The LAPD finds itself in a precarious situation during an investigation into the disappearances of a string of young girls from a popular nightclub, leading to a turf battle between the Major Crimes division and the Special Operations Bureau. Fritz Howard is on the mend from a heart condition. Rusty's mom continues to struggle with the law and her sobriety, and attempts yet again to manipulate Rusty.
Major Crimes investigates the death of a surrogate mother who promised her recently-born son to three different couples. Meanwhile, Rusty must go through one final hurdle before signing off and making the adoption complete.
A gang member is killed a few hours after he is found not guilty in a murder trial, and a gang war threatens to ensue. The accused killer, a rival gang member, is represented by Sharon's ex-husband Jackson.
The body of a dead teenage autistic girl is found in the bed of a registered sex offender's truck, but he claims to be innocent. Meanwhile, Rusty is spooked by the latest development in the Stroh case.
Phillip Stroh claims to have information about three future murders and wants to make a deal with the District Attorney's office. However, part of the deal includes a private one-on-one interview with Rusty.