Law & Order: Special Victims Unit/Season Twenty-Three

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Season Twenty-Three
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season Premiere September 23, 2021
Season Finale May 19, 2022
Episode Count 22



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Season Twenty-Three of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered on September 23, 2021.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
495 1 And the Empire Strikes Back Warren Leight &
Julie Martin &
Bryan Goluboff
Norberto Barba September 23, 2021 5.567M 0.79%
Benson's loyalty to Garland is tested. Rollins and Carisi try to keep their witnesses on board when the congressman is identified as a suspect.
496 2 Never Turn Your Back on Them Warren Leight Norberto Barba September 23, 2021 5.567M 0.79%
The search for a missing witness leads Fin and Kat down a dangerous path. Chief McGrath puts pressure on Garland and Benson to get a conviction.
Teleplay by Julie Martin & Bryan Goluboff
497 3 I Thought You Were on My Side Bryan Goluboff John Behring September 30, 2021 4.66M 0.73%
Benson and Rollins must contend with the FBI and the Organized Crime bureau when a rape victim identifies a dangerous mobster as her assailant.
Teleplay by Julie Martin & Warren Leight
498 4 One More Tale of Two Victims Denis Hamill &
Bryan Goluboff
Michael Pressman October 7, 2021 3.882M 0.62%
The SVU searches for a serial rapist who preys on mothers with young children. Benson and Fin struggle under the tightened reins of Chief McGrath.
Teleplay by Denis Hamill & Monet Hurst-Mendoza
499 5 Fast Times @TheWheelhouse Brianna Yellen &
Brendan Feeney
Martha Mitchell October 14, 2021 3.857M 0.72%
The SVU faces the fury of social media fans when they arrest two popular influencer brothers.
500 6 The Five Hundredth Episode Brianna Yellen &
Warren Leight
Juan J. Campanella October 21, 2021 3.888M 0.64%
Amaro asks the SVU for help in clearing a convicted man's name and brings a figure from Benson's past back into her life.
Teleplay by Brianna Yellen & Julie Martin
501 7 They'd Already Disappeared Kathy Dobie &
Micharne Cloughley
Bethany Rooney November 4, 2021 4.417M 0.66%
When a teenage sex worker disappears, Rollins and Velasco find a key clue in a pile of neglected missing persons reports.
502 8 Nightmares in Drill City Bryan Goluboff Norberto Barba November 11, 2021 3.707M 0.6%
Carisi asks the SVU for help with a murder investigation when one of the witnesses shows signs of abuse.
503 9 People vs. Richard Wheatley (1)
part 1 of 2 part crossover with "Law & Order: Organized Crime"
Julie Martin &
Warren Leight
Michael Smith December 9, 2021 3.487M 0.57%
Carisi tries Richard Wheatley for the murder of Kathy Stabler. Benson finds herself at odds with a friend when Barba agrees to take the case.
Teleplay by Brendan Feeney & Monet Hurst-Mendoza & Candice Sanchez McFarlane
504 10 Silent Night, Hateful Night Warren Leight Norberto Barba January 6, 2022 4.082M 0.62%
The SVU is called in to help investigate a wave of hate crimes on Christmas Eve. Rollins catches up with an old flame.
Teleplay by Julie Martin & Kathy Dobie & Warren Leight
505 11 Burning with Rage Forever Brianna Yellen &
Brendan Feeney
Mary Lambert January 13, 2022 4.215M 0.67%
A boy disappears after meeting up with an online gamer. Benson suspects her son is being bullied.
506 12 Tommy Baker's Hardest Fight Candice Sanchez McFarlane &
Bryan Goluboff
Ed Bianchi January 20, 2022 4.311M 0.63%
When a popular fighter doesn't show up for the biggest bout of the year, Rollins and Velasco are drawn into a complicated web of secrets. McGrath confides in Benson.
507 13 If I Knew Then What I Know Now Micharne Cloughley &
Warren Leight
Juan J. Campanella February 24, 2022 5.146M 0.68%
A young woman learning about her birth parents asks Benson for help. Carisi and Rollins weigh the risks of taking their relationship public.
Teleplay by Micharne Cloughley & Julie Martin
508 14 Video Killed the Radio Star Warren Leight &
Julie Martin
Alex Zakrzewski March 3, 2022 4.497M 0.65%
Benson investigates allegations against a popular radio personality. Rollins goes undercover when a shocking confession leads to another crime.
Teleplay by Denis Hamill & Monet Hurst-Mendoza
509 15 Promising Young Gentlemen Julie Martin &
Warren Leight
David Grossman March 10, 2022 4.507M 0.65%
Carisi's niece helps a friend report a sexual assault. Benson investigates a college's secret society that preys on female students.
Teleplay by Kathy Dobie & Candice Sanchez McFarlane & Brianna Yellen
510 16 Sorry If It Got Weird for You Bryan Goluboff &
Brendan Feeney
Leslie Hope March 17, 2022 4.715M 0.65%
The creator of a dating app is accused of using it to rape women. Velasco's experience as an SVU detective is put on trial.
Teleplay by Brendan Feeney & Matt Klypka
511 17 Once Upon a Time in El Barrio Bryan Goluboff &
Denis Hamill
Oscar Rene Lozoya II April 7, 2022 4.327M 0.57%
Velasco asks Benson for help finding three girls who were trafficked from his hometown to New York City.
Teleplay by Denis Hamill & Monet Hurst-Mendoza
512 18 Eighteen Wheels a Predator Kathy Dobie Martha Mitchell April 14, 2022 4.736M 0.6%
Rollins and Fin investigate an assault in Kentucky that has striking similarities to that of a victim found in Central Park. Benson receives intel that turns the case upside down.
Teleplay by Brianna Yellen & Monet Hurst-Mendoza
513 19 Tangled Strands of Justice Brendan Feeney Jean de Segonzac April 28, 2022 4.885M 0.6%
Garland asks Benson to reopen a missing persons case he worked as a rookie officer. A victim in one of Carisi's recent cases is arrested.
Teleplay by Warren Leight & Julie Martin
514 20 Did You Believe in Miracles? Micharne Cloughley &
Candice Sanchez McFarlane
Pratibha Parmar May 5, 2022 4.903M 0.64%
When a student's school reports a girl missing, the squad must track down a trusted family friend for answers. Benson gets a Mother's Day surprise.
Teleplay by Micharne Cloughley & Victoria Pollack
515 21 Confess Your Sins to Be Free Denis Hamill &
Warren Leight
Norberto Barba May 12, 2022 4.502M 0.61%
When the only evidence in a crime is a church confession, Carisi must find another way to prove his suspect guilty. Benson agrees to meet with an old friend seeking to make amends for past transgressions.
Teleplay by Julie Martin & Christian Tyler
516 22 A Final Call at Forlini's Bar Warren Leight &
Julie Martin
Juan J. Campanella May 19, 2022 4.524M 0.59%
The SVU provides help and protection for a longtime domestic violence victim, but when she winds up at the defendant's table in court, Rollins surprises Carisi with a formidable opponent at trial.

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