The Closer

Season 2 Episode 12

No Good Deed

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 28, 2006 on TNT
9.2
out of 10
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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.

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  • ...goes unpunished

    9.0
    So my favorite version of this saying is that no good deed goes unpunished. It is that best intentions thing. One thing that people (like the priest) tend to forget about murders is that the goods can be charismatic people. How many times have you seen the news interview the neighbors of a killer only to hear “He wasn’t that kind of person, we never would have suspected him.” Give a guy like that a whole lot of free time in jail and he is going to work the system over to try to get out. Pope’s ex is one crazy lady, glad that Taylor was forced to stand up for her.moreless
  • Great story line.I felt bad for Chief Johnson when Pope's ex-wife came in there and unloaded.But the whole episode was just great.

    10
    Definitley another Great episode.It was funny Chief Johnson not being able to function without her purse I'm sure all woman can relate to that.The case was sad that boy being so young and getting shot and the only crime he commited was liking that girl and wanting to please her.And then the young girl had to sit there and listen to all the ugly things that guy had to say about her.Poor Chief Johnson when Pope's ex-wife came in there and said all those things about Chief Johnson I wanted to cry because Chief Johnson was so distraught.I can hardly wait for the next episode.And I truly hate that the season for The Closer is almost over I am truly,truly looking forward to next year.moreless
  • Series classic with good writing and acting!

    10
    This again where the case takes backseat to the personal

    Troubled life of Chief Brenda. As Estelle, the bitter ex

    Wife to Fritz, comes in and makes a lot of accusations

    About Brenda. Just as she slowly but surely has tried to

    Gain the respect of her colleagues and coupled with her personal life start a relationship with her FBI boyfriend.

    Now things seem now to go downhill from here!
  • Curtis: "Go to hell!" Brenda: "You, first."

    9.5
    We got the ultimate confrontation between Brenda and Estelle today, as Estelle barged into the investigation room and, with every member of Brenda’s division present, shouted at Brenda for having a past affair with Pope and accused her of having a current one.





    Estelle's accusations obviously had a big affect on Brenda; she's never appeared so aghast and shocked before. I really felt bad for Brenda. The scene was a nail biter, as after Brenda spent so much time gaining her squad's respect, there was a big possibility she might loose it again. Which brings me to her squad. I was proud of Provenza for shutting Flynn up; Provenza could clearly tell how hurt and embarrassed Brenda was about the situation. Brenda really has proven herself to the squad that she has the chops to lead them, and it has now been confirmed that members of the PHD have the utmost respect for her. Even though Gabriel, Danielle, Tao and the rest of the squad probably wanted to know the juicy details, they didn't pester Brenda, or give her grief, about her past mistake. (I think Flynn truly does respect her; he was just having a natural human curiosity today.)





    I really liked the case this week (even though I'm starting to get tired of the formulaic way Brenda keeps solving the cases through a personnel experience). The general theme throughout this episode was that love hurts. Kendall used Carl's crush to her advantage, and manipulated him into lying about the robbery. It was then almost karmic how it turned out that Kendall was being used as well by her heartthrob, convict Gerald Curtis. The way Curtis callously made Kendall believe he was in love with her was still cruel, and Kendall’s heart-broken tears were very affective.



    Final Rating: Very close to 4 stars, and excellent episode.



    Next Week: A season finale with gunshots in the interrogation room; I can't wait.



    - Tim Bronx

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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

Jon Tenney

Jon Tenney

FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard

Chris Conner

Chris Conner

Father Watson

Guest Star

Keir O'Donnell

Keir O'Donnell

Gerald Curtis

Guest Star

Shannon O'Hurley

Shannon O'Hurley

Estelle Pope

Guest Star

James Patrick Stuart

James Patrick Stuart

Deputy District Attorney Martin Garnett

Recurring Role

Phillip P. Keene

Phillip P. Keene

Buzz Watson

Recurring Role

Conan McCarty

Conan McCarty

Detective Ross

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Brenda: Listen, ah, do you think the two of you could look for my purse? It's big and black...
      Flynn: Trust us, we know what your purse looks like.
      Brenda: Please see if you can find it. I am losing my ability to function.

    • Detective Ross: And when it comes to that Carl Nelson kid, well...summers in L.A., we got more stray bullets than we do rain.
      Provenza: Are you suggesting that four bullets strayed into Carl Nelson's chest?

    • Pope: Who exactly knew that Carl was coming forward with this information?
      DA Garnett: Me, Gerald Curtis's new defense team, Carl, of course his dad, Father Watson, Father Watson's class, members of Carl's church and probably even Curtis himself.
      Brenda: In other words, the entire state of California.

    • Brenda: I don't know what you want me to do. I mean, can't help how Pope feels ...
      Fritz: See, that's why I'm mad, Brenda. Because you can help how Pope feels. By being absolutely clear with him. I'll show you how it's done, all right? I will be clear about how I feel. I love you, Brenda. I love you. How is that for clarity?

    • Flynn: I'll tell you why it matters. Because if Pope pulled her into our department because she's his ex ... I mean come on! How does that look?
      Provenza: I don't give a flying ... you-know-what. It's nobody's business what she did with Pope then or now. I mean, even if she has fooled around with him, who does a better job around here? You? I don't want to hear another word about it. And neither does Tao or Buzz, do you guys?
      Flynn: OK, guys. But you don't think Taylor's gonna have a field day with this? I mean, it's bad. And if she's bangin' the boss, I wanna know.

    • Jerry: I said "Go to Hell!"
      Brenda: You first!

    • Brenda's Note to Fritz: Fritz, I LOVE YOU TOO. P.S. Please cancel all my credit cards today.

    • (Pope has just told Brenda he has full custody of his kids)
      Pope: I'll find a more appropriate way to thank you later.
      Brenda: No. That won't be necessary. It'll be my good deed for the year.

    • Taylor: There is nothing substantive to the terrible things that were said about Chief Johnson. And I'm also supposed to remind everyone that there is a big blue line at the door of this building and Estelle Pope crossed over it. And I hope we all know how to behave when one of our own is falsely accused.
      Brenda: Thank you, Commander, for that spontaneous defense of my honor.

    • Priest: I wonder, Miss Johnson, do you believe in God?
      Brenda: Right now I believe in God a whole lot more than I believe you.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: June 26, 2007 on Prima

    • Brenda's cell phone ring tone is "Für Elise" (German: "For Elise"), by Ludwig van Beethoven. This is the popular name of the Bagatelle in A Minor, a famous piece of music for solo piano.

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