Major Crimes Recap 7/11/16: Season 5 Episode 4 “Skin Deep”

Major Crimes Recap 7/11/16: Season 5 Episode 4 "Skin Deep"

Tonight on TNT Major Crimes airs with their all new Monday, July 11, season 5 episode 4 called “Skin Deep,” and we’ve got your Major Crimes recap down below! On tonight’s episode unexpected developments lead to a new investigation when Flynn (Tony Denison) scouts for a new home and reaches out to Provenza (Phillip P. Keene) and Buzz (Phillip P. Keene) for help.

On the last episode, an ISIS-inspired attack against a member of the U.S. Armed Forces prompted the FBI to enlist Raydor’s help. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed Major Crimes recap, right here for you.

On tonight’s episode per the TNT synopsis, “unexpected developments lead to a new investigation when Flynn scouts for a new home and reaches out to Provenza and Buzz for help. Elsewhere, Buzz continues sleuthing into his father’s murder.”

Tonight’s episode is going to be filled with action and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of the show tonight at 9 PM EST! While you wait for our Major Crimes recap hit the comments and let us know how excited you are for the season 5 episode 4.

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Tonight’s episode starts with Provenza and Buzz accompanying Flynn to look at a house that Flynn is considering purchasing for himself and Raydor. While viewing the house, they find the realtor, Heather, dead in the pool outside.

The man showing the house divulges to the team that stole listings, represented both sellers and buyers at the same time and was a notorious homewrecker. Provenza and Buzz inspect blood droplets outside as well as the open house sign-in book for clues. According to the sign-in book, Provenza was the last person to see the victim alive. After inspecting the body, the coroner reports that the victim had been dead for twelve hours. Sykes finds the victim’s purse as well as seven completed offers on the house.

Back at the morgue with Sykes and Raydor, the mortician notes that the victim had undergone extensive plastic surgery. He determines that the victim was hit in the head from behind, knocked unconscious and then thrown into the pool where she drowned.

Flynn tries to convince Raydor that purchasing the house is a good idea, despite finding the dead body in the pool. Buzz continues to dig deeper into the murder of his father, insisting that the investigation was not thorough enough. The Major Crimes group reviews the footage of the house and digs deeper into the victims past, discovering that she has sued multiple people including her plastic surgeons and that the victim’s parents have custody of her child. Provenza tells Flynn that he will make sure Flynn gets the house over the other seven offers.

Raydor and Rusty inspect the video footage of the house and discuss the murder of Buzz’s father. Provenza gathers all the people that submitted offers for the house and rattles their cages, insinuating that they are all now suspects in the murder investigation and must complete questionnaires and submit fingerprints. The mortician informs the group that some of the victim’s plastic surgery implants were from the black market, making the surgery itself illegal. Only the legal implants are traceable. Tao tells the team that he read several texts from the victim complaining to Dr. Joseph Yu about the butt implants he inserted. The Major Crimes team visits a clinic, looking for Dr. Yu. They ask a woman to see him but, instead of getting the doctor, she attempts to flee the scene but is apprehended by Buzz.

The rest of the team enters the clinic and questions Dr. Yu for the illegal practice of medicine. Dr. Yu then tries to bribe Provenza and Flynn with free plastic surgery. Dr. Yu divulges that the victim wasn’t paying for the plastic surgery; instead, she was extorting him for his services. The team discovers that in her medical records, the victim lists two different boyfriends as emergency contacts.
Provenza goes on the news and tells the reporter that the house is haunted and doomed, to dissuade other people from putting in offers. Rusty and Buzz discuss Rusty’s trepidation about moving into a new house and Buzz suggests he discuss his fears with Raydor and Flynn.

The team brings in both of the victim’s boyfriends for questioning about her death. One boyfriend, a skincare salesman, was giving the victim $8,000 a month for child support and divulges to the team that the victim ruined his life and took his child away from him. He later found out after a paternity test administered by Dr. Yu that the child was not his. Since Dr. Yu does not have a medical license, the team took samples from each man to determine paternity of the child. The other boyfriend, a dentist, tells the detectives that he was also providing child support payments.

The victim’s parents are suing for full custody, which the boyfriend consents to. Raydor points out that the only thing standing in the way of the grandparents getting full custody of the child was the victim herself.Rusty speaks to Flynn about the purchase of the house, confessing that he is afraid he is getting in the way of their life together. Raydor, Sanchez and Sykes go to the grandparents’ house and discover them hastily packing their bags for a trip to Reno. Raydor insists that the grandparents submit to questioning.

They tell Raydor that their daughter was estranged and they did not have a relationship with her. The team tells the grandparents that they must stay in town or else the child will be turned over to Child Services. Back at police headquarters, Tao discovers that the murder weapon was a grill tool. The residue on the grill tool matches a common substance found in dentist’s office, raising the level of suspicion on the victim’s dentist boyfriend. Provenza, who still has the victim’s phone, receives a call from the wife of the dentist, who was confirming an appointment with the victim who was offering her an estimate of what her house was worth.

They tell Raydor that their daughter was estranged and they did not have a relationship with her. The team tells the grandparents that they must stay in town or else the child will be turned over to Child Services. Back at police headquarters, Tao discovers that the murder weapon was a grill tool. The residue on the grill tool matches a common substance found in dentist’s office, raising the level of suspicion on the victim’s dentist boyfriend. Provenza, who still has the victim’s phone, receives a call from the wife of the dentist, who was confirming an appointment with the victim who was offering her an estimate of what her house was worth.

Rusty speaks to Flynn about the purchase of the house, confessing that he is afraid he is getting in the way of their life together. Raydor, Sanchez and Sykes go to the grandparents’ house and discover them hastily packing their bags for a trip to Reno. Raydor insists that the grandparents submit to questioning. They tell Raydor that their daughter was estranged and they did not have a relationship with her. The team tells the grandparents that they must stay in town or else the child will be turned over to Child Services. Back at police headquarters, Tao discovers that the murder weapon was a grill tool. The residue on the grill tool matches a common substance found in dentist’s office, raising the level of suspicion on the victim’s dentist boyfriend. Provenza, who still has the victim’s phone, receives a call from the wife of the dentist, who was confirming an appointment with the victim who was offering her an estimate of what her house was worth.

The team tells the grandparents that they must stay in town or else the child will be turned over to Child Services. Back at police headquarters, Tao discovers that the murder weapon was a grill tool. The residue on the grill tool matches a common substance found in dentist’s office, raising the level of suspicion on the victim’s dentist boyfriend. Provenza, who still has the victim’s phone, receives a call from the wife of the dentist, who was confirming an appointment with the victim who was offering her an estimate of what her house was worth.

The team tells the grandparents that they must stay in town or else the child will be turned over to Child Services. Back at police headquarters, Tao discovers that the murder weapon was a grill tool. The residue on the grill tool matches a common substance found in dentist’s office, raising the level of suspicion on the victim’s dentist boyfriend. Provenza, who still has the victim’s phone, receives a call from the wife of the dentist, who was confirming an appointment with the victim who was offering her an estimate of what her house was worth.

The team brings the dentist back in for further questioning where he denies that he knew anything about the victim and his wife communicating. Buzz informs Raydor that the dentist was at the scene of the crime with the victim when she died. Raydor and Provenza get the dentist to confess that he did hit the victim in the head with the grill tool, but did not intend to kill her. He tells them that, by throwing her in the pool, he was simply trying to revive her.

Provenza gives Buzz boxes of documents relating to the murder of his father to help his investigation and tells him that the murderers were not amateurs. Having gotten their confession, the team shifts their focus to the victim’s child. They tell the grandparents that the true father of the child is the skincare salesman and the family decides to work out a custody arrangement that is beneficial for all the parties. Back at their prospective new home, the realtor tells them that the house is theirs but is infested with black mold. Raydor, Flynn and Rusty decide to continue their search for a new home elsewhere.

THE END!

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