The Closer

Season 5 Episode 9

Identity Theft

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 03, 2009 on TNT
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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

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  • Brenda doubts the confession of a murder two suspect when he describes how he killed the victim. Her mother Willie Ray and niece Charlie are visiting and Charlie helps Brenda Leigh exonerate the confessor and his son and Brenda Leigh gets her killer.moreless

    9.5
    A great episode in that you knew the father and son were probably not guilty but you had to figure out why and who actually did it. Of course the wife of the victim would be the most obvious but they didn't really introduce you to her except for a minute in the beginning.



    Bruce Davison is great as Russell Clark the father of James who is a schizophrenic. He was willing to go to jail to save his son from that fate. Unfortunately he did believe his son was capable of that violence. In this case he wasn't though.



    Frances Sternhagen also guest stars as Brenda Leigh's Mom Willie Ray Johnson. You can see where Brenda Leigh gets her gumption and it is also obvious who wears the pants in her mothers marriage. Is Charlie really going to stay with her Aunt? It will be fun to see if she does. Sosie Bacon guest stars as Charlie.



    I really enjoyed this episode and it was interesting how Brenda Leigh got Robin Milano played by Cynthia Watros to confess not only to murder but be able to pick up on the fact that it was premeditated. The next few episodes could be fun with Fritz and Brenda Leigh dealing with Charlie besides their usual relationship. 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

Michael Arden

Michael Arden

James Clark

Guest Star

Cynthia Watros

Cynthia Watros

Robin Milano

Guest Star

Steve Tom

Steve Tom

Judge Richwood

Guest Star

Kathe E. Mazur

Kathe E. Mazur

DDA Andrea Hobbs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Charlie, Brenda's niece, is played by Sosie Bacon, Kyra Sedgewick's daughter. Charlie's parents are Bobby (Brenda's brother) and Joyce, who are not seen in the episode.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brenda: So, James, do you remember much about the day that Dr. Milano was murdered?
      James: Oh, yes. Not only do I remember things that happened I can also remember things that didn't happen.

    • Brenda: So, James, I hear that you're fluent in three languages.
      James: One of the voices I hear speaks French. It's a little schizophrenic humor. I can make jokes, so people don't feel self-conscious about me. My father taught me that.

    • (while Brenda is answering her phone)
      Willie Ray: Your Aunt Brenda is working. And she excused herself from the table.
      Charlie: It's okay. I'm used to adults making rules for me they don't live by themselves.

    • Brenda: Mama, look, if Charlie's gonna be staying here, then murder is part of the deal.
      Willie Ray: Brenda, she is not dressed to go to work with you.
      Brenda: Fine. Why don't we let her decide? Charlie, which would you rather, museums with Grandma, or schizophrenic murder suspects with your Aunt Brenda?
      Charlie: Bye, Grandma.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: August 26, 2010 on More4
      Czech Republic: November 4, 2010 on Prima
      Canada: January 21,2011 on W Channel
      Turkey: February 3, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Finland: March 10, 2011 on MTV3
      Canada: June 18,2011

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