July 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm #248737
The final six episodes of “The Closer” begin airing on Monday, July 9th, 2012 @ 9 PM ET on TNT.
Besides discussing these last episodes, we can also cover the show’s overall history, latest Emmy predictions, past Emmy nominations/win, and what’s in store for the spinoff series, “Major Crimes” (starring Mary McDonnell).
Reviews upcoming (if they surface).July 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm #248739
I am so sad to see this show go! I have watched and adored this show since the very first episode, and have every single season on DVD. This past season has been so incredible, both the season overall and Kyra Sedgwick’s performance!!! She deserves an Emmy nomination for this season!July 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm #248740
Kyra Sedgwick would be my runner up for the win at the emmys, I think this part has changed the idea of a female lead on TV becuase Brenda is one of the greatest females of the the past decade, I hope Sedgwick can get work as good as this but it seems like the part of a lifetime.July 9, 2012 at 10:15 am #248741
Episode Title: “Hostile Witness”
Synopsis: The final episodes of TNT’s landmark and Emmy-winning drama series “The Closer” resume with Brenda tangling with her nemesis, lawyer, and suspected rapist-murderer Philip Stroh; Brenda pulls a shock-and-awe courtroom manuever that may jeopardize an entire case and put her at odds with the new district attorney.
Guest Star: Billy Burke!
Discuss.July 9, 2012 at 11:50 am #248742
God I cannot wait for this! I loved Billy Burke last time he was on here, and Kyra Sedgwick has just been amazing this past season!!! This show has made so much history (highest rated scripted cable show since season 1, Most episodes in a single season of a cable drama (22 – Season 7), Until the 2011 Emmy awards, Sedgwick was the only actress in history to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, and Emmy nomination for every year her show was on, etc.), I will truly miss this show!July 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm #248743
That was so good. Crazy episode. It’ll be sad when this show ends.July 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm #248744
Wow. What an amazing episode. This show has been just so fantastic this entire season. I will be so sad to see this show end. Kyra Sedgwick was amazing in this episode, and Billy Burke was once again Emmy-worthy. Such a fantastic episode.
Grade for “Hostile Witness”: AJuly 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm #248745
I just got done watching this episode and I am not looking forward to the end. One of the best episodes of the entire season and the entire series. Kyra was fantastic and I was very invested in the case and I was compelled to watch more and more. If these five other episodes are like this one, I think we could be looking at a potential surprise on nomination morning 2013. Kyra is most definitely taking home another Emmy next fall if she can sneak back into the lineup.
“Hostile Witness” A+July 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm #248746
I would also like to take this time to point out the fantastic performances of Billy Burke, Amanda Mason Warren, and Julia Whelan. Julia, especially, moved me in a role that is very common in TV procedurals nowadays. But she was far more convincing than the many rape victims portrayed on SVU lately.July 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm #248747
That look on Brenda’s face when she found out who the rapist was just . . . wow. I’ve always like the idea of Brenda having that one adversary that she just couldn’t reach, or the case that she couldn’t “close.” It seems fitting that this Phillip Stroh enigma is the crux of what could end her career for good (or at least her job here, and by extension, Kyra Sedgwick on “The Closer”). I’m hoping that she nails it to Stroh all the same by series’ end. Billy Burke was Emmy-worthy here AGAIN. It still irks that they’ve overlooked such great guest performances over the years (Burke, Heath Freeman, James Frain, etc.), but Beau Bridges in drag, that gets nodded. Great start to the close, and I’m hoping for the best for this (and the spinoff series).
Grade for “Hostile Witness”: AJuly 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm #248748
I can’t believe I forgot this was coming back already!!!! I just watched the newest episode and it was REALLY good. I absolutely loved the scene where Brenda found out it wasn’t Stroh. I just kept going, “No. Nooo. Noooooooo!!” at my TV, but more in an “amused disbelief” kind of way than disappointment. The writers really did trick me with this one.
I’m also pretty glad that next week’s episode seems to be a more light-hearted Provenza and Flynn episode (the last one of the series!! Well, at least of The Closer…). I’m already kinda bummed that the show’s ending, so I’m happy these last six episodes aren’t all going to be powerful and emotional.July 16, 2012 at 6:52 am #248749
Episode Title: “Fool’s Gold”
Synopsis: Provenza tries to help his ex-wife locate her wedding ring, but he stumbles into red-faced fumbles that include a robbery, an evidende-destroying canine, and a frenetic appraiser.
Discuss.July 17, 2012 at 6:20 am #248750
This was one of their lighter episodes for sure. That might be one of the show’s lasting legacies in being able to shift from comedy to drama as effortlessly as they have over the years. I hope that continues with “Major Crimes,” and it looks like Provenza and Flynn will be around there too, so who knows. That appraiser guy though? Yikes. Jon Tenney should have squashed all of that overacting. They’re showing previews for the spin-off already, and it’s interesting Jon Tenney is included in those scenes. I thought if Kyra Sedgwick left, it would make the most sense for his character to leave too. I wonder how they’ll spin that. Or maybe that was just one scene and after that he’ll go to wherever Brenda ends up. It was nice to get away from all of the impending heaviness of Brenda’s leave for an episode. It feels like the dynamic from the earlier seasons. But on with the final episodes.
Grade for “Fool’s Gold”: BJuly 17, 2012 at 6:24 am #248751
^^^I agree. Though I thoroughly enjoy these light-hearted episodes, I’d much rather have outstanding episodes like last week. But this was still a very good case.July 17, 2012 at 8:33 am #248752
I’m sorry, but while this was a funny episode, I really found it pointless. There are only 6 episodes left, and I am kind of upset that they wasted one of them on one of these types of episodes. Don’t get me wrong, I like these kinds of episodes, but I didn’t feel like they should have included it in the final 6 episodes. And tha appraiser was the WORST guest star this show has ever had. He was ANNOYING AS HELL!!!
Overall, not a very good episode
Grade for “Fool’s Gold”: C+
Season 7 Part 2 Grades:
1.Hostile Witness: A
2.Fool’s Gold: C+
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