Title Before and After
Series Major Crimes
Season 1
Episode 2
Airdate August 20, 2012
Viewers 5.40 million
Written by Steven Kane
Directed by Steve Robin
Previous episode Reloaded
Next episode Medical Causes
Episode list Season 1
The first hit we give her. They were married. The second and third, that was intent.

— Det. Sanchez

The Major Crimes Division adjusts to its new member, Amy Sykes, while investigating the murder of a fitness guru.

The VictimEdit

  • Chad Raber

The SuspectsEdit


Closing the CaseEdit

The squad realizes that if Martino was the killer, he wouldn't have deleted all videos of Chad's other rape victims and left his daughter's on the iPad and wouldn't have thrown it out in the dumpster behind his store. Thus someone was framing him and they realize that the only other person who knew that Martino would be a possible suspect in Chad's murder would be his wife. Raydor brings in the wife, purposefully having Julio put Martino's picture on the suspect board. Raydor tells the wife that another woman came forward claiming that Chad raped her and asks the wife to find Chad's cell phone so they can get the rest of the videos he made of his victims. They give the wife back his iPad the webcam of which they have hacked. When the wife gets to her car, they monitor her as she repeatedly tries to delete the other videos from the Cloud while Buzz restores them, proving her guilt. She is then arrested by Julio and Sykes trying to explain her actions. However, they have no physical evidence so ADA Hobbs considers the possibility of a deal of involuntary manslaughter with probation. After arguing among the squad, Raydor decides to go with the deal but turns it around on the wife: as they apparently make the deal, she points out how the wife tried to frame an innocent man for the killing she claims to have done because her husband was a rapist. Martino was planning on suing him for the rape and if the other victims came forward, she would be financially ruined. Raydor also points out that while the murder weapon had no fingerprints on it, everything else in the gym did, showing the wife wiped it clean and used gloves. Hobbs counters with an offer of manslaughter and 11 years in prison. The lawyer demands 3, threatening to parade the other rape victims in front of the jury, but Raydor counters with threatening to show the video of the wife erasing all of their videos like they never existed. Finally, the wife agrees to the deal and is sentenced to 11 years in prison, though she claims before the judge that it was to prevent Chad from raping anymore women.

Guest CastEdit

  • Susan Ward as Annette Raber
  • Jenn Proske as Amanda Martino
  • W. Earl Brown as Mr. Martino
  • Rob Brownstein as Attorney Jeb Kelly
  • Lesli Margherita as Dee Dee Miller
  • Haley Webb as Dana Baker
  • Amy Davidson as Allison Fisher



Episode NotesEdit

  • Its revealed that when Sharon Raydor was given command of the Major Crimes Division, she was promised a promotion from Captain to Commander. However, due to a freeze on promotions, Assistant Chief Taylor states that the job was the promotion. This results in Sharon barely outranking her detectives, a problem that is referred to throughout the series. She is eventually promoted to Commander in “Shockwave, Part 2” at the end of season 5.


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