“Major Crimes” Season 3 Finale Episode 10 “Zoo Story” airs on Monday, Aug. 7, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. Major Crimes Division (MCD) takes the case of young females who vanished from a club. WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Read only if you want to learn more about Episode 10 “Zoo Story” spoilers and Episode 9 “Sweet Revenge” recap.
Previously on Episode 8 “Cutting Loose” (air date: July 28, 2014), an actor was tapped to help in a real-life situation regarding the mysterious case of his murdered-stalker fan. They had proven that she was killed by her the husband and not the actor’s personal assistant. The fake cop actor found the clue when he saw his stalker’s expensive car.
Episode 9 “Sweet Revenge” was directed by David McWhirter and written by Adam Belanoff. Captain Sharon Raydor (McDonnell) headed the MCD to investigate on the death of a tech-entrepreneur. They will sought the help of Fritz Howard and the whole team of LAPD’s Special Operations Bureau.
It all started when they found out a bag of coke near Hall, the deceased owner of the “Sweet Revenge” website. He worked on posting scandalous photos of ordinary people as a form of “revenge” porn. His victims do not have a choice but pay him in order to take the alleged photos down fro his site. Their investigations lead them to the angry letter senders, who usually threatened Hall. They also found out a search warrant, which may be helpful to Agent Howard (John Tenney), who was called to work with the MCD.
Fritz called on a man named Scott Ward, Hall’s business partner. Ward also told them that he warned his partner about his connection with hookers and drug dealers. They previously got a piece of bullet that came from the ex-Ranger’s gun. With the help of Ricky, they traced the identity of the Ranger. His wife, who worked as a school teacher, threw herself off a bridge after her scandalous photos spread online. The ranger assured them that the photos were sent privately, but his laptop was stolen. His wife resigned, but she did not take it well.
The MCD learned that Hall was not killed due to the sniper’s bullet. There was a guy named Ryan Brooks who fought with Sykes. The previous FBI warrant was for tax evasion. A fight ensued among the guys. Brooks tried to lure Ward for the sniper while he was in conflict with Hall. Ward’s statement was countered by Brooks, and both guys wanted to have immunity in the case.
Later, some of the officers found a scared teenager. He was actually the son of the Ranger, one of the site’s victim. He admitted that he was the one who shot Ward but missed it. He was told that Hall was killed in close range, so his statement was not true either.
They eventually learned that the kid killed Hall. He was the one who used a gun on him. He got into the apartment after his father paid one of the hookers for the security code. The ranger accepted his fate, but the MCD wanted to help the kid. They said that they will not charge him as an adult, and he will have to live with his aunt.
Raydor, on the other hand, faced a problem with the meeting of her biological son, Ricky and Rusty. Her son admitted that he and their family weren’t happy over the news of adopting anew son. He even tried to take Rusty’s place in the investigation due to his expertise on technology. In the end, the two guys made up, and Raydor was happy for everyone.
SPOILER ALERT: “Major Crimes” Season 3 Finale Episode 10 “Zoo Story” is directed by Michael Robin and written by Leo Geter and Jim Leonard.
According to Spoiler TV, a rift between the MCD and the LAPD will start over a new case. It is about the mysterious disappearance of several young women from a nightclub. Rusty’s mother, the other Sharon (Ever Carridine), will have a personal problem while Fritz struggled with his own health.
And that’s it for the recap and spoilers of “Major Crimes.” Episode 10 “Zoo Story” will air on Monday, Aug. 7, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we keep you posted on updates about “Major Crimes.”
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