Theme and SynopsisEdit
The theme for this season is fairness. The first season will explore how fair life can, or cannot be, both professionally and personally. The season opens with Provenza believing he would be in charge of Major Crimes, only to be unceremoniously replaced by Captain Raydor, leaving him questioning the fairness of this turn in his career. At the same time, Raydor finds herself unfairly passed over for a promised promotion, forging a connection between the two.
Central to the theme is the fairness of the new plea bargaining model proposed by Assistant Chief Taylor. Unlike Brenda, whose training makes her adept at getting confessions, Sharon Raydor is more pragmatic about how to send the bad guys to jail, and sees a plea bargain as a means to close the cell door behind them.
Episode List: 2012 Edit
|Reloaded||James Duff||Michael M. Robin||August 13, 2012||#101|
|The Major Crimes Division investigates a series of grocery store robberies when the Special Investigation Section (SIS) surveillance operation targeting one of the robbers turns deadly.
|Before and After||Steven Kane||Steve Robin||August 20, 2012||#102|
|The Major Crimes Division adjusts to its new member while investigating the murder of a fitness guru.
|Medical Causes||Michael Alaimo||Paul McCrane||August 27, 2012||#103|
|The facts become blurry in a case involving a fatal car crash at a nightclub.
|The Ecstasy and the Agony||Adam Belanoff||Arvin Brown||September 3, 2012||#104|
|A homicide case involving the Israeli mob and a self-proclaimed "intuitive life strategist" leads Major Crimes to partner with the FBI.
|Citizen's Arrest||Duppy Demetrius||David McWhirter||September 10, 2012||#105|
|After the body of a young man is found, the squad must deal with anti-government radicals and a kidnapping.
|Out of Bounds||Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore||Rick Wallace||September 17, 2012||#106|
|The squad's investigation of a possible gang murder puts Sykes in danger. Sharon tries to convince Rusty to meet his father.
|The Shame Game||Leo Geter||Leo Geter||September 24, 2012||#107|
|The squad investigates a murder that has political connections. Rusty must deal with the appearance of his biological father who he doesn't want to see.
|Dismissed with Prejudice||Jim Leonard||Jon Tenney||October 1, 2012||#108|
|Major Crimes reinvestigates a case Tao worked in 2004 when the conviction is overturned. Meanwhile, Rusty meets his father for the first time.
|Cheaters Never Prosper||Mike Berchem||Stacey K. Black||October 8, 2012||#109|
|The Major Crimes squad gets involved in the case of a murdered police officer and an identity theft ring. At the same time, Rusty is set to spend a weekend with his biological father who's behavior has Raydor increasingly worried.
|Long Shot||Michael Alaimo||Sheelin Choksey||October 15, 2012||#110|
|The Major Crimes Division works with the FBI to catch a sniper who kills a judge during a ceremony and may be on the hunt for an eyewitness who can identify him.
|No.||Title||Original air date|| Viewers|
| Rank per week|
|1||Reloaded||August 13, 2012||7.18||1.2||#2|
|2||Before and After||August 20, 2012||5.40||0.9||#1|
|3||Medical Causes||August 27, 2012||5.74||0.9||#8|
|4||The Ecstasy and the Agony||September 3, 2012||5.87||1.0||#2|
|5||Citizen's Arrest||September 10, 2012||4.96||0.9||#6|
|6||Out of Bounds||September 17, 2012||4.67||0.8||#3|
|7||The Shame Game||September 24, 2012||4.30||0.8||#4|
|8||Dismissed with Prejudice||October 1, 2012||4.17||0.7||#21|
|9||Cheaters Never Prosper||October 8, 2012||4.33||0.7||#21|
|10||Long Shot||October 15, 2012||5.13||0.9||#11|
|Seasons of Major Crimes|
|Season 1 • Season 2 • Season 3 • Season 4 • Season 5 • Season 6|
|Major Crimes Characters|
|Sharon Raydor • Louie Provenza • Andy Flynn • Michael Tao • Julio Sanchez • Amy Sykes • Wes Nolan • Camila Paige • Buzz Watson • Rusty Beck • Russell Taylor • Leo Mason • Fritz Howard • Dr. Fernando Morales • Andrea Hobbs • Kendall|