Original Air Date: Dec 26, 2011
Will – Sr. Reviewer
WOW! JUST WOW! That is all I have to say about last night’s The Closer! I have to say that in my opinion this was the best episode this season.
The show starts off by shocking us with the return of Reggie Moses, the guy that was connected in all of this Terrell Baylor business. Baylor got to walk away free but of course he died and Moses is sitting in prison.
Peter Goldman, the attorney that is suing Brenda and the LAPD, is visiting Moses in prison to get him to testify against Brenda. Goldman has apparently gotten the names of the people who murdered Baylor and Goldman makes the mistake of telling Moses those names to help convince him to testify against Brenda. Moses refuses but says that if Goldman can help speed up his release, he will say anything against Brenda.
The case that appears in this episode is connected to Terrell Baylor. A man is found dead in a car registered to Terrell Baylor. He is also in the gang that Terrell was in. His name is James Turner. After doing some digging, Detective Gabriel finds out that Goldman went to see Moses and Brenda is not happy. Brenda then finds out that Reggie made a call after Goldman left that put out a hit on of the people who killed Baylor and this person is James Turner.
One of my favorite moments of the episode was the return of Captain Raydor. I absolutely love her! Her character can be all moods at one time! Raydor goes in to interview Goldman about Moses and to see if he has the names. Of course, we know he has the names but he blatantly lies to Raydor and when Brenda goes in guns blazing, he shuts down and lies to Brenda’s face.
Now, I have to say one of the most intense moments of this episode was in the print shed when the team is going over the car for evidence. Sanchez and Brenda get into the back of the car so Sanchez can show her how James Turner died. They both close there doors and Sanchez gives Brenda a pep talk about how she can not trust anyone in her division which is the truth. They talk about how this killing could be related to grocery store murders of the Grandpa and child where Baylor had killed them.
From Brenda’s lovely husband Fritz, Brenda learns that the person that calls the shots when deciding the hits on people, is a guy named Marvin Evans. The next day, Brenda, Pope, Raydor, and Taylor confront Goldman and get him to give Brenda the list of names. As soon as he does this though, he is in danger from Marvin Evans. Brenda is not going to let anything happen because she plans to arrest him all by herself. She sends her entire team off to round-up the people on the list while Brenda goes to get the big dog. She keeps this a complete secret because she does not know who to trust anymore.
When she confronts Evans, things are fine at first but things get heated and just as Brenda is leaving, Fritz comes to the rescue! Brenda knew that Fritz was going to arrest him so she wasn’t totally alone. Evans is arrested and the other men that were involved in killing Terrell Baylor were also arrested for his murder. Brenda thinks she is glad that she got the murderers of Baylor because it looks good to still care about him.
Now, this moment made my jaw drop straight to the floor! One thing was that Gavin, Brenda’s attorney, was able to get the lawsuit dropped against Brenda but not the LAPD but Pope is settling this. Goldman has made some mistakes by holding those list of names and trying to coax people into saying certain things about Brenda. Anyway, one condition of the suit being settled was a new rule to be made and it would be called the “Johnson Rule.” Of course, Brenda’s last name is Johnson and this rule states that you can not leave a civilian if you know the area could be dangerous or hostile.
Of course, Brenda does not take this well at all! I would take it well either. Pope had to know that no matter what he said, Brenda was not going to take that without fighting back. Since she has been dropped from the suit, she doesn’t get a choice in the matter. The show ends with her stomping to her office and viciously closing the blinds. We are left still not knowing who the leak is!
Now it is time for my weekly poll of Captain Raydor! She was back this week and she was back in full force! I absolutely loved her! You can tell she is trying her best to help Brenda and she was the one to warn Brenda about the settlement before it was complete. I also think that Raydor will be there for Brenda until the end.
So, what did you think? Was it the best episode this season? Who do you think the leak is? Leave me a comment, email me, or tweet me @TTCWill. Give me your twocents.
-“Yes you are.”-Brenda talking to Goldman when he says he is not lying.
-“Don’t trust anyone.”-Sanchez talking to Brenda about the leak.
-“What the hell is that!”-Brenda’s reaction to the “Johnson Rule” that would be added in order to settle the case.
-“Johnson Rule!”-Brenda’ reaction that the rule is named after her.
-When Captain Raydor interviews Peter Goldman.
-When Brenda finds out about the “Johnson Rule.”