The Closer: Season 1, Episode 13

Standards and Practices (5 Sep. 2005)

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Captain Taylor makes his move against Brenda, meaning she must juggle concerns of an I.A. investigation with solving the murder of a famous producer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alonzo Lopez
Dennis Burke
Deputy D.A. Powell
Mr. Mitchell


Brenda and the team investigate the death of a high profile Hollywood producer, Dick Pruitt. The man was found floating in his hot tub and was seemingly alone. The autopsy reveals that he was quite drunk and his expensive toupee was pulled off, perhaps indicating a struggle. The presence of a wet robe suggests to Brenda that it may have been used to restrain the dead man and hold him under water. His wife had left with their 3 year-old a few days before and there are signs that he may have been physical with her. Her parents provide her with an airtight alibi however. Meanwhile, Assistant Chief Pope has to look into allegations of professional misconduct on Brenda's part when the Department receives anonymous allegations about her relationship with the DA's office and the FBI. Captain Taylor has obviously had a hand in all of this and Pope makes it quite clear to him that any attempt at collusion will result in Taylor being investigated. Fritz suggests to Brenda that they move in ... Written by garykmcd

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This season finale episode ends in exactly the same way as the pilot - with Brenda retreating into her office, closing the door, opening a drawer and eating something from her secret stash of candy. See more »


Brenda Leigh Johnson: So you both work for the Pruitts?
Gardener #1: Yes.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: And were you working at the Pruitt's house two evenings ago?
Gardener #1: Yes.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: And did you climb Mount Everest in your underpants?
Gardener #1: Yes.
Detective Julio Sanchez: Maybe this would go a little quicker if I handled it, Chief.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: You think?
Detective Julio Sanchez: Yes.
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