I remember hating this guy [Brenda's lawyer, Gavin Q. Baker III] when I first watched the show back in 2011. Now, 10 years later, I can appreciate and enjoy the performance of the actor Mark Pellegrino. In all the episodes he was in, Pellegrino really did a great job, with many humorous touches to his character. JK Simmons did his usual excellent job of presenting a complex character, i.e., a real person, who is neither all bad or all good. Also, this episode took a big step in rehabilitating the character of Captain Raydor (saving Brenda from herself), when she was pretty much hated by all the fans of 'The Closer' at the beginning. If you'd asked them initially if they would watch a spin-off of the show with Mary McDonnell as the star, I imagine it would have been an almost unanimous "No." I was certainly one of them, and (thanks in large part to the excellent supporting cast), there I was, watching the spin-off as well -- in spite of the ever-present, ever-irritating Rusty. The main plot of 'Star Turn' was also engaging, keeping us guessing until the end whom the murderer really was. Basing my guess partially on the excellent casting, I got it wrong, but that was fine with me. This was a highly enjoyable episode.