The Closer
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The Closer
First Aired: June 13rd, 2005
Status: Ended
Genre: Drama, Crime
Network: TNT (US)
Summary: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is a police detective who transfers from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Despite a tendency to step on people's toes, Johnson manages to convert even her strongest adversaries with her unique ability to get to the truth.
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Season 7
Unknown Trouble
Episode 1: Unknown Trouble
Air Date: July 11st, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Repeat Offender
Episode 2: Repeat Offender
Air Date: July 18th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
To Serve with Love
Episode 3: To Serve with Love
Air Date: July 25th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Flynn and Provenza get into the usual trouble moonlighting as process servers when a man dies shortly after they serve him.
Under Control
Episode 4: Under Control
Air Date: August 1st, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Tao's son works at a camp where a boy goes missing.
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Episode 5: Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Air Date: August 8th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Home Improvement
Episode 6: Home Improvement
Air Date: August 15th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: A body turns up on a home construction site, while Brenda and Fritz weigh the expense of a high priced attorney.
A Family Affair
Episode 7: A Family Affair
Air Date: August 22nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Death Warrant
Episode 8: Death Warrant
Air Date: August 29th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Star Turn
Episode 9: Star Turn
Air Date: September 5th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Fresh Pursuit
Episode 10: Fresh Pursuit
Air Date: September 12nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: The squad investigates the death of a deputy sheriff; the judge considers dropping the charges against Brenda.
Necessary Evil
Episode 11: Necessary Evil
Air Date: November 28th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
You Have the Right to Be Jolly
Episode 12: You Have the Right to Be Jolly
Air Date: December 5th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Relative Matters
Episode 13: Relative Matters
Air Date: December 12nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Brenda's parents return with surprising news that keeps Brenda's mind from her case.
Road Block
Episode 14: Road Block
Air Date: December 19th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Silent Partner
Episode 15: Silent Partner
Air Date: December 26th, 2011, 09:00 PM
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.
Hostile Witness
Episode 16: Hostile Witness
Air Date: July 9th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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..
Fool's Gold
Episode 17: Fool's Gold
Air Date: July 16th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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.
Drug Fiend
Episode 18: Drug Fiend
Air Date: July 23rd, 2012, 09:00 PM
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.
Last Rites
Episode 19: Last Rites
Air Date: July 30th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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.
Armed Response
Episode 20: Armed Response
Air Date: August 6th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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.
The Last Word
Episode 21: The Last Word
Air Date: August 13rd, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: In the series finale, we bid a final farewell to Brenda Leigh Johnson. When a young man calls 911 to report seeing someone being buried in Griffith Park, police find not only her remains, but those of several other women who were kills as far back as two years ago. Brenda immediately suspects Philip Stroh and, despite departmental restrictions, sets out to finally tie him to the murders. Meanwhile, the witness who called 911 makes Brenda look at her life and future.
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