Benson and Stabler investigate the case of a tourist found dead in Central Park with the word "guilty" written across her forehead. But when an error jeopardizes the case and a suspect escapes, the detectives fear he may take revenge on the squad.
After a woman is raped and murdered, Benson and Stabler track down her boyfriend, who they learn would not hurt a fly. They soon find out the victim was trying to expose questionable practices in the meat packing industry and may have angered some people.
When a man is found dead in a parking garage, detectives learn that he may have been hiding a secret life. When they go undercover at a swingers club, they meet a popular woman and her jealous boyfriend.
A junior officer is arrested for DUI while on leave, but her ripped clothes lead officers to call Benson for help. When a group of soldiers in her unit are named for the rape, she refuses to cooperate with SVU.
Rollins' mother Beth throws her a baby shower while the SVU reports to a four-star hotel where a famous violinist was raped by her colleague. The investigation leads to the shocking return of Rollins' sister Kim.