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Major Crimes: The Ecstasy and the Agony

A homicide case involving the Israeli mob and a self-proclaimed "intuitive life strategist" leads Major Crimes to partner with the FBI. Provenza opens up to a suspect in a rare display of vulnerability. And Rusty’s first day of school doesn’t go as planned.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Monday September 03rd, 2012

Director: Arvin Brown
Writer: Adam Belanoff

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Gem) Jun 10, 2013

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (7 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Jon Tenney
As Fritz Howard (FBI Agent)
Michael Weatherly
As Arthur "Thorn" Woodson (Life Coach)

Guest Stars
Ransford Doherty
As Kendall (Coroner's Investigator)
D.B. Sweeney
As Agent Morris
Necar Zadegan
As Roma Strauss
Ivo Nandi
As Ilya Blum
Dylan Minnette
As Avi Strauss
Rob Nagle
As Father James Healy
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 Sharon waking up Rusty from his sleep early in the morning. She then, on the way to dropping him off at school gives him a few pointers on how he can stay out of trouble. But before she can drop him off, she stops at a crime scene. Sharon is informed at the crime scene that, the victim is a 48 year old man named Alon Strauss, who is an Israeli born naturalized American citizen. Turns out, Strauss was the CFO of a multimillion dollar firm. He was murdered with a single shot to the chest, the bullet then exited through his body and lodged in a wall. Possibly a large caliber gun was used, and hearing the shot Strauss’s wife and child came running down. ..

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Created ByJames Duff
Warning: Major Crimes season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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