Law and Order



6 January
The US Capitol Building is stormed by up to 2500 Donald Trump supporters in a riot in an attempt to overturn Trump's defeat in the 2020 US election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes that would formalize Biden's victory. This resulted in the US Capitol Building being placed into lockdown, with staff and law makers evacuated from the building while the rioters occupied the building for several hours, causing damage and vandalism to the inside of the building and assaulting law enforcement officers attempting to calm down the situation. This resulted in several injuries including to 138 officers as well as the suicide of 4 officers in the aftermath linked to the riots.
7 January
SVU "Sightless in a Savage Land" airs.
14 January
SVU "Turn Me On Take Me Private" airs.
20 January
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President.
21 January
SVU "The Long Arm Of The Witness" airs.


18 February
SVU "Hunt, Trap, Rape and Release" airs.
25 February
SVU "The Only Way Out Is Through" airs.



1 April
SVU "Return Of The Prodigal Son" airs.
OC Law & Order: Organized Crime premieres with "What Happens in Puglia".
8 April
SVU "Welcome to the Pedo Motel" airs.
OC "Not Your Father's Organized Crime" airs.
15 April
SVU "Our Words Will Not Be Heard" airs.
OC "Say Hello To My Little Friends" airs.
22 April
SVU "In The Year We All Fell Down" airs.
OC "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" airs.


13 May
SVU "Trick-Rolled At The Moulin'" airs.
OC "An Inferior Product" airs.
20 May
SVU "Post-Graduate Psychopath" airs.
OC "I Got This Rat" airs.
27 May
SVU "What Can Happen In The Dark" airs.
OC "Everybody Takes a Beating Sometime" airs.


3 June
SVU "Wolves In Sheep's Clothing" airs.
OC "Forget It Jake; It's Chinatown" airs.
14 June
Lisa Banes dies.







2021 in the Law & Order Universe

28 May
Odafin Tutuola and Phoebe Baker are supposed to get married, but instead call it off and turn the ceremony into a party for family and friends. They remain a couple though despite calling off the marriage. (SVU: "Wolves In Sheep's Clothing")
2020 Production timeline 2022