The Closer

Season 2 Episode 1

Blue Blood

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 12, 2006 on TNT



  • Quotes

    • Pope: (into cellphone, presumably with Estelle) You could've told me about it in person. In advance. Yeah, I can't talk about this now, I'm sorry you feel that way, but we've just lost a 15-year veteran in a shootout and that's actually more important than you are at the moment. (clicks off) Leahy, is it true your men were circulating 100 flyers of some guy who was not connected to the crime?
      Leahy: I got 98 of them back, sir.
      Pope: And where is Det. Martin's partner?
      Leahy: Det. Xavier is waiting in Cmdr. Taylor's officer with the murder book and the informant packet.
      Pope: So unless you'd like to start collecting your pension tomorrow, Central had better back off and allow Priority Homicide do its job. You're dismissed.
      Brenda: Captain, I'm so sorry, but we're gonna need all of these flyers, because otherwise ...
      Pope: That's good enough for me. Ninety-eight percent is fine. Go on Captain. (Leahy leaves)
      Brenda: You understand that this is not a picture of the informant Det. Martin was working with.
      Pope: I don't want to talk about this anymore. (closes door) You left a police officer lying next to the man who shot him, and that is never done.
      Brenda: The reason I left Det. Martin lying there is that police officers are trained to fire in bursts. And Martin only put one shot into Barak. One. And the bodies were lying close together. Too close. And what was Martin doing there in the first place? Now, he and Det. Xavier were working with an undercover informant and I need to question him.
      Pope: You can't release the informant's name to law enforcement.
      Brenda: Well, how am I supposed to talk to him, Will? What if he's not just ... just waitin' by the phone?
      Pope: Why is it you can never do your job without constantly complaining about everything? The informant was guaranteed anonymity. (calms down) You can release his name to one other member of your squad and that's it. Now I've upheld your authority with the entire department looking on. But when a police officer is killed, we expect closure quickly and completely. Is that clear?
      Brenda: Yes it is. Your attitude, however, is a complete mystery.

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