Major Crimes takes television's favourite squad of detectives - known to viewers from the hit series The Closer - into bold new territory with this hit crime drama that ranked as basic cable's #1 new series of 2012. Now Major Crimes is back on the case for a thrilling second season as two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell continues as Captain Sharon Raydor, head of the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division, joined by an unforgettable ensemble cast: G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Graham Patrick Martin, Jonathan Del Arco and Nadine Velazquez, with Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor.
As the second season opens, the team immediately dives into some of the most challenging and fascinating crimes yet, including the murder of a big-time film producer's wife, an apparent murder-suicide and a high-speed car chase that leads to a triple homicide. Just as the squad seems to be adjusting to last year's leadership change, however, Deputy District Attorney Emma Rios (new series star Velazquez) arrives to challenge Raydor's intentions and shake up the department. Torn between what is right morally and what the law commands, Raydor and her team face more personal and professional struggles than ever as they continue to make deals and crack cases.
01 - Final Cut
As Major Crimes continues in season two, the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division are slowly adjusting to their new leader, Captain Sharon Raydor (series star MARY McDONNELL). Unlike their previous chief, Raydor is determined to lead the department with a more team-oriented approach, sharing the credit with the people with whom she works. Raydor's hardest job, however, has been gaining the full trust and confidence of her detectives, including Lieutenant Provenza (series star G.W. BAILEY), the squad's resident old-timer, who has a difficult time taking orders from someone he doesn't think knows as much as he does.
02 - False Pretenses
A complex murder-suicide case has the department reeling. Meanwhile, when Rusty receives a mysterious and threatening letter, Emma demands that he be relocated.
03 - Under the Influence
A meddling television writer/producer (guest star BEN FELDMAN - Mad Men) accompanies Sanchez and Tao on a ride-along so he can get an inside look at the LAPD. But what starts out as a simple outing quickly gets out of hand.
04 - I, Witness
The LAPD flies a material witness into Los Angeles to testify, but, in a horrible turn of events, the witness winds up as the key suspect in an entirely new murder. Personal and professional stress takes a toll on Flynn. And the squad takes bets when Rusty brings a girl from class to hang out with him at the police department.
05 - D.O.A
The squad investigates a brutal murder, but they soon find that dark secrets are at the root of an apparent drug bust gone wrong. Meanwhile, Raydor's estranged husband of 25 years, Jack Raydor (recurring guest star TOM BERENGER - Hatfields & McCoys, Inception, Platoon), returns to Los Angeles to work as a court-appointed attorney. Charming and charismatic, Jack becomes fast friends with Rusty, but Sharon continues to remain wary.
06 - Boys Will Be Boys
When a child with gender dysphoria goes missing, the Major Crimes division scrambles to solve the emotional case before it's too late. Torn between several suspects and contradictory evidence, the squad has to be careful in connecting the pieces. Meanwhile, Jack Raydor (recurring guest star TOM BERENGER) attempts to make up for years of lousy parenting.
07 - Rules of Engagement
In a case that brings gang violence and social profiling to the forefront, the squad realizes that things are not always as they seem. Complicating matters further, Sharon offers Jack (recurring guest star TOM BERENGER) the opportunity to be a court-appointed attorney in the case. Meanwhile, Rusty expresses apprehension about meeting Kris's (recurring guest star MADISON McLAUGHLIN - Supernatural, The Mentalist) parents.
08 - The Deep End
The media goes into a frenzy when a body is found at the home of an award-winning swimming coach. Flynn struggles with an emotional dilemma on the eve of his daughter's wedding. Kris's (recurring guest star MADISON McLAUGHLIN) mother pays Raydor a visit to discuss some concerns.
09 - There's No Place Like Home
DDA Hobbs (recurring guest star KATHE MAZUR) gets involved in a case concerning the suspicious death of a customs agent. Meanwhile, Provenza avoids discussing a sensitive issue with Raydor. MARION ROSS (Happy Days), TIM CONWAY (The Carol Burnett Show, McHale's Navy), RON GLASS (Firefly, Barney Miller), DORIS ROBERTS (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), PAUL DOOLEY (16 Candles, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and PAUL McCRANE (ER, Harry's Law) guest star.
10 - Backfire
In a case that hits a little too close to home for Rusty, a 19-year-old prostitute is brutally murdered. The squad rushes to reach a deal with the remorseless killer they believe is part of a larger criminal enterprise. Their efforts, however, do not sit well with the judge assigned to the case.
11 - Poster Boy
The team works strategically to capture a serial 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.
12 - Pick Your Poison
After a bad batch of drugs claims the lives of two brothers in high school, the race is on to find the dealer. Rusty feels smothered by his new around-the-clock security detail.
13 - Jailbait
The squad tries to find a newly released prisoner who has missed two parole meetings. Therapist Dr. Joe Bowman (BILL BROCHTRUP) evaluates Rusty over a game of chess.
14 - All In
When a body turns up at a posh country club, the squad's investigation leads them down a money trail full of surprises. DDA Rios' actions have Rusty questioning her intentions.
15 - Curve Ball
Christmas vacation is interrupted when a baseball scout is found dead, and a complicated kidnapping scheme unfolds. Rusty opens up to Dr. Joe (BILL BROCHTRUP) about his mom.
16 - Risk Assessment
Major Crimes works with the FBI, including Fritz Howard (JON TENNEY), on a case. It is revealed how each member of the unit became interested in joining the police force
17 - Year-End Blowout
The squad investigates a bomb explosion. Rusty dons a bulletproof vest in an attempt to catch the person responsible for threatening him. MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER guest stars.
18 - Return to Sender – Part 1
The squad must work quickly to track down a serial killer before he strikes again. Things get dangerous over a game of chess. MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER appears as Lt. Chuck Cooper
19 - Return to Sender – Part 2
Season finale: The squad draws closer to finding a dangerous serial killer. Rusty faces his biggest challenge as he takes the stand against Stroh. JERI RYAN, JON TENNEY guest star