The aftermath of a deadly shooting on gang turf finds Raydor making a daring maneuver that could threaten her career and jeopardize Det. Sykes' life. Elsewhere, Rusty makes it quite apparent that he has no interest in meeting his biological father.
The unit joins forces with the FBI when a homicide case spins around the Israeli mob and an "intuitive life strategist." Elsewhere, Provenza displays his vulnerable side, and Rusty's first school day takes an unexpected turn.
As Raydor works to gain respect in the division, the Major Crimes crew works to crack the case of a brutal and complicated homicide. Meanwhile, Raydor tries to supervise Rusty; and Provenza struggles to accept all the changes in the department.
Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) leads the L.A.P.D.'s Major Crimes division in this spin-off from "The Closer," featuring characters from that series. In the premiere, the newly appointed Raydor investigates a string of store robberies that turns fatal. Meanwhile, an undercover detective proves her worth and is transferred into the division; and Raydor tries to protect Rusty.