The Closer (2005–2012)
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Executive Order 

While Brenda awaits the mayor's final decision for police chief, Pope forces her to work with one of her competitors on a case involving a man who murdered a pair of paramedics and may hold a grudge against first responders.

Director:

Michael M. Robin

Writers:

James Duff (created by), Adam Belanoff
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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
Phillip P. Keene ... Buzz Watson
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Courtney B. Vance ... Chief Tommy Delk
Matthew Glave ... Kevin Mason
Jonathan Del Arco ... Dr. Fernando Morales
David Barry Gray ... Dr. Wexler
Kenneth White Kenneth White ... Russell Owens
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Storyline

While investigating the murder of two fire department paramedics, Brenda and her team turn up a fingerprint on someone possibly involved in a terrorist incident some two years earlier. With the FBI on its way, Assistant Chief Pope insists that Brenda work with Assistant Chief Tommy Delk, head of the LAPD anti-terrorist unit. There's more than a bit of office politics going on here as Delk, also on the short-list for the Chief position, may very well be their new boss in a few days time. They quickly identify the shooter as Kevin Mason, a man repeatedly turned down for a paramedic position who may be out for revenge. Why he would attack only two paramedics is something of a mystery, but Brenda and Delk at least see eye to eye on how to handle the FBI with its vested interest. Once the case is behind them and a crisis averted, the Mayor finally names his new Chief. Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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When Kevin Mason is escaping the ambulance, the sound of his van starting is heard before he enters the van. See more »

Quotes

Chief Tommy Delk: For two years the FBI has been investigating a federal attack on an IRS office. Now, even if you're right and Mason was aiming at the firemen, they'd be too embarrassed to admit they were on the wrong track for so long.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: So we just give the case back to 'em?
Chief Tommy Delk: We couldn't have said anything to change what happened, but now the FBI can do what they do best - find a missing fugitive - while we use the resources of our combined divisions to investigate your crazy idea that the murdered paramedics ...
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way too political and racial
23 August 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

The producers, writers, editors, and directors obviously have political agendas in los angeles ... murder is murder and no one can deny that and the only person that solves murders is brenda ... makes me ill that some fancy pants gets to clip her wings


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