The Closer

Dumb Luck

Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 7/23/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Brenda and the PHD investigate the murder of a personal trainer in a restaurant parking lot. Their prime suspect is the possessive, short-tempered husband of the woman with whom the victim was involved. Complicating the investigation: their only witness is the restaurant's frightened parking valet, who has OCD. . At the same time, Pope's budget constraints means the PHD must complete anti-terrorism training in order to receive additional funding from the federal government. This makes work a challenge when they must all don haz-mat suits and simulate an emergency drill.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • J.K. Simmons

    Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

  • Lisa Arturo

    Tiffany Lewis

  • Robert Clendenin

    Terrence Hynes

  • Kyra Sedgwick

  • Corey Reynolds

    Sgt. David Gabriel

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • I loved Buzz pretending to be Tao!

    By Slayergirlkal, Aug 02, 2007

  • Very good show!

    By JPPT1974, Jul 31, 2007

  • nicee.

    By HaveSumFaith, Jul 27, 2007

  • Comedy chaos reigns which is good time for all.

    By SWERJ321, Jul 25, 2007

  • PHD and Bomb Squad...

    By xblvr, Jul 25, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Tiffany: This is a tapestry of justice, that's what it is. A complete tapestry.

    • Pope: What are you doin'? Brenda: I'm dizzy and my heart's poundin'. It only happens when I get really really mad!

    • Brenda: Detective Sanchez! Use your inside voice.

    • Tiffany: I didn't mean to start having an affair. It just happened, and then it kept happening. I think it's because guys just want to have sex with me. Dammit.

    • Provenza: Did you valet your car? Tiffany: No, the last time I valeted my car, the driver stole all my pot.

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    Notes (2)

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

    • International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: October 13, 2008 on TV Prima
      Finland: October 29, 2009 on MTV3
      Canada (French Language): October 10, 2008

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: When Brenda is lying in between cars in the parking lot, her purse is clearly on her right side. When Gabriel helps her up, she grabs his hand with her left hand. However, when the camera angle is under the car, she is clearly being helped up with her right hand and clearly grabs her purse with her left hand.

      Edit to add: It seems that the closeup shots of Brenda lying on the ground have been flipped, like a mirror image, as the mole on Kyra Sedgwick's left cheek is on her right cheek in these shots. This lead to the continuity errors with the other camera angles in this scene.

    • Kenny, the parking valet, was described as having Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive, ritualistic actions (compulsions.) Ritualistic behaviors such as counting, handwashing, or repetitive performance of a task are generally believed to prevent the thoughts from occurring; inability to do so generally results in increased anxiety. Meticulous behavior, such as Lt. Tao's is often mistaken for OCD.

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