The Closer

The Closer


Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.


  • 1

    Products Of Discovery


    Products Of Discovery: Four family members are killed in their home - innocent victims in an attempted execution of a trial witness. (S5, Ep1)

  • 2

    Blood Money


    Blood Money: Brenda and her team step into the delicate kidnapping case of a real estate mogul accused of fraud, which is complicated by frozen assets and an FBI case. (S5, Ep2)

  • 3

    Red Tape


    Red Tape: When Sergeant Gabriel wounds an unarmed suspect, Brenda finds herself at odds with the FID Captain - a woman who is as single-minded and as intense as she is. (S5, Ep3)

  • 4

    Walking Back The Cat


    Walking Back The Cat: Special agent Howard asks Brenda for Major Crimes' help in finding a "missing person;" however, sparks begin to fly. (S5, Ep4)

  • 5

    Half Load


    Half Load: A reformed former convict is shot and killed outside a community center in gang territory. Brenda tries to assure a public that has grown wary of police cooperation. (S5, Ep5)

  • 6

    Tapped Out


    Tapped Out: Brenda deals with a psychotic wannabe detective who holds the keys to her case involving the murder of a pick-up artist. (S5, Ep6)

  • 7

    Strike Three


    Strike Three: Two officers are shot and killed in the line of duty; however, Captain Raydor's internal investigation could jeopardize Major Crimes' chances of finding the killers. (S5, Ep7)

  • 8

    Elysian Fields


    Elysian Fields: Brenda works with a retired detective on a case involving an accused killer who is murdered, but they clash because Brenda wants to find the killer's killer. (S5, Ep8)

  • 9

    Identity Theft


    Identity Theft: When a confessed killer gets an important detail of the murder wrong during his allocution, Brenda suspects that he may be covering for his schizophrenic son. (S5, Ep9)

  • 10

    Smells Like Murder


    Smells Like Murder: A cooler containing a body over three years dead comes to Major Crimes, leading Brenda to consider four hostile suspects. (S5, Ep10)

  • 11

    Maternal Instincts


    Maternal Instincts: Brenda uses her niece Charlie without her knowledge to uncover a motive after a schoolyard shooter kills one teenager and leaves another seriously wounded. (S5, Ep11)

  • 12

    Waivers Of Extradition


    Waivers Of Extradition: Texas authorities help Major Crimes catch a serial killer, but will Brenda allow the killer to be extradited to Texas to face the death penalty? (S5, Ep12)

  • 13

    The Life


    The Life: When the brother of a gang leader and two other gang members are killed, Major Crimes suspects that they are victims in a gang war; however, a new motive emerges. (S5, Ep13)

  • 14

    Make Over


    Make Over: Major Crimes runs into a problem when it is forced to reopen an old murder case and discovers that the detective who closed it had a sex change and is now a woman. (S5, Ep14)

  • 15

    Dead Man's Hand


    Dead Man's Hand: Tension between Captain Raydor and Major Crimes escalates as Chief Pope asks Brenda to discretely investigate the abuse of one of Raydor's detectives. (S5, Ep15)