The Closer

Season 4 Episode 10

Time Bomb

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 15, 2008 on TNT
9.4
out of 10
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209 votes
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Mid-Season Finale
Brenda's team gets a new name, the Major Crimes Division, as they try to stop terrorism which seems to have started with the death of a teen. The MCD finds that this case is way too close to home.

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  • Bad Shooting.

    4.0
    "Time Bomb" episode.....On the roof scene: This had the worst shooting I have ever seen. "Shoot the bag" and blow a hole in the roof? Shoot him in the head...wouldn't that be better. Worst shooting ever. I guess it was bad choreography or directing. Sorry. I usually like the show.
  • AMAZING!!!

    10
    This was a really great episode. I like The Clsoer for it's confessions and even though there weren;t a lot here it was an espectacular episode. It had a grat theme and some good acting. The twists were awesome and the cliffhangers even better. But my favorite part was the action in this episode. It was full of explosions, shots and violence, but well coreographed and organized that made it look beautiful. The final scene with the last guy was awesome. The slow motion take was perfect, I really liekd it, it fit so well with the situation, yet I can't believe Sanchez got shot. He better not die. All in all I loved the pisode, the fluidity, the acting, the action, the comedy, the suspence. All of it. This one will make history.moreless
  • Wow. Intense! The Closer season goes out with a bang!

    10
    I am literally still in shock from this episode. This is the exact reason why I fell in love with this show! It is the season finale and they sure know how to keep us in suspense. There is a plot going on to end evolution and the detectives of the newly named Major Crimes Division are all over it. The first discovery they make is a man who has pipe bombs all over his apartment and find he is dead. Turns out he is making homemade bombs and has an accomplice. The detectives race to find the guy who helped him, turns out he is an 18 year old high school student. They uncover this whole big plot to rid the world of people and their plan is to set off bombs to lure people outside to kill them, shoot them off. The kid they have in custody OD's on some anti-depression pills and chocolate and they are back to square one. Sgt. Gabriel comes up with an idea to recheck the home store and a sporting goods store where the guns were bought. They are both in the same mall. Brenda and Fritz, on the advice of the boy who turns out to be the shooter, tells them to go upstairs. When Brenda and Fritz get to the top of the stairs, Brenda sees the Double "E" from the drawing. The bombs aren't at the school, they are at the mall. While all this is happening, they realize that the boy ran to the roof and his plan was to start picking people off with his rifle. Det. Daniels tries to keep people in the mall, but a few people get out and are instantly killed. Detective Daniels does her best to shoot at the guy on top of the roof and has no luck hitting him. Meanwhile, Brenda, Fritz, Det. Sanchez, Sgt. Gabriel and Lt. Provenza are up on the roof, about to sneak up on the shooter. Brenda, Fritz and Flynn are on one side and Sanchez and Provenza sneak around on the other side. While Provenza is running (and he never runs) to another safe place, the shooter sees him and takes aim and fires. Sanchez sees this and rushes to the rescue of Provenza by blocking the bullet with his body. He takes three shots in the back. Brenda and Fritz and Flynn and Gabriel all rush to where the shooter is reloading his rifle and they shoot at the bag where the bombs are kept. They blow him and the bag to smithereens and Brenda and Sanchez get on the LAPD copter to save Sanchez's life.



    A rocking season finale, can not wait until December's holiday episode!!moreless
  • This episode was da bomb...

    10
    I absolutely loved this episode. It was well-written and well-acted. It was intense but yet so funny. I especially loved Brenda in this. I loved the look on everyone's face when her face suddenly appeared on Babs' TV screen and they realized she had snuck past everyone and back into the bomber's apartment. I couldn't stop laughing when she got carried down the stairs like a sack of potatoes for the second time. After the apartment blew up, she was certainly more respectful of the poor bomb robot, Babs. I don't want to give the ending away but it was very intense. I loved the dialogue between Provenza and Sanchez at the end. This was a "must-see" episode. I can't wait for next season!moreless
  • THIS IS WHY I WATCH THIS SHOW!!!

    10
    I love this show. I cant get enough. This episode was just nerve racking almost from the beginning. I mean you know they are racing against time to find these killers and I was just on the edge of my seat. It ould go to commercial and I was biting my nails in suspense. Most of the time Provenza's clever quipps give some comic relief but not in this ep. And at the end when Sanchez taked the bullets for Provenza, I got teary, I really did. You knew sanchez had always respected Provenza, he always called him Sir when they spoke. I think Provenza showed real emotion when he realized what had happened. I cant wait for more eps.moreless
Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

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

Cody McMains

Cody McMains

John McFadden

Guest Star

Hugh Scott

Hugh Scott

Frank

Guest Star

Stephen Sowan

Stephen Sowan

Keith

Guest Star

Ransford Doherty

Ransford Doherty

Coroner's Investigator Kendall

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Gabriel: Well, Mrs. McFadden said they had "no idea" little Johnny was doing that back there.
      Provenza: Yeah, I'll tack on a charge of felony stupidity.

    • Gabriel: I uhhh... pulled the file on the vandalism bust and apparently Mr. Mellman broke into his high school where he, uhhh... defecated on the principal's desk.
      Brenda: Ew!
      Provenza: Which means he's been dropping bombs his whole life!
      Brenda: I said 'Ew' lieutenant. Ew. Ewww.

    • Brenda: Lieutenant, what just happened?
      Lt. Tao: The explosives on Mellman were unstable so they had to be BIP'd.
      Brenda: Wha...?
      Lt. Tao: BIP... Blown in place.
      Brenda: So where's my victim?
      Provenza: My guess is he's probably all over the ceiling.

    • Flynn: Hey Provenza, that robot looks like you running.
      Provenza: Oh, you're so full of it Flynn. You know that I don't run.

    • Brenda: Are you bored?
      Fritz: Actually, I'm thinking about wallpaper.
      Brenda: Argh, things are bad enough without shopping!

    • Provenza: (inspecting the insides of a giant kettle-style grill) Whoa! Flynn, check this out! You could fit a whole person in here!
      Flynn: Yeah. Remind me never to come to your house for a barbecue.
      Provenza: Eh, who says I'd invite you anyway?
      Flynn: Who says you can cook?

    • Taylor: It's just, it's just, I'd really hate to see you get blown up by a pipe bomb, just as I've gotten used to you.
      Brenda: Well, I certainly appreciate the sentiment.

    • Brenda: This is ridiculous. You all had no right haul me off of that crime scene like a sack of potatoes!
      Flynn: (exasperated) Look, Chief, you get upset with us when we break the rules, you get upset with us when we follow the rules. Now, if you wanna beef us for getting you out of the middle of a bomb scene, be my guest!

    • Gabriel: Does she have a second gear or is she the slowest robot on earth?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: October 24, 2009 on SBS6
      Turkey: November 12, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Finland: March 11, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: October 14, 2010 on Prima
      Canada: March 11,2011 on W Network

    • For the first 10 episodes of this season, Kyra Sedgwick (Brenda) won the 2009 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Diva.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Lt. Tao: (admiring the bomb squad's robot) Babs. Saint Barbara. Patron saint of all bomb techs. She's named after her.



      Saint Barbara is the patron saint of artillerymen. Traditionally, she is also the patron saint for military engineers, gunsmiths, miners and anyone else who worked with explosives. She is respected and revered by those who work at the risk of a sudden and violent death.

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