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Next of Kin: Part 1 

Brenda tracks a robbery-homicide suspect back to Atlanta, Georgia, where her parents resent being lead to believe she's returned home to visit them for Christmas.

Director:

Scott Ellis

Writers:

James Duff (created by), Hunt Baldwin (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Frances Sternhagen ... Willie Ray Johnson
Barry Corbin ... Clay Johnson
Bill Heck ... Wesley Reed
Sterling Knight ... Grady Reed
Phillip P. Keene ... Buzz Watson
French Stewart ... Gary Evans
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It's turning out to be a not so very Merry Christmas for Brenda. In the midst of trying to sell her house by putting up Christmas decorations (per her real estate agent's recommendation), Chief Pope transfers an eleven-month-old armored car robbery investigation from a less than pleased Commander Taylor to Brenda and her team. The latest in the most recent string of robberies (producing two fatalities) has Brenda believing it to be an inside job, confirmed when the only survivor, Wesley Reed, though shot, promptly disappears from the hospital and LA. Finding Wesley's little brother Grady left behind, Brenda traces Wesley all the way back to his home in Atlanta. Brenda and Fritz go to pick him up, ostensibly staying with Brenda's parents for Christmas. They're happy to see her but soon recognize she has come on business and not to see them. Unable to fly Wesley back to LA, they all set off in the RV her parents were to use to go to Florida - Brenda, her parents, Fritz, Wesley, and the ... Written by garykmcd / revised by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Will Pope: Commander, sometimes being a team player means sitting on the bench.
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References A Bing Crosby Christmas (1998) See more »

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Traditional carol
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love the show but the writers suck
18 August 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

All these episodes are just a repeat performance week after week ... kyra is the best and everyone else is just fluff .. pope is a complete arse and will never change as taylor .... if you want change, get rid of fritz


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