The Closer (2005–2012)

Fresh Pursuit 

Brenda's attorney's efforts at requesting a summary judgment in her case are interrupted when the team is called out to investigate the murder of a deputy sheriff.


Michael M. Robin


James Duff (created by), Adam Belanoff

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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
Gino Anthony Pesi ... Deputy Sheriff Mike Burton
Aaron Perilo ... Kyle Hayes
Gonzalo Menendez ... Mateo Rios
Ron Canada ... Judge Gerald Blake


The trial begins, but the shooting death of a deputy sheriff calls Brenda and her team away. According to the deputy's partner, Mike Burton, they were following an expensive sports car that had been reported stolen, which was all part of a joint program with the FBI to round up a ring of international car thieves. Burton states there were two suspects in the vehicle but forensics finds prints connecting to four known criminals (one captured). By the time they track a second man down, he's dead. They set a trap, hoping to nab the ringleader. Meanwhile, Brenda's lawyer, Gavin Baker, hopes to get the Baylor lawsuit against Brenda thrown out of court. He succeeds but prosecuting attorney Peter Goldman has an ace up his sleeve, and Brenda may have more than one of her cases brought up in another court. Written by garykmcd / revised by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [In Interview Room] You know, the justice system works pretty well, until someone starts thinkin' that they're smarter than the Sheriff's office, the FBI and the entire LAPD combined. Do you see what happens when you throw away the rule book, Deputy? People die.
Deputy Sheriff Mike Burton: I'm sorry.
Captain Sharon Raydor: [In Media Room, speaking to Pope and Fritz] You think she's conscious of what she's saying? Somebody may wanna play back this part of the interview for her when she gets home tonight.
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Referenced in The Closer: You Have the Right to Remain Jolly (2011) See more »

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