The Best Episodes of 'Major Crimes'

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 six seasons of 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

    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.
  • Special Master Part 1

    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."
  • Special Master Part 2

    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."
  • Boys Will Be Boys

    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.
  • Flight Risk

    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.
  • Two Options

    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.
  • There's No Place Like Home

    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.
  • Hindsight - Part 3

    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.
  • The Deep End

    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.
  • Jane Doe #38

    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.
  • Down the Drain

    Down the Drain

    Season 3 Episode 11: Major Crimes gets their hands dirty as they explore LA's underground water system. Rusty struggles to tell his biological mother (EVER CARRADINE) about his upcoming adoption.
  • Dead Drop

    Dead Drop

    Season 5 Episode 17: 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.
  • Fifth Dynasty

    Fifth Dynasty

    Season 4 Episode 10: After Major Crimes identifies a murder victim as the son of a judge known for being tough on criminals (PATRICIA WETTIG), the squad hunts through her current case load.
  • Sanctuary City: Part 5

    Sanctuary City: Part 5

    Season 6 Episode 5: Commander Sharon Raydor balances the unexpected conclusion of the St. Joseph's Three case with her fast approaching wedding to Lt. Andy Flynn.
  • Party Foul

    Party Foul

    Season 3 Episode 12: Two people are brutally attacked at a raucous teen party and the Major Crimes unit has their hands full picking the culprit out of the crowd. DAWNN LEWIS guest stars.
  • Citizen's Arrest

    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.
  • Acting Out

    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.
  • Taking the Fall

    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).
  • White Lies Part 2

    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.
  • Shockwave Part 1

    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.
  • Shockwave Part 2

    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.
  • Return to Sender

    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.
  • Internal Affairs

    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.
  • Pick Your Poison

    Pick Your Poison

    Season 2 Episode 12: 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.
  • Snitch


    Season 4 Episode 5: As the Major Crimes unit investigates a complicated gangland shooting, Detective Amy Sykes finds she must protect the identity of a witness capable of identifying the killer.