Reloaded, A Reactionary Post
Major Crimes, S1xE1: Episode Review
And so begins my Major Crimes rewatch with reactionary posts all the way from the first episode. Enjoy!
What this episode is about:
Changes (for better and for worse)
// Provenza’s Leadership vs. Raydor’s Leadership
// Deal or No Deal
// The Kid: Rusty Beck
Alliances and Divisions
// Sharon vs Provenza
// The oddity of Amy Sykes
// Sharon & Andy
The Case (and Greg Miller)
There are always parallels between the cases and the personal story involving our detectives. For this particular episode, there isn’t a very definitive personal line. There are however some parallels that pop up.
The killer in the case, Greg is a young war vet with the rest of his life ahead of himself. Amy, our new squad member is also a war vet. But unlike Greg, Amy is (for the most part) a well adjusted person. We don’t know that much about Amy’s life as an MP, and what she saw specifically. But if she did ever have PTSD, it is something she dealt with.
The Son (who’s suffering from PTSD)
Greg is also the son of a police detective. Him and his friends could not adjust back into normal society. Unfortunately for Greg, his father didn’t push him to seek help with his PTSD. Similar to Rusty Beck who’s clearly suffering with issues from the abandonment of his mother, abuse from her boyfriend and effects from his prostituting on the streets. By the end of the episode Sharon takes Rusty home. And thus the start of a long emotional journey between the two of them.