The Closer Old Money S06E11 (TNT)

Tropical fish at Atoll Reef in Ocean Park, Hong Kong

The Closer is an American police drama starring Kyra Sedgwick, who plays a Deputy Chief of Police at the LAPD. Sedgwick plays Brenda Leigh Johnson, an ex-CIA interrogator. She is a southern belle and her easy going charm has surprised more than one criminal during an interrogation. She always gets the bad guys. She was put in charge of the Priority Homicide division of the LAPD.

She’s had to deal with conflict from Commander Taylor, chief of detectives, since she was promoted over him from the outside to her current position. This conflict has been resolved in season 4. Commander Taylor is now one of her staunchest allies. Her team are seasoned veterans, some close to retiring like Lt Provenza, others like Sgt Gabriel just a few years into their police careers. Daniels was promoted off the squad and this season, there is a new conflict with Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), who investigates any civilian deaths in officer involved shootings.

Her personal life wasn’t always as stable as it is right now. She’s currently engaged to an FBI Agent named Fritz Howard, who helps her from time to time on some cases. They’ve just sold Brenda’s bungalow and moved into a temporary space as they search for a new house to buy.

Brenda is a severe workaholic, to the sacrifice of her personal relationships. She tends to micro-manage her investigations and take a close look at details. She loves junk food and sweets but is currently trying to lay off them. She usually hides all types of junk food in drawers, purses, and other places. She is also known to be a “bit of a slob”, commenting that she does not often get around to housework every day in one episode, and in another, during a small argument between her and Fritz over where her mail was, Fritz comments that “if she looked at her mail daily instead of once a week, she would know where they keep it”.

From wiki’s page.

The Closer is one of the best police dramas on television right now and is in its fourth season on TNT. Each summer sees 13 episodes. A feature length episode is shown over the holidays. For this season, the episode format has changed. The show has returned for five more episodes in 2009 and season 5 started out a few weeks ago.

I’ve been a bit lax about posting reviews, but rest assured that all Closer episodes were watched and reviewed. They just haven’t been posted. They will find their way onto this site.

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Delk wants to promote the Chief, but she likes Priority Homicide. Meanwhile, Flynn gets attacked and it leads them to old FBI money that’s been lost.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Flynn is giving a speech at an AA meeting. Some young guy comes to see him later. Flynn has been in AA from 14 years. Some guy comes up to him in the parking lot and slashes Flynn a few times. Flynn puts up a fight. There is a serious fight. Flynn manages to get to his gun and shoots him. The man manages to get away. He immediately calls Raydor. The cops arrive. Flynn makes a statement. He says that he double tapped the attacker and passes out.

They find the attacker. His name is Bobby Harris. Raydor gives the Chief an update. She makes sure that the Chief keeps the case. Bobby Harris was living in his mom’s garage. Flynn says that some guy at the AA meeting was stalling him. Gabriels and Provenza found $37K in his closet. The cash is from the 1990s. Someone paid him to attack Flynn.

Brenda learns from Fritzi that the LAPD will offer her Pope’s job.

Flynn comes back to the precinct to help with the case. There is a dealer named Rick Zuman and Dead Bob might have met at county. Zuman was convicted and sentence to death. They bring him in for a chat. Zuman says that Flynn perjured himself, manipulate evidence, and intimidated a witness in order to get Zuman sentenced to death. Zuman says that he’s in county for a new trial. They lost a witness, the bookkeeper that Flynn convinced to contradict Zuman’s alibi. The witness withdrew the statement she paid before.

Raydor arrives with confirmation that Harris was the attacker thanks to a ballistics report. It becomes an officer involved shooting investigation.

The Chief and Provenza go to see Pope. They have a strategy to dupe Floria, the witness. Gabriel and Taylor inform Flora that she is in imminent danger because of the trial with Zuman. Sanches is posing as a gangster.

They find $30K in old bills in her house. She tells the Chief that she wants to go back to her original testimony. Floria gives up the name of the guy who paid her off for Zuman. They stake out the meeting. The guy Jeff is the guy that accosted Flynn at the AA meeting. The Chief poses as a blackmailer. She wants $100K. They plant a tracker on him and follow him.

It leads them to the missing FBI money that was lost in the Zuman case and a murdered FBI informant. They arrest Jeff. He was Rick’s cellmate. Jeff was his teabag.

Rick confesses that the money is his. This ties him to money laundering, selling drugs, bribing a witness, and conspiracy to murdering a police officer.

Raydor asks the Chief to lunch. Raydor is being awfully nice because she knows that the Chief is getting Pope’s job.

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The Closer Executive Order S06E10 (TNT)

Two paramedics come across a hobo on the street. He’s disorientated. He pulls a gun on them. We see shooting. The man gets out. He cleans up the blood. He was faking. He had a van waiting. It was a hit?

The fire department removed the bodies. It’s because, just like the LAPD, they won’t leave their own out in the cold. The bodies quickly arrive at the morgue. The ME knows the woman paramedic. She’s a friend. They get a partial from the glove. The killer is Kevin Mason. He applied to the LAFD four times. The 911 caller could be the murderer. The murderers are connected to a counterterrorism task force and the FBI. The number was flagged because another phone bought at the same time was used at an attempted bombing at the IRS.

Kevin is masquerading as Bob, working at an old folk’s home. He used drugs to mimic the symptoms of an epileptic seizure.

Taylor tells the Chief that Chief Delk might have his own ideas on how to investigate the murders. Tommy Delk is waiting in Pope’s office. Delk is liaising with the feds and hampering the investigation. The Chief has got 3 hours to examine the FBI files and then the FBI takes over the investigation. Brenda doesn’t like Delton, initially. The Chief deduces that the failed bombing was to kill as many firefighters as possible. Delk is smart. He lets the FBI take the files and says that both of their divisions should investigate Brenda’s unproven hypothesis.

The Chiefs interview the therapist who interviewed Kevin Mason. He did his psych eval. Mason has narcissistic personality disorder. He thought that he was rejected because he was white. He says that whatever they are thinking that Mason would do, they should think bigger. BTW, public safety trumps confidentiality.

Mason kills his charge when he gets difficult. He makes some kind of video.

They trace the casings to Mr. Owens. They find him dead. They find the gun and drugs. They are missing oxygen tanks. Mason is missing. He’s got access to a van. The Chief infers that Mason killed the paramedics to bomb the bigger event, a memorial for the firefighters who died years ago.

Mason is using the electric wheelchair from his charge to smuggle in the bomb. The Chief wants to cancel the memorial, but Pope makes the decision to cancel it. Flynn has found the van and a DVD.

Mason is informed that the memorial is cancelled.

Tao discovered that the oxygen tanks are filled with nerve gas. He used the drugs as an antidote to protect himself while he made it. Mason comes up on Gabriel and the Chief. Gabriel tackles him. He’s wearing a bomb and a dead man’s switch. The Chief is playing up to his narcissism. Sanchez runs off to get a better position to shoot the madman. Gabriel tackles him, the Chief has to shoot Mason in the head while Gabriel holds the dead man switch.

Delk is made Chief of Police. It had to do in part with the fact that the Chief shot Mason and is facing an FID investigation. The Chief disposes of Mason’s DVD.







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