Sep. 20, 1999
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60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

This hard-hitting and emotional series chronicles the life and crimes of the elite Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf. SVU celebrated its 300th episode in October 2012.

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

13x01 13 13x01 Scorched Earth
a hotel maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but then doubt arises about her believability. Meanwhile, Atlanta detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) joins the squad as Detective ...
Sep. 21, 2011
13x02 13 13x02 Personal Fouls
An ex-basketball player accuses his old coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Det. Nick Amaro transfers to the squad and helps with the case, which involves interviewing former ...
Sep. 28, 2011
13x03 13 13x03 Blood Brothers
A 13-year-old girl won't reveal who got her pregnant, leading police to suspect she was raped. The suspects include the son of a noteworthy political couple, as well as the son of their ...
Oct. 05, 2011
13x04 13 13x04 Double Strands
A family man is suspected of being a serial rapist in a string of assaults stretching across several states. Mounting evidence points to his guilt, but detectives research his past ...
Oct. 12, 2011
13x05 13 13x05 Missing Pieces
Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her car was stolen while her baby was still in it.
Oct. 19, 2011
13x06 13 13x06 True Believers
The SVU team works together to investigate the case of a promising music student who was brutally raped at gunpoint.
Nov. 02, 2011
13x07 13 13x07 Russian Brides
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 ...
Nov. 09, 2011
13x08 13 13x08 Educated Guess
A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. However, the supposed victim is a fellow patient who has a history of making rape allegations, but she denies ...
Nov. 16, 2011
13x09 13 13x09 Lost Traveler
When a Romani boy vanishes on his way home from school, the Special Victims Unit must penetrate his insular community to find the unlikely abductors.
Nov. 30, 2011
13x10 13 13x10 Spiraling Down
A military colleague of Detective Amaro’s wife reports his 14-year-old daughter missing. The detectives find the girl working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp. They quickly ...
Dec. 07, 2011
13x11 13 13x11 Theatre Tricks
An actress 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 ...
Jan. 11, 2012
13x12 13 13x12 Official Story
Benson and Amaro must work around a resistant victim when the CEO of a military contractor is assaulted
Jan. 18, 2012
13x13 13 13x13 Father’s Shadow
An aspiring actress 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 ...
Feb. 08, 2012
13x14 13 13x14 Home Invasions
A gunman storms a family's home, killing the parents and leaving their teenage daughter in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, Benson and the ...
Feb. 15, 2012
13x15 13 13x15 Hunting Ground
Detectives Benson and Amaro lead the search for a serial killer who is targeting young prostitutes.
Feb. 22, 2012
13x16 13 13x16 Child’s Welfare
Detective Benson calls on Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher) for legal help when her estranged brother, Simon Marsden (Michael Weston) gets caught in a child custody battle. Also, Detectives ...
Feb. 29, 2012
13x17 13 13x17 Valentine’s Day
While video chatting with his wife on the way home from an international business trip, a Wall Street executive watches an intruder assault and abduct her. The kidnappers demand ransom, ...
Apr. 11, 2012
13x18 13 13x18 Justice Denied
A man witnesses his wife's rape and kidnapping while video chatting with her on his way home from a business trip. The abductors seek a ransom, and the case grows more complex as detectives ...
Apr. 18, 2012
13x19 13 13x19 Learning Curve
A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. While Reporter Dennis Griscomb takes every opportunity to publicly ...
Apr. 25, 2012
13x20 13 13x20 Street Revenge
Detectives search for a missing teenage girl who vanished while looking for her biological father, an anonymous sperm donor. A puzzling prime suspect who's targeted several young women ...
May. 02, 2012
13x21 13 13x21 Father Dearest
Detectives investigate a string of hate crimes against gay men, and the victims include the new fiancé of Fin's son. A private-school teacher is then similarly brutalized, and the ...
May. 09, 2012
13x22 13 13x22 Strange Beauty
Police dive into an underground world of self-mutilation and ritual amputation while searching for a missing woman. When a cleanly severed leg is found, the detectives look for links ...
May. 16, 2012
13x23 13 13x23 Rhodium Nights
Season Finale:
May. 23, 2012

Season 13 Characters

Olivia Benson played by Mariska Hargitay
Nick Amaro played by Danny Pino
Amanda Rollins played by Kelli Giddish
John Munch played by Richard Belzer
Odafin Tutuola played by Ice-T
Donald Cragen played by Dann Florek
Dr. Melinda Warner played by Tamara Tunie
Alexandra Cabot played by Stephanie March
Maria Grazie played by Laura Benanti
Detective played by Billy Klein (II)
Bayard Ellis played by Andre Braugher
Casey Novak played by Diane Neal
Executive A.D.A. David Haden played by Harry Connick Jr.
Michael Cutter played by Linus Roache
A.D.A. Rose Caliay played by Tabitha Holbert
Marvin Exley played by Ron Rifkin
Linus Tate played by David Pittu
Judge Serani played by Michael Mastro
Bartender played by Tim Ransom
Jury Foreperson played by Amy Dickenson
Lawyer played by Tausha Bridgeforth
Reporter played by Gil O'Brien
Judge Elana Barth played by Jenna Stern
Dennis Griscomb played by Gavin Lee
Leo Gerber played by Gilbert Gottfried

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Season 13 Videos

50 Shades of Cain
50 Shades of Cain (01:52)

Someone to Watch Over Me
Someone to Watch Over Me (01:23)

Bachelor Party Blues
Bachelor Party Blues (01:04)

The Detectives Discuss DNA Results in the Episode Child's Welfare
The Detectives Discuss DNA Results in the Episode Child's Welfare (00:58)

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Season 13 Quotes

13x17 - Valentine’s Day Season 13 / Episode 17: - Valentine’s Day

Omar Peña: That confession, I took it back right afterwards, did she tell you that?
Detective Nick Amaro: Yeah, was it before or after you were sentenced? It happens all the time.
13x08 - Educated Guess Season 13 / Episode 8: - Educated Guess

Detective Amanda Rollins: You said you were assaulted? Something happened to me on the job, that's why I had to get out of there.
Detective Olivia Benson: Someone you work with?
Detective Amanda Rollins: It wasn't anything worth pursuing.
Detective Olivia Benson: That's how they win. We're not going to let that happen to Gia.
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Season 13 Trivia

  • Episode 18 - Ron Rifkin, who portrays the character of Attorney Marvin Exley, portrayed another attorney, D.A. Ellis Loew in L.A. Confidential, which also featured a police officer character named Edmond Exley (Guy Pearce).
  • Episode 11 - Goof (factual errors): The victim is being introduced as coming from Hennepin, Minnesota and Hennepin is presented as a town. However Hennepin is in fact a county in Minnesota; Minneapolis is in Hennepin county.
  • Episode 19 - The reporter in this episode is called Dennis Griscomb. On Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Third Horseman [season 1/ 11], the main character is also named Dennis Griscomb.
  • Episode 18 - Scenes set at Hong Kong Airport were filmed at New York Kennedy's Terminal 4.
  • Episode 07 - Goof (continuity error): After the M.E. rolls the female body onto her back to look at her face, Benson notices the body has had its fingertips removed. The hand, however, is shown palm up with the victim back on her stomach. She hasn't been rolled over again as the very next shot is Amaro looking at a tattoo

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