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 and grabs a time-out for TV Guide Magazine. "In this scene, there are a million subtexts going on while our story is being told - there's information being imparted with lots of props being tossed around while dirty looks and slamming doors are exploding all around Brenda. That's great drama when 60 things are going on at once - that's when we're at our best."
Entering the show's sixth summer of crackling cases and still maintaining its status as the No. 1 ad-supported cable show on television, The Closer's cast and creator James Duff gave us exclusive access to search for new-season clues involving the personal, as well as the professional lives, of one of the juiciest ensembles on TV. The biggest mystery? How does the modern working stiff juggle both work and the arduous task of maintaining her own humanity?
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