Title Skin Deep
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 4
Airdate July 11, 2016
Viewers 3.92 million
Written by Adam Belanoff
Directed by Steve Robin
Previous episode Foreign Affairs
Next episode Cashed Out
Episode list Season 5
Look! The news is interviewing George Clooney. Oh wait.. It's me!

— Lt. Provenza

When Flynn looks into purchasing a new home and seeks input from Provenza and Buzz, an unexpected turn of events leads to a new investigation for Major Crimes. Meanwhile, Buzz continues to look into the circumstances surrounding his father's murder.

The VictimEdit

  • Heather S. Lutz
    • Realtor for SoCal Premium Realty
    • Hit on the back of the head with a frying pan which knocked her unconscious. Thrown in a pool and subsequently drowned.
    • Addicted to plastic surgery.

The SuspectsEdit

  • Graig Conley
  • Donald Irwin, victims boyfriend who is a dentist.
  • Dr. Joseph "Joon" Yu, illegal plastic surgeon who operated on the victim multiple times.


Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit



Episode NotesEdit


  • While talking to Buzz and Rusty about him appearing on the news, Provenza refers to Buzz as Spock and Rusty as Chekov, both from the TV series Star Trek. Creator James Duff is a long-time Star Trek fan, and occasionally drops in references to the show as well as to other science fiction shows.

Episode MediaEdit

The Long Shadow Pt

The Long Shadow Pt. 4

Identity by Rusty Beck