Major Crimes Season 4 Spoilers

Major Crimes: Who Will Go 'Way Off the Reservation'? Plus: A Sneak Peek

This Monday at 9/8c, TNT’s Major Crimes resumes — again — its fourth season with a “bonus” five-episode arc, in which a particularly tragic double-homicide dovetails with an old case that blew up Tao’s previous partnership, with a detective played by Jason Gedrick (Boomtown).

Previewing the distressing storyline catalyst, series creator James Duff told TVLine, “A woman and her baby are shot to death in an SUV as its gliding through a Latino gang’s territory at 1 am in the morning. When we examine the car, we find heroin under the baby seat, and there is a huge turf war going on between the Bloods and the Diablos for the street trade in heroin. And when we check the [bullet] casings, it points back to a murder committed 12 years ago, where the gun was never found.”

In fact, said years-ago murder was of multiple people — namely, an off-duty LAPD officer and a deputy district attorney — and Tao’s old partner, Mark Hickman (played by Gedrick), “perjured himself on the stand in an attempt to close the case, and was fired,” Duff says. Even when he resurfaces all this time later, the grudge against his former employers is strong. “He feels like he was singled out,” Duff explains. “He feels that everybody perjures themselves, that the police are on the side of good and it doesn’t matter what they say, but that’s not how the LAPD works anymore. It may have worked that way in the late ’80s, early ’90s, mid ’90s, but not anymore.”

But now that the case is being revisited, Hickman sees a chance for possible redemption. “It was the case that ended his career and ruined his life, but now that the gun is back out there and someone is using it, he has a very good case,” says Duff. “It’s an interesting story, and it features Tao (Michael Paul Chan) and Sykes (Kearran Giovanni) in ways we haven’t seen them working before.”

Because while Tao is far from inclined to help his former partner clear his name, Hickman will appeal to Detective Amy Sykes to work with him, on the down low, to follow-up on this possibly exonerating development. Since Hickman “is a bit of a racist,” Duff notes, it’s unlikely partnership, and one that threatens to land Sykes in the crosshairs of Commander Taylor, who has warned the LAPD ranks against allying with the disgraced detective.

“Sykes goes way off the reservation in these five [episodes],” Duff previews. “We sort of set up that she’s capable of doing that last summer. But she does it here in a much bigger way.”

Watch an exclusive Major Crimes sneak peek, in which Hickman defends his 12-year-old testimony to Sykes, during a discreet rendezvous:

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21 Comments
  1. kate04us2 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! It’s always great to read about Major Crimes!

  2. Ana says:

    Really looking forward to these bonus episodes of Major Crimes! Not great timing with premiering against the Grammys, but what else do you expect from TNT :p

    • Citygirl says:

      Well, not everyone watches the Grammys. However, as in the past, TNT airs the previous week’s episode of Major Crimes BEFORE the weekly new episode.

  3. Bárbara Godoi says:

    Thank you very much for the spoilers and the sneak peek! Can’t wait to have our episodes of #TheBestShowEver #MajorCrimes. Hope we can see a sneak peek with Sharon as well soon…

  4. Ida Carnes says:

    Thank you so much for the spoilers. I am so excited that Major Crimes is coming back. It will be great to see Tao and Sykes front and center.

  5. Katrinka says:

    I really appreciate you giving us some Major Crimes intel! I’ve been re-watching The Closer from the beginning & it’s making me look forward to these extra episodes of Major Crimes even more.

  6. Carol C says:

    I’m even more excited for these final five episodes! Plus, it will be a treat to see Jason Gedrick again.

  7. ilona says:

    We waited for so long to see the new Epic5! Thanks for the sneak peek!! so awesome!

  8. Thanks for sharing! It’s becoming so interesting… uh oh…

  9. sladewilson says:

    Man I hope Amy doesn’t get in too much trouble….

  10. Marmee Cruz says:

    Happy to see MC back on the air!

  11. smartysenior says:

    Police dishonesty worked in the old days? Seriously? That’s the reason for the OJ verdict right there. Overall I remember the LAPD working very hard against a horrible crime rate in those days and I think that all this dishonesty stuff was very rare then and now.

  12. colig says:

    maybe they will really go off script and not give Rusty so much,if any,screen time.i think killing him off would be a great storyline.

    • KLS says:

      Agreed. Rusty is under-used and annoying when he is. Clueless wonder. I don’t think I want him killed though. He’s kind of just taking up space.

      • K says:

        Rusty’s storyline wore out its welcome long ago. I say send him away to school permanently and just concentrate on the squad.

  13. Jules says:

    Thanks for the scoop! I’m really, really, really excited for this 5 epi act!
    While I really like the entire squad I gotta admit that I’m looking forward to how Sharon will deal with the case, her personal life (and with everything else really) the most.

  14. Linda says:

    Great article, thank you. Look forward to seeing more.

  15. Sarah D says:

    Yayy! So excited.

  16. Major Crimes is truly one of the most underrated shows…