Title Foreign Affairs
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 3
Airdate June 27, 2016
Viewers 3.99 million
Written by Carson Moore
Directed by Nzingha Stewart
Previous episode N.S.F.W.
Next episode Skin Deep
Episode list Season 5

I'm the authority here, so step back!

— Dr. Morales

After an ISIS inspired attack against a member of the US Armed Services, the FBI asks for Captain Raydor’s help in finding a terrorist, joining the Bureau in a race against the clock before the terrorist can strike again.

The VictimEdit

  • Nicholas "Nick" Greenbourne, U.S. Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq between 2004 and 2010.
    • Decapitated in the name of ISIS.
    • Mouth was also taped shut.

The SuspectsEdit

  • Vince Evans, friend of the victim.
    • Served with the victim in Iraq.
    • Had dinner and went drinking with Nick the night of his disappearance.
  • Miguel Pena, friend of the victim.
    • Served with the victim in Iraq.
    • Had dinner and went drinking with Nick the night of his disappearance.
  • Hailey Leggett, soon to be wife of Vince Evans.
    • Had dinner with Nick the night of his disappearance.


  • Video tape uploaded to the internet.
  • Tape used to silence the victim.
  • Iraqi ceremonial knife used to decapitate the victim.
  • The $100 bills the victim used throughout the night were supposed to have been destroyed in Iraq by Nicholas Greenbourne, Vince Evans, and Miguel Pena to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.

Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Annie Wersching (F.B.I. Special Agent Liz Soto)



Episode NotesEdit


Air Support Division logo

  • LAPD Helicopter pilot featured in the episode is Sergeant Steve Rousseau. He is a Tactical Flight Officer in the Air Support Division and has appeared in that role on both The Closer and Major Crimes, also consulting with the production on matters related to the Air Support Division. The Air Support Division is under the command of the Special Operations Bureau, and is the airborne unit for the Los Angeles Police Department. It is the largest municipal airborne unit in the United States, consisting of 88 sworn personnel and 19 helicopters.


  • When Deputy Chief Howard was communicating with his airship, he used the call sign 4-King-62. This is different from what would actually be used, as the call sign 4-K, or King as it is known in the LAPD's phonetic alphabet, is assigned to the Robbery-Homicide Division. The numerical designation, in this case 62, would be assigned by the RHD Commanding Officer to a member of his/her division. The actual call sign for the Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Bureau would be Staff-8-B, or Boy, as it is known in the LAPD.

Episode MediaEdit

The Long Shadow Pt

The Long Shadow Pt. 3

Identity by Rusty Beck