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red folder contained information about Rusty's DNA test. Hobbs handed it to Raydor, and she was carrying it around during the whole episode.
It's too early for adoption, may be in later seasons (if will be), not in season 1 for sure. Also, Rusty's father will show up soon.
I thought this was an incredible episode. As I was watching it, I was thinking of what I would say here. But, you said most of it already. I agree with your review totatlly, I loved Sanchez in this, and also loved that they are showing Provenza dealing with not being the top person. No matter what the character or actress of Raydor does, you are always going to have people who are going to be critics and not give the character a chance, I call it the Brenda syndrome, and they can't get over it. I loved Brenda and she made the show, but its time to move on. These characters are changing and adjusting to a new leader, as is expected. I love that Rusty is becoming more understanding, as he sees what Sharon has to go through.
The red folder that was handed to Rusty, that they were going to go over at dinner. Could that be a petition for adoption?
Does anyone have any other ideas? Great episode.
I am starting to prefer Major Crimes to The Closer...less talk & more action..and loving Sanchez..he was the MAN last night & he and Sykes work well together...TEAM RAYDOR !!!
Very impressed. I am in. It is all clicking now.
I was not so sure about the Rusty character, but I can see how that will work now. I did not like the DA, but I liked her when she let Sanchez take over, yes! I like how Provenza is acting, it is good. You trust his instincts.
Glad they cut back on the buffoonery for his character. I am excited now for this show, where before I was lukewarm. Thanks Closer team for keeping us entertained with this new show.
loving this show and each week gets better - the characters are wonderful and I do like Raydor's dynamic with her group - Rusty softens her up -
Sharon is in a new situation taking the lead of a group that at one time hated her. Mary is playing the role EXACTLY as it was written. The voice, facial expression, this is the character...not Mary. Look up and watch other work of MM and you will appreciate that she is playing part!! If you see her interviews for MC you will see a totally different person! Mary is a phenomenal 2X Oscar nominated actress.
This was without a doubt the best Major Crimes episode to date, but I do love them all!
Sanchez was truly allowed to come into his own in this episode, in a very scary way!!
I loved how Raydor allowed Provenza to take the lead, something that he couldn't do on The Closer!! She is giving all of the team equal time to shine! The true hallmark of a good leader.
The last scene with Rusty and Sharon was truly wonderful, they are building a trust that will be needed in the coming episodes.
As for those of you that feel that Mary McDonnell is playing a one dimensional character. We are seeing a slow rounding out of this character. She is in a new situation
This episode finally established Major Crimes as a separate entity, not dependent on Brenda Leigh. I am trying very hard to warm up to Raydor, and Mary McDonnell's one dimensional delivery isn't helping me. It is great to see Provenza act like the dedicated cop we know he must be. During The Closer he seemed to duck work and criticize everyone, but when he put on the kevlar vest and provided backup to Sanchez he showed us a different and winning side to his personality. He even suggested turning to Sykes because she had the most experience in kidnappings. He was more than just a grumpy old man in this episode and it worked. It was hard to see The Closer end and I am happy that Major Crimes is finally fulfulling its promise.
Definitely the best episode to date. Provenza and Julio are definitely the standouts. Sykes can be removed from the squad as she only brings it down. At first, I appreciated the Rusty character because he definitely represents tens of thousands of kids lost in the system. But if he whines or acts up one more time, I am going to throttle him. Capt. Raydor will never be as dynamic and formidable as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, and I accept that. I would just like to see more of Raydor's forthrightness as a character emerge. Marshall Dillon on Gunsmoke was a quiet man, but he got the job done. Somehow I still do not feel Raydor taking charge - I feel Provenza in the front leading the charge and his team squarely behind him.
I enjoyed this episode. Anytime Sanchez is allowed to "shine" is a good show in my opinion. Some of the most dramatic shows have been with him in a major storyline. I have to say that both Taylor and Raydor have a strange mono-tonal cadence with their speech that I find extremely annoying. In spite of that, I still will watch Major Crimes. I can't wait for Provenza to "lighten up" and get back to that sarcastic detective that we know and love.
Loved this episode. It held my interest for the entire hour. However, the character of Sykes seems more disposable to me than Rusty's character.
This was my favorite episode thus far and I am glad you focused this post on Sanchez. I hope his character will be in the forefront of many future shows. His character is strong and compassionate, yet no nonsense when it comes to dealing with ruthless criminals. He was the voice of reason on The Closer when he told Brenda "When you don't know who to trust, trust no one."
I think there's hope for Sykes, but she isn't listed in IMDB beyond episode 6. Not sure what that means but if she stays, I hope the viewers will give her a chance.
Was it strong episode? Yes and no. Writing was top-notch. But it has only shown that Raydor character, even with Rusty's plot, is a boring (and I dare say McDonell has to stop talking with her teeth clenched like she just took strong pain-killer, it makes her performance seem vapid, the same for entire episode). And I have to disagree that Raydor took charge of the team,, she was far from that - Provenza was in charge. What I personally believe is that they need to promote Provenza to Cpt., Raydor to Deputy (and transfer her to robery/homicide she should work on Taylor basis like in Closer; add strong lead to MajorCrimes devision - new Deputy Chief?). DDA Hobbs - should be series regular.
This episode was absolutely fantastic! I love the dynamics between Raydor and Provenza as well as Flynn. Julio has always been a favorite under used character and this was definitely his show. DDA Hobbs was a great foil and I love the way she allowed Julio to "work his magic" on the son. Sykes is my least favorite character and but she needs to grow in her role. I just wish there were 12 more episodes this fall!
I loved this episode. Julio was fantastic, from how he shut up the friend, to roughing up the scumbag son, to saving the girl. I agree with other comments that Dukes needs to learn her way around the squadroom. She has been a suck up, a screw up, insulting, and pivotal and that's just in this episode. I loves that provenza put aside his personal dislike for her and gave her the lead, pulling on her strengths, but even then she managed to call him a dinosaur.
I think Rusty's character is there to provide a pseudo family for Raydor and remind the audience that she did have children. They are grown now, but she dealt with teens and has a family we just don't see. I hope we will in the future.
Great episode. I think I still like 3rd more, but this one would be second in my personal ranking.
Julio - the heart of the team - I would even say, he is their pulse. Usually calm and steady, but when something is wrong - accelerated, uneasy and tense.
I like Rusty, and I find his storyline much more intriguing and challenging, than Brenda's romance with Fritz.
As for Sykes, I'm afraid, something bad will happen to her - she is not listed on IMDB for episodes 7-10, and from the promo of episode 6 I can tell, she will be in trouble.
Finally! An episode that lives up to the legacy of The Closer. Every episode leading up to this one was a throwaway for me. I was ready to give up and stop watching...the stories and performances simply did not keep my attention...until tonight. This is what I have been hoping for each week, and if this keeps up, I'm in!
Yes, this was a fine episode for Julio; I hope we see more from each cast member of this caliber in the coming weeks. Congratulations to all! A win for the viewers and fans.
Thank you for commenting, @Hooligan... I've been waiting to see if anyone loved this episode as much as I did. I was going to comment on Sykes walking into the room talking without thinking about who might be in there, but I decided Sanchez, Raydor and Provenza deserved the positive limelight for a change.
Somehow, I think they will be plenty of more time to stick it to Sykes in the future! I differ on Rusty, obviously. They've written him to be so smart and sensible that I don't mind him at all. If he was still a whining kid, I'd be concerned. Instead, I like what he and Sharon have. It's different and I'm okay with that.
This episode was outstanding and Julio was the best part of it. I enjoyed how he handled the shocked friend of the dead boy and absolutely loved how he handled the kidnapping freak. I must also say that I'm still not sold on Sykes, the way that she keeps sticking her foot in her mouth is beyond annoying. A verbal slap down is sorely needed.
I'm waiting impatiently for Rusty to be written out of the show, as he adds nothing at all. Sharon Raydor doesn't need him to bring out who she is, for everyone paying attention, her previous appearances on The Closer did that already.
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