THE CLOSER “An Ugly Game” Review

The Closer An Ugly Game
THE CLOSER “An Ugly Game” Season 6 Episode 15The Closer wrapped up its sixth season with tonight’s finale, “An Ugly Game.” This episode found Gabriel second guessing Brenda, who had a rare moment of poor judgment. Brenda was also forced to confront some ugly truths from Fritz’s past.

Major Crimes started investigating the case of the missing Mercedes thanks to Commander Taylor’s desire for the squad to look busy in the eyes of Chief Delk. However, once they found the car and a body in the trunk, the case became a major crime. Brenda misjudged Trey as just being childish and immature, but not violent. However, Gabriel has a hunch and goes over Brenda’s head by calling Pope (who then calls in Fritz). Gabriel turned out to be right otherwise I think he would have been in trouble. Once Fritz helped Brenda get inside Trey’s head, she was able to get a confession by telling him he wasn’t accountable for his actions. She’ll really say anything to close a case, won’t she?

Overall, I enjoyed this intense episode thanks to some terrific acting, and because I was happy to see Brenda and Fritz talk about his past. Brenda has always seemed uncomfortable with the fact that Fritz is a recovering alcoholic, so I think it’s about time they confronted the issue.

While I think “An Ugly Game” was great as a regular episode, as a finale I think it was slightly underwhelming. Maybe I’m just comparing it to last week’s top-notch episode or I have high expectations since I know the series is wrapping up, but I didn’t think this case was as interesting as previous ones. I was also hoping we would see Chief Delk again before the end of the season and that we would find out what is happening with Pope. Pope, by the way, had my favorite quote of the night: “You know, it’s a little early for you to start acting like I don’t matter anymore. I mean, you may be right. But then again, you may be wrong.”

So what did you think of the season finale of The Closer? Did it meet your expectations? What would you like to see happen in the seventh and final season?

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