Thursday, August 30, 2012

Take Three: Major Crimes

Major Crimes: Season 1, Episode 3 “Medical Causes” (B+)

This episode got off to an intense start with an out-of-control car smashing into a line for a club and leaving three people dead. After that, it was all about detective work with the revelation that the woman couldn’t remember anything and that she was a doctor who could have prescribed plentiful medications for herself. Following last week’s stern conversation with Raydor, Provenza is being dutiful about going by-the-book, and it seems to be working well for the team. Staging it so that Tom thought that Leslie was going to jail for twenty years proved to be the perfect opportunity to get a confession from him, and she sure was angry once he casually admitted to drugging her in order to get her to stay. Once again, Sykes was portrayed mostly as a complete idiot, sticking around too long after loudly interrupting an interrogation and earning her first positive mark by judo-chopping Tom in the back to stop him from strangling Leslie. It didn’t take long to locate Rusty’s mother, and his mood changed immediately when he found out that she was coming. Flynn was heavily involved in everything related to his mother, fundraising from the rest of the squad to help send Rusty on his way and then responsible for taking him out to the bus stop. The fact that she stole the money and skipped town is truly unfortunate, but it does seem to have whipped Rusty into shape, finally able to be civil to Raydor and get his act together applying for school.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

When The Closer season finale was just around the corner, I learned that the rest of the cast would be moving on in this show sans Kyra Sedgwick. I have to admit that I haven’t watched any of the new episodes but I’m thinking I need to give it a chance. So to catch up, I started watching episode one on and it’s got all of the recent episodes available as well. A Dish co-worker told me about the site and it works great because I can just stream everything to my laptop. G.W. Bailey is one of my favorite actors on the show and it will be nice to continue seeing him on TV.