The Closer

TNT (ended 2012)




Episode Guide

    • Walking Back the Cat
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Once again working with Fritz and the FBI, the team helps get to the bottom of a murder which occurred amidst a drug ring investigation. Also again, Brenda finds FBI feathers ruffled by her unorthodox methods.
    • The Round File
      Season 3 - Episode 5

      Rated: TV-14-V
      The PHD finds themselves in the middle of a Hollywood-type case when they are forced to deal with a man who claims to have murdered seven people, but who refuses to identify himself.
      Progress in Brenda's personal life comes in the form of house-hunting with Fritz.

    • Time Bomb
      Season 4 - Episode 10

      Mid-Season Finale
      Brenda's team gets a new name, the Major Crimes Division, as they try to stop terrorism which seems to have started with the death of a teen. The MCD finds that this case is way too close to home.

    • Dial M for Provenza
      Season 4 - Episode 5

      Rated: TV-14-V
      Provenza plays the role of a hit man, going undercover to get to the bottom of a murder for hire. Things quickly spiral out of control when the contract victim turns up dead and the evidence is stolen with Provenza's car. The team must act quickly to figure out what happened to save Provenza and his job.

    • Sudden Death
      Season 4 - Episode 7

      When a PHD member's loved one is shot and killed, the entire team takes it up a notch to solve the crime before the team member does.

      Meanwhile, Brenda must tame her temper when her nemesis, reporter Ricardo Ramos, accuses the PHD of working only on high-profile cases.

    • Manhunt
      Season 3 - Episode 8

      Rated: TV-14-V
      When the bodies of two women are discovered, the homicides contain the hallmarks of a well-known serial killer, who murders three times, branding his victims in the order they are killed. Now the PHD is up against the clock as the comb the beachfront in order to save another woman's life.
      Meanwhile, Brenda learns her preliminary diagnosis, which results in a surprising response from Fritz.

    • Products of Discovery
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      While investigating the homicide of an entire family, the team once again finds themselves entangled in an FBI case. They also find themselves distracted by an unusually surly Provenza.
    • No Good Deed
      Season 2 - Episode 12

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Once again, the PHD finds themselves wading through suspects in the murder of the star witness in a capital punishment case.
      When Estelle, Pope's angry ex-wife, spills the beans about Brenda to her team, Fritz begins to wonder how she really feels.

    • Red Tape
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Sgt. Gabriel comes under investigation for shooting a homicide suspect when the facts don't add up. The internal investigation gets in the way of the original murder investigation, leaving the entire team tied up in knots.
    • Half Load
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      When a reformed gang member is murdered, the case takes the team back to a familiar neighborhood where they find themselves unwelcomed. Brenda must figure out a way to solve what appears to have been a missed-mark murder and bring peace to an unstable community.
    • Overkill
      Season 2 - Episode 13

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Season Finale. Brenda and Fritz have a hard time agreeing who is in charge when an informant's wife and an FBI agent are both murdered. Brenda discovers that she and the PHD must work quickly when the leading witness in the case is scheduled to testify against a powerful mobster.
      When the killer's identity is uncovered, the PHD finds themselves under attack; an attack that takes someone down.

    • Controlled Burn
      Season 4 - Episode 1

      Rated: TV-14-V

      Season Premiere. Originally called in to assist with crowd control in a burned out Griffith Park, Brenda and the PHD switch gears and take control of a murder investigation when a woman's body is discovered amid the chaos.

      The temperature is rising in Brenda's personal life as she and Fritz get under each other's skin while living temporarily in the close quarters of an apartment.

    • Slippin'
      Season 2 - Episode 3

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Things are not as they seem when Brenda and the team investigate the accidental murders of three college students caught in the middle of a gang shootout.
      Brenda must also continue her attempts at keeping her relationship with Fritz under wraps while her mother remains in town.

    • Blood Money
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Brenda and the team are called in to investigate the questionable disappearance of a shady financial investor. The team is a mess with Daniels now in another division, Gabriel doing double duty, and Provenza with behavior more curious than usual. In the meantime, Brenda and Fritz deal with a sick Kitty.moreless
    • To Protect & To Serve
      Season 2 - Episode 5

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Brenda finds herself involved in a cover-up of her own when she helps the PHD investigate a non-priority case. Why? Because the deceased woman was found in Provenza's garage.
      Once again, the team finds themselves racing against the clock before the LAPD brass discovers what they're up to. Will Brenda be able to protect her team and their hard-earned trust?

    • Blindsided
      Season 3 - Episode 9

      Rated: TV-14-LV

      After shooting a serial killer, Brenda is removed from active duty by the department psychiatrist. Instead, Brenda must take a journalist doing a story on the LAPD on a ride-along that turns deadly when the car she is in becomes the target in a shooting. As the key witness to the incident, Brenda must solve her own case while tolerating unwanted round-the-clock police protection.

      Meanwhile, Brenda's parents come for a visit, and Fritz meets Brenda's father for the first time. But Brenda's not sure she wants to share one important piece of news with him just yet.

    • Power of Attorney
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Brenda goes toe to toe with the tricky attorney of a man suspected of a brutal rape and murder. Going a few rounds to get to the truth, Brenda dukes it out with the lawyer who is just as clever in the ring as she is. Can she hang in there and get to the truth before the final bell?moreless
    • Saving Face
      Season 3 - Episode 3

      Rated: TV-14

      The funeral of an former police colleague of Flynn and Provenza takes an unexpected turn when the casket is dropped, revealing not only their friend's body, but that of a nude, blonde woman, about whom Flynn and Provenza might know more than they realize. As Brenda investigates, she must also tangle with an irate bride who believes Brenda ruined her wedding.

      Brenda and Fritz' efforts to find a house gain momentum.

    • Split Ends
      Season 4 - Episode 8

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      In another brush with fame, Brenda and the team must investigate the movie set murder of a hairdresser.

      In the meantime, Brenda tries to get her parents out of her hair when they come to town and work her into a lather over her yet-to-be-planned wedding.

    • Dead Man's Hand
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      Captain Sharon Raydor returns and seeks Brenda's help to prove that her colleague is the victim of domestic abuse. On the home front, Fritz has had enough of being neglected by Brenda.
    • Homewrecker
      Season 3 - Episode 1

      Rated: TV-14-V
      The third season opens with a 3:00am roll-out that sends the PHD to the scene of the brutal triple murder of a couple and their preteen daughter. As the team processes the crime scene, they discovery the couple's teenaged son, Eric, still alive and on drugs in the attic. At first Eric seems to be their likely suspect but, as the investigation proceeds, the dead man's mysterious business partner, a psychologist named Dr. Reichter and his connection to Eric's father may hold the key.
      Meanwhile, a financial crisis in the LAPD forces Brenda to face the loss of a detective. At home, Fritz tires of having no place for his belongings and decides he and Brenda should get a bigger house. When Brenda resists, he finds a creative way to make his point.

    • Double Blind
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Both Brenda and Fritz's jobs threaten to interfere with their wedding when Brenda investigates a date-for-hire murder and Fritz attempts to bring down a drug kingpin. Desperately trying to keep the wedding from coming apart at the seams, Claire and Brenda's parents team up to hold it all together.
    • You Are Here
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      When a judge is murdered in Griffith Park, Brenda's investigation takes an unexpected twist. Her best witness, or perhaps her prime suspect, is his teenaged son with autism. Challenged by the boy's behaviors, but convinced he has the clue to unraveling the case, Brenda must try to understand his disability, and thereby learn what he knows. Meanwhile, she must keep his mother, and the child protective system from taking custody of the boy, limiting her access to him, and the killer.moreless
    • Mom Duty
      Season 2 - Episode 2

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      When a juror in the trial of an infamous mobster is found dead, Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division find that their involvement in solving the case may be affecting the jury's final decision.
      Complicating her personal life, Brenda faces another new challenge: a surprise visit from her mother.

    • The Life
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      When an adolescent boy is found murdered where members of the Tres Colores gang frequently spend time, the subsequent murders of two more gang members point Brenda and the team to gang warfare. Unfortunately, the evidence trail leads them in a different direction.
    • Standards and Practices
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Season Finale. An unnamed source files a grievance against Brenda in the midst of a high-profile investigation of a murdered L.A. filmmaker. With her career on the line, Brenda is skeptical of Chief Pope's intentions when he volunteers to help.
      Brenda spurns the accusation, refusing to suppress her demeanor in deference to the complaint.
      In response to the situation, the PHD team comes together to act in unison, sending shock waves through the entire department.moreless
    • Good Housekeeping
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      The murder of an adolescent girl from Mexico, found dead in the Los Angeles River, proves difficult and painful for Brenda and her team. At first, a known sex-offender seems the likely candidate, but questions arise about why the girl and her mother were brought to the US, leading the investigation in another direction. Soon, the girl's backpack suggests the girl's uncle or the family for whom the mother worked may have been involved, A search of the house suggests one of the family is the murderer, but which one? An end-run by the family, determined to protect the killer, takes Brenda to Mexico, where she must use all her resources, Fritz and Mexican law to finally bring the killer to justice. The usually cantankerous Dr. Crippen shows his softer side as he briefs Brenda following the autopsy, in a scene representative of the way in which the violent death of a child impacts the police.moreless
    • Serving the King (Part II)
      Season 2 - Episode 15

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Special Episode. Glad to be back with her team, Brenda focuses on finding a terrorist-linked suspect. Working with the CIA, who also wants their hands on this suspect, Brenda realizes that she was given false information, and wonders if she's been set up.
      To prevent herself and the PHD from falling prey to a sinister plan, Brenda must untangle a web of lies to determine who she can trust - before it's too late.

    • The Big Picture
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Brenda must fight for justice for two Russian prostitutes murdered by the illegitimate son of a Russian mafia figure whiles she overcomes the prejudices of a department who sees one dead prostitute as pretty much the same as another. As she does, she confronts her own prejudices, and discovers the justice for these women is scarce in a world dominated by men. When the FBI steps in to take over the investigation, she shows the stern stuff she's made of, using highly unorthodox methods to finally bring the murderer to an unusual form of justice. Meanwhile, Brenda's relationship with Fritz takes a new direction, as the FBI's involvement in this case hints at the challenges that will come when they must balance their work and professional lives. At the end of the episode, Brenda purchases one of the dead girl's house, and finds herself the owner of a cat she doesn't want, but who has ideas of its own.moreless
    • Maternal Instincts
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Caught in the crossfire of a shootout, two people end up dead and one remains in critical condition. Now Brenda and the team must figure out the intended crime and the intended victim in order to determine the perpetrator.

       Brenda and Fritz disagree as they continue to struggle with Charlie, and Provenza drastically alters his lifestyle.moreless
    • Dumb Luck
      Season 3 - Episode 6

      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.

    • Cherry Bomb
      Season 4 - Episode 3

      Rated: TV-14-DL
      When a girl is found dead of a suspicious suicide, the well-connected classmate previously accused of raping her immediately catches Brenda's attention. As the team digs for the truth, they uncover some disturbing skeletons in the school's closet.

    • Problem Child
      Season 4 - Episode 6

      Brenda must decide how to handle a missing teen case when the evidence brings to light his tumultuous past. The deeper the PHD gets into the case, the more sinister is becomes, making everyone wonder if the potentially murdered boy may himself be a murderer.

    • Elysian Fields
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      When a man believed to have murdered two young women is found dead in Elysian Fields, evidence points to his victims' families. Brenda and the team must then wade through the suspects to find the true killer.
    • Critical Missing
      Season 2 - Episode 8

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      When the drowned bodies of a mother and daughter are found by fishermen, Brenda and the team must determine if the apparent suicides are more than that. Following a strange coil of discoveries, the most surprising revelation that surfaces is one about the killer.

    • 'Til Death Do Us Part (Part II)
      Season 3 - Episode 13

      Rated: TV-14-L
      Still experiencing the strain of her case, Brenda finds herself under another time crunch when she must disprove a questionable alibi within 48 hours to prevent the investigation from falling flat.

      As Brenda searches for the truth in her case, she discovers some inside information that may have an unfortunate effect on her relationship with Fritz.

    • Live Wire
      Season 4 - Episode 4

      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.

    • Fantasy Date
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Rated: TV-14-LV Brenda finds herself the unexpected victim of violence against women when she investigates the murder of a congresswoman's daughter. At first, it appears the victim was engaged in sexual activity online that included an invitation to violence. But as Brenda and the team investigate the world of online solicitation of sex, they discover just how vulnerable to abuse women are, and how easily the web can be used for revenge. In the end, Brenda finds a killer bent on revenge, and saves the victim's reputation, but not without paying a terrible price herself.moreless
    • Blue Blood
      Season 2 - Episode 1

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Season Premiere. Things don't add up when an LA cop turns up dead. Brenda and her team race against the clock to get to the truth, while tension increases between the Priority Homicide Division and the Robbery-Homicide Division.
      In the meantime, Brenda's relationship with Fritz elevates to a whole new level.

    • Head Over Heels
      Season 2 - Episode 7

      Rated: TV-14-DLSV
      When a few body parts of an "adult film" star are found in a dumpster, Brenda and the team must scramble for more pieces to solve this puzzle. Once they begin putting things together, the suspect list seems to get longer.
      Adding more questions to her life, Brenda also finds herself making a potentially life-altering discovery.

    • L.A. Woman
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Brenda finds herself at odds with the FBI in a struggle to gain control of the murder investigation of a well-known businessman.

      Deciding to work in tandem, Brenda finds herself working directly with Fritz, who was assigned to the case. After discovering that the FBI has ulterior motives in the investigation, Brenda's relationship with Fritz is put under further strain.moreless
    • Tijuana Brass
      Season 4 - Episode 9

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Brenda faces a potential mess when the bodies of two south-of-the-border detectives are found dead in the back of a truck.

    • Speed Bump
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      Rated: TV-14-V
      Brenda and the team must determine if a murder was revenge or mere coincidence when a recently released murderer turns up dead, the victim of a hit-and-run.

      As usual, Brenda's personal life isn't much better: she must deal with a recently incapacitated Fritz.

    • Strike Three
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Brenda crosses paths again with Captain Raydor when a gunfight kills two police officers and a teenage boy. The subsequent rift comes crashing full force into the team's case involving a Klan-related gang.
    • The Butler Did It
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Three wealthy, spoiled and unruly children become the target of Brenda's investigation when their stepmother is murdered and the family butler seemingly commits suicide shortly thereafter. Riding heard on the trio is their family attorney, who cleans up their messes and provides them with alibis. Convinced the butler was actually murdered, Brenda sets out to discover which of the children committed the murders, and finds the real killer was someone altogether different!moreless
    • Grave Doubt
      Season 3 - Episode 2

      Rated: TV-14-L

      When Provenza's card is found on the body of a missing teenaged gang member, it appears the boy may have tried to contact Provenza about a shooting, but disappeared before he could. As a result, Brenda soon put a priest, whose life's work centers on reforming teens involved with gangs, in the middle of her investigation, and finds he has an unexpected defender: Sgt. Gabriel.

      Back at home, Brenda must now deal with her father, who knows that she and Fritz are living together.

    • Tapped Out
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      When an internet matchmaker is murdered, the team finds themselves investigating the matchmaker's early-stage television show. Adding to the craziness is a fake officer, who turns everything upside down.

      In an effort to school himself on the inner workings of Brenda's group, Pope decides to work as one of the team.moreless
    • Heroic Measures
      Season 2 - Episode 9

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      When a young boy blames himself for the death of his friend, Brenda must tread lightly to get to the bottom of the case. Complicating matters is the deceased child's mother, who offers up accusations of her own.

    • Out of Focus
      Season 2 - Episode 6

      Brenda and the team find themselves wading through a long list of suspects when a celebrity photographer takes a fatal fall from his hotel room balcony. Once the cause of death is determined, the motive points to a big time actor with something to hide.
      In the meantime, Brenda starts to feel like Fritz is behaving strangely, making her realize that superstars may not be the only ones who have secrets to keep.

    • Borderline
      Season 2 - Episode 11

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Leaving the scene of an accident to get to a multiple homicide scene, Brenda finds herself unable to drive the streets of L.A. which she worked so hard to learn.
      Once she gets to the crime scene, she and the Priority Homicide Division are faced with another challenge: the murdered bodies are nowhere to be found. In order to solve this case, they must first search for the victims before they can hunt for the killer.

    • The Other Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 10

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      The PHD must deal with a case of mistaken identity in order to get to the bottom of an investigation.
      While they're busy with the case, Brenda is involved in a different case: Pope's divorce. After being called to testify, Brenda finds that both her career and reputation are on the line.

    • Lover's Leap
      Season 3 - Episode 11

      Rated: TV-14-V
      Brenda and the FBI battle for jurisdiction over a case when a woman is found dead at the bottom of a cliff. The woman, an accountant for the Department of Homeland Security, was in Los Angeles to run an audit on the LAPD. She is found without her encrypted cell phone and laptop, making the case the FBI's but Brenda and her team want to keep the case in the PHD.

    • Waivers of Extradition
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      When a serial killer's spree crosses from Texas to California, Brenda must work with Detective Curt Landry, her Texan equivalent. The two match wits and find themselves going toe to toe as each tries to gain control of the case and the way in which they solve it.
    • Make Over
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      The conviction of a woman found guilty of poisoning a banker is overturned when a laboratory essential to proving the case comes under scrutiny. The subsequent re-trial forces Brenda to ask Provenza's former partner for help tying up loose ends. Unfortunately for the team, more scrutiny occurs when they all discover Provenza's former partner is no longer the man he used to be. The importance of the case may ruin Brenda and Fritz's planned vacation.moreless
    • Fatal Retraction
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Brenda and her team must find not only a killer, but also identify the killer's victim when a deranged, homicidal madman is set free due to mistaken identity.

      Trying to make sense of an array of complexities in this unusual case, Brenda comes across what may be another betrayal by a member of the Priority Homicide Division.

      The case takes an even darker turn when Brenda becomes the center of the psychopathic killer's attention.moreless
    • Ruby
      Season 3 - Episode 4

      Racing against the clock, Brenda and the PHD search for a missing 8-year-old girl who disappeared before making it home from school.

      While concentrating on a sex predator, Gabriel takes drastic action to solve the case, putting his career and the investigation on the line.

    • Serving the King (Part I)
      Season 2 - Episode 14

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Special Episode. Resulting from the showdown in the murder room, Brenda finds herself taking some involuntary time off. When she is asked to help a friend solve a murder that is linked to a terrorist group, Brenda works to find the killer and still keep it under wraps.
      Meanwhile, Commander Taylor jumps at the chance to break apart the PHD while Brenda is away.

    • Aftertaste
      Season 2 - Episode 4

      Rated: TV-14-DLV
      Brenda and the PHD investigate a high-profile case when a woman is brutally murdered at L.A.'s trendiest restaurant.
      On the home front, Brenda tries to keep a low profile as she closes in on her 40th birthday.

    • Fate Line
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Brenda's wedding planning is interrupted when she must investigate a possible murder, which is suggested by some disturbing text messages on a discovered cell phone. Realizing this may not be an isolated incident, Brenda and the team must hasten the search to prevent more homicides.

      Adding to Brenda's stress is Claire, Fritz's earthy sister, who believes she is psychic.moreless
    • About Face
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Brenda and the team must investigate the murder of high-profile model Heather Kingsley, who dies as a result of nicotine poisoning, applied to her scalp via her hair conditioner. Suspicion quickly falls on her movie-star husband, Dean, whose philandering ways and false claims of a pre-nuptual agreement make him the likely killer. As Brenda investigates, she is drawn into the world of celebrity beauty, where illusion is everything, and the standard high. When she undergoes a make-over to meet the Dean’s discarded lovers one-by-one, each of whom appears to have a motive to murder, Brenda realizes there may be more to this case than a man trying to get out of a marriage. At the same time, she is slowly seduced by the superficial glamour, which seems to impress her colleagues, and Fritz. As the real killer emerges, Brenda comes to the realization that she can only be who she is, and that the rest is just an illusion.moreless
    • Four to Eight
      Season 3 - Episode 7

      Rated: TV-14-LV
      Gang tensions run high when two Latino gang members are murdered. Making the PHD's case more difficult is one victim's cousin who takes on the role of vigilante when he suspects the murderer is from an African-American gang. Can the PHD solve the crime before an all-out gang war results?
      Adding to Brenda's stress are her continuing health problems.

    • Culture Shock
      Season 3 - Episode 10

      Rated: TV-14-L
      When a Chinese woman who owns a tour company escorting a group of Chinese diplomats is found murdered in one of her own tour busses, Brenda and the team must examine the woman's business practices in their search for the killer.

      Also, with Brenda back at work, it's Fritz' job to entertain her parents, and that includes a visit to Parker Center.

    • 'Til Death Do Us Part (Part I)
      Season 3 - Episode 12

      Rated: TV-14-L
      Brenda and the PHD are under the microscope while getting to the bottom of a case involving a high-profile divorce attorney who was found dead in his swimming pool.

      Brenda and Fritz are still learning to combine their lives and find trouble combining their finances when Brenda uncovers a secret that may make her think twice about moving forward.

    • Good Faith
      Season 4 - Episode 11

      Brenda and the team get involved in a seemingly simple case when the Medical Examiner believes that a suicide is actually homicide.

      Brenda's home life is complicated once again when her parents visit, this time pushing for a wedding date.

    • Next of Kin (Part I)
      Season 3 - Episode 14

      Brenda finds an opportunity to visit home when she attempts to track down a witness who disappears to Atlanta. Unfortunately, once she finds the witness, her holidays with family take on a whole new meaning.

    • Next of Kin (Part II)
      Season 3 - Episode 15

      Returning to L.A. proves to be a challenge when Brenda's witness remains hesitant, causing her to be creative.

      The fallout leaves Brenda's parents picking up the pieces while Fritz becomes buried underneath all the stress.

    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Series Premiere. A seemingly routine murder investigation by the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division is interrupted by the arrival of Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, the new head of the LAPD’s Priority Murder Squad. An outsider from Atlanta in her first week of service, Brenda has already begun to face the resistance of long-time high-ranking officers, particularly Capt. Taylor of Robbery Homicide, as well as the questionable confidence of her own squad, who have decided to request transfers en masse. Only her assistant, Sgt. Gabriel, seems willing to try to work with her.

      Determined to show them what she is capable bringing to the Squad, Brenda embarks on the investigation undeterred. Her victim is a woman killed in the home of technology genius with the secret to a multi-million dollar piece of software, found by his quiet, religious assistant. Drawing on the skills of her officers, particularly Lt. Tao’s forensic and technological talents, Brenda soon discovers her victim may be more than meets the eye. But when a former flame, Agent Fritz Howard of the FBI lends a hand, both her investigation and her private life take unexpected turns, leading her to a startling conclusion to the case. In the end she proves to the Squad she is, as billed, a closer.moreless
    • Batter Up
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      When a gay man is murdered, seemingly the latest victim of a string of hate crimes, Brenda must confront prejudices inside and out of the LAPD. But when the perpetrator of the crimes turns out to be something quite different than expected, and has an alibi for the latest murder, Brenda must dig deeper to discover if this crime is part of the string, or a crime of passion disguised as a hate crime. Meanwhile, Flynn and Taylor step up their efforts to undermine Brenda once again, but with unexpected effects, as the team begins to rally around Brenda. Provenza's quirks begin to emerge, and we meet Terrence Hynes, a County Coroner's Forensics Support worker with an odd sense of humor. On the home front, Brenda finds herself with some new charges when her (male) Kitty has kittens.moreless
    • Identity Theft
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Brenda must reopen the case of a murdered psychiatrist when the man claiming to have committed the crime gives a statement that doesn't quite match the actual events. Based on evidence of the man's acquaintance with the doctor, Brenda believes there is a cover-up and sets out to unearth the truth.

      Willie Rae throws a roadblock in her path when she pops in for a visit, which actually appears to be an attempt to dump Brenda's handful of a niece onto the newlyweds for the duration of summer break.moreless
    • Layover
      Season 6 - Episode 4

      While extraditing a prisoner on a flight, Lieutenants Flynn and Provenza connect with two flight attendants. When Provenza returns to his date's apartment, instead of romance he finds a dead body in the bathtub and lands Major Crimes in the middle of two of murders and a connection to a drug trafficking ring. The drug angle has the FBI, in the form of Fritz, trying to 'wheedle' in on the case.

      Meanwhile, Brenda makes a career decision and ends up telling Chief Pope about it.

    • Help Wanted
      Season 6 - Episode 2

      Brenda and her squad are asked to investigate the disappearance of the nanny of the Diskins, close friends of the mayor. When the nanny turns up raped and murdered, suspicion initially falls on the mayor's friends.

      Meanwhile Capt. Raydor, who is questioning Brenda in embarrassing detail about her history with Chief Pope, ostensibly as background for his application for Chief of Police, joins Brenda in the investigation shadowing her every move, but her deep interest seems unusual.

    • Show Yourself
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Brenda and the Priority Homicide Team investigate a sniper who is killing gang members in and around MacArthur Park. Offering assistance is an ex-Army colonel who believes the sniper to be his son. As an all-out gang war looms, Brenda tentatively accepts his assistance, but as her investigation progresses, Brenda's doubts about the Colonel's motives grow. With Fritz' assistance, she realizes the Colonel is not there to help, but to help his son escape. The two face off in the dark on a Los Angeles rooftop, leading to an unexpected outcome. Elsewhere in the story, Sanchez' prior service with the Rampart Division CRASH gang squad allows him to play a pivotal role in the investigation as he briefs the squad on gang activity in the area, goes undercover as a gang member and assists with interrogations. Brenda's tense relationship with Taylor seems to relax, then abruptly grows tenser when a stake-out goes wrong. Gabriel becomes increasingly loyal to her, but Flynn and Provenza continue to resist her methods, dubbing her "Miss Scarlett."moreless
    • Flashpoint
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Rated: TV-14-LV

      Brenda enters the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical research, when a drug trial for new anti-addiction medication lead to the death of one of the principal investigators. Nothing is quite as it seems as she investigates the high-powered president of the drug company sponsoring the trial, the seemingly easy-going psychiatrist and the teenaged participants in the study. Too soon, one of the teenagers falls victim to manipulation of the medication, and Brenda untangles a web of exploitation of the young victims leading to an unlikely criminal. Meanwhile, Flynn ratchets up his efforts to undermine Brenda's authority, first by going over her head to Pope, and then, when that fails, by unearthing a groundless ethics investigation Brenda faced in Atlanta. On the personal front, Brenda's relationship with Fritz heats up, much to Provenza's delight!moreless
    • Smells Like Murder
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      The team digs through several suspects that surface after a man's body is found inside an oversized box. Brenda finds the case the perfect platform to play the role of teacher to Gabriel as he prepares for his detective exam. When Brenda's niece, Charlie, gets out of hand, she and Fritz must consider ending her summer vacation with them.moreless
    • Junk in the Trunk
      Season 4 - Episode 12

      The team must work in reverse when they find the unusually decomposed body of a large man in a car trunk. Now, Brenda and the gang must solve the bulk of the mystery in order to determine the victim's cause of death.

    • War Zone
      Season 6 - Episode 8

      Brenda's investigation into the shooting of three soldiers at a club in Los Angeles just days after they returned from active duty in Afghanistan brings her up against a military man whose agenda threatens the investigation of not only the three murders, but two others recently committed at a neighborhood convenience store.

    • Old Money
      Season 6 - Episode 11

      As he is leaving an AA meeting, Lt. Flynn is attacked and badly beaten, but manages to fatally wound his attacker. Both Brenda and Capt. Raydor investigate when a death row inmate, arrested by Flynn 12 years earlier, files a serious complaint against him.

    • The Big Bang
      Season 6 - Episode 1

      Season six starts us off with the investigation into the murder of a man who loved to take pictures of star constellations from his balcony. Brenda and her squad think there maybe a connection a woman who the victim was having an affair with. There is one problem Brenda might not have anticipated; a missing murder weapon.

      Meanwhile, moving into a new, technologically state of the art office tower proves to be a challenge to the team.

    • Last Woman Standing
      Season 6 - Episode 9

      Brenda's next case has her and the team investigating the brutal murder of an actress who was dating through an online service. Unfortunately the case takes a back seat when Brenda, under the guidance of Captain Raydor, must prepare for her interview with the mayor for the Chief of Police position. While Brenda still has second thoughts about whether she'd like the job, she manages to juggle the preparation with keeping a hand in the case, which was handed over to Commander Taylor.

    • Jump the Gun
      Season 6 - Episode 7

      A familiar and non-violent gang of thieves, know as the Dear Jane Robbers, leave more questions than answers after a security guard is killed and they thieves depart in a barrage of automatic weapons fire. The most puzzling question is why this one crime did not fit their usual pattern. Brenda finds Fritz that has a wealth of information and is also showing an unusual amount interest in the crime. She and the team are shocked to discover the reason why.

      Meanwhile, Brenda and Chief Pope find out if their chances ay becoming the next Chief of Police when the short list of candidates is released.

    • Heart Attack
      Season 6 - Episode 5

      Detective Mikki Mendoza requests the help of Major Crimes when a series of savage murders suggests that a drug cartel is active in the city. When the investigation leads in a different direction, an even more disturbing scenario emerges.

      Meanwhile, Provenza lays down the law with a distracted Sanchez who continues to appear more interested in Ruben than his professional duties. This results in a more defiant Sanchez and a decision by Provenza to resolve the situation for good.

    • Executive Order
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Brenda could have trouble keeping up with two different investigations that may lead to a possible terrorist attack. Brenda has to work with the counter terrorism unit chief who is also in the running for chief of police.
    • Off the Hook
      Season 6 - Episode 6

      Sergeant Gabriel is an unwitting witness to the murder of a parole board member when he answers a misdialed call for help. Pope—ever mindful of the upcoming choice for Chief of Police—decides to take the case over from Brenda and launches Operation Swift Justice, taking over Major Crime's offices in the process. When all is said and done, Chief Pope may end up with a different outcome than he had hoped.

    • High Crimes
      Season 6 - Episode 12

      After Robbery/Homicide gets nowhere with a series of armed robberies at medical marijuana dispensaries, Chief Delk turns the investigation over to Major Crimes. The team is not sure why they are handed the case, but when the next robbery includes a murder, Chief Delk is proven right in his decision to have Major Crimes lead the investigation.

      Meanwhile, Brenda is left to consider a possible promotion.

    • In Custody
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      As the squad is busy looking into a suicide they also get into the middle of the dispute between a dying husband and his wife who is addicted to crystal meth. Meanwhile Pope is one of many applicants for the chief of police job but may not realize that Brenda may have a say in whether or not he can have the job.moreless
    • Living Proof (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 13

      Brenda, her the entire team and Captain Raydor's holiday plans change suddenly when a man is attacked by a knife-wielding assailant who is accidentally run over and killed by the police officer responding to 911 calls. The investigation takes a dramatic twist when it turns out the man's dead attacker is his estranged father.

      Meanwhile, Brenda & Fritz receive a huge surprise for Christmas from Brenda's visiting parents.

    • Unknown Trouble
      Season 7 - Episode 1

      Brenda and her squad investigate the shooting deaths of seven people at the home of rap record label owner Antwone Decker. When it turns out that one of the dead men was the label's #1 star and that he was shopping himself to other labels, suspicion immediately falls on Decker. Sergeant Gabriel, who knows two of the victims through his church, becomes incensed when the team assumes them to be gang members, a theory further supported by the find of $750,000 in the house.
      Meanwhile, Chief Delk is preparing to announce his reorganization plans and Brenda's past actions are called into question when they are the focus of a lawsuit filed against the LAPD, Major Crimes and Brenda herself.

    • To Serve with Love
      Season 7 - Episode 3

      Provenza recruits Flynn and Buzz to earn some "easy money" by serving papers for a lawyer who called him. Immediately after serving the man, who insists he's not the person they are looking for, he plummets to his death and lands on Buzz's car. When Fritz arrives on the scene, he informs everyone that the dead man was convicted of massive fraud and was awaiting sentencing. Suspicion soon falls on the dead man's wife, who had discovered that in addition to his criminal behavior, he was having an affair.

    • Living Proof (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 14

      The team has another murder victim, the first victim's sister, which stretches the case through Christmas Day and raises more questions about the involvement of Armand and Joan Marku.

      In the middle of the investigation, Brenda gets a panic phone call from her parents when their RV is robbed of all their Christmas gifts as well as its microwave.

    • Forgive Us Our Trespasses
      Season 7 - Episode 5

      The family of a prominent minister could find itself in big trouble when they withhold information from Major Crimes in the hopes of keeping the pastor's dark secret from church members.
      Meanwhile, Brenda's efforts to keep the Turell Baylor lawsuit to herself end when the entire team, except for Gabriel, is subpoenaed by the plaintiff's lawyer who disguises himself as a process server. The fact that Gabriel was the only one not subpoenaed causes tension and infighting which could get in the way of solving the case.

    • Drug Fiend
      Season 7 - Episode 18

      Major Crimes investigates the death of a beloved cancer doctor forcing Brenda to deal her feelings around her father's own struggle with cancer. Meanwhile, David Gabriel surprises everyone by arriving at the crime scene with his girlfriend, a law student who offers unsolicited advice to the investigation.

    • Fresh Pursuit
      Season 7 - Episode 10

      The team investigates the mysterious death of a Sheriff's Deputy who, with his partner, was investigation a ring of car thieves. Meanwhile, a major decision is made in the civil suit against Brenda and the L.A.P.D.

    • Last Rites
      Season 7 - Episode 19

      When a priest in found murdered, the investigation leads to an apartment leased under his name and containing many pictures of girls from the elementary school where he teaches. Brenda's heavy-handed tactics land her in hot water with not only the Church, but with Chief Pope whose orders she directly disobeys.

      Meanwhile, Brenda's parents have arrived and the treatments Clay is receiving from Dr. Parr are having a positive impact on his health.

    • Repeat Offender
      Season 7 - Episode 2

      As they are leaving Chief Delk's memorial service, the team is called to investigate the death of a young lady who was house sitting for a vacationing family. Suspicion immediately falls on one of the dead girl's professors, a man with a history of inappropriate behavior with his students. As the team digs deeper, it turns out that the robbery is one of a series and has a connection to the son of the vacationing family.
      Meanwhile, the fallout from the civil lawsuit continues as Captain Raydor is ordered to broaden her investigation and interview everyone on Brenda's team by Interim Police Chief Pope, who seems mostly interested in getting the job permanently.

    • Death Warrant
      Season 7 - Episode 8

      Brenda and Gabriel visit an inmate who tells them that he has information about a drug cartel hit that is planned for the next day, but only gives Brenda a Case Number before he is murdered in jail. Despite Chief Pope's insistence that the case be handed over to the D.A.'s office, the team continues the investigation with the help of Capt. Raydor, who finds a creative way to help out.
      Meanwhile Brenda's lawyer, Gavin Baker, re-interviews each team member in an effort to find the leak in the Division.

    • Relative Matters
      Season 7 - Episode 13

      Brenda and Fritz again find themselves at odds when the chief suspect in a local murder turns out to be a man under FBI surveillance and suspected to be the lynchpin behind a multimillion dollar interstate burglary ring. Meanwhile, Brenda's parents arrive for a brief, spontaneous visit and come bearing not only gifts but life changing news.

    • Series Finale: The Last Word
      Season 7 - Episode 21

      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.

    • A Family Affair
      Season 7 - Episode 7

      As a professional courtesy to a Detective from Phoenix, Brenda's team looks into the death of her daughter, who was working as a prostitute and was found dead in a hotel room from a heroin overdose. The mother is convinced that her daughter never did drugs and when the team digs deeper, they discover that a piece of information the Detective did not share may provide another motive for murder.
      Meanwhile, Captain Raydor continues to seek information regarding the death of Turell Baylor and when she obtains a piece of evidence critical to the investigation, Brenda is left in a position of having to make Detective Sanchez available for another interview in exchange for the evidence. In the end, a dramatic conclusion is reached.

    • Armed Response
      Season 7 - Episode 20

      The team investigates the shooting death of a decorated war veteran who was found on the street near an empty house frequented by a teenage girl and her boyfriend. Captain Raydor discovers the source of the leak in Major Crimes.

    • Home Improvement
      Season 7 - Episode 6

      The squad deals with more suspects than they know what to do with when a body found under a partially-constructed retaining wall turns out to be that of a registered sex offender.
      Meanwhile, Brenda's sticker shock over attorney fees means Fritz may have to give up some luxuries he holds dear.

    • Star Turn
      Season 7 - Episode 9

      Brenda and her team investigate what led to a father's disappearance, just as his daughter's single was about to rocket to the top of the charts. Brenda has an opportunity to make her lawsuit disappear by settling with the family who brought it against her, but the deal may not be as good as advertised.

    • Under Control
      Season 7 - Episode 4

      The potential legal trouble for Brenda escalates as Captain Raydor's interview questions about the Turell Baylor murder intensify, along with a suggestion that Brenda does not like.

      Meanwhile, the team's next case, that of a missing nine year old boy, hits very close to home for Lieutenant Tao because the missing boy goes to the summer camp where the Lieutenant's 16-year old son works. Because of the connection, he ends up as the lead investigator on the case.

    • Necessary Evil
      Season 7 - Episode 11

      The death of a high school principal who had been trying to raise test scores at his school to prevent it from being closed causes Brenda and Fritz to fight over who has control of the case because an already existing FBI investigation causes the cases to overlap.

      Meanwhile, an underappreciated Capt. Raydor continues to document Major Crimes' every move. Worn down after two months of following them around, she begins to think about her role and its value to the LAPD.

    • Road Block
      Season 7 - Episode 14

      Brenda and her team look into a hit and run accident in which a teenage girl riding her motorbike was killed by a hit and run driver. The investigation soon uncovers that the crime was committed using the Police Commissioner's wife's car, which she reported stolen.

    • An Ugly Game
      Season 6 - Episode 15

      When a crack addict is arrested on Skid Row, Commander Taylor passes the file to Major Crimes so that they will appear busy. When Brenda interviews the addict she empathizes with him, much to the frustration of David Gabriel, for whom the facts in the case, specifically a set of keys the addict threw away during his arrest, don't add up. He tries desperately to get his point across to Brenda eventually going over her head to both Chief Pope and Fritz, who shares a terrible secret from his alcoholic past to help her see what addicts can be capable of.

    • Hostile Witness
      Season 7 - Episode 16

      Brenda thinks she may finally be able to convict Philip Stroh of rape, but when her testimony in the trial of his client, George Harris, results in a mistrial and infuriates the prosecutor, she gets in even more trouble with Chief Pope. Meanwhile, Fritz helps track down Natalie Gilbert, a rape victim from three years ago, who Brenda hopes will identify Stroh as her rapist.

    • Fool's Gold
      Season 7 - Episode 17

      In Provenza's latest embarrassing situation, he tries to help his first ex-wife get her wedding ring back after she sold it to a not so reputable gold buyer and gets into more trouble than he expected.

    • Silent Partner
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      Peter Goldman's business card is found on the body of a murder victim in a car registered to Turell Baylor. The victim turns out to be a 1-10 Cripps gang member, the same gang Turell belonged to and a potential witness to his murder. As the investigation unfolds, the federal case against Brenda and the Division leak take center stage. Meanwhile Brenda turns to an unusual source for help.moreless
    • You Have the Right to Remain Jolly
      Season 7 - Episode 12

      Brenda and her team, with the help of Buzz' visiting sister Casey, must figure out who sabotaged a zip line leading to Santa Randy's death as he was making his entrance into a Christmas Village. The investigation focuses on Santa Jack McBride as well a stash of drugs and cash that were found at the Village.