THE CLOSER “Good Faith” Review (Season 4 Episode 11)

Barry Corbin, Frances Sternhagen, Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer

After seeing an early release of the first 2009 episode THE CLOSER “Good Faith”, I wanted to share some thoughts on it.

Before I get into this further , let me be upfront with you by stating that I will not reveal how last year’s The Closer episode cliffhanger unfolds as we promised the network not to reveal major plot points.

With that said, I took away a few things from this episode that make me think that this season will be memorable.

First, Brenda and Fritz are still going strong but at the same time, I feel that Brenda is not following Fritz down the marriage path as willingly as she claims. It’s like when you are walking with somebody and although you are walking together, you get the sense that they are dragging their feet. It seems to me that there is a real reluctance on Brenda’s part here and this episode will reveal one part of why that is the case. It will be interesting to see how that gets resolved.

Second, the investigation in “Good Faith” was classic awesomeness. As a procedural junkie, I particularly appreciate the ruthless efficiency of Brenda and her team in solving murders. How they nailed this one was nothing short of brilliant. I can’t wait to see how the remaining investigations get resolved.

Finally, I want to give a special shout out to J.K. Simmons (Asst. Police Chief Will Pope) who is the most hard working actor I know. I mean, he is like everywhere, whether it is on TV or movies. I am looking forward to seeing more of him in the remaining season 4 episodes of The Closer.

Overall this was a fantastic beginning episode for the year. Don’t forget to watch The Closer when it returns Monday, January 26 at 9pm on TNT. And of course, once you’ve seen it, come back to share your thoughts.