The Closer

Season 3 Episode 6

Dumb Luck

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 23, 2007 on TNT



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Buzz: You want me to go out there and pretend to be Lt. Tao?!
      Brenda: Yes, exactly.
      Buzz: Do I have to overexplain everything?
      Tao: Hey!

    • Brenda: Lt. Tao, I need to know what is going on with the Lewises phones and computers, please.
      Tao: Ok, starting from the beginning...
      Brenda: No no no no no. The end. Quick! Like a bunny.

    • Brenda: Do you want to know my symptoms?
      Dr. Morales: Do you have insurance?
      Brenda: Yes, I do.
      Dr. Morales: Go see your own doctor. If you end up dying, I promise to find out why.

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