The Closer

Drug Fiend

Season 7, Ep 18, Aired 7/23/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Major Crimes investigates the death of a beloved cancer doctor forcing Brenda to deal her feelings around her father's own struggle with cancer. Meanwhile, David Gabriel surprises everyone by arriving at the crime scene with his girlfriend, a law student who offers unsolicited advice to the investigation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kyra Sedgwick

    Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

  • J.K. Simmons

    Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

  • Corey Reynolds

    Detective Sgt. David Gabriel

  • Robert Gossett

    Commander Russell Taylor

  • G.W. Bailey

    Detective Lt. Louis Provenza

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Could anything else go wrong?

    By aharbell, Jul 26, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (at the crime scene)
      Brenda: You're wearing a flower.
      Gabriel: Oh, boutonniere. My grandmother pinned it on me this morning before we went to church.
      Brenda: Oh, I'm sorry that we called you away from the services.
      Provenza: Don't worry, they'll be open next Sunday too.

    • Provenza: You're dating a lawyer?
      Gabriel: Who I met in church.
      Provenza: That's supposed to make it better?

    • Capt. Raydor: You live together!
      Gabriel: Uh, well, yeah. Four days ago, we decided to combine our resources but, ah, we've been dating for about a year now. You know, felt like it was time. I haven't told my family yet. I'd actually appreciate it if you didn't tell anyone around here knowing what people think about lawyers.
      Capt. Raydor: Married one myself.
      Gabriel: Really?
      Capt. Raydor: Well, technically he was a lawyer. First he passed the bar, then he spent the next 10 years drinking at one 'til he gave that up for gambling.
      Gabriel: So, what, are you divorced?
      Capt. Raydor: Separated - for 20 years. It's all very Catholic.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was rated US TV-14-LV.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: July 25, 2012 on Super Channel 1 / Super Channel 1 HD
      Finland: September 24, 2012 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 17, 2012 on Prima LOVE
      Turkey: January 8, 2013 on CNBC-e

    Trivia (2)

    • Much ado is made over Dr. Parr not releasing the names of patients seen by the practice on the day of the murder. Ann Mason cites the federal government's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to bolster Dr. Parr's refusal. In point of fact, HIPAA allows release of identifying information to police -- name, birth date, social security number and physical description among others -- for purposes of investigation. By claiming the patients present as suspects or material witnesses, Brenda could have done an end run around both of them with one of her patented creative truths.

    • We learn that Capt. Raydor married a lawyer who became a drunk and a gambler and has been separated from him for 20 years.

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