A long-brewing feud leads to a stabbing on Christmas Eve and the accidental death of a patriarch in a case that threatens to derail everyone's holiday plans. Brenda is especially put out, since her parents (guest stars Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin) are in town, and they have a very special announcement. Guest star Mary McDonnell returns as Captain Raydor.
Episode number: 6x13 Airdate: Monday December 20th, 2010
The scene opens with a man shopping for Christmas. Another man sees him and follows him. He speaks in Albanian and pulls out a knife. The younger man fights back and the younger man pushes the older man into the street and he is hit by a police car. At the station, Chief Johnson, Captain Rayder and Detective Gabriel talk about whose case it is. Everyone is trying to get away for the holiday season and Johnson tries to say that it is a simple case because the murderer is dead and the victim has a minor cut on his hand. Captain Rayder tells that she has a family gathering that she is going to have to get to soon so they need to hurry up and get this investigation over with. ..