Brenda and the Major Crimes team are called in when a bag of body parts, the third in just a few weeks, is found. They don't quite know what to make of it and suspect that Mexican drug cartels may be moving in. When the medical examiner, Dr. Morales, reports that, in all three cases, organs such as livers, hearts and kidneys are missing, Brenda begins to believe that young men are being killed for body parts. Det. Sanchez is still caring for Ruben, the young boy whose father was recently killed during one of their investigations. He's supposed to be looking for the boy's mother but has decided Ruben is better off living with him. Meanwhile, word is getting around that Brenda is applying for the Chief position.
Did You Know?
What on Earth made you apply for Chief?
I told her to. She was drafted by the LAPD's Women's Work Group, and I thought she should go with it. So now she's one of the twenty-seven billion other people who've applied for the job, which means I'm not the slam-dunk we hoped I'd be - and the last thing I need is for hacked up bodies in garbage bags to be the leading story on tonight's news.
Well, lucky for us, the press doesn't care about murders in that neighborhood.
And to keep it that ...