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The young author of a wildly successful S&M romance novel goes home with a famous television show host, who forces himself on her. Detectives Benson and Rollins work to convince the victim to file charges, with the assistance of a brash new Manhattan District Attorney. As the SVU squad digs into her background to uncover potential trial pitfalls, Detective Amaro uncovers a secret that threatens to destroy the young woman's career as well as her case.
The episode begins and Captain Steven Harris tells the team that, he will be around little longer as Cragen has yet been cleared for duty. But, as far as he knows Cragen would be coming back. On a talk show a woman named Jocelyn Bailey whose book on erotica is doing really well, is called. Later, Jocelyn and Adam the talk show host, have dinner together. The two, then end up having sex in a hotel room. Suddenly, he Adam slaps her and asks her to get down on the bed on all fours. She thinks he is being kinky and plays along. He then removes his belt and begins choking her with it, the scene then blacks out. ..Read the full recap