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The Closer: Road Block

The Major Crimes Division investigates a hit-and-run murder of a young girl on a bicycle. Mark Moses and Elizabeth Perkins guest-star as the LAPD’s Police Commissioner and his wife Gail, who may be in trouble when Brenda becomes determined to uncover a scandal one of them tried to cover up. Maggie Wheeler guest-stars as Gail’s friend who clashes with Brenda.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x14
Airdate: Monday December 19th, 2011

Director: Nelson McCormick
Writer: Jim Leonard

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Sep 13, 2012


Special Guest Stars
Elizabeth PerkinsElizabeth Perkins
As Gail Meyers
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 Flynn chatting with Provenza on the radio while driving. Just then he sees a young girl ride past him on a motorbike and meet with a terrible accident. While it’s being shown that the girl is being thrown off the bike; images of her from childhood to adulthood are shown intermittently. Trying to avoid an impact, a startled Flynn swerves his car to one side. It’s a hit and run!! Flynn tells Provenza to send help and goes to check on the victim and finds her conscious. Reassuring her that help is on the way, he asks her if she is fine. She replies, “my dad’s gonna be so mad”. She tells him her name is Gracie. And on being asked about whether she saw the car that hit her; she replies that she only saw the headlights. Just when she begins telling Flynn that she is fine, a thick stream of blood is shown flowing from the back of her head onto the road. ..

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