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13. Top of the Pecking Order Award: Tori Spelling's pet Silkie chicken Coco steals the spotlight on Millionaire Matchmaker when Patti Stanger brings an old-school chauvinist to show that the Beverly Hills, 90210 star was a modern ...
Garbage bags stuffed with bodies boasting neither heads nor hands, mysteriously missing human organs (perhaps black-market booty?) and a steel magnolia of an LAPD deputy chief lassoing in her increasingly short-tempered police squad — all this and more is going down in the swanky new Major Crimes Division murder-room set of TNT's The Closer on a sunny June afternoon in Los Angeles. Whew! It ain't pretty, but it sure is exciting.
"After all these years, the scripts are amazing yet again," says Golden Globe-winning star Kyra Sedgwick, who plays the Southern ace interrogator Brenda Leigh Johnson, as she puts aside a victim's photo...
This week on TNT's The Closer (Monday at 9 pm), one of the Major Crimes Division's own — Det. Sgt. David Gabriel — finds himself facing tough questions in the wake of a shooting. Corey Reynolds previewed his character's crisis as well as the introduction of one of Brenda's most formidable foes ever. (Also: Read The Closer creator James Duff's blog about this episode.)
TVGuide.com: The consensus seems to be that this season's first two episodes have been fine and all, but we have yet to get that "wow" episode. Is this week's that episode?
Corey Reynolds: I'd like to think it is. This week's episode is really exciting for a couple of different reasons. For myself personally, acting-wise, it was a bit of a challenge to let myself go through the emotions that take place. And we get a heavyweight guest star coming in this week, with Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica) playing Capt. Raydor. I can assure you, she quickly becomes one of Kyra [Sedgwick]'s most vicious [on-screen] nemeses. (Watch an exclusive video clip below.)
TVGuide.com: Even more so than any slippery suspect, like Jason O'Mara's firebug or Billy Burke's Phillip Stroh?
Reynolds: You'd think that two officers working together would share some commonality, more so than an officer working against a criminal. But ...
"Run, run, run."I doubt I could have gotten out this recap Sunday afternoon, immediately after screening this week's powerful episode of TNT's The Closer. As I said then, in a separate blogging, I was that shell-shocked, that rattled by not just the horrific crimes at the heart of the episode or by the twisted mind-set of our killer, but also by the toll the case took on Gabriel, Brenda and the PHD as a whole."Everyone pretends kids don't want sex. But they do."With that first thought from Roger's sick mind, it instantly became clear that this episode would be different. That it was not a matter of whodunit but why and we were disgusted to hear the answers. There were no false leads or mistaken intent this week. We had our culprit, and it was just a matter of getting his confession.By any means necessary...?Lord knows, over the past two seasons we have seen Brenda Leigh pull every trick to coax an "I did it" out of a suspect's mouth. And on rare instances, we have questioned ...
So, did you watch TVGuide.com's live webcast with the cast and creator of The Closer? Wasn't Miss Kyra positively luminous? (Though the way she kept shifting in her seat, I suspect that director's chair was wicked uncomfortable.)Ladies, did Jon Tenney live up to his cutie rep? Could Tony's baseball analogy have been any more, um, "involved"? Doesn't the road trip/U-Haul episode sound like a hoot? What do you think of Robert Gossett's "Salt & Pepper"/Taylor-and-Provenza spinoff idea? Should we not read too much into the fact that Gina Ravera was MIA, seeing as Corey Reynolds said Daniels and Gabriel will continue dating this season?Did the question you sent in make the cut, and get answered by one of our fab guests? Share your thoughts on what was discussed, and the coming season as a whole, here and now. Thank yew!