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Major Crimes Season 5 Winter Episode Synopses

Season 5 Winter Episode Synopses

WINTER PREMIERE: "Heart Failure" – Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
When Captain Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes Division investigate the murder of a young woman found in the LA River, their case is not only impeded by a secretive PI working for a tech industry millionaire, but also by Deputy Chief Winnie Davis (guest star Camryn Manheim), who regards Sharon as competition for the promotion to Assistant Chief of the LAPD.

Directed by Nzingha Stewart
Written by Ralph Gifford
Created by James Duff

"Cleared History" – Wednesday, Mar. 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
When Major Crimes discovers a young one-man-geek-squad in the middle of his Atwater living room with his throat cut, suspicions swirl around his roommate and some unwitting customers, all of whom he was blackmailing.

Directed by Jennifer Phang
Written by Adam Belanoff
Created by James Duff

"Quid Pro Quo" – Wednesday, Mar. 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
A murder case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman (guest star Jeri Ryan) is able to destroy Det. Amy Sykes's credibility on the stand. Helping Rothman as a defense investigator is Amy's old nemesis, Mark Hickman (guest star Jason Gedrick). Ron Marasco guest-stars as Judge Grove.

Directed by Sylvain White
Written by Michael Zara
Created by James Duff

"Dead Drop" – Wednesday, Mar. 15, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Major Crimes finds a very heavy body forty feet up a tree surrounded by loose pot when Dr. Morales shows up to the crime scene with his father, a retired detective from Uruguay. Meanwhile, Julio Sanchez works to obtain legal guardian of Mark Jarvis while Andy Flynn prepares a special surprise for Sharon.

Directed by Stacey K. Black
Written by Nick Zayas
Created by James Duff

"Bad Blood" – Wednesday, Mar. 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sharon's son, Ricky, comes home for a surprise visit while Major Crimes investigates what looks like the "follow home" murder of a retired LAPD fraud detective, who may have been murdered for an arrest she made decades ago.

Directed by Steve Robin
Written by Kendall Sherwood
Created by James Duff

"Intersection" – Wednesday, Mar. 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
As the war between bikes and cars escalates in the streets of L.A., Acting Assistant Chief Fritz Howard deploys Major Crimes to solve a tragic hit-and-run. Lt. Provenza, frustrated by the never-ending contest to succeed Russell Taylor, contemplates retirement.

Directed by Rick Wallace
Written by Damani Johnson
Created by James Duff