The Closer (2005–2012)
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Make Over 

Major Crimes runs into a problem when it is forced to reopen an old murder case and discovers that the detective who closed it (Provenza's ex-partner) had a sex change and is now a woman.


Rick Wallace


James Duff (created by), Michael Alaimo

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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
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Phillip P. Keene ... Buzz Watson
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Roxanne Hart ... Doris Osgood
Dan Donohue ... Sam Osgood
Jonathan Del Arco ... Dr. Fernando Morales
Stephen Martines ... Ricardo Ramos
Kathe Mazur ... D.D.A. Andrea Hobbs


Just as Brenda and Fritz are about to go off on a long anticipated weekend holiday, Brenda learns for the first time that Major Crimes has been looking into a seven-year-old murder that was re-opened after the forensic lab that processed the crime scene evidence was discredited. Lt. Provenza, one of the original investigators on the case, assures Brenda that everything is in order. He's particularly pleased that his old partner, now retired Detective George Andrews, is returning to Los Angeles to help, but he isn't quite prepared for what he sees when George returns as Georgette after sex re-assignment surgery. The DA is prepared to drop the case against Doris Osgood, a home care worker who killed one of her elderly charges, but Brenda decides to stay in L.A. and make sure they get the evidence they need to make the previous conviction stick. Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

14 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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After almost 5 seasons, Lt. Provenza's first name is revealed: Louie See more »


Fritz Howard: Have a nice murder.
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pure schlock
22 August 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Undoubtedly Phillip P. Keene and james duff got a hoot out of this production as well as beau bridges ... just plain sick but typical los angeles lifestyles like we see every day Ad nauseam ... save your yuks for the comedy hour please ... no rating for a waste of time and money episode

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