After several very long, very torturous months that we had to endure without Major Crimes, the show finally returns next Wednesday with a brand new episode. The summer season ended with a thrilling three-parter, now Major Crimes is returning to its episodic format.
The opening of the winter premiere is very fast-paced and rather unexpected. It will have the audience at the edge of their seats from the very first second. The case of the week has the team investigate the murder of a young woman whose body was found in the L.A. River. While trying to do their job, Deputy Chief Winnie Davis (Camryn Manheim) makes the squad’s life extra-hard, in particular Captain Raydor’s. People who enjoyed the interaction and dynamics between Sharon Raydor and Brenda Lee Johnson in The Closer will probably have quite a blast watching the scenes with Mary McDonnell and Camryn Manheim. Though the relationship of their characters seems even more strained than the one of Captain Raydor and Chief Johnson ever was. Something that probably has a lot to do with the fact that both women are eyed as possible replacements for the recently deceased Assistant Chief Taylor and Davis sees Sharon as rather strong competition. However, Sharon has a clear advantage over Davis: The entire Major Crimes squad has her back.
Rusty starts an internship but he is rather distracted by some problems of a more private nature. As has already been seen in the promo, at some point during the episode, the young man will come to the very late but very true realization that his mother is a force of nature.
Unsurprisingly, also in this episode,” Lieutenant Grumpy” aka Provenza will draw quite a few laughs from the audience. He throws around several of his memorable one-liners and brings back one of his most iconic quotes (in slightly modified forms).
In the meantime, long-term and patient Andy Flynn has a new device that keeps him busy and there will be a situation in the episode which will very much try his patience. It will probably also make the audience go “Whoa! Holy S***!”
All the shippers out there have a little something to look forward to. Especially if you pay attention to the way one of the couples looks at each other during a certain conversation.