Major Crimes just wrapped its sixth and final season a few days ago. Recently, star Mary McDonnell wrote a Variety column about the end of the TNT TV show.
McDonnell plays Commander Sharon Raydor on the cop drama, which follows the further investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes division. The cast also includes Tony Denison, GW Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, and Jonathan Del Arco.
WARNING: MAJOR CRIMES SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the article, McDonnell addressed the shocking reveal of her character’s death in the final season of Major Crimes:
So losing her, I think, felt like a kick in the solar plexus to a lot of amazing women and men out there. That was hard to witness. But I read a lot and tried to understand. I am deeply grateful for all of it, and it has changed me somehow. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this in my career. I will be studying it for a long time to come.”
Later, McDonnell expressed how grateful she is for the character Sharon Raydor and for the TNT series overall:
All in all, the experience of playing Sharon Raydor has taught me more about leadership, communication and public engagement than anyone I’ve ever played. I will always be extremely and sincerely grateful to James Duff for creating this remarkable woman at a time when, culturally, we needed her. And I am grateful that James never allowed Sharon to depart from her moral center. Sharon mattered in ways both obvious and mysterious. And I miss the hundreds of people — the cast and crew — who gave their hearts and souls and talents and time to this story for many years. I miss them all.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Major Crimes? Were you happy with the way the series ended?