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The Closer




TNT's new hit crime drama that was a success within weeks starring Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson.

The LAPD has created a new division---Priority Homicide---to deal with high-profile murders and incidents. However, the assistant chief gives the job to a former FBI interrogator (and former lover), Brenda Leigh Johnson, raising ire in Capt. Taylor, the man who thought he would be getting the job...and the second highest rank in the department.

Brenda proves to be a contradiction in terms. She is socially absentminded at times; she has an addiction to junk food; her quirks can be annoying; and she can be a spitfire when the time calls for it. But, to the surprise of her team, she is also very adept, sharp, observant, and is a "closer"---someone who can get the confessions and the convictions.


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Episode Info

Final: 7x21 -- The Last Word (Aug/13/2012)


A young street hustler sees what appears to be a man burying a woman in Griffith Park, prompting an investigation Brenda is convinced will lead to Philip Stroh. But Brenda's obsession with Stroh threatens not only her career, but also her life.

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 (S03–S07, recurring previously)
Raymond CruzRaymond Cruz
As Detective Julio Sanchez
Phillip P. KeenePhillip P. Keene
As Buzz Watson (S04-S07, recurring previously)
Jon TenneyJon Tenney
As FBI Agent Fritz Howard

Reviews

wiggle46

Reviews: 11
It will not be the same!Rating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes

June 15, 2005 the first episode of The Closer, I fell in love at once.
Brenda Leigh Johnson, the funny flynn and Provenza, Gabriel, Tao, Sanchez, Buzz and Pope. The whole team of major crimes are/were great. Great in acting, funny, the always responsabel Gabriel, ugh the whole show is GREaT. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, August 14th 2012 at 12:24 am

1 review available
Recaps
7x21: The Last Word recap: The episode begins with Brenda being driven into a crime scene. Turns out, her team received an anonymous call regarding the dead body of a woman being found near Hollywood. The cell phone used to make the call was also dumped nearby, and it’s registered in the name of Douglas Grant an estate agent. Grant as it turns out had reported the cell phone stolen, the last night. The victim, Brenda is informed was raped and then strangled. She is also informed that, bodies of other women with a similar fate, have been discovered nearby. The only difference is unlike the rest, the victim who has just been found, hasn’t decomposed yet... read more.

7x20: Armed Response recap: The episode begins with cops patrolling in a chopper, being informed about a distress call. Other cops then drive to the scene and find a person lying on the road. Turns out, it’s a man and he is dead. His head seems severely battered from the looks of it, and he is wearing some sort of a uniform which looks exactly like that of a cop’s. Provenza concludes that the man was employed by some security agency. Andy later check the victim’s ID and finds out that his name is Danny Chaidez. It is also discovered that Danny was shot in the face at close range, by a shotgun. Provenza is also informed that Danny had earlier called in a suspicious activity earlier; a possible break-in into an empty house... read more.

7x19: Last Rites recap: The episode begins with an old woman handing a piece of paper to a man she addresses as Brother Adam, and who is probably a priest. He is told by her that, he has to go to the address written on the piece of paper she has handed to him. Later he pays the address a visit. He enters the apartment and calls out for someone named Dr. Hanlan. He then sees a note left by the doctor on a table in the apartment that reads “I’m on call, had to run. Arnold Basky is in bedroom down the hall”. The priest then enters the bedroom, and sees Mr. Basky lying on the bed covered from head to toe. He asks Mr. Basky if he would like to be anointed or if he would like his confession heard, but gets no reply... read more.

7x18: Drug Fiend recap: The episode begins with David’s girlfriend making it clear to him that, she wouldn’t brunch with his family without him. He then asks his girlfriend Anne to accompany him to a crime scene, after which they can proceed to the family brunch. Anne then sits near the crime scene and looks on, while David gets to work. David later tells Brenda that the victim’s name is Dr. Christopher Brady, who is a 41 year old gastroenterologist. He further informs her that Dr. Brady shares his office with another Doctor named Steven Parr, who is an oncologist and specializes with dealing in the cancers of the head and neck. The victim’s body was found in his office by a janitor, while cleaning... read more.

7x17: Fool's Gold recap: The episode begins with Provenza not picking up his phone, with Andy reminding him that, it’s been ringing the whole day. He tells Andy he knows who is calling, but she ought to call 911 instead. Turns out, it was Provenza’s ex Liz who was calling him, and who lands up at the precinct as she needs to talk to him. She then hands him a receipt saying she sold their wedding ring, and as per their divorce settlement the ring was supposed to be worth $500, but she got only $49 for it. She then asks him for the $500, as she needs the money to pay for Frank’s medicines. Andy tells Liz how sorry he is to hear this, but Provenza tells Andy that Frank is just a dog... read more.
Recurring Guests

Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales (30 eps)
Phillip P. Keene as Buzz Watson (21 eps)
Frances Sternhagen as Willie Rae Johnson (14 eps)
Barry Corbin as Clay Johnson (12 eps)
Ransford Doherty as Medical Examiner (12 eps)
Stephen Martines as Ricardo Ramos (9 eps)
Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor (8 eps)
Raymond Cruz as Detective Sanchez (6 eps)
James Patrick Stuart as DDA Martin Garnett (6 eps)
James Avery as Dr. Crippen (5 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: TNT ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 13, 2005
Ended: August 13, 2012
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