The Closer

Season 5 Episode 13

The Life

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 07, 2009 on TNT
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When an adolescent boy is found murdered where members of the Tres Colores gang frequently spend time, the subsequent murders of two more gang members point Brenda and the team to gang warfare. Unfortunately, the evidence trail leads them in a different direction.

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  • Admidst a disturbing murder, the entire storyline was nicely interwoven with the plot.

    9.5
    Chief Johnson and the rest of the crew find a twelve year old boy(Manuel) brutally murdered. He has gang affiliations with Tres Colores(Three Colors) which include his father and brother(soon due for parole from prison). The trail leads to the murders of three other gang members and the rape of a young girl. Interesting plot twist, since the murder of Manuel, who was too young to be officially a gang member, is avenged by his father. Manuel was shot by the rape victim in self-defense but the father and imprisoned brother blame the other gang members for allowing Manuel to guard the rape victim while the other members left the house to purchase more beer. Brenda tricks the father to confess and then says he and his imprisoned son will be charged with first-degree murder.



    As for the overall storyline, Lt. Provenza has been dumped by his fiance and a kitten named Joel debuts as a replacement for Kitty. The episode was a nice change of pace from the reruns of the past two or three week.moreless
J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

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 Paul Chan

Michael Paul Chan

Lt. Michael Tao

Carlos Sanz

Carlos Sanz

Fernando Soto

Guest Star

Catalina Maynard

Catalina Maynard

Anna Santiago

Guest Star

Josh Cooke

Josh Cooke

Det. Ranski

Guest Star

Ransford Doherty

Ransford Doherty

Coroner's Investigator Kendall

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Lt. Flynn says: "We found a partial right thumbprint which matches Camilla's thumbprint from her DMV records," but the California DMV only fingerprints those applying for occupational licenses.

    • Tres Colores (gang name in the episode) is Spanish for "Three Colors."

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (approaching dead male body)
      Brenda: Over here, trying to run away must have been...
      Gabriel: (looking at Driver's License found on the scene) ...Camilla Santiago.
      Sanchez: Huh? Nah, he doesn't look like a Camilla to me.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: September 23, 2010 on More4
      Czech Republic: November 10, 2010 on Prima
      Canada: February 18,2011 on W Network
      Turkey: March 3, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Finland: April 7, 2011 on MTV3
      Canada: July 22.2011 on W Network

    • During this episode, Brenda addresses to Sgt. Gabriel as Detective Sergeant Gabriel, indicating that he has been promoted.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Brenda: You can't call a cat Joel. Cats are not called Joel. They're called things like Dasher or, or Dancer.
      Fritz: Those are reindeer.

      Brenda is referring to two of Santa's reindeer. The other are Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.

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