The Closer

10 Best Episodes of The Closer - Season 7

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 - S7E7

#15 - A Family Affair (Season 7 - Episode 7)

The team investigates the puzzling death of a fellow officer's daughter. Elsewhere, Captain Raydor advances in her meticulous audit of Brenda's unit and begins to sharpen focus on Detective Sanchez.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 166 votes.

The Closer - S7E13

#14 - Relative Matters (Season 7 - Episode 13)


Brenda's parents return with surprising news that keeps Brenda's mind from her case.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 160 votes.

The Closer - S7E8

#13 - Death Warrant (Season 7 - Episode 8)

Brenda seeks Capt. Raydor's help in an investigation of possible police brutality; Brenda's attorney starts deposing the squad about the Baylor case.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 170 votes.

The Closer - S7E4

#12 - Under Control (Season 7 - Episode 4)


Tao's son works at a camp where a boy goes missing.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 170 votes.

The Closer - S7E17

#11 - Fool's Gold (Season 7 - Episode 17)

Provenza tries to help his ex-wife locate her wedding ring, but he stumbles into red-faced fumbles that include a robbery, an evidence-destroying canine and a frenetic appraiser.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 172 votes.

The Closer - S7E1

#10 - Unknown Trouble (Season 7 - Episode 1)


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 is getting ready to announce the department’s new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 199 votes.

The Closer - S7E11

#9 - Necessary Evil (Season 7 - Episode 11)

The death of a high school principal who had been trying to raise test scores at his school to prevent it from being closed causes Brenda and Fritz to fight over who has control of the case because an already existing FBI investigation causes the cases to overlap.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 154 votes.

The Closer - S7E10

#8 - Fresh Pursuit (Season 7 - Episode 10)


The squad investigates the death of a deputy sheriff; the judge considers dropping the charges against Brenda.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 172 votes.

The Closer - S7E3

#7 - To Serve with Love (Season 7 - Episode 3)

Flynn and Provenza get into the usual trouble moonlighting as process servers when a man dies shortly after they serve him.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 171 votes.

The Closer - S7E18

#6 - Drug Fiend (Season 7 - Episode 18)


Investigating the death of a beloved cancer doctor hits too close to home for Brenda who's already upset after learning that Pope is monitoring everything she does.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 176 votes.

The Closer - S7E14

#5 - Road Block (Season 7 - Episode 14)

The LAPD's Police Commissioner and his wife, Gail, may be in trouble when Brenda becomes determined to uncover a scandal one of them tried to cover up.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 169 votes.

The Closer - S7E20

#4 - Armed Response (Season 7 - Episode 20)


Brenda finds a young couple involved to in the investigation by accident after finding two people dead outside in the street Brenda has no idea that the DA is watching her every move Capitan Raydor and Chief Pope find out who the leak is.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 186 votes.

The Closer - S7E15

#3 - Silent Partner (Season 7 - Episode 15)

Brenda seeks help from a businessman, played by guest star Jason George (Grey's Anatomy), with old ties to the neighborhood where Turell Baylor was murdered.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 173 votes.

The Closer - S7E19

#2 - Last Rites (Season 7 - Episode 19)


The murder of a priest puts the squad on a collision course with the Catholic Church and drives a wedge between Brenda and Chief Pope. Meanwhile, Brenda’s parents are in town while her father continues his cancer treatments.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 176 votes.

The Closer - S7E21

#1 - The Last Word (Season 7 - Episode 21)

In the series finale, we bid a final farewell to Brenda Leigh Johnson. When a young man calls 911 to report seeing someone being buried in Griffith Park, police find not only her remains, but those of several other women who were kills as far back as two years ago. Brenda immediately suspects Philip Stroh and, despite departmental restrictions, sets out to finally tie him to the murders. Meanwhile, the witness who called 911 makes Brenda look at her life and future.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 195 votes.

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