The BEST Episodes of Major Crimes
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2019
Network: TNT (US)
Two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell stars in this spin-off of "The Closer", taking the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division into bold new territory. As the new boss, McDonnell's Captain Sharon Raydor is determined to lead the department with a more team-oriented approach, sharing the credit with the people with whom she works. The show focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction.
#1 - By Any Means: Part 4
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 9, 2018
In the series finale, Lt. Tao, is stuck in a room with a potential bomb. Provenza finally identifies the real Ms. Bechtal, and Major Crimes comes face-to-face for the very last time with Phillip Stroh.
#2 - Two Options
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 21, 2014
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.
#3 - Shockwave: Part 1
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 5, 2017
A murder investigation turns explosive while Captain Sharon Raydor duels with Chief Winnie Davis for control of her case as she and her squad try to determine if they are dealing with a terrorist. Meanwhile, Rusty gets some alarming news from Gus.
#4 - Shockwave: Part 2
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 12, 2017
Conclusion: 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.
#5 - White Lies: Part 1
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 5, 2016
In attempting to clear up lose 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 while Rusty’s psychologist, Dr. Joe, faces an unexpected confrontation that leaves his life in jeopardy.
#6 - White Lies: Part 3
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 19, 2016
The Major Crimes unit gets closer to the elusive mastermind behind the Dwight Darnell murders; Buzz and Rusty's investigation into the murder of Buzz's father comes to an end.
#7 - White Lies: Part 2
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 12, 2016
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.
#8 - Letting It Go
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 30, 2014
The violent murder of an alleged rapist gives the squad the emotional task of questioning possible suspects. Meanwhile, Rusty begins to question his mother’s motives as he catches her in a lie.
#9 - By Any Means: Part 3
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 2, 2018
In the penultimate episode of Major Crimes, Phillip Stroh and his young British accomplice, edge closer and closer to their end game, while Lt. Provenza continues to push Asst. Chief Leo Mason into pouring more resources into the case. Rusty digs up an important clue.
#10 - Dead Drop
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 15, 2017
A heavy body is found forty feet up a tree surrounded by marijuana when Dr. Morales shows up with his father, a retired detective from Uruguay; Julio Sanchez works to get legal guardianship of Mark Jarvis; Andy Flynn prepares a surprise for Sharon.
#11 - Intersection
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 29, 2017
As the war between bikes and cars escalates, 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 Traylor, contemplates retirement.
#12 - Poster Boy
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 19, 2013
The team works strategically to capture a spree killer who has put everyone on high alert. Trying to solve the case quickly, Raydor is torn between two seemingly right decisions, each of which comes with major consequences. Meanwhile, Rusty is given some extra freedom, but more threats leave him afraid to stray far from home.
#13 - Return to Sender (2)
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 13, 2014
The Major Crimes unit draws closer to finding a dangerous serial killer. Rusty faces his biggest challenge yet when he bravely takes the stand against Phillip Stroh. Complicating the case further, the team goes head to head with Linda Rothman, a tough, powerful attorney who doesn't let morals stand in her way of winning a case.
#14 - Sanctuary City: Part 5
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 28, 2017
As the case of the St. Joseph's Three leads to its unexpected conclusion, Sharon attempts to balance the case, the arrival of her family and her fast approaching wedding to Lt. Andy Flynn.
#15 - Leap of Faith
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 29, 2014
Tensions flare when Flynn talks down a jumper, only to discover that he is a sex offender.
#16 - Cashed Out
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 2016
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.
#17 - Return to Sender (1)
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 6, 2014
The squad must work quickly to track down a serial killer before he strikes again. Meanwhile, things get dangerous over a game of chess.
#18 - Cutting Loose
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 28, 2014
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.
#19 - Acting Out
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 8, 2014
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.
#20 - Hindsight: Part 5
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 14, 2016
The threads of seven murders are tied together; the field of suspects is narrowed to three; Mark Hickman confronts the truth about his past; Sharon uses an unreliable witness; Provenza and Patrice solve their wedding issues.
#21 - Long Shot
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 15, 2012
Season Finale. When a peaceful ceremony turns deadly, Major Crimes and the FBI team up to track down a dangerous sniper. And Raydor negotiates a deal that even Provenza can get behind.
#22 - Conspiracy Theory: Part 3
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 19, 2017
While working two seemingly connected murders, the division suddenly uncovers a series of sexual assaults against servers from Tackles. As a new theory about the killer gathers steam, however, an unexpected twist throws Major Crimes off course and Sharon Raydor off- balance.
#23 - The Deep End
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 29, 2013
The media goes into a frenzy over race relations when the body of a young Latino man is found at the home of a white award-winning swimming coach. Flynn struggles with an emotional dilemma on the eve of his daughter's wedding. Kris' mother pays Raydor a visit to discuss some concerns.
#24 - Quid Pro Quo
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 8, 2017
A case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman is able to destroy Det. Amy Syke's credibility on the stand. Helping Rothman as a defense investigator is Amy's old nemesis, Mark Hickman.
#25 - Down the Drain
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 24, 2014
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 (guest star Ever Carradine) about the upcoming adoption.