Title Moral Hazard
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 7
Airdate August 1, 2016
Viewers 3.65 million
Written by Nick Zayas
Directed by David McWhirter
Guests Jere Burns
Previous episode Tourist Trap
Next episode Off the Wagon
Episode list Season 5

After a shootout in a tow yard leaves three people dead, Major Crimes must scramble to find a disturbed man with a bag full of guns and a long list of grievances before he kills again. Meanwhile, Rusty pushes against LAPD policy in an attempt to find more evidence related to the murder of Buzz's father and uncle.

The VictimEdit

  • Jerry Gray
    • Night Manager at Red Zone Towing
  • Lea Cook
    • Attendant at Red Zone Towing
  • Michael James
    • Clerk at Red Zone Towing
  • Marco Guerra
    • Elliot Chase's old boss at Rippletts Water bottling.
    • General Manager at Rippletts Water bottling who was suspected of skimming money from the company.
    • Hit with a lamp and tied to a chair.
    • Poked and slashed repeatedly until his death which was ultimately caused by a major cut on his femoral artery.
  • Richard Downey
    • Mortgage Lawyer for Elliot and Karen Chase in 2009.

The SuspectsEdit

  • Elliot Chase
    • Engineer who used to design surgical Tools for Breene Medical Instruments. BMI got bought out by a pharmaceutical company in 2008 and he was subsequently fired.
    • Fired from a book-keeping job at Rippletts Water bottling.
    • Lost his house in the economy crisis.
    • Fell into depression and was divorced by his wife, Karen.


Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Jere Burns (Elliot Chase)



Episode NotesEdit


  • Sparkletts
    Ripplets Water, where Marco Guerra worked, is a play on the name Sparkletts Water, a home-delivery water company founded in Los Angeles in 1925, which delivers bottled water to homes and offices throughout the Southwest from its trademark green trucks.

Episode MediaEdit

The Long Shadow Pt

The Long Shadow Pt. 7

Identity by Rusty Beck