It has been a long time since we’ve had new episodes of one of our favorite crime dramas on TV in “Major Crimes”, so we are beyond thrilled that it’s finally back and we can find out what Sharon, Rusty and the rest of the crew has been up to since the last time we saw them.
While there was a procedural element to the story yet again (a series of crimes tied to home invasion), we’ve never found this to be as interesting as some of the extended character arcs. Rusty had a tremendous third season, and we were fascinated to see where the show would decide to go with him now that he is in so much danger with Stroh potentially on the loose. What was decided may actually surprise you: Rather than continue to put security on him out of fear, he and Sharon have opted that he is better just trying to enjoy his life without fear. Maybe this ends up being a not-so-great strategy, but for the time being they are each in agreement that being afraid of what could happen next is not a good way to live.
Meanwhile, Raydor eventually found out through Flynn why Sanchez was being assigned to desk duty, or at least to a certain extent. We know that Sharon isn’t particular thrilled about it, but this is “Major Crimes”! Do you really think a story of that variety will stay constant for long?
This episode for the most part was fairly straightforward, laying down the groundwork for a good case to start out the season. In addition to that, we also saw that the show is not going to dwell on Stroh for now, and ultimately for the sake of good television, we believe that to be very much a good thing. Episode grade: B.
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