‘Major Crimes’ Episode Guide (Dec. 22): Santa Robs a Bank

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‘Major Crimes’ Episode Guide (Dec. 22): Santa Robs a Bank

“Chain Reaction” (12/22/14) – Santa finds himself on the naughty list after robbing a bank, but a Santa flash mob complicates his apprehension and the Major Crimes unit scrambles to figure out how things went so wrong.

Sharon’s kids (guest stars Zarah Mahler & Ryan Kennedy) come to town for the holidays while Buzz starts training as a back-up police officer. Lilli Birdsell, Annie Abrams, Carter Hastings and Dawnn Lewis guest star.

“Chain Reaction” was directed by David McWhirter and written by Kendall Sherwood.

Television’s favorite squad of detectives is on the case in “Major Crimes,” TNT’s powerful crime-drama that ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 10 original series. The elite team is back, headed by two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, GW Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. Graham Patrick Martin returns as Rusty Beck, the homeless teen and material witness taken in by Captain Raydor.

“Major Crimes” focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The series is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.

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