The Closer (Season 5)
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5.03 – Red Tape
aired on June 22, 2009
Directed by: Rick Wallace | Written by: Duppy Demetrius


Sgt. Gabriel comes under investigation for shooting a homicide suspect when the facts don’t add up. The internal investigation led by Captain Sharon Raydor gets in the way of the original murder investigation, leaving the entire team tied up in knots. Brenda finally accepts that she must say goodbye to Kitty.
When I have an unarmed civilian sprayed by bullets from a member of the LAPD, I expect cooperation. It encourages me. And if I could offer YOU some advice, uh, while I am investigating this shooting, be careful where you place your sympathies.
Do you need help with the word immediately?
5.07 – Strike Three
aired on July 20, 2009
Directed by: Nelson McCormick | Written by: Steven Kane


Brenda crosses paths again with Captain Sharon Raydor when a gunfight kills two police officers and a teenage boy. The subsequent rift comes crashing full force into the team’s case involving white supremacists.
Seventy million dollars. That was the settlement in the Rampart case. One hundred – that’s how many convictions were overturned due to renegade policing and lack of oversight in one division alone, not to mention the loss of trust the LAPD needs to remain effective.
5.15 – Dead Man’s Hand
aired on December 21, 2009
Directed by: James Duff | Written by: Duppy Demetrius, Ken Martin


Captain Sharon Raydor returns with a request for the Major Crimes Division. At the same time, Brenda must deal with Fritz’s eccentric behavior.