Yeah. I'm not exactly innocent, though, am I? That's the trouble. I cheated on my wife and my family - more than once, honestly, because I thought I could get away with it - but not every mistake can be fixed with an apology, no matter how sorry you are.

— Professor Alex Banks

With the sudden death of Chief Delk, Will Pope becomes Interim Chief while also keeping his old position as a cost-saving measure. The funeral is barely over when Major Crimes is called out on a case. Dead is Ashley Reed, a journalism student house-sitting for the family friends who find her on their return from a holiday. Obviously deceased for several days (five) by the time found, she had also babysat for Alex Banks, one of her professors who was known to have had an affair with another of his students. As Major Crimes picks apart the professor's life, a recovered laptop points them in the right direction. Meanwhile, as Commander Taylor bemoans his loss of advancement, Capt. Raydor, ready to end her investigation, continues only at Interim Chief Pope's insistence.

The Victim[edit | edit source]

  • Ashley Reed, house-sitter

The Suspects[edit | edit source]

  • Alex Banks; Ashley's journalism professor

Evidence[edit | edit source]

Closing the Case[edit | edit source]

Brenda's Story[edit | edit source]

Guest Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Amy Sloan ............................... Sarah Banks
  • Spencer Treat Clark ................ Jesse Dixon
  • Mary Page Keller ......................Emily Dixon
  • James Shanklin ....................... Daniel Dixon
  • Lou Richards ........................... Gerald Wein
  • Eric Garcetti ............................. Mayor Ramon Quintero
  • Kim Estes Minister

Recurring Roles

  • Jonathan Del Arco ..................... Dr. Morales
  • Ransford Doherty .......................Coroner's Investigator Kendall

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Episode Notes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Original International Airdates: Finland: March 5, 2012 on MTV3 Czech Republic: June 27, 2012 on Prima LOVE Belgium: June 10, 2012 on VT4 Turkey: September 18, 2012 on CNBC-e

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