The Closer

Season 3 Episode 12

'Til Death Do Us Part (Part I)

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 03, 2007 on TNT
9.0
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Rated: TV-14-L
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Brenda and the PHD are under the microscope while getting to the bottom of a case involving a high-profile divorce attorney who was found dead in his swimming pool.

Brenda and Fritz are still learning to combine their lives and find trouble combining their finances when Brenda uncovers a secret that may make her think twice about moving forward.

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  • Til Death do us Part II. Part I had me on the edge of my seat. Brenda is so clever and Kyra Sedgewick is perfect for this role.

    5.0
    Have enjoyed this show as much for Brenda's fine skills as a closer as for it's mostly wholesome family viewing material. The end of Til Death II was disappointing. It makes me wonder why you had to add that and how much worse it has to get. Could there be pressure to mix vulgar innuendos into this otherwise fine script? It does not need semi-graphic sexual implications to be appealing. It's absolutely not necessary!!! Now I dread what you will think is okay to do next. Please keep the quality of this show to a high level. It's okay that it remain beyond reproach. Too much junk out there. Enough already.moreless
  • really great episode of the closer.

    9.0
    this episode was so good. i liked how it went from the crime scene to cout where the team was trying to catch a killer and prove it. i thought it was cool te way te scenes went back and forth between the two places. brenda and fritz were so cute together. he helped her out with everything so she could focus on the case she was working on, but of course she didnt. her reaction to fritz's dui charge was interesting. i wouldnt have thought she would have reacted so strongly. but she had to forgive him, i mean who wouldnt, he was holding her sugar hostage. When brenda told the press that commander taylor would answer all the questions i found that so funny. because they were basicly telling her everything to say, so she got back at them. i like how they ended the episode on a cliffhanger with no real proof of the man's death. it made me really want to ee the second part, which was obvousibly the point. great episode.moreless
  • First rate everything!

    9.3
    The show is first-rate everything and Kyra Sedgwick really can stand up to her own despite all the men around her. As she and the police department are under the microscope to solve a case. That an attorney is found dead in their swimming pool. Deputy Chief Brenda allows the Head Chief to take the media's questions as she is learning what to say and what not to say. Fritz knows she has been under so much stress. As he tries to help her out. She kind of was being mean about Fritz's DUI charges as she should had cut him some slack. Hated the ending as it did make the police department look really, really bad!moreless
  • Is it a suicide or a murder?

    9.5
    I absolutely loved that this episode started in the same way that "Homewrecker" did. I liked that it went from the team examining the crime scene to them in court trying to get a conviction because Chief Johnson did not get her confession. It was awesome to see it going back and fourth between the crime scene and court.



    Brenda and Fritz were amazing I loved seeing everything that was going on with the two of them. It was nice that Pope was trying to help Brenda out with the car insurance thing so she would stay focused on the case too. It was cute to see them trying to combine everything because of course fritz got stuck doing all of the work because Brenda was working. I wasn't too pleased with Brenda's reaction to Fritz's DUI charges. She overreacted and it was crazy I felt really bad for Fritz while this was going on. I adored the beginning though when Fritz was holding her sugar hostage. One of my favorite parts had to of been when Brenda told the media that Commander Taylor was going to be answering all of their questions. That was so amusing especially since Taylor and Pope were trying to coach Brenda through what to say right before that.



    I loved that they still had no real proof at the end that the attorney's death actually was a murder. This case was just so crazy because there was so much going on all at once. I really hated that in the end that Topper Barnes showed up because it totally threw everything off even more than it already was and it made the LAPD look really bad.



    This was a truly amazing episode with an extremely evil ending which left you in agony waiting for part two.moreless
  • Has someone finally duped Brenda and her team? It's doubtful.

    9.1
    I have to admit I recently started watching this show this season and I have found it to have very good writing and a freshness about it even though I realize it is in it's third season. Kyra Sedgewick has consistently been good at the witty oneliners in film...one favorite..was from Something to talk about with Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid where she plays Meg's sister who tells her to keep the estranged husband busy at the door and not to let him in where Sedgewick proceeds to kick in the nether regions as Ryan appears and says I told you to keep him busy as to what she replies " He is busy, he's holding his b*lls"! Hilarious...and she brings this same wittiness and fiestiness she has in film. The episode is about a high profile divorce lawyer(who recently divorced himself--therein the rub) and his murder(we all know it was murder). His ex-wife is inheriting 10 million so she still makes me wonder and an opthamologist who was seperated that the divorce lawyer took a lien against his home(FLURPAL--funny in it's self the dairy queen remark was brilliant)and then he and his wife decided to reconcile. The doctor seemed to have an alibi even though he had made threatening voicemail calls to the lawyer. The alibi however failed to be found, but dog hair from the lawyers dogs was found in the doctor's car(the way Brenda made this inadmissable evidence admissable through the idiot defense attorney's fax paux was fun to watch). This is a too be continued episode with the "invisible" Tooper Barnes(I think that was the alibi's name) being called as a witness at the end of this episode...hope this wasn't another ploy by the defense like in the Judd Nelson movie From the Hip. Good episode I will tune in for part 2. Cheers!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

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Kristin Schafer

Guest Star

Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty

Michelle Edwards

Guest Star

Lillian Lehman

Lillian Lehman

Judge Tiano

Guest Star

Phillip P. Keene

Phillip P. Keene

Buzz Watson

Recurring Role

Jonathan Del Arco

Jonathan Del Arco

Dr. Morales

Recurring Role

James Patrick Stuart

James Patrick Stuart

Deputy District Attorney Martin Garnett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Provenza: (explaining the acronym FLARPL) Family Law Attorney's Property Lien.
      Flynn: Sounds like something you'd get at Dairy Queen. In India.
      Provenza: Well, it's a law permitting asshole divorce attorneys to put a lien on a client's home to assure payment.
      Flynn: (Chuckling) Your second wife?
      (Provenza shakes his head and holds up four fingers as he walks past Flynn)

    • Brenda: We are slowly whittling away at a list of suspects.
      Pope: Great. How many are we down to?
      Brenda: Not counting the wife, roughly 758.
      Pope: What?!
      Tao: (holding up a large stack of papers) Our attorney's case load. Henry and Henry currently have 379 active divorce suits, each with a client and an irritated spouse.
      Pope: That's casting a pretty wide net.
      Brenda: And how do you feel about your own wife's divorce attorney?
      Pope: (Seeing the snickering from Brenda's team) Yeah...ok.

    • Brenda: (to the suspect) Well, uh, oddly enough, though we have done our very best to find this friend of yours, the reclusive Topper Barnes, he's seemed to have disappeared off the face of the Earth. Or perhaps he sailed off the edge of it in the fabulous Superplum, his magical and invisible boat; since no one else has ever seen hide nor tail of it but you.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: November 24, 2008 on TV Prima
      Finland: December 10, 2009 on MTV3
      Canada (French Language): November 21, 2008.

    • The opening of this episode echoes the opening of this season's first episode, with the credits separated by shots taken of the crime scene as documented by Buzz' video camera.

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