The Closer (2005–2012)

L.A. Woman 

The investigation of the murder of a Middle Eastern businessman and his bodyguard is complicated by the FBI who believe the case to be related to terrorism.


Rick Wallace


James Duff (created by), Hunt Baldwin | 1 more credit »

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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
G.W. Bailey ... Louie Provenza
Tony Denison ... Andy Flynn
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Gina Ravera ... Irene Daniels
Marina Sirtis ... Layla Moktari
Ethan Rains ... Faraz Mokhtari (as Iman Nazemzadeh)
Ivar Brogger ... Dr. William Graham
Jack Conley ... FBI Agent Jackson
Greg Rikaart ... Craig Sherman


Priority Homicide investigates the killing of an Iranian businessman and his bodyguard, cut down in a parking garage by a drive-by shooter in a dark SUV. With cables cut to the video surveillance cameras, only witnesses to the shooting are available - the dead man's widow (Layla Moktari) and the doctor (William Graham) who offered assistance. Brenda must deal with Layla's son Faraz, who is now the male head of the household and isn't very cooperative with authorities. Brenda's other big problem? FBI agents from the Terrorism unit, who clearly have an interest in the victim but remain tight-lipped against sharing any information. To further complicate things, her boyfriend Fritz winds up assigned as the official liaison with the LAPD for the case. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | Persian

Release Date:

22 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Greg Rikaart who appears in this episode as Craig Sherman, returns on the shows spinoff series, Major Crimes (2012), to recur as Attorney Bobby G. Monroe in its fourth season. See more »


When Provenza is "knocked" to the ground by the FBI, his suit pocket badge is on the left. While on the ground and getting up, the badge flips to the right. Later when wearing a sling there is confusion as to which arm he is to wear the sling when having to put it on quick for Fritz in the murder room. See more »


FBI Agent Jackson: We're not going to get in anybody's way, trust me.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: I stopped believing boys who said, "Trust me" when I was sixteen.
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Referenced in The Closer: Standards and Practices (2005) See more »

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