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The Closer

Season 5 Episode 10

Smells Like Murder

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 10, 2009 on TNT
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8.9
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The team digs through several suspects that surface after a man's body is found inside an oversized box. Brenda finds the case the perfect platform to play the role of teacher to Gabriel as he prepares for his detective exam. When Brenda's niece, Charlie, gets out of hand, she and Fritz must consider ending her summer vacation with them.moreless

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  • Smells Like Murder >> another perfect episode.

    10
    A hated man was found in an oversized box. Brenda uses her case as a teaching tool for Sgt. David Gabriel's detective exam. Newlyweds, Brenda and Fritz think of making Charlie's holidays in Los Angeles shorter after a wild stunt she pulled on them.



    The Closer -- 8.7

    Mondays 9/8c

    TNT

    Kyra Sedgwick -- Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

    J.K. Simmons -- Assistant Chief Will Pope

    Jon Tenney -- FBI Agent Fritz Howard

    Corey Reynolds -- Sgt. David Gabriel

    G.W. Bailey -- Detective Lt. Provenza

    Anthony John Denison -- Detective Andy Flynn

    Michael Paul Chan -- Lt. Michael Tao

    Raymond Cruz -- Detective Julio Sanchez

    Phillip P. Keene -- Buzz Watsonmoreless
  • A large box is delivered to Major Case. Detective Lt. Provenza has the box put in Brenda's office after making sure it was not a bomb. When they open it they find a cooler with a dead body folded up inside. A number of suspects pop up pretty quick.moreless

    9.5
    A good old fashion who dun'it with a number of suspects and brilliant way of catching the murderer in the end.



    Imagine just leaving a body in a box and using a storage place to hide it. Talk about confident. I would figure that eventually something would cause someone to check the box as it was the only contents of the storage facility. The debit card was a good idea but if you had taken fifteen million of someone else's money and killed them I would make sure to know when the date was up on that debit card or paid it seven years in advance.



    After all the running around, I thought it was the step-father myself as the car was left at their house, Brenda gets the brilliant idea of wiring four boxes with sound and video and send one of each to the four suspects. Whomever doesn't open the box knows what's in it therefore gives themselves away as the killer.



    It was the logical person in the end as I am not sure the girlfriend could have done this and the other man would have been a crime of passion if he killed him. This was a premeditated crime planned out and executed.



    Interesting story with some small little quirks to it, but otherwise pretty straight forward. 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

Annie Corley

Annie Corley

Mrs. Sara Dobson

Guest Star

Tim de Zarn

Tim de Zarn

Mr. Dobson

Guest Star

Drew Rausch

Drew Rausch

Peter Wallace

Guest Star

Robert Clendenin

Robert Clendenin

Terrence Hynes

Recurring Role

Jonathan Del Arco

Jonathan Del Arco

Dr. Morales

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Fritz: (about Charlie) Would you really have arrested her?
      Brenda: No. I would have let you do it.

    • Wallace: Money like that, that was life changing. It changed my life.
      Brenda: It certainly did. It turned you into a killer.

    • Brenda: Buzz, what kind of a car do you drive?
      Buzz: A Prius. Why? Oh, no. No, no.
      Brenda: We-we'll take such good care of it.
      Buzz: It's brand-new and I just washed it.
      Brenda: I promise. Good care. Thank you very much.
      Buzz: Please, just... don't bring it back with any blood in it or bullet holes.
      Chief Pope: (sarcastically) Good luck.
      Buzz: Thanks.

    • Brenda: Just because Courtney has a record doesn't mean he killed Mr. Box. Uh, and we can't say for sure that Mr. Box was actually murdered.
      Flynn: Well, we know that he was broken in half and folded into an ice cooler. Which is suspicious to me.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: September 2, 2010 on More4
      Czech Republic: November 5, 2010 on Prima
      Canada: January 28,2011 on W Channel
      Turkey: February 10, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Finland: March 17, 2011 on MTV3
      Canada: June 24,2011 on W Network

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