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The Closer - what did Brenda's mother want to tell her?

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She didn't look sick at all, still you knew when Brenda brought the cup of coffee what she was going to find. Why didn't her father know? She looked pretty bad, like she had been gone awhie. Something just wasn't right about it. And I may have missed something switching back & forth to the Olympics.

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biancardi1343702100.51346460 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005

She never got to tell Brenda. Unless there is a note or something, Brenda will never know what her mother wanted to talk to her about. I bet it was about her health or something....

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KathyPet1343702599.3477829 PostsRegistered 1/25/2006Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

I assume that Brenda's mother just wanted to talk with her about her own health issues.


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kdgn1343738688.00712867 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Can someone recap please? The red dot was on for recording this last night but when I went to watch it, at 5:30 am no less, there is no Closer recorded! I am beyond aggravated-and yes, I know I can watch it next Monday night.

Not happy.

cindychats1343738850.4217559 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

I think it was about her health.

Umm it doesn't take long for someone to "look" like that after they die. Plus it is a tv show and they like drama.

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cindychats1343739005.36317559 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

Maybe she didn't tell her husband she was sick since he was recovering from cancer or maybe he did know what she wanted to talk to Brenda about. That doesn't mean he would expect her to be dead suddenly that exact morning. Of course we did because it is a drama tv show and they gave that away in the previews and the buildup.

aggravated1343768423.483530 PostsRegistered 12/9/2009

They reshow the episodes Saturday mornings. TNT reshows all their Summer dramas from the week then, and so does the USA Network. You can catch the Closer, Suits, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, etc.

DeltaOne1343770377.8632167 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006
On 7/31/2012 kdgn said:

Can someone recap please? The red dot was on for recording this last night but when I went to watch it, at 5:30 am no less, there is no Closer recorded! I am beyond aggravated-and yes, I know I can watch it next Monday night.

Not happy.


I hate it when my DVR does that!!

SPOILER -- Recap:

Brenda's father is doing much better since he came out to CA to see the doctor Brenda set him up with. While Brenda is busy solving another crime, her mother mentions to her a couple of times that she needs to talk to her, that it won't take very long, but Brenda keeps putting her off because she's so busy with her case. At the end of the show, Brenda walks in the house after spending all night at work, her father is in the kitchen making breakfast, and says he's letting his wife sleep in, but tells Brenda to take a cup of coffee in to her mother because her mother needs to talk to her about something. When Brenda walks into the bedroom, her mother is laying in bed and doesn't respond when Brenda speaks to her, and then Brenda realizes she's died and screams out to Fritz who rushes in and pulls Brenda out of the bedroom.

gig27501343783383.922542 PostsRegistered 10/21/2007right here, right now....

Carmen67, excellent recap!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

KathyPet1343790592.6337829 PostsRegistered 1/25/2006Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

So what do you think the ending will be? Personally I think that BRenda will be eaten up by guilt over the knowledge that she couldn't take time from the case she was working to spend a few minutes talking with her mother. Brenda's obsession with her job has been brought up in several episodes this season. I think that BRenda will decide to resign now that her mother is dead because she will feel obligated to take care of her father after her mother's death. I like Brenda but let's face it her total obsession with the cases she is working to the total exclusion of her personal life verges on disturbed.

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Deep inside me is a skinny woman crying to get out. I can usually shut her up with cookies!!

lizzief1343791530.322342 PostsRegistered 9/27/2011
On 7/31/2012 KathyPet said:

So what do you think the ending will be? Personally I think that BRenda will be eaten up by guilt over the knowledge that she couldn't take time from the case she was working to spend a few minutes talking with her mother. Brenda's obsession with her job has been brought up in several episodes this season. I think that BRenda will decide to resign now that her mother is dead because she will feel obligated to take care of her father after her mother's death. I like Brenda but let's face it her total obsession with the cases she is working to the total exclusion of her personal life verges on disturbed.

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ITA with everything you say! The whole episode I was thinking of the reason(s) she would leave, and they didn't leave much to question, from her differences with Pope, to her marriage to her parents. It has all been escalating. I was truly surprised about her mother passing, that was really over the top, but that's Hollywood. So glad most of the crew will be back in "Major Crimes."

KathyPet1343792105.6077829 PostsRegistered 1/25/2006Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Yes add in the fact that Commander Taylor will be Brenda's new boss and I think that will be the last straw and push her into resigning.


Deep inside me is a skinny woman crying to get out. I can usually shut her up with cookies!!

maplecrazed1343802373.69207 PostsRegistered 7/17/2005

Who do you think the leak is?

Kitty Galo­re1343827833.6131743 PostsRegistered 4/28/2009

Pope !

reese21343828787.9235800 PostsRegistered 8/11/2006North of South..we've moved

I also think her mom wanted to tell her about her illness. It's as if so long as her husband was so ill, she had to hang on for him. As soon as he was doing better, she allowed herself to let go. It was very sad.

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Luma21343861715.987227 PostsRegistered 12/15/2010

I'm wondering if the leak could inadvertently be Gabriel through his lawyer girlfriend.

It seemed odd to bring in a new character this late in the series, unless she serves some storyline purpose . . .

DeltaOne13439456812167 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006
On 7/31/2012 gig2750 said:

Carmen67, excellent recap!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}


Thank you!

DeltaOne1343946066.7132167 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006

All of you who posted have excellent ideas and theories! I am on pins and needles waiting to find out how this ends.

brenbren1343958480.081215 PostsRegistered 11/28/2007The South
On 8/1/2012 Luma2 said:

I'm wondering if the leak could inadvertently be Gabriel through his lawyer girlfriend.

It seemed odd to bring in a new character this late in the series, unless she serves some storyline purpose . . .

In order to keep the major characters, I think it may be the guy who takes the videos and runs the camera for the interview room. I don't remember his name.

kdgn1343959864.312867 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Buzz is in the new show Major Crimes. Gabriel's character isn't shown in the new cast. The others are, including Fritz, but not Pope.

Disneyland­fan1343961766.3433374 PostsRegistered 10/18/2008Southern California

I wish they wouldn't have taken the show the way they are going. So much anger between Pope and Brenda and now her mother. They could have ended on a high note with her leaving to follow Fritz to another job because of a promotion or joining the CIA again, or just missing her parents and moves back to Atlanta.

I think Gabriel is the leak since he doesn't show up as a character in the new spin off.

Rooney11343967030.955770 PostsRegistered 9/5/2007White Mountains - Northeastern Arizona
On 8/1/2012 Luma2 said:

I'm wondering if the leak could inadvertently be Gabriel through his lawyer girlfriend.

It seemed odd to bring in a new character this late in the series, unless she serves some storyline purpose . . .

I thought the same thing.

cascol1344001808.887130 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Does anyone have any thoughts about how they will handle Fritz' remaining on Major Crimes, and Brenda moving to another city? Thanks Bunny

Kitty Galo­re1344614572.361743 PostsRegistered 4/28/2009

If fritz is to be in the new series spin-off then does that mean that Brenda and fritz break up ? That really doesn't make any sense does it ??

cascol1344632994.96130 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Kitty, in all of the promos and pictures of Major Crimes, Fritz is featured. I'm still trying to figure out what they did to handle his and Brenda's relationship. We won't have long to wait. Bunny

DeltaOne1344634493.5472167 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006

The character of Buzz sure got much bigger last season as well as this final season. I also noticed he now has a badge attached to his belt, and I always thought he was a support staff person and not a law enforcement officer. Anyone else notice this?

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