Title Reloaded
Series Major Crimes
Season 1
Episode 1
Airdate August 13, 2012
Viewers 7.18 million
Written by James Duff
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Guests Vyto Ruginis, John Prosky
Previous episode The Closer: “The Last Word
Next episode Before and After
Episode list Season 1
God, does she love the rules!

— Rusty

Adjusting to having a new team leader and a new member, the Major Crimes Division investigates a series of grocery store robberies when the perpetrator kills someone.

The VictimEdit

  • Larry Martin
  • Scott Henry
  • John Randall
  • Barry Seaton

The SuspectsEdit

  • Greg Miller


Closing the CaseEdit

After Flynn yells at Raydor about her policy with FID that led to one of the suspects murder as he was left in a police car at the scene, Raydor realizes that the robbers had an uncanny knowledge of LAPD policy and the movements of the police during the search for the robbers. Flynn and Raydor realize that Detective Miller, the main detective on the robbery case mentioned all male members of his family have been in the military including himself and his son. Julio and Miller trick his son, Greg, outside where he is arrested by the police. Provenza finds a gun on him and they find the game that the robbers were using to communicate. They also went to the same firing range and Greg helped his father with his case so he knew about the detectives movements in investigating the robbery. However, while it would work at trial, Assistant Chief Taylor insists on making deals and this won't be enough to get one. As the DA tries to offer a deal of murder in the second degree for the robbers the cops killed while ignoring the murders Greg committed himself, Greg and his lawyer refuse. However, Raydor brings in new evidence in the form of the fact that the five robbers met a drug treatment center. Raydor proposes that Greg knew of the undercover operation and split his team up to get rid of the rest of them when he knew that one was thinking of turning himself in. The lawyer asks for manslaughter instead and Greg claims that he and the other robber were trying to buy the captured one time to escape when they fired and the other robber committed suicide out of remorse for killing his friend. However, Julio points out that with the type of gun that was used in the murder, the kick would mean the shots would've landed all over the place unless the gun was corrected after each shot. All of the bullets hit the police car meaning they were deliberately aiming at it. They threaten to charge Greg with felony murder for all the deaths and go for the death penalty if he doesn't accept a deal of two counts of murder in the second degree with thirty years to life in prison for each charge served concurrently. Greg reluctantly accepts the deal.

Guest CastEdit

  • Vyto Ruginis as Detective Miller
  • Chad Michael Collins as Greg Miller
  • John Prosky as Mr. Banks
  • Derek Magyar as Larry Martin



Episode NotesEdit

  • John Prosky, who plays the defense attorney Mr. Banks in this episode appeared in the same role in the pilot episode of The Closer.


  • The dead man's eyelids tremble when the coroner examines his head wound.
  • It has been around a week since Brenda left the LAPD.

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