The Closer

Season 7 Episode 11

Necessary Evil

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 28, 2011 on TNT
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Episode Summary

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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • That was Intense!

    8.5
    We get the shows a week late in Canada and only on a specialty (i.e. extra $$) channel. I felt Editor's Obligation to subscribe :) and have been looking forward to resumption of Season 7.Based on the final scene, one would think that the source of the leak has been narrowed down to two (or three) people although the concluding scene suggests that it's one of two. Then again, I doubt that the writers would make it that obvious. The show has had spectacular writing (and acting and production) from Day 1 so I'm guessing there's an "I didn't see that coming moment" or three yet to come.The case itself can't help but evoke strong emotions given the horrific events that have come to light at Penn State and Syracuse Universities. I know the show was filmed and scheduled long before and of this surfaced, but the timing is nonetheless noteworthy.moreless
  • Hmmm...maybe I was wrong....

    9.5
    I'm not going to go into the plot on this. I've said on the forums before that I could never ever get into Rader as a regular cast member and all she did as a character was piss me off week after week. Then when we went through the "final episode" / "spin-off" thing after the "break", I couldn't see myself watching a spinoff with Rader in charge of the PHU ... EVER !!! Now we have some more episodes before the REAL final (with Brenda Lee) and I finally see another side to Rader. Have to watch to the last second to catch it though. If was a poker hand I lost, would have told the writers/producers..... Well Played. (and hidden)....

    - Toro

    PS...I recorded this one...maybe I'll write the detailed espisode thing if it doesn't show up in next day or two.moreless
J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

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

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Coach Richard Carr

Guest Star

Derek Webster

Derek Webster

Principal John Milton Reed

Guest Star

Tahmus Rounds

Tahmus Rounds

Terrence Miller

Guest Star

Ransford Doherty

Ransford Doherty

Coroner's Investigator Kendall

Recurring Role

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Peter Goldman

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Raydor: Captain Sharon Raydor. Good evening, Officer. I need to know what time this log was started and the name of the first supervisor on the scene.
      Provenza: That would be me.
      Raydor: Lieutenant Provenza.
      Provenza: And my arrival time's in the log.
      Flynn: And I got here a minute after he did.
      Raydor: Lieutenant Flynn, that would put you here at 9:43 P.M., half an hour after the crime was reported.
      Flynn: That's well within the required response time.
      Raydor: Oh, that wasn't a criticism Lieutenant, just keep your eye on the ball everyone and ignore me like you usually do.

    • (on Principal John Reed)
      Coach Carr: Points? No, he had no points. Do you know what it's like to have someone standing over your shoulder day and night looking for that one thing that could get you fired?
      Brenda: A little, yes.

    • Raydor: As good as Coach Carr's intentions are, his actions were illegal.
      Brenda: Or you could say that the challenges he faced at work forced him to look for unorthodox solutions. And now for going above and beyond the call of duty he'll probably lose his job.
      Raydor: Well, maybe it's time for him to move on.
      Brenda: I don't know. He seemed to be doing important work, even if it wasn't fully appreciated by his boss and fellow teachers. There's something about that I find admirable.
      Raydor: Me too.

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