Major Crimes

Season 1 Episode 2

Before and After

9
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 20, 2012 on TNT
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8.2
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Episode Summary

Captain Raydor is appointed head Major Crimes and may regret deciding to watch over Rusty, the foster kid and witness, as her regular duties increase. The team may have difficulty in solving a brutal homicide because the evidence surrounding the crime proves to be complicated and difficult to untangle. Meanwhile, Lt. Provenza regrets joining Major Crimes because of the many changes within the department and Captain Raydor may have trouble convincing him to stay.

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  • My episode 2 views

    8.0
    I like the feel of the show and I do agree with karlmeszaros, about giving the show a chance. The 'Brenda' way, as it was put, may have worked for The Closer but for Major Crimes we have Sharon who is the exact opposite.



    I'm not warming up to Skyes she is very irritating. But its just the second episode maybe her presence will get more tolerable in later episodes.



    Provenza can't possibly think after all the stunts he pulled in The Closer that he would actually become head of Majors Crimes. To me I might stand under correction but the team seem to have accepted Raydor more quickly at this point than they did with Brenda. They may not like Sharon Raydor but I guess they realize that she is different and they are coming to terms with the change.moreless
  • 1x02 - Before and After

    8.5
    I admit that I didn't really care about the mystery, that said, the show does a great job at character moments. Provenza's anger was understandable but the reasoning as to why Raydor is in charge also makes sense considering his past shenanigans. The addition of Rusty to the show I think is a great way to show the audience the softer side of Raydor without her losing her cool reserve. Well done that.moreless
  • Love The Ending

    8.5
    This is the first time in either program that I have felt for Capt. Raydor. The way she handled both Lt. Provenza and Rusty at the end of the program was great. The line about Lt. Provenza staying until he finds something fair was actually quite funny!



    I think the show deserves a chance. This is more like a sequel than a spin-off and trying to establish a new dynamic in Major Crimes to people that have seen things the 'Brenda' way for seven years can't be done in one or two episodes.moreless
  • 'sigh' A rather simplistic ( maybe too simplistic) episode

    7.5
    For a show thats just started and should be pulling out all the stops to convince long time The Closer fans to stay and recruit new ones, this episode was oh so simplistic. The wife did it for some trivial financial reason. ANd whats up with the new girl, surely no one is that dumb. I prefer the new Provenza I was tired of his buffonery on The Closer anyway.

    The only thing I have been enjoying so far is Captain Rayder and Rusty interplay. Captain Rayder has to be a saint or the very epitome of a beaurocrat she never gets tired of all the crap and lose it.

    Yeah I will tune in next week but I hope they throw some better cases this way and hope to see some of Captain Rayder's family maybe a son or the ex.moreless
Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

Captain 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 Tom

Steve Tom

Judge Craig Richwood

Guest Star

W. Earl Brown

W. Earl Brown

Jim Martino

Guest Star

Jenn Proske

Jenn Proske

Amanda Martino

Guest Star

Robert Gossett

Robert Gossett

Asst. Chief Russell Taylor

Recurring Role

Jonathan Del Arco

Jonathan Del Arco

Dr. Morales

Recurring Role

Kathe E. Mazur

Kathe E. Mazur

DDA Andrea Hobbs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Provenza: Look, Captain. This isn't just about you. After all I've given to the L.A.P.D., anyone else besides me sitting in that office is an insult. And it's not fair.
      Raydor: You have been a homicide detective for how long, and you're still expecting life to be fair.

    • Provenza: And the next time that we pick up a cold-blooded killer, I'll be sure to say: You're under arrest for murder! Unless you have a good excuse.
      Raydor: Sometimes good excuses make great confessions. Look, you want to arrest someone for murder, then turn them over to the courts to decide their fate. I want to walk them directly to their prison cell. This isn't just about policy. This is a chance for us to properly finish what we started, and that is something that I really like.

    • Raydor: You don't want to talk to a psychologist. I understand that. Let's discuss how the spare bedroom...
      Rusty: Will get me out of your way and make it that much easier for you to forget about me and my problems, which no one seems to care about, anyway.

    • Raydor: Detective, we like to plan how we share important information like that.
      Sykes: I am so sorry. My orders were to make sure...
      Provenza: Were given by me. And I was the person that you were supposed to report to. Go help Lieutenant Tao figure out how to find our victim's IPad.
      Sykes: I am so sorry, again.
      Flynn: (about Sykes) She's smart and dumb at the same time.
      Provenza: Oh, she's not dumb. She's choosing sides.

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