TV episodes The Best Episodes of Major Crimes  

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There are so many good episodes of Major Crimes, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Tourist Trap" the best, or is "Return to Sender" your favorite episode of Major Crimes? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Major Crimes are, let's rank every Major Crimes episode from best to worst.

Major Crimes on TNT starred Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor and was a spinoff of the series The Closer. A police procedural drama, the Major Crimes cast also included G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, and Michael Paul Chan. The series premiered on August 13, 2012 and concluded after 105 episodes on January 9, 2018.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Major Crimes, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Major Crimes episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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White Lies Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
White Lies Part 1 Season 5 Episode 11: Major Crimes detectives audit the trial of serial killer Dwight Darnell and face their most deadly case while Dr. Joe, faces an unexpected confrontation that leaves his life in jeopardy.

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Tourist Trap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Tourist Trap Season 5 Episode 6: L.A.'s tourist industry is threatened when British tourists get attacked on their second honeymoon, and Rusty's biological mother tries to make peace with him over her pregnancy.

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Return to Sender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Return to Sender Season 2 Episode 18: 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.

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Two Options is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Two Options Season 3 Episode 7: Major Crimes teams up with the LAPD's Special Operations Bureau to hunt a killer who is taking hostages. JON TENNEY, MALCOM-JAMAL WARNER, BILL BROCHTRUP, LAURIE HOLDEN guest star.

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Return to Sender - Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Return to Sender - Part 2 Season 2 Episode 19: 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.

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Out of Bounds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Out of Bounds Season 1 Episode 6: Captain Raydor makes a bold move that could jeopardize her career and put Sykes in harm's way. Meanwhile, Rusty makes it clear that he doesn't care to meet his biological father.

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Under the Influence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Under the Influence Season 2 Episode 3: 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.

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Boys Will Be Boys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Boys Will Be Boys Season 2 Episode 6: A child with gender dysphoria goes missing and the Major Crimes team rushes to solve the emotional case. Jack Raydor (TOM BERENGER) tries to make up for years of bad parenting.

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I, Witness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
I, Witness Season 2 Episode 4: 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.

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Hindsight - Part 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Hindsight - Part 3 Season 4 Episode 21: With another victim found, Sharon focuses on former LAPD detective Mark Hickman (JASON GEDRICK). Fritz (JON TENNEY) and his team help the LAPD show up in force at a funeral.

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Flight Risk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Flight Risk Season 3 Episode 1: In the season premiere, when a father and his two young children go missing, the squad has to work quickly to find them, uncovering a slew of terrible family secrets along the way.

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Special Master Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Special Master Part 1 Season 3 Episode 18: Phillip Stroh (BILLY BURKE) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (NADINE VELAZQUEZ) in exchange for his cooperation regarding "future murders."

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Targets of Opportunity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Targets of Opportunity Season 4 Episode 7: After a shooting leaves two LA police officers dead, Major Crimes must work with Deputy Chief Fritz Howard (JON TENNEY) of the Special Operations Bureau to piece together the case.

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Showing The Reality Of The Job is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Showing The Reality Of The Job Co-Executive Producer, Mike Berchem probes into the challenges and emotional vulnerablilty of life as a Homicide Investigator.

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Hindsight - Part 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Hindsight - Part 5 Season 4 Episode 23: In the gripping season finale, the threads of seven murders are tied together as the video wire on Reverend Price (TARIK LOWE) elicits admissions, narrowing the field of suspects.

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Personal Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Personal Day Season 3 Episode 2: A murder victim's case is reopened and the squad works hard to solve a 17-year-old murder. EVER CARRADINE guest stars as Rusty's mother, Sharon Beck.

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Internal Affairs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Internal Affairs Season 3 Episode 17: Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother's (ANA MERCEDES) caregiver is murdered. Rusty takes on Jack (TOM BERENGER) when he shows up at Sharon's condo acting recklessly.

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There's No Place Like Home is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
There's No Place Like Home Season 2 Episode 9: DDA Hobbs (KATHE MAZUR) gets involved in a case concerning the suspicious death of a customs agent. Provenza avoids discussing a sensitive issue with Raydor. Guest stars abound.

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Long Shot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Long Shot Season 1 Episode 10: In the first season's finale, when a peaceful ceremony turns deadly, Major Crimes and the FBI team up to track down a dangerous sniper. Plus, Raydor negotiates a deal that even Provenza can get behind.

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Family Law is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Family Law Season 5 Episode 9: Major Crimes investigates a divorce attorney with angry clients when a jogger takes a fall, and Lt. Tao goes undercover. Plus, Buzz finds a complete print and identifies a suspect.

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The Deep End is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
The Deep End Season 2 Episode 8: It's a media frenzy when a body is found at the home of an award-winning swimming coach. Kris's (MADISON McLAUGHLIN) mother pays Raydor a visit to discuss some concerns.

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Blackout Season 4 Episode 12: Sharon's ex, Jack (TOM BERENGER), is back again, defending a man who is attempting to withdraw a confession in the murder of his wife. Rusty interviews Slider (GARRETT COFFEY).

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Special Master Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Special Master Part 2 Season 3 Episode 19: Phillip Stroh (BILLY BURKE) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (NADINE VELAZQUEZ) in exchange for his cooperation regarding "future murders."

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Do Not Disturb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Do Not Disturb Season 3 Episode 5: When a foreigner is murdered, the squad tries to find the killer and avoid international repercussions after a U.S. diplomat becomes involved. Rusty tries to share a secret.

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Citizen's Arrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Citizen's Arrest Season 1 Episode 5: DDA Andrea Hobbs (KATHE MAZUR) becomes a valuable resource in a case. Plus, DNA evidence proves that Rusty is more closely connected to the justice system than anyone thought.

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The Ecstasy and the Agony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
The Ecstasy and the Agony Season 1 Episode 4: A homicide case involving the Israeli mob and a self-proclaimed "intuitive life strategist" (MICHAEL WEATHERLY - NCIS) leads Major Crimes to partner with the FBI.

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Medical Causes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Medical Causes Season 1 Episode 3: The facts become blurry in a case involving a fatal car crash at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Rusty can finally look forward to his mother's return.

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Sweet Revenge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Sweet Revenge Season 3 Episode 9: The murder of a tech entrepreneur with possible mob connections has the team working overtime. Rusty struggles to feel accepted when Raydor's son visits. JON TENNEY guest stars.

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Personal Effects is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Personal Effects Season 4 Episode 6: The squad tries to identify a possible murder victim from his skeletal remains, only to find he may have a criminal past of his own. A new friend helps Rusty with the Alice case.

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Jane Doe #38 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Jane Doe #38 Season 3 Episode 6: After a young runaway is murdered and thrown in a trash can, the Major Crimes unit is led on a long, puzzling hunt. TOM BERENGER guest stars as Raydor's estranged husband, Jack.

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Dismissed With Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Dismissed With Prejudice Season 1 Episode 8: When a murder conviction is overturned after eight years, Tao is forced to question his past actions. And Rusty struggles to be himself during his first outing with his father, Daniel Dunn (recurring guest star IAN BOHEN).

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Shockwave Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Shockwave Part 2 Season 5 Episode 21: After finally discovering the identity of a bomber, there is a struggle to determine his next target as Major Crimes heads for an explosive series finale.

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Off the Wagon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Off the Wagon Season 5 Episode 8: Lts. Andy Flynn and Mike Tao delve into the mysterious overdose of a young Hollywood star, while Rusty comes to a conclusion about how to handle his biological mother’s pregnancy.

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Cashed Out is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Cashed Out Season 5 Episode 5: Sanchez's application to become a foster parent is jeopardized by a gruesome murder after the Division finds a chopped up body burned to bits in the barbecue pit of an L.A. Park.

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Major Crimes Season 6, Sneak P... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Major Crimes Season 6, Sneak Peek Season 6 Episode 101: The Major Crimes Unit scrambles to find a disturbed killer, while Rusty pushes against the LAPD policy in order to find more evidence related to the murders of Buzz's father and uncle.

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Shockwave Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Shockwave Part 1 Season 5 Episode 20: A murder investigation turns explosive while Captain Sharon Raydor duels with Chief Winnie Davis for control of her case. Meanwhile, Rusty gets some alarming news from Gus.

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White Lies Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
White Lies Part 2 Season 5 Episode 12: Major Crimes continues to investigate the conspiracy behind Dwight Darnell's murders, and Sharon Raydor is disturbed by her own reactions to the case and seeks penance.

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#FindKaylaWeber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
#FindKaylaWeber Season 4 Episode 17: The Major Crimes team searches for a professional baseball player's daughter who is missing, and the investigation leads them to the very limits of the justice system.

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Taking the Fall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Taking the Fall Season 4 Episode 14: The team investigates a follow-up attack on a victim of road rage. As Thanksgiving approaches, Flynn suffers a setback. Rusty gets the interview with Slider (GARRETT COFFEY).

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Bad Blood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Bad Blood Season 5 Episode 18: Sharon's son comes home for a surprise visit while Major Crimes investigates the murder of a retired LAPD fraud detective, who may have been murdered for an arrest she once made.

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Cheaters Never Prosper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Cheaters Never Prosper Season 1 Episode 9: A man is found dead, but the facts become unclear as gritty details unfold. A series of strange events leaves Rusty and Raydor wondering if Dunn (IAN BOHEN) can be trusted.

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Acting Out is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Acting Out Season 3 Episode 13: A Hollywood comeback is interrupted when a former child star is found dead on skid row. Flynn's daughter (TORREY DeVITTO - Pretty Little Liars) comes to visit.

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Foreign Affairs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Foreign Affairs Season 5 Episode 3: After an ISIS-related attack against a member of the U.S. Armed Services, the FBI asks for Captain Raydor’s help in finding a terrorist.

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Sorry I Missed You is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Sorry I Missed You Season 4 Episode 2: When a dead body pops out of the trunk after a car chase, Major Crimes must the untangle connections between many different people and professions. PAUL SCHULTZE guest stars.

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Turn Down is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Turn Down Season 4 Episode 4: In his first outing as a Reserve Officer, Buzz finds a dead body in a hotel room, threatening, among other things, Flynn and Provenza's plans to take the squad to a baseball game.

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Four of a Kind is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Four of a Kind Season 4 Episode 11: Four wealthy one-percenters are left for dead outside a hospital emergency room in a twisty murder case that leads through an impossible list of suspects.

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Hindsight - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Hindsight - Part 1 Season 4 Episode 19: A gun used in a murder is connected to the most troubling series of unsolved homicides in LAPD history. Captain Raydor and the rest of her division attempt to solve the mystery.

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Open Line is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Open Line Season 4 Episode 3: Major Crimes investigates the murder of a supermodel with close ties to a pompous celebrity photographer (JAMIE BAMBER). Raydor and Rusty are both served subpoenas.

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Zoo Story is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Zoo Story Season 3 Episode 10: During an investigation, the LAPD finds itself in a turf battle between the Major Crimes division and the Special Operations Bureau. JON TENNEY, LAURIE HOLDEN guest star.

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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Major Crimes
Chain Reaction Season 3 Episode 15: Santa winds up on the naughty list after robbing a bank, but a flash mob complicates his apprehension. Sharon's kids (ZARAH MAHLER and RYAN KENNEDY) come to town for the holidays.