Meanwhile, Rollins' sister Kim is released from prison on parole, claiming to be totally reformed, and she and Amanda try to rekindle their relationship, but Amanda finds it hard to trust her. However, they are very hesitant, afraid of losing their jobs or getting bad reputations. Things eventually become extremely personal when Benson and Rollins are targeted by a news website of questionable validity, with pictures of them and their children spreading false rumors about the nature of their families. The case, however, becomes complicated when several bribes and deals are offered. Meanwhile, Fin is promoted to Sergeant. Meanwhile, a distraught Deputy Chief Dodds accuses Benson of getting his son killed.
When the detectives go to arrest the assailant Michael Torpey , he claims that he has a rape gene, that he can't help it having been born that way. They end up finding out that the rapist is hiding a secret. The bartender remembers nothing of the rape and it is quickly suspected that she may have been drugged or had her drink spiked. Eventually, Olivia makes her decision and it leaves her saddened about the outcome that follows. Both detectives become infuriated and upset, vowing to stop the website and the man running it. This forces Barba to drop the charges, causing extreme tension, anger, and violence between communities on opposing sides of the case.
The episode was originally scheduled to air on October 26, but was then delayed until November 16 after the election finished. The case, however, goes horribly wrong and sacrifices are soon made by the abused brothers and their mother. Protests in the streets start to turn extremely violent and Benson is faced with a tough decision that she has never had to make before in her entire career in order to make an arrest and get justice. Like taking advantage of the tax code. The secrets cause major conflicts within the squadroom and Barba reveals a secret that could cost him his entire career. The case becomes difficult when the victim refuses to cooperate and Olivia and Fin become convinced that the rapist is someone against her being a Ranger, but the rapist turns out to be someone unexpected after a secret is revealed.
Williams played Melanie, a rape victim who initially identified Thomas' character. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our. When the rapist is found, he claims it was curative intercourse to cure the girl of her homosexuality and that he was saving her soul. Benson treats the case seriously and it quickly becomes complicated. You know, that's healing for people to see the right thing, the just thing happen. The man's claim causes Benson to think back to both her and Noah's rapist fathers, making her worry, albeit briefly, if Noah has any chance of following in his footsteps.
The 400th episode of the series aired this season. Benson and Barba are at odds over the mother's claims, with Benson pushing for leniency. The case brings forward several suspects and the detectives are led to multiple locations and tip-offs. A seemingly open-and-shut case is revealed to involve layers of deceit and manipulation on the mother's part, who is not as innocent as she seems and may be hiding several secrets. Meanwhile, Tucker contemplates retirement and a possible future with Olivia, over which Olivia has mixed feelings about.
When the father is killed by police in a shootout in Central Park during an event, the boy's mother Natia Dune says that she was forced to carry out the attack, as she was raped and beaten for five years by the father and his brother. At the 2017 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Dick Wolf expressed his belief that the episode may air that spring. Patrick's pressuring her to drop the investigation causes tension, both in the squad room and between Olivia and Patrick. The mother, a psychiatrist, claims that her son's best friend had an obsession with her. And though the four other Hudson-hopeful moms he duped feel stupid for sleeping with a schmoe instead of a power player, none of them want to press charges.
He was killed off on the season finale by corrupt corrections officer Gary Munson. As the investigation unravels, they learn that the man has victimized multiple mothers desperate to send their children to the university. Robinson October 12, 2016 2016-10-12 1805 5. Rollins, Fin and Carisi come on the scene after the woman, Laura, overdoses on pills. The episode was pulled from the schedule a second time and is indefinitely shelved. The detectives investigate, but things become extremely complicated when a crucial witness is suddenly and unexpectedly deported back to his own country.
Benson finds a boy alone in Central Park, he draws a gun on her. What did you think of the episode?. When Benson goes to break the news to Laura, she comes upon an horrific scene. Rick Eid, who previously worked on and , became the executive producer and showrunner, following 's departure from the series at the conclusion of the seventeenth season. Meanwhile, Benson breaks up with Tucker after several days of thinking, breaking both her and Tucker's hearts. The detectives investigate but the case eventually becomes extremely dangerous.
On March 10, 2016, it was announced that Rick Eid would replace Leight as showrunner on this season. However, due to the shuffling of episodes during the season, the episode actually aired as the 399th episode. Mitchell Edwards portrayed Hype in the episode as well. The case is initially believed to be a hate crime, but things take a twist when the prime suspect reveals his connection to the victim and several people are found brutally murdered. He befriends the victim and her daughter Alexis Collins , being invited to the daughter's wedding.