You may have already known that Monday, June 13 is the official premiere date for “Major Crimes,” and with that, we come today bearing some other great news: The first official details on the premiere episode entitled “Present Tense.” This will be an hour of TV that attempts to accomplish a variety of different things. We are moving back into the format of telling cases-of-the-week, but are doing so while surrounding them with a few more character-focused plots.
The synopsis below (via SpoilerTV), for example, makes it very clear that the premiere will have a key story for Buzz, and we’re going to see the beginnings of something for Flynn that could take us through most of the remainder of the season:
“The Major Crimes squad investigates the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl, who vanished while volunteering at a homeless shelter, while Buzz cracks open the decades old cold case file on the murder of his father and uncle. Andy Flynn considers selling his house.”
Structurally, we’re excited about the way that this season seems to be designed; while we enjoyed the “Hindsight” arc more than most, the best of both worlds with this show may just be giving it some procedural elements, while still offering up some story incentives to devoted viewers who check in every week. In many ways we consider it to be the old USA model, since their old shows like “Burn Notice” used to be really excellent at this.
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