Kyra Sedgwick on the end of ‘The Closer’: someone will die & the mole is revealed

Mild spoilers for the new season of “The Closer” are below
This interview with Kyra Sedgwick made me squeal. God, do you know how much I love The Closer? SO MUCH. A ridiculous amount. I can’t believe the series is closing down this summer. It sucks because… there really was so much more to do with these characters. They could have done another four seasons and the series still would have managed to be fresh and wonderful. Anyway, there are only six episodes left of the final season of The Closer. The first of the final six airs this coming Monday at 9 pm on TNT. In these final six episodes, “the mole” will finally be revealed. Brenda will also face off with “the rapist/murderer/psychopath who got away,” Philip Stroh, played by a deliciously creepy Billy Burke (Bella Swan’s dad for all of the Twihards out there). In this interview, Kyra also says that Brenda loses someone close to her. OMG, her dad? HER MOM? JOEL THE CAT?!?!? GAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

On not everyone surviving the final episodes.
“I think Brenda realizes how deeply she loves her squad and the inherent loss of making a choice, or having to leave. And there is another loss that happens that I can’t reveal. But there’s a major personal loss for Brenda.”

Like a recurring character passing away?
“Yes, yes.”

On the mole’s reveal.
“Oh absolutely [people will be surprised]! I think we’ve been thrown off the scent. I look at my Twitter and everyone has a different idea.”

On the final episodes being themed around love and loss.
“The themes are loss and love and I think there are clearly some ripple effects that occur after the mole is revealed that are challenging for everybody. I think in some ways, the last six episodes are about coming to terms with who we are as people and not being pleased with who we see, including Brenda. She has to come to terms with the choices she’s made in her life and the ramifications of her choices. She has always put her career first and she suddenly has to deal with the ramifications of that.”

On the return of Philip Stroh, the one suspect who got away.
“He’s her nemesis and someone she felt really got away. She really thinks she’s got him and then she doesn’t so that creates some turmoil in her.

Will she lose the plot a little bit because of him?
“I think she’s completely unreasonable when it comes to him and sees red. She can’t put her best foot forward. She lets her emotions get in her way and they certainly do get in the way and make it more difficult to do her job.”

On whether the last episodes will set the viewers up for the show’s spin-off Major Crimes.
“I don’t think so. I mean, in some ways it does in terms of logistics and who is in what position. But I think that is sort of going to be a different animal. I don’t think I can necessarily speak to that because I haven’t seen any of the scripts but it’s going to be more about prosecuting instead of getting the confession.”

On Brenda’s final goodbye.
“I had a lot invested in doing it the right way. We really needed to honor her journey and I think we really did. Honor everything we did before and not pull out any false notes or anything uncharacteristic. Her deepest flaws are what makes her human and relatable and we wanted to have those be something that she has to deal with. To deal with the consequences of her actions. I think that is important and real and honest. I just felt like there was a wrong way to do it and we didn’t do it that way. I think we did it the right way, I really do. I think we really honored everything that went before and yet set her on another path. I think the audience will be sad it’s over but pleased and understanding of why she is leaving. It’s not a fly-by-night reason. The seeds have been sown for her departure. It’ll be sad, but they’ll be pleased. We set her on another path.”

Will Brenda be focusing on her personal life now?
“Yes, yes. I think that’s a big part of it.”

On who Brenda is at the end of the season.
“Older and wiser. I think that she’s less self-centered. Because I think she’s kind of a self-centered, single-minded, ‘what I want at all costs’ kind of person. She starts to take in the effects of her actions and takes in more of the people around her and their needs. It’s not just about her needs all the time and I love that. I love that she’s kind of grown up.”

[From Parade]

Can I admit something? Although I’m a die-hard Closer-loonie, there were parts of “the mole/federal lawsuit” storyline that I found kind of dumb. Like, I liked how close Brenda and Captain Rader became, and I appreciated that Brenda consistently plays favorites with David Gabriel and that the only time she really lost it is when it looked like Gabriel would be putting his career on the line for her. But the “resolution” to the federal lawsuit in the last episode was… weird. I really though Brenda had come to a point where she was willing to admit she made a mistake, and then she threw a hissy fit and accused Captain Rader and Chief Pope of conspiring against her. I thought Brenda was behaving immaturely, considering her journey to get to that point. But I do want to see how else that story gets resolved. Who is The Mole? I guess we’re supposed to think it’s Taylor. He’s the obvious choice, right? But what if it’s Flynn? Or Buzz? Or Sanchez? God, I would go crazy if it’s Sanchez. I would go crazy if Sanchez is the character who dies too. I love Sanchez. I love all of them, really. GAH!!! Long Live Brenda Leigh Johnson.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Love Kyra!! She’s amazing. And her Bacon “degree of separation” number is 1. ‘Nuff said.

  2. lisa2 says:

    Love this show. So sad it is going off. Kyra is an amazing talent. I guess it is Kevin’s turn to do the TV thing.

  3. Po says:

    Yeah, the last episodes were not my favorites so I tried not to watch all of it but I am kind of sad because the end is coming. I think it was one of the best shows on tv.

  4. Eleonor says:

    O my God I can’t believe The Closer is ending, it’s one of my favourite show EVER.
    I’m dying to know who the mole is. I hope it’s not Provenza (I love Provenza) or Flynn.
    And for the death…The dad? The cat? FRITZ? Oh please do not kill Fritz!!

  5. Kristin says:

    I think the mole is Pope, personally.

    I love that show; the scene a few seasons ago where she tells Gabriel he’s her favorite – how could you not love that?

  6. Sue says:

    Cannot wait for it to be back on Monday night! I will be soaking up each of the last six episodes – never to be erased from my DVR. Thank yooouuu…. lol!

    • Green_Eyes says:

      Lol, I get teased cuz I say Thank you, Thank you very much & have a lil bit of southern twang. Asked if I watch The Closer…my response..why yes I do, my favorite show..but I have had this thank you thing since childhood. We all have in our family, it’s how we were raised. Just ask my cousin, Brenda Lee Johnson! Lol (her maiden name but my cousin all the same). All that aside, I love this show, my all time favorite and come next season am going to go through severe withdrawals when there is no new episodes:(. Gotta love her & Kevin…now that’s a hot Hollywood couple..still going after all these years!

  7. Dawn says:

    Oh man I am so sad that this show is ending. In my house we call it “Just Brenda” because that is how good the character is portrayed by Kyra. That is the sad news, the good news is that Kevin Bacon is coming to television and I have always loved Kevin Bacon. Hopefully Kyra will guest star on his show.

  8. Kiki says:

    I love this show a ridiculous amount, too! Love Kyra and her Brenda! Can’t believe it’s almost over.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    I HATE that this show is ending. I LOVE The Closer.

    I’m thinking it may be her dad (they set this up with his cancer diagnosis), which will lead to her mother needing her (due to their largely nomadic-lifestyle in that RV). Plus, I really, REALLY don’t want BLJ to lose Fritzy. That will make the show ending even harder to take.

    I don’t think the mole is Pope (though it’s not entirely inconceivable), it’s likely Taylor. If it’s anyone else, it’s going to hurt.

    Please don’t kill Sanchez – that poor guy has been through enough.

  10. Feebee says:

    Sad this show is ending, it’s really one of the best. Great writing and the chemistry of the cast is stellar.

    If the mole is Sanchez I might be knocked into speechlessness. I’m thinking Taylor’s too obvious, Pope quite reasonable but not shocking. Even Fritz would be less shocking than her team. Provenza and Flynn are now so protective of her. Awww I wish it didn’t have to end.

  11. kg says:

    I am so sad this show is ending. I love Kyra as BLJ. I don’t know who the mole is – I thought it might be Gabriel, but I think Pope is the only one who wouldn’t make me very upset. I love the crew.

  12. MOONAGE says:

    Maybe the mole is Fitz? It may be possible that someone close to Brenda does not actually die for her to experience the loss, rather than through the breakdown of a relationship?
    Maybe the series ends with her leaving the force and retiring to pastures new to spend more time with her parents. 2. Maybies there i know, and i’m hoping i’m wrong on both :)

  13. Diamond Girl says:

    I think Taylor would be too obvious as the mole, so I’ll guess Tao just to be different.

  14. I think the office was bugged by that creepy lawyer who was always hanging around, because his clients all had access to equipment he could use to bug the place with, and they didn’t explain what happened to him. That would explain how he knew everything so fast.

  15. Jilly says:

    I LOVE DAVID GABRIEL. If he is the mole I won’t handle it well.

  16. dj says:

    I love Kyra. The mole is Pope! He is the one that insisted Rader keep investigating Brenda Lee and commanded her not to tell B.L. Rat! It cannot be Sanchez (please). I call him the pit bull because he is so awesome staring down perps or tackling them. Thank you. Thank you very much!

  17. The Chief’s the mole….and Brenda’s going to be pregnant and go off with Fritzie…and her sweet Dad’s gonna die. That’s my hypothesis.

  18. Josie says:

    Buzz the always nice and innocent guy is the mole because he looked conscience-stricken lately.

  19. Priscilla Curbow says:

    I think the mole will turn out to be her mother..that is what she wanted to talk to her about.