The Closer

10 Worst Episodes of The Closer

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 - S3E7

#10 - Four To Eight (Season 3 - Episode 7)

When two Catorce gang members are shot to death, Brenda and her squad must solve the murders before a gang war erupts. Meanwhile, Brenda has her own personal health scare when she finally visits the doctor.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 172 votes.

The Closer - S7E12

#9 - You Have the Right to Be Jolly (Season 7 - Episode 12)


Fred Willard (Modern Family) guest stars as Santa Jack, the owner of a Christmas village who believes he could be the real Father Christmas.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 160 votes.

The Closer - S7E16

#8 - Hostile Witness (Season 7 - Episode 16)

Brenda encounters her nemesis, Philip Stroh. the defense attorney she suspects is a murdering rapist. Obsessed with taking him down, she pulls a shock-and-awe courtroom stunt that jeopardizes a case and lands her in hot water with the new D.A..

The episode was rated 7.63 from 176 votes.

The Closer - S4E9

#7 - 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 - S7E6

#6 - Home Improvement (Season 7 - Episode 6)

A body turns up on a home construction site, while Brenda and Fritz weigh the expense of a high priced attorney.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 172 votes.

The Closer - S7E2

#5 - Repeat Offender (Season 7 - Episode 2)


Brenda has to figure out how house sitting led to the death of a young lady. As the fallout from the civil lawsuit continues Captian Rader has to broaden her investigation to include the LAPD while the realignment within be in LAPD gets started.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 183 votes.

The Closer - S5E1

#4 - Products of Discovery (Season 5 - Episode 1)

While investigating the homicide of an entire family, the team once again finds themselves entangled in an FBI case. They also find themselves distracted by an unusually surly Provenza.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 165 votes.

The Closer - S4E14

#3 - 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 - S7E5

#2 - Forgive Us Our Trespasses (Season 7 - Episode 5)

A family works to protect their late minister's reputation from scandal. Meanwhile, most of the Major Crimes Division is subpoenaed, raising suspicions about the one who wasn't.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 171 votes.

The Closer - S3E10

#1 - Culture Shock (Season 3 - Episode 10)


When a Chinese business woman is found dead on the tour bus she and her husband operate, Brenda and the squad must dig deep to investigate her past life. Meanwhile, Brenda’s parents reveal to the squad that Brenda and Fritz are engaged.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 169 votes.

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