Title Tourist Trap
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 6
Airdate July 25, 2016
Viewers 3.65 million
Written by Duppy Demetrius
Directed by Rick Wallace
Guests Julian Ovenden
Previous episode Cashed Out
Next episode Moral Hazard
Episode list Season 5

When a pair of British tourists get attacked on their second honeymoon during a Venice Beach robbery, L.A.'s twenty billion dollar tourist industry is threatened by an English journalist riding their tragedy to a career high. Meanwhile, Rusty's biological mother tries to make peace with him over her pregnancy.

The VictimEdit

  • The Bransons. They were reliving their first honeymoon after Robert beat his cancer.
    • Robert Branson
      • Shot twice in the chest and once in the head while protecting his wife from the attacker.
    • Claire Branson
      • Knocked unconscious and wallet stolen

The SuspectsEdit

  • Gloria Harris, the registered owner of the murder weapon.
  • Jesse Harris, Gloria Harris' grandson.
  • Marcus Kemp, bought the gun from Jesse Harris.


  • A .38 caliber revolver used as the murder weapon.
  • A ski mask with the killers DNA.

Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Julian Ovenden (Peter Ogden, reporter for London Press)
  • Tyler Forrest (Jesse Harris)



Episode NotesEdit


  • Lt. Mike Tao won a story credit award at the Platinum TV Choice Awards for a episode of Badge of Justice.

Episode MediaEdit

The Long Shadow Pt

The Long Shadow Pt. 6

Identity by Rusty Beck