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Enrique Rodriquez, a working-class Catholic man is determined to seek justice for his sister when he finds out that she's part of a church cover-up. The scandal is made public when Father Shea, a priest, is pulled from his car and brutally beaten. When the police arrive, they arrest Fin's ex-wife's brother, Sam Randall. Despite Sam's former criminal record and various stints behind bars, Fin doesn't think Sam is their man and asks his SVU partners for help getting to the bottom of the case.
The episode begins at an office party of the SVU Unit. Its yuletide and everyone is busy celebrating. A little girl named Sophia gives a priest her painting, while he is sitting in his car. He tells her how much she likes the painting and hugs her. Just then someone breaks his car window. The priest asks Sophia to run. The person drags the priest out of the car and begins beating him up. Sophia hides and from a distance sees the whole thing. Later the senseless priest is sent to hospital by the cops. A homeless man is found nearby and blamed for the whole thing. ..Read the full recap