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As Detective Tutuola's son Ken prepares to tell his father that he is getting married, his fiancé is brutally assaulted by a street gang. He’s the latest in a string of recent hate crimes against gay men, and before the SVU squad can arrest a suspect, a school teacher is similarly brutalized even though he doesn't fit the pattern. As the detectives search for a connection, they learn that he was dismissed from an elite private school for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. In trying to make their case, they quickly realize the facts don't add up and another teacher may hold the clues to what really happened.
The episode begins with Fin’s son introducing his partner Alejandro to John. Alejandro and Fin’s son want to get married, and they want John to help them with how they should spring this news on Fin. John tells them to just be honest and tell him everything upfront. Alejandro then walks down the pavement in fairly pleased mood, after having parted ways with John and Fin’s son. Just then a few guys jump out of a van, put a bag on his head, throw him into a van and drive away. They then throw him into a room, and tell one of the guys to beat him with a baseball bat. Later at the precinct, Fin’s son comes and falls into his father’s arms crying. Fin is baffled by this behavior of his. Meanwhile, Alejandro gives his statement while lying on a hospital bed, badly beaten up. ..Read the full recap