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The Closer: Living Proof (1)

A long-brewing feud leads to a stabbing on Christmas Eve and the accidental death of a patriarch in a case that threatens to derail everyone's holiday plans. Brenda is especially put out, since her parents (guest stars Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin) are in town, and they have a very special announcement. Guest star Mary McDonnell returns as Captain Raydor.

Source: TNT

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x13
Airdate: Monday December 20th, 2010

Director: Rick Wallace
Writer: Leo Geter

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) May 28, 2011
UK (MORE4) Dec 15, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin
As Clay Johnson
Frances SternhagenFrances Sternhagen
As Willie Rae Johnson
Mary McDonnellMary McDonnell
As Captain Sharon Raydor

Guest Stars
Aaron RefvemAaron Refvem
As Skander Marku
Andrew ConnollyAndrew Connolly
As Unknown
Jonathan Del ArcoJonathan Del Arco
As Dr. Morales
Margaret EasleyMargaret Easley
As Joan Marku
Michael AronovMichael Aronov
As Armand Marku
Main Cast
Kyra SedgwickKyra Sedgwick
As Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
As Assistant Chief Will Pope
Corey ReynoldsCorey Reynolds
As Detective Sgt. David Gabriel
Robert GossettRobert Gossett
As Commander Russell Taylor
G.W. BaileyG.W. Bailey
As Detective Lt. Louie Provenza
Anthony John DenisonAnthony John Denison
As Detective Lt. Andy Flynn
Michael Paul ChanMichael Paul Chan
As Detective Lt. Michael Tao
Raymond CruzRaymond Cruz
As Detective Julio Sanchez
Phillip P. KeenePhillip P. Keene
As Buzz Watson
Jon TenneyJon Tenney
As FBI Agent Fritz Howard


The scene opens with a man shopping for Christmas. Another man sees him and follows him. He speaks in Albanian and pulls out a knife. The younger man fights back and the younger man pushes the older man into the street and he is hit by a police car. At the station, Chief Johnson, Captain Rayder and Detective Gabriel talk about whose case it is. Everyone is trying to get away for the holiday season and Johnson tries to say that it is a simple case because the murderer is dead and the victim has a minor cut on his hand. Captain Rayder tells that she has a family gathering that she is going to have to get to soon so they need to hurry up and get this investigation over with. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJames Duff
Executive ProducerRick Wallace  |  James Duff  |  Michael M. Robin  |  Greer Shephard  |  Kyra Sedgwick
Co-Executive ProducerAdam Belanoff  |  Steven Kane
ProducerLeo Geter  |  Andrew J. Sacks  |  Duppy Demetrius  |  Michael Alaimo  |  Mike Berchem  |  Sheelin Choksey  |  Ronnie Chong
Consulting ProducerGil Garcetti  |  Hunt Baldwin  |  John Coveny
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