History Series / MajorCrimes

3rd Aug '17 10:36:00 PM thegatorgirl
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* SympatheticMurderer:
** "Present Tense" had the [[spoiler: victim's parents old foster son. They were going to adopt him, but got pregnant and sent him back in the system where he was implied to be molested. He managed to have a successful life, until he met the victim, his old foster partents daughter. He got frustrated listening to her complain about her parents, and they fought until he accidentally killed her. Immediately affterwards, he felt guilty and tried to bring her back. ]]
** "Fifth Dynasty" had [[spoiler: a murderer who was molested by the victim, his cousin, and was trying to protect his younger brother from the same fate. ]]
30th Jul '17 6:38:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Tom Berenger, who plays Sharon's estranged husband Jackson Raydor, had co-starred with Mary [=McDonnell=] twenty-five years earlier in ''National Anthems'' at the Long Wharf Theatre. They'd played husband and wife.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Tom Berenger, Creator/TomBerenger, who plays Sharon's estranged husband Jackson Raydor, had co-starred with Mary [=McDonnell=] twenty-five years earlier in ''National Anthems'' at the Long Wharf Theatre. They'd played husband and wife.
2nd Jul '17 11:36:27 AM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Crimes has more information]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Crimes has more information]].
27th Jun '17 9:48:13 PM BillWoods
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* AmoralAttorney: Zigzagged - there are some who're in it for the money, and some attorneys, like David Ahmed, who are genuinely motivated by a sense of idealism and principles. There's also one lawyer who, upon realising that his brother killed two kids with poisoned drugs and framed his wife, immediately calls him out and refuses to help him.

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* AmoralAttorney: Zigzagged - -- there are some who're in it for the money, and some attorneys, like David Ahmed, who are genuinely motivated by a sense of idealism and principles. There's also one lawyer who, upon realising that his brother killed two kids with poisoned drugs and framed his wife, immediately calls him out and refuses to help him.



** Sharon was slowly shown to have good sides on ''Series/TheCloser'', and that's only gotten clearer now in Major Crimes due to her having to actively earn the trust of the team ''and'' deal with Rusty. It's also becoming evident that not only did she learn a thing or two from having to monitor Brenda and her crew for three years, but she's also beginning to take on some of the very same characteristics that she'd once found so exasperating.

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** Sharon was slowly shown to have good sides on ''Series/TheCloser'', and that's only gotten clearer now in Major Crimes ''Major Crimes'' due to her having to actively earn the trust of the team ''and'' deal with Rusty. It's also becoming evident that not only did she learn a thing or two from having to monitor Brenda and her crew for three years, but she's also beginning to take on some of the very same characteristics that she'd once found so exasperating.



* DisappearedDad: Rusty never knew his father because his mother said he ran off before Rusty was born. [[spoiler: Once the team finds Rusty's father, however, he explains that he had no idea Rusty existed and expresses an interest in getting to know his son.]] Also happens with Sharon's kids, as their father is largely absent from their lives - he hasn't spoken to either of his kids in five years.

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* DisappearedDad: Rusty never knew his father because his mother said he ran off before Rusty was born. [[spoiler: Once the team finds Rusty's father, however, he explains that he had no idea Rusty existed and expresses an interest in getting to know his son.]] Also happens with Sharon's kids, as their father is largely absent from their lives - -- he hasn't spoken to either of his kids in five years.



* NoSympathy: Rusty gives his biological father absolutely no sympathy even before he has met the man. Accusing him of abandoning him despite it has been stated (every time he brings this up) that his father never even knew he existed, keeps accusing him that he will abandon him before he has even met him face to face, and calls him out on being late to a meeting despite the fact that he just found out about his son and it wouldn't be easy to just uproot his entire life just to spend time with him. One can almost not hold it against him when he smacks Rusty after he went out of his way to introduce him to his fiancee and her two young daughters and Rusty gives them a BrutalHonesty statement of his history before meeting his dad. [[note]] Rusty told girls not older that 8 that he was a homeless male prostitute.[[/note]] If anything one could say it was the [[TheLastStraw breaking point]].

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* NoSympathy: Rusty gives his biological father absolutely no sympathy even before he has met the man. Accusing him of abandoning him despite it has been stated (every time he brings this up) that his father never even knew he existed, keeps accusing him that he will abandon him before he has even met him face to face, and calls him out on being late to a meeting despite the fact that he just found out about his son and it wouldn't be easy to just uproot his entire life just to spend time with him. One can almost not hold it against him when he smacks Rusty after he went out of his way to introduce him to his fiancee fiancée and her two young daughters and Rusty gives them a BrutalHonesty statement of his history before meeting his dad. [[note]] Rusty told girls not older that 8 that he was a homeless male prostitute.[[/note]] If anything one could say it was the [[TheLastStraw breaking point]].



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: In "Tourist Trap", an episode of ''Badge of Justice'' which "Lieutenant Mike" [Tao] co-wrote wins a Platinum TV Choice Award, for Best Teleplay for [''deep breath''] Non-Serialized 60-minute Episodic Police Procedural on Basic Cable!



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Joe [[spoiler:Rusty's therapist. He is kind and perceptive enough to help Rusty. And when Raydor tried getting him to spill the confidential information Dr. Joe knows, first by being an officer of the law and then his legal guardian, Dr. Joe politely states the exact legal requirements to force him to break confidentiality (getting a court order and Rusty's written approval, respectively) and then leaves before Rusty might get the wrong idea about what they were talking about - but not before suggesting that Raydor simply ''talk'' to Rusty]].

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Joe [[spoiler:Rusty's therapist. He is kind and perceptive enough to help Rusty. And when Raydor tried getting him to spill the confidential information Dr. Joe knows, first by being an officer of the law and then his legal guardian, Dr. Joe politely states the exact legal requirements to force him to break confidentiality (getting a court order and Rusty's written approval, respectively) and then leaves before Rusty might get the wrong idea about what they were talking about - -- but not before suggesting that Raydor simply ''talk'' to Rusty]].



* StatingTheSimpleSolution: As noted earlier, [[spoiler: Raydor attempts to get Dr. Joe to breach confidentiality on his sessions with Rusty, first as the police officer in charge of his safety, then as his legal guardian. Dr. Joe shoots her down on both approaches, and suggests a simpler approach - just talk to Rusty and ask him how he's doing with Dr. Joe.]]

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: As noted earlier, [[spoiler: Raydor attempts to get Dr. Joe to breach confidentiality on his sessions with Rusty, first as the police officer in charge of his safety, then as his legal guardian. Dr. Joe shoots her down on both approaches, and suggests a simpler approach - -- just talk to Rusty and ask him how he's doing with Dr. Joe.]]



** This also seems to be going on for Raydor and Flynn - she calls him Andy to calm him down or get his attention, and he's started to privately call her Sharon to comfort her after they attended his daughter's wedding together. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It wasn't a date.]]

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** This also seems to be going on for Raydor and Flynn - -- she calls him Andy to calm him down or get his attention, and he's started to privately call her Sharon to comfort her after they attended his daughter's wedding together. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It wasn't a date.]]
19th May '17 10:44:17 PM nombretomado
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* LoggingOnToTheFourthWall: [[https://twitter.com/Sharon_Raydor Raydor]], [[https://twitter.com/TheRustyBeck Rusty]], and [[https://twitter.com/AndyFlynn_ Flynn]] have {{Twitter}} accounts, which are updated even when the show isn't currently airing. Said tweets contain references to "camera crews following [them] around", or did when filming started again, which means that apparently, InUniverse ''Major Crimes'' is a reality show. [[note]]Which is pretty unlikely, given that all the sensitive information displayed.[[/note]]

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* LoggingOnToTheFourthWall: [[https://twitter.com/Sharon_Raydor Raydor]], [[https://twitter.com/TheRustyBeck Rusty]], and [[https://twitter.com/AndyFlynn_ Flynn]] have {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} accounts, which are updated even when the show isn't currently airing. Said tweets contain references to "camera crews following [them] around", or did when filming started again, which means that apparently, InUniverse ''Major Crimes'' is a reality show. [[note]]Which is pretty unlikely, given that all the sensitive information displayed.[[/note]]
19th May '17 6:36:06 PM foxley
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Season 5 introduces Deputy Chief Winnie Davis. She is gunning for the position of Assistant Chief and resents the preferential treatment that Major Crimes gets. She uses her position as Chief of Operations to make life as difficult for Rayder and her team as possible.
19th May '17 6:22:32 PM foxley
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* DangerRoomColdOpen: "Heart Failure" opens with the squad dealing with a hostage situation and storming the building. This ends with Provenza getting shot. It is then revealed that this is a live shooter training exercise (and that Provenza just cheated by shouting out advice to the squad after he was 'dead').
15th May '17 6:08:29 AM foxley
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In "Dead Drop", the VictimOfTheWeek is an obese man who is found impaled on a branch at the top of a tall tree. It turns out he was dropped out of a helicopter.
24th Apr '17 7:08:45 PM KeithM
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: In the pilot Flynn is venting at Raydor blaming her for the death of an armed robber who was about to confess, as the new rule instituted by the department forced them to keep him at the scene instead of being taken to the station where he wouldn't have been shot by his accomplices. As he finishes up by pointing out no other law enforcement agency in the country would have done anything like that, [[spoiler: Raydor realizes he's right: it wouldn't have been done anywhere else. So how did the ''killer'' know about the new policy, not used anywhere else, so he'd know he could return to the scene twenty minutes later and his victim would still be there?]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: In the pilot Flynn is venting at Raydor blaming her for the death of an armed robber who was about to confess, as the new rule instituted by the department forced them to keep him at the scene instead of being taken to the station where he wouldn't have been shot by his accomplices. As he finishes up by pointing out no other law enforcement agency in the country would have done anything like that, [[spoiler: Raydor realizes he's right: it wouldn't have been done anywhere else. So how did the ''killer'' know about the new policy, not used anywhere else, new, unpublicized LAPD policy so he'd know he could return to the scene twenty minutes later and his victim would still be there?]]
13th Apr '17 3:27:18 PM Rebu
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* CentralTheme: The Season 5 finale, "Shockwave", has the recurring theme of "failure to communicate". Most obviously, [[spoiler:the suspect in the case plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit. A few weeks later, the police finally processed evidence that would exonerate him, but no one told him or his lawyer. It got lost in the system, and the Major Crimes team only finds it after he got out and started taking revenge. Everything in the episode stems from that one failure.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Shockwave", it turns out [[spoiler:the current killer was falsely imprisoned due to LAPD error. Buzz is visibly disturbed by the fact that they put an innocent man in prison, making them responsible for said man's murderous revenge campaign when he got out.]]



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