The Closer

Season 3 Episode 3

Saving Face

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 02, 2007 on TNT
9.1
out of 10
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235 votes
5

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Rated: TV-14

The funeral of an former police colleague of Flynn and Provenza takes an unexpected turn when the casket is dropped, revealing not only their friend's body, but that of a nude, blonde woman, about whom Flynn and Provenza might know more than they realize. As Brenda investigates, she must also tangle with an irate bride who believes Brenda ruined her wedding.

Brenda and Fritz' efforts to find a house gain momentum.

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  • Brenda gets beat up by a bride and Flynn and Provenza in trouble, once again.

    9.5
    Provenza loses his hold on the casket of an ex-police officer and it goes rolling down stairs, pops open and not only is the police officer's body in there, but also that of a woman. Instead of making an immediate crime scene, Flynn and Provenza decide to bury the coffin with just the police officer inside then bring it back to the church so the investigation into the death of the woman can commence. Brenda has other ideas and interrupts the burial and immediately orders Flynn and Provenza to get the body and coffin back to the church. While investigating at the church, Brenda gets beat up by a bride who's wedding is put on hold because of the murder investigation. The bride and her dad want to sue, but everything was caught on tape and they have no leg to stand on. Brenda has a legitimate case of police brutality and other counts. They use the breast implants in the dead woman's body to find out her identity. It turns out she was linked to the dead police officer. Brenda and her team find out the plastic surgeon killed her because she was going to reveal his secrets. And since he had access to the funeral home, he dumped her body there. And Fritz and Brenda are still trying to find a house. Brenda just never seems to find the time to look at anything. Maybe one day she will.



    I loved this episode because it combined everything I love about this series, the drama and the comedy. Every week they throw something at us unexpected.moreless
  • My first episode of The Closer

    9.6
    This is the only episode of The Closer that I have watched so far and I can honestly say that I liked it. The episode was incredible and great because I've never seen the show before and I could understand what was going on.



    I loved the bride!! It was great to see Brenda holding back when you knew that she could have beat the crap out of the spoiled brat bride. I loved that in the end they confiscated the photos from her plastic surgeon when he was arrested for murdering Sue and they kind of black mailed her into giving up on the lawsuit. It was ridiculous that they were gonna sue the LAPD like that. It was something that only a spoiled brat from a rich family would try.



    The blonde coming out of Ray’s casket during the funeral was incredibly creepy. I loved how Flynn and Provenza were trying to get the funeral to just carry on and Tao went and called Johnson. It was great! I loved Pope when he told Brenda that she was the most downloaded fully clothed woman on the internet after the incident at the church.



    Brenda changing her lipstick was funny!! I loved Fritz telling her that he loved her lips while she was trying every different lipstick imaginable. This was an amazing episode and it’s got me hooked on The Closer now!moreless
  • Exciting, funny, and maybe a little strange!

    10
    When i saw the trailer for this episode, I was waiting all week to see it. A coffin rolling down stairs, two bodies falling out a casket when only one is supposed to be in it, a crazied bride determined to get married almost ruining a crime scene and beating on Brenda with flowers, a funeral ruined, I love those kinds of episodes. I was laughing through most of it. A whole wedding, party of too many to count, arrested and complaining. The most downloaded woman on youtube, that was funny. Just like always though, Brenda solved the case and managed to get a lawsuit, which they would've won anyway, dropped. I'm glad I missed RAW to watch this. One of my favorite episodes of this show.moreless
  • Instantly Hooked!

    9.0
    Just recently today (July 4th by the way) watched The Closer for the first time ever, which happened to be "Saving Face" on On Demand I was instantly hooked. It had a crime, laugh out loud moments and a great development for a key couple (Fritz/Brenda).



    Simply the episode starts at a wake for I'm guessing one of Detective Lt. Provenza's dearest friends, but as they prepare to carry the casket to the grave site Provenza mistakenly lets go do to the heaviness of the casket. Causing the weight to be uneven which leads to the casket falling from everyones hands and rolling down the steps. Hitting the last step the casket opens to roll out a Jane Doe wrapped in a yellow blanket. Sure it may sound unoriginal but wait till the Bride that's suppose the get married next. I instantly wanted to laugh out loud when the Bride knocks Brenda, now that was a great way to be hooked into The Closer lol. I won't give away anymore cause you have to see it to like it, I can't just describe it but I've leave with saying this they all got cake to eat during interrogation's of the suspects for the murder though. Oh yea Brenda also gets acknowledgment on her unflattering sense of lipstick and fashion along with her her large breast, which was pretty unnecessary but was hilarious and sorta helped move along the Fritz/Brenda relationship which was pretty cute.



    This is a great example of why The Closer is a ratings winner for TNT a defiant must watch for Closer fans and not but do want to see what's with all the commotion. So in my book I'm giving it a 9 out of 10 for reasons stated above and for why not 10 out of 10, I just some parts needed or could have benefited with a little more originality.moreless
  • youtube...

    9.5
    Well there wasn’t much contact with Gabriel and Brenda in this episode so it is hard to know if things are better between them. Once again Flynn and Provenza are in trouble – as they are the pallbearers in a fellow officer’s funeral, the casket is heavier then they expected and they drop it down the stairs, out pops the body and another of a skinny blonde with big boobs. Good thing that her implants have serial numbers, that leads them to the doctor who placed them, and also the man who killer her. Funny pop culture reference of being the number one video on you tube. Also funny was Brenda asking Daniels about her lipstick, if it looks good, and Daniels saying ‘are you asking me as a friend or as the chief’ because we all know that will be two different answers.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

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

Robin Thomas

Robin Thomas

Michael Morgan

Guest Star

David Shatraw

David Shatraw

Dr. Jonathan Stone

Guest Star

Lawrence Monoson

Lawrence Monoson

Scott Hauser

Guest Star

James Avery (I)

James Avery (I)

Dr. Crippen, Medical Examiner

Recurring Role

Phillip P. Keene

Phillip P. Keene

Buzz Watson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Eckhart: That casket left my funeral parlor with one body in it, only one. I swear.
      Brenda: And how can you be sure of that, sir?
      Eckhart: Because at Sheffield & Eckhart, I'm what's known as the closer.
      (Brenda and Gabriel look at each other)
      Brenda: 'Scuse me?
      Eckhart: I'm the last person to view the body. And then I close the coffin. Tight.

    • Michael Morgan: Who is going to reimburse me for the wedding? This woman here is the caterer. Her bill alone is $30,000.
      Pope: A number which would pale in comparison to the bill your lawyers would charge you for suing us in a lawsuit you cannot possibly win.

    • Brenda: (going over the case with her team) And the wife?
      Sanchez: I put Mrs. Hodges in your office, Chief.
      Brenda: I can see that Detective. Yes?
      Sanchez: (looking at the pacing widow in Brenda's office) Well, she didn't know about the naked dead chick falling out of her husband's casket until I told her, so she's a little bent out of shape.

    • Chief Pope: You shut down a church. And a funeral home. You arrested a bride...
      Brenda: I did that groom a big favor.
      Pope: I'm sure, but his family is in the lobby and - surprisingly - they don't agree. The father of the bride, who has money coming out of his...whatever, choose your orifice, is threatening a lawsuit.
      Brenda: Chief Pope, How is this MY fault?
      Pope: Three words: Flynn and Provenza.

    • Provenza: (Looking at the blonde who has just rolled out of Ray Hodge's dropped casket) Wow. Looks like you can take it with you.

    • Provenza: Nothing tastes better than somebody else's wedding cake. Mine tasted like prison food.

    • Brenda: Detective, what do you think of my lipstick?
      Daniels: Are you asking as a friend or the Chief?
      Brenda: Why didn't you ever say anything?
      Daniels: Same reason I never said anything about your sweaters.

    • Brenda: (Handing the bride her cake topper) This is almost as sweet as the frosting on your wedding cake.

    • Pope: (about video of Brenda online) Congratulations, Chief Johnson.  You have just become the most downloaded fully clothed woman on the internet!

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