Premieres: Monday, July 11, 9/8c
Where We Left Off:The way Brenda handled the interrogation of a junkie accused of murder forced Gabriel to question Brenda's judgment. Ultimately, Fritz set Brenda on the right path by reminding her of his own troubled past with alcohol abuse.
What's Next: Mary McDonnell will be back full time in the show's final season — airing in chunks this summer, the winter and Summer 2012 — and will no doubt set up the spin-off, Major Crimes. Brenda will have to face off against a wily attorney who is suing the LAPD on behalf of a slain gang member's mother.