The Closer: Season 7 (2011 - 2012)

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Season 7
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The Closer ends with a bang: there's a quick pace, characters to love, a compelling arc, and Kyra Sedgwick's incredible performance.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 20

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Air date: Jul 11, 2011

In the seventh season premiere, Brenda and the squad investigate the owner of a hip-hop record label when one of his rap artists and six innocent bystanders are gunned down. The case hits home for Gabriel who knows two of the victims from church. Meanwhile, Chief Delk prepares to announce the department's new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2011

As the LAPD undergoes a major realignment, Brenda's team investigates the murder of a young girl who was house-sitting. Captain Raydor is forced to expand her audit of Major Crimes in light of the civil suit against Brenda and the LAPD.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2011

Flynn and Provenza hope to make easy money by serving court papers for a lawyer. But, once again, they find themselves in hot water when a man is killed minutes after being served by the pair. Things quickly go downhill from there. Guest star ADAM ARKIN (Sons of Anarchy, Chicago Hope, Northern Exposure) appears as a financier targeted by his clients after pulling off a Ponzi scheme.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2011

The team searches for a missing boy who attends the summer camp where Lieutenant Tao's son works. Meanwhile, Captain Raydor makes a troubling suggestion to Brenda as she continues her audit of the Major Crimes unit.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2011

The squad investigates the death of a minister with a scandalous secret and the family who will do anything to protect his name and their church. Meanwhile, all but one member of the Major Crimes unit receives a subpoena in the civil suit against the LAPD, raising questions about whether the one who didn't get served might throw the rest of the squad under the bus.

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Air date: Aug 15, 2011

A home construction site becomes a crime scene when a body turns up underneath a retainer wall. Plus, Brenda considers taking on a high-priced lawyer, Gavin Baker (recurring guest star MARK PELLEGRINO Lost, Supernatural, Dexter), but, unfortunately for Fritz, the retainer fee could require cutting back on several luxuries.

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Air date: Aug 22, 2011

The squad helps out a fellow law enforcement officer by investigating the mysterious death of her daughter. And Captain Raydor continues her audit of Brenda and Major Crimes, focusing her efforts on Detective Sanchez.

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Air date: Aug 29, 2011

Brenda receives a tip about a murder-for-hire involving a major drug cartel, but since the case doesn't fall under her jurisdiction, she solicits Captain Raydor's help in investigating the tipster's allegations of police brutality. Meanwhile, Brenda's attorney, Gavin Baker (recurring guest star MARK PELLEGRINO), starts deposing the squad about the Shootin' Newton case at the center of the civil lawsuit against her.

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Air date: Sep 5, 2011

Major Crimes investigates the mysterious disappearance of a stage father just as his daughter's new single is about to hit the charts. Meanwhile, the Baylor family offers to settle with Brenda in the civil suit against her, but the deal may be too good to be true. Guest stars include KEN HOWARD (The White Shadow, Grey Gardens), DEBRAH FARENTINO (Storm of the Century, Eureka) and RICK GONZALEZ (Reaper, Coach Carter).

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Air date: Sep 12, 2011

The squad investigates the shooting death of a deputy sheriff as the judge in the civil case against Brenda decides whether or not to drop the case against her.

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Don't miss the final season of the critically acclaimed series starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a top-notch investigator whose career may now be on the line.

Critic Reviews for The Closer Season 7

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

There were a number of lighthearted episodes that never quite worked. But the dramatic material was, and still is, formidable.

Sep 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Good start to The End and a major twist.

Jul 11, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Closer is still the same fast-paced cop drama. It's just that now we also have the subtext of finding out what road we take to the close.

Jul 11, 2011 | Full Review…

The show's increasing silliness had begun to verge on self-parody -- not the right drift for a vehicle that had won Sedgwick a drama Emmy.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The intensity of the storyline and of Brenda's final few acts were jaw-dropping.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

This is Sedgwick's show, a star vehicle all the way.

Jul 12, 2011 | Full Review…

As a series, its quality and sizable audience helped put TNT and its "We Know Drama" mantra on the map,... For that and seven seasons of entertainment, we should all say Thank you, thank you so much.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has just kept getting better as justice has become more personal for Brenda.

Jul 5, 2012 | Full Review…

Tonight's return is strong enough that I won't miss the final six.

Jul 9, 2012 | Full Review…

Although a little too comic for some tastes the past couple of seasons, it is still watchable drama with a great cast.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

Frankly, I love The Closer, the cops are like family to me after all these years.

Jul 11, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What would be an admirable message suffers for a lack of nuance.

Jul 11, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Closer: Season 7

  • Aug 26, 2019
    Ok, two glasses of wine. My wife and I have been binging on The Closer for the last (month). Kyra Sedgwick is good, J.K. Simmons is good and the writers are good. Have been addicted to DCI Banks, Shetland, and now The Closer. Also dug Goliath but done with Suits. Stay with the good stuff.
  • Aug 28, 2014
    This is a perfect law and order serial. Kyra Sedgwick is brilliant i this role and the supporting cast is also perfect. I've been binge watching it all over again. And it is just as good as the first time. I couldn't recommend this more strongly.
  • May 22, 2014
    This was a Great Series! Great Characters that you fall in love with and it was done with a classy flair to it! Good Clean Cop Drama, No cursing..or very little.

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