The Closer

Season 7 Episode 14

Road Block

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 19, 2011 on TNT



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kelly Meyers: It's all my fault. It's my fault that poor girl got killed. It's my fault.
      Brenda: No, no, Kelly, it's not your fault but I understand why you feel that way. I'm, I'm married to a recovering alcoholic and he'd be the first to say that addicts are great at making the rest of us feel responsible for their mistakes.
      Kelly Meyers: Your husband was an...
      Brenda: An alcoholic, yes. He is the most thoroughly decent and wonderful man I've ever known but he tells me all the time that he's just one drink away from losing it all, that he needs help staying sober.

    • Flynn: Candy bar?
      Gail Meyers: No, thank you.
      Flynn: You know, when I first quit drinking, I practically lived on these things. Your body gets used to the sugar from the booze, you know.
      Gail Meyers: Oh, when did you quit drinking?
      Flynn: Been in A.A. for 15 years now. Got down to a choice between the badge and the bottle and the badge didn't make me feel like crap when I woke up in the morning.
      Gail Meyers: Well, good for you and your Higher Power. If your body can't tolerate alcohol, you should give it up. Glad you figured it out.
      Flynn: I didn't figure anything out. I just quit drinking.

    • Brenda: (turning on the radio inside the hit and run car) Ahh, classical music station.
      Provenza: Playing Beethoven - as everyone knows, the favorite composer for nine out of 10 car thieves.
      Brenda: Convinced?
      Pope: OK, I'm willing to climb this mountain with you, but in order to get to the top, you're going to have to prove that Gail Meyers' car was not stolen, that she was behind the wheel when Gracie Ann Gates was killed and, if you're really crazy enough to try to get her on vehicular manslaughter, ...
      Brenda: I'm as nutty as a fruitcake.
      Pope: ... we're also going to have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was under the influence, without a blood analysis or a field sobriety test. How do you plan to do that?
      Fritz: One day at a time.

  • Notes

    • This episode was rated US TV-14-LV.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 26, 2011 on Super Channel 1
      Finland: May 28, 2012 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 11, 2012 on Prima LOVE
      Turkey: December 11, 2012 on CNBC-e

  • Allusions

    • City Council suspended traffic light cameras months ago.
      This is a reference to the Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Los Angeles City Council's unanimous vote to suspend its automated photo red light program.