The Closer (2005–2012)

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Brenda works to solve the rape and murder of a congresswoman's daughter.


Greg Yaitanes


James Duff (created by), Roger Wolfson

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyra Sedgwick ... Brenda Leigh Johnson
J.K. Simmons ... Will Pope
Corey Reynolds ... David Gabriel
Robert Gossett ... Russell Taylor (credit only)
G.W. Bailey ... Louie Provenza
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Meredith Baxter ... Congresswoman Simmons
Gina Ravera ... Irene Daniels
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Reynaldo Rosales ... Brett Harlan
Graham Shiels ... Andrew Gage
Patrick Renna ... Jeffrey
Rick D. Wasserman ... Larry Fine
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Mistress of Ceremonies
David Kaufman ... David Jones


When the adult daughter of a U.S. Congresswoman is raped and murdered in her own home, Brenda and the Priority Murder Squad are assigned to solve the case. The young woman had recently broken up with her boyfriend and her mother insists that her daughter had no enemies. Alone in the woman's apartment, Brenda is attacked and nearly raped before she is able to subdue her attacker. It all seems like a pretty open and shut case until the culprit tells them the woman had advertised for someone to rape her on an S&M website. After twisting the website owners arm just a tad, Brenda gets a list of everyone who may have visited the sight. She tracks down the attacker but when he tells her that the woman fought back quite violently, she realizes there is something else going on as well. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

18 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kyra Sedgwick submitted this episode to the Emmys for consideration for Lead Actress. While nominated, she however lost the award to Mariska Hargitay for her work in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). See more »


Brenda is attacked in her home by an intruder who strikes her, leaving a cut on the right side of her forehead. When the attacker has her pinned, the cut is visible on the right side. In the next scene, she is crying and putting a bandage on the cut-it is now on the left side. However, it is actually her reflection in the mirror what we see after the scene of the attack, which creates the illusion that her wound is on the wrong side. We can even see at times her shoulder and hair, "out" of the mirror, taken from behind. Brenda is looking at herself in the mirror to put the bandage correctly on her wound. See more »


Lt. Louie Provenza: Are you turned on by movies where a hunky young sailor is stripped to the waist, tied up and flogged?
Sgt. David Gabriel: What is it with you white people and whips?
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