Brenda and her newly christened Major Crimes Division investigate the victim of a crude pipe bomb that exploded too soon, a case that leads them to disaffected teens with a plot that will make one of the team a deadly target.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John McFadden
Stephen Sowan ...
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A dead teen leads Brenda and her newly named Major Crimes team to a massacre plot by a group of disaffected teens who see humans as a plague on the earth. The group plans to kill as large a group of people as possible, Columbine style, then kill themselves. When the second member of the group dies of an overdose during interrogation, the clock is ticking on Brenda finding the target. Written by gatetraveler / edited by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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15 September 2008 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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David Gabriel: I, uh, pulled the file on the, uh, vandalism bust, and apparently Mr. Melman broke into his high school, where he, uh... defecated on the principal's desk.
Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson: Ew!
Louie Provenza: Which means he's been dropping bombs his whole life.
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Exciting episode is flat-out stupid!
1 July 2012 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

At the end of the episode, a teen on a mall roof is picking people off like flies, yet two professional officers below are totally incapable of shooting him because of bad aim, even though his upper body is fully visible! Then, an "old pro" detective later races into the open, knowing the shooter is close by, running toward a bag he knows is full of explosives! He ends up getting a fellow officer seriously wounded because of his stupidity. And then, even though the teen is in full open view of all of the six officers around him on the roof, none of them are able to shoot him or his bag of explosives as he prepares a bomb! Yes, he has body armor on, but he had no head or arm protection on. At this point he'd already shot numerous innocent people and was preparing to set off a pipe bomb, why would an officer not take him down?! I don't get it! This was a great story that got spoiled by totally stupid writing and I sincerely hope somebody from the show eventually realized that. I like "The Closer" but this episode was a waste of my time & patience. I feel sorry for all the authority figures out there who know this particular story makes them look incompetent.

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