Season 13

The 13th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit debuted on NBC on September 21, 2011, and concluded on May 23, 2012. With Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: Criminal Intent having ended in May 2011 and June 2011 respectively, this season of Law & Order: SVU was broadcast without any other running U.S. Law & Order series. Season 13 dealt with the departure of Detective Elliot Stabler from the Special Victims Unit after a shooting in the squad room. Additionally, Warren Leight became the executive producer / showrunner for the series replacing Neal Baer who began working on a CBS medical drama.

Season episodes list 13

S13E01

S13E01 : Scorched Earth 7.71/10 (aired on 09/21/2011)

A hotel maid accuses an Italian diplomat of rape, but then doubt arises about her believability.…
S13E02

S13E02 : Personal Fouls 8.26/10 (aired on 09/28/2011)

An ex-basketball player accuses his old coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Det. Nick Amaro…
S13E03

S13E03 : Blood Brothers 7.88/10 (aired on 10/05/2011)

A 13-year-old girl won't reveal who got her pregnant, leading police to suspect she was raped. The…
S13E04

S13E04 : Double Strands 8.18/10 (aired on 10/12/2011)

A family man is suspected of being a serial rapist in a string of assaults stretching across…
S13E05

S13E05 : Missing Pieces 7.61/10 (aired on 10/19/2011)

Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her…
S13E06

S13E06 : True Believers 7.86/10 (aired on 11/02/2011)

The SVU team works together to investigate the case of a promising music student who was brutally…
S13E07

S13E07 : Russian Brides 8.27/10 (aired on 11/09/2011)

When a young woman is found brutally murdered, the SVU detectives use her distinctive tattoos to…
S13E08

S13E08 : Educated Guess 7.87/10 (aired on 11/16/2011)

A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. However, although the…
S13E09

S13E09 : Lost Traveller 8.27/10 (aired on 11/30/2011)

When a Romani boy vanishes on his way home from school, the Special Victims Unit must penetrate his…
S13E10

S13E10 : Spiraling Down 8.65/10 (aired on 12/07/2011)

A military colleague of Detective Amaro’s wife reports his 14-year-old daughter missing. The…
S13E11

S13E11 : Theatre Tricks 7.96/10 (aired on 01/11/2012)

An actress in an interactive theater production is raped on stage, while the audience believes it…
S13E12

S13E12 : Official Story 8.28/10 (aired on 01/18/2012)

Benson and Amaro must work around a resistant victim when the CEO of a military contractor is…
S13E13

S13E13 : Father's Shadow 7.78/10 (aired on 02/08/2012)

An aspiring actress is found unconscious in Central Park with drugs in her system and evidence of…
S13E14

S13E14 : Home Invasions 7.97/10 (aired on 02/15/2012)

A gunman storms a family's home, killing the parents and leaving their teenage daughter in critical…
S13E15

S13E15 : Hunting Ground 8.2/10 (aired on 02/22/2012)

Detectives Benson and Amaro lead the search for a serial killer who is targeting young prostitutes.
S13E16

S13E16 : Child's Welfare 8.07/10 (aired on 02/29/2012)

Detective Benson calls on Bayard Ellis for legal help when her estranged brother, Simon Marsden…
S13E17

S13E17 : Justice Denied 8.09/10 (aired on 04/11/2012)

A closed rape case of Benson's is reopened because of it's similarities to a new case, and the…
S13E18

S13E18 : Valentine's Day 7.89/10 (aired on 04/18/2012)

A man witnesses his wife's rape and kidnapping while video chatting with her on his way home from a…
S13E19

S13E19 : Street Revenge 7.57/10 (aired on 04/25/2012)

A string of rapes in West Soho inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood…
S13E20

S13E20 : Father Dearest 7.99/10 (aired on 05/02/2012)

Detectives search for a missing teenage girl who vanished while looking for her biological father,…
S13E21

S13E21 : Learning Curve 7.89/10 (aired on 05/09/2012)

Detectives investigate a string of hate crimes against gay men, and the victims include the new…
S13E22

S13E22 : Strange Beauty 8.05/10 (aired on 05/16/2012)

Police dive into an underground world of self-mutilation and ritual amputation while searching for…
S13E23

S13E23 : Rhodium Nights 8.56/10 (aired on 05/23/2012)

In the 13th-season finale, an underage escort is murdered at an upper-crust bachelor party, and the…