Title White Lies, Part 1
Series Major Crimes
Season 5
Episode 11
Airdate September 5, 2016
Viewers 4.14 million
Written by James Duff
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Previous episode Dead Zone
Next episode White Lies, Part 2
Episode list Season 5

Calling him a hero doesn't help us today, but that's how we'll end up remembering him.

— Deputy Chief Howard

In attempting to clear up loose ends from their investigation of a gang of White Supremacists, Major Crimes detectives audit the trial of serial killer Dwight Darnell, and end up facing their most deadly case ever while Rusty’s psychologist, Dr. Joe, faces an unexpected confrontation that leaves his life in jeopardy.

The VictimsEdit

  • Dr. Joe Bowman, the psychologist assigned to profile Dwight Darnell. Shot multiple times; survived but death was faked to protect him. Believed to be the target of the shooting.


  • Assistant Chief Russell Taylor, LAPD Assistant Chief of Operations. Shot multiple times.
  • Deputy Sheriff Aaron Simms, a Sheriff's deputy serving as the court bailiff. Believed to be a conspirator in the courtroom shooting.
  • DDA Barry Rosen, Prosecutor trying the Dwight Darnell case.
  • Marco Calderon, Dwight Darnell's court-appointed attorney.

The SuspectsEdit

  • Dwight Darnell
  • Deputy Sheriff Aaron Simms
    • Believed to be a conspirator in the courtroom shooting.
  • Jan Adams
    • Judge Richwood's court clerk.
    • Briefly suspected but ultimately cleared.
  • Hai Sun
    • Court clerk who had access to the evidence
    • Was having an affair with Deputy Simms
  • Jordan Graff
    • The "Father" of Zyklon Brotherhood


Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Jason Kravits as Deputy District Attorney Barry Rosen
  • Jamie Martz as Jordan Graff
  • Justin Matthews as Henry Colson



Episode NotesEdit

  • Zyklon
    The Zyklon Brotherhood takes its name from Zyklon B (Eng: Cyclone B), a pesticide developed in Germany. Its principal component is hydrogen cyanide, which became a deadly gas when exposed to heat and water. Zyklon B was developed for use in pest extermination and similar applications, but became the deadly gas used in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany during World War II. Like many white supremacist groups, the Zyklon Brotherhood identifies with the Nazi movement as part of its core beliefs.

Buzz's InvestigationEdit

  • Buzz interviews Jennifer Edwards, Gene Hecht's alibi witness. Jennifer not only breaks Gene's alibi, but she further implicates him in the murder as she tells Buzz Gene wore a Swiss Army Watch like the one stolen from his uncle the next day. Buzz has Jennifer make both a written and video statement after speaking with her.


Episode MediaEdit

The Long Shadow Pt

The Long Shadow Pt. 11

Identity by Rusty Beck