One of my favorite shows ever, The Closer, airs its last episode tonight & I’m feeling quite sad! I have watched it from the very first episode & it feels like a friend (named Brenda Leigh Johnson) is leaving. Sometimes shows, books, & music mark times in our lives & The Closer has been this sort of thing for me. I’m really going to miss seeing it every summer, to hearing Brenda say “Thank you!” in her little way, the way she interacts with her squad & suspects, the relationships amongst the characters. Everything. I have always appreciated the excellent writing, the clever premises, the realistic people, & the humor. Most of the cast is moving to the new show, Major Crimes, but 2 of my favorite characters, Brenda & Sgt. David Gabriel, won’t be. I’m glad I can still visit that world with the new show but it won’t be the same! The Closer is very special!
Time for a cuddly sweater, a box of Ding Dongs, & a lot of tissues!