It marked March's first appearance on the show since. Meanwhile, Rollins' unprofessional work in the case and taking it personally leads to her revealing a secret from her recent romantic life. The team investigate her claim but things become difficult quickly when her statement is questioned due to her condition and her recollection on events and timelines. I won't choose a side. Meanwhile, Stone's sister, Pamela, develops and he has to make a tough decision about her treatment.
Chernuchin, who also held the same position at the time Waterston joined the original series in 1994; Chernuchin is credited as the creator of the McCoy character. Stone reveals to Benson that he moved to New York to take care of his sister, who is mentally ill and in a home upstate. In the thirteenth episode, Raúl Esparza departed the cast after six seasons on the show. Season 20, Episode 25 May 16, 2019 Season 20, Episode 25 May 16, 2019 The Season 20 finale: A teenager is found dead in the Hudson River, and Lt. While police are searching for the woman and the man, who now appears to be the woman's rapist, Benson enters the apartment where the two are located and is herself taken hostage. When the detectives try to find her body at a dump, they find that the dump has been emptied.
Going played Laurel's sister, Leah, who is brought in to help fill in the blanks. McCormick also guest starred in the season finale. Olivia Benson Hargitay and her elite squad of New York City Police Department detectives who investigate crimes including sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. Thomas' cameo appearance occurs in the midst of a missing persons investigation. The police procedural centers on Lt.
Olivia's worst nightmare comes true when she gets some horrifying news about Noah. However, it quickly becomes intense when the rape victim starts to break down in fear, stress, and desperation. Nevertheless, Benson investigates, hoping to get justice for the elderly woman. Meanwhile, Rollins and Carisi get into a bar fight, and Benson sets firm ground rules with Sheila about what she can and cannot tell Noah about his past and family background. Benson then becomes a witness to unfolding events. Walters played the rape victim, Laurel Linwood, who knows she was raped but can't remember what happened. The case soon goes from bad to worse when the abuse turns to murder.
Meanwhile, Benson and Sheila fight against each other for custody of Noah with Sheila claiming she fears for Noah's safety due to Benson's recent allegations, infuriating Benson and putting them both in an intense and conflict-filled relationship. In August 2017, it was announced that would reprise his role as Assistant State's Attorney Peter Stone from , appearing around the midpoint of the season. Tutuola takes the case personally and gets caught up in it while trying to protect the woman from the brother and the three young men, while Stone takes the case to court. Benson suspects Rob Miller is behind the mysterious death but can't prove it. He is caught by Fin Ice T in the premiere's opening scenes.
. Episode Air Date Episode Name 1 Sep 21, 2016 2 Sep 28, 2016 3 Oct 05, 2016 4 Oct 12, 2016 5 Oct 26, 2016 6 Nov 09, 2016 7 Jan 04, 2017 8 Jan 11, 2017 9 Jan 18, 2017 10 Feb 08, 2017 11 Feb 15, 2017 12 Feb 22, 2017 13 Mar 22, 2017 14 Mar 29, 2017 15 Apr 05, 2017 16 Apr 26, 2017 17 May 03, 2017 18 May 10, 2017 19 May 17, 2017 20 May 24, 2017 21 May 24, 2017. The squad soon learn that she was brutally gang raped by three young men. Amanda Rollins says a change in Benson and Rollins' relationship dynamic is coming. Soon enough though, the case becomes extremely dangerous when the father orders Rollins out of his house at gunpoint. After the girl dies in the hospital due to her injuries, the case takes a shocking twist when it is discovered that the deceased girl's organs were harvested by a surgeon without the parents' consent. Benson brings her into an interrogation room to help her remember the details.
Robinson April 11, 2018 2018-04-11 1918 5. The case goes well until the victim becomes reluctant to testify due to hatred and bullying from her peers and Benson must convince her to be brave. They soon discover that she was in a sleazy hotel with three soldiers from the military. Barba must decide whether to prosecute the women or defend them in the complicated case. The detectives frantically search for her, which ends up in a tragic result for Stone, his sister and the detectives involved. Stone takes the extremely controversial and complicated case to court, hoping to get justice for the deceased girl and her mourning family. When the case is taken to trial, Barba and Benson both fight with each other after struggling to keep their political opinions about the case quiet and both disagreeing with each other, which leaves the squad clashing over sides in the controversial, violent case and sets tensions rising between the detectives and Barba.
Barba eventually convenes with a grand jury to determine the suspected rapists complicity in the crime. The detectives arrest them, but the case takes a twist when the men claim they paid for sex from the woman and that her brother is her pimp. What's so amazing about the show is that the characters are so rich and layered, and they're just filtering me through it. At first, the detectives believe her but, after several misleading reports, the detectives soon find themselves in a complicated position, with Rollins and Carisi fighting about whether her story is true and whether the case should be taken to trial. When she is finally found, she claims that she was raped by three boys from her school at a party, one being one of her best friends. The Special Victims Unit investigate the case, but Carisi's niece claims she lied about the rape, and the charges are dropped. An episode based on the aired on January 17, 2018.
An legal drama, stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raúl Esparza. The Special Victims Unit soon finds out that the father is a vicious child abuser, who is chaining his children in a basement and starving them. Eventually, the girl is found unconscious in the recreation center stripped to her underwear. The detectives soon learn that her two friends left her with a stranger, which makes him the prime suspect. As the hostage siege gets more dangerous, Benson tries to put it to a stop before lives are lost.