‘Major Crimes’ season 4, episode 15 review: Provenza and Patrice’s big moment

Major CrimesFor a show that is often procedural, we should start this “Major Crimes” episode review by giving the show some credit: After all, there was a lot going on with this particular story tonight! You had the case of the week, which could have been rather dull; however, the writers found a way to draw some similarities between this man and Slider, which caused Rusty a little bit of grief.

Is Rusty getting too close to this man? We have a sinking suspicion that this will probably lead to some sort of disappointment down the road, especially given Slider’s connections to so many people that Rusty has tried to help. The biggest issue here is that we do not fully know whether or not Rusty is truly innocent, or if this is all going to be for naught beyond just being a teaching tool.

Some of the shows couples became one of the major themes tonight, given that Andy and Sharon made some progress together while he continued to recover in a surprisingly refreshing fashion. Isn’t it nice to not have a crime procedural where someone is off trying to get themselves killed while just coming out of surgery? Taking their time here enables more storytelling, and that is something that we will always applaud.

As for Andy spilling the beans about Provenza and Patrice? There was something oddly fun and endearing about this for some reason, and maybe it just has to do with our hope that Provenza does not add someone else to his list of ex-wives. You gotta believe that he can turn it around!

While we’re not going to say that this was the best episode of the show we’ve ever seen (other than the Slider stuff, the main case wasn’t that amazing), we at least give the show credit for drumming up enough personal stuff to get us excited. Grade: B.

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