Original air date: 06/20/2016 Runtime: 42:10 min. The murder of a detective in the Sex Crimes unit leads Major Crimes into the world of “barely legal” porn, where they find rampant drug use and questionable ethics. Meanwhile, Rusty’s biological mother, Sharon Beck (recurring guest star EVER CARRADINE) returns with some surprising news.
Original air date: 07/11/2016 Runtime: 42:10 min. When Flynn looks into purchasing a new home and seeks input from Provenza and Buzz, an unexpected turn of events leads to a new investigation for Major Crimes. Meanwhile, Buzz continues to look into the circumstances surrounding his father's murder.
Original air date: 07/18/2016 Runtime: 42:11 min. Det. Julio Sanchez's application to become a foster parent is jeopardized by his reactions to a particularly gruesome murder after the Major Crimes Division finds a chopped up body burned to bits in the barbecue pit of an L.A. Park. CHRISTOPHER GORHAM guest stars.
Original air date: 07/25/2016 Runtime: 42:10 min. When a pair of British tourists get attacked on their second honeymoon during a Venice Beach robbery, L.A.'s twenty billion dollar tourist industry is threatened by an English journalist riding their tragedy to a career high. Meanwhile, Rusty's biological mother tries to make peace with him over her pregnancy.
Original air date: 08/01/2016 Runtime: 42:10 min. After a shootout in a tow yard leaves three people dead, the Major Crimes Division must scramble to find a disturbed man with a bag full of guns and a long list of grievances before he kills again. Meanwhile, Rusty pushes against LAPD policy in an attempt to find further evidence related to the murders of Buzz's father and uncle.
Original air date: 08/15/2016 Runtime: 42:11 min. Lts. Andy Flynn and Mike Tao delve into the mysterious overdose of a young Hollywood star and the trail of emotional destruction he left in his wake, while Rusty finally comes to a conclusion about how to handle the pregnancy of his biological mother.
Original air date: 08/22/2016 Runtime: 42:10 min. When a jogger takes a nasty fall down the steps of L.A.’s storied Greek Theatre, Major Crimes investigates a divorce attorney with a lot of angry clients, and Lt. Tao goes undercover in the world of college age hookers. Meanwhile, Buzz connects his partials to a complete print, and learns the identity of one suspect.
Original air date: 09/05/2016 Runtime: 42:11 min. In attempting to clear up loose ends from their investigation of a gang of White Supremacists, Major Crimes detectives audit the trial of serial killer Dwight Darnell, and end up facing their most deadly case ever while Rusty’s psychologist, Dr. Joe, faces an unexpected confrontation that leaves his life in jeopardy.
Original air date: 02/22/2017 Runtime: 42:04 min. When Captain Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes Division investigate the murder of a young woman found in the LA River, their case is not only impeded by a secretive PI working for a tech industry millionaire, but also by Deputy Chief Winnie Davis (guest star Camryn Manheim), who regards Sharon as competition for the promotion to Assistant Chief of the LAPD.
Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 42:06 min. A murder case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman (guest star Jeri Ryan) 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 (guest star Jason Gedrick). Ron Marasco guest-stars as Judge Grove.
Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 42:06 min. Major Crimes finds a very heavy body forty feet up a tree surrounded by loose pot when Dr. Morales shows up to the crime scene with his father, a retired detective from Uruguay. Meanwhile, Julio Sanchez works to obtain legal guardian of Mark Jarvis while Andy Flynn prepares a special surprise for Sharon.