The Closer - Season 3, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

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Episode Info

Since Brenda's traumatic incident with a serial killer has left her shaken, the department psychologist takes her off investigative duty. To keep Brenda busy, Pope assigns her to a television reporter doing a story on the LAPD. While Brenda and Gabriel are escorting the journalist, their car is attacked with a barrage of gunfire, leaving the reporter dead. Because she is a witness and off active duty, she is not able to participate in the investigation ... at least not overtly. Meanwhile, when Brenda's parents, Willie Ray (recurring guest FRANCES STERNHAGEN) and Clay (recurring guest star BARRY CORBIN - "One Tree Hill"), visit, Fritz meets Clay for the first time. Brenda still has not told her parents about her engagement. Series star Kyra Sedgwick's husband, actor KEVIN BACON ("Mystic River," "The Woodsman"), directed the episode.

Cast

Kyra Sedgwick
as Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson
J.K. Simmons
as Asst. Police Chief Will Pope
Corey Reynolds
as Sgt. David Gabriel
Robert Gossett
as Com. Taylor
G.W. Bailey
as Det. Lt. Provenza
Jon Tenney
as FBI Agent Fritz Howard
Frances Sternhagen
as Willie Ray Johnson
Barry Corbin
as Clay Johnson
Blake Shields
as Bill Hawthorn
Michelle Clunie
as Dr. Leonard
Steve Braun
as Greg Pierson
Brian Goodman
as Vince Kemble
Anthony John Denison
as Lt. Det. Andy Flynn
Raymond Cruz
as Det. Julio Sanchez
Michael Paul Chan
as Lt. Mike Tao
Phillip P. Keene
as Buzz Watson
Gina Ravera
as Det. Irene Daniels
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