Major Crimes (Season 2)
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2.01 – Final Cut
aired on June 10, 2013
Directed by: Roxann Dawson | Written by: Leo Geter


After a director’s wife is found murdered in her home’s swimming pool, the team investigates the director’s pattern of adultery. DA Rios puts Rusty on edge as she grills him in preparation for the Stroh trial.
One of the nice things about me, D.D.A. Rios, is that when I’m really unhappy about something, people never have to ask.
2.02 – False Pretenses
aired on June 17, 2013
Directed by: Arvin Brown | Written by: Michael Alaimo


Major Crimes investigates a puzzling murder-suicide. Meanwhile, Rusty receives a threatening letter, triggering DA Rios’s demand that he be relocated.
2.03 – Under the Influence
aired on June 24, 2013
Directed by: David McWhirter | Written by: Duppy Demetrius


A TV writer, consulting with Tao, follows the team as they investigate a man, caught in a high-speed pursuit, with dried blood all over his clothes. After Rusty’s told to redo an essay, Sharon makes sure he writes what’s true to himself.
2.04 – I, Witness
aired on July 1, 2013
Directed by: Steve Robin | Written by: Adam Belanoff


Flynn and Provenza drop off a witness at his hotel room, only to return and find him charged with murder; the team must scramble to prove his innocence. Rusty’s friend proves to be a little different from what Sharon and others expected.
2.05 – D.O.A.
aired on July 8, 2013
Directed by: Paul McCrane | Written by: Ralph Gifford, Carson Moore


The team investigates a shooting homicide on Mulholland Drive. Sharon’s husband Jack surprises her and Rusty in the apartment.
A man can change his face, he can change his name, but changing your nature is very hard. And changing your fingerprints is next to impossible.
2.06 – Boys Will Be Boys
aired on July 15, 2013
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway | Written by: Jim Leonard


The team looks for a transgender girl, gone missing soon after a humiliating video of her was posted online by bullies.
2.07 – Rules of Engagement
aired on July 22, 2013
Directed by: David McWhirter | Written by: Mike Berchem, James Duff


A drive-by shooting at a gas station turns out not to be gang-related; Sharon suggests to Jack that he act as a witness’s attorney.
You are the one who takes this relationship for granted, Jack. As you’re about to see.
2.08 – The Deep End
aired on July 29, 2013
Directed by: Rick Wallace | Written by: Michael Alaimo


A media frenzy begins after an Olympic swimming coach kills a young Latino whom he claims broke into his home. Flynn decides to attend his daughter’s wedding.
That is MORE than enough. There is no pressure from me to do anything else except be kind and be safe.
2.09 – There’s No Place Like Home
aired on August 5, 2013
Directed by: Leo Geter | Written by: Duppy Demetrius


The squad investigates the death of a landlord hated by all his tenants, former workers on a ’70s TV medical examiner show. As in their show, Deputy Medical Examiner Morales comes up with the extra (beyond autopsy) evidence that solves the crime. Provenza faces desk duty if he can’t improve his target practice results; Rusty tries to tell Kris he can’t date her.
2.10 – Backfire
aired on August 12, 2013
Directed by: Sheelin Choksey | Written by: Adam Belanoff


When the team must reopen its investigation into a young woman’s murder, it turns out that she was a FBI informant. Rusty, still waiting to give his witness testimony, is shaken up by her fate.
And I am sure that Chief Johnson could have done that, too. On the other hand, she never would’ve reported to you, and as it so happens, I intend to begin our second investigation by following through on this 911 call.
2.11 – Poster Boy
aired on August 19, 2013
Directed by: Michael M. Robin | Written by: Leo Geter


The team goes on the trail of a serial killer who lives in the homes of his victims after he murders them. Rusty is still receiving threatening letters.
Whatever happens next… know I love you.
2.12 – Pick Your Poison
aired on November 25, 2013
Directed by: Steve Robin | Written by: Jim Leonard


The team investigates the murder of two immigrant high-school students by cyanide-laced drugs. Rusty bitterly agrees to his new around-the-clock protection. Meanwhile, Provenza tries to convince Sharon there’s a better way to protect Rusty.
2.13 – Jailbait
aired on December 2, 2013
Directed by: Michael M. Robin | Written by: Ralph Gifford, Carson Moore


When the team gets called in to track down a parolee, they find him dead under a bridge. Sharon brings in a therapist for Rusty, Dr. Joe.
No, neither did I, but then I had to keep reliving the experience in depositions and in pretrial hearings and in court, because the justice system puts extraordinary pressure on witnesses. And it’s so unfair, because the victim and the witnesses and the officers have to relive the crime again and again until they tell their story in open court, and even then you may not be done, because the trauma of being a witness can revisit you again and again, long after you thought it was over. And when one is subjected to that kind of pain, sometimes a doctor can help – but you’re not in therapy. You’re just being evaluated.
2.14 – All In
aired on December 9, 2013
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway | Written by: James Duff, Mike Berchem


After a man is found at the bottom of a pond on a golf course, bludgeoned to death, the team has six suspects to consider. Rusty’s upset that his therapy sessions will likely be brought up in court.
2.15 – Curve Ball
aired on December 16, 2013
Directed by: Jon Tenney | Written by: Michael Alaimo


Flynn and Provenza, off-duty, happen upon a RV break-in and discover a murder victim inside. Dr. Joe pushes Rusty to talk about life with his mom.
2.16 – Risk Assessment
aired on December 23, 2013
Directed by: Stacey K. Black | Written by: Duppy Demetrius


Just before Christmas, the team catches the case of a murder victim wrapped up in a rug; the victim turns out to be both a congressman’s son and a FBI witness.
Oh, I had no intention of being a police officer. I only took this job so that I could help pay Jack’s way through law school, then Jack was gonna help pay my way through law school, mm-mm. Hm.
And then I got pregnant, then I got pregnant again, and then… and then Jack left, and to be entirely honest with you, by then I liked the law a lot better than I liked the lawyers. And then there’s the idea of saving people from bad things. I liked that, too.
2.17 – Year-End Blowout
aired on December 30, 2013
Directed by: David McWhirter | Written by: Leo Geter, Ralph Gifford, Carson Moore


The team investigates the bombing of an SUV at a car dealership that killed the owner’s son. Rusty struggles in his training for the undercover operation meant to draw out the writer of the letters threatening him.
2.17 – Year-End Blowout
aired on December 30, 2013
Directed by: David McWhirter | Written by: Leo Geter, Ralph Gifford, Carson Moore


The team investigates the bombing of an SUV at a car dealership that killed the owner’s son. Rusty struggles in his training for the undercover operation meant to draw out the writer of the letters threatening him.
2.18 – Return to Sender Part 1
aired on January 6, 2014
Directed by: Rick Wallace | Written by: Michael Alaimo


A body turns up that the team connects to the letter-writer (Augustus Prew) but they don’t realize he’s infiltrated the undercover protection around Rusty and is moving in for the kill.
This is not a negotiation, Lieutenant Cooper. I want to hear what’s going on; otherwise, this undercover operation will be suspended and we will go back to a much more visible security detail.
2.19 – Return to Sender Part 2
aired on January 13, 2014
Directed by: James Duff | Written by: Adam Belanoff


Rusty takes the stand in the case against Philip Stroh and matches wits with Stroh’s lawyer (Jeri Ryan). Meanwhile the team closes in on the letter-writer, still at large.
Rusty, what you are… is who I love, and all of you is coming home.