Major Crimes

The BEST episodes of Major Crimes

Every episode of Major Crimes ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Major Crimes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/1/2022Network: TNT (US)
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By Any Means: Part 4
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8.17
551 votes

#1 - By Any Means: Part 4

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/2018

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.

Directors: James Duff
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Two Options
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8.13
604 votes

#2 - Two Options

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/2014

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.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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Shockwave: Part 2
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8.10
884 votes

#3 - Shockwave: Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/12/2017

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.

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Shockwave: Part 1
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8.08
918 votes

#4 - Shockwave: Part 1

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/5/2017

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.

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White Lies: Part 1
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8.05
826 votes

#5 - White Lies: Part 1

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/5/2016

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.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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White Lies: Part 3
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8.05
813 votes

#6 - White Lies: Part 3

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/19/2016

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.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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White Lies: Part 2
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8.03
777 votes

#7 - White Lies: Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/12/2016

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.

Directors: Sheelin Choksey
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Letting It Go
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8.02
549 votes

#8 - Letting It Go

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/30/2014

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.

Directors: Steve Robin
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Dead Drop
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7.98
866 votes

#9 - Dead Drop

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/15/2017

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.

Directors: Stacey K. Black
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Return to Sender (2)
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7.97
658 votes

#10 - Return to Sender (2)

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/13/2014

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.

Directors: James Duff
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By Any Means: Part 3
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7.97
543 votes

#11 - By Any Means: Part 3

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/2/2018

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.

Directors: Sheelin Choksey
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Intersection
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7.96
896 votes

#12 - Intersection

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/29/2017

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.

Directors: Rick Wallace
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Poster Boy
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7.96
657 votes

#13 - Poster Boy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/19/2013

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.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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Sanctuary City: Part 5
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7.93
622 votes

#14 - Sanctuary City: Part 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/28/2017

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.

Directors: Patrick Duffy
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Leap of Faith
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7.92
459 votes

#15 - Leap of Faith

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/29/2014

Tensions flare when Flynn talks down a jumper, only to discover that he is a sex offender.

Directors: Jon Tenney
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Return to Sender (1)
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7.92
633 votes

#16 - Return to Sender (1)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/6/2014

The squad must work quickly to track down a serial killer before he strikes again. Meanwhile, things get dangerous over a game of chess.

Directors: Rick Wallace
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Cutting Loose
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7.91
546 votes

#17 - Cutting Loose

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/28/2014

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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Cashed Out
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7.91
786 votes

#18 - Cashed Out

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/18/2016

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.

Directors: Paul McCrane
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Hindsight: Part 5
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7.90
601 votes

#19 - Hindsight: Part 5

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/14/2016

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.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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Long Shot
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7.89
889 votes

#20 - Long Shot

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/15/2012

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.

Directors: Sheelin Choksey
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Acting Out
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7.89
544 votes

#21 - Acting Out

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/8/2014

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.

Directors: Sheelin Choksey
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Conspiracy Theory: Part 3
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7.89
574 votes

#22 - Conspiracy Theory: Part 3

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/19/2017

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.

Directors: Stacey K. Black
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Flight Risk
star
7.89
656 votes

#23 - Flight Risk

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2014

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. Meanwhile, Raydor does her best to trust Rusty as he begins to take suspicious trips out on his own.

Directors: David McWhirter
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Conspiracy Theory: Part 4
star
7.89
619 votes

#24 - Conspiracy Theory: Part 4

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/19/2017

Sharon Raydor must make decisions related to her ongoing health problems while arriving at the solution of a series of murders and sexual assaults.

Directors: Michael M. Robin
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The Deep End
star
7.88
618 votes

#25 - The Deep End

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/29/2013

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.

Directors: Rick Wallace
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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