Brenda uses her niece Charlie without her knowledge to uncover a motive after a schoolyard shooter kills one teenager and leaves another seriously wounded.



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Robert Gossett ...
Jake Burrell
Dr. Elyse Cathcart
Mrs. DeLeon
Mr. DeLeon


Brenda and the Major Crimes team investigate a schoolyard shooting that may have been a drug deal gone bad. A young Hispanic lad, Tomas DeLeon, is killed and an innocent bystander, another boy named Jake Burrell, is seriously wounded. A large amount of marijuana is found at the scene. From the fancy SUV he was driving, there is little doubt that DeLeon was the dealer; however, in reviewing the physical evidence, the police revise their theory about who was the intended victim. Brenda may have stepped over the line when she uses her visiting niece Charlie to get information from Jake. Meanwhile, Provenza makes a potentially life altering decision. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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17 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Charlie: [to Brenda] He thinks I'm a youth volunteer.
Fritz Howard: And the nurses think you're his sister.
Charlie: They only allow family members in the ICU. Thank God I heard you use his mom's name. Obviously Jake knows I'm not his sister, so I told HIM I was a youth volunteer. It was easier than explaining you're my aunt.
Fritz Howard: [to Brenda, laughing] You two are so related.
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Written by Stacey K. Black
Performed by Stacey K. Black
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