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The Closer

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Crime Drama Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2005 - 20127 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Prime Video Tags: Police Country: America

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the world's best interrogator eventually wins over even her toughest critics.The Closer featuring Kyra Sedgwick and J.K. Simmons has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 5 others. It's a crime and drama show with 109 episodes over 7 seasons. The Closer is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 84% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (20,883 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Jun 14, 2005
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Pilot Jun 14, 2005 Series Premiere. A seemingly routine murder investigation by the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division is interrupted by the arrival of Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, the new head of the LAPD’s Priority Murder Squad. An outsider from Atlanta in her first week of service, Brenda has already begun to face the resistance of long-time high-ranking officers, particularly Capt. Taylor of Robbery Homicide, as well as the questionable confidence of her own squad, who have decided to request transfers en masse. Only her assistant, Sgt. Gabriel, seems willing to try to work with her.Determined to show them what she is capable bringing to the Squad, Brenda embarks on the investigation undeterred. Her victim is a woman killed in the home of technology genius with the secret to a multi-million dollar piece of software, found by his quiet, religious assistant.Drawing on the skills of her officers, particularly Lt. Tao’s forensic and technological talents, Brenda soon discovers her victim may be more than meets the eye.But when a former flame, Agent Fritz Howard of the FBI lends a hand, both her investigation and her private life take unexpected turns, leading her to a startling conclusion to the case. In the end she proves to the Squad she is, as billed, a closer.

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Season 01, Episode 02 About Face

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Jun 21, 2005
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About Face Jun 21, 2005 Brenda and the team must investigate the murder of high-profile model Heather Kingsley, who dies as a result of nicotine poisoning, applied to her scalp via her hair conditioner. Suspicion quickly falls on her movie-star husband, Dean, whose philandering ways and false claims of a pre-nuptual agreement make him the likely killer. As Brenda investigates, she is drawn into the world of celebrity beauty, where illusion is everything, and the standard high. When she undergoes a make-over to meet the Dean’s discarded lovers one-by-one, each of whom appears to have a motive to murder, Brenda realizes there may be more to this case than a man trying to get out of a marriage. At the same time, she is slowly seduced by the superficial glamour, which seems to impress her colleagues, and Fritz. As the real killer emerges, Brenda comes to the realization that she can only be who she is, and that the rest is just an illusion.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Big Picture

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Jun 28, 2005
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The Big Picture Jun 28, 2005 Brenda must fight for justice for two Russian prostitutes murdered by the illegitimate son of a Russian mafia figure whiles she overcomes the prejudices of a department who sees one dead prostitute as pretty much the same as another. As she does, she confronts her own prejudices, and discovers the justice for these women is scarce in a world dominated by men. When the FBI steps in to take over the investigation, she shows the stern stuff she's made of, using highly unorthodox methods to finally bring the murderer to an unusual form of justice. Meanwhile, Brenda's relationship with Fritz takes a new direction, as the FBI's involvement in this case hints at the challenges that will come when they must balance their work and professional lives. At the end of the episode, Brenda purchases one of the dead girl's house, and finds herself the owner of a cat she doesn't want, but who has ideas of its own.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Show Yourself

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Jul 5, 2005
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Show Yourself Jul 5, 2005 Brenda and the Priority Homicide Team investigate a sniper who is killing gang members in and around MacArthur Park. Offering assistance is an ex-Army colonel who believes the sniper to be his son. As an all-out gang war looms, Brenda tentatively accepts his assistance, but as her investigation progresses, Brenda's doubts about the Colonel's motives grow. With Fritz' assistance, she realizes the Colonel is not there to help, but to help his son escape. The two face off in the dark on a Los Angeles rooftop, leading to an unexpected outcome. Elsewhere in the story, Sanchez' prior service with the Rampart Division CRASH gang squad allows him to play a pivotal role in the investigation as he briefs the squad on gang activity in the area, goes undercover as a gang member and assists with interrogations. Brenda's tense relationship with Taylor seems to relax, then abruptly grows tenser when a stake-out goes wrong. Gabriel becomes increasingly loyal to her, but Flynn and Provenza continue to resist her methods, dubbing her "Miss Scarlett."

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Season 01, Episode 05 Flashpoint

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Jul 12, 2005
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Flashpoint Jul 12, 2005 Brenda enters the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical research, when a drug trial for new anti-addiction medication lead to the death of one of the principal investigators. Nothing is quite as it seems as she investigates the high-powered president of the drug company sponsoring the trial, the seemingly easy-going psychiatrist and the teenaged participants in the study. Too soon, one of the teenagers falls victim to manipulation of the medication, and Brenda untangles a web of exploitation of the young victims leading to an unlikely criminal. Meanwhile, Flynn ratchets up his efforts to undermine Brenda's authority, first by going over her head to Pope, and then, when that fails, by unearthing a groundless ethics investigation Brenda faced in Atlanta. On the personal front, Brenda's relationship with Fritz heats up, much to Provenza's delight!

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Season 01, Episode 06 Fantasy Date

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Jul 19, 2005
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Fantasy Date Jul 19, 2005 Brenda finds herself the unexpected victim of violence against women when she investigates the murder of a congresswoman's daughter. At first, it appears the victim was engaged in sexual activity online that included an invitation to violence. But as Brenda and the team investigate the world of online solicitation of sex, they discover just how vulnerable to abuse women are, and how easily the web can be used for revenge. In the end, Brenda finds a killer bent on revenge, and saves the victim's reputation, but not without paying a terrible price herself.

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Season 01, Episode 07 You Are Here

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Jul 26, 2005
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You Are Here Jul 26, 2005 When a judge is murdered in Griffith Park, Brenda's investigation takes an unexpected twist. Her best witness, or perhaps her prime suspect, is his teenaged son with autism. Challenged by the boy's behaviors, but convinced he has the clue to unraveling the case, Brenda must try to understand his disability, and thereby learn what he knows. Meanwhile, she must keep his mother, and the child protective system from taking custody of the boy, limiting her access to him, and the killer.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Blue Blood

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Jun 13, 2006
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Blue Blood Jun 13, 2006 Season Premiere. Things don't add up when an LA cop turns up dead. Brenda and her team race against the clock to get to the truth, while tension increases between the Priority Homicide Division and the Robbery-Homicide Division.In the meantime, Brenda's relationship with Fritz elevates to a whole new level.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Mom Duty

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Jun 20, 2006
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Mom Duty Jun 20, 2006 When a juror in the trial of an infamous mobster is found dead, Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division find that their involvement in solving the case may be affecting the jury's final decision.Complicating her personal life, Brenda faces another new challenge: a surprise visit from her mother.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Slippin'

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Jun 27, 2006
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Slippin' Jun 27, 2006 Things are not as they seem when Brenda and the team investigate the accidental murders of three college students caught in the middle of a gang shootout.Brenda must also continue her attempts at keeping her relationship with Fritz under wraps while her mother remains in town.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Aftertaste

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Jul 4, 2006
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Aftertaste Jul 4, 2006 Brenda and the PHD investigate a high-profile case when a woman is brutally murdered at L.A.'s trendiest restaurant.On the home front, Brenda tries to keep a low profile as she closes in on her 40th birthday.

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Season 02, Episode 05 To Protect and To Serve

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Jul 11, 2006
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To Protect and To Serve Jul 11, 2006 Brenda finds herself involved in a cover-up of her own when she helps the PHD investigate a non-priority case. Why? Because the deceased woman was found in Provenza's garage.Once again, the team finds themselves racing against the clock before the LAPD brass discovers what they're up to. Will Brenda be able to protect her team and their hard-earned trust?

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Season 02, Episode 06 Out of Focus

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Jul 18, 2006
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Out of Focus Jul 18, 2006 Brenda and the team find themselves wading through a long list of suspects when a celebrity photographer takes a fatal fall from his hotel room balcony. Once the cause of death is determined, the motive points to a big time actor with something to hide.In the meantime, Brenda starts to feel like Fritz is behaving strangely, making her realize that superstars may not be the only ones who have secrets to keep.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Head over Heels

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Jul 25, 2006
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Head over Heels Jul 25, 2006 When a few body parts of an "adult film" star are found in a dumpster, Brenda and the team must scramble for more pieces to solve this puzzle. Once they begin putting things together, the suspect list seems to get longer.Adding more questions to her life, Brenda also finds herself making a potentially life-altering discovery.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Homewrecker

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Jun 19, 2007
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Homewrecker Jun 19, 2007 In the third-season opener, Brenda and the team investigate the grisly slaying of a family, and the only survivor is the drug-addled teen son. Meanwhile, a financial crisis rocks the LAPD, bringing about budget cuts, numerous changes --- and possibly Provenza’s early retirement. And Fritz hopes to move into a new house with Brenda.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Grave Doubts

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Jun 26, 2007
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Grave Doubts Jun 26, 2007 The body of a long-dead murder victim is uncovered along with Lt. Provenza’s business card, setting off the squad’s search for his identity and killer. When the bullet is traced to a gang weapon that had been turned into the LAPD 15 years prior, Deputy Chief Johnson is forced to contend with political activist Father Jack.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Saving Face

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Jul 3, 2007
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Saving Face Jul 3, 2007 At a retired cop’s funeral, Lt Provenza and Lt. Flynn discover something quite unexpected along with the corpse.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Ruby

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Jul 10, 2007
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Ruby Jul 10, 2007 A recently released sex offender is accused of kidnapping a child, and with time running out, Det. Gabriel beats a confession out of him. Deputy Chief Johnson must deal with Gabriel and also get the pedophile to re-confess.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Round File

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Jul 17, 2007
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The Round File Jul 17, 2007 An old man’s confession to seven murders leads Deputy Chief Johnson to investigate the sudden and unnatural deaths at his nursing home.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Dumb Luck

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Jul 24, 2007
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Dumb Luck Jul 24, 2007 Brenda and the PHD investigate the murder of a personal trainer who was involved with the wife of a possessive husband with a temper. Complicating the investigation: their only witness is the man's frightened valet, who also has OCD. Brenda must also solve the murder while sharing her squad with Homeland Security.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Four to Eight

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Jul 31, 2007
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Four to Eight Jul 31, 2007 When two Catorce gang members are shot to death, Brenda and her squad must solve the murders before a gang war erupts. Meanwhile, Brenda has her own personal health scare when she finally visits the doctor.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Controlled Burn

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Jul 15, 2008
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Controlled Burn Jul 15, 2008 When a massive fire breaks out in Griffith Park, Priority Homicide is on hand to help. But when an unidentified dead woman's body is found in the center of the scene, Deputy Chief Johnson is doing a lot more investigating then directing traffic. Meanwhile, Brenda and Fritz are living in a small apartment and getting on each other's nerves.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Speed Bump

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Jul 22, 2008
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Speed Bump Jul 22, 2008 Brenda and the team must determine if a murder was revenge or mere coincidence when a recently released murderer turns up dead, the victim of a hit-and-run.As usual, Brenda's personal life isn't much better: she must deal with a recently incapacitated Fritz.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Cherry Bomb

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Jul 29, 2008
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Cherry Bomb Jul 29, 2008 Brenda suspects something more than suicide when a high-school girl is found hanged in her bedroom; the investigation uncovers a ruthless sexual game being played at a private school.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Live Wire

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Aug 5, 2008
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Live Wire Aug 5, 2008 A man wearing a surveillance wire is shot to death at point blank range in downtown Los Angeles; interpersonal relationships on the squad force Brenda into a corner.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Dial M For Provenza

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Aug 12, 2008
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Dial M For Provenza Aug 12, 2008 Provenza and Flynn lose the evidence in an attempted murder case when Provenza's car is stolen; Pope is not happy when Brenda is forced to free the suspect and gives her and the squad 48 hours to retrieve the car, the evidence and the suspect.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Problem Child

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Aug 19, 2008
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Problem Child Aug 19, 2008 When a 12-year-old disappears, Brenda must decide whether to treat him as a runaway or a missing person.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Sudden Death

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Aug 26, 2008
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Sudden Death Aug 26, 2008 Det. Julio Sanchez' little brother Oscar is shot and killed, leaving Julio beside himself with grief and seeking his killer any way he can, which threatens the investigation.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Products of Discovery

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Jun 9, 2009
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Products of Discovery Jun 9, 2009 While investigating the homicide of an entire family, the team once again finds themselves entangled in an FBI case. They also find themselves distracted by an unusually surly Provenza.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Blood Money

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Jun 16, 2009
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Blood Money Jun 16, 2009 Brenda and the team are called in to investigate the questionable disappearance of a shady financial investor. The team is a mess with Daniels now in another division, Gabriel doing double duty, and Provenza with behavior more curious than usual. In the meantime, Brenda and Fritz deal with a sick Kitty.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Red Tape

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Jun 23, 2009
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Red Tape Jun 23, 2009 Sgt. Gabriel comes under investigation for shooting a homicide suspect when the facts don't add up. The internal investigation gets in the way of the original murder investigation, leaving the entire team tied up in knots.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Walking Back the Cat

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Jun 30, 2009
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Walking Back the Cat Jun 30, 2009 Once again working with Fritz and the FBI, the team helps get to the bottom of a murder which occurred amidst a drug ring investigation. Also again, Brenda finds FBI feathers ruffled by her unorthodox methods.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Half Loaded

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Jul 7, 2009
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Half Loaded Jul 7, 2009 When a reformed gang member is murdered, the case takes the team back to a familiar neighborhood where they find themselves unwelcomed. Brenda must figure out a way to solve what appears to have been a missed-mark murder and bring peace to an unstable community.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Tapped Out

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Jul 14, 2009
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Tapped Out Jul 14, 2009 When an internet matchmaker is murdered, the team finds themselves investigating the matchmaker's early-stage television show. Adding to the craziness is a fake officer, who turns everything upside down. In an effort to school himself on the inner workings of Brenda's group, Pope decides to work as one of the team.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Strike Three

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Jul 21, 2009
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Strike Three Jul 21, 2009 A high-profile shoot-out has left two policemen and a teenage boy dead leads to numerous mysteries spinning around the case. Enter Force Investigation Division bigwig Sharon Raydor, who upends Brenda's investigation with her merciless snooping.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 The Big Bang

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Jul 13, 2010
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The Big Bang Jul 13, 2010 After 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 by a missing murder weapon, as well as the difficult adjustment of moving into a new office.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Help Wanted

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Jul 20, 2010
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Help Wanted Jul 20, 2010 Capt. Raydor (special guest Mary McDonnell) 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.

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Season 06, Episode 03 In Custody

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Jul 27, 2010
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In Custody Jul 27, 2010 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.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Layover

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Aug 3, 2010
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Layover Aug 3, 2010 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.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Heart Attack

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Aug 10, 2010
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Heart Attack Aug 10, 2010 At the request of Detective Mikki Mendoza, the squad becomes involved in investigating a series of brutal murders that indicate a Mexican drug cartel may have moved into the city.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Off The Hook

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Aug 17, 2010
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Off The Hook Aug 17, 2010 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.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Jump the Gun

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Aug 24, 2010
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Jump the Gun Aug 24, 2010 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 their regular pattern. Meanwhile, Pope gets some news about his chances at becoming the city's police chief.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Unknown Trouble

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Jul 12, 2011
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Unknown Trouble Jul 12, 2011 Brenda and the squad investigate the owner of a hip-hop record label when one of his rap artists and six innocent bystanders are gunned down. The case hits home for Gabriel who knows two of the victims from church. Meanwhile, Chief Delk is getting ready to announce the department’s new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Repeat Offender

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Jul 19, 2011
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Repeat Offender Jul 19, 2011 Brenda has to figure out how house sitting led to the death of a young lady. As the fallout from the civil lawsuit continues Captian Rader has to broaden her investigation to include the LAPD while the realignment within be in LAPD gets started.

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Season 07, Episode 03 To Serve with Love

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Jul 26, 2011
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To Serve with Love Jul 26, 2011 Flynn and Provenza get into the usual trouble moonlighting as process servers when a man dies shortly after they serve him.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Under Control

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Aug 2, 2011
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Under Control Aug 2, 2011 Tao's son works at a camp where a boy goes missing.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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Aug 9, 2011
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Forgive Us Our Trespasses Aug 9, 2011 A family works to protect their late minister's reputation from scandal. Meanwhile, most of the Major Crimes Division is subpoenaed, raising suspicions about the one who wasn't.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Home Improvement

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Aug 16, 2011
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Home Improvement Aug 16, 2011 A body turns up on a home construction site, while Brenda and Fritz weigh the expense of a high priced attorney.

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Season 07, Episode 07 A Family Affair

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Aug 23, 2011
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A Family Affair Aug 23, 2011 The team investigates the puzzling death of a fellow officer's daughter. Elsewhere, Captain Raydor advances in her meticulous audit of Brenda's unit and begins to sharpen focus on Detective Sanchez.

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