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Major Crimes: Medical Causes

The facts become blurry in a case involving a fatal car crash at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Rusty can finally look forward to his mother’s return.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Monday August 27th, 2012

Director: Paul McCrane
Writer: Michael Alaimo

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Gem) Jun 03, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Erich AndersonErich Anderson
As Unknown (Leslie's Lawyer)
Anthony RuivivarAnthony Ruivivar
As Ozzy Michaels (Deputy District Attorney)
Erin CummingsErin Cummings
As Dr. Leslie Nolan
Gil McKinneyGil McKinney
As Tom Ross (Leslie's Boyfriend)
David StarzykDavid Starzyk
As Unknown (Leslie's Boss)

Co-Guest Stars
Samantha CutaranSamantha Cutaran
As Vanessa Farrelly
Monica YoungMonica Young
As Friend #2
Isaac KeysIsaac Keys
As Bouncer
Cody WeselisCody Weselis
As Tattooed Guy
Killebrew MasonKillebrew Mason
As Bus Driver
Joel KramerJoel Kramer
As Man #2
Main Cast
Mary McDonnell
As Captain Sharon Raydor
G.W. Bailey
As Detective Lt. Louie Provenza
Anthony John Denison
As Detective Lt. Andy Flynn
Michael Paul Chan
As Detective Lt. Michael Tao
Raymond Cruz
As Detective Julio Sanchez
Phillip P. Keene
As Buzz Watson
Kearran Giovanni
As Detective Amy Sykes


The episode begins with a car swerving through traffic. The person behind the wheel is shown driving recklessly. A group of girls are meanwhile waiting in a queue outside a nightclub. The car in meanwhile comes from behind and mows down the girls and then bangs into the wall of the nightclub. The driver, who as it turns out is a lady, steps out of the vehicle looking all groggy. The people, who are around, assume she is drunk and in anger push her to the ground and assault her. A girl is then pulled out from under the vehicle, but is senseless much to her friend’s dismay. Provenza and Andy later discover that the girl is dead. Her name is Vanessa; there are two others who are also dead. ..

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Created ByJames Duff
Warning: Major Crimes season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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