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MC403
Title Open Line
Series Major Crimes
Season 4
Episode 3
Airdate June 22, 2015
Viewers 4.24 million
Written by Ralph Gifford and Carson Moore
Directed by Rick Wallace
Guests Jamie Bamber
Previous episode Sorry I Missed You
Next episode Turn Down
Episode list Season 4


Major Crimes investigates the murder of a super model with close ties to a pompous celebrity photographer with boundary issues. Meanwhile, Raydor and Rusty give Assistant Chief Taylor a headache when they are both served subpoenas for their entanglement in the Alice murder case.

The VictimEdit

Christa Cook

The SuspectsEdit

Felix Koster

Dillon Koster

EvidenceEdit

Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

RecurringEdit

Kristen Kassinger as Christa Cook

Chastity Lynn Dotson as Melissa Zara

Sean Harmon as Felix Koster

Unknown as Dilon Koster

LocationsEdit

Episode NotesEdit

  • Rusty's visit to Slider to find out any information he knows about Alice Herrera in the last episode leads to him and Sharon being subpoenaed in this episode. Eventually Judge Grove decides that Rusty was just acting as a journalist and though warning him not to visit Slider again (and over Hobbs' protests), agrees to let him post his video of his interview with Slider on his video blog.
  • Judge Grove returns. He previously appeared in Backfire where he forced the LAPD to figure out all the details of a murder before he would accept a deal and earned Rios' ire due to his actions getting someone else killed. He also appeared in Return to Sender Part 2 as the judge in the Phillip Stroh trial. He recognizes Rusty from the trial and asks him how many murder trials he plans to get involved in. Apparently he's an old friend of Sharon Raydor as they have a casual conversation at the end where he gives her advice as a friend.
  • Following Judge Grove's advice in this episode, Raydor stops paying attention to Rusty's blog to the point where she removes herself from his investigation entirely, though Buzz still helps him with camera work and he, Tao and Julio give him advice in Turn Down, showing that the rest of the squad is not affected by this restriction. Like Judge Grove suggests, she is completely surprised when Rusty finds Alice's real name in Hostage to Fortune and brings her brother to meet her.

TriviaEdit

  • Mary McDonnell (Captain Sharon Raydor) and Jamie Bamber (Malcolm Rich) previously starred together in the series Battlestar Galactica as President Laura Roslin and Lee "Apollo" Adama respectively.

Episode MediaEdit

What's in a Name Pt04:36

What's in a Name Pt. 3

Identity by Rusty Beck

Start a Discussion Discussions about Open Line

  • Discussion for Episode 403: Open Line (June 22, 2015)

    6 messages
    • Rusty is a MAJOR part, to be sure. He's long since used up his usefulness, and now with the Jane Doe storyline it just proves it. It...
    • I liked the episode as a whole, the case was good. Rusty doesn’t bother me now, I’ve learned to tolerate him and ignore him when I need to ...

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