The Closer (2005–2012)
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Unknown Trouble 

While the team investigates a massacre that included an up and coming rapper, Delk begins a major restructuring at Major Crimes, including a surprising new boss for Brenda.


Nelson McCormick


James Duff (created by), Michael Alaimo

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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
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Phillip P. Keene ... Buzz Watson
Mary McDonnell ... Sharon Raydor
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Courtney B. Vance ... Chief Tommy Delk
Rockmond Dunbar ... Antwone Decker
Ciera Payton ... Keisha Murphy
Ransford Doherty ... Kendall


Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson and her Major Crimes unit investigate multiple deaths - 5 men and 2 women - at the home of rap singer Chris Brooks, known as C-Game. A large amount of money was found at the scene and the police suspect drug dealer Antwone Decker of being behind the killings. Jealousy is at the root of it all. Meanwhile, Brenda learns that she and the LAPD are being sued for the wrongful death of Terrell Baylor, a gang member and murder suspect who was released and returned to his home. The suit alleges the police knew he would be killed by his fellow gang members. Chief Delk puts Captain Raydor in charge of a detailed review of how the case was handled. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

11 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Captain Sharon Raydor: Chief Johnson, did you know that Mr. Baylor would be murdered after you dropped him off at his house?
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: I'm not a fortune-teller. He asked me to take him home. I took him there.
[Delk, Raydor, and Pope exchange unsettled glances; Brenda glares at them]
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: I did *nothing* wrong.
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References The Closer: War Zone (2010) See more »


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as i predicted
24 August 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

This show has been running out of gas for the past 2 seasons so now the writers have decided to shake up the whole cast and make a new show ... well, sharon rayder ie mary mcconnell is no match for kyra or brenda, so i guess i'll be dropping out and watching more sensible shows instead

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