The Closer: Season 2, Episode 8

Critical Missing (31 Jul. 2006)

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The discovery of the bodies of a Japanese woman and her daughter from an apparent murder/suicide, put the team on the trail of a possible multiple murderer.



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Brenda and the team investigate the death of a young mother and her 4 year-old daughter who are found bound together and weighted down in the Port of Los Angeles. The coroner estimates that they've been in the water for at least 2 weeks which coincides with the dates on an airline ticket they've found indicating they've traveled from Japan. They track down the woman's husband, Paul Andrews, who runs an autobody repair shop and he claims his wife ran off with their child six months before and hadn't heard from her since. When Brenda learns that his first wife also disappeared some 6 years before, she is convinced that he is responsible. She needs to find evidence however. Written by garykmcd

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I recently started watching this series on DVD. I suppose in part it's the basic format, the interrogation, the back and forth between Brenda and her interviewee, but this series seems to give actors great scenes.

The writing is probably good as well, but in a number of past episodes I've seen actors really knock it out of the ballpark in their scenes. In this one, we have an actor who've I've seen in a few other series, such as THRESHOLD. Here he plays the husband of a missing woman and child.

As Brenda's squad scrambles to find evidence of whatever happened, Brenda and the actor play out a day in the interrogation room. The woman and child were murdered. Did the husband do it or is he a grieving innocent.

Up until the last few minutes you won't know. The writing and acting are so good.

I imagine that actors are beating on their agents to get them guest spots on this series in the hope of having such powerful roles.

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