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Major Crimes Season Finale Review “Long Shot”

Well, it finally happened. On the final episode, “Long Shot,” of the somewhat abbreviated first season of “The Closer”-spin-off “Major Crimes,” everything finally clicked, much like a shell into the suspect’s sniper rifle. With each subsequent episode of the show, it was becoming clearer and clearer that what seemed a bit shaky at the outset could actually work after all.

I think it’s a testament to the writers that they managed to pull off a tricky transition from a beloved and highly successful- and lucrative- franchise to a spin-off people would actually want to stay tuned for, minus the big-name star that helped make the show a hit in the first place. Mind you, that’s not to say that the season was flawless by any means, simply that ultimately the goal was achieved: the show not only got renewed- and an early renewal at that- it got better as it went along. Read More...

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