I woke up a half hour early this morning, basically throwing off my whole schedule. The good news is that I was able to watch THE CLOSER’s summer finale before heading into the office. I think it was one of the funniest episodes I’ve seen in a while, but at the same time, it was action packed, scary, and made me a blubbering crying idiot by the last five minutes.
[SPOILER ALERT – don’t click for more if you haven’t watched yet]
Kyra Sedgwick was great last night – she needed her purse out of that crime scene and didn’t care what happened to her if she went in. I loved her interaction with Babs the robot (and Tao’s freaky love for it). When Brenda Leigh looked square into Babs’ camera and said “Help Me,” I laughed so hard. She is so passionate about her job, and solving crimes. The realization she had when she recognized the mall as the target – it was brilliant. The way Kyra portrayed worry and calm all at the same time? Someone hand her an Emmy, please? I like that Fritz took time during an investigation to mention paint swatches and looking around the hardware store.
Though they were crazy people, two minutes to mention how great the guest actors were this week. That creep kid who took too much of his meds? Chills.
Let’s talk about the team, shall we?
Every one of these guys are so different. Flynn is so relaxed, Sanchez is so intense, Tao is so nerdy-brilliant. Provenza just makes me laugh, and Sgt Gabriel is a great straight person to Brenda’s often wacky unorthodox Deputy Chief.
I have to give credit to Daniels this week – she didn’t give up down on the ground. I was worried for a minute when the previews kept saying one of the team “might not make it,” that she would be the one to take a bullet.
Even though the previouslies showed us Sanchez’s episode where his brother died, for some reason, I didn’t stop and think “I bet they’re showing that because he’s going to be the one who gets shot”.
When he threw himself in front of the bullets to save dear old Provenza, I was so upset for him. After they took out the shooter in the brilliant bombing fashion, and the majority of the team and Fritz (Tao and Daniels ere on the ground) was left holding Sanchez up – dear old Provenza ran over to that helicopter. I started crying right around when Sanchez joked to Provenza about it, and just was left feeling so sad. When Brenda ordered him to breathe, it was just so upsetting. I hope that this is resolved right away in the winter episodes, and that we don’t lose him. Everyone on the team is so important – I don’t want anyone to die!
What did you think? Will you be waiting with bated breath until new episodes in January, just like me?