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Major Crimes

Season 2 Episode 10

Backfire

7
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 12, 2013 on TNT
8.3
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The death of a prostitute brings back memories for Rusty. Major Crimes learns the killer may have done much more. How they solve the case causes problems for the judge.

 

 

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  • Major Crimes.

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    The murder of a prostitute named Briana Mathis was pushed out of a moving Silver Mercedes car, but with not enough information and evidence Captain Raydor has to do some more digging to make her case in front of Judge Grove. This is where the case gets more interesting, with number one suspect Jason Goss, Briana's body was found on Mulholland Drive, as Goss says he forced her out of the car, meaning he pushed her out of the car. As we find out more, (Thanks to Judge Grove) and again Judge Grove gives it right back to DDA Rios. Goss was paid to murder Briana Mathis, but it even goes higher than that to some big criminal organization and thats where the FBI comes in. So Dr. Morales has to do a full body scan and redo the Autopsy again and they find a GPS locater chip on the victims thigh. Briana Mathis was a FBI informant, she was working for Special Agent Scott Shaw and Shaw produces a USB File for Raydor and the team to watch (Also Rusty Watches The Whole Recorded File As Well). Maybe Agent Shaw really did care about Briana, who knows. Raydor does a deal with Agent Shaw to hand over any information he has on Goss that would help her investigation and Agent Shaw gives them probable cause to search the residence of Cory Stark. Unfortunately Cory Stark who claimed to be Briana's boyfriend apparently wasn't because he was driving the Mercedes when she was pushed out of the car (she was already dead before Goss through her out of the car). The team go into Cory Stark's residence, but he's already been murdered, the team bring in all the evidence they find including a cell phone and the car keys from the Silver Mercedes. So Raydor and Tao have another talk with Goss and his Lawyer Page and what little evidence they have, because Stark is dead, make it look like Stark is alive and claim they have the Mercedes in their possession. This is where everything starts unraveling and Goss tells the whole story of what really happened, sadly Briana told Stark that she was working for the FBI, she really thought Stark loved her. It goes to trial and Goss is convicted and once again with both barrels Judge Grove gives it to DDA Rios again. Rusty confesses to Kris that he has been threaten when he shows her the letters that he has been keeping (about 11 of them) and Kris tells Rusty that he should tell somebody about them. Then it changes and Rusty tells Kris the trouble that he is in and that he can't protect her and they break up (not sure if she knows the real story about Rusty). Another Exceptional Episode. Thumbs Up.moreless
Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

Capt. Sharon Raydor

G.W. Bailey

G.W. Bailey

Detective Lt. Louie Provenza

Tony Denison

Tony Denison

Detective Lt. Andy Flynn

Michael Paul Chan

Michael Paul Chan

Detective Lt. Michael Tao

Raymond Cruz

Raymond Cruz

Det. Julio Sanchez

Phillip P. Keene

Phillip P. Keene

Buzz Watson

Steve Valentine

Steve Valentine

Peter Page

Guest Star

Callard Harris

Callard Harris

FBI Special Agent Scott Shaw

Guest Star

Ron Marasco

Ron Marasco

Judge Grove

Guest Star

Madison McLaughlin

Madison McLaughlin

Kris Slater

Recurring Role

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    • Judge Grove: It's nice to confirm that I was right, and manslaughter was not the proper plea.
      Rios: I disagree, your Honor. Because you held up our original deal, a man lost his life.
      Judge Grove: You're referring to this Cory Stark guy, who drove the car from which his own girlfriend was pushed? Hold on. I'll get you a hanky.
      Rios: Your Honor, may I speak frankly, off the record?
      Judge Grove: Knock yourself out.
      Rios: As far as I'm concerned, the failure to give Mr. Goss a deal led directly to the execution of another person. And that is not how the justice system is supposed to work.
      Judge Grove: It is in my courtroom. And anyway, we're adjourned.

    • Raydor: Your Honor, we believe that Jason Goss is part of a larger criminal enterprise, and we may be--
      Judge Grove: You believe? And do you have evidence to support that belief?
      Rios: We aren't taking him at his word, your Honor.
      Raydor: If he doesn't provide us with the promised information, of course his deal goes away.
      Judge Grove: And then does that 19-year-old girl return to life? Why isn't Goss facing the death penalty?
      Tao: Despite having DNA that links the defendant to the crime, we may not have the material evidence to secure a murder conviction with special circumstances.
      Judge Grove: So I'm supposed to accept this plea because you guys haven't done your job? No way... You want manslaughter, you come back with answers to all my questions. And don't even think about shopping for another judge, or you'll find out what I'm like when I'm really mad.

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