The Closer (2005–2012)
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Hostile Witness 

Brenda is willing to go to extreme lengths to prove that a sleazy defense attorney from her past is actually his client's accomplice in a rape/murder case.


Steve Robin


James Duff (created by), Steven Kane




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
Mary McDonnell ... Sharon Raydor
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Billy Burke ... Phillip Stroh
Jonathan Del Arco ... Dr. Fernando Morales
Ransford Doherty ... Kendall
Amanda Warren ... DDA Claire Baldwin (as Amanda Mason Warren)


Assisting another LAPD division, Brenda and Major Crimes investigate the murder of Gwyneth Adler, a nurse found drugged and raped in a motel bedroom rented by George Harris, who, at check-in, requested two keys, suggesting he had a partner. In court, Brenda finds herself up against defense attorney Philip Stroh, whom she knows is a serial rapist and murderer. Never able to prove it, her testimony leads to a mistrial with the judge giving the prosecution four weeks to start over again. Harris had been charged with rape the previous year, but the case was dropped when the victim, Nathalie Baldwin, disappeared and couldn't testify in court. Nathalie is now located but just wants to forget about her ordeal. Using Nathalie, Brenda sets up a sting to trap Stroh, but it doesn't quite go as planned, and Brenda is called on the carpet and ordered to leave Stroh alone. Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

9 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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References The Closer: Power of Attorney (2009) See more »

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