The Closer (2005)/Blindsided

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Season 3, Episode 9
Airdate August 13, 2007
Written by Hunt Baldwin
& John Coveny
Directed by Kevin Bacon
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The Closer (2005)Season Three
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Blindsided is the ninth episode of the third season of The Closer, and the thirty-seventh episode overall.

Starring: Kyra Sedgwick (Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson), J.K. Simmons (Asst. Police Chief Will Pope), Corey Reynolds (Sgt. David Gabriel), Robert Gossett (Commander Taylor), G.W. Bailey (Det. Lt. Provenza), Tony Denison (Lt. Andy Flynn), Michael Paul Chan (Lt. Mike Tao), Raymond Cruz (Det. Julio Sanchez)

And: Jon Tenney (FBI Agent Fritz Howard)

Special Guest Stars: Frances Sternhagen (Willie Ray Johnson), Barry Corbin (Clay Johnson)

Guest Starring: Steve Braun (Greg Pierson), Blake Shields (Bill Hawthorn), Brian Goodman (Vince Kemble), Michelle Clunie (Dr. Leonard), Phillip P. Keene (Buzz Watson), Jason Grutter (Chad), Brendan Wayne (Roy)

Co-Starring: Kia Skrine (LAPD Uniform), Frank Kopyc (Deke Hawthorn)


Plot Overview

from TNT press release
Brenda’s traumatic incident with a serial killer has left her psychologically shaky, so the departmental psychologist has taken her off of active duty. In the meantime, Pope assigns her to escort a television reporter doing a story on the LAPD. While they are driving around, however, their car is attacked with a barrage of gunfire, leaving the reporter dead. Because Brenda is a witness and off active duty, she is not able to participate in the investigation…at least not overtly. Meanwhile, Brenda’s parents have come to visit, and Fritz gets to meet her father for the first time. But Brenda isn’t sure she’s ready to tell her parents about her engagement to Fritz.


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