The Closer: Season 7, Episode 16

Hostile Witness (9 Jul. 2012)

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Brenda is willing to go to extreme lengths to prove that a sleazy defense attorney from her past is actually his client's accomplice in a rape/murder case.



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DDA Claire Baldwin (as Amanda Mason Warren)


Assisting another LAPD Division, Brenda and Major Crimes investigated the murder of Gwyneth Adler, a nurse, who was found drugged and raped in a motel bedroom. The room was rented by a George Harris who at check-in had requested two keys and she assumes he had a partner. In court, Brenda finds herself up against defense attorney Philip Stroh who she knows is a serial rapist and murderer but was never able to prove it (see The Closer: Power of Attorney (2009)). Harris had been charged with rape the previous year but charges were dropped when the victim, Nathalie Baldwin, disappeared and couldn't testify in court. Brenda's testimony leads to a mistrial and the judge gives them four weeks to start over again. Nathalie is located but just wants to forget about her ordeal. Brenda sets up a sting to trap him but it doesn't quite go as planned. Brenda is called on the carpet and under orders to leave Stroh alone. Written by garykmcd

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i had enough!
27 March 2013 | by (vilnius, lithuania) – See all my reviews

well, i had enough of this nonsense. we have a chief using fascist methods throughout the whole series, without any respect to civil rights, lawyers, prosecutors, suspects. In any police force of democratic country, she would have been fired long time ago. Instead, not only she continues, but she goes totally out of line: we all know that she left the suspect who was freed after agreement, alone at his home, after she gave the free to a convicted to make calls to the gang. She knew the freed suspect would be murdered. And when investigation begun, she insisted that she is innocent!! well, congratulations to the writers of the series: they only proved that they adore fascist tactics by police. Its better to write for north Korea, or Iran. It seems they would love the police tactics there! As for Kyra Sedgwick , i never liked her as actress. So, for a bad role, she is OK- a bad actress.

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