The Closer (2005–2012)
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Brenda forms an alliance with a man while searching for a sniper, but her trust is put to the test when he manipulates and out-maneuvers her, causing a gang backlash.


Michael M. Robin


James Duff (created by), Wendy West


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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
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Richard Roundtree ... Col. D.B. Walter
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Christian Monzon ... Jesus
Amy Hill ... Franny
Germaine De Leon ... Guero
Magaly Colimon ... Uniform Cop
Rosie Garcia ... Shy Girl


Deputy Chief Johnson and her team investigate the latest in what appears to be a gang related killing with two rival gangs on the verge of a major war. At the site, she is approached by D.B. Walker, a retired Marine Corps Colonel, who tells her he knows the identity of the killer: his own son. He thought the young man, also an ex-marine, had taken his own life after his wife was killed by a stray bullet in a gang-related shooting. Walker is now convinced that his son is seeking revenge against the gang-bangers involved in the shooting. Brenda agrees to work with him, but it soon becomes apparent that he has his own agenda; and, after a while, she isn't so sure just who the shooter is. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The subtext of the episode captures the tension between multi-generational Africa-Americans in Los Angeles and new immigrant groups, particularly from Asia and Central/South America, who reside or own businesses in traditionally black neighborhoods. The scene between Jesus (the Catorce Brenda questions) and Gabriel reflects this growing tension, particularly as Jesus taunts Gabriel with "we're taking over." See more »


When the Colonel is using a rifle scope to survey the area, he is holding the scope extremely close to his eye. A rifle scope requires 3' - 4" of distance from the eye (eye relief to avoid damage to the eye during the recoil of the rifle) to be usable. The scope, as used by the Colonel, would be useless. See more »


Agent Fritz Howard: Is this official?
Brenda Leigh Johnson: Oh, of course. Yeah. I'm just a little behind on my paperwork, that's all.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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