The Closer: Season 5, Episode 7

Strike Three (20 Jul. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Two officers are shot and killed in the line of duty. However, captain Raydor's internal investigation could jeopardize Major Crimes' chances of finding the killers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Mikki Mendoza
Ray Porter ...
Adrian Beck


The Major Crimes squad is pulling out all of the stops to solve the murder of two patrolmen who were obviously ambushed. A teenager, Kevin Weber, is also found dead at the scene and Brenda is convinced he was part of the gang that killed the police. Unfotunatley for her, she comes against Capt. Sharon Raydor whose unit is tasked with investigating all cases where a police officer might have discharged their firearms and killed a citizen. While Brenda works from the assumption that Kevin is guilty until proved otherwise, Capt. Raydor assumes he's innocent until proven guilty. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


When the Major Crimes detectives examine the tattoo concept sketch for one of the victims, Det. Sanchez refers to the SS symbol as "the lightning bolts". Unless he is being figurative, he is incorrect - the symbol actually represents two runic "S" characters, the abbreviation for "Schutzstaffel". See more »


Captain Sharon Raydor: I usually go first.
Commander Taylor: Then this should be a change for you.
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They're going to hurt this series
25 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The addition of the Captain Raydor character has made watching this show almost impossible. I find myself fast forwarding through the scenes involving this character. This character is unbelievably annoying. Ms. McDonnell portrayal of this character is wooden and one dimensional. It seems the producers aren't satisfied with the criminals being the only adversity for the detectives, they needed to add this character that might have worked out if it weren't for the way Ms. McDonnell chooses to portray the character. This series has a knowledgeable and experienced technical adviser/ producer in Gil Garcetti. But it's hard for me to believe an individual like this could actually survive in this setting for long. Please Gil kill off this character, quickly!!! By the way I give the series a 10, but the two episodes so far, with this character have been a 4 or less. It would be less then that but the regular cast help keep my rating from being 0.

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