Theme and SynopsisEdit

The theme for season 5 is balance.

Episode List: 2016 - 2017 Edit

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
MC501 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.

MC502 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.

MC503 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.

MC504 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.

MC505 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.

MC506 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.

MC507 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.

MC508 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.

MC509 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.

MC510 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.

MC511 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.

MC512 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.

MC513 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.

MC514 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.

MC515 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.

MC516 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.

MC517 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.

MC518 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.

MC519 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.

MC520 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.

MC521 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 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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