History Series / TheCloser

23rd Jan '18 9:57:13 PM Malady
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* TheCoroner: Dr. Crippen, followed by [[StraightGay Dr. Morales]].



** CutenessProximity: One Season 6 episode had Major Crimes working from Brenda's dining room, since Pope had taken over their office for a major operation. Brenda had to shoo Joel away before they could get any work done, since he was such a cute distraction.

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** * CutenessProximity: Combined with CuteKitten. One Season 6 episode had Major Crimes working from Brenda's dining room, since Pope had taken over their office for a major operation. Brenda had to shoo Joel Joel, the kitten, away before they could get any work done, since he was such a cute distraction.



* EmbarrassingCoverUp: A version where Provenza takes one for the team and only embarasses himself. In "Off the Hook", Provenza is trying to conceal that he is talking to Brenda on the phone:
-->'''Pope:''' Is that Chief Johnson?
-->'''Provenza:''' No, it's my proctologist.
-->'''Pope:''' You're asking where your proctologist is?

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* EmbarrassingCoverUp: A version where Provenza takes one for the team and only embarasses himself. In himself, in "Off the Hook", Provenza is Hook". He's trying to conceal that he is he's talking to Brenda on the phone:
-->'''Pope:''' Is that Chief Johnson?
-->'''Provenza:'''
Johnson?\\
'''Provenza:'''
No, it's my proctologist.
-->'''Pope:'''
proctologist.\\
'''Pope:'''
You're asking where your proctologist is?



* TheCoroner: Dr. Crippen, followed by [[StraightGay Dr. Morales]].

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* TheCoroner: Dr. Crippen, followed by [[StraightGay Dr. Morales]]. TheTheTitle
8th Oct '17 1:35:41 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: He finally gets caught (and shot) in the finale, albeit non-fatally. A running subplot through MajorCrimes is the preparations for his trial.]]

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** [[spoiler: He finally gets caught (and shot) in the finale, albeit non-fatally. A running subplot through MajorCrimes ''Series/MajorCrimes'' is the preparations for his trial.]]



* AsianAndNerdy: Lt. Tao. ''Dear God'', Lt. Tao. If he and [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Grant Imahara]] stepped into a room, that room would explode. Or turn into a giant robot. Whatever. And that's before we learned in MajorCrimes that Tao did med school for a while.

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* AsianAndNerdy: Lt. Tao. ''Dear God'', Lt. Tao. If he and [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Grant Imahara]] stepped into a room, that room would explode. Or turn into a giant robot. Whatever. And that's before we learned in MajorCrimes ''Series/MajorCrimes'' that Tao did med school for a while.



* BreakoutCharacter: Captain Sharon Raydor (Creator/MaryMcDonnell) started out as a walk-on role in 2009. In 2012, Sharon Raydor took over as the head of the Major Case Squad when Sedgwick (and Brenda) left the show and ''The Closer'' [[AfterShow became]] ''MajorCrimes''. Apparently Mary [=McDonnell=] is just that good.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Captain Sharon Raydor (Creator/MaryMcDonnell) started out as a walk-on role in 2009. In 2012, Sharon Raydor took over as the head of the Major Case Squad when Sedgwick (and Brenda) left the show and ''The Closer'' [[AfterShow became]] ''MajorCrimes''.''Series/MajorCrimes''. Apparently Mary [=McDonnell=] is just that good.



* HeelFaceTurn: Captain Taylor starts out as a stereotypical sleazy, underhanded cop looking to climb the ladder, especially unhappy about Brenda essentially taking over his division. Through CharacterDevelopment and mutual respect, he eventually becomes supportive of Brenda's position, even if he'll still point out her failings, and by ''MajorCrimes'' has taken strong steps towards becoming a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Captain Taylor starts out as a stereotypical sleazy, underhanded cop looking to climb the ladder, especially unhappy about Brenda essentially taking over his division. Through CharacterDevelopment and mutual respect, he eventually becomes supportive of Brenda's position, even if he'll still point out her failings, and by ''MajorCrimes'' ''Series/MajorCrimes'' has taken strong steps towards becoming a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.



* OutrankingYourJob: The major case squad consists of three lieutenants(Flynn, Provenza & Tao), two detectives(Sanchez and Daniels, who later transfers out) and one sergeant(Gabriel), with a deputy chief(Johnson) in charge. Ordinarily a police unit will be headed by a lieutenant or captain, with the rest of the squad being no higher ranked than sergeant. Lampshaded in the series premiere of ''MajorCrimes'', when Provenza has been given command of the squad... for all of a week until Captain Raydor transfers in.

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* OutrankingYourJob: The major case squad consists of three lieutenants(Flynn, Provenza & Tao), two detectives(Sanchez and Daniels, who later transfers out) and one sergeant(Gabriel), with a deputy chief(Johnson) in charge. Ordinarily a police unit will be headed by a lieutenant or captain, with the rest of the squad being no higher ranked than sergeant. Lampshaded in the series premiere of ''MajorCrimes'', ''Series/MajorCrimes'', when Provenza has been given command of the squad... for all of a week until Captain Raydor transfers in.
22nd Mar '17 7:48:41 PM MarcoPolo250
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''The Closer'' (2005--2012) was a crime drama on TNT starring Creator/KyraSedgwick in an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Brenda Leigh Johnson, deputy chief of the Atlanta Police Department (and former CIA agent), who transfers to Los Angeles. She leads a special LAPD unit that solves high-profile murder cases, with her supervisor being an ex-lover of hers.

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''The Closer'' (2005--2012) was a crime drama on TNT Creator/{{TNT}} starring Creator/KyraSedgwick in an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Brenda Leigh Johnson, deputy chief of the Atlanta Police Department (and former CIA agent), who transfers to Los Angeles. She leads a special LAPD unit that solves high-profile murder cases, with her supervisor being an ex-lover of hers.
1st Mar '17 9:12:50 PM nombretomado
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* DirectedByCastMember: Creator/KyraSedgwick's hubby KevinBacon has directed a few episodes.

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* DirectedByCastMember: Creator/KyraSedgwick's hubby KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon has directed a few episodes.
3rd Jul '16 2:46:20 PM gewunomox
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* [[FakeAmerican Fake Southern]]: Creator/KyraSedgwick is from New York. And not just from New York, but top-level Manhattan Socialite (her first cousin once removed Edie Sedgwick [[TheMuse inspired]] "[[BobDylan Like a]] [[PrincessInRags Rolling Stone]]"). She's [[strike:about as]] ten times less Southern than Rudy Giuliani. On the other hand, her Southern accent isn't half bad.

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* [[FakeAmerican Fake Southern]]: Creator/KyraSedgwick is from New York. And not just from New York, but top-level Manhattan Socialite (her first cousin once removed Edie Sedgwick [[TheMuse inspired]] "[[BobDylan "[[Music/BobDylan Like a]] [[PrincessInRags Rolling Stone]]"). She's [[strike:about as]] ten times less Southern than Rudy Giuliani. On the other hand, her Southern accent isn't half bad.
14th Feb '16 9:03:20 PM MikeW
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* TranquilFury: Brenda was a master of this, usually dramatic (questioning a horrible killer) but also for laughs (see anytime Provenza and Flynn pull a screw-up).
21st Dec '15 9:21:17 AM gallium
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* LanguageFluencyDenial: In one episode, the suspect claimed that she didn't speak English, so Brenda had Martinez question her in Spanish. It turned out that the suspect spoke perfect English but barely spoke Spanish!
1st Oct '15 8:20:15 PM DrSlide
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* SweetTooth: Johnson's continuing struggle with chocolate.

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* SweetTooth: Johnson's continuing struggle with chocolate.habit of stashing junk food and candy anywhere she can hide it, including her purse and desk drawers.
7th Sep '15 9:17:37 PM foxley
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* InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence: Sgt Gabriel returns fire on a fleeing murderer but the gun isn't found and it appears he's shot an unarmed man. Brenda realizes that the shooter, the man's partner in the original murder, had been standing right by him and disappeared in the darkness after Gabriel returned fire.
31st Aug '15 12:09:05 PM KeithM
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Mentioned several times as being the case in the intelligence world when Brenda is enlisted by the CIA to help them deal with a situation involving terrorists getting a hold of plutonium. Her former mentor expresses his feelings about being involved in a situation where this time was one of the few where it was a clear case of good guys versus bad guys and he was on the right side.
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