The Closer

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CIA-trained interrogator Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) leads an LAPD division of elite officers who investigate high-profile murders in the bustling metropolis. With an unorthodox style and innate ability to read people, Deputy Chief Johnson lives up to her reputation as a “closer” — an interrogator who can obtain confessions that result in convictions.


  • Season

S1/EP 1 - Pilot

Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson joins the Priority Murder Squad to investigate the dead body discovered at the home of a computer company executive.

S1/EP 2 - About Face

Brenda must piece together the mysterious last day of a high-profile model to solve the murder.

S1/EP 3 - The Big Picture

A Russian call girl's death leads to a conspiracy involving a close friend of Chief Pope.

S1/EP 4 - Show Yourself

Brenda makes an alliance with the only man who may know a sniper's motive -- the sniper's father.

S1/EP 5 - Flashpoint

The murder of a psychiatrist leads Brenda to a controversial drug trial and a company desperate to keep secrets.

S1/EP 6 - Fantasy Date

When a congresswoman's daughter is killed, the woman's secret personal life complicates Brenda's investigation.

S1/EP 7 - You Are Here

Priority Homicide investigates the murder of a judge, and Brenda must find his son to find the killer.

S1/EP 8 - Batter Up

Brenda is asked to prove a hate crime took place, but Taylor's interference may ruin her case.

S1/EP 9 - Good Housekeeping

Brenda's investigation into the rape and murder of a young Mexican girl takes a toll on the squad.

S1/EP 10 - The Butler Did It

When the butler dies, all signs point to three spoiled heirs and their destructive lifestyles.

S1/EP 11 - LA Woman

An investigation into the death of an Iranian businessman puts the LAPD at odds with the FBI—and Fritz is in the middle.

S1/EP 12 - Fatal Retraction

A recently discovered body calls into question a police investigation, and as a result, a dangerous man may be released.

S1/EP 13 - Standards and Practices

A Hollywood producer dies in his hot tub, but can Priority Homicide prove its murder? Meanwhile, an anonymous complaint threatens Brenda's career.

S2/EP 1 - Blue Blood

Brenda finds herself at odds with the force when her investigation questions the character of a fallen officer.

S2/EP 2 - Mom Duty

Just as Fritz moves in, Brenda's mother stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Brenda investigates when a threatened jury member dies on duty.

S2/EP 3 - Slippin'

Taylor asks Brenda for a favor when his friend's son is killed in what appears to be a gang-related murder.

S2/EP 4 - Aftertaste

A high-end restaurant's owner is murdered, and one of the suspects is an old and unwelcome acquaintance from a past case. Meanwhile, Brenda has a secret.

S2/EP 5 - To Protect and Serve

Brenda covers for two of her own when they discover a dead body and don't immediately report it. But can they solve the case before their blunder gets out?

S2/EP 6 - Out of Focus

When a photographer is murdered, Brenda tries to find his missing camera which holds the key to the whole case.

S2/EP 7 - Head Over Heels

Body parts in a dumpster lead to a disturbing murder with a connection to a pornographic distributor.

S2/EP 8 - Critical Missing

The bodies of an unidentified mother and daughter hint at ritualistic suicide, but Brenda suspects foul play.

S2/EP 9 - Heroic Measures

When a young boy dies in a hospital, Brenda must determine the murderer -- the boy's mother or the doctors.

S2/EP 10 - The Other Woman

An addict's death leads to a larger identity fraud conspiracy. Meanwhile, a custody hearing threatens to reveal Pope and Brenda's past relationship.

S2/EP 11 - Borderline

All the evidence points to a triple homicide, but the bodies are missing. Meanwhile, a fender bender causes a headache for Brenda.

S2/EP 12 - No Good Deed

Priority Homicide investigates a teen's death in connection to a wrongly convicted man, and Pope's wife reveals a secret to the squad.

S2/EP 13 - Overkill

The FBI's conduct is called into question when their safe house is jeopardized.

S2/EP 14 - Serving the King: Part 1

With Brenda on administrative leave, Taylor leads the squad in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, an old friend brings a new mission for Brenda.

S2/EP 15 - Serving the King: Part 2

Brenda returns to the squad to finish her investigation into the death of a Lebanese teen.

S3/EP 1 - Home Wrecker

In the middle of an investigation into the brutal murder of a family, budgets cuts threaten Provenza into early retirement.

S3/EP 2 - Grave Doubt

Priority Homicide find themselves at odds with a Catholic priest when a missing body is discovered with Provenza's card in his pocket.

S3/EP 3 - Saving Face

A funeral mishap leads Flynn and Provenza to discover an unknown body hidden in a casket.

S3/EP 4 - Ruby

When a young girl is abducted, it's a race against the clock to track, especially when the team doesn't have any leads yet.

S3/EP 5 - The Round File

A mysterious old man confesses to poisoning seven people. Meanwhile, Fritz and Brenda rush to make an offer before anyone else on their dream house.

S3/EP 6 - Dumb Luck

A personal trainer is murdered, and the only witness is an uncooperative parking attendant. Meanwhile, Brenda's a one-woman team while everyone else is undergoing anti-terrorist training.

S3/EP 7 - Four to Eight

When two members of the Catorce street gang are shot to death, the squad must solve the murders before a gang war erupts. Meanwhile, Brenda has a health scare.

S3/EP 8 - Manhunt

The deputy district attorney's wife is found dead, and Priority Homicide has to act fast before the suspected serial killer attacks again.

S3/EP 9 - Blindsided

Despite being off investigative duty, Brenda finds herself in life-threatening danger when a shooter opens fire.

S3/EP 10 - Culture Shock

A Chinese business woman's death reveals a larger conspiracy and family secrets.

S3/EP 11 - Lover's Leap

Brenda's investigation into the death of a Homeland Security employee leads to an unexpected officer in LAPD.

S3/EP 12 - Til Death Do Us: Part 1

A murder trial threatens to unravel Brenda's case and reputation unless she can find new evidence in the death of a Hollywood divorce attorney.

S3/EP 13 - Til Death Do Us: Part 2

A murder trial threatens to unravel Brenda's case and reputation unless she can find new evidence in the death of a Hollywood divorce attorney.

S3/EP 14 - Next of Kin: Part 1

Fritz decorates the house to entice buyers while Brenda investigates an armed robbery gone wrong.

S3/EP 15 - Next of Kin: Part 2

Brenda finds herself transporting a criminal in a motor home with her parents, Fritz, Flynn, and Provenza.

S4/EP 1 - Controlled Burn

A devastating fire puts Brenda at odds with a nosey reporter and an old nemesis pulling strings.

S4/EP 2 - Speed Bump

Brenda treads lightly when a murderer becomes a victim, and the suspects include the grieving family.

S4/EP 3 - Cherry Bomb

Taylor brings Brenda into his investigation when a teenager apparent suicide points to a Sheriff Department Commander's son.

S4/EP 4 - Live Wire

An undercover operation goes bad, and Brenda and Fritz vie for control of the case.

S4/EP 5 - Dial M for Provenza

Provenza's investigation into attempted murder goes perfectly... until he loses the evidence.

S4/EP 6 - Problem Child

A missing teen with a violent past disappears -- or did he run away?

S4/EP 7 - Sudden Death

When tragedy hits one of their own, Brenda finds herself juggling a murder investigation and Sanchez's behavior.

S4/EP 8 - Split Ends

Brenda's investigation into the death of a Hollywood hairdresser is interrupted by a surprise visit from her parents.

S4/EP 9 - Tijuana Brass

An hit-piece in the newspaper causes problems for the squad's investigation into a Tijuana drug cartel.

S4/EP 10 - Time Bomb

The squad races to prevent an planned attack, not knowing the suspects or the target.

S4/EP 11 - Good Faith

Brenda's parent visit just complicating Brenda's case of a reformed man murdered and made to look like suicide.

S4/EP 12 - Junk in the Trunk

A body is discovered in the trunk of a car leading an odd mystery for the squad.

S4/EP 13 - Power of Attorney

A manipulative attorney blocks Brenda from closing a sexual assault case.

S4/EP 14 - Fate Line

A discarded burner phone suggests a murder took place, but can the squad find out who died? Meanwhile, Fritz's "psychic" sister tags along to help.

S4/EP 15 - Double Blind

Brenda and Fritz are finally getting married... if they can solve their cases in time. Meanwhile, Sergeant Gabriel and Detective Daniels make a decision about their own relationship.

S5/EP 1 - Products of Discovery

The squad investigates when a family's brutal murder appears to have no motive.

S5/EP 2 - Blood Money

When a crooked executive is kidnapped, the squad suspects it's a ruse to get to his frozen assets.

S5/EP 3 - Red Tape

Sergeant Gabriel's actions are called into question by Captain Sharon Raydor who suspects he killed an unarmed man.

S5/EP 4 - Walking Back The Cat

Brenda and Fritz work together when murder investigation takes a turn into drug trafficking.

S5/EP 5 - Half Load

The squad comes up against Father Jack again when a reformed gang member is killed in what may be a gang-hit.

S5/EP 6 - Tapped Out

The murder of a "hook-up" expert is complicated by a man posing as a police officer.

S5/EP 7 - Strike Three

Captain Raydor of the Force Investigation Division returns when two officers and a young man are killed.

S5/EP 8 - Elysian Fields

When a suspected murderer is killed, Brenda must close two cases -- the cold case and the potential revenge case.

S5/EP 9 - Identity Theft

Brenda reopens a case after she believes the accused father is actually protecting his son, the real murderer.

S5/EP 10 - Smells Like Murder

A cooler with duct tape leads to a strange investigation. Meanwhile, Brenda's niece causes trouble at home.

S5/EP 11 - Maternal Instincts

A critically injured teenager is the squad's only clue into a shooting in a school parking lot.

S5/EP 12 - Waivers Of Extradition

Brenda competes with a Texas Detective to catch a serial killer.

S5/EP 13 - Life, The

The squad investigates the death of a young boy whose father and brother are both gang members. Meanwhile, Fritz surprises Brenda.

S5/EP 14 - Make Over

When one of Provenza's old cases is called into question, his partner returns to close it another way -- only he's changed.

S5/EP 15 - Dead Man's Hand

Captain Raydor asks for Brenda's help when one of her own appears to be the victim of domestic abuse. Meanwhile, Brenda discovers Fritz's secret.

S6/EP 1 - The Big Bang

The investigation into a murdered contractor is complicated by the missing murder weapon. Meanwhile, Major Crimes adjusts to a relocation.

S6/EP 2 - Help Wanted

Pope's bid for Chief of Police has implications for Brenda as Captain Raydor returns to accompany her on an investigation into a missing nanny.

S6/EP 3 - In Custody

Major Crimes steps in when an apparent suicide may be the work of the woman's addict lover. Brenda learns that Pope's promotional would have a ripple effect on her team as well.

S6/EP 4 - Layover

Provenza big date night with a flight attendant is interrupted when a dead body is found in her apartment.

S6/EP 5 - Heart Attack

When body parts of gang members are discovered, Major Crimes worries a war is about to break out. Meanwhile, Sanchez grows closer to a young ward rather than finding the boy's mother.

S6/EP 6 - Off the Hook

Major Crimes scrambles to find a victim in danger from a blocked phone call, and Pope is desperate to succeed to prove his viability as Chief.

S6/EP 7 - Jump the Gun

Major Crimes and the FBI investigation into "mastermind" bank robbers leads to one of their own. Meanwhile, Pope learns big news about his bid for Chief.

S6/EP 8 - War Zone

A military liaison officer makes it difficult for Major Crimes as they look into the murder of three soldiers returned from Afghanistan.

S6/EP 9 - Last Woman Standing

Major Crimes tracks a serial dater when an aspiring actress is murder, and Brenda contemplates withdrawing her application for Chief of Police.

S6/EP 10 - Executive Order

Brenda is teamed with another Chief of Police finalist to catch a deranged man planning an unknown attack.

S6/EP 11 - Old Money

Captain Raydor and Brenda investigate when a murder attempt is made on one of their own.

S6/EP 12 - High Crimes

The new Chief of Police tasks Major Crimes with solving robberies at several medical marijuana dispensaries.

S6/EP 13 - Living Proof: Part 1

Major Crimes is all set to leave for Christmas... until a mall stabbing halts everyone's plans.

S6/EP 14 - Living Proof: Part 2

Major Crimes races to finish their investigation before Christmas, but a family's secrets and a rising body count raise the risks.

S6/EP 15 - An Ugly Game

The arrest of an addict prompts a desperate search for a missing woman. Detective Gabriel questions Brenda's directions.

S7/EP 1 - Unknown Trouble

When a rising hip-hop star is killed, the investigation points to the record label. Meanwhile, the new Chief of Police begins his restructure of the force with direct implications on Pope and Brenda.

S7/EP 2 - Repeat Offender

Major Crimes investigates when a woman house-sitting is killed, and Brenda resents Captain Raydor's audit following a civil lawsuit.

S7/EP 3 - To Serve With Love

Flynn and Provenza's fast-money scheme backfires when a subpoena delivery turns deadly.

S7/EP 4 - Under Control

A young boy goes missing from a summer camp where Lieutenant Tao's son works. Meanwhile, Captain Raydor confronts Brenda about blocking her audit.

S7/EP 5 - Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Major Crimes looks into the supposed suicide of a pastor with hidden secrets. The civil suit heats up when everyone is served a subpoena -- except for Gabriel.

S7/EP 6 - Home Improvement

When a sex offender is found murdered, suspects include the whole neighborhood. Brenda debates hiring private counsel for the civil suit.

S7/EP 7 - A Family Affair

Major Crimes helps a fellow officer solve the murder of her daughter. Meanwhile, Captain Raydor's audit focuses on Sanchez.

S7/EP 8 - Death Warrant

Brenda's attorney deposes Major Crimes to find the leak while Brenda turns to Captain Raydor for help before an attack by the drug cartel.

S7/EP 9 - Star Turn

A young country singer's father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, and Brenda is offered a settlement.

S7/EP 10 - Fresh Pursuit

The squad investigates the shooting of a deputy sheriff, and the civil lawsuit takes a turn for the worse that threatens Brenda's career.

S7/EP 11 - Necessary Evil

The death of a high school principal leads back to a hot-head coach, and Captain Raydor debates leaving the force.

S7/EP 12 - You Have the Right to Remain Jolly

Buzz's holiday visit with his sister is interrupted when Santa dies. Meanwhile, as the federal case escalates, Brenda's attorney asks for more money or he'll withdraw.

S7/EP 13 - Relative Matters

Major Crimes helps the FBI after their informant is murdered. Brenda's parents come for a visit with surprising news.

S7/EP 14 - Road Block

A hit-and-run leads back to the upper ranks of the police force.

S7/EP 15 - Silent Partner

When a dead gang member is found with Peter Goldman's card, the federal lawsuit escalates, putting Brenda at risk.

S7/EP 16 - Hostile Witness

Brenda is determined to arrest Phillip Stroh, a suspected rapist, when another case matches his M.O. perfectly.

S7/EP 17 - Fool's Gold

Flynn and Provenza stumble onto a crime scene when Provenza's wife needs help with her wheezing dog.

S7/EP 18 - Drug Fiend

The death of a cancer doctor hits close to home as Brenda deals with her father's condition. Meanwhile, Gabriel introduces his girlfriend to the squad.

S7/EP 19 - Last Rites

Brenda and Chief Pope's friendship is jeopardized by a case involving a murdered priest. Meanwhile, Brenda's family live is forever changed.

S7/EP 20 - Armed Response

The District Attorney's office butts into Major Crime's case, and Captain Raydor discovers who the leak is.

S7/EP 21 - The Last Word

Brenda puts everything on the line as she attempts to bring Phillip Stroh to justice in a case that will change Major Crimes forever.
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