The Closer

Live Wire

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 8/4/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Rated: TV-14-LV Brenda again tangles with Times reporter Ricardo Ramos when he manages to scoop the murder of a man wearing a hidden wire. Adding another twist to the case, the victim was investigating a drug ring which blurs the line of jurisdiction between Brenda's PHD and Fritz's FBI.

  • Cast & Crew
  • J.K. Simmons

    Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

  • Ronald D. Chong

  • Stephen Martines

    Ricardo Ramos

  • Kyra Sedgwick

    Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

  • Michael Weiss

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Brenda and the team investigate the death of a real estate agent who was wearing a wire. They're old reporter friend Ramos was the one who found the body, and the team suspects the dead man may be another officer.

    By breezy2281, Aug 05, 2008

  • Wow. I mean really. Wow.

    By tjaman, Aug 05, 2008

  • LT Provenza, Brenda, Chan and The Reporter helped break the case. Lt Provenza stayed with the minor details leading that Led to the Major Reveals.

    By jlovesice2006, Aug 05, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Ramos: You really want the killer to know that you've got him on tape? Brenda and Pope: (in unison) No comment.

    • Sanchez: (after finding the victim's computer with the wire recording) You gentlemen up for a movie?

    • Provenza: I'm telling you, this is the dumbest snipe hunt Chief has ever sent us on! I'm out here pounding the pavement like some da** rookie! Flynn: Whatsa matter, your Medicare shoes don't like to walk uphill? Provenza: (waving a finger at Flynn) One of 'em's about to walk up your a**! Now, don't you worry 'bout my shoes, Flynn, you just worry 'bout the fact that we are never gonna find this car... Flynn: Oh, yeah? We're gonna find that car...(Flynn and Provenza start to squabble) Sanchez: Lieutenants! There's only one more building inside the mile radius. If it's not here, then it's gotta be at the last one. (Flynn holds the victim's car key underneath his jaw with his mouth open) Provenza: What in the he** are you doin?! Flynn: I'm using my head as an antenna. (holds the key out to Sanchez) You wanna try? Sanchez: Uh, no, thank you. Flynn: (repositioning the key under his jaw) Now, I read this on the internet. It increases the range by 100 feet. Sanchez: I don't care. (The car alarm to the victim's car goes off above them) Flynn: Hah!

    • Provenza: Ladies and gentlemen, once again I must ask you to hold your applause. Drumroll, please. (Lt. Flynn drums on his desk) The victim's name is...Benjamin Masters. The company that makes his shoes gave me his name, his credit card number and his ship-to address: La Brea Realty, Thousand Oaks, I'm calling now. (imitating Brenda's accent) Thank yew. Gabriel: Now, why would a real estate agent be wearing a wire? Taylor: Well, could be a Fed sting on mortgage lenders... Brenda: Are we sure that the victim didn't just steal Mr. Masters' shoes? I hate to notify his next of kin based on his footwear...

    • Brenda: (Discussing the wire) Is it one of ours? Buzz: Well, that's hard to tell. I mean, you can buy this at any electronics store, but this one looks brand new. Lt. Flynn: Well, there's your answer. If it's new, it can't be LAPD's.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates: Turkey: October 1, 2009 on CNBC-e Finland: January 28, 2010 on MTV3 Czech Republic: October 6, 2010 on Prima

    Trivia (1)

    • Pope mentions Ramos previously interfering with investigations. In the season opener, Controlled Burn, Ramos called Bill Croelick's lawyer in an effort to speak with Croelick and scoop the story.

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