Season 18, Episode 21 – Sanctuary – Season Finale
In the 18th-season finale, two families seek justice for their loved ones in the wake of a suspect’s unexpected release. Before long, public protests on the matter escalate to violence, leading Benson to go to desperate lengths to make an arrest.
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, this hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s “Law & Order” brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. As acting commander of the SVU, Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all. She leads with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past as a product of rape, and her future as mother to a young child, both of which influence the way she relates to each victim in need of help.