The Closer

Season 5 Episode 5

Half Load

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 06, 2009 on TNT
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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.

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  • A random shooting of an ex-con who had turned his life around creates trouble for the Chief and her squad. The area is gang central with four different gangs operating. With no motive to work and a close lipped public it is hard to find any suspects.moreless

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    Another wonderful episode of The Closer. Sometimes it's a matter of trust and reaching out to get the answers you need. It seems that the police and the people in the neighborhood had both lost all hope. So no one is willing to stick their necks out.



    The turning point here was when they listened to the 911 call and got the young man to come in to talk. As the Chief said, "she feels bad lying to the boy", but if they can't get people to work with them how are they going to get suspects and eventually catch the perpetrators. Major information in the case was picked up. They managed to really find the men responsible by doing some really good investigative work. The casings were found, they found the gun and the man who shot it, and then they found the two men who caused the crime. It was brilliant how Brenda Leigh got the two gang members to confess and sign their confessions. The man who accidentally shot him (Don Franklin) was great as the distraught man who didn't mean to kill anyone. Nice acting job. It was a little sappy at the end with everyone painting but sometimes that's what people need and it left you with a good felling. I really like the many police characters and the supporting cast including the criminals do an excellent job. The production values are good and the writing superb. All wrapped in a very nice package. Thanks for reading...moreless
J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

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

Michael Paul Chan

Michael Paul Chan

Lt. Michael Tao

Deborah Lacey

Deborah Lacey

Mrs. Gray

Guest Star

Don Franklin

Don Franklin

Kelvin Blake

Guest Star

Jeremy Ray Valdez

Jeremy Ray Valdez

Tommy Martinez

Guest Star

Stephen Martines

Stephen Martines

Ricardo Ramos

Recurring Role

Jonathan Del Arco

Jonathan Del Arco

Dr. Morales

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Mark Rolston reprises his role as Father Jack in this episode. Rolston first appeared in the season 3 episode "Grave Doubts".

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Father Jack: God's grand design. That's a little bit over my head. But I don't believe in random.
      Brenda: But there was no motive in Reggie's death. And-and where there's no motive, there's no meaning.
      Father Jack: You only think there's no meaning 'cause you're looking for it. But meaning isn't something you find, Chief Johnson, it's something you give.

    • Brenda: You want me to share information with civilians?
      Gabriel: Yes!
      Brenda: Absolutely not! I'm not doing that ever!
      Dr. Morales: Just as well really.
      Brenda: Why's that?
      Dr. Morales: You don't have any information to share.

    • Buzz: I applied for this federal grant to upgrade our surveillance system and I think I got it but I need help translating this letter.
      Tao: What language is it in?
      Buzz: Government.

    • Sanchez: It's gang central LA, chief. There's big overlap out there. There's black, brown, and a little white. There's 3 regular gangs, and one made up of all the gang rejects. It's what we call affirmative action gangsters.

    • Flynn: Fr. Jack over there says that the victim, Reggie Grey, who's still on parole by the way, is some kind of like ex-con turned saint.
      Gabriel: Actually what the Father said was that he had no known enemies and was well liked in the community, Lieutenant.

    • Brenda: Well if there's one thing you've taught me Ricardo, it's don't believe everything you read.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Half Load Means a bullet doesn't have enough power (primer) to hit a target.

    • Provenza: (reading Buzz's grant acceptance letter) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

      The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the stimulus bill, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. This law provides $787 billion to things like tax relief, unemployment benefits, social welfare, and spending to improve things like education, health care, infrastructure and energy.

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