The Closer

Season 7 Episode 17

Fool's Gold

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 16, 2012 on TNT
out of 10
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Episode Summary


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.

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  • I can' t disagree

    The last two shows (the first show really sucked!) were not the finest hour for the closer. I'm disappointed the writers could not do a better job. If you look at the trailers for the new show you can assume who the leak is. Again, it's too late because the episodes have probably been shot; however, please let the show end with some class.
  • Fools' writing...

    Man, was this bad.

    And I say that as a fan of the show of many years.

    While we could have had a fast-moving, story-arc-stirring ep, we instead got an unfunny filler. This close to the end? Really?

    Gold reminded me of the "funny" episodes of Monk. Impossible to take the main character seriously because of all the "humor" about.

    The yardsticks for cop humor are Barney Miller and Hill Street, and the Gold episode of The Closer... not even close.

    For me, this will be like the "Across The Sea" episode of Lost. It won't ruin what's good about the series, but, especially given the episode's timing, will surely diminish it.moreless
  • Clouseau

    Reg Rogers was hilarious as Jerry Cooper. He could pull off an Inspector Clouseau for an SNL skit.
  • Lamest The Closer

    I too have watched every episode of The Closer But since after the break the episodes to put mildly have sucked!!! Big time too. I have never rated any episode less than an 8.5 this could have been a 4.5!

    The acting was purile, the plot cringeworthy and certainly unworthy of The Closer ( I have not really liked the Flynn and Provenza ham acts ,yawn)

    Please leave us with great memories of this series You are spoiling it with these crappy shitty crap you trying to feed your loyal fans. This is the Worst Episode of The Closer I have Ever Watched!! The 6 rating is for old time sakemoreless
  • Fools Gold

    You've got to be kidding me. We haven't missed a single episode for years...until tonight. I walked out in the middle of it. Fool's Gold is was well named because it is not even close to the real Closer we had enjoyed all these years. I had just recommended the final season to a friend and texted him not to watch it. Is this how you reward your loyal viewers with your final series? It was unwatchable. I walked away in the middle of it. Is this the "new direction" of the upcoming spin off? If so, count me out. Awful. Are you Risolli and Isle'ing us?moreless
Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

Detective Sgt. David Gabriel

Robert Gossett

Robert Gossett

Commander Russell Taylor

G.W. Bailey

G.W. Bailey

Detective Lt. Louis Provenza

Tony Denison

Tony Denison

Detective Lt. Andy Flynn

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Flynn: Liz, the department owes you a thank you for all you've done.
      Liz: You're welcome, Andy. Oh, and if you ever want to just vent, we all get together every couple of months.
      Flynn: Who's we?
      Liz: Louie's other wives. We think of you as the fifth.

    • Brenda: I can't believe I had to beg Pope to investigate this murder with you.
      Capt. Raydor: It's hard being close to people you work with. It's always hard. You've got to be patient with people who drive you crazy. I find that good relationships sometimes depend on what you're willing to overlook.

    • Provenza: Liz, please. God, don't start an argument here. We finally found an arrangement that makes our relationship very strong.
      Liz: What are you talking about? We barely see each other.
      Provenza: That's the arrangement.

    • Flynn: (about his ex-wife's calls) Your cellphone's been ringing all day. Why don't you pick it up?
      Provenza: 'Cause I know who's calling, and I don't want to talk to her.
      Flynn: Yeah, but what if it's an emergency?
      Provenza: Then she ought to call 911, not me.

  • NOTES (2)