The Closer on IMDB
First Aired: June 13rd, 2005
Status: Ended
Genre: Drama, Crime
Network: TNT
Summary: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the world's best interrogator eventually wins over even her toughest critics.
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Season 7
Episode 1: Unknown Trouble
Air Date: July 11st, 2011
Summary: Brenda and the squad investigate the owner of a hip-hop record label when one of his rap artists and six innocent bystanders are gunned down. The case hits home for Gabriel who knows two of the victims from church. Meanwhile, Chief Delk is getting ready to announce the department’s new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.
Episode 2: Repeat Offender
Air Date: July 18th, 2011
Summary: Brenda has to figure out how house sitting led to the death of a young lady. As the fallout from the civil lawsuit continues Captian Rader has to broaden her investigation to include the LAPD while the realignment within be in LAPD gets started.
Episode 3: To Serve with Love
Air Date: July 25th, 2011
Summary: Flynn and Provenza get into the usual trouble moonlighting as process servers when a man dies shortly after they serve him.
Episode 4: Under Control
Air Date: August 1st, 2011
Summary: Tao's son works at a camp where a boy goes missing.
Episode 5: Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Air Date: August 8th, 2011
Summary: A family works to protect their late minister's reputation from scandal. Meanwhile, most of the Major Crimes Division is subpoenaed, raising suspicions about the one who wasn't.
Episode 6: Home Improvement
Air Date: August 15th, 2011
Summary: A body turns up on a home construction site, while Brenda and Fritz weigh the expense of a high priced attorney.
Episode 7: A Family Affair
Air Date: August 22nd, 2011
Summary: The team investigates the puzzling death of a fellow officer's daughter. Elsewhere, Captain Raydor advances in her meticulous audit of Brenda's unit and begins to sharpen focus on Detective Sanchez.
Episode 8: Death Warrant
Air Date: August 29th, 2011
Summary: Brenda seeks Capt. Raydor's help in an investigation of possible police brutality; Brenda's attorney starts deposing the squad about the Baylor case.
Episode 9: Star Turn
Air Date: September 5th, 2011
Summary: Brenda can't understand what led to a father's disappearance just as his daughter's single was about to hit the charts making her famous very quickly. Brenda has an opportunity to make her lawsuit disappear by settling with the family that brought it against her but that deal may not be as good as everybody hoped it would.
Episode 10: Fresh Pursuit
Air Date: September 12nd, 2011
Summary: The squad investigates the death of a deputy sheriff; the judge considers dropping the charges against Brenda.
Episode 11: Necessary Evil
Air Date: November 28th, 2011
Summary: The death of a high school principal who had been trying to raise test scores at his school to prevent it from being closed causes Brenda and Fritz to fight over who has control of the case because an already existing FBI investigation causes the cases to overlap.
Episode 12: You Have the Right to Be Jolly
Air Date: December 5th, 2011
Summary: Fred Willard (Modern Family) guest stars as Santa Jack, the owner of a Christmas village who believes he could be the real Father Christmas.
Episode 13: Relative Matters
Air Date: December 12nd, 2011
Summary: Brenda's parents return with surprising news that keeps Brenda's mind from her case.
Episode 14: Road Block
Air Date: December 19th, 2011
Summary: The LAPD's Police Commissioner and his wife, Gail, may be in trouble when Brenda becomes determined to uncover a scandal one of them tried to cover up.
Episode 15: Silent Partner
Air Date: December 26th, 2011
Summary: Brenda seeks help from a businessman, played by guest star Jason George (Grey's Anatomy), with old ties to the neighborhood where Turell Baylor was murdered.
Episode 16: Hostile Witness
Air Date: July 9th, 2012
Summary: Brenda encounters her nemesis, Philip Stroh. the defense attorney she suspects is a murdering rapist. Obsessed with taking him down, she pulls a shock-and-awe courtroom stunt that jeopardizes a case and lands her in hot water with the new D.A..
Episode 17: Fool's Gold
Air Date: July 16th, 2012
Summary: Provenza tries to help his ex-wife locate her wedding ring, but he stumbles into red-faced fumbles that include a robbery, an evidence-destroying canine and a frenetic appraiser.
Episode 18: Drug Fiend
Air Date: July 23rd, 2012
Summary: Investigating the death of a beloved cancer doctor hits too close to home for Brenda who's already upset after learning that Pope is monitoring everything she does.
Episode 19: Last Rites
Air Date: July 30th, 2012
Summary: The murder of a priest puts the squad on a collision course with the Catholic Church and drives a wedge between Brenda and Chief Pope. Meanwhile, Brenda’s parents are in town while her father continues his cancer treatments.
Episode 20: Armed Response
Air Date: August 6th, 2012
Summary: Brenda finds a young couple involved to in the investigation by accident after finding two people dead outside in the street Brenda has no idea that the DA is watching her every move Capitan Raydor and Chief Pope find out who the leak is.
Episode 21: The Last Word
Air Date: August 13rd, 2012
Summary: In the series finale, we bid a final farewell to Brenda Leigh Johnson. Stay tuned to the next show, Major Crimes, which will pick up from the moment The Closer ends. A large portion of the characters are moving to the new show. to work under the new supervisor of Major Crimes, Captain Sharon Raydor.
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