The Closer

Season 7 Episode 4

Under Control

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 01, 2011 on TNT
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The potential legal trouble for Brenda escalates as Captain Raydor's interview questions about the Turell Baylor murder intensify, along with a suggestion that Brenda does not like.

Meanwhile, the team's next case, that of a missing nine year old boy, hits very close to home for Lieutenant Tao because the missing boy goes to the summer camp where the Lieutenant's 16-year old son works. Because of the connection, he ends up as the lead investigator on the case.

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  • Intense...The reason I watch The Closer.

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    SPOILER ALERT: This episode shows us another side of Lt. Mike Tao, as we are introduced to his son [Kevin] & his wife. Kevin is a camp counsellor and one of the nine-year old boys disappears. The parents of the missing boy [Eric] are divorced and the mom has primary custody. The dad doesn't like that situation because the mom has a live-in boyfriend. Eric's bike is found but still no Eric. While searching in a police helicopter, Julio sees the child floating face down in a pool. When they get to the child he is dead. The autopsy cause of death is not by drowning...he had a chocolate bar and a purple sports drink in his stomach that contained a mixture of Soma [muscle relaxer] and Vicodin [narcotic]. Eric died of an overdose of those two medications. The boyfriend has a prescription for both those. The mom is questioned...but it is the father that killed the son. He killed him so the mom couldn't have him. Lt. Tao takes it terribly hard, as he is having a debate regarding his 16-yr old son and allowing him to get his driver's license. When Kevin says to Tao "you have to let me go sometime", Tao takes him into a huge hug and tells him, "No I don't. I will never let you go." Brenda was standing just around the corner and heard him, which is what made her figure out the killer.



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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

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Tina Lynch

Guest Star

William Jay Behlendorf

William Jay Behlendorf

Kevin Tao

Guest Star

Patti Yasutake

Patti Yasutake

Cathy Tao

Guest Star

Steve Roussell

Steve Roussell

Tactical Flight Officer

Recurring Role

Jonathan Del Arco

Jonathan Del Arco

Dr. Morales

Recurring Role

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    • Capt. Raydor: Did you know that there was a strong likelihood that after you dropped Mr. Baylor off at his home, he'd be beaten to death by his fellow Cripps.
      Brenda: I did not know that, but do I like happy endings.
      Capt. Raydor: And that answer is exactly why we are not recording this interview. Calling Turrell's murder a happy ending is not something that you want a jury to hear you say.
      Brenda: Sure we do. After they see this interview with the so called victim...
      Capt. Raydor: After they see this interview, they will understand that you were stuck with a confession of a brutal murder of an elderly man and his grandchild that you couldn't use at trial and, lacking legal recourse, you dropped Turrell Baylor off at his home where you knew he was likely to be executed. This interview is not your friend, it is your motive!

    • (at Turell Baylor's house)
      Capt. Raydor: So let's walk through it. After you dropped Turell off leaving him on his own, he ran in to his house, locked the door, and tried escaping through his backyard here, but he didn't get very far, see? (points to blood on the stairs) He broke free and tried to run. But he was caught over here and they dragged him across this driveway to this wall where his head was smashed repeatedly until he was dead. You say that your responsibility ended the moment Turell left your custody and the Warren Rule frees you from criminal liability. But in a civil trial, the jury may very well decide that you behaved with a callous disregard to the suspect's life and if the city attorney starts to think that he is losing this case...
      Brenda: He could settle?
      Capt. Raydor: He could settle and leave you to take the blame and you will be entirely on your own.
      Brenda: So what should I do?
      Capt. Raydor: For your own sake, get your own attorney!

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