Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 20 (2018 - 2019)


Season 20
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Critic Ratings: 4


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User Ratings: 25
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Air date: Sep 27, 2018
Air date: Sep 27, 2018
Air date: Oct 4, 2018
Air date: Oct 11, 2018
Air date: Oct 18, 2018
Air date: Oct 25, 2018
Air date: Nov 1, 2018
Air date: Nov 8, 2018
Air date: Nov 15, 2018
Air date: Nov 29, 2018
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Now in its 20th season, is the longest-running primetime drama currently on television. This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's "Law & Order" brand chronicles the lives of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate crimes of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. As acting commander of the SVU, Lt. 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 the victims and perpetrators of each case.


Mariska Hargitay
as Sgt. Olivia Benson
as Det. Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
Kelli Giddish
as Det. Amanda Rollins
Peter Scanavino
as Det. Dominick "Sonny" Carisi
Philip Winchester
as ADA Peter Stone
Sandrine Holt
as Lisa Abernathy
Peter Gallagher
as Deputy Chief Dodds
George Newbern
as Dr. Al Pollack
Bryce Romero
as Sam Conway
Dylan Walsh
as John Conway
Richard Kind
as William Biegel
Alyssa Sutherland
as Sadie Parker
Titus Welliver
as Rob Miller
Nazneen Contractor
as Nahla Nasar
Ted Sutherland
as Ari Kaplan
Nedra McClyde
as Ilana Benjamin
Kevin O'Rourke
as Hal Taylor
Elise Hudson
as Aida Galanis
Hadi Tabbal
as Masud Faraj
Sara Flanigan
as Lilah Finch
Luke Kirby
as Andrew Liebowitz
Derek Cecil
as Garrett Howard
Judd Hirsch
as Joseph Edelman
Jake O'Connor
as Gavin Baker
Brian Sheppard
as Soren West
Callie Thorne
as Nikki Staines
Shiri Appleby
as Kitty Bennett
Bob Ari
as Ezra Zuckerman
T.J. Thyne
as Dr. Joshua Hensley
Eowyn Young
as Mackenzie Tolliver
Eddie Hargitay
as Eddie Montero
America Olivo
as Claudia Bell
Violet McGraw
as Bailey Shaw
Carl Weathers
as SA Mark Jefferies
Wallace Shawn
as Benjamin Edelman
Eden Malyn
as April Baker
Scarlett Lopez
as Gabriela Sosa
Amanda Leigh Cobb
as Paige Black
Jacob Pitts
as ADA Hodges
Calhoun Koenig
as Bobbi O'Rourke
Maureen Sebastian
as Lana Stallworth
JD Taylor
as Quentin Dreyfus
Amber Stevens
as Dallas Monroe
Soleidy Mendez
as Delores Alverez
Lexi Lapp
as Vicky Parson
Jake Robinson
as Silas Perry
Mat Vairo
as Drew Brogan
Lili Simmons
as Gina Goodrich
Tiffany Villarin
as Lizzy Walczak
Rebecca Creskoff
as Claire Newbury
Sally Murphy
as Molly Conway
Andy Powers
as Jeff Phelps
Gary Basaraba
as Billy O'Boyle
Poppy Liu
as Hannah Berkowitz
Jayce Bartok
as Walter Evans
Chloe Webb
as Rowan Mauer
Ian Blackman
as Judge Leonard
Richard Prioleau
as John Woodward
Anthony Chatmon II
as Darius Moore
Jerry Clicquot
as J.J. Austen
Scott Bryce
as Bill Schwartz
Pamela Mitchell
as Penelope Archer
David McElwee
as Will Glover
Jim Schubin
as Emerson Mauer
Garrett Turner
as Bo Albrecht
Deandre Leatherbury
as Andreas Harper
John Bermudez
as Andrew Rogers
Elizabeth Tate
as Vickie Lewis
Jude Ciccolella
as Edgar Noone
Ned Eisenberg
as Roger Kressler
Milan Marsh
as Lexie Monroe
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Critic Reviews for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 20

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (0)

Honestly, the fact that the show lasted this long is just impressive on its face.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Powerful work from Sally Murphy as the boy's conflicted mom, and a strong first impression from Sandrine Holt in a recurring role as psychologist Lisa Abernathy.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

I've been waiting all summer for the return of Law & Order: SVU and the season premiere didn't disappoint. If anything, it exceeded expectations.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

By introducing a conversation about masculinity and gun control in its very first episode of the season, SVU seems to be suggesting that if, for some reason we haven't been having these discussions before, it's about time for us to start.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 20

  • Feb 07, 2019
    Hey, I like this show and this epsiode and no not for the politics never even notice much of it since i don't keep up and i do have to say been a fan since season 1 and this had me get teary eyed a few time all the way until she is reunited with her mother, who cares if it's right or left i know i don't as long as they keep me entertained ill keep watching so far the first 3 episodes have been amazing and i hope they continue this way
  • Nov 29, 2018
    Very contemporary and relevant to today's current events.
  • Oct 11, 2018
    This show is good if you want to stay depressed, the opening is always a child assault and is very dark all the way through, to much dark drama. If you watch this over and over again you will know what actors will do and you will try to keep your kids indoors

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