode: 2

Police Sketch: Dann Florek

Episode: 3

The Beginning

Episode: 4

Squad Room Walkthrough

Episode: 5

SVU Alumni

Episode: 6

Season 1 ( 1999-09-20)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered on September 20, 1999 on NBC. Created by Dick Wolf, it is the first spin-off of Law & Order. It originally aired on Monday nights at 9 p.m. EST, but was moved to Friday nights at 10 p.m. after the 9th episode. Showrunner Robert Palm felt too disturbed by the subject matter and left after the season's conclusion.

Payback

Episode: 1

A Single Life

Episode: 2

...Or Just Look Like One

Episode: 3

Hysteria

Episode: 4

Wanderlust

Episode: 5

Sophomore Jinx

Episode: 6

Uncivilized

Episode: 7

Stalked

Episode: 8

Stocks & Bondage

Episode: 9

Closure

Episode: 10

Bad Blood

Episode: 11

Russian Love Poem

Episode: 12

Disrobed

Episode: 13

Limitations

Episode: 14

Entitled (I)

Episode: 15

The Third Guy

Episode: 16

Misleader

Episode: 17

Chat Room

Episode: 18

Contact

Episode: 19

Remorse

Episode: 20

Nocturne

Episode: 21

Slaves

Episode: 22

Season 2 ( 2000-10-20)

As Neal Baer's first year producing the show, the second season was accompanied by drastic changes in tone. Additionally, the series began to increase its focus on trial scenes with the addition of an Assistant District Attorney for sex crimes to the cast.

Wrong Is Right

Episode: 1

Honor

Episode: 2

Closure, Part 2

Episode: 3

Legacy

Episode: 4

Baby Killer

Episode: 5

Noncompliance

Episode: 6

Asunder

Episode: 7

Taken

Episode: 8

Pixies

Episode: 9

Consent

Episode: 10

Abuse

Episode: 11

Secrets

Episode: 12

Victims

Episode: 13

Paranoia

Episode: 14

Countdown

Episode: 15

Runaway

Episode: 16

Folly

Episode: 17

Manhunt

Episode: 18

Parasites

Episode: 19

Pique

Episode: 20

Scourge

Episode: 21

Season 3 ( 2001-09-28)

Repression

Episode: 1

Wrath

Episode: 2

Stolen

Episode: 3

Rooftop

Episode: 4

Tangled

Episode: 5

Redemption

Episode: 6

Sacrifice

Episode: 7

Inheritance

Episode: 8

Care

Episode: 9

Ridicule

Episode: 10

Monogamy

Episode: 11

Protection

Episode: 12

Prodigy

Episode: 13

Counterfeit

Episode: 14

Execution

Episode: 15

Popular

Episode: 16

Surveillance

Episode: 17

Guilt

Episode: 18

Justice

Episode: 19

Greed

Episode: 20

Denial

Episode: 21

Competence

Episode: 22

Silence

Episode: 23

Season 4 ( 2002-09-27)

The 4th season was the last season of the series to air on Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET.

Chameleon

Episode: 1

Deception

Episode: 2

Vulnerable

Episode: 3

Lust

Episode: 4

Disappearing Acts

Episode: 5

Angels

Episode: 6

Dolls

Episode: 7

Waste

Episode: 8

Juvenile

Episode: 9

Resilience

Episode: 10

Damaged

Episode: 11

Risk

Episode: 12

Rotten

Episode: 13

Mercy

Episode: 14

Pandora

Episode: 15

Tortured

Episode: 16

Privilege

Episode: 17

Desperate

Episode: 18

Appearances

Episode: 19

Dominance

Episode: 20

Fallacy

Episode: 21

Futility

Episode: 22

Grief

Episode: 23

Perfect

Episode: 24

Soulless

Episode: 25

Season 5 ( 2003-09-23)

The 5th season moved away from its Friday night slot to Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET. Casey Novak, the unit's longest serving ADA, was introduced in the fifth episode when Diane Neal joined the cast to fill the absence left by Stephanie March.

Tragedy

Episode: 1

Manic

Episode: 2

Mother

Episode: 3

Loss

Episode: 4

Serendipity

Episode: 5

Coerced

Episode: 6

Choice

Episode: 7

Abomination

Episode: 8

Control

Episode: 9

Shaken

Episode: 10

Escape

Episode: 11

Brotherhood

Episode: 12

Hate

Episode: 13

Ritual

Episode: 14

Families

Episode: 15

Home

Episode: 16

Mean

Episode: 17

Careless

Episode: 18

Sick

Episode: 19

Lowdown

Episode: 20

Criminal

Episode: 21

Painless

Episode: 22

Bound

Episode: 23

Poison

Episode: 24

Head

Episode: 25

Season 6 ( 2004-09-21)

The 6th season was halfway through airing when Mariska Hargitay won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama, becoming the first regular cast member of any Law & Order series to win a Golden Globe.

Birthright

Episode: 1

Debt

Episode: 2

Obscene

Episode: 3

Scavenger

Episode: 4

Outcry

Episode: 5

Conscience

Episode: 6

Charisma

Episode: 7

Doubt

Episode: 8

Weak

Episode: 9

Haunted

Episode: 10

Contagious

Episode: 11

Identity

Episode: 12

Quarry

Episode: 13

Game

Episode: 14

Hooked

Episode: 15

Ghost

Episode: 16

Rage

Episode: 17

Pure

Episode: 18

Intoxicated

Episode: 19

Night (I)

Episode: 20

Blood

Episode: 21

Parts

Episode: 22

Goliath

Episode: 23

Season 7 ( 2005-09-20)

The 7th season was critically the show's most successful season, both lead actors received nominations at the 2006 Emmy Awards with a win by Mariska Hargitay.

Demons

Episode: 1

Design (I)

Episode: 2

911

Episode: 3

Ripped

Episode: 4

Strain

Episode: 5

Raw

Episode: 6

Name

Episode: 7

Starved

Episode: 8

Rockabye

Episode: 9

Storm

Episode: 10

Alien

Episode: 11

Infected

Episode: 12

Blast

Episode: 13

Taboo

Episode: 14

Manipulated

Episode: 15

Gone

Episode: 16

Class

Episode: 17

Venom

Episode: 18

Fault

Episode: 19

Fat

Episode: 20

Web

Episode: 21

Influence

Episode: 22

Season 8 ( 2006-09-19)

The 8th season saw the introduction of a new partner for Detective Stabler, early episodes of Season 8 took on a significantly different focus when compared to those of previous seasons.

Informed

Episode: 1

Clock

Episode: 2

Recall

Episode: 3

Uncle

Episode: 4

Confrontation

Episode: 5

Infiltrated

Episode: 6

Underbelly

Episode: 7

Cage

Episode: 8

Choreographed

Episode: 9

Scheherazade

Episode: 10

Burned

Episode: 11

Outsider

Episode: 12

Loophole

Episode: 13

Dependent

Episode: 14

Haystack

Episode: 15

Philadelphia

Episode: 16

Sin

Episode: 17

Responsible

Episode: 18

Florida

Episode: 19

Annihilated

Episode: 20

Pretend

Episode: 21

Screwed

Episode: 22

Season 9 ( 2007-09-25)

The 9th season aired on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET. Mariska Hargitay, having won a Golden Globe Award in 2005, received her second Golden Globe nomination for her work in the ninth season.

Alternate

Episode: 1

Avatar

Episode: 2

Impulsive

Episode: 3

Savant

Episode: 4

Harm

Episode: 5

Svengali

Episode: 6

Blinded

Episode: 7

Fight

Episode: 8

Paternity

Episode: 9

Snitch

Episode: 10

Streetwise

Episode: 11

Signature

Episode: 12

Unorthodox

Episode: 13

Inconceivable

Episode: 14

Undercover

Episode: 15

Closet

Episode: 16

Authority

Episode: 17

Trade

Episode: 18

Cold

Episode: 19

Season 10 ( 2008-09-22)

The 10th season was the last season of the show to occupy the Tuesday 10 p.m. timeslot.

Trials

Episode: 1

Confession

Episode: 2

Swing

Episode: 3

Lunacy

Episode: 4

Retro

Episode: 5

Babes

Episode: 6

Wildlife

Episode: 7

Persona

Episode: 8

PTSD

Episode: 9

Smut

Episode: 10

Stranger

Episode: 11

Hothouse

Episode: 12

Snatched

Episode: 13

Transitions

Episode: 14

Lead

Episode: 15

Ballerina

Episode: 16

Hell

Episode: 17

Baggage

Episode: 18

Selfish

Episode: 19

Crush

Episode: 20

Liberties

Episode: 21

Zebras

Episode: 22

Season 11 ( 2009-09-23)

The 11th season was moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. On March 3, 2010 SVU returned to its previous time slot of 10 p.m. ET. On January 22, 2010, in the wake of the conflict between Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, NBC announced that they would order two additional episodes to fill in the gaps of the departing The Jay Leno Show.

Unstable

Episode: 1

Sugar

Episode: 2

Solitary

Episode: 3

Hammered

Episode: 4

Hardwired

Episode: 5

Spooked

Episode: 6

Users

Episode: 7

Turmoil

Episode: 8

Perverted

Episode: 9

Anchor

Episode: 10

Quickie

Episode: 11

Shadow

Episode: 12

P.C.

Episode: 13

Savior

Episode: 14

Confidential

Episode: 15

Witness

Episode: 16

Disabled

Episode: 17

Bedtime

Episode: 18

Conned

Episode: 19

Beef

Episode: 20

Torch

Episode: 21

Ace

Episode: 22

Wannabe

Episode: 23

Shattered

Episode: 24

Season 12 ( 2010-09-22)

This was the first season that the show did not air alongside the original Law & Order.

Locum

Episode: 1

Bullseye

Episode: 2

Behave

Episode: 3

Merchandise

Episode: 4

Wet

Episode: 5

Branded

Episode: 6

Trophy

Episode: 7

Penetration

Episode: 8

Gray

Episode: 9

Rescue

Episode: 10

Pop

Episode: 11

Possessed

Episode: 12

Mask

Episode: 13

Dirty

Episode: 14

Flight

Episode: 15

Spectacle

Episode: 16

Pursuit

Episode: 17

Bully

Episode: 18

Bombshell

Episode: 19

Totem

Episode: 20

Reparations

Episode: 21

Bang

Episode: 22

Delinquent

Episode: 23

Smoked

Episode: 24

Season 13 ( 2011-09-21)

Season 13 dealt with the departure of Detective Elliot Stabler from the Special Victims Unit after a shooting in the squad room.

Scorched Earth

Episode: 1

Personal Fouls

Episode: 2

Blood Brothers

Episode: 3

Double Strands

Episode: 4

Missing Pieces

Episode: 5

True Believers

Episode: 6

Russian Brides

Episode: 7

Educated Guess

Episode: 8

Lost Traveller

Episode: 9

Spiraling Down

Episode: 10

Theatre Tricks

Episode: 11

Official Story

Episode: 12

Father's Shadow

Episode: 13

Home Invasions

Episode: 14

Hunting Ground

Episode: 15

Child's Welfare

Episode: 16

Justice Denied

Episode: 17

Valentine's Day

Episode: 18

Street Revenge

Episode: 19

Father Dearest

Episode: 20

Learning Curve

Episode: 21

Strange Beauty

Episode: 22

Rhodium Nights

Episode: 23

Season 14 ( 2012-09-26)

The series' landmark 300th episode aired this season on October 24, 2012, watched by 6.77 million total viewers. This is the first season of SVU to have any kind of crossover with now-ended Law & Order spinoff - Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Lost Reputation (1)

Episode: 1

Above Suspicion (2)

Episode: 2

Twenty-Five Acts

Episode: 3

Acceptable Loss

Episode: 4

Manhattan Vigil

Episode: 5

Friending Emily

Episode: 6

Vanity's Bonfire

Episode: 7

Lessons Learned

Episode: 8

Dreams Deferred

Episode: 9

Presumed Guilty

Episode: 10

Beautiful Frame

Episode: 11

Criminal Hatred

Episode: 12

Monster's Legacy

Episode: 13

Secrets Exhumed

Episode: 14

Deadly Ambition

Episode: 15

Funny Valentine

Episode: 16

Undercover Blue

Episode: 17

Legitimate Rape

Episode: 18

Born Psychopath

Episode: 19

Girl Dishonored

Episode: 20

Traumatic Wound

Episode: 21

Poisoned Motive

Episode: 22

Brief Interlude

Episode: 23

Her Negotiation

Episode: 24

Season 15 ( 2013-09-25)

Surrender Benson

Episode: 1

Imprisoned Lives

Episode: 2

American Tragedy

Episode: 3

Internal Affairs

Episode: 4

Wonderland Story

Episode: 5

October Surprise

Episode: 6

Dissonant Voices

Episode: 7

Military Justice

Episode: 8

Rapist Anonymous

Episode: 9

Psycho/Therapist

Episode: 10

Amaro's One-Eighty

Episode: 11

Jersey Breakdown

Episode: 12

Betrayal's Climax

Episode: 13

Wednesday's Child

Episode: 14

Comic Perversion (I)

Episode: 15

Gridiron Soldier

Episode: 16

Gambler's Fallacy

Episode: 17

Criminal Stories

Episode: 18

Downloaded Child

Episode: 19

Beast's Obsession

Episode: 20

Post-Mortem Blues

Episode: 21

Reasonable Doubt

Episode: 22

Thought Criminal

Episode: 23

Spring Awakening

Episode: 24

Season 16 ( 2014-09-24)

Girls Disappeared

Episode: 1

American Disgrace

Episode: 2

Producer's Backend

Episode: 3

Holden's Manifesto

Episode: 4

Pornstar's Requiem

Episode: 5

Glasgowman's Wrath

Episode: 6

Chicago Crossover (II)

Episode: 7

Spousal Privilege

Episode: 8

Pattern Seventeen

Episode: 9

Forgiving Rollins

Episode: 10

Agent Provocateur

Episode: 11

Padre Sandunguero

Episode: 12

Decaying Morality

Episode: 13

Intimidation Game

Episode: 14

Undercover Mother

Episode: 15

December Solstice

Episode: 16

Parole Violations

Episode: 17

Devastating Story

Episode: 18

Granting Immunity

Episode: 19

Daydream Believer (III)

Episode: 20

Perverted Justice

Episode: 21

Parents' Nightmare

Episode: 22

Surrendering Noah

Episode: 23

Season 17 ( 2015-09-23)

Devil's Dissections (1)

Episode: 1

Criminal Pathology (2)

Episode: 2

Transgender Bridge

Episode: 3

Institutional Fail

Episode: 4

Community Policing

Episode: 5

Maternal Instincts

Episode: 6

Patrimonial Burden

Episode: 7

Melancholy Pursuit

Episode: 8

Depravity Standard

Episode: 9

Catfishing Teacher

Episode: 10

Townhouse Incident

Episode: 11

A Misunderstanding

Episode: 12

Forty-One Witnesses

Episode: 13

Nationwide Manhunt (I)

Episode: 14

Collateral Damages

Episode: 15

Star-Struck Victims

Episode: 16

Manhattan Transfer

Episode: 17

Unholiest Alliance

Episode: 18

Sheltered Outcasts

Episode: 19

Fashionable Crimes

Episode: 20

Assaulting Reality

Episode: 21

Intersecting Lives (1)

Episode: 22

Heartfelt Passages (2)

Episode: 23

Season 18 ( 2016-09-21)

Terrorized

Episode: 1

Making a Rapist

Episode: 2

Imposter

Episode: 3

Heightened Emotions

Episode: 4

Rape Interrupted

Episode: 5

Broken Rhymes

Episode: 6

Next Chapter

Episode: 7

Chasing Theo

Episode: 8

Decline and Fall

Episode: 9

Motherly Love

Episode: 10

Great Expectations

Episode: 11

No Surrender

Episode: 12

Genes

Episode: 13

Net Worth

Episode: 14

Know It All

Episode: 15

The Newsroom

Episode: 16

Real Fake News

Episode: 17

Spellbound

Episode: 18

Conversion

Episode: 19

American Dream (1)

Episode: 20

Sanctuary (2)

Episode: 21

Season 19 ( 2017-09-27)

Gone Fishin'

Episode: 1

Mood

Episode: 2

Contrapasso

Episode: 3

No Good Reason

Episode: 4

Complicated

Episode: 5

Unintended Consequences

Episode: 6

Something Happened

Episode: 7

Intent

Episode: 8

Gone Baby Gone

Episode: 9

Pathological

Episode: 10

Flight Risk

Episode: 11

Info Wars

Episode: 12

The Undiscovered Country

Episode: 13

Chasing Demons

Episode: 14

In Loco Parentis

Episode: 15

Dare

Episode: 16

Send In the Clowns

Episode: 17

Service

Episode: 18

Sunk Cost Fallacy

Episode: 19

The Book of Esther

Episode: 20

Guardian

Episode: 21

Mama

Episode: 22

Remember Me (1)

Episode: 23

Remember Me Too (2)

Episode: 24

Season 20 ( 2018-09-27)

Man Up

Episode: 1

Man Down

Episode: 2

Zero Tolerance

Episode: 3

Revenge

Episode: 4

Accredo

Episode: 5

Exile

Episode: 6

Caretaker

Episode: 7

Hell's Kitchen

Episode: 8

Mea Culpa

Episode: 9

Alta Kockers

Episode: 10

Plastic

Episode: 11

Dear Ben

Episode: 12

A Story of More Woe

Episode: 13

Part 33

Episode: 14

Brothel

Episode: 15

Facing Demons

Episode: 16

Missing

Episode: 17

Blackout

Episode: 18

Dearly Beloved

Episode: 19

The Good Girl

Episode: 20

Exchange

Episode: 21

Diss

Episode: 22

Assumptions

Episode: 23

End Game

Episode: 24

Season 21 ( 2019-09-26)

I'm Going to Make You a Star

Episode: 1

The Darkest Journey Home

Episode: 2

Down Low in Hell's Kitchen

Episode: 3

The Burden of Our Choices

Episode: 4

At Midnight in Manhattan

Episode: 5

Murdered at a Bad Address

Episode: 6

Counselor, It's Chinatown

Episode: 7

We Dream of Machine Elves

Episode: 8

Can't Be Held Accountable

Episode: 9

Must Be Held Accountable

Episode: 10

She Paints for Vengeance

Episode: 11

The Longest Night of Rain

Episode: 12

Redemption in Her Corner

Episode: 13

I Deserve Some Loving Too

Episode: 14

Swimming With the Sharks

Episode: 15

Eternal Relief from Pain

Episode: 16

Dance, Lies and Videotape

Episode: 17

Garland's Baptism by Fire

Episode: 18

Solving for the Unknowns

Episode: 19

The Things We Have to Lose

Episode: 20

Season 22 ( 2020-11-12)

Guardians and Gladiators

Episode: 1

Ballad of Dwight and Irena

Episode: 2

Remember Me In Quarantine

Episode: 3

Sightless in a Savage Land

Episode: 4

Turn Me On, Take Me Private

Episode: 5

The Long Arm of the Witness

Episode: 6

Hunt, Trap, Rape, and Release

Episode: 7

The Only Way Out Is Through

Episode: 8

Return of the Prodigal Son (I)

Episode: 9

Welcome to the Pedo Motel

Episode: 10

Our Words Will Not Be Heard

Episode: 11

In The Year We All Fell Down

Episode: 12

Trick-Rolled at the Moulin (I)

Episode: 13

Post-Graduate Psychopath

Episode: 14

What Can Happen in the Dark

Episode: 15

Wolves In Sheep's Clothing

Episode: 16

Season 23 ( 2021-09-23)

And the Empire Strikes Back

Episode: 1

Never Turn Your Back on Them

Episode: 2

I Thought You Were On My Side

Episode: 3

One More Tale of Two Victims

Episode: 4

Fast Times @TheWheelHouse

Episode: 5

The Five Hundredth Episode

Episode: 6

They'd Already Disappeared

Episode: 7

Nightmares in Drill City

Episode: 8

People vs. Richard Wheatley (I)

Episode: 9

Silent Night, Hateful Night

Episode: 10

Burning With Rage Forever

Episode: 11

Tommy Baker's Hardest Fight

Episode: 12

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Episode: 13

Video Killed the Radio Star

Episode: 14

Promising Young Gentleman

Episode: 15

Sorry If It Got Weird For You

Episode: 16

Once Upon a Time in El Barrio

Episode: 17

Eighteen Wheels a Predator

Episode: 18

Tangled Strands of Justice

Episode: 19

Did You Believe in Miracles? (I)

Episode: 20

Confess Your Sins To Be Free

Episode: 21

A Final Call at Forlini's Bar

Episode: 22

Season 24 ( 2022-09-22)

Gimme Shelter (II)

Episode: 1

The One You Feed

Episode: 2

Mirror Effect

Episode: 3

The Steps We Cannot Take

Episode: 4

Breakwater

Episode: 5

Controlled Burn

Episode: 6

Dead Ball

Episode: 7

A Better Person

Episode: 8

And a Trauma In a Pear Tree

Episode: 9

Jumped In

Episode: 10
Sep 20, 1999 (en)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
[43] Min
  • First Air Date Sep 20, 1999
  • Production
    USA Network, Wolf Films, Universal Television
  • Rotten tomato 79.46%
Original Title Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
en

Standing for victims.

Overview

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

  1. Music Supervisor

  2. Producer