Major Crimes

10 Best Episodes of Major Crimes

Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes.

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Major Crimes - S6E13

#1 - By Any Means: Part 4 (Season 6 - Episode 13)

In the series finale, Lt. Tao, is stuck in a room with a potential bomb. Provenza finally identifies the real Ms. Bechtal, and Major Crimes comes face-to-face for the very last time with Phillip Stroh.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 466 votes.

Major Crimes - S2E19

#2 - Return to Sender (2) (Season 2 - Episode 19)


The Major Crimes unit draws closer to finding a dangerous serial killer. Rusty faces his biggest challenge yet when he bravely takes the stand against Phillip Stroh. Complicating the case further, the team goes head to head with Linda Rothman, a tough, powerful attorney who doesn't let morals stand in her way of winning a case.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 370 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E20

#3 - Shockwave: Part 1 (Season 5 - Episode 20)

A murder investigation turns explosive while Captain Sharon Raydor duels with Chief Winnie Davis for control of her case as she and her squad try to determine if they are dealing with a terrorist. Meanwhile, Rusty gets some alarming news from Gus.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 809 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E21

#4 - Shockwave: Part 2 (Season 5 - Episode 21)


Conclusion: After discovering the identity of the bomber her division has been searching for, Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes squad struggle to determine his next target.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 802 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E13

#5 - White Lies: Part 3 (Season 5 - Episode 13)

The Major Crimes unit gets closer to the elusive mastermind behind the Dwight Darnell murders; Buzz and Rusty's investigation into the murder of Buzz's father comes to an end.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 699 votes.

Major Crimes - S6E9

#6 - Conspiracy Theory: Part 4 (Season 6 - Episode 9)


Sharon Raydor must make decisions related to her ongoing health problems while arriving at the solution of a series of murders and sexual assaults.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 539 votes.

Major Crimes - S6E8

#7 - Conspiracy Theory: Part 3 (Season 6 - Episode 8)

While working two seemingly connected murders, the division suddenly uncovers a series of sexual assaults against servers from Tackles. As a new theory about the killer gathers steam, however, an unexpected twist throws Major Crimes off course and Sharon Raydor off- balance.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 521 votes.

Major Crimes - S2E11

#8 - Poster Boy (Season 2 - Episode 11)


The team works strategically to capture a spree killer who has put everyone on high alert. Trying to solve the case quickly, Raydor is torn between two seemingly right decisions, each of which comes with major consequences. Meanwhile, Rusty is given some extra freedom, but more threats leave him afraid to stray far from home.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 376 votes.

Major Crimes - S6E12

#9 - By Any Means: Part 3 (Season 6 - Episode 12)

In the penultimate episode of Major Crimes, Phillip Stroh and his young British accomplice, edge closer and closer to their end game, while Lt. Provenza continues to push Asst. Chief Leo Mason into pouring more resources into the case. Rusty digs up an important clue.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 486 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E12

#10 - White Lies: Part 2 (Season 5 - Episode 12)


The Major Crimes unit continues to investigate the conspiracy behind Dwight Darnell’s murders and his links to the Zyklon-Brotherhood. Sharon Raydor, disturbed by her own reactions to the case, seeks penance in the Ritual of Confession.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 669 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E17

#11 - Dead Drop (Season 5 - Episode 17)

A heavy body is found forty feet up a tree surrounded by marijuana when Dr. Morales shows up with his father, a retired detective from Uruguay; Julio Sanchez works to get legal guardianship of Mark Jarvis; Andy Flynn prepares a surprise for Sharon.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 789 votes.

Major Crimes - S2E18

#12 - Return to Sender (1) (Season 2 - Episode 18)


The squad must work quickly to track down a serial killer before he strikes again. Meanwhile, things get dangerous over a game of chess.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 350 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E11

#13 - White Lies: Part 1 (Season 5 - Episode 11)

In attempting to clear up lose ends from their investigation of a gang of White Supremacists, Major Crimes detectives audit the trial of serial killer Dwight Darnell, and end up facing their most deadly case ever while Rusty’s psychologist, Dr. Joe, faces an unexpected confrontation that leaves his life in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 714 votes.

Major Crimes - S3E7

#14 - Two Options (Season 3 - Episode 7)


When SWAT officers working Crime Suppression discover an elderly couple gunned down in their own home, Major Crimes must team up with the LAPD’s Special Operations Bureau to hunt down a killer stalking the city of Los Angeles, and taking hostages along the way.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 376 votes.

Major Crimes - S6E5

#15 - Sanctuary City: Part 5 (Season 6 - Episode 5)

As the case of the St. Joseph's Three leads to its unexpected conclusion, Sharon attempts to balance the case, the arrival of her family and her fast approaching wedding to Lt. Andy Flynn.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 572 votes.

Major Crimes - S4E23

#16 - Hindsight: Part 5 (Season 4 - Episode 23)


The threads of seven murders are tied together; the field of suspects is narrowed to three; Mark Hickman confronts the truth about his past; Sharon uses an unreliable witness; Provenza and Patrice solve their wedding issues.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 488 votes.

Major Crimes - S1E10

#17 - Long Shot (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Season Finale. When a peaceful ceremony turns deadly, Major Crimes and the FBI team up to track down a dangerous sniper. And Raydor negotiates a deal that even Provenza can get behind.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 391 votes.

Major Crimes - S5E19

#18 - Intersection (Season 5 - Episode 19)


As the war between bikes and cars escalates, 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 Traylor, contemplates retirement.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 764 votes.

Major Crimes - S2E8

#19 - The Deep End (Season 2 - Episode 8)

The media goes into a frenzy over race relations when the body of a young Latino man is found at the home of a white award-winning swimming coach. Flynn struggles with an emotional dilemma on the eve of his daughter's wedding. Kris' mother pays Raydor a visit to discuss some concerns.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 363 votes.

Major Crimes - S6E11

#20 - By Any Means: Part 2 (Season 6 - Episode 11)


Unable to locate Stroh in the present, the squad looks for answers in his distant past, hunting for the former Ms. Bechtal. Meanwhile, the squad struggles with Chief Mason, and Rusty grows frustrated with forced proximity to Gus.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 511 votes.


Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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