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Major Crimes (Season 5)

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5.01 – Present Tense
aired on June 13, 2016
Directed by: Sheelin Choksey | Written by: Damani Johnson

The squad investigates the disappearance of a sixteen year old girl leading to a surprising family connection. Meanwhile, Andy considers selling his home, Buzz looks into the murders of his father and uncle. Rusty experiences relationship troubles with Gus.
5.02 – N.S.F.W.
aired on June 20, 2016
Directed by: Sylvain White | Written by: Kendall Sherwood

A police detective, who is privately conducting an investigation of a porn studio, is found murdered in one of the studio’s properties. Buzz continues working on his father and uncle’s murders. Rusty’s biological mother is pregnant, and Sharon urges the two of them to talk.
5.03 – Foreign Affairs
aired on June 27, 2016
Directed by: Nzingha Stewart | Written by: Carson Moore

A beheaded body is found along with a video of the ISIS-style execution. The team clashes with federal investigators over jurisdiction. Sharon, Rusty and Gus discuss family issues. Buzz views the video of his father and uncle’s murder.
Not being wrong is not the same as being right.
5.04 – Skin Deep
aired on July 11, 2016
Directed by: Steve Robin | Written by: Adam Belanoff

While looking at a potential home to buy, Flynn (with Provenza and Buzz) discover a murdered woman, a real estate agent, floating in the pool. Suspects include her plastic surgeon and dentist. Provenza gives Buzz some case files of crimes similar to his father and uncle’s murder at an ATM. Flynn, Sharon and Rusty review the house together and decide against it.
5.05 – Cashed Out
aired on July 18, 2016
Directed by: Paul McCrane | Written by: Ralph Gifford

As Julio works to become a foster father, he comes under investigation by a social worker for his surprising method of taking down the killer in a brutal murder.
5.06 – Tourist Trap
aired on July 25, 2016
Directed by: Rick Wallace | Written by: Duppy Demetrius

The team investigates a seemingly random mugging and murder of the husband of a vacationing British couple. Provenza gives advice to Buzz on how to investigate his father and uncle’s murders. Rusty and his mother reconcile.
5.07 – Moral Hazard
aired on August 1, 2016
Directed by: David McWhirter | Written by: Nick Zayas

A down-on-his-luck man begins a killing spree against people from his past who he believes have wronged him. Rusty works on fingerprint evidence for Buzz’s investigation.
5.08 – Off the Wagon
aired on August 15, 2016
Directed by: Stacey K. Black | Written by: Michael Zara

A former child star restarting his career dies and Flynn investigates as a favor to his daughter; Buzz contemplates how to proceed in his investigation into his father and uncle’s killers while Rusty makes a decision regarding his mother’s pregnancy and reaches a new milestone in his relationship with Gus. Stephanie Courtney has a cameo appearance as an unethical doctor.
5.09 – Family Law
aired on August 22, 2016
Directed by: David Harp | Written by: Mike Berchem

The team investigates the murder of a divorce attorney with suspects ranging from his wife to a prostitute who possessed a surprising connection to the victim; Buzz’s efforts to find his father’s killer finally hit a breakthrough; Julio is assigned to foster Mark Jarvis, a troublesome child.
5.10 – Dead Zone
aired on August 29, 2016
Directed by: Patrick G. Duffy | Written by: Kendall Sherwood

The team’s investigation of the murder of Mark’s mother leads to a crime organization (the Zyklon Brotherhood) planning to start a race war. Buzz and Provenza interview one of the two men suspected of murdering Buzz’s father and uncle.
5.11 – White Lies Part 1
aired on September 5, 2016
Directed by: Michael M. Robin | Written by: James Duff

The murder trial of a white supremacist takes a horrifying turn when he grabs a (supposedly unloaded) gun entered into evidence and kills several people, including Ast. Chief Taylor, before Sharon kills him in return. The team races to determine who might have conspired to make the shootings possible and bring down the Zyklon Brotherhood. Buzz continues to investigate the murders of his father and uncle by interviewing an alibi witness.
5.12 – White Lies Part 2
aired on September 12, 2016
Directed by: Sheelin Choksey | Written by: Damani Johnson

The squad continues its investigation into the conspiracy surrounding the courtroom shooting and a possible family connection to Dwight Darnell; Buzz’s investigation turns up the name of his father and uncle’s killer.
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been three weeks since my last confession, and in that time, I have lied four times. And I-I’ve begun cohabitating with a man to whom I am not married. […] I committed a mortal sin. I killed a man. The Bible says, “Thou shalt not kill.” There is no guilt. There is no remorse. There is no compassion for his soul.
5.13 – White Lies Part 3
aired on September 19, 2016
Directed by: Michael M. Robin | Written by: Carson Moore

The team is able to shut down the Zyklon Brotherhood but must still track down the true mastermind behind the courtroom shooting; Julio’s new foster son Mark is taken to his grandparents, leading to a tearful goodbye; with the help of Rusty, Buzz is able to identify and arrest his father and uncle’s killer who confesses; however, the man has a family, leaving Buzz disturbed; Fritz Howard contemplates taking Taylor’s job; at the end of the episode, Andy collapses from an apparent heart attack.
Rusty Thomas Beck, you are not supposed to be following murderers around.
5.14 – Heart Failure
aired on February 22, 2017
Directed by: Nzingha Stewart | Written by: Ralph Gifford

Andy has survived his heart incident and has returned to light duty. The squad investigates a brutal murder with a new Deputy Chief breathing down their necks; meanwhile Buzz receives a distressing letter, Sharon receives distressing news about an old enemy and Rusty worries about his future with Gus.
5.15 – Cleared History
aired on March 1, 2017
Directed by: Jennifer Phang | Written by: Adam Belanoff

The squad investigate the murder of a man who used his job as a security system installer to steal laptops and then blackmail the owners with damaging secrets concealed on them. That leads them to a child pornography ring. Rusty has to deal with the fallout of his decision regarding Gus and the implications of why he made that decision.
5.16 – Quid Pro Quo
aired on March 8, 2017
Directed by: Sylvain White | Written by: Michael Zara

A murder case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman is able to destroy Det. Amy Sykes’s credibility on the stand. Helping Rothman as a defense investigator is Amy’s old nemesis, Mark Hickman.
5.17 – Dead Drop
aired on March 15, 2017
Directed by: Stacey K. Black | Written by: Nick Zayas

The squad finds a very heavy body forty feet up a tree surrounded by loose marijuana when Dr. Morales shows up to the crime scene with his father, a retired detective from Uruguay. Meanwhile, Julio Sanchez works to become the legal guardian of Mark Jarvis while Andy Flynn prepares a special surprise for Sharon.
5.18 – Bad Blood
aired on March 22, 2017
Directed by: Steve Robin | Written by: Kendall Sherwood

Ricky, Sharon’s son, comes home for a surprise visit while Major Crimes investigates what looks like the “follow home” murder of a retired LAPD fraud detective, who may have been murdered for an arrest she made decades ago.
5.19 – Intersection
aired on March 29, 2017
Directed by: Rick Wallace | Written by: Damani Johnson

As the war between bikes and cars escalates in the streets of L.A., 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 Taylor, contemplates retirement.
5.20 – Shockwave, Part 1
aired on April 5, 2017
Directed by: Patrick G. Duffy | Written by: Ralph Gifford

An explosion with C-4 at a crime scene brings the division between new deputy chief of operations Winnie Davis and Major Crimes to a head. Rusty faces a major decision in his relationship with Gus.
5.21 – Shockwave, Part 2
aired on April 12, 2017
Directed by: Michael M. Robin | Written by: Duppy Demetrius

The squad works to capture the bomber who turns out to be the key witness in another murder. As Rusty makes a decision about his future with Gus, the competition for the rank of Assistant Chief ends.