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The Closer: Flashpoint

While administering an important drug test on a new anti-depressant to help addictive teenagers stay clean, a prominent doctor is murdered in his office. With the billion-dollar drug company refusing to cooperate and a growing list of suspects, Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division have their hands full. When Brenda disagrees with a member of her team over how to run the investigation, she finds her past coming back to haunt her, but as the allegations of her prior misconduct surface in the local press, Brenda discovers a suspect who has a dirty little secret of his own.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 2T6004
Airdate: Monday July 11th, 2005

Director: Craig Zisk
Writer: Rick Kellard

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Aug 09, 2008

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gina Ravera
As Detective Daniels
Michael Paul Chan
As Detective Lt. Tao
Phillip P. Keene
As Buzz
Raymond Cruz
As Detective Sanchez
Amanda Carlin
As Mrs. Hammond
Danielle Savre
As Gretchen Schiller
Ellen Bry
As Mrs. Schiller
Heidi Heller Banks
As Teri's Mother
Jake Sandvig
As Howard Quigley
John de Lancie
As Dr. Dawson
Larry Joshua
As Mr. Hammond
Mark Feuerstein
As Dr. Jerome
Matthew Jones
As Officer Chilton
Ned Bellamy
As Mr. Schiller
Robin Bartlett
As Dr. Leah Rainey
Sam Murphy (1)
As Eric Placton
Shishir Kurup
As Emergency Room Doctor
Main Cast
Kyra Sedgwick
As Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
J.K. Simmons
As Assistant Chief Will Pope
Corey Reynolds
As Detective Sgt. David Gabriel
Robert Gossett
As Commander Russell Taylor
G.W. Bailey
As Detective Lt. Louie Provenza
Anthony John Denison
As Detective Lt. Andy Flynn
Jon Tenney
As FBI Agent Fritz Howard


Brenda's having a slow start this particular morning...she ignores the alarm and the three cell calls from Sgt. Gabriel because she had the phone set on 'vibrate." Once she gets the phone, she gets directions to her latest crime scene...a psychatrist's office, where a Dr. Rainey is found strangled and blugeoned to death...

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Episode Quotes
Brenda: (to suspect) I'm looking for a bad guy...and I figure you'll do.

Brenda: (to suspect who condescended her) I won't confuse you with technical terms like suspect and motive...

Lt. Provenza: If I didn't have so much child support to pay I'd tell them to screw this overtime bullshit. I'm serious.

Brenda: Do I look hurt to you, Will?
Pope: No. If I remember right, that would be your angry face.

Curson CEO: What the hell do you think you're doing here?!
Sgt. Gabriel:: I think we're looking into the welfare of a very important witness in our murder investigation, and if you can't accpet that I'll have to arrest your ass. Do you understand?

Warning: The Closer season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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