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Best episodes of 'Law and Order: SVU' Season 7

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For the last several seasons “Law and Order: SVU” has dominated the crime genre of television. Each season is filled with episodes that keep you on the edge of your seat mixed with those that will horrify you. In Season 7, the writers incorporated fresh stories and a few that were ripped from the headlines. These are the best episodes of Season 7.

Season 7, Episode 18 "Venom"

This episode is focused on Detective Tutuola's (Ice-T) son and nephew. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) received a call from Tutuola's son. He is taken back to the station because he reveals a conversation he overheard about a woman's body in a dumpster. As the show progresses, Ken (the son) has his DNA tested against the DNA found on the victim. It comes back clear for Ken, but it says that a family member committed the crime. All eyes focus on Darius, the nephew. Darius is smart and smug. He confesses to the murder of the woman because he knows that without his lawyer present, the detectives cannot use the confession in court.

Season 7, Episode 8 "Starved"

Benson goes undercover to help catch a rapist. When three rapes are linked to an online dating site, the detectives decide they need a way in. Benson meets a seemingly nice guy and learns he enjoys having control over the women he dates. They track his girlfriend down and get her to testify against him to the Grand Jury. Shortly after that, he marries her. In an attempt to end her life, she ends up in the hospital in a vegetative state. After arguing with her mother, her husband unplugs her feeding tube. The testimony and ability to charge him die with her.

Season 7, Episode 6 "Raw"

The episode opens with a school shooting in which the children targeted were Jewish and African American. When Benson meets his parents, she is shocked to find out they are white. The father is a corrections officer, which brings speculation that the shooting was a retaliation from a former inmate. After further investigation, the gun found at the scene is linked to a local gun shop. When Munch (Richard Belzer) and Tutuola investigate, they realize that the shop is also a front for a local white supremacist group. They learn that a man is leading a mail order white supremacy group called Revolution Aryan Warriors, or RAW. When the gun is linked to an ex-convict, he cops a deal to help out the detectives.

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