The Closer (2005)/Culture Shock

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Culture Shock
Season 3, Episode 10
Airdate August 20, 2007
Writer(s) Adam Belanoff
Director(s) Elodie Keene
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Culture Shock is the tenth episode of the third season of The Closer, and the thirty-eighth 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), Gina Ravera (Det. Irene Daniels)

And: Jon Tenney (FBI Agent Fritz Howard)

Special Guest Stars: Frances Sternhagen (Willie Ray Johnson), Barry Corbin (Clay Johnson), S. Epatha Merkerson (Dr. Dioli)

Guest Starring: Kelvin Yu (Ren-Di Chen), Raymond Ma (Guay-Lai Chen), John Wesley Shipp (Chris Conroy), Elaine Kao (An-Li Wong), Phillip P. Keene (Buzz Watson), George Kee Chung (Tourist), Thomas Vincent Kelly (James Lance), Juting Tsang (Ping-Mei Zhang)

Co-Starring: Samuel Shen Chong (Yi Chu)


Plot Overview

from TNT press release
A young Chinese woman who owns a lucrative tour company is found murdered in one of her tour buses. The case comes to Brenda’s squad because the tour company had been shuttling around a number of high-profile officials from the Chinese government. Meanwhile, Fritz is forced to babysit Brenda’s parents while Brenda is on the job.


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