Tonight on Law and Order: SVU season 18, the team helps a decorated war hero who is having a hard time coping after being attacked. Make sure you get all the details of tonight’s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2017 below! If you missed last week’s episode of Law and Order: SVU season 18, check out my Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2017 recap right here! Tonight’s episode of Law and Order: SVU season 18 started off with a female army ranger and decorated war hero, Beth Williams, at her own welcome home party. Moments later, a jogger finds her pulling herself across the park in the middle of the night. During their investigation, they find Beth’s bookbag with $50,000 in it, everyone is wondering why she was walking around with that kind of money.
Benson goes in to talk to Beth while Rollins and Carisi go to talk to the family and fiancee. Beth shuts down and asks for her superior officer and moments later, the doctor comes in to bring Beth for more testing. Benson doesn’t get any information from Beth. Back at the precinct, they find some online threats in a forum. Few moments later, Beth’s superior officer walks in and during his chat with Benson, Carisi comes in with the results of Beth’s rape kit.
While following leads, they find out where Beth got the $50,000 she was walking around with. One of the DNA hits off the blood found on Beth was for a man who looks like he went a couple rounds with Mike Tyson. He shows Carisi and Rollins a video and the video is of Beth bare knuckle fighting in some kind of underground fight club.
Benson goes back to talk to Beth, or Capt Williams as she would prefer to be called, and she admits to going to the fight club and then tells Benson that she didn’t notice anyone following her. She tells Benson that she let her guard down and when Benson tries to tell her that none of this is her fault, she respectfully disagrees with Benson. She did find out that Beth’s MMA trainer runs this fight club and when they find out the identity of the online forum troll, they also see that his name is on the list of people at the fight club. His name is Gary Cook and Rollins and Carisi go to talk to him, but he tries to run.
Later, Beth points to Cook’s picture, but they have a couple of problems. One, the timeline doesn’t add up, Cook signed it at his grandmother’s assisted living facility at the time of the attack. Two, they have video footage that corroborates Cook’s version of the story. That means that Cook isn’t their guy and Beth is lying to them about what happened.
Benson goes to talk to Beth and tells her that Cook couldn’t be the guy who attacked her and explained why. Beth tells her that she must have made a mistake and during their chat, Benson finds out that Beth is flying back out to base the next day. Benson and Fin go to talk to her Major, he tells them that they need Beth back with her Army family.
Meanwhile, Carisi and Rollins are looking through the receipts at the bar that Beth walked by and Cook was standing outside of. They find a receipt with Beth’s fiancee’s signature on it and when they go to talk to Mickey, he isn’t home, but his friend that alibied him is home. They are able to blow a hole into Mickey’s alibi and when they get to Beth’s mom’s house, they find Beth beating the crap out of Mickey in the basement.
He apparently attacked her because he was angry about her breaking up with him and then not wanting to talk about it. Benson tells her that they are arraigning Mickey in the morning and that she needs Beth to be there. When she doesn’t show, Benson goes to talk to her and convinces her that coming forward and testifying against Mickey is what she needs. Beth is worried that what happened to her will become public and it will change the way people look at her. Benson convinces her that the only thing it will do is empower other victims to come forward. Beth held a press conference to publicly announce what happened to her.
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