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Major Crimes Summer 2015 Episode Synopses

Major Crimes Episode Synopses

Summer 2015

 

SEASON PREMIERE: "A Rose Is a Rose" – Monday, June 8, at 9 p.m.
The squad investigates a double homicide related to an ongoing string of home invasions in the Hollywood Hills. Meanwhile, Sanchez attempts to reintegrate himself in the division after his suspension over a questionable use of force, while Captain Raydor makes a fateful choice in the life of her adopted son, Rusty. Kathe Mazur, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Ransford Doherty, Brandon Barash, Savannah Lathem, Skyler Maxon and Raul Diaz guest star.

Written by Duppy Demetrius
Directed by David McWhirter
Created by James Duff

 

"Sorry I Missed You" – Monday, June 15, at 9 p.m.
When a dead body pops out of the trunk at the end of a car chase, the squad must untangle connections between a superstar chef; a middle-aged pediatric psychiatrist and his second, much younger wife; and a bankruptcy lawyer (Paul Schultze) whose problematic representation threatens to derail the investigation. Rusty continues his attempt to identify the murder victim who called herself Alice Herrera, inadvertently threatening the case against her murderer. Kathe Mazur, Ransford Doherty, Jessie Schram, Brandon Barash, Garrett Coffey, and Victoria Platt guest star.

Written by Kendall Sherwood
Directed by Sheelin Choksey
Created by James Duff

 

"Open Line" – Monday, June 22, at 9 p.m.
Major Crimes investigates the murder of a super model with close ties to a pompous celebrity photographer (Jamie Bamber) with boundary issues. Meanwhile, Raydor and Rusty give Assistant Chief Taylor a headache when they are both served subpoenas for their entanglement in the Alice murder case. Kathe Mazur, Sean Harmon, Matthew Florida, Chastity Dotson, Garrett Coffey and Ron Marasco guest star.

Written by Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore
Directed by Rick Wallace
Created by James Duff

 

"Turn Down" – Monday, June 29, at 9 p.m.
During his first drive-along as a Reserve Officer, Buzz Watson discovers a dead body in a hotel room bathtub, not only threatening an extremely expensive wedding, but also Flynn and Provenza's plans to take the division to a Fourth of July Dodger's game. Kathe Mazur, Joe Regalbuto, Lee Garlington, Galadriel Stineman, Jeanette Brox and Blake Cooper Griffin guest star.

Written by Adam Belanoff
Directed by Paul McCrane
Created by James Duff

 

"Snitch" – Monday, July 6, at 9 p.m. 

While the Major Crimes unit investigates a complicated gangland shooting, Det. Amy Sykes finds she must protect the identify of a witness capable of identifying the killer. Rusty struggles with how to manage newly gained information on the Alice case and Lt. Flynn works to gain the courage to take his relationship with Captain Raydor to the next level. Kathe Mazur, Bill Brochtrup, Jason Mitchell, Nic Few and Ariana Jaffier guest star.

Written by Damani Johnson
Directed by Steve Robin
Created by James Duff

 

"Personal Effects" – Monday, July 13, at 9 p.m.
The squad attempts to identify a possible male murder victim from his skeletal remains, only to find he may have a serious criminal past of his own . Rusty continues his investigation of the Alice case with the help of a new friend while Provenza pays him to help him with a major move.  Jeri Ryan,  Dawnn Lewis, Patrick Stafford, Jennifer Lafleur, Carter Macintyre and Jim Pirri guest star.

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

 

"Targets of Opportunity" – Monday, July 20, at 9 p.m.
After a shooting leaves two LA police officers dead, the Major Crimes unit must work with the Deputy Chief of the LAPD Special Operations Bureau, Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney), to piece together a high stakes case involving a fugitive witness.  Meanwhile, Rusty works with the team on the case in order to secretly gather more background information to support his own, journalistic investigation into the life of the girl who called herself Alice Herrera. Ransford Doherty, Patrick Stafford, Carlos Pratts, Catherine Toribio, Matt Bushell and Chris Browning guest star.

Written by Jim Leonard
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Created by James Duff

 

"Hostage to Fortune" – Monday, July 27, at 9 p.m.
New information prompts the re-opening of an old kidnapping investigation, forcing  Captain Raydor and her Major Crimes Division into partnership with a potentially corrupt FBI agent. Rusty has a major breakthrough in his investigation on Alice Herrera, but discovers he and T.J. are possibly not the friends he thought they were. Jon Tenney, Patrick Stafford, Rene Rosado, Alan Ruck, Shane Coffey, Cody Mayo and James Eckhouse guest star.

Written by Adam Belanoff
Directed by Paul McCrane
Created by James Duff

 

"Wish You Were Here" – Monday, August 3, at 9 p.m.
When a YouTube video of a bloodied, half-naked man walking down the middle of a street with a gun goes viral, Major Crimes must decide whether the victim was targeted, or a potential suicide. Rusty asks Sharon for help as he finally finds Alice Herrera’s brother, Gustavo. Kathe Mazur, Ransford Doherty, Brandon Barash, Rene Rosado, Sally Pressman, Tessie Santiago and Lane Garrison guest star.

Written by Duppy Demetrius
Directed by Steve Robin
Created by James Duff

 

SUMMER FINALE: "Fifth Dynasty" – Monday, August 10, at 9 p.m.
After Major Crimes identifies a murder victim as the son of State Superior Court Judge known for being tough on criminals, (Patricia Wettig), the squad hunts through her current case load, which involves an Aryan motorcycle gang and, much to their surprise, develops into the critical missing of a thirteen-year-old boy. Malcom-Jamal Warner, Ransford Doherty, Rene Rosado, Sonya Leslie, Nick Clifford, Mark Derwin and Aidan Blain guest star.

Written by Kendall Sherwood
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Created by James Duff