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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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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Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson: [as she's carried down the stairs over the shoulder of a bomb squad member] I could walk this, you know.
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A great episode, but
7 November 2009 | by (El Salvador) – See all my reviews

I think it was a very amazing episode. However my favorite episode of this fourth season was "Cherry bomb". That episode was on my mind for days!

I'm never disappointed with this show and this season finale was very surprising. It's not very common to see the team firing their weapons and dealing with life or death situations themselves. My only problem comes when we see that while there are two police officers in the main entrance of the shopping mall, they are firing the kid. We all could hear the shot fires, except for the other six officers that move very slowly on the top of the roof. And when they finally come across with the shooter, not any of them can shoot the kid or the bag for that matter. Aren't they supposed to be trained for that? All of them have an awfully poor aim!

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