Major Crimes

Season 1 Episode 4

The Ecstasy and the Agony

9
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 03, 2012 on TNT
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A life strategist, along with the FBI, is enlisted to help Major Crimes to solve the murder of a man who was preparing to testify against the Israeli mob. Provenza, who is in a vulnerable state, displays rare emotion with the strategist and Rusty has a bad day at school.

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  • It could be BETTER

    5.0
    As a fan of the Closer this show has disappointed me. The story line does not cause me to care about any of the characters. The sub-plot about Randy needs to go (so does he). At best it was only interesting in one episode. The detective (Kearran Giovanni) that replaced David, is totally out of place in the story. Commander Taylor's roles sucks. The way he treats that Captain is without cause. She should be be promoted to Commander. G.W. Bailey, should be promoted to Captain. This would give their conflict more tension. To the writers, do a better job and pull the story together. I hope it gets better.moreless
  • Excellent!

    10
    I disagree with the other reviews below; this was an excellent ensemble piece. Excellent & subtle, as well as comic, acting from every cast member. I watched it twice back to back. Well written. "Whodunnit" wasn't the point here, obviously. Necar Zadegan, wow! Michael Weatherly totally cracked me up.
  • 1x04 - Oh the agony

    7.5
    This was probably the weakest episode to date, leaving me not caring a whit about the mystery. The only bit that I really enjoyed was Rusty's delight at having Raydor stand up for him since its clearly something that he wasn't expecting. I think their relationship is quickly becoming the heart of the show, and I think the writers a doing a brilliant job with Rusty and Raydor, even if I do have issues with the other elements in this episode.moreless
  • Finding Its Footing

    8.5
    I am enjoying the show and find myself looking forward to each week's installment. I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the last because I had a hard time following the crime and the players involved with it. There was too much mob stuff and various bad people to try to keep track of. The twist at the end was well done.



    I am enjoying the Rusty/Sharon dynamic a lot. Last week's ending tugged at the heartstrings and this week's was even better. Even though he doesn't get it because he's too young, having someone who will always know you and be there for you is very, very special. To know that there is one person in the world that will always be there for you is a blessing many people don't have.



    I also have to admit that I never liked that New York rough edge that The Closer had. It was an excellent show and Major Crimes has the potential to have a nice run as well.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

Necar Zadegan

Necar Zadegan

Roma Strauss

Guest Star

Ivo Nandi

Ivo Nandi

Ilya Blum

Guest Star

Dylan Minette

Dylan Minette

Avi Strauss

Guest Star

Jon Tenney

Jon Tenney

FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard

Recurring Role

Ransford Doherty

Ransford Doherty

Coroner's Investigator Kendall

Recurring Role

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    • Raydor: (at the crime scene) Buzz, what are you doing right now?
      Buzz: Uh, my job.
      Raydor: Do you know how to get to St. Joseph's from here?
      Provenza: St. Joseph's? Has someone forgotten the LAPD policy on making requests for personal favors from civilian employees?
      Raydor: I am not doing that. I am asking for help keeping a material witness in compliance with the law regarding the education of minors.
      Provenza: In that case, I will withdraw my objection if on his way back the civilian employee can pick up a coffee order.
      Buzz: What?
      Provenza: Non-fat vanilla latte. See what everyone else wants.

    • Sanchez: (at the crime scene) Anything wrong, senor?
      Provenza: Other than watching everything I care about being taken from me as I shuffle towards the grave and having my breakfast interrupted by another murder, not much.

    • Rusty: I can be civil as long as we both admit that sooner or later, I'm gonna have to leave and start over somewhere else.
      Raydor: That's true. Whatever happens here, you will one day go off on your own and be the new kid again. But no matter where you go, no matter when...you'll never be a stranger to me. I will always know you.
      Rusty: Whether I like it or not?
      Raydor: That's right, Buster. Whether you like it or not.

    • Thorn: Guys, lighten up. Look, I used an undecipherable code to conceal their identities.
      Agent Howard: Did this undecipherable code involve altering the first letters of names and leaving everything else unchanged?
      Thorn: Wow. You guys really are good.

    • Rusty: I shouldn't be going to this school. I'm not even Catholic.
      Raydor: Just walk around with a guilty expression on your face. You'll fit right in.

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