Theme and SynopsisEdit

The theme for season 3 is expectation.  Recurring cast will include Jon Tenney as FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard, liason to the LAPD, Tom Berenger as Sharon's wayward husband Jack Raydor, Kathe Mazur as DDA Andrea Hobbs and Ransford Doherty as Coroner's Investigator Kendall. Malcolm-Jamal Warner will reprise his role as Lt. Chuck Cooper, as will Bill Botchrup as Rusty's therapist, Dr. Joe. Guest cast will include Andy Daly as detective-in-his-mind Richard "Dick" Tracy, previously seen in the fifth season of The Closer.

Episode List: 2014 Edit

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
MC301 Flight Risk Michael Alaimo David McWhirter June 9, 2014 #301
When a father and his two young children go missing, the squad has to work quickly to find them, while uncovering a slew of terrible family secrets along the way.

MC302 Personal Day Duppy Demetrius Rick Wallace June 16, 2014 #302
Shortly after being released from prison, a man who proclaimed his innocence is found murdered. The victim’s case is reopened and the squad works hard to solve a seventeen-year old murder.

MC303 Frozen Assets Adam Belanoff Paul McCrane June 23, 2014 #303
The Major Crimes division faces a new challenge as they work to solve the murder of a dog that was left a 20 million dollar estate by his deceased owner. With the help of wannabe detective Jonathan Baird, aka Dick Tracy, the case takes a new turn as the squad begins to suspect foul play in the death of the dog’s owner, a wealthy heiress.

MC304 Letting It Go Jim Leonard & Damani Johnson Steve Robin June 30, 2014 #304
The violent murder of an alleged rapist gives the squad the emotional task of questioning possible suspects.

MC305 Do Not Disturb Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore Sheelin Choksey July 7, 2014 #305
When a foreigner is found murdered inside his hotel room, the squad must work quickly to find the killer while avoiding any international repercussions when a U.S. diplomat becomes involved in the case.

MC306 Jane Doe 38 Michael Alaimo & Kendall Sherwood Steve Robin July 14, 2014 #306
After finding a young runaway murdered and thrown in a trashcan, the Major Crimes unit is led on a long, puzzling hunt to find the deceased girl's killer and her identity.

MC307 Two Options James Duff & Mike Berchem Michael Robin July 21, 2014 #307
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.

MC308 Cutting Loose Duppy Demetrius Roxann Dawson July 28, 2014 #308
Lt. Mike Tao of Major Crimes finds himself doing double duty when the star of the cop show on which he moonlights as a consultant becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his biggest fan.

MC309 Sweet Revenge Adam Belanoff David McWhirter August 4, 2014 #309
The mysterious murder of a tech-entrepreneur with questionable morals and possible mob connections has the Major Crimes division working overtime. Meanwhile, Rusty struggles to feel accepted when Raydor's son Ricky comes home to visit and Fritz Howard prepares to assume command of the LAPD's Special Operations Bureau.

MC310 Zoo Story Leo Geter & Jim Leonard Michael Robin August 11, 2014 #310
The LAPD finds itself in a precarious situation during an investigation into the disappearances of a string of young girls from a popular nightclub, leading to a turf battle between The Major Crimes division and the Special Operations Bureau.

MC311 Down the Drain Duppy Demetrius Steve Robin November 24, 2014 #311
A surrogate adoption gets complicated, leaving one person dead and a lot of people searching for answers. The Major Crimes division gets their hands dirty as they explore LA's underground water system. Sharon works to make Rusty officially part of her family, while he struggles to tell his biological mother about the upcoming adoption.

MC312 Party Foul Michael Alaimo Rick Wallace December 1, 2014 #312
It's all fun and games at a raucous teen party until two people are brutally attacked with a pair of scissors and the Major Crimes unit has their hands full picking the culprit out of the crowd.

MC313 Acting Out Adam Belanoff Sheelin Choksey December 8, 2014 #313
A Hollywood comeback is interrupted when a former child star is found dead on skid row, leaving the director of the actor's current movie and his manager as prime suspects. Flynn's daughter comes to visit and the true nature of Sharon and Flynn's relationship comes to light.

MC314 Trial by Fire Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore Stacey K. Black December 15, 2014 #314
There is a miscarriage of justice when a gang banger is acquitted of murder and released from custody. Sharon's ex-husband, Jack Raydor represents the suspect in a subsequent murder. Rusty takes a chance when the guy he has a crush on visits the station.

MC315 Chain Reaction Kendall Sherwood David McWhirter December 22, 2014 #315
Santa finds himself on the naughty list after robbing a bank, but a Santa flash mob complicates his apprehension and the Major Crimes unit scrambles to figure out how things went so wrong. Sharon's kids come to town for the holidays while Buzz starts training as a reserve police officer.

MC316 Leap of Faith Damani Johnson Jon Tenney December 29, 2014 #316
Tensions are high when Flynn has to talk down a man precariously holding on to the ledge of a bridge, only to find out that the jumper is a sex offender with a dead body in his car. Old wounds are opened as Rusty prepares an impact statement to hopefully end his involvement with the Stroh case.

MC317 Internal Affairs Michael Alaimo Anthony Hemingway January 5, 2015 #317
Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother's caregiver is found murdered. Rusty is forced to take on Jack when he shows up at Sharon's condo acting recklessly.

MC318 Special Master Part One Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore Steve Robin January 12, 2015 #318
In exchange for a new deal, Phillip Stroh offers information on a serial rapist and killer but a condition is that he is allowed to talk to Rusty.

MC319 Special Master Part Two Leo Geter & Jim Leonard Leo Geter January 12, 2015 #319
The squad continues their hunt for "Burning Man" while Phillip Stroh has one last trick up his sleeve.



Summer EpisodesEdit

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
(Adults 18–49)
Rank per week
on Cable
1 Flight Risk June 9, 2014 5.16 0.9 #2
2 Personal Day June 16, 2014 4.64 0.7 #7
3 Frozen Assets June 23, 2014 4.91 0.8 #8
4 Letting It Go June 30, 2014 5.06 0.8 #6
5 Do Not Disturb July 7, 2014 4.86 0.8 #4
6 Jane Doe #38 July 14, 2014 5.25 0.9 #2
7 Two Options July 21, 2014 5.56 0.9 #1
8 Cutting Loose July 28, 2014 5.85 1.0 #1
9 Sweet Revenge August 4, 2014 5.24 0.8 #1
10 Zoo Story August 11, 2014 5.73 0.8 #1

Winter EpisodesEdit

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
(Adults 18–49)
Rank per week
on Cable
11 Down the Drain November 24, 2014 2.94 0.5
12 Party Foul December 1, 2014 4.02 0.6 10
13 Acting Out December 8, 2014 3.59 0.6 7
14 Trial by Fire December 15, 2014 3.53 0.6 10
15 Chain Reaction December 22, 2014 3.82 0.6 11
16 Leap of Faith December 29, 2015 4.43 0.7 #17
17 Internal Affairs January 5, 2015 4.31 0.7 #1
18 Special Master Part One January 12, 2015 3.74 0.6 #9
19 Special Master Part Two January 12, 2015 3.49 0.5 #12
Seasons of Major Crimes
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6
Major Crimes Characters
Sharon RaydorLouie ProvenzaAndy FlynnMichael TaoJulio SanchezAmy SykesWes NolanCamila PaigeBuzz WatsonRusty BeckRussell TaylorLeo MasonFritz HowardDr. Fernando MoralesAndrea HobbsKendall
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