The Closer (2005–2012)

Star Turn 

While Major Crimes investigates the death of an aspiring teenage pop star's father, Brenda contemplates whether to accept what appears to be a generous offer to settle her case.


Stacey K. Black


James Duff (created by), Leo Geter

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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
Ken Howard ... Wes Durant
Jonathan Del Arco ... Dr. Fernando Morales
Debrah Farentino ... Beth Michaels
Skyler Day ... Missy Michaels


Brenda and the Major Crimes team investigate the death of Bob Michaels, father of aspiring pop star Missy Michaels. Found at the bottom of a cliff after a 5-day disappearance while hiking, it has the appearance of a suicide. Medical examiner Dr. Morales determines that Bob's been dead for twelve hours or so, which raises the question of what he'd been doing for the previous four and a half days. Further examination finds pepper-spray on his face along with blue candy and a pizza in his stomach, suggesting deception at best, murder at worst. Ambitious parents are at the root of it all. Meanwhile, the Baylor family offers to settle the lawsuit against Brenda and the city, but the language in the settlement isn't as clear as Brenda's lawyer or Capt. Raydor would like. Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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5 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Timmy Michael's says his father has experience outdoors because he took his Cub Scout troop camping in "Poke-a-gone" State Park near Fort Wayne. Any Hoosier knows (and minimal research would have revealed) the park's name to be "Poh-kay-gun." See more »


David Gabriel: So, Mr. Perez, we're investigating Mr. Michael's death and...
Bruno Perez: I know. And you have to start admitting it was an accident instead of acting like he offed himself.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: Is that what we're doin'?
Bruno Perez: Well, you're being very tight with the details, and in this new media environment - which is very difficult to explain to someone your age - Missy's about to become a star; so, going around saying her dad jumped off a cliff because he gambled everything on her and thought he lost - that's not good. I mean, I ...
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References The Closer: War Zone (2010) See more »


Daddy Say Yes
Written by Stacey K. Black
Performed by Skyler Day
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