The Closer Review: Deposition Day

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"Death Warrant" featured one of the most annoying snitches I've had to suffer through. Seriously, Ray Diamond?!? The guy wanted a deal to prevent a murder that hadn't even happened yet.

Raydor with a Gun

The good news? We got to see Raydor and Brenda conspiring together. It's about time the animosity between these two lessened because they really proved to be an entertaining duo.

Elsewhere, Brenda's attorney, Gavin, started the depositions of major crimes. Mark Pelligrino is like a master of disguise in the way he can insert himself into so many roles and never seem like the same man. His facial expressions alone made his interrogations enjoyable to watch. He summed up his experience with two words, too: "Have mercy." 

The way they filmed the scene when "The Kiss of Death" Flores was casing the joint where Fritz was talking with the DA set the scene up so well, I was cringing with worry about Fritz. Sure enough, bullets flew. At this point, as the series draws to a close, I figured nobody was safe. I cannot even imagine what would happen to Brenda if Fritz were killed or injured.

How bad ass was Raydor as she took aim and shot that guy in front of a crowd of people? The green band on the gun gave away that it wasn't a true shotgun, but still. Her stance and attitude had me screaming "frak yeah" as she shot him right between the eyes. The Major Crimes spin-off looks better after this episode, doesn't it?

One of the best moments for Brenda in recent history was watching Gavin see her in action. Until that point, he really had no first hand knowledge of her capabilities. Wasn't it just perfect that she mentioned Baylor while he was listening? That Taylor stuck up for her was icing on the cake. It was really all about how good Brenda was at her job and how cohesive the team has been during these trying days. 

It's about time. Watching Brenda get pummeled week after week was getting old. We needed to see them rally around her and prop her up, as she has done for each of them so many times in the past.

The final scene was a stunner. Provenza threw the gauntlet about there being a leak in the division, and pretty much everyone agreed with him. Even better? Gavin's wink to Brenda after he told everyone in the room to pass on a message to Team Baylor. They lose. I have no idea what he learned through the process of depositions, but I can't wait to find out!


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Dag nabbit good stuff you whipperasnperps!


Raph, thats if you in Witness protection.. Cheryl, The show will take a summer finale, come back in December and I think come back next summer, and then it will end them..


Based upon the looks exchanged around the office after Flynn held up the bean bag, it appears Raydor may have finally earned the respect of the detectives in Major Crimes. Gavin must have pulled a trump card from the deck based on his recent display of confidence. I too, can't wait to see what it is.


Is this really the last season~ I was under the immpression that next season will be the last?


Absolutely love this show; without a doubt, it's the best show on television!


And also my guess is that Gavin will win anyway because he has perfect excuse for Brenda not staying longer. She was working for 18 hours straight that day - said by Gabriel, everyone was tired and (as we learned again LAPD has money problems) so nobody was going to pay for overtime!
And also i know I wouldn't be happy about:
a) Brenda getting killed


I don't think Brenda will be fired or killed (or Fritz either.) My guess is the Baylor case will be settled out of court, Fritz will get a transfer offer to the Atlanta office and one of Brenda's parents will need her to look after them - neither are spring chickens and we know Clay has a heart condition. If he dies (no!) Willie Rae will need Brenda home. Maybe she'd work part-time (hah!) as a consultant with the local PD or teach criminal justice courses.


Last night's episode was good. I like how everyone came together. Provenza was awesome when he went out into the room and called everyone together and gave his feelings on question #3. Raydor was awesome when she shot the gunman, and her line following the shot was great!! I've liked her as an actress ever since she was in "Dances with Wolves". She was the love interest to Kevin Costner. Great show and I'm really going to miss Kyra Sedgwick when she leaves.


Who will be in a spin off? Love the Closer , I think Kyra does a marvelous job/ Hate to see her go. Last nights episode was very good - I am beginning to like Raydor more.


I had not heard anything about a spin-off, but am tickled to know it! We are big, big fans of "The Closer" and have been sad to think it was going to end in two weeks. So, will this spin-off take over the same time and channel as The Closer?

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The Closer Season 7 Episode 8 Quotes

Brenda: Captain Raydor?
Raydor: Chief Johnson?
Brenda: I have a complaint.
Raydor: When have you not?

Gabriel: Man, I hate being in here.
Brenda: Without a gun, too.