Season 5 Episodes

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Season 5, Episode 25 - Air Date: 5/18/2004
A man is investigated for hiding a video camera in a public restroom for sexual pleasure.
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Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/11/2004
A child passes out and is hospitalized after having a huge amount of detergent in her stomach.
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Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/4/2004
An elderly woman's strangulation leads to a case involving mass murders in a home-nursing company owned by a brother and nursed by his sister.
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Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 4/27/2004
A defense lawyer challenges the assisted-suicide law in a case involving a hearing-impaired embryologist, whose website encouraged a woman to kill herself by putting a bag over her head and handcuffing herself to her bed.
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Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/20/2004
An ex-con criminology professor is among the suspects in a graduate student's rape and murder.
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Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/6/2004
When internal information is used to stage a prosecutor's death, Novak puts her job on the line to get a confession.
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Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/30/2004
A rewarding non-disclosure agreement causes two parents to refuse to have their molested child questioned about a suspected pedophile.
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Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/2/2004
When a young boy dies due to a religious ritual gone away, Benson and Stabler unravel a mysterious pattern of violence, abuse and murder within one foster care family.
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Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/24/2004
A sociopathic bully in a private high school tortures and murders her own friend.
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Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/17/2004
A kid found digging through garbage cans leads to a paranoid, overprotective mother and a murder-suicide gone wrong.
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Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/10/2004
When a pregnant teenager is murdered, it is linked to a deep family secret.
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Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/3/2004
A young boy is killed in a way that looks ritualistic. It is learned he was one of many slave children smuggled from Nigeria.
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Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/13/2004
A man murders two Arabs (plus a third, while in custody) and claims his genes and biology enforced the hatred and violence in him.
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Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/6/2004
A local fraternity pledge master is sodomized and murdered. The detectives link it to a pornographic website that features college girls at a local bar.
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Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/2/2003
In Virginia, criminals named Baxter and Gamble escaped prison right after they jumped Officer Edwards.
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Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/25/2003
Detectives Stabler and Cragen suspect an infant was beaten by a pedophile.
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Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/18/2003
Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate a man's mutilation in a subway station.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/11/2003
A minister (based on Fred Phelps), who used to harass a sexual re-education group's homosexual poster-boy, is suspected for his murder.
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Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/4/2003
A man is arrested for attacking his pregnant wife in protest of her drinking during pregnancy.
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Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/28/2003
When a man kidnaps a little boy from his bed one night, it is soon revealed the man is homeless and schizophrenic.
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Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2003
A male dermatologist is suspected for murdering both a baby and her mom, and molesting little girls with honey.
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Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2003
Alex Cabot gets in over her head while prosecuting a rape and murder case, in which the victim was an undercover federal agent and the suspect, Rafael Zapata Gaviria, is a powerful drug dealer.
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Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/2003
A psychiatrist is almost fatally attacked - possibly by her patient, but she refuses to reveal information due to doctor-patient confidentiality.
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Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/2003
Detectives Benson and Stabler look for a link between the deaths of two high school students and an illegal marketing campaign by the major pharmaceutical company Tauscher-Leto.
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Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/23/2003
A high-risk pregnant woman is kidnapped when approaching her due date.