After seven enjoyable and murder-filled seasons The Closer wraps up its last case. TNT's first original series, the show garnered critical acclaim, won several major awards, and was highly rated. Even thought the sixth season of the show was the top-rated drama on cable television, star and executive producer Kyra Sedwick decided to pull the plug and end the program while it was still on top. A show that never jumped the shark, this final season of The Closer is just as strong as the rest, and sees many of Chief Johnson's sins come back to haunt her. Viewers who have been watching the series all along will be thrilled with this final collection.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) was brought to LA by Assistant Police Chief Will Pope (J.K. Simmons) to lead up a new special murder investigation task force; Major Crimes. She was recruited because of her uncanny ability to 'close' a case; obtaining confessions that ensure a conviction and her group is charged with solving high profile murder cases quickly and with as little drama in the press as possible. Johnson
At the end of the last season the fate of Major Crimes was in doubt. The Chief of Police was stepping down and while Chief Pope was a favorite to take over the job, ultimately it was given to Tommy Delk (Courtney B. Vance). Chief Delk started off by reorganizing the LAPD, minimizing Chief Pope's position and giving Brenda's sometimes foil, Capt. Taylor (Robert Gossett) a much more prominent role.