Jun. 13, 2005
60 min.
TNT TV Network

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The Closer

"They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk." Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is a police detective who transfers from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases.

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Det. Lt. Provenza The Closer
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George William "G. W." Bailey (born August 27, 1944) is a stage, television and film actor. ...

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Position/title: Detective Lieutenant, Priority Homicide Division
Expertise:able to motive others utilizing his sense of humor


Personality type:gruff lovable teddy bear
Strengths:great sense of humor, a good friend, able to be supportive, good with elderly ladies,
Weaknesses:tends to follow Flynn's lead a lot to get himself in trouble
Endearing traits:The ability to mimic Brenda Leigh Johnson's professional "suggestions" when working a crime scene.
Character flaws:stubborn to the extreme, as in refuses to retire so his ex wife won't get half of his pension. Does not like things on his desk. Married multiple times, twice to the same woman.

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05x06 - Tapped Out
Season 5, Episode 06
04x01 - Controlled Burn
Season 4, Episode 01
05x14 - Make Over
Season 5, Episode 14
04x03 - Cherry Bomb
Season 4, Episode 03
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