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Title Four of a Kind
Series Major Crimes
Season 4
Episode 11
Airdate November 2, 2015
Viewers million
Written by Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore
Directed by Rick Wallace
Guests
Previous episode Fifth Dynasty
Next episode Blackout
Episode list Season 4


Four wealthy one percenters are left for dead outside a hospital emergency room in a twisty- curvy murder that leads through an impossible list of suspects, including a high school daughter with her father's iPhone password, a diabetic chauffeur, the owner of several LA parking lots and a mysterious woman with great legs who trips up Lt. Andy Flynn on her way to Mexico. Meanwhile, Rusty pursues a taboo subject for his next story on "Identity."

The VictimEdit

The SuspectsEdit

EvidenceEdit

Closing the CaseEdit

After learning that their last victim died, Raydor wakes up his daughter to inform her of the death. At that moment, Dan Willis' son Noah walks in after giving his father his insulin and Amy recognizes him. She explains that Dan has shown around a picture of Noah which would explain why the poker players would recognize the robber and he would have to kill them. Seeing that they've figure it out, Noah tries to rum, but is quickly caught. They realize that Dan had to cancel dinner with his son the night of the murders and ask him if he told Noah about the game and where it was played as a result. Dan tries to lie to them about him committing the murders instead, but Raydor and Provenza easily see through the lie and Dan tearfully admits he tells his son where he goes sometimes as he had a small stroke a few years before and wants Noah to know where he is in case something happens to him. The police later find the missing money and the murder weapon in Noah's room. Noah had expected to be able to steal the money and get away without hurting anyone, but Howard Crager recognized him so he killed them to keep from going to jail.

Guest CastEdit

RecurringEdit

LocationsEdit

Episode NotesEdit

The Other Side of the CoinEdit

  • Rusty begins working on his next story by trying to look into Alice Herrera's killer Slider's life before the murder. To this end, he tries to get permission from Raydor, Hobbs, the defense and Judge Grove. Raydor agrees to go along with Hobbs who Rusty is able to present a strong argument to and agrees to mow her lawn for the next eight years if he gets permission. The defense also agrees and Judge Grove, while surprised that Hobbs agreed, tells Rusty he will allow it on three conditions: Rusty informs him before and after every conversation with Slider and can review anything Slider says before its posted on Identity, he can expunge any and every word of any and every interview he doesn't like without exception or explanation and Rusty begins the process to transfer to UCLA effective that January which Rusty accepts.

TriviaEdit

  • Sharon mentions that Rusty got a job as a staff writer on the Santa Monica City College paper, but he tells her he was assigned a story he finds worthless.
  • Judge Grove's wife is one of the most published professors in UCLA's communications department and a fan of Identity to the point that she believes Rusty should be reporting on more interesting subjects than what Santa Monica City College has him assigned. As a result, she sets everything up so that Rusty can transfer to UCLA and major in communications though Judge Grove also suggests law school given Rusty's tendency to argue about everything. Rusty believes that Sharon got Judge Grove to help him as he quotes what Rusty told her about his assignment on the school paper. However, he dodges the question when Rusty asks him.
  • Andy is injured chasing a suspect, getting a minor head injury and a few cracked ribs. As a result, he moves in with Sharon and Rusty temporarily as he recovers.

Episode MediaEdit

The Other Side of the Coin Pt03:24

The Other Side of the Coin Pt. 1

Identity by Rusty Beck

  • Rusty begins his new story into the life of Mariana Wallace's killer Slider by showing his audience the courtroom Slider will be tried in in five weeks and going over the list of charges that Slider will face.

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