Season 13

Law & Order Special Victims Unit - Episodes
Season 13 - (2011 - 2012)

Cast: Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch, Ice T as Detective Odafin Tutuola & Dann Florek as Captian Donald Cragen.

Tamara Tunie as Melinda Warner, Diane Neal as ADA Casey Novak, Stephanie March as ADA Alexandra Cabot, Dean Winters as Brian Cassidy.

Episode - Scorched Earth - 13001 - NBC - 2011

The detectives of the Special Victims Unit are called to the scene when a hotel maid (Anika Noni Rose) reports being assaulted by an Italian diplomat (Franco Nero). Bureau Chief Cutter and ADA Cabot prosecute the high-profile case, which quickly grows more complicated as the maid's credibility is publicly questioned. Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the Manhattan SVU from Atlanta, while Detective Benson struggles to cope with the fall-out from the shooting in the precinct.

Episode - Scorched Earth - 13001 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Personal Fouls - 13002 - NBC - 2011

As a long time coach (Dan Lauria) is inducted to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame by former students, an ex-player (Aaron Tveit) accuses the coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Detective Nick Amaro transfers into the SVU squad from narcotics and is thrown on to the case. The detectives interview former players but no one admits to abuse, forcing Benson and Fin to dig deeper into the coach's most successful player (Mehcad Brooks) and his manager / cousin (Heavy D).

Episode - Personal Fouls - 13002 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Blood Brothers - 13003 - NBC - 2011

When a pregnant thirteen-year-old girl (Piper Curda) refuses to identify her baby's father (Jacob Kogan), Detective Benson and the SVU squad work to determine if she was raped. Their investigation leads to a high-profile political couple (Kyle MacLachlan and Paige Turco) and the son (Anthony Keyvan) of their housekeeper (Judy Reyes). The detectives uncover much more than they bargained for when a family secret is revealed and a family member goes missing.

Episode - Blood Brothers - 13003 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Double Strands - 13004 - NBC - 2011

A dancer is followed home and raped by a man with a distinctive tattoo and the details of the attack remind Detective Rollins of a serial rapist she was tracking back home. The detectives arrest their prime suspect (T.R. Knight), a family man who maintains his innocence, but his description and DNA match this assault and the string of rapes across multiple states that Rollins had been investigating. Although the evidence supports the arrest, the more Detectives Benson and Amaro dig into the man's past, the more they begin to believe his story. 

Episode - Double Strands - 13004 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Missing Pieces - 13005 - NBC - 2011

Amaro is called to a case after spending time with his four-year-old daughter Zara (Alison Fernandez). A young woman (Lisa Joyce) visiting from Buffalo claims that her car was stolen outside a Manhattan convenience store with her baby still buckled in the backseat. Detectives Benson and Amaro get as much information as they can from the anxious mother and her boyfriend (Dennis Flanagan) at the police station, while Detectives Tutuola and Rollins track their path from Buffalo for clues. When the parents' stories don't add up, the detectives must uncover what really happened to the missing baby, and the truth surprises everyone. 

Episode - Missing Pieces - 13005 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - True Believers - 13006 - NBC - 2011

A young music student (Sofia Vassilieva) is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment by young drug dealer (Cedric Sanders). With her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher). As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim's credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case.

Episode - True Believers - 13006 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Russian Brides - 13007 - NBC - 2011

When a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to identify her as a recently engaged Russian mail-order bride. Upon questioning her distraught fiancé (Timothy Busfield), they learn that she was kidnapped and held for ransom the night of their engagement party. While the detectives follow the money to a deadly blackmail scam run by the Russian Mafia, Captain Cragen tracks down another bride (Izabella Miko) and goes undercover as a sad and lonely suitor to lure out a killer (Gary Hope). 

Episode - Russian Brides - 13007 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Educated Guess - 13008 - NBC - 2011

A man in custody (David Gelles) at a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a rape in a break room. Despite the witness' shaky credibility the SVU begins an investigation, but the alleged victim (Natasha Lyonne), denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson and Rollins struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt (Carrie Preston) and mother (J. Smith-Cameron) say she has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past. The detectives eventually learn that the two of them were lying to protect the rapist (Tim Guinee). 

Episode - Educated Guess - 13008 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Lost Traveler - 13009 - NBC - 2011

A Romani child (Cameron Ocasio) disappears on his way home from school. Benson and Amaro interview the distraught parents (Donnie Keshawarz and Alexandra Silber), who are distrustful of the police. The initial investigation leads Fin and Rollins to the powerful leader of the Romani community (Mark Margolis), but he denies any involvement. The family remains hopeful their boy will be found, especially when they discover his cell phone is still active. With the help TARU Tech Leo Gerber (Gilbert Gottfried) and a meddling newspaper reporter (Gavin Lee) with a powerful defense attorney (Ron Rifkin), the detectives narrow suspect pool to a mentally challenged neighbor named Marc Rajic (Michael Barra). Much of their evidence comes from two girls (Quinn Shephard and Lili Reinhart) who appear to know too much about the Romani community. 

Episode - Lost Traveller - 13009 - NBC - 2011.
Episode - Spiraling Down - 13010 - NBC - 2011

A military colleague (Dominic Fumusa) of Detective Amaro's wife (Laura Benanti) reports his fourteen-year-old daughter (Kay Panabaker) missing. The detectives find the girl working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp (Jon Michael Hill). They quickly set up a sting operation to entrap Johns on rape charges with a minor, and arrest an aging pro quarterback (Treat Williams). ADA Cabot seeks to make an example out of the football legend but Detective Benson calls a powerful defense attorney (Andre Braugher) to his aid after the man's wife (Beth Chamberlin) tells her about the brain damage resulting from his injuries on the field.

Episode - Spiraling Down - 13010 - NBC - 2011.

Episode - Theatre Tricks - 13011 - NBC - 2012

An actress (Jenn Proske) in an interactive theater production is raped on stage, while the audience believes it to be part of the show. The SVU detectives hit a dead end in their investigation when they learn the show's passionate director (Fisher Stevens) gave the audience, including the assailant, masks to wear during the performance. Detectives Rollins and Tutuola track down an obsessed fan (Adam Driver) of the young actress who recorded the assault while stalking her, which leads Detectives Benson and Amaro to a respected divorce court judge (Kevin Pollak). With the judge's reputation on the line, the SVU squad explores the underbelly of the New York theater world to uncover who really orchestrated the public attack (Gayle Rankin).

Episode - Theatre Tricks - 13011 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Official Story - 13012 - NBC - 2012

The CEO (John Doman) of a private military contractor is confronted by Occupy Wall Street protesters and later found drugged and sexually assaulted in a park. Detectives Benson and Amaro begin their investigation but find the victim unwilling to cooperate. A much larger crime and conspiracy in Iraq is unveiled when the SVU squad and DA's office learn that the attack was retribution by a father (Holt McCallany) for the rape of his daughter (Megan Ketch). Meanwhile Detective Benson begins to develop feelings for new Executive Assistant District Attorney David Haden (Harry Connick, Jr.).

Episode - Official Story - 13012 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Father's Shadow - 13013 - NBC - 2012

An aspiring actress (Charlotte Graham) is found unconscious in Central Park with drugs in her system and evidence of sexual trauma. Detectives Benson and Amaro pay a visit to the reality show producer (Michael McKean) for whom she had auditioned just before the attack, and stop him from assaulting another actress (Miranda Lambert) on the casting couch. The detectives arrest the producer, but the situation turns dangerous when his distraught son (Cameron Monaghan) takes drastic action in order to get his father out of jail.

Episode - Father's Shadow - 13013 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Home Invasions - 13014 - NBC - 2012

A gunman storms a family's home, killing the parents (Alex Manette and Dawn Evans) and leaving their teenage daughter (Lauren Kelly) in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, The SVU detectives struggle to find a motive for such violence. Of the family's acquaintances, the only one having a criminal record is the brother (Esai Morales) of their housekeeper (Elizabeth Rodriguez). The clues lead to a surprising revelation about Detective Rollins, which threatens her future in the Special Victims Unit.

Episode - Home Invasions - 13014 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Hunting Ground - 13015 - NBC - 2012

Olivia Benson and David Haden's (Harry Connick, Jr.) romantic weekend is interrupted by news that an underage prostitute (Emily Kinney) has gone missing. As the Special Victims Unit detectives dig into her disappearance, they find a pattern of several missing escorts who all posted ads on a popular newspaper's website. From one of the few victims who escaped (Reyna de Courcy), the squad learns that the killer (Fred Arsenault) hunts his victims in a bird sanctuary. The line between Benson and Haden's personal and professional lives starts to blur as the squad races against the clock to find the girl before it's too late.

Episode - Hunting Ground - 13015 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Child's Welfare - 13016 - NBC - 2012

Detective Benson's half-brother Simon Marsden (Michael Weston) turns up in New York after a five-year absence and says that Child Services is threatening to take his children away from him. Benson asks defense attorney Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher) to represent her brother, but the seemingly simple case turns into a disaster for Ellis and his client; and for Olivia who is trying to balance her personal life while trying to solve the case at hand where a homeless couple finds a newborn baby abandoned near a hospital. Detectives Fin, Amaro, and Rollins follow the evidence to a shocking discovery; a couple (Danielle Straastkad and Graham Anderson) abducting girls and imprisoning them so they can give birth to girls, while abandoning boy babies.

Episode - Child's Welfare - 13016 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Justice Denied - 13017 - NBC - 2012

A rape victim (Cynthia LaForte) is brought to the hospital after a harrowing hours-long ordeal, and Detective Benson recognizes the suspect's M.O. from a case she solved eight years ago. The jailed suspect (Guillermo Diaz) confessed to Benson after a tough interrogation but has been claiming his innocence ever since his conviction. The Special Victims Unit is forced to reopen Benson's old case to determine if they are dealing with a copycat or a case of wrongful imprisonment. Re-interviewing a past victim (Samantha Soule) reveals that she may have been raped by someone else (Ramon Hernandez). As Benson's detective work is challenged and scrutinized, her personal relationship with Executive ADA Haden (Harry Connick, Jr.) is also placed in jeopardy when Defense Counselor Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher) gets involved. In the end, Benson and Haden decide that it is best to break off their relationship.

Episode - Justice Denied - 13017 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Valentine's Day - 13018 - NBC - 2012

A rape investigation is set into motion after a husband (Rich Sommer) sees his wife (Chloë Sevigny) being attacked while video chatting. The kidnappers demand ransom, and Detectives Benson, Amaro, Rollins, and Tutuola are on the scene when the missing housewife arrives to pick up the money. She frantically tells the detectives about her ordeal, but Benson grows suspicious of her story. The SVU squad and Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak dig deeper to find out who the real victim is in this increasingly complicated case. Meanwhile Detective Nick Amaro begins to think that his wife is lying to him.

Episode - Valentine's Day - 13018 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Street Revenge - 13019 - NBC - 2012

A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. While a reporter (Gavin Lee) takes every opportunity to publicly criticize police efforts, the Special Victims Unit squad struggles to find a lead in the case until one of the vigilantes (Hani Furstenberg) is attacked and another (Keir O'Donnell) claims to be in love with her. Meanwhile, as the other detectives fight for control over the investigation and angry citizens, Detective Nick Amaro is tailing his wife (Laura Benanti) is and a man from her unit in Iraq (Dominic Fumusa).

Episode - Street Revenge - 13019 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Father Dearest - 13020 - NBC - 2012

Detectives Benson and Amaro investigate the disappearance of a teenaged girl named Cate Avery (Shannon Maree Walsh) after her young brother (Jake Katzman) calls 9-1-1. While Detectives Tutuola and Rollins look into a possible abduction, they discover the girl had been searching for her biological father, an anonymous sperm donor (Eric Close). The investigation takes a startling turn when a suspect (James Van Der Beek) is found to be targeting several young, vulnerable women, all with the same personal connection. But the suspect is not what he seems, and Dr. Huang must delve into the suspect's past to save the other women (Ryann Shane and Heather Marie Wolf) in similar situations.

Episode - Father Dearest - 13020 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Learning Curve - 13021 - NBC - 2012

As Detective Tutuola's son Ken (Ernest Waddell) prepares to tell his father that he is getting married, his fiancé (Miguel Govea) is brutally assaulted by a local street gang. He is the latest in a string of recent hate crimes against gay men, and before SVU can make an arrest, a school teacher (Tony Hale) is similarly brutalized even though he does not fit the pattern. As the detectives search for a connection, they learn that he was dismissed from an elite private school for having an inappropriate relationship with a student (Dylan Minnette). In trying to make their case, they quickly realize that the facts do not add up and that another teacher (Jane Adams) may hold the clues to what really happened.

Episode - Learning Curve - 13021 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Strange Beauty - 13022 - NBC - 2012

While off-duty, Detective Rollins spots a young woman (Morgan Lynch) screaming in the back of a moving taxi. The Special Victims Unit quickly identifies the victim as a rebellious teenager, estranged from her family and experimenting in the world of tattoos and self-mutilation. The case takes an unexpected turn when Dr. Warner presents the detectives with a cleanly severed leg, reminiscent of a similar finding in an old unsolved case. The detectives are drawn into the psychological elements of self-mutilation and ritual amputation as they investigate two brothers (David Eigenberg and Patrick Fischler) and a one-legged acquaintance of theirs (Britt Lower) in order to link the cases and find the missing woman.

Episode - Strange Beauty - 13022 - NBC - 2012.
Episode - Rhodium Nights - 13023 - NBC - 2012

An underage escort is found dead at a wild bachelor party, and Captain Cragen cautions his team to investigate with discretion, as there were several high-profile people at the scene. In their efforts to question a well-known leader in the New York escort world, Bart Ganzel (Peter Jacobson), Detectives Benson and Amaro encounter former SVU detective Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters), who has been working undercover. With his help, the detectives dig deeper into a vicious power struggle between Ganzel's escort business and that of Delia Wilson (Brooke Smith). Meanwhile Detective Amaro's already shaky marriage is brought into focus as a hooker (Pippa Black) that Amaro met undercover begins to make advances on him. Before the case filled with systemic corruption is cracked, a shocking event threatens to destroy the life of one SVU squad member.

Episode - Rhodium Nighs - 13023 - NBC - 2012.
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