Summary: Benson is held captive and the squad take extreme measures to find her and her abductor, but they worry they won’t get to her in time.
Guest Starring: Dean Winters
In the last two weeks, the social media surrounding this show has been going crazy. Twitter has been promoting the #SAVEBENSON trying to get people revved up for the season 15 premiere. Benson is working a case where she wants to take down a rapist named Lewis, but doesn’t expect it when he takes her hostage.
Let’s just say this is not the kind of show that we are used to seeing. Benson has been a victim before, but not like this. It was a bit grotesque and we certainly see a side of Benson that we haven’t seen before. Personally, I had expected her to just call it in and leave it at that, but when she fights back like she did, I praised her. Benson is not someone you can mess with and she certainly proved why.
Here’s a recap of the show.
Show opens with Benson waking up, duct tape over her mouth and tied up. She is all bruised up and bleeding. Brian (Winter) calls to check in. She tries to bargain with him to leave. Lewis has enough and knocks her out.
Brian checks in at the station to look for Benson. They call her number and it goes dead.
Finn/Rollins go to her apartment. They see a stack of mail at her door. They get in and see her house is in shambles. They know Lewis took her. They track her cell to Bushwick.
Amaro/Finn question Lewis’s roommate. He tells them that Lewis dropped the cell phone off before rushing to meet with his lawyer.
Rollins/Kragen talk to the lawyer. She tells them what happened. She tells them about her parents house in Bellport.
Police arrive at the house to look for Benson. Rollins finds a dead body. Finn finds Benson’s necklace in hopes to leave a trail. Rollins/Amaro find the lawyer’s mother, who is still alive. Rollins asks the woman questions.
Brian wants to go look for Benson, but Munch stops him for conflict on interest.
Lewis is with Benson in an SUV. They are at a hardware store. He forces her to drink vodka. He duct tapes her mouth again before kissing her over the tape. He warns her to be good.
Team regroups. They go through his MO again to try and find out where he will take Benson. Brian starts to get frustrated.
Lewis is singing to Benson as they are driving. They get pulled over. The cop spots the bottles of vodka. He then sees something in the backseat. Lewis pulls him into the car and shoots him in the head.
The group looks over the SVU and the dead cop.
Lewis brings Benson to an abandoned house. He tells her that he’s got to get rid of the cop car.
Amaro/Finn talk to the hardware store owner and get he receipt.
Benson is trying to get free when Lewis comes in. He talks to her about what he’s going to do to her. He comes in and starts cutting off her clothes. She starts talking to him, trying to ’please’ him. She tries to talk him into taking off the cuffs so she can struggle against him. He stops her talking and puts a gun in her mouth. She begs for her life. There is a knock on the door. He brings the woman and her daughter in the house.
A man calls the police about something suspicious going on . In the house, they walk in on couple making out.
Benson is taunting Lewis. He unbuckles his belt and Benson breaks the pole of the bed and beats him. She gets the gun and is able to knock him out.
Benson has handcuffed Lewis to the bed and she gets the woman and daughter out. She tells Lewis that she wants him to suffer before she calls it in. She starts talking to him. She starts talking about how Stabler would torture him. Lewis wakes up. He wants to know what’s sparking her. He starts talking about his father. He tells her about how he watched his father raped a woman. He says that was the day he knew what he was alive for. He tells her to shoot him. He taunts her. Benson grabs the pole and starts beating him.
Amaro helps Benson out. Finn tells them that he’s still alive.
Benson is telling her story of what happened. The DA leaves so Kragan can talk to Benson. He says she’s going to be off recovering until she’s better. Brian comes in to get Benson. The squad watches her leave.
Benson cuts her hair.