Season 18

Season 18 (2016)

Episodes List

Ep.1 Terrorized

Air Date: 2016-09-21

A young boy is found wandering alone in Central Park and the search for his parents leads to startling evidence of a planned mass casualty event in the city. As the SVU works with the joint-terrorism task force to find the suspects and the motive, Lt. Benson must also convince Barba to address allegations of rape and torture the boy's mother discloses.

Ep.2 Making a Rapist

Air Date: 2016-09-28

Newly tested DNA evidence leads to the exoneration of a prisoner who served 16 years for a rape conviction. However, he's investigated again one day later in the wake of a shocking new crime.

Ep.3 Imposter

Air Date: 2016-10-05

When a man uses a false identity to lure a vulnerable married woman to bed, Barba thinks the evidence amounts to rape.

Ep.4 Heightened Emotions

Air Date: 2016-10-12

A sexually assaulted athlete's double life could destroy her Olympic career and ruin the case against her attacker; Rollins sister is released from prison on parole.

Ep.5 Rape Interrupted

Air Date: 2016-10-26

A sergeant makes Benson choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.

Ep.6 Broken Rhymes

Air Date: 2016-11-09

A record label CEO and his protégé are questioned for their involvement in the assault of a transgender student.

Ep.7 Next Chapter

Air Date: 2017-01-04

The SVU team investigates a woman has been sexually assaulted by a masked man, but she believes the rapist is the same man who went to jail for stalking her. Meanwhile, Tucker contemplates retirement and a future with Benson.

Ep.8 Chasing Theo

Air Date: 2017-01-11

A 6 year-old boy disappears from his bed in the midst of a wild, drug-fueled party thrown by his mother. With a child's life on the line, the case causes Benson to scrutinize her own role as a mother.

Ep.9 Decline and Fall

Air Date: 2017-01-18

The powerful family of a retail empire closes ranks when a bartender accuses one of their own of rape.

Ep.10 Motherly Love

Air Date: 2017-02-08

In the series 400th episode, a teenaged boy uses a rifle to stop an assault on his mother, but soon learns the target was someone he knows.

Ep.11 Great Expectations

Air Date: 2017-02-15

The SVU investigates the players of a top youth hockey team after a vicious locker room hazing.

Ep.12 No Surrender

Air Date: 2017-02-22

Fin revisits his military roots when a fellow Army Ranger struggles to recover from a sexual assault.

Ep.13 Genes

Air Date: 2017-03-22

An investigation hits a nerve with Benson when a suspect claims his genetics causes him to commit rape.

Ep.14 Net Worth

Air Date: 2017-03-29

A top-level investment banker accuses her billionaire client of rape.

Ep.15 Know It All

Air Date: 2017-04-05

A man under investigation for rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of those working the case.

Ep.16 The Newsroom

Air Date: 2017-04-26

Benson and Barba ask witnesses to put their jobs on the line after a news anchor makes an on-air disclosure of rape against her boss.

Ep.17 Real Fake News

Air Date: 2017-05-03

A fake news story leads the squad to a real child sex trafficking ring.

Ep.18 Spellbound

Air Date: 2017-05-10

A popular spiritual guru with a dark past is accused of rape.

Ep.19 Conversion

Air Date: 2017-05-17

A young woman visiting NYC with her church group is raped by a friend.

Ep.20 American Dream (1)

Air Date: 2017-05-24

A hate crime is committed against a Muslim family, resulting in the death of their daughter. Things get complicated when a crucial witness in the case is deported, forcing Barba to drop the charges against a suspect.

Ep.21 Sanctuary (2)

Air Date: 2017-05-24

In the 18th-season finale, two families seek justice for their loved ones in the wake of a suspect's unexpected release. Soon, public protests on the matter escalate to violence, leading Benson to go to desperate lengths to make an arrest.