Provenza: Look, this is one of the big differences between running internal affairs and working homicides. You send people into seriously difficult situations and they go because it's their job, and Sykes did that job today. Damn well.
Sharon: But lieutenant, what did I miss? I seemed like we had the situation covered.
Provenza: We're never covered. You have a partner, you have a gun, you have a camera, you have SIS, and a vest and dogs and patrol cars out the ass and people still get hurt. Sharon, there is no defense against bad luck. And we can't even take the time right now to properly consider Amy's misfortune because we have a murder to solve, which I'm sure is what Chief Taylor has come to remind us of.
Taylor: I have.

Flynn, I'm getting in a car, call me as soon as you tell me what hospital they're taking her to.


Provenza: Yeah?
Flynn: Hi. I'm an everyday citizen looking to make an anonymous tip. There's a man by the name of Rusty's dad who may be connected to a murder. Also, thank you for the fine job you do. You're an American hero and I don't tell you that near enough.

This is exactly the kind of thing I was trying to avoid by putting you in this office!


Right now he's working as a mortgage broker, which is a bad thing, right?


Say what you will about her, the woman knows the rules.


I will never lie to you. I will tell you everything I know, as soon as I have had reasonable time to assess the facts.


Well, look at it this way. I remember my ex-wive's attorneys far better than I do the marriages.


Man, you people lie about everything!


Sykes is not just polishing the apple right now. The captain got it right.


Sharon: Good God we just walked into a kidnapping.
Provenza: If their daughter is still alive.

Did this undecipherable code involve altering the first letter of names and leaving everything else unchanged?


Major Crimes Quotes

Waddya know. A hanging Chad.


Provenza: Oh this is a crappy way to make a living. Working with the worst the world has to offer without being in charge.
Flynn: You weren't in charge for eight years.
Provenza: Yeah, but now I'm mad about it.