Original air date: 07/12/2010 Runtime: 42:34 min. In the sixth season premiere, a man is murdered while taking pictures of the stars from his balcony. The squad suspects the crime is somehow connected to the woman with whom he was having an affair, but their investigation is hindered not only by a missing murder weapon, but the difficult adjustment of moving their offices into a new building.
Original air date: 07/19/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. Captain Raydor (recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL – Battlestar Galatica) accompanies Brenda on an investigation involving the disappearance of a nanny working for close friends of the mayor. Meanwhile, Raydor's real purpose in taking part in the investigation could have big career implications for Brenda.
Original air date: 07/26/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min. While investigating a suspicious suicide, the squad wades into a nasty child-custody dispute between a dying man and his meth-addicted ex-wife. Meanwhile, Pope applies for the police chief job, but Brenda might have something to say about whether or not he gets it.
Original air date: 08/09/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min. At the request of Detective Mikki Mendoza (recurring guest star PAOLA TURBAY – The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Cane), the squad becomes involved in investigating a series of brutal murders that indicate a Mexican drug cartel may have moved into the city.
Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. After a parole board member is viciously murdered during a panicked phone call with Sgt. Gabriel, Pope announces an overreaching plan to boost the police department's image. His plan, however, hinges on Brenda first being able to solve the crime.
Original air date: 08/23/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. A bank robbery supposedly committed by a known gang of thieves leaves a security guard dead. It also leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the prime suspects and why this latest robbery doesn't fit the gang's regular pattern. Meanwhile, Pope receives some news about his chances at becoming the city's police chief.
Original air date: 08/30/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min. In a case that could carry national security implications, three soldiers are gunned down outside a Los Angeles club two days after returning home from duty in Afghanistan. Brenda's investigation puts her on a collision course with Major Edward Dorset (guest star GARY COLE – The Good Wife, Entourage, Desperate Housewives), a military liaison officer.
Original air date: 09/06/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min. Brenda's squad picks up a case from Hollywood involving the brutal murder of an aspiring actress who made a date through an online service. But Brenda's investigation is forced to take second fiddle while she prepares for an interview with the mayor to become the next Chief of Police, a job Brenda is still not even sure she wants. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Raydor.
Original air date: 09/13/2010 Runtime: 42:30 min. The murder of two paramedics leads the LAPD and the FBI on separate investigations on a case that could be the precursor to a major terrorist attack. But Brenda fights to remain a step ahead, even though she's forced to work with the chief of the counterterrorism unit, who happens to be one of Brenda's fellow finalists for the job of Chief of Police.
Original air date: 12/06/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min. One of Brenda's detectives is ambushed on the street, and the main clue to figuring out the motive behind the attack is a garbage bag containing more than $37,500. The investigation then turns into a race to clear the detective's name over allegations of witness tampering. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Sharon Raydor.
Original air date: 12/13/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. Chief of Police Tommy Delk (recurring guest star COURTNEY B. VANCE) assigns Major Crimes a seemingly minor case involving the armed robbery of several medical marijuana dispensaries. But when one of the robberies turns into a murder, the case becomes a test of Brenda's readiness to move up in the department.
Original air date: 12/20/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. In the first part of this two-part episode, a long-brewing family squabble leads to a stabbing in a mall on Christmas Eve and the accidental death of a patriarch in a case that threatens to derail everyone's holiday plans. Brenda is especially put out, since her parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN) are in town, and they have a very special announcement. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Raydor.
Original air date: 12/27/2010 Runtime: 42:52 min. In the second part of this two-part episode, a blood feud within a refugee family from Kosovo results in another victim, forcing Brenda and her team, along with Captain Raydor (recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL), to continue their investigation on Christmas Day. But Brenda's attention is diverted when the RV driven to Los Angeles by her parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN) is robbed, including all the holiday gifts stored inside.
Original air date: 01/03/2011 Runtime: 42:30 min. The routine arrest of a crack addict exposes a questionable rehab facility and leads Brenda and her squad on a race to find a missing young woman. The case also leads Gabriel to question Brenda's judgment, and prompts Fritz to reveal to Brenda some ugly truths about his past.