Brenda and her team match wits with a sex offender's lawyer in a case involving murder and a serial rapist, and when Deputy DA Garnett forces an unpalatable plea bargain, no one is prepared for the result.
Brenda and her team step into the delicate kidnapping case of a real estate mogul accused of fraud, which is complicated by frozen assets, an FBI case, obnoxious relatives, and a victim who may not be victimized.
When Sergeant Gabriel wounds an unarmed suspect, Brenda finds herself at odds with the FID Captain - a woman who is as single-minded and as intense as she is - jockeying for position and Gabriel's career.
A reformed former convict is shot and killed outside a community center in gang territory. The team tries to solve the crime while Brenda tries to assure a public that has grown wary and skeptical of police cooperation.
Brenda deals with a psychotic wannabe detective who holds the keys to her case involving the murder of a pick-up artist. Unfortunately, he also holds her evidence and Chief Pope's career in his delusional hands.
Brenda works with a retired detective on a case involving an accused killer who is murdered, but they clash because Brenda wants to find the killer's killer while the detective is more concerned about closure for the killer's victims.
When a confessed killer gets an important detail of the murder wrong during his allocution, Brenda suspects that he may be covering for his schizophrenic son. Meanwhile, Brenda gets a visit from her mother and teenage niece.
Texas authorities help Major Crimes catch a serial killer, but will Brenda allow the killer to be extradited to Texas to face the death penalty? Meanwhile back at home, she must decide whether Charlie can stay and live with Fritz and her.
When the younger brother of a gang leader and two other gang members are killed, Major Crimes suspects that they are victims in a gang war; however, when a stolen ATM card is recovered at the scene of the crime, a new motive emerges.
Tension between Captain Raydor and Major Crimes escalates as Chief Pope asks Brenda to discretely investigate the abuse of one of Raydor's detectives. Meanwhile, Fritz has news that could change his and Brenda's life together.