The BEST episodes directed by Peter Leto

290 votes

#1 - Venom

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7 - Episode 18

Ken Randall calls Benson for help after he's picked up in an alley late at night. He claims that he was looking for a body after overhearing a man talk about murdering a woman and dumping her body while he was at the bar that night. Tutuola is upset that no one informed him, and determined to clear his son's name even though Ken immediately gets his own lawyer. Tutuola turns his eye on Ken's cousin, Darius Parker, who was with Ken that night and has been in and out of trouble for years, and after Ken voluntarily submits his DNA to clear his name, a shocking family connection between Darius and Ken is revealed. Darius confesses to having murdered the woman and her baby, but his confession is out because no one had contacted his lawyer.

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377 votes

#2 - Zebras

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 10 - Episode 22

A murder in Central Park that involves a tourist puts the SVU on high alert, but when the suspect they've brought in for questioning escapes, Munch has to reach out to an ex-wife in an effort to prevent another killing that's closer to home.

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371 votes

#3 - Retro

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 10 - Episode 5

A baby with AIDS has Benson and Stabler asking for assistance from Warner as they investigate the case. They are pointed in the direction of a homeopathic doctor who has an questionable ethical past and who had prescribed the baby ineffective vitamins.

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699 votes

#4 - Spectacle

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 16

After the sexual assault of a young woman is videotaped and featured on a campus-wide intranet feed, detectives Elliot Stabler and Odafin "Fin" Tutuola go in search of the victim and her attacker. As they delve into the investigation, it becomes clear that the perpetrator created a spectacle to draw attention to his own issues.

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Exigent Circumstances
6921 votes

#5 - Exigent Circumstances

Under the Dome - Season 1 - Episode 12

While the manhunt for Barbie continues, Big Jim gets the residents of Chester’s Mill riled up and the town demands justice for all of Barbie’s supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Joe and Norrie must find a new hiding place for the mini dome.

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3298 votes

#6 - Seppuku

Colony - Season 2 - Episode 12

Will, Katie and Broussard grapple to gain control of the RAP gauntlet from the Red Hand. Helena gets help from Snyder in her attempt to regain control of the L.A. bloc.

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299 votes

#7 - Web

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7 - Episode 21

When an eight-year-old propositions a male classmate, Stabler and Tutuola are called in to investigate the case and soon learn that Jake Winnock's father spent seven years in prison for molesting his older brother, Teddy. D.N.A. tests clear Gregory Hensal of abusive his son, but implicate Jake's older brother, whom detectives soon learn has been running his own personal Internet pornography site. T.A.R.U. tech Ruben Morales joins the detectives in their search for Teddy after he goes missing, but his own guilt about his nephew's molestation after being raped by an online predator he met using the computer Morales had given him colors his judgment when dealing with one of the suspects.

World's Worst Domino
237 votes

#8 - World's Worst Domino

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World - Season 1 - Episode 15

Feeling guilty about the role he played in getting the former high school security guard fired, Kevin looks to help Becky follow her true passion: inventing. With Amy and Tyler's assistance, they enter Becky's newest invention into a local Entrepreneur Expo with hilarious results. Meanwhile, Yvette is forced to come to terms with Dave's disappearance.

883 votes

#9 - #undecided

Designated Survivor - Season 3 - Episode 9

Behind in the polls, Kirkman weighs forcing the FBI’s hand over the bioterrorism plot. Emily struggles with her mother’s last wishes.

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Valentine's Day
461 votes

#10 - Valentine's Day

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 13 - Episode 18

A man witnesses his wife's rape and kidnapping while video chatting with her on his way home from a business trip. The abductors seek a ransom, and the case grows more complex as detectives probe deeper.

Snake Eyes
744 votes

#11 - Snake Eyes

Witches of East End - Season 1 - Episode 8

Wendy and Joanna come to blows over a secret Joanna has been keeping for over a hundred years. The shifter threatens Freya. Ingrid suspects Mike's ulterior motives.

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314 votes

#12 - Rockabye

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7 - Episode 9

After sixteen-year-old Lauren Westley loses her unborn child due to a severe abdominal beating, her father's insistance that Lauren was raped leads detectives to the baby's father, but it isn't long before the detectives realise that Lauren was an active party in her own beating, and the two teens had found it necessary to take the steps they did because the abortion clinic kept putting off Lauren's request for an appointment. Novak faces a tough opponent in her own office when she and Branch disagree over the appropriate action to be taken against Wayne Mortens, the young girl's boyfriend.

The Iron Ceiling
2927 votes

#13 - The Iron Ceiling

Marvel's Agent Carter - Season 1 - Episode 5

Carter finally gets a chance to prove herself as she is sent on a mission in Russia with Agent Thompson and the Howling Commandos. Meanwhile, Agent Sousa makes an important discovery.

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5009 votes

#14 - Guilty

Arrow - Season 3 - Episode 6

After a body is found strung up in the Wildcat gym, Ted Grant becomes the main suspect. Oliver and Laurel argue over Ted’s innocence. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, when Maseo needs Oliver to remember where an informant for China White stashed key information, he asks Tatsu to help jog Oliver’s memory. Roy shares a secret with Felicity.

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337 votes

#15 - Savior

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11 - Episode 14

When a series of young prostitutes are found murdered with homemade prayer cards attached to their bodies, Detectives Olivia Benson and Eliot Stabler struggle to find the common thread. However, just when they think that they've found the murderer, Captain Donald Cragen informs the detectives that another victim named Gladys has turned up with a prayer card. This time she survived. As the case unfolds, Benson finds herself getting emotionally invested in the survivor until she is forced to make a decision that she isn't ready to face.

Never Saw the Sign
1958 votes

#16 - Never Saw the Sign

Bull (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 7

As Bull assists a man facing vehicular manslaughter charges, he uncovers a connection between his client’s trial and a corrupt state assemblyman who would greatly benefit from a guilty verdict. Also, Danny and Cable team up to investigate why Marissa is suddenly acting and dressing differently.

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333 votes

#17 - Wildlife

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 10 - Episode 7

Stabler goes undercover to infiltrate a rare animal smuggling operation.

Sierra Maestra
1906 votes

#18 - Sierra Maestra

Colony - Season 3 - Episode 3

Will assesses the Resistance Camp's safety. Katie tries to get more involved. Broussard and Amy encounter survivors outside the walls.

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344 votes

#19 - Crush

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 10 - Episode 20

A teenage girl who sent text messages containing nude pictures of herself is found beaten up. She next faces a harsh sentence from a judge after being arrested for producing and distributing child pornography.

885 votes

#20 - 2 MG CU BID

Emergence - Season 1 - Episode 3

A mysterious illness takes hold of Piper, while Jo and Benny investigate a powerful tech mogul, Richard Kindred. As Piper’s health deteriorates, Jo weighs accepting help from an unknown source. Meanwhile, Alex works to decipher a radio frequency code from Piper’s plane crash, and Ed has a follow-up oncology appointment.

434 votes

#21 - Sugar

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11 - Episode 2

A young woman's body is found stuffed inside a suitcase, and police believe that Mindy Keefe, the victim, was a train passenger on her way to Tampa when she was murdered. Detectives Benson and Stabler turn to Keefe's financier boyfriend, Owen Cassidy's (guest star Matt Burns) yacht to investigate. However, Cassidy claims he was on his boat during the time of the murder. After further searching, the detectives discover Keefe belonged to an online dating website. But when the CEO of the dating website, Vance Shepard (special guest star Eric McCormack), refuses to comment on the case, the detectives turn to ADA Sonya Paxton for help.

378 votes

#22 - Turmoil

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11 - Episode 8

Stabler is torn between a troubling rape case which victim has had pictures posted on the net and his son, whose friend's actions may endanger a life and both of their futures.

293 votes

#23 - Haystack

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 8 - Episode 15

Stabler finds himself drawn into a case where a young mother has committed suicide after her baby goes missing. The case leads to questions for Benson about her own family history.

658 votes

#24 - Bang

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 22

When an abandoned baby is found on playground, Detectives Benson and Stabler go in search of the child’s caregiver. Upon meeting the nanny and her boyfriend, Ken Turner, they soon realize that he is also engaged to the baby’s adoptive mother, Dede Aston. As the detectives dig deeper into Turner’s malevolent past, they realize that the law may be on his side.

742 votes

#25 - Rescue

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 10

With young Calvin in her care, Detective Benson continues the search for his drug-addict mother, Vivian, but Detective Stabler notices a strong bond forming between Benson and the boy. When Vivian’s name comes up during a rape investigation, Captain Cragen assigns Detectives Fin and Munch to the case instead. However, it will take more than Cragen’ s orders to keep Benson away.

10-8 Selfless
487 votes

#26 - 10-8 Selfless

Deputy - Season 1 - Episode 8

When an ex-marine turns up dead on the street, Bill helps Cade work the case that hits far too close to home. With other candidates waiting in the wings to take Bill's place as sheriff, the department pressures him to be more of a team player. Meanwhile, Paula and Maggie see a counselor to try to deal with the repercussions of Bill's new position.

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432 votes

#27 - Harm

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 9 - Episode 5

Benson and Stabler investigate the connection between the New York murder of college counselor Kate Simes and her volunteer work at a refugee center working with soldiers tortured in Iraq.

464 votes

#28 - Confidential

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11 - Episode 15

Benson and Stabler investigate the abduction of a woman in a building owned by a high-powered and highly protected investment banker, but when Munch's memory of an eerily similar crime proves true the focus turns toward potentially freeing an innocent man, and it may take the DA himself to shake loose the truth.

370 votes

#29 - Lunacy

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 10 - Episode 4

The investigation of a famous dead astronaut found in Battery Park has hit a dead end, causing Stabler to ask for assistance from his old mentor, Dick Finley, a former colleague of the victim and an astronaut himself.

1852 votes

#30 - Hospitium

Colony - Season 3 - Episode 4

Will and Katie fear they might be in danger when the Resistance camp is put on lockdown. A risky plan makes Broussard question Amy's intentions.

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The Milk Run
492 votes

#31 - The Milk Run

The Equalizer (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Doing a favor for CIA Director Suri Nance goes awry for McCall when she tries to locate a missing British mathematician and finds herself embroiled in an international fight for a revolutionary financial technology.

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3201 votes

#32 - God

Quantico - Season 1 - Episode 6

The NATs learn surveillance by putting it into practice with Miranda and her troubled son, Charlie. Shelby tries to keep Caleb at a distance, but Raina opens the door to a closer relationship with Simon. In the future, Alex is helped when she tries to hack into an FBI computer.

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262 votes

#33 - Annihilated

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 8 - Episode 20

A woman's murder appears to be the result of a professional hit, when her fiancé (Dylan Walsh) receives death threats, apparently resulting from his CIA career. Elliot, investigating this, finds that the man may not be all that he seems This episode is loosely based on the real life John List murders.

372 votes

#34 - Choreographed

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 8 - Episode 9

After Danielle Masoner dies in Central Park, Stabler follows the leads to a homeless man who turns out to be a better witness than he thought. Paired up again with Benson, Stabler investigates her death, but it keeps bringing up memories of Dani Beck for him. During the course of the investigation, Benson and Stabler learn that Danielle's husband was sleeping with a friend of theirs, leading the squad to suspect first him, but their suspicion soon turns to the husband of the other woman.

In Case of Blind Spots
477 votes

#35 - In Case of Blind Spots

A Gifted Man - Season 1 - Episode 12

Michael saves a man from drowning and learns his identity is a mystery. Meanwhile, Kate discovers a girl she mentors has serious issues that she has failed to notice.

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265 votes

#36 - Closet

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 9 - Episode 16

After investment banker Jeremy Haynes is found dead, suspicions turns to his boyfriend Lincoln Haver, a professional football player who could lose everything if the truth of his sexuality became public. When news of Haver's sexual preference comes out, Benson comes under fire for her relationship with a reporter.

Sweet Little Lies
524 votes

#37 - Sweet Little Lies

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World - Season 1 - Episode 3

On his quest to become a better person, Kevin helps a young couple plan their wedding. In doing so, however, he sees the consequences of lies – both his own and the couple’s. Meanwhile, Yvette attempts to organize the other celestial beings, and Reese witnesses her uncle’s strange new talents first-hand.

355 votes

#38 - Philadelphia

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 8 - Episode 16

Benson finds herself in a bad situation when she has a closer link to a suspect than she ever could have expected.

888 votes

#39 - Bullseye

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 2

Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler enlist the help of a suspect from a previous case to crack a new one. The rape of a 10-year-old girl is so brutal it leaves her unable to recall her own name. Unfortunately, once Fin assists with the ID, the detectives find that she’s not the only one with memory impairment, and Dr. Huang is brought in to assess her home situation.

824 votes

#40 - Branded

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 6

Two men have been branded and sodomised by someone. Is there a connection between these men, and what nut case is on the loose?

904 votes

#41 - #nothingpersonal

Designated Survivor - Season 3 - Episode 5

Emotions run high after a despicable fake news story goes viral. Isabel makes waves with a controversial appeal. Wells finds a clue pointing to conspiracy.

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270 votes

#42 - Goliath

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 6 - Episode 23

After the wife of a police officer claims her husband raped her, Benson and Stabler arrest the man and come close to believing his version of events when he attacks his captain. When another officer murders his wife and attempts to kill himself that same night, the whole force gets involved and soon realises that the two men both recently returned home from Afghanistan, where they were given the drug Quinium, an anti-malarial. With the reluctant help of reporter Sherm Hempell and a base doctor with an attack of conscience, Novak takes on the U.S. army. Stabler has trouble with the case because of his history in the marines.

973 votes

#43 - #slipperyslope

Designated Survivor - Season 3 - Episode 2

A heated debate over child marriage causes tension between Kirkman’s staff. Opioid addiction hits home for Mars. A biohacker turns Wells onto a chilling new threat.

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Pope Breaks Bad
2607 votes

#44 - Pope Breaks Bad

Falling Skies - Season 5 - Episode 4

A mission to procure vehicles and fuel goes awry. Cochise shares troubling news with Anne that will test both her medical and leadership skills. Anthony's mental stability and his loyalties are brought into question. Meanwhile, a desperate Pope takes things into his own hands.

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Missing Pieces
545 votes

#45 - Missing Pieces

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 13 - Episode 5

Detectives search for a missing baby on Halloween after a young mother from Buffalo tells them her car was stolen while her baby was still in it.

838 votes

#46 - Merchandise

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 4

The duo are called to look into the death of Carly, a teenage girl involved in an apparent hit-and-run case at a local farmers’ market. However, this incident was more than a straightforward traffic accident. Carly was a vulnerable adolescent who had been forced to work for a shady organisation known as Mission Farms after her desperate, cash-strapped father sold her to the group. The reason that Dr Warner wants her death investigated is that she showed signs not only of having been starved but also of having recently given birth. Fin and Dr Huang track down Carly’s brother Micah, who was also sold to the group. He tells them some disturbing facts about Mission Farms, including a further shocking revelation about his sister. When US Attorney Christine Danielson hears the details of the case, she vows to help her former colleagues expose the traffickers. Using her high rank and influence, she pulls strings and discovers some vital information from a prisoner with connections to this shady underworld. The team decide to mount a dramatic rescue operation at the farm, which results in a tense face-off with the traffickers.

406 votes

#47 - Hammered

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11 - Episode 4

After a night of heavy drinking, Dalton Rindell wakes up to a bloody apartment, a terrible cut on his head and a dead woman in his bed. Unable to recall the night before, Rindell immediately calls the police. Detectives Benson and Stabler suspect the crime is the result of a deadly love triangle; however Rindell does not recognize the victim. After questioning Rindell and the victim’s family and friends, Benson and Stabler are provided with leads in several different directions. Unsure which lead to follow, the two detectives decide to return to the bar where the night began in order to piece together the gruesome truth.

294 votes

#48 - Blast

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7 - Episode 13

The team investigates when young Carly Hunter disappears while walking home from school one day. While processing evidence found at the scene, Warner realises that the little girl has leukemia, and they need to get her home as soon as possible to begin treatment. Despite the ransom drop going wrong, the detectives are able to find the little girl thanks to evidence O'Halloran finds at the scene, but as she tells her story to Stabler and her mother, it soon becomes clear that her kidnapper is someone very close to home. Stabler and Warner end up becoming hostages when the kidnapper approaches Jake Hunter directly.

738 votes

#49 - Penetration

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12 - Episode 8

Undercover FBI agent Dana Lewis returns to help the detectives with a case.

485 votes

#50 - Torch

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11 - Episode 21

After two young girls die in a fire, Stabler finds a familiar face in the prosecutor assigned to the case.