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The television series The Closer first aired during the summer of 2005 on the network TNT. It stars actress Kyra Sedgwick as the character of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. The first episode begins with Chief Johnson transferring to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on TNT
7 Seasons, 109 Episodes - Canceled
June 13, 2005
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  • Brenda finds one of her investigations suffocated by the District Attorney's office. Meanwhile, Raydor and Popefinally target the leak in the department.

  • The murder of a priest puts the squad on a collision course with the Catholic Church and creates tension between Brenda and Chief Pope. Meanwhile, Brenda's parents are in town for her father's cancer treatments.

  • Brenda is shaken up when a likeable oncologist is brutally killed and his drug supply wiped clean. To complicate matters, Captain Raydor has a new assignment that leaves Brenda questioning her loyalty to Pope. And Gabriel makes a significant life change.

  • Provenza agrees to help his ex-wife retrieve her wedding ring from a con man.

  • The season resumes with Brenda believing she has finally cornered lawyer and suspected rapist-murderer Philip Stroh. But Brenda's actions stun the courtroom and threaten the case, putting her at odds with the new D.A.

  • The Major Crimes Division investigates a hit-and-run murder of a young girl on a bicycle. Brenda is determined to expose a scandal the LAPD's Police Commissioner or his wife covered up.

  • The murder of a man under FBI surveillance gets federal agents in trouble with the L.A.P.D.

  • It's a blue Christmas when Santa's zip-line goes wrong and Brenda's team must take on the holiday case.

  • Brenda investigates a high-school principal's death and a school scandal is exposed. However, a territorial conflict erupts between Brenda and Fritz when Brenda's investigation overlaps with an existing FBI case.

  • The death of a deputy sheriff is investigated. The judge thinks about dropping the charges against Brenda.

  • Brenda asks Capt. Raydor for help in a twisted case involving a murder-for-hire scheme.

  • Brenda's team investigates whether an officer contributed to her daughter's death. As the lawsuit against Brenda proceeds, Captain Raydor finds out if detective Sanchez can provide any details about the death of Turell Baylor.

  • A body found at a home-construction site springs Brenda into investigative action.

  • Brenda's troubles continue as captain Raydor makes a suggestion that Brenda may disagree with. Meanwhile, the audit of her unit continues because of a particular case.

  • To make easy money, Flynn and Provenza serve court papers for a lawyer. Once again they find themselves in hot water when the man they just delivered papers to is killed.

  • As the LAPD undergoes a major realignment, Brenda and her team investigate the murder of a young girl who was house-sitting. Captain Raydor is forced to expand her audit of Major Crimes in light of the civil suit against Brenda and the LAPD.

  • Brenda and the squad investigate the murder of a rap artist and six innocent bystanders. The case becomes personal for Gabriel who knows two of the victims from church. Meanwhile, Chief Delk is getting ready to announce the department's new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.

  • In the sixth season finale, a crack addict is arrested, which ultimately leads Brenda to question the facilities practices and to search for a missing woman. Gabriel questions Brenda's judgment. Brenda's husband tells her some secrets from his past.

  • In the first part of this two-part episode, a long-brewing family squabble leads to a stabbing in a mall on Christmas Eve and the accidental death of a patriarch in a case that threatens to derail everyone's holiday plans. Brenda is especially put out, since her parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN) are in town, and they have a very special announcement. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Raydor.

  • After some medical marijuana dispensaries are robbed, the team believes the case will be simple until one of the robberies turns into a murder. The case becomes a test for Brenda with the possibility of a chance to move up in the department.

  • After one of Brenda's detectives is ambushed on the street, the investigation turns into a race to clear the detective s name over allegations of witness tampering.

  • The murder of two paramedics leads the LAPD and the FBI on separate investigations on a case that could be the precursor to a major terrorist attack. But Brenda fights to remain a step ahead, even though she's forced to work with the counter-terrorism unit's Chief Tommy Delk, who happens to be one of Brenda's fellow finalists for the job of Chief of Police.

  • Brenda's next case has her investigating the brutal murder of an actress who was dating through an online service, unfortunately the case takes a backseat because Brenda has an interview with the mayor for the next chief of police. Brenda still has second thoughts about whether she'd like the job.

  • In a case that could carry national security implications, three soldiers are gunned down outside an LA club two days after returning home from duty in Afghanistan. Brenda's investigation puts her on a collision course with Major Edward Dorset (guest star Gary Cole), a military liaison officer.

  • Sgt. Gabriel is speaking to a parole officer on the phone when the parole officer is murdered. Pope hopes to give the police department a much needed boost but the plan may run into some trouble if Brenda isn't able to solve the crime.

  • Detective Mendoza requests the help of the squad because it is believed a drug cartel may have returned to the city.

  • Provenza is busy to escorting a prisoner his trouble is only beginning after finding a dead body in the condo of his flight attendant girlfriend. Brenda makes a decision about her career and tells Pope about it.

  • Raydor accompanies Brenda on an investigation involving the disappearance of a nanny working for close friends of the mayor. Meanwhile, Raydor's real purpose in taking part in the investigation could have big career implications for Brenda.

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