The Closer

10 Best Episodes of The Closer - Season 4

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the world's best interrogator eventually wins over even her toughest critics.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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The Closer - S4E14

#15 - Fate Line (Season 4 - Episode 14)

Fritz's sister agrees to use her psychic powers to help the Priority Homicide Division resolve one of their cases, and while her abilities appear to help her understand how Brenda works, they don't seem to stop her from offering misguided advice.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 147 votes.

The Closer - S4E9

#14 - Tijuana Brass (Season 4 - Episode 9)


An FBI informant is the prime suspect in the deaths of two Tijuana police officers; Pope, Taylor and Brenda must deal with a public relations mess when a newspaper prints an unflattering story about Priority Homicide.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 153 votes.

The Closer - S4E4

#13 - Live Wire (Season 4 - Episode 4)

A man wearing a surveillance wire is shot to death at point blank range in downtown Los Angeles; interpersonal relationships on the squad force Brenda into a corner.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 149 votes.

The Closer - S4E2

#12 - Speed Bump (Season 4 - Episode 2)


Brenda and the team must determine if a murder was revenge or mere coincidence when a recently released murderer turns up dead, the victim of a hit-and-run. As usual, Brenda's personal life isn't much better: she must deal with a recently incapacitated Fritz.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 161 votes.

The Closer - S4E8

#11 - Split Ends (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Brenda and the squad investigate the murder of a hair stylist; Brenda's parents stop in for a visit on their way to Alaska; Brenda's father wants to know when she and Fritz are going to tie the knot.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 150 votes.

The Closer - S4E3

#10 - Cherry Bomb (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Brenda suspects something more than suicide when a high-school girl is found hanged in her bedroom; the investigation uncovers a ruthless sexual game being played at a private school.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 172 votes.

The Closer - S4E11

#9 - Good Faith (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Brenda and the team investigate an apparent suicide that the medical examiner believes was actually a murder; Brenda's parents are staying with Fritz and Brenda for a few days.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 132 votes.

The Closer - S4E12

#8 - Junk in the Trunk (Season 4 - Episode 12)


The body of a man who stole $3 million in diamonds is found in the trunk of a car; the condition of the body makes determining the cause of death impossible.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 152 votes.

The Closer - S4E5

#7 - Dial M for Provenza (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Provenza and Flynn lose the evidence in an attempted murder case when Provenza's car is stolen; Pope is not happy when Brenda is forced to free the suspect and gives her and the squad 48 hours to retrieve the car, the evidence and the suspect.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 156 votes.

The Closer - S4E1

#6 - Controlled Burn (Season 4 - Episode 1)


When a massive fire breaks out in Griffith Park, Priority Homicide is on hand to help. But when an unidentified dead woman's body is found in the center of the scene, Deputy Chief Johnson is doing a lot more investigating then directing traffic. Meanwhile, Brenda and Fritz are living in a small apartment and getting on each other's nerves.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 166 votes.

The Closer - S4E6

#5 - Problem Child (Season 4 - Episode 6)

When a 12-year-old disappears, Brenda must decide whether to treat him as a runaway or a missing person.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 143 votes.

The Closer - S4E15

#4 - Double Blind (Season 4 - Episode 15)


Brenda and Fritz's attention is diverted by problems on the job even though their wedding day has finally arrived, and bad blood between the members of the Priority Homicide Division threatens to cause one of the officers to leave the department.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 162 votes.

The Closer - S4E13

#3 - Power of Attorney (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Brenda goes toe to toe with the tricky attorney of a man suspected of a brutal rape and murder. Going a few rounds to get to the truth, Brenda dukes it out with the lawyer who is just as clever in the ring as she is. Can she hang in there and get to the truth before the final bell?

The episode was rated 7.86 from 158 votes.

The Closer - S4E7

#2 - Sudden Death (Season 4 - Episode 7)


The entire squad searches for the person who shot Detective Sanchez's brother; the case is jeopardized by an overzealous detective and a leak within the department.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 151 votes.

The Closer - S4E10

#1 - Time Bomb (Season 4 - Episode 10)

The newly renamed Major Crimes Division investigates the death of a teenager that may be related to a planned massacre; the squad searches for a bomb before it can explode.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 165 votes.

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