Major Crimes (2012–2018)

Under the Influence 

A car chase ends with the discovery of a driver covered in dried blood, but is he the victim of tough circumstances or connected to a Mexican drug cartel?


David McWhirter


James Duff (created by), Duppy Demetrius

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Episode cast overview:
Mary McDonnell ... Sharon Raydor
G.W. Bailey ... Louie Provenza
Tony Denison ... Andy Flynn
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Phillip P. Keene ... Buzz Watson
Kearran Giovanni ... Amy Sykes
Graham Patrick Martin ... Rusty Beck
Ben Feldman ... Jason Andrews
Kathe Mazur ... D.D.A. Andrea Hobbs
Amir Arison ... David Ahmed
Luis Jose Lopez ... Juan Diaz / Manuel Luis Vega Aguilar
Patrick Robert Smith ... Leland Cotty
D.B. Sweeney ... FBI Special Agent Morris
Elizabeth Peña ... Rosa Vega


A television writer tags along with the Major Crimes team as research for his upcoming show. A man caught running from the police while covered in blood becomes the key link to a powerful drug cartel. Rusty seeks help writing an essay about the most influential person in his life. Written by skillwithaquill

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Captain Raynor correctly notes that, in Latin America, children normally retain the last names of both parents; however, the suspect's name is given as "Manuel Luis Vega Aguilar," and it is said that "Vega" would be his mother's last name and "Aguilar" his father's. In fact, the first last name is the father's first last name, and the second last name is the mother's first last name; so, "Manuel Luis Vega Aguilar" would have a father with last name Vega and a mother with last name Aguilar, not the other way around. See more »


Rusty Beck: "As my mother had drifted further and further away under the influence of crack and finally disappeared, in a curious contradiction of our circumstances, her affect on the choices I make has only increased. I sometimes wonder why she cannot choose me over using drugs, but I will never wonder if I will do that to other people. And I won't run away from problems again, no matter how threatening they may seem. These are the lessons my mother taught me, even as she failed to learn them herself."
Captain Sharon Raydor: ...
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