We’ve been tested recently in ways great and small. But we’re working through our grief by putting the people who depend on us first. No matter what happens, Major Crimes will not quit until we find the bad guys. This team...we are part of the greatest police department in America and with the the people standing here, I could go on doing this job forever.


Even with this promotion, this wasn’t an easy decision. Because of what we did here, I felt like I had a family. And because of you, I have a son.


Rusty: Is he dead?
Provenza: You shot him five times. Of course he’s dead. Good thing he had a weapon or it would be murder.
Rusty: It was self defense. I only shot him cause he was going for his gun. He wasn’t gonna -
Provenza: You didn’t shoot him. I did.

Okay Buzz. Time for you to get your kicking in the door badge.


Provenza: Where do you think you’re going?
Rusty: I’m going to find Tammy Bechtel.
Provenza: No! Stop! You don’t have a security detail. If you leave this building I can’t answer for your safety!
Rusty: I’m not staying here. I’m doing this with or without you.
Provenza: Stop. [To Gus] Stop him. Just for a minute.

Flynn: Do you want Stroh caught or do you want this done by any means possible? If he throws down his weapon, puts his hands above his head, the autopsy will show that. Who else can take that shot? I promised Sharon -
Provenza: I am in charge and I said you stay here and help coordinate -
Flynn: Then fire me!

Stroh: Detective Sanchez, you’ll find me as soon as you trace the phone I’m using. Say hello to Ella, by the way.
Ella: Help!
Stroh: That’s enough. Help me, help me, they’ve heard that all before. Now the question is, are you going to spend resources saving this useless hooker or are you going to find me? Because I’m leaving. Tell Rusty I’m looking forward to our time together. Now you see me, now you don’t.

Rusty: If Stroh is arrested, he goes to trial and I get to testify in open court and the whole world knows that I was…
Gus: What? Homeless? Hungry? Abused?
Rusty: People won’t see it that way. They’ll see it as… look, forget me. Look at all these people Stroh killed. If Stroh goes to prison, I spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder, jumping at shadows. And I can’t live like that.

Nolan: I drove up to San Jose and took RIcky Raydor’s keys from a valet stand -- gotta return those with an apology. Then I rented a LAPD costume from Western Costumes, doctored it up to look like the real thing, and walked right past SIS.
Flynn: Oh my God. The kid would have been dead. Howard, your guys were supposed to be taking care of this.
Howard: To be fair, they were looking for Stroh, not a patrol officer.

Rusty: I don’t care what the sign said in the doctor’s office. He’s not coming after me.
Howard: You really think if Stroh had the opportunity to kill you, he wouldn’t take it?
Rusty: I’m not his objective.

We need to double time it.We’re very close! [pause] And way way way too far behind.


Gus: You know, I have note taking apps on my phone. You can download them.
Rusty: If Stroh goes to trial, my phone may be subpoenaed and I’ll never see it again. A notebook is safer and it can never be hacked.

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.