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The Closer (2005)/Maternal Instincts

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Maternal Instincts
Season 5, Episode 11
Airdate August 17, 2009
Production Number
Writer(s) Leo Geter
Director(s) David McWhirter
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The Closer (2005)Season Five
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Maternal Instincts is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of The Closer, and the sixty-ninth 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), Phillip P. Keene (Buzz Watson)

And: Jon Tenney (FBI Agent Fritz Howard)

Guest Starring: Sosie Bacon (Charlie Johnson), Norma Maldonado (Mrs. DeLeon), Philip Ettinger (Jake Burrell), Inbar Lavi (Vanessa Almassian), Mandy June Turpin (Dr. Elyse Cathcart), Michael Rose (Mr. Almassian), Amy Tolsky (Nurse), Daniel Zacapa (Mr. DeLeon), Will Morales (Oscar DeLeon)


Plot Overview

Brenda and Charlie are witness to a shooting in a parking lot. At first it looks like the victim was a young drug dealer, but upon further investigation, it seems that the wounded bystander may have been the primary target.


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