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I agree with you that I saw her mom's death coming when she kept wanting to talk and Brenda kept putting it off. The focus on her dad's health also gave me a clue of what was coming. Of course, that did not lessen the impact, which was brutal.
However, I do have small bone to pick with the episode in general. There is no longer a sacrament called "Last Rites" in the Catholic Church. It is now called the Sacrament of the Sick, and is administered to anyone who is ill, about to undergo surgery, or possibly dying. This is *not* new. I taught religious education for many years, and focused on the 7 sacraments, and this was over 10 years ago. While the episode was a good one, where is the proper research that the writers should have done?
The leak to me would have to be Gabriel.
Pope has to be the leak. The way it is going he is expecting to "move upstairs" which means we would still see him from time to time - but J.K. is leaving the series and therefore I suspect is not being moved upstairs.
The Pope character seems too disloyal and emotional for the top job. I think there was also a hint in the fake complaint against Brenda. You don't do that to people, it was malicious. So I'm betting it's him. Whoever the leaker is, they won't be around for the new series, so the only other person has to be Gabriel.
I think the death of Brenda's mom was unexpected and that's a good thing because many are just that way. It was a very realistic make up and face look, which made it very dramatic, more so for people who have not yet been there to witness someone who passes away.
Frances Sternhagen is such a great actress and it's a shame we won't see her in that role anymore.
I suspect Kyra will parachute in from time to time, after a year or two, assu
I want to know how the final scene was filmed. I suspect Kyra was kept away from seeing the final make up and positioning of her mother until the shoot. Her acting was beyond performance art, it was real. If it was pure acting.....OMG is she good!
Yes, I saw it coming, but I've been tearing up all week whenever I think of Willie Rae's death. I keep think I need to call my mom to let her know a family member has died. Willie Rae's character was such a warm, loving 'Mom' figure, brilliantly played. I'm guessing the impetus for Brenda leaving will be her need to care for her dad. As far as the leak goes, I've been thinking Pope, but the last couple episodes seem to suggest Gabriel: dating a lawyer, and his comment to Raydor that he always sounds things off of her. The character has been closer to Brenda than any others on the squad so perhaps that will turn out to be the ultimate irony. Whatever the case, Kyra Sedgewick has been brilliant in this role and created an unforgettable character, the like of which I think we will not see for a long time. I wish the show well, but it will take a lot to succeed without her.
I will truly miss the show but was glad to have picked up each season's DVD so I'm never without a Kyra 'fix'. I also have DVD of other favorite shows but never watch them as much as I watch the previous seasons of this show.
I'm sorry they had Willy Rae die, I thought that it would have Brenda Leigh find her sick and get her treatment and then decide to leave the job so she can take care of her parents and that be the way to write her out of the show. She was interviewed and said she wouldn't be killed off so there's always a change for guess appearances.
I unfortunately think it would be easy to write Gabriel as the mole as a previous poster pointed out things from previous episodes that I agree with. I also think that because he's choosing not to sign up for what may be another 7 year run, it would be easy to write him as the leak.
On another point, I would love it if they would bring back the female detective that was in the beginning years and she had an affair w
Brenda, in her grief that she put her job before her homelife,especially after her mother asking to talk to her, I think Brenda kills the serial killer lawyer to do something worthwhile.
I loved this episode! I also picked up early on that something was up with mama but I didn't expect that ending, Kyra's acting was phenominal, I felt her pain along with her! I hope Gabriel isn't the leak because I enjoy the dynamic between him and Brenda! Although he is the only one from the cast not joining Major Crimes!!
I was so disappointed in this episode. Why did they have to end it like that! It was so heartbreaking and not the way for a great show to go out.
I had a feeling that one of her parents would die during the series because they are older but last night was a stunner. I felt it coming about half way also but i never expected it that way...I absolutely balled and called my mother, of course she thinks it's my hormones and she knows how I love The Closer, I told her that I just didn't expect Willie Rae to die. This was a very hard episode....2 more to go....
What if Brenda leaves because against all odds she ends up pregnant? And losing her Mama causes her to stay home? I can't remember if we knew what surgery she had when she was having all the female problems, but early menopause can sometimes be turned around.
The attack where she kills someone could be further impetus for her not to raise a child while in such a high risk job.
The leak could be accidental pillow talk from Gabriel to his secret girlfriend. But it is hard to forget Pope's history of exploiting relationships, particularly with Brenda.
The one line description of the next episode says: When a decorated veteran is killed, the team focuses on a young couple who may be involved. Pope and Raydor get close to uncovering the leak within the department.
Does this mean it could be Gabriel? I've not trusted him ever since he beat the child rapist/murderer, even though the monster deserved it.
In my humble opinion, Gabriel got a black mark when he wanted Brenda to give a pass to Kenyon Richards, just because of what he had accomplished after he'd killed his brother. Yes, he claimed it was accidental, but he did bury him, ignoring his mother's pain.
Another black mark was going over Brenda's head in the episode involving the crackhead who killed one young woman and kidnapped another.
I knew when Willie Ray wanted to talk to Brenda that something was wrong. Her character has always played the role of putting herself last so whatever it was she had been holding onto it for a while. My gut says Fritz could be the leak. Maybe doing it to force Brenda out of there so she won't be consumed by her work and can focus on her family more. It just seems odd to me if their relationship won't be jeopardized like the producers said, why he is on major crimes and not wherever she ends up???
In recent interviews with the producer/show runner and Kyra Sedgewick, it was said that there were two things that would NOT happen: Brenda would not break the law and her relationship with Fritz would not be in jeopardy. I'm thinking Gabriel is the leak cause he's not around for the spin-off; I know Pope isn't in the spin-off either but I'm leaning towards Gabriel.
I loved the episode and am so going to miss this series - Kyra S is an incredible actress -- and the cast - as far as I'm concerned they should have won "Best Ensemble Cast" every single year.
GoPackers15, Where have you seen said preview?
My Mama died 2 years ago. I was totally shocked when Willie Rae died. I totally fell apart! Now Brenda has to live with the guilt of not making time for her Mama the night before, and left for work over talking to Mom. I think this is a key to the end.
ALTHOUGH...My spoiler Alert:
The TV previews show Brenda in an orange jail suit, and her being thrown on the ground in a fight at her home. It also shows her reacting to shooting someone! I think she goes to jail for murder...even though we all know that "whomever" deserved to be killed. I "think" that I saw Fritz in some preview shots for Major Crimes. He probably needs to stay around to get Brenda out of jail. I think Pope is the leak...He probably wants to make her suffer for not renewing their "friendship". In my imagination...which of the many low lives will be killed. Hope I am wrong about this. I want a big surprise. Keep in mind I have quite an imagination...lol
I thing gabrial gets married and goes back to become a lawyer less dangerous and fritz is the mole for the fbI brenda moves back with her father and works back where she came from wwith a reccomdation from pope
Very surprised to see Wille Ray die. Thought it would be daddy.
When mama told Brenda she needed to talk to her you kinda got the feeling that something was wrong.Pope has been an ass especiallly when he told her
she might want to circulate her resumes.I believe he is the mole.I truly enjoyed this show I saw it from the very first episode and still watch reruns.If you want to watch this episode again the closer is on at 8:00pm and
a new episode follows.I will miss truly miss this show.
Best show on TV.. Emmy to Frances Sterhagen..Willie Rae was a gem but
Frances makes gems of all her characters.. looking forward to Major Crimes
Best to Kyra and thank you.
Why does an uplifting interesting show end on such an unhappy note? Brenda has had her problems but never such serious ones. The show always had a bit of humor mixed in to make it the wonderful entertainment it has been. Brenda can leave the show without being destroyed? That is what is happening now. Could she not leave on a happier note? Have we watched each week to see her leave with tears in her eyes? She deserves better.
I knew someone would die because there have been coming attraction ads with Brenda dressed in private ciitizen black funeral clothes. The caregiver of a long term patient often gets sick. The leak might well be the girlfriend of "about a year" but hasn't the law suit been around longer than that? In any event, the new show doesn't include Corey Reynolds, Gabriel, so he will not be in Their squad. On the other hand it looks like Jon Tenney, Fritz, will be around. Does it mean they split up? I doubt it. Maybe she'll be pregnant and quit.
I knew it would be something heartbreaking and for the longest I envisioned that Brenda & Fritz would split up/then last night when she wanted to talk I knew and it broke my heart. I am still not sure how the Fritz thing winds up but what a show this has been. The leak not so sure any longer.It is so stunning to me what an impact Brenda has made on this group and how they know just what she would want done and how they balk when anyone tries to do the opposite or override her wishes/how far they have come since that first show. I just want one more show where Brenda "closes" the case in a way that only she can............I will still miss it but I will be happy that they honored her.
I'm trying so hard to find a video preview of next week's episode but can't! I hate how they don't play a full one at the end of an episode. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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