Season 3

The 3rd season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered Friday, September 28, 2001 and ended Friday, May 17, 2002 on NBC. It occupied the Friday 10:00 p.m. timeselot once again.

Season episodes list 3

S03E01

S03E01 : Repression 8.19/10 (aired on 09/28/2001)

After therapy uncovers repressed memories of abuse and fearing her seven-year-old sister is…
S03E02

S03E02 : Wrath 8.24/10 (aired on 10/05/2001)

The detectives investigate three murders that seemingly have with no connection to each other, but…
S03E03

S03E03 : Stolen 8.38/10 (aired on 10/12/2001)

The kidnapping of an infant at a grocery store leads to a scheme of snatching and selling babies…
S03E04

S03E04 : Rooftop 8.18/10 (aired on 10/19/2001)

When an HIV-positive male with a record of assaulting underage girls is discovered in a sexual…
S03E05

S03E05 : Tangled 8.07/10 (aired on 10/26/2001)

When arriving party guests find a prominent doctor murdered and his wife raped, the investigation…
S03E06

S03E06 : Redemption 8.16/10 (aired on 11/02/2001)

Stabler is teamed up with John 'Hawk' Hawkins to capture a serial rapist/murderer whom Hawk…
S03E07

S03E07 : Sacrifice 8.2/10 (aired on 11/09/2001)

A shooting outside of a gay bar leads the detectives to the victim's family, which includes a…
S03E08

S03E08 : Inheritance 8.07/10 (aired on 11/16/2001)

The search for a serial rapist leads to a suspect who was himself a product of rape, and whose…
S03E09

S03E09 : Care 8.2/10 (aired on 11/23/2001)

The battered body of a five-year-old girl in foster care is discovered, and suspicion soon turns to…
S03E10

S03E10 : Ridicule 8.55/10 (aired on 12/14/2001)

What appears as an accidental death leads to a case involving a male stripper who claims that the…
S03E11

S03E11 : Monogamy 8.29/10 (aired on 01/04/2002)

The wife of a psychiatrist, seven months pregnant, is found unconscious and bleeding in a parking…
S03E12

S03E12 : Protection 7.77/10 (aired on 01/11/2002)

A 6-year-old boy wounded in a shooting is brought to the hospital ER but abandonded by the brother…
S03E13

S03E13 : Prodigy 8.3/10 (aired on 01/18/2002)

When an animal rights activist is found decapitated in the park, Benson and Stabler must determine…
S03E14

S03E14 : Counterfeit 7.97/10 (aired on 01/25/2002)

A woman is found raped and killed by her car. Benson and Tutuola try to figure out why there were…
S03E15

S03E15 : Execution 8.3/10 (aired on 02/01/2002)

As an inmate gets closer and closer to his death penalty sentence, Stabler struggles to find out…
S03E16

S03E16 : Popular 8.08/10 (aired on 03/01/2002)

Stabler's wife tells him that her friend (a nurse) treated a young girl for rape by a teacher. …
S03E17

S03E17 : Surveillance 8.1/10 (aired on 03/08/2002)

The sexual assault of a cellist leads the detectives to a stalking case where the suspect uses…
S03E18

S03E18 : Guilt 8.29/10 (aired on 03/29/2002)

When A.D.A. Cabot is faced with a reluctant witness in a child molestation case, she goes above and…
S03E19

S03E19 : Justice 7.89/10 (aired on 04/05/2002)

In investigating the sexual assault of a 16-year-old, it's discovered that the victim is the…
S03E20

S03E20 : Greed 8.19/10 (aired on 04/26/2002)

Investigating the assault of the wife of a restaurateur during a robbery, leads the detectives to a…
S03E21

S03E21 : Denial 8.46/10 (aired on 05/03/2002)

When a heroin junkie is found raped, Tutuola takes an interest in Claire, but he's not the only…
S03E22

S03E22 : Competence 8.5/10 (aired on 05/10/2002)

The investigation into the rape and impregnation of a young girl with Down's Syndrome uncovers a…
S03E23

S03E23 : Silence 7.99/10 (aired on 05/17/2002)

A murder in a church leads Benson and Stabler to an alleged cover-up involving sexual abuse by a…