The Closer Living Proof Part 2 S06E14 (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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This case has to do with a blood feud and war crimes. I found it pretty interesting. It’s the season finale two-parter.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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While Scander was in custody, Sarah Marcoux was killed in the same fashion as her sister. At the autopsy, they find out that Sarah was also tortured. Armand and his family is still alive.

The Chief asks Provenza to inform Scander about the deaths in his family. He’s been crying most of the night. Taylor and Raydor arrive. She came bearing the 911 calls. The sound lab is swamped. Buzz has been working on it.

In Sarah Marcoux’s email, Tao finds that she sent Anila a photo of Joan.

Brenda’s family calls. They need police assistance. The RV has been broken into. All of the presents have been stolen. Fritzi calms everyone down. Brenda is called away. The entire division is coming over for Christmas dinner.

Sanchez got the DNA results back on the Marcoux family. They yielded some interesting results.

The Marcoux family are told that Sarah has been killed as well. They play the message to Mrs. Marcoux. In it, she sees her husband and his father arguing. Sharik called his son a ghost and that he had blood on his hands. She is shown footage of Scander talking about the feud. He hates the police. Ghosts refers to the Serbian police. Armand was shot two times in the chest. He was dead and the grandfather was underneath him. The Armand we know is an impostor. During the fight, Armand’s hand was slashed. It ended up on the old man’s clothes. They tested it. It revealed that Armand isn’t the old man’s son, but he’s the one who raped Anila. He’s Scander’s father. Joan married a war criminal. That’s messed up. That’s like finding out you’re married to a Nazi. “Armand” killed Anila and Sarah. Joan says that when Armand came back, he was covered in blood. That’s what he told her. The Chief thinks that she can find blood in his car. Joan accepts to wear a wire and a camera. His alibi is quickly broken.

They can’t see any blood in the car, so they don’t have probable cause to search. They can’t use what Joan told them because it came from the wife.

So essential to the preservation of the marriage relationship as to outweigh the disadvantages to the administration of justice.
Wolfley vs USA, Supreme Court

Raydor is stuck in LA because Salt Lake City is snowed in. Brenda’s parents arrive with the Christmas spirit. Fritzi came up with nothing with Armand’s prints.

Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies.

They talk with “Armand”. Fritzi is there to question him. Armand tells them another story. They don’t let him off the hook. He has to ID himself. He says that he is Zoran Antonovich. He used another name on his marriage license. This means that he isn’t really married. This means that the privileged information they got from Joan can be used. They can search the cause. Joan gave them probable cause. Tao finds blood in the car.

They arrest him. He’s unrepentant. They make him confront Joan. She tells him that she is leaving with Scander and his children and never coming back. He will never see them again.

Brenda’s parents tell her that they aren’t moving to LA. Fritzi broke into the RV to ensure that they won’t move her. The division has a Christmas dinner.

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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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