The Closer

The Closer

As The Closer enters its sixth season, the critically acclaimed crime drama continues its reign with compelling episodes highlighting an exceptional ensemble cast. Golden Globe® winner Kyra Sedgwick is unforgettable as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a former Atlanta detective brought to Los Angeles to head a special unit of the LAPD. A top-notch investigator who closes nearly every case, she is an expert at digging into a person's secrets and obtaining confessions, despite constantly struggling with her own imperfections. This season, Brenda and the team face unexpected challenges, including a change in location as the LAPD moves into new headquarters. Brenda's lack of familiarity with the offices — and interrogation room — threatens her confidence, something the others also experience as they try to adjust to their new surroundings, all the while taking on new and horrific cases. Plus, a bureaucratic shakeup ignites competition in the ranks. Who will wind up top dog?
As The Closer enters its sixth season, the critically acclaimed crime drama continues its reign with compelling episodes highlighting an exceptional ensemble cast. Golden Globe® winner Kyra Sedgwick is unforgettable as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a former Atlanta detective brought to Los Angeles to head a special unit of the LAPD. A top-notch investigator who closes nearly every case, she is an expert at digging into a person's secrets and obtaining confessions, despite constantly struggling with her own imperfections. This season, Brenda and the team face unexpected challenges, including a change in location as the LAPD moves into new headquarters. Brenda's lack of familiarity with the offices — and interrogation room — threatens her confidence, something the others also experience as they try to adjust to their new surroundings, all the while taking on new and horrific cases. Plus, a bureaucratic shakeup ignites competition in the ranks. Who will wind up top dog?

Season 6 (15 episodes)

  • 1. The Big Bang

    Original air date: 07/12/2010 Runtime: 42:34 min.

    Original air date: 07/12/2010 Runtime: 42:34 min. In the sixth season premiere, a man is murdered while taking pictures of the stars from his balcony. The squad suspects the crime is somehow connected to the woman with whom he was having an affair, but their investigation is hindered not only by a missing murder weapon, but the difficult adjustment of moving their offices into a new building.

  • 2. Help Wanted

    Original air date: 07/19/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min.

    Original air date: 07/19/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. Captain Raydor (recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL – Battlestar Galatica) accompanies Brenda on an investigation involving the disappearance of a nanny working for close friends of the mayor. Meanwhile, Raydor's real purpose in taking part in the investigation could have big career implications for Brenda.

  • 3. In Custody

    Original air date: 07/26/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min.

    Original air date: 07/26/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min. While investigating a suspicious suicide, the squad wades into a nasty child-custody dispute between a dying man and his meth-addicted ex-wife. Meanwhile, Pope applies for the police chief job, but Brenda might have something to say about whether or not he gets it.

  • 4. Layover

    Original air date: 08/02/2010 Runtime: 42:30 min.

    Original air date: 08/02/2010 Runtime: 42:30 min. Provenza once again finds himself in a professionally embarrassing situation when he discovers a dead body in the condo of a flight attendant he picked up while extraditing a prisoner.

  • 5. Heart Attack

    Original air date: 08/09/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min.

    Original air date: 08/09/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min. At the request of Detective Mikki Mendoza (recurring guest star PAOLA TURBAY – The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Cane), the squad becomes involved in investigating a series of brutal murders that indicate a Mexican drug cartel may have moved into the city.

  • 6. Off the Hook

    Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min.

    Original air date: 08/16/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. After a parole board member is viciously murdered during a panicked phone call with Sgt. Gabriel, Pope announces an overreaching plan to boost the police department's image. His plan, however, hinges on Brenda first being able to solve the crime.

  • 7. Jump the Gun

    Original air date: 08/23/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min.

    Original air date: 08/23/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. A bank robbery supposedly committed by a known gang of thieves leaves a security guard dead. It also leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the prime suspects and why this latest robbery doesn't fit the gang's regular pattern. Meanwhile, Pope receives some news about his chances at becoming the city's police chief.

  • 8. War Zone

    Original air date: 08/30/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min.

    Original air date: 08/30/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min. In a case that could carry national security implications, three soldiers are gunned down outside a Los Angeles club two days after returning home from duty in Afghanistan. Brenda's investigation puts her on a collision course with Major Edward Dorset (guest star GARY COLE – The Good Wife, Entourage, Desperate Housewives), a military liaison officer.

  • 9. Last Woman Standing

    Original air date: 09/06/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/06/2010 Runtime: 42:32 min. Brenda's squad picks up a case from Hollywood involving the brutal murder of an aspiring actress who made a date through an online service. But Brenda's investigation is forced to take second fiddle while she prepares for an interview with the mayor to become the next Chief of Police, a job Brenda is still not even sure she wants. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Raydor.

  • 10. Executive Order

    Original air date: 09/13/2010 Runtime: 42:30 min.

    Original air date: 09/13/2010 Runtime: 42:30 min. The murder of two paramedics leads the LAPD and the FBI on separate investigations on a case that could be the precursor to a major terrorist attack. But Brenda fights to remain a step ahead, even though she's forced to work with the chief of the counterterrorism unit, who happens to be one of Brenda's fellow finalists for the job of Chief of Police.

  • 11. Old Money

    Original air date: 12/06/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min.

    Original air date: 12/06/2010 Runtime: 42:28 min. One of Brenda's detectives is ambushed on the street, and the main clue to figuring out the motive behind the attack is a garbage bag containing more than $37,500. The investigation then turns into a race to clear the detective's name over allegations of witness tampering. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Sharon Raydor.

  • 12. High Crimes

    Original air date: 12/13/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min.

    Original air date: 12/13/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. Chief of Police Tommy Delk (recurring guest star COURTNEY B. VANCE) assigns Major Crimes a seemingly minor case involving the armed robbery of several medical marijuana dispensaries. But when one of the robberies turns into a murder, the case becomes a test of Brenda's readiness to move up in the department.

  • 13. Living Proof, Part 1

    Original air date: 12/20/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min.

    Original air date: 12/20/2010 Runtime: 42:29 min. In the first part of this two-part episode, a long-brewing family squabble leads to a stabbing in a mall on Christmas Eve and the accidental death of a patriarch in a case that threatens to derail everyone's holiday plans. Brenda is especially put out, since her parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN) are in town, and they have a very special announcement. Recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL appears as Captain Raydor.

  • 14. Living Proof, Part 2

    Original air date: 12/27/2010 Runtime: 42:52 min.

    Original air date: 12/27/2010 Runtime: 42:52 min. In the second part of this two-part episode, a blood feud within a refugee family from Kosovo results in another victim, forcing Brenda and her team, along with Captain Raydor (recurring guest star MARY McDONNELL), to continue their investigation on Christmas Day. But Brenda's attention is diverted when the RV driven to Los Angeles by her parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN) is robbed, including all the holiday gifts stored inside.

  • 15. An Ugly Game

    Original air date: 01/03/2011 Runtime: 42:30 min.

    Original air date: 01/03/2011 Runtime: 42:30 min. The routine arrest of a crack addict exposes a questionable rehab facility and leads Brenda and her squad on a race to find a missing young woman. The case also leads Gabriel to question Brenda's judgment, and prompts Fritz to reveal to Brenda some ugly truths about his past.