Theme and SynopsisEdit
The theme for season 5 is balance.
Episode List: 2016 - 2017 Edit
|Present Tense||Damani Johnson||Sheelin Choksey||June 13, 2016||#501|
|The Major Crimes squad investigates the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl, who vanished while volunteering at a homeless shelter, while Buzz cracks open the decades old cold case file on the murder of his father and uncle.
|N.S.F.W.||Kendall Sherwood||Sylvain White||June 20, 2016||#502|
|The murder of a detective in the Sex Crimes unit leads Major Crimes into the world of "barely legal" porn, where they find rampant drug use and questionable ethics.
|Foreign Affairs||Carson Moore||Nzingha Stewart||June 27, 2016||#503|
|After an ISIS inspired attack against a member of the US Armed Services, the FBI asks for Captain Raydor’s help in finding a terrorist, joining the Bureau in a race against the clock before the terrorist can strike again.
|Skin Deep||Adam Belanoff||Steve Robin||July 11, 2016||#504|
|When Flynn looks into purchasing a new home and seeks input from Provenza and Buzz, an unexpected turn of events leads to a new investigation for Major Crimes.
|Cashed Out||Ralph Gifford||Paul McCrane||July 18, 2016||#505|
|Det. Julio Sanchez's application to become a foster parent is jeopardized by his reactions to a particularly gruesome murder after the Major Crimes Division finds a chopped up body burned to bits in the barbecue pit of an L.A. Park.
|Tourist Trap||Duppy Demetrius||Rick Wallace||July 25, 2016||#506|
|When a pair of British tourists get attacked on their second honeymoon during a Venice Beach robbery, L.A.'s twenty billion dollar tourist industry is threatened by an English journalist riding their tragedy to a career high.
|Moral Hazard||Nick Zayas||David McWhirter||August 1, 2016||#507|
|After a shootout in a tow yard leaves three people dead, Major Crimes must scramble to find a disturbed man with a bag full of guns and a long list of grievances before he kills again.
|Off the Wagon||Michael Zara||Stacey K. Black||August 15, 2016||#508|
|Lt.'s Andy Flynn and Mike Tao delve into the mysterious overdose of a young Hollywood star and the trail of emotional destruction he left in his wake.
|Family Law||Mike Berchem||David Harp||August 22, 2016||#509|
|When a jogger takes a nasty fall down the steps of L.A.’s storied Greek Theatre, Major Crimes finds itself investigating a divorce attorney with a lot of angry clients, and Lt. Tao goes undercover in the world of college age hookers.
|Dead Zone||Kendall Sherwood||Patrick Duffy||August 29, 2016||#510|
|While investigating a murder that has personal implications for Sanchez, the squad uncovers a much larger criminal operation. Meanwhile, Buzz comes face to face with someone that may have been present at his father's murder.
|White Lies, Part 1||James Duff||Michael M. Robin||September 5, 2016||#511|
|In attempting to clear up loose 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.
|White Lies, Part 2||Damani Johnson||Sheelin Choksey||September 12, 2016||#512|
|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.
|White Lies, Part 3||Carson Moore||Michael M. Robin||September 19, 2016||#513|
|Major Crimes hurtles forward toward the mysterious and elusive mastermind in the Dwight Darnell murders while Buzz and Rusty's investigation into the murder of Buzz's father comes to an unexpected end.
|Heart Failure||Ralph Gifford||Nzingha Stewart||February 22, 2017||#514|
|When Captain Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes Division investigates 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, who regards Sharon as competition for the promotion to Assistant Chief.
|Cleared History||Adam Belanoff||Jennifer Phang||March 1, 2017||#515|
|When the Major Crimes Division 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.
|Quid Pro Quo||Michael Zara||Sylvain White||March 8, 2017||#516|
|A murder case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman 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.
|Dead Drop||Nick Zayas||Stacey K. Black||March 15, 2017||#517|
|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 guardianship of Mark Jarvis while Andy Flynn prepares a special surprise for Sharon.
|Bad Blood||Kendall Sherwood||Steve Robin||March 22, 2017||#518|
|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.
|Intersection||Damani Johnson||Rick Wallace||March 29, 2017||#519|
|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.
|Shockwave, Part 1||Ralph Gifford||Patrick Duffy||April 5, 2017||#520|
|A murder investigation turns explosive while Captain Sharon Raydor duels with Deputy Chief Winnie Davis for control of her case as she and her squad try to determine if they are dealing with a terrorist.
|Shockwave, Part 2||Duppy Demetrius||Michael M. Robin||April 12, 2017||#521|
|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.
|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|
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