Since it debuted in 1999, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has crossed many milestones. In its 22nd season, the show will even surpass its 500th episode!
But out of these hundreds of episodes, fans have grown to love a select collection of episodes more than others. In this gallery, we'll take a look at those that have most captivated viewers across SVU's many seasons.
Law & Order: SVU - The Fan-Favourite Episodes
For the fan-favourite SVU episodes, viewers tend to gravitate toward high-stakes investigations that sometimes even involve crimes in-progress. "Benson" (Mariska Hargitay) is often at the centre of the events, and several of the episodes involve notable guest stars. What's more, most tend to come from the show's "golden age" — which is generally agreed to have occurred near the middle of its two-decade run on NBC (beginning around season 6 or 7).
All the same, fans still highlight unforgettable episodes in the earliest and even the newest seasons. Continue through this gallery to see if your favourites have made the list! Do you agree with the single episode that fans and critics consistently cite as SVU's best?