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Major Crimes (Season 1)

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1.01 – Reloaded
aired on August 13, 2012
Directed by: Michael M. Robin | Written by: James Duff

The Major Crimes Division (MCD) is still in shock over Chief Johnson’s departure; Captain Sharon Raydor, their new leader, now has to gain the trust of the team. With little time to adjust to a new department policy, MCD must reach a plea bargain after several deaths during a rash of grocery store robberies. Detective Amy Sykes joins Major Crimes after helping with the case. Raydor decides to look after Rusty Beck, a teenaged witness in the Phillip Stroh case (see The Closer episode, “The Last Word”) who has run away from his foster family.
I put a murderer away for life in less than 48 hours, which is not the usual routine around here; so, yes, I feel excellent. Thank you for asking.
1.02 – Before and After
aired on August 20, 2012
Directed by: Steve Robin | Written by: Steven Kane

Raydor mentions to Taylor that part of the internal problems at MCD is her rank, noting that she barely outranks Provenza. Taylor tells her that there is a freeze on all positions. The unit works to solve a brutal complicated homicide case.
1.03 – Medical Causes
aired on August 27, 2012
Directed by: Paul McCrane | Written by: Michael Alaimo

The facts become blurry in a case involving a fatal car crash at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Rusty is forced to face a harsh reality when Raydor fulfills her promise to track down his mother.
1.04 – The Ecstasy and the Agony
aired on September 3, 2012
Directed by: Arvin Brown | Written by: Adam Belanoff

A life strategist is enlisted to help MCD along with the FBI to solve a case having to do with the Israeli mob that could lead to trouble for major crimes. Provenza displays rare emotion with a suspect who is in a vulnerable state. Rusty has a bad day at school.
Right now, you’ll be a stranger no matter where you go. The longer you avoid sticking in one place, the harder it’ll get.
1.05 – Citizen’s Arrest
aired on September 10, 2012
Directed by: David McWhirter | Written by: Duppy Demetrius

MCD’s latest case gets help from ADA Hobbs. A DNA test reveals something about Rusty that surprises everybody.
1.06 – Out of Bounds
aired on September 17, 2012
Directed by: Rick Wallace | Written by: Ralph Gifford, Carson Moore

After a gang shooting turns fatal, Sharon Raydor makes an unexpected move that could end her career and harm a team member. Rusty expresses a lack of interest in meeting his biological father.
1.07 – The Shame Game
aired on September 24, 2012
Directed by: Leo Geter | Written by: Leo Geter

MCD tries to close a case with political ties, but confidential information keeps getting leaked. Captain Raydor’s decision to be temporary guardian of Rusty gets more complicated as children and family services finds out some information that may cause Rusty to be removed from her home.
1.08 – Dismissed with Prejudice
aired on October 1, 2012
Directed by: Jon Tenney | Written by: Jim Leonard

Det. Tao has to question his actions due to a murder conviction being overturned eight years later. Rusty meets his father and must learn to control his emotions as he spends some time with him.
1.09 – Cheaters Never Prosper
aired on October 8, 2012
Directed by: Stacey K. Black | Written by: Mike Berchem

The team investigates the murder of a Las Vegas police officer, found dead in a men’s room stall. Captain Raydor’s fears about the irresponsibility of Rusty’s father are realized.
We are past the apology stage of our relationship with Mr. Dunn, and we have moved on to the “please don’t let me drive over to his house and shoot him in the head” phase.
1.10 – Long Shot
aired on October 15, 2012
Directed by: Sheelin Choksey | Written by: Michael Alaimo

When an important figure is shot, similarities to other cases lead MCD to cede the case to the FBI, but the team has to race against the killer to save a witness. Dealings with Rusty’s father are resolved in an unusual manner.
If it’s any comfort to you, Daniel, yesterday I was reminded just how much good fathers are willing to sacrifice for their children. You’re not cut out for the job.