The Closer

Series Finale: The Last Word

Season 7, Ep 21, Aired 8/13/12
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  • Episode Description
  • When a young man calls 911 to report seeing someone being buried in Griffith Park, police find not only her remains, but those of several other women who were kills as far back as two years ago. Brenda immediately suspects Philip Stroh and, despite departmental restrictions, sets out to finally tie him to the murders. Meanwhile, the witness who called 911 makes Brenda look at her life and future.

  • 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 (4)
  • Best Goodbye

    By Sunshine23, Sep 19, 2012

  • Perfect ending!

    By Addic7ed, Aug 16, 2012

  • Kudos, I couldnt have asked for a better Goodbye to Brenda

    By tryptz, Aug 14, 2012

  • I want to see

    By TDekkerFan08, Aug 13, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Brenda: Hello there, Rusty, I'm Deputy Chief Johnson. The LAPD just want to protect you from a very bad man.
      Rusty Beck: Bad men are how I make a living. I hang out where all the bad men go. Bad men like to talk to me, and it doesn't hurt anybody to listen.
      Brenda: Not so sure about that.

    • Brenda: And this boy (Rusty), there's something he said.
      Fritz: What?
      Brenda: Gonna be surprised.
      Fritz: Why?
      Brenda: Made me think about my life.
      Fritz: I'm surprised.
      Brenda: Told you!
      Fritz: (Fritz sits down next to her) What did Rusty say?
      Brenda: Am, he said that ah, bad men were how he made a living and it doesn't hurt to just listen to them and that, am, his mother was gone and she wasn't coming back. And, am, I started to think about how sad that story was and then I realized that's me.
      Fritz: You make your living listening to bad people and your mother's gone.
      Brenda: (fighting back tears) And she's never coming back. But Stroh is; that's what I have to look forward to - Stroh coming back.
      Fritz: Where?
      Brenda: Where the bad men go.

    • Capt. Raydor: While Stroh is a person of interest, I will sign off on Chief Johnson's investigation to cover the L.A.P.D.'s liability issues. Pope: I can live with that. Chief Johnson? Brenda: I came here to arrange surveillance of the suspect, not me. This is what comes of settling lawsuits putting my name on a special order. We have to worry more about what the suspect will do to us than what we're gonna do to the suspect. Didn't think of that, did you?

    Notes (2)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: August 15, 2012 on Super Channel 1 / Super Channel 1 HD
      Finland: October 15, 2012 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 20, 2012 on Prima LOVE
      Turkey: January 29, 2013 on CNBC-e

    Trivia (2)

    • Chief Johnson leaves the LAPD to work for the District Attorney as an investigator and takes Sgt. David Gabriel with her.

    • "Looks like Love" were the first words spoken by Brenda in the series Pilot. They were also the final words spoken by Brenda in the series finale.

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