Season 12, Ep. 11
Benson and Stabler investigate the beating death of a young boy whose body was abandoned on a carousel. Initially suspecting a school bully, their leads eventually send them to a gambling ring and a shocking twist to the case.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 10
A rape case happens to turn up Vivian Arliss' name, and Benson, who has not given up trying to find Calvin's mother, wants on the investigation. When Cragen gives it to Tutuola and Munch instead, she will risk her job, defying his orders, because of the bond forming between her and Calvin.
Season 12, Ep. 9
Stabler's participation in a Take Back the Night rally at Kathleen's campus results in an extra case for him and Benson when a student claims she was raped. Unfortunately, the case turns out to be a "he said-she said" type with little evidence. Enter Sonya Paxton, and it can only get more complicated.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 8
Benson and Stabler are investigating the rape of Agent Dana Lewis when suddenly she no longer cooperates and cites her undercover assignment as the reason. Frustration leads to the detectives joining her operation, which is protesting the plans to build a mosque at Ground Zero – at least that is what is supposed to be happening.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 7
Benson and Stabler investigate the rape and murder of a woman whose body is found at an industrial laundry facility. The detectives quickly catch up with the prime suspect, but the case ends up to be much more complicated than they thought when evidence of a serial killer is revealed and more victims are found. Meanwhile, Benson's attempt to locate a witness ends with a procedural misstep that will change her life.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 6
The detectives investigate a case where two men have been raped and forever marked by a depraved lunatic, but as they search for a connection between the victims and the perpetrator it becomes clear there's also a link between the victims as well.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 5
When a strait-laced woman is found dead in a fountain after a night on the town, Detectives Benson and Stabler have a hard time putting together a clear picture of the victim. After the tox results are returned, suspicion falls on a professor at a local college with radical politics and equally radical ways to make his points. The question is, how much danger will the detectives put themselves in as long as they make their case against him?View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 4
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a teenaged girl involved in a hit-and-run accident after Dr. Warner rules her death was a homicide based on signs of malnutrition and a recent delivery. When the evidence leads them to a human trafficking operation, however, they contact an old colleague whose promotion has given her some influence. Elsewhere, Captain Cragen becomes increasingly frustrated with the deteriorating condition at his precinct.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 3
Detectives Benson and Stabler find their hands tied when a victim of multiple rapes refuses the rape kit because of the terror of her circumstances. Benson is determined to help, and sets out to find another way, but her research reveals that there are thousands of untested rape kits across the nation. Appalled, she still presses forward with the investigation, finally unearthing a lead in Los Angeles that might see some peace for her victim.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 2
The rape of a 10-year-old girl is so brutal it leaves her unable to recall her own name. Unfortunately, once Fin assists with the ID, the detectives find she's not the only one with memory impairment, and Dr. Huang is brought in to assess her home situation. The case becomes more complicated when Erik Weber reappears and inserts himself where he does not belong, although he may be their only lead, with potentially explosive consequences.View Gallery ►
Season 12, Ep. 1
Benson and Stabler are pulled between suspects when they are called to the home of a missing 10-year-old girl by her adoptive, but controlling, parents. Believing she ran away to meet a man with whom she was friends on the internet, suspicion turns towards Erik Weber whose expressed interest in Benson surprisingly strikes a spark.View Gallery ►
Season 11, Ep. 16
Benson and Stabler investigate the assault of a disabled woman who cannot speak. They narrow in on two prime suspects, the victim's sister (Jill Scott) and nephew (Quinton Aaron), and they try to get the victim to stand up for herself.
Season 11, Ep. 14
Benson and Stabler deal with a murder suspect's fierce lawyer (Lena Olin) as they reopen a similar 20-year-old case. DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) then questions the legality of the attorney's actions.
P.C. / Saviour
Season 11, Ep. 13
The leader of a lesbian-rights organization (Kathy Griffin) assists detectives investigating the murder of a fellow member; Benson and Stabler investigate the murders of young prostitutes, and Benson gets emotionally involved in the case after one victim (Mischa Barton) survives.
Season 11, Ep. 12
A wealthy couple are found murdered, and their daughter (Sarah Paulson) claims she's being stalked by a mysterious man. The stalker turns out to be a Special Frauds detective (Naveen Andrews) who pegs the daughter as a suspect in her parents' murder.
Season 11, Ep. 10
Fin investigates the murders of three children of immigrant families, and he begins to make some headway after observing a fight between an immigration lawyer (John Larroquette) and a devoted fan of a talk-show host who dislikes foreigners.
Season 11, Ep. 9
DNA evidence identifies Benson as the prime suspect in a bike-gang member's murder, and Stabler works to prove her innocence as Munch and Fin proceed with the investigation.
Season 11, Ep. 8
Stabler works with Benson on a rape case until he gets sidetracked by the problems of his son, who has gotten into serious trouble with his best friend, a recovering drug addict.
Season 11, Ep. 7
A teenage girl is murdered, and her father suggests the detectives investigate her controlling therapist. Things get complicated when the therapist produces an alibi and one of his other patients breaks into the morgue.
Season 11, Ep. 6
Benson and Stabler compete with the FBI over a case involving a murder victim linked to a Mexican drug cartel. Federal Agent Dean Porter: Vincent Spano.
Season 11, Ep. 5
The prime suspect in a child-rape case seeks amnesty by offering to give up the leader of a civil-rights group that supports child-adult sexual relationships. Eva Banks played by Rosie Perez.
Season 11, Ep. 4
A man (Scott Foley) wakes up next to a dead woman and has no memory of who she is or what happened. The investigation takes Benson and Stabler in a variety of directions.
Season 11, Ep. 3
A woman (Deborah Ann Woll) goes missing from her apartment, and the prime suspect becomes her ex-con neighbor (Stephen Rea), a bank robber who spent 19 years in solitary confinement.
Season 11, Ep. 2
A young woman’s body is found stuffed inside a suitcase, and police believe that the victim, Mindy Keefe (guest star Julie Craig, THE GUIDING LIGHT), was a train passenger on her way to Tampa when she was murdered. Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson turn to Keefe’s financier boyfriend, Owen Cassidy’s (guest star Matt C. Burns, THE KILL POINT) yacht to investigate. After further searching, the detectives discover Keefe belonged to an online dating website, but the detectives are forced to turn to ADA Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti) when the CEO of the dating website, Vance Shepard (guest star Eric McCormack, WILL & GRACE), refuses to comment on the case.
Season 11, Ep. 1
Officer Nate Kendall (guest star Wentworth Miller, PRISON BREAK) aids a woman in trouble and becomes roped into solving a rape case. While Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson believe that Kendall is not right for the case due to his unstable personality, Executive ADA Sonya Paxton (guest star Christine Lahti, JACK & BOBBY) joins the team, bringing evidence of a common thread among three other rape cases.