The worst offense calls for the best defense, and ours comes in the form of Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her partner Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). Or, as we like to call them: good cop, good cop. Along with a dynamic group of detectives, they devote their lives to the Special Victims Unit of the NYPD.
A foster couple (Cusack and Strauss) call Detectives Benson (Hargitay) and Stabler (Meloni) to the scene of the crime when their ten-year-old adopted daughter disappears. It soon comes to light that she ran away to meet with a man named Erik Weber (guest star Henry Ian Cusick), whom she met on the internet and whom Benson and Stabler suspect of ulterior motives regarding the girl. Weber denies any wrongdoing, and also expresses romantic interest in Benson. However, as the investigation continues, the detectives realize that the girl’s foster parents may be hiding something that could change the entire course of the case. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).
Benson and Stabler investigate the attacks of two little girls and fear they are dealing with a serial rapist.
Benson and Stabler help a repeat rape victim stand up to her attacker. Jennifer Love Hewitt guest stars.
A teenage girl's death exposes a human trafficking ring and leads Detectives Benson and Stabler to team up with an old friend at the U.S. Attorney's Office. Gloria Reuben guest stars.
Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler find an unlikely motive and several suspects in the poisoning death of a corporate executive. Paula Patton and David Krumholtz guest star.
Detectives Benson and Stabler look for a connection between two men beaten and branded by their attacker. David Alan Grier guest stars.
The investigation of a young woman's rape and murder puts Detective Benson and Detective Stabler in danger. Maria Bello Guest Stars.
Benson and Stabler try to help FBI agent Dana Lewis (guest star Marcia Gay Harden) when an undercover assignment turns into a rape case.
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the rape of a college student and ADA Sonya Paxton returns to shake things up.
Detectives Stabler and Benson investigate a rape case while continuing the search for a young boy's mother (Guest Star Maria Bello).
When a young boy's body is found on a park carousel, detectives uncover a disturbing gambling ring.
When a man finds his girlfriend unconscious in her apartment, a haunting crime from the past re-emerges.
Capt. Jackson (Guest Star Jeremy Irons) and his estranged daughter are reunited by her partner, Debbie Shields (Guest Star A.J. Cook) under unfortunate circumstances.
Detective Saliyah "Sunny " Qadri (guest Star Shoreh Aghdashloo) teams up with Benson to investigate the murder of a District Attorney.
When billionaire Jordan Kress (Colm Feore) is questioned in a sexual abuse case, his powerful attorney Dwight Stanitch (Robert Klein) makes detectives Benson and Stabler question the power of money.
Stabler investigates a rape that was broadcast across a college campus.
Debra Messing guest stars as television host Alicia Harding, who is helped by her old friend, ADA Sonya Paxton (guest star Christine Lahti), after receiving threatening messages.
Detectives Benson and Stabler go in search of a murderer after Cindi (guest star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps) discovers a dead woman in her apartment.
A stabbing victim leads Benson and Stabler to go undercover at a swingers club where the main atttraction is a minx named Cassandra Davina (guest star Rose McGowan).
Captain Jackson (guest star Jeremy Irons) returns when Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the murder of a young girl.
ADA Casey Novak (guest star Diane Neal) returns when a man is accused of rape and his cousin DDA Jonah Dekker (guest star Terrence Howard) steps in to defend him.
Benson and Stabler question Dede Aston (Guest star Lori Singer) and her fiance Ken Turner (Guest star John Stamos) after Dede's recently adopted baby is found abandoned on a playground.
Rita Wilson guest stars as Bree Walsh, the over-protective mother of a teenage boy who is found naked in a stranger's apartment.
Detectives Benson and Stabler never expect that their investigation of an accused rapist will put everyone in danger when it leads to a deadly shootout in the precinct.