The Closer (2005–2012)
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Walking Back the Cat 

Special agent Howard asks Brenda for Major Crimes' help in finding a "missing person;" however, when that person turns out to be a murdered drug dealer-turned FBI informant, the sparks begin to fly.



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Lauren Hines


Brenda and her squad are temporarily deputized into the FBI when a missing person case turns into a full-blown murder investigation involving drug trafficking at gay dance parties. The case gives Brenda and Fritz the chance to work together again, but her investigative tactics don't exactly fit FBI protocol. Written by TNT Publicity

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

29 June 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


It is mentioned that Sgt. David Gabriel is trying to become a Detective Sergeant. Currently, there is no such rank in the LAPD. The Detective title is followed by a number, either 1, 2, or 3. Police Detective 2 is a supervisory position equal in pay to that of Police Sergeant 1 according to the LAPD career ladder. See more »


Brenda Leigh Johnson: For Heaven's sake, Fritzy, if we all stop lyin' to each other, how will we ever get to the truth?
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25 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a newcomer to the series, but thanks to the replaying of old episodes on TNT, I have come to really admire it and look forward to it. Congratulations to the whole cast on such fine, consistently well-acted episodes. Great casting choices for guest roles as well. There have been instances where I have been moved to tears in the committed artistry of the actors. The Closer certainly deserves all of the awards it has garnered.

In watching this episode, I was a little dismayed at the homophobic undertones of the detectives, but thank you so much though, Kyra, for changing it all around at the end by having your character present the money to the boyfriend of the deceased. It was truly a great touch and it warmed my heart.

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