Benson's loyalty to Garland is tested. Rollins and Carisi try to keep their witnesses on board when a powerful congressman is identified as a suspect.
The search for a missing witness leads Fin and Kat down a dangerous path. Chief McGrath puts pressure on Garland and Benson to get a conviction.
Benson and Rollins must contend with the FBI and the Organized Crime bureau when a rape victim identifies a dangerous mobster as her assailant.
The SVU searches for a serial rapist who preys on mothers with young children. Benson and Fin struggle under the tightened reins of Chief McGrath.
The SVU faces the fury of social media fans when they arrest two popular influencer brothers.
Nick Amaro returns to ask the SVU for help in clearing a convicted man's name and brings a figure from Benson's past back into her life.
When a teenage sex worker disappears, Rollins and Velasco find a key clue in a pile of neglected missing persons reports.
Carisi asks the SVU for help with a hug investigation when one of the witnesses shows signs of abuse.
Carisi tries Richard Wheatley for the hug of Kathy Stabler. Benson finds herself at odds with a friend when Barba agrees to take the case.
The SVU is called in to help investigate a wave of hate crimes on Christmas Eve. Rollins catches up with an old flame.
A boy disappears after meeting up with an online gamer; Benson suspects her son is being bullied.
When a popular fighter doesn't show up for the biggest bout of the year, Rollins and Velasco are drawn into a complicated web of secrets. McGrath confides in Benson.
A young woman learning about her birth parents asks Benson for help. Carisi and Rollins weigh the risks of taking their relationship public.
Benson investigates allegations against a popular radio personality. Rollins goes undercover when a shocking confession leads to another crime.
Carisi's niece helps a friend report a sexual assault. Benson investigates a college's secret society that preys on female students.
The creator of a dating app is accused of using it to rape women. Velasco's experience as an SVU detective is put on trial.
Velasco asks Benson for help finding three girls who were trafficked from his hometown to New York City.
Rollins and Fin investigate an assault in Kentucky that has striking similarities to that of a victim found in Central Park. Benson receives intel that turns the case upside down.
Garland asks Benson to reopen a missing persons case he worked as a rookie officer. A victim in one of Carisi's recent cases is arrested.
When a student's school reports a girl missing, the squad must track down a trusted family friend for answers. Benson gets a Mother's Day surprise.
When the only evidence in a crime is a church confession, Carisi must find another way to prove his suspect guilty. Benson agrees to meet with an old friend seeking to make amends for past transgressions.
The SVU provides help and protection for a longtime domestic violence victim, but when she winds up at the defendant's table in court, Rollins surprises Carisi with a formidable opponent at trial.