SEASON THREE

MAJOR CRIMES

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FLIGHT RISK

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
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.


PERSONAL DAY

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
Shortly after being released from prison, a man who proclaimed his innocence is found murdered. The victim's case is reopened and the squad works hard to solve a seventeen-year old murder. To the surprise of Raydor, Rusty confesses the reason behind his recent suspicious activity.


FROZEN ASSETS

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
The Major Crimes division faces a new challenge as they work to solve the murder of a dog that was left a 20 million dollar estate by his deceased owner. With the help of wannabe detective Jonathan Baird, aka Dick Tracy, the case takes a new turn as the squad begins to suspect foul play in the death of the dog's owner, a wealthy heiress.


LETTING IT GO

EPISODE 4

STORYLINE
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.


DO NOT DISTURB

EPISODE 5

STORYLINE
A murder committed in a hotel room is investigated and results in some potential international repercussions. Rusty thinks about how to share a huge secret with the rest of the squad.


JANE DOE #38

EPISODE 6

STORYLINE
The unit finds itself pursuing a protracted and circuitous path as it attempts to discern the identity of young runaway who was found murdered in a trashcan; Raydor seeks her husband's advice concerning an offer to Rusty.


TWO OPTIONS

EPISODE 7

STORYLINE
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.


CUTTING LOOSE

EPISODE 8

STORYLINE
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.


SWEET REVENGE

EPISODE 9

STORYLINE
The mysterious murder of a tech-entrepreneur with questionable morals and possible mob connections has the Major Crimes division working overtime. Meanwhile, Rusty struggles to feel accepted when Raydor's son Ricky comes home to visit and Fritz Howard prepares to assume command of the LAPD's Special Operations Bureau.


ZOO STORY

EPISODE 10

STORYLINE
The LAPD finds itself in a precarious situation during an investigation into the disappearances of a string of young girls from a popular nightclub, leading to a turf battle between The Major Crimes division and the Special Operations Bureau. Fritz Howard remains on the mend from poor health, while Rusty’s mom continues to struggle with the law and her sobriety.


DOWN THE DRAIN

EPISODE 11

STORYLINE
A surrogate adoption gets complicated, leaving one person dead and a lot of people searching for answers. The Major Crimes division gets their hands dirty as they explore LA's underground water system. Sharon works to make Rusty officially part of her family, while he struggles to tell his biological mother (guest star Ever Carradine) about the upcoming adoption.


PARTY FOUL

EPISODE 12

STORYLINE
The unit runs into difficulty when it comes to identifying a suspect after two individuals are attacked with scissors at a high school party; Provenza meets a woman who has an unusually powerful and immediate impact on him.


ACTING OUT

EPISODE 13

STORYLINE
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.


TRIAL BY FIRE

EPISODE 14

STORYLINE
There is a miscarriage of justice when a gang banger is acquitted of murder and released from custody. Sharon’s ex-husband, Jack Raydor represents the suspect in a subsequent murder. Rusty takes a chance when the guy he has a crush on visits the station.


CHAIN REACTION

EPISODE 15

STORYLINE
Santa finds himself on the naughty list after robbing a bank, but a Santa flash mob complicates his apprehension and the Major Crimes unit scrambles to figure out how things went so wrong. Sharon’s kids come to town for the holidays while Buzz starts training as a back-up police officer.


LEAP OF FAITH

EPISODE 16

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


INTERNAL AFFAIRS

EPISODE 17

STORYLINE
Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother's (guest star Ana Mercedes) caregiver is found murdered... Rusty is forced to take on Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) when he shows up at Sharon's condo acting recklessly.


SPECIAL MASTER (1)

EPISODE 18

STORYLINE
Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (guest star Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding "future murders." In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh's information.


SPECIAL MASTER (2)

EPISODE 19

STORYLINE
The Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields (guest star Annie Potts), to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal.


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Season Three