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Title Quid Pro Quo
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 16
Airdate March 8, 2017
Viewers 2.48 million
Written by Michael Zara
Directed by Sylvain White
Guests Jeri Ryan, Jason Gedrick, Ron Marasco
Previous episode Cleared History
Next episode Dead Drop
Episode list Season 5


A murder case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman is able to destroy Det. Amy Sykes’s credibility on the stand. Helping Rothman as a defense investigator is Amy's old nemesis, Mark Hickman.

The VictimEdit

  • Thomas Chandler
    • Engineer at Wescott Global which is a international defense/technology company.
      • Had a high security clearance due to government contracts.
      • Was working on a new surveillance software for the LAPD's Criminal Intelligence Division.

The SuspectsEdit

  • Brooke Chandler
    • Was visiting her sister in Santa Barbara
    • Found the body when she returned home
  • Richard Bloom
    • Brooke's ex-husband and Danny's father
    • Was out camping with Danny in Catalina the night of the murder
  • Danny Bloom
    • Brooke and Richard's son
    • Did not like his new stepfather
  • Lisa Kirk
    • Thomas Chandler's supervisor
    • Had dinner with Thomas the night of the murder
  • Paul Bloom
    • Richard's older brother
    • Received $1 million dollars as an investment from his brother to start a winery
      • In return, he was his brothers hitman.
    • 6'3" tall

EvidenceEdit

  • Victim was shot "execution style" to the right side of his head.
  • Richard Bloom placed a call from Catalina to a L.A. payphone at 7:08PM to a hitman.
  • Video from the payphone suggests the hitman was approximately 6'2" but exact height can only be estimated as the suspect was slouched.
  • Richard Bloom only made safe investments and had never invested in his brother's companies, which he had had several.
    • Somehow still agreed to invest in his new winery.
      • In return for his investment, his brother became his hitman.

Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Jeri Ryan as Defense Attorney Linda Rothman
  • Jason Gedrick as Mark Hickman
  • Ron Marasco as Judge Grove
  • Henry Kaufman as Mark Jarvis

LocationsEdit

Episode NotesEdit

RustyEdit

  • While congratulating Rusty, Judge Grove states "I told you so" about Rusty becoming a lawyer. This refers to Four of a Kind when Judge Grove suggested Rusty become a lawyer when Rusty negotiated a deal to do his story on Slider. Judge Grove also refers to Rusty testifying before him in Return to Sender Part 2 and FindKaylaWeber.

JulioEdit

  • Julio's former foster son Mark Jarvis is brought to Major Crimes by his neighbor after showing up at his house. Mark reveals he ran away due to the deteriorating situation at his grandparents following his grandfather's stroke and Julio is forced to call DCFS against Mark's pleas.

TriviaEdit

Episode MediaEdit

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