So we're two episodes into the final season of The Closer and so far the show is as high caliber as its ever been. It looks like Brenda's moral retribution at the end of last season is going to be the focus of this season, and I'm guessing it could lead to her downfall at the LAPD, with her leaving at the end of the season to cap off the series.
The sudden death of the new Chief was a nice twist, since it looked like things were going to get shaken up in the department (though not for the better), but now we're back to the status quo, with Pope as acting chief and Commander Taylor continuing to be utterly useless. I kinda miss how Taylor was in season 1 when he was actively working against Brenda, but now he's pretty much no good to anyone. He's not even a good cop. But seeing Pope turn on Brenda because he wants to keep his job was kinda sad. He's always been there to protect her before, so seeing this development is kinda heartbreaking.
And Captain Raydor continues to be a thorn in Brenda's side, though this time its against her will. Its funny that she kinda likes Brenda and doesn't want to press this investigation, but she's being commanded to by Pope and she's so like Brenda in her single-minded pursuit of her investigations that they are constantly clashing, even when Raydor is doing something she doesn't want to do. And Brenda's moves to hold her off are always brilliant, as usual.
And was it just me, or was the rap song in the season opener insanely catchy? lol. I really liked all the slow-mo Brenda walks when it was playing. Had a real gangsta vibe to it, like she's some bad ass walking into a fight.