Coming off a gripping 16th season that included a massive crossover with the heroic teams of "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D.," the longest-running primetime drama on television once again proved it's still got plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
The SVU is called to a familiar crime scene - the beach where serial killer Gregory Yates (guest star Dallas Roberts) buried his many victims. When another body washes ashore, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish) tries to coax him into confessing, but the surprising information he provides sends shockwaves through the police department. Part One of Two.
The SVU is called to a familiar crime scene - the beach where serial killer Gregory Yates (guest star Dallas Roberts) buried his many victims. When another body washes ashore, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish) tries to coax him into confessing, but the surprising information he provides sends shockwaves through the police department. Part Two of Two.
When a transgender teen is taunted by high school kids, bullying escalates to tragedy.
Whoopi Goldberg guest stars on SVU. A starving toddler found wandering the streets alone leads detectives to the home of Manuela Ozuna (guest star Jessica Pimental) and another child in grave condition.
The NYPD falls under seige after the shooting of an unarmed black man.
Rollins' family is entangled in a rape case.
The SVU investigates an unraveling web of secrets when the virtuous 13 year-old daughter of a famous reality TV family discovers she's pregnant.
The hunt for a missing teenage girl takes an emotional toll on Sgt. Dodds, and DNA evidence becomes a crucial lead in finding the girl's abductor.
Lt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) seeks justice in the trial of child abductor Lewis Hodda (returning guest star Tom Sizemore).
A high school student plans a clandestine hookup with his female teacher but ends up in a far more sinister situation.
Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is taken hostage when she tries to stop a violent home invasion.
A murky he-said, she-said date rape case ruins the futures of two high school students.
A woman is followed home and raped outside her building, where several neighbors witness the crime but fail to call for help.
Chicago P.D. detectives Lindsay (guest star Sophia Bush) and Dawson (guest star Jon Seda) join the SVU in the hunt for two escaped murderers (returning guest stars Dallas Roberts and Jefferson Mays) they helped to convict.
An undercover sting leads to the takedown of an online pedophile ring and the arrest of two high-profile suspects.
When a lack of evidence leads Barba (Raúl Esparza) to drop rape charges against a popular actor, Rollins (Kelli Giddish) takes matters into her own hands.
An investigation into the sexual exploitation of underage Catholic schoolgirls leads to shocking charges against judges, legislators, DAs, and members of the NYPD.
When one of their own is implicated in a cover-up, the SVU struggles to unravel a sex trafficking operation deeply-rooted in government offices, the police department, and the Catholic Church.
Detective Carisi lives undercover at a homeless shelter to determine if one of its sex offender residents is the suspect in a string of neighborhood rapes.
A young model is raped by a renowned fashion house photographer, who looks to his successful brother to make the charges disappear.
The producers of a reality dating series make Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the SVU part of the show when they investigate a contestant's claim that she was raped.
A corrections officer (Garrett) is arrested for sexually assaulting female inmates in and out of prison, and the union that supports him targets Barba (Raúl Esparza) and the SVU.
When the investigation of Corrections Officer Gary Munson (guest star Brad Garrett) deepens, he and his union take drastic actions that threaten the lives of ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) and the SVU squad.