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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

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Series cast summary:
...  Brenda Leigh Johnson 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Will Pope 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  David Gabriel 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Russell Taylor 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Louie Provenza 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Fritz Howard 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Buzz Watson / ... 109 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Andy Flynn 108 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Mike Tao 107 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Julio Sanchez 105 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Irene Daniels 44 episodes, 2005-2009
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, formerly Atlanta police officer and CIA-trained interrogator, is given the opportunity to run her own division of elite officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her unusual procedure for obtaining confessions, blatant disregard for politics, and southern accent make her a marked woman. However, with all the bluster and bravado, she still maintains her title, The Closer. Written by Willie Nelson Crane Jr

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They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk. See more »

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The cast credits for Brenda's team are rotated at the beginning of each episode as "Also starring:" See more »

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Brenda Leigh Johnson: We are running him down the flagpole and that's all that there is to it. If you want to examine the body, you may do so after I'm done.
[Albert's body comes crashing through the window]
Brenda Leigh Johnson: I'm done.
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Great show
21 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I didn't see the first episode of this series, but from the first time I watched it I could tell it would be one of my favorite shows. And I wasn't disappointed. There are so many things I love about this show, but most of all it is hilarious to watch the characters interact with each other. Kyra Sedgwick excellently portrays a tough woman who won't let people walk all over her. People complain that Brenda is a b****, but maybe that's the point. What fun would it be to watch a show with nothing but sweetness and joy between the main characters, no conflict whatsoever? The tension she endures and often causes just makes the show all the more entertaining.

What is most irritating, however, is to hear people complain about how the perpetrators in each show is obvious. Anybody who had listened what TNT had been saying about the show before it premiered would know that they said from the beginning that this show would be unlike other crime dramas in that the crime would not be the main focus. This show is ABOUT Brenda Johnson.

So, in conclusion, this is an excellent, intelligent, amusing show, and I am sad to see the season end.


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