Title Shockwave, Part 1
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 20
Airdate April 5, 2017
Viewers 2.43 million
Written by Ralph Gifford
Directed by Patrick Duffy
Guests Camryn Manheim
Previous episode Intersection
Next episode Shockwave, Part 2
Episode list Season 5

And as far as my becoming Assistant Chief, I am the happiest I have ever been in my professional life with all of you, taking bad guys off the street. And if I can keep my peace with Chief Davis, I expect each and every one of you to do the same.

— Capt. Raydor

A murder investigation turns explosive while Captain Sharon Raydor duels with Deputy Chief Winnie Davis for control of her case as she and her squad try to determine if they are dealing with a terrorist. Meanwhile, Rusty gets some alarming news from Gus.

The VictimEdit

  • Albert Luna
    • Former MS 13 gang member
    • Shot twice in the face at close range
    • Worked as a locksmith
    • Father-in-law of Cristian Ortiz
  • Unnamed LAPD patrol officer
    • Wounded in the blast which killed Haley Williams and fell into a coma.
  • Albert Luna's family
    • Targeted with a bomb at Luna's internment

The SuspectsEdit

  • Cristian Ortiz
    • Former Marine Lieutenant
    • Stole up to ten pounds of C4 from Camp Pendleton
    • Served eleven years in prison for manslaughter after killing Joseph Euley, his wife's lover
    • Claimed to his cellmate Lewis Wilks that he was innocent despite taking a deal
    • Son-in-law of Albert Luna


Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit



Episode NotesEdit

Rusty and GusEdit

  • Rusty reveals that he has done so well with his internship that Andrea has offered him a real job when its over.
  • Gus reveals to Rusty that his boss has offered him a sous chef position in Napa and suggests Rusty transfer to UC Berkley. Rusty believes that Gus has already taken the job as his boss is flying him out to Napa.
  • Gus leaves in a huff, accusing Rusty of always making him wait in their relationship.
  • Near the end of the episode, Gus texts Rusty that he has changed his mind and asks Rusty to call him when he has time.

Andy's HealthEdit

  • Andy appears to still remain on restricted duty after his heart attack as he's forbidden from going with the squad to the cemetery. He makes a comment to Rusty about having to learn a new way of doing things.

Bill Jones' FamilyEdit

  • Buzz is shown to be in close contact with the family of Bill Jones, the man who murdered his father and appears to have plans to take his children to Disneyland.


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