Season 1

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an American police procedural television series, premiered on September 20, 1999 on NBC. Created by Dick Wolf, it is the first spin-off of Law & Order and follows the detectives of a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department's Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexually based offenses. SVU originally aired on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST, but it was moved to Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. after the ninth episode. Showrunner Robert Palm felt too disturbed by the subject matter and left after the season's conclusion.

Season episodes list 1

S01E01

S01E01 : Payback 8.35/10 (aired on 09/20/1999)

After cab driver Victor Spicer is found stabbed and his genitals cut off, Benson and Stabler…
S01E02

S01E02 : A Single Life 8.14/10 (aired on 09/27/1999)

When the body of Gretchen Quinn is found wearing only a red slip after having gone through an…
S01E03

S01E03 : ...Or Just Look Like One 7.78/10 (aired on 10/04/1999)

After teen model Jazmin Burgess is dumped, beaten, and raped in front of Roosevelt Hospital, Benson…
S01E04

S01E04 : Hysteria 8.18/10 (aired on 10/11/1999)

When a young woman is found dead, she is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a…
S01E05

S01E05 : Wanderlust 7.77/10 (aired on 10/18/1999)

After a travel writer is found tied up with a woman's undergarments choking off his air supply,…
S01E06

S01E06 : Sophomore Jinx 7.96/10 (aired on 10/25/1999)

After a female student is murdered at a local college, Benson and Stabler turn their attention to…
S01E07

S01E07 : Uncivilized 8.37/10 (aired on 11/15/1999)

When a young boy is found murdered, suspicion leads Benson and Stabler to a recently paroled child…
S01E08

S01E08 : Stalked 8.19/10 (aired on 11/22/1999)

When the body of an assistant district attorney is found raped and beaten in Central Park, Benson…
S01E09

S01E09 : Stocks & Bondage 7.69/10 (aired on 11/29/1999)

The death of a local businesswoman throws the team into the world of bondage and sado-masochism…
S01E10

S01E10 : Closure (1) 8.29/10 (aired on 01/07/2000)

Benson does her best to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack in perfect detail,…
S01E11

S01E11 : Bad Blood 8.1/10 (aired on 01/14/2000)

The death of a young gay man initially leads Benson and Stabler to investigate his father, a…
S01E12

S01E12 : Russian Love Poem 7.48/10 (aired on 01/21/2000)

When multi-millionaire Andrew Harlin is found murdered in his home, Benson and Stabler turn their…
S01E13

S01E13 : Disrobed 8.09/10 (aired on 02/04/2000)

After a judge is found murdered in his car, the detectives begin looking into his background and…
S01E14

S01E14 : Limitations 8.18/10 (aired on 02/11/2000)

At the request of a victim, the police commissioner comes to Cragen with a special request -- close…
S01E15

S01E15 : Entitled (1) 7.8/10 (aired on 02/18/2000)

After a salesman is murdered, the detectives turn their attention to Stephanie Mulroney, the…
S01E16

S01E16 : The Third Guy 8.38/10 (aired on 02/25/2000)

An elderly woman is found tied up and sexually assaulted in her apartment, and suspicion is…
S01E17

S01E17 : Misleader 7.8/10 (aired on 03/31/2000)

After the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure is found murdered in her hotel…
S01E18

S01E18 : Chat Room 7.69/10 (aired on 04/14/2000)

When a teenage girl comes into the squad room to tell the detectives that she was raped by a man…
S01E19

S01E19 : Contact 8.09/10 (aired on 04/28/2000)

After seven young women in a six month time span are raped by a flash and dash assailant on the…
S01E20

S01E20 : Remorse 8.38/10 (aired on 05/05/2000)

Television reporter Sarah Logan refuses to let her recent rape get her down, and talks about her…
S01E21

S01E21 : Nocturne 8.49/10 (aired on 05/12/2000)

After a pharmacy turns over some disturbing photos of a young boy, Benson and Stabler arrest a…
S01E22

S01E22 : Slaves 8.2/10 (aired on 05/19/2000)

After a shopkeeper brings a note for help to the squad, the detectives begin trying to locate a…