The Closer: Season 5, Episode 10

Smells Like Murder (10 Aug. 2009)

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A cooler containing a dead body over three years old is delivered to Major Crimes, and Brenda finds four suspects who wanted him dead. Meanwhile, Brenda's niece outstays her welcome with Brenda and Fritz.



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Mrs. Sara Dobson
Mr. Dobson (as Tim DeZarn)


Brenda and her Major Crimes team have an interesting case on their hands when a large cooler with a body stuffed inside is delivered to the squad room. The cooler was shipped to them by the owner of a storage facility after he'd reported his suspicions to the police who didn't respond. Thery soon identify the dead man as Doug Courtney. The man wasn't very reliable and was un-liked by almost everyone who may have cared about him at one time. His parents, girlfriend, landlord and one-time best friend are all suspects and Brenda and the team devise a clever scheme to trap the guilty party. Meanwhile, Brenda and Fritz are having to deal with her niece Charlie who isn't exactly following their house rules. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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10 August 2009 (USA)  »

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