Assuming the remaining episodes won’t be reshuffled, I feel I can semi-safely post the original, “correct” order of all the S18 episodes, to help anyone who might want to rewatch this season in the order the writers intended(who knows, maybe it’ll make more sense that way).
SVU Season 18 - Complete Episode List
Making a Rapist (18x02)
Unstoppable (n/a, the T*rump episode, will never air)
Broken Rhymes (18x06)
Rape Interrupted (18x05)
Great Expectations (18x11)
Decline and Fall (18x09)
No Surrender (18x12)
Motherly Love (18x10)
Next Chapter (18x07)
Chasing Theo (18x08)
Know It All (18x15)
Net Worth (18x14)
The Newsroom (18x16)
Real Fake News (18x17)
American Dream (18x20)
I hope this helps any masochists viewers who intend to rewatch the mess that is/was S18.
I count 12 episodes airing out of order (episodes
4 through 15), not including the unaired T*rump episode. So literally half the season :D
(and 18x13, and 18x14, and 18x11. Let’s just say it’s a multi-episode tag, spanning the entirety of S18, because I wanted to make up for the ones I didn’t write all season long. Inspired by the messy schedule, by Sonny’s temper, by Barba’s secret, and by my ability to see Barisi in everything. 16.4K.)
Note: This is a 3-part story. 3 mini-episode tags, rolled into one.Each “part” of the story takes place after each of the last 3 episodes, except I’m tackling them in their intended order, namely: 1) Know It All (18x15, with the reveal of Barba’s secret) 2) Genes (18x13, with Sonny’s subsequent outburst) and 3) Net Worth (18x14, with a happy Sonny doing a crossword puzzle). And I’m also heavily referencing
Great Expectations (18x11, with the reveal about Sonny’s past).
Sonny braces himself before he enters Barba’s office.
It’s been a while.
He doesn’t know which Barba he’ll encounter. Worse
than that, he doesn’t know which Sonny he’ll be.
Sonny swears there only used to be one of him. One Sonny,
for all seasons.