With the sudden death of Chief Delk, Will Pope is named interim Chief but is also keeping his old position as a cost-saving measure. The funeral is barely over when Major Crimes is called out to the scene of a murder. Dead is Ashlee Reed, a journalism student who was house-sitting for family friends who found her on their return from their holiday. She had obviously been dead for 3 or 4 days by the time she was found. She had also babysat for Alex Banks, one of her professors who was known to have had an affair with another of his students. A recovered laptop points the police in the right direction. Meanwhile, Capt. Raydor continues her investigation at Pope's insistence. Written by
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Professor Alex Banks
The real irony here is, if I had actually been having an affair with Ashley, If I had walked her to the door and gone inside... she might still be alive.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
Well, that's the best justification for adultery I've heard in a long time.