The Closer > The Closer Summer Finale Review: Who's the Mole? > Comments Page 6
I have to go with the mole being Buzz. He isn't "hardened" to stuff like the other police are. Also, he has seen everything that has happened, and not being a police officer, it probably bothers him how much they throw away the book. Gabriel is a possibility, but I believe he is way to loyal to Brenda. There are a few other potentials. The female detective transferred for dating Gabriel. I originally assumed Pope, especially after he made Rayder continue her investigation. But now I wonder if he wasn't hoping she would discover the mole.
I believe that I read somewhere that it was coming back this winter to do the conclusion of the show.. I could be wrong.. Sad to because all the good shows are going off the air... and yes I am still upset about my ABC soaps too .. haha..
BTW I keep thinking it is Gabriel, but that just seems to easy a choice... I don't think Fritz would hurt his wife that way, Pope COULD be the snitch but my money is on Taylor, he is looking like a person of interest to me because he seems so sneaky.. Hmmm what about the Coroner?? I can hardly wait for the final shows to get here so I can find out who it is.. HURRY UP WINTER!!!!
Forget about the mole, the real travesty here is Curtis Armstrong being cast as such a despicable character. I like the gregarious, socially awkward, yet endearingly optimistic characters he's always portrayed in the past. The worst part about this Goldman character is that Curtis Armstrong is playing the role so well that I'm beginning to hate the lawyer, Mr. Goldman. The final scene in this episode cinched it. It is now perfectly clear that Goldman is gunning for Brenda. I'd like to see the Goldman character cast in the spinoff as the major adversary of Raydor.
At the end of her review Carissa asked who might be doing this to Brenda and why. I recall a goodlooking, sadistic, psychopath who was suspected of brutally murdering his girlfriends from several seasons past who might be responsible. I forget his name and honestly I can't remember if he was ever put in jail or killed. If he's still out there, then I'd say he could be involved in some way. There was also an ecc
I think it's Pope. First he had an affair with Brenda, then he dumped her for his wife. Then he hired Brenda, divorced Estelle and married some other women. Then they ended up divorcing, but meanwhile, Pope is still trying to get next to Brenda, inviting her to dinner, buying her gifts, etc., even when he knows she's with Fritz. Brenda can only count on him when she's doing something Pope wants her to do. He has hurt, disappointed and let her down, both personally and professionally, so many times! Top that off with the fact that she's ten times smarter and could at some future point walk off with his job, and you have the perfect recipe for betrayal. When he walked her to that room and turned her over to Goldman to savage, that's when I was finally sure! I think he loved her once, but I believe he Hates her now! Hissssss! Boooo!
I am so annoyed about how they have ruined this show in it's last season that I am not going to watch it anymore when it returns for the final episodes because I do not want to watch Brenda continue to be dragged through the mud. Yes, Brenda sometimes bends laws to get justice in her own way. But every time she has done that it was because the 'suspect' was definitely guilty of a heinous crime and was about to get away thanks to some loophole. Yes, in real life a police officer shouldn't do that but this is a freaking TV show and it was nice to watch a fantasy world where the good guys and gals usually got the bad guys in the end. And I loved (sarcasm) how the judge in last night's episode chastised Brenda saying she should have tried T-Ball or T-Bone (or whatever the murderers name was) in court. In their haste to completely destroy Brenda's character did the writers forget that Pope gave the killer immunity so Brenda COULD NOT try him in court? That was the whole reason why she
Fritz would be the biggest shocker. This is the only way I see his character going over to the new series Major Crimes. Hope this is not the case!
Pope has the most to gain, if Brenda were gone.
Pope has always been about POPE. He said she was "deputy Chief" in name only from day one. He used her in a relationship, he has used her police skills to pretty up his resume. He has stated - major crimes is part of his resume, he has piggy backed off all of her success. Pope is not even a good police officer.
Pope is angry, she beat him out of being on the short list to the job he worked his whole career for. Pope is a crooked politician at best.
Taylor has grown as a human being, and has grown to admire Brenda. Gabriel has been loyal since the end of the pilot.
I bet its Pope, he is in his position temporary and Brenda had been a serious canidate for his job.
Not sure who it might be, I like the idea of the "bug"-hope it is not Tao. Don't think it's Pope because his position would be compromised as a result of Brenda's actions, if proved. Sure hope the writers end the show with the same intensity and great story telling we've had since the show began. I will really miss Brenda and Fritz and all the major crimes guys.
One of the commenters mentioned only Pope, Tao, Taylor, or Buzz could have been the mole because they were the only ones aware of the suicide-in-custody, not including Rayder. The theory is, whomever fed attorney Goldman the leak had to be part of that group. Rayder is totally out if she's getting her own show. If that's true, here's the breakdown:
- Tao does what he's told without investing moral input. He's a facts guy, not a justice-leaguer.
- Pope's career is going to be on its ever-loving arse if this goes badly — he's her mentor, the creator of the dept., etc. No way 5 years of letting this go on is going to look good for his career, which he is holding on to by a thread as it is. Not Pope. Kill the theory this is some psycho plan to break up Brenda and Fritz. The writers are too smart.
- Taylor could very well be the mole, but he's so obvious, the writers would have their pen's handed to them for lameness.
- Buzz. Buzz is interesting. The
I was under the impression that this was the final episode of The Closer ever... glad that it was not... When are more episodes coming and how many are there left until it's gone forever?
It is Buzz- the only one on the team who is not a police officer
what you said, summed it up perfectly!
I love the Closer and they really need to do what it takes to keep Kyra on the show and they need it to keep going I feel you need to get rid of Goldman and fix it so Brenda finds him responsible for something rewal bad so she can get him.
I think its Tao. He was the only one who was at the scene of the suicide and then left. He's also the only one married with a family - everyone else is single or divorced - and that could be used as leverage. I don't think its Pope because he would not want that much negative attention while he's trying to become the permanent chief of police. Taylor is too obvious. No way its Fritz. Could be Gabriel - he's been kinda a punk the last 2 seasons - very angry and frustrated. Again, he might be too obvious. Not Raydor (or whatever her name is) - she's gone out of her way too much to help Brenda to be the mole. Not really sure about the rest but my money is on Tao.
I liked your review but I find your score to be out of whack. 3.5? Seriously? This was a near perfect episode. Visually striking, unpredictable, a cliffhanger but moving things forward considerably. 3.5? Nah - I gave it a 5.
I thought it could possibly be Pope, because even if he's still in love with Brenda, he is ambitious and she is competition. However, I think that Goldman, when he was there in Major Crime offices the first time, placed a bug. Although you would think that if they didn't routinely check for bugs, when Goldman indicated there was a mole amongst them, and it pointed at Gabriel, that they would have checked for a bug at that time. I can't see any of her immediate team, with the exception of Gabriel, who wasn't too happy about leaving the guy to be killed by his gang members, turning on her. Gabriel would be too obvious a choice. It will be interesting to see. Goldman really has it in for her, and there has to be something behind that. Maybe Fritz killed someone that he was close to on the job, or while he was drunk, and he's getting back at him by hurting Brenda. Who knows. I just hope they don't leave us hating the ending of the series, like in the way Medium ended, and quite a
pls read my comments! seriously people, why pope, it's soooo obvious that i would be highly disappointing in the screenwriters if that was the case.
Love Garvin, please keep him, he is awesome.
It's Pope. He is jealous of Brenda for marrying Fritz and she almost took his job. She is a threat to him and he needs to get rid of her. Pope is the one feeding Goldman information about her. I think she will get pregnant and retire.
Captain Raydor will deal with Pope when the new show, "Major Crimes" starts.
I think it's Fritz. I don't know why, but I just think it might be him.
Definitely Pope. He would do anything to protect his job and Brenda is a liability.
Definitely Pope. He would do anything to protect his job and Breanda is a liability.
Goldman said it wasn't personal but it clearly is; he's gunning for Brenda, not the LAPD. And he did add one interesting word when she asked him what she had ever done to him that he was such a bug up her butt: he said they'd ALMOST never crossed paths, he was just interested in justice or whatever. So either one of her cases from the past (maybe even going back to Atlanta) was personal for him - a family member?, he lost his first case because of her? - or he's representing someone other than the Baylor family. I still want to know if he's a real lawyer, seems off somehow. As for the leak, given the way Goldman was skulking around like The Shadow early on, is it possible that he planted a bug in the main office sohe can listen in any time he likes? Then there's no leak among the team.
Best ensemble cast on TV. Every character is intersting and well-defined -- great creative concept and writing.
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