Major Crimes: Season 1, Episode 4

The Ecstasy and the Agony (3 Sep. 2012)

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A murder victim was about to go into witness protection after testifying against Israeli mobsters, and the key to solving the crime may be in the hands of the victim's wife's enterprising life coach.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thorn Woodson
Roma Strauss
Ilya Blum
Avi Strauss
Father James Healy


The team is investigating the murder of a man. They learn from the FBI that the man was involved with a man who's a drug smuggler and that he was going to testify against him and then enter the Witness Protection Program. They talk to his wife and son and when asked if they told anyone about it, the son mentions that his mother has a life coach whom she told. They get the man and learn that he wrote a script about the man and his associates. So the man he was going to testify against could have found out about it and had him killed. So they bring the man in who upon seeing the life coach reveals that the life coach has been having an affair with the man's wife among others. And Rusty begins going to school. But after one day he is brought to Raydor because he fought some other kids injuring them seriously. Written by

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Rusty Beck: I shouldn't be going to this school. I'm not even Catholic.
Captain Sharon Raydor: Just walk around with a guilty expression on your face, you'll fit right in.
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A disappointing episode
15 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man is found shot to death just inside his doorway and it is soon revealed that he was about to enter the witness protection program, along with his wife and son, for his agreeing to testify against a big wig gangster. Another suspect is added when it's discovered that the wife is having an affair with an obnoxious loud-mouthed "life coach" played by Michael Weatherly. Weatherly's DiNozo character in NCIS is getting to be very tiresome and in this show he takes that character to a ludicrous extreme. I assume it was supposed to be an amusing portrayal but it was just annoying. Provenza's seeming to take this blow hard and none too bright life coach's advise seriously is somewhat amusing but then Provenza's take on many things can be amusing. The solution to the murder is sadly believable. But the show was a miss.

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