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Like a lot of successful series “The Closer” got softer over time but there the F.B.I. agent Fritz Howard, whose oscillating feelings for Brenda. Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is the commanding officer of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division (formerly known as the Priority Homicide Division) on The Closer. In Season 3 of Major Crimes, Fritz tells the team she's considering a new job in The Human Relations Medal is awarded to officers who have in their. In seasons five, six and seven, other characters take on greater importance: Brenda's husband, FBI agent and later FBI liaison to the LAPD Fritz.
I hated watching Brenda leave, even though I knew that she had something important to do. She loves them dearly, but also seems to spend a lot of time avoiding being with them.
Her mother wanted to talk to her about something, and Brenda put her off until the morning, with her job coming first as usual. The next morning, when Brenda discovers that her mom has died in her sleep, she screams hysterically for Fritz.
He enters the room, sees the situation, and physically carries her out, slamming the door behind them.
While Brenda is a strong independent woman, and I admire her for that, she really does need a keeper. Fritz is just that person. He seems to know instinctively what she needs, and is not afraid to do what is necessary to protect her — even from herself. Season 6, Living Proof: Over and over again, Fritz has demonstrated the lengths he will go for Brenda. This was just another instance of him protecting her — but with his own enlightened self interest too. He had to find an indirect way to convince her parents that moving to Los Angeles was not a good idea, and played on their fears of the big city perfectly.
What was so funny to me was the fact that Brenda knew exactly what Fritz had done. There was no need for him to admit to anything, no need to interrogate him, no need even for discussion. Fritz aids the squad in stopping Cristian Ortiz and survives the bombing of the Major Crimes murder room. Afterwards, Fritz takes Sharon to the Assistant Chief's office where it is revealed that Leo Mason got the promotion and has been assigned as the Director of Operations. At the end of the episode, Fritz returned to his original position and rank of Deputy Chief in charge of SOB, after spending eight months as the Acting Assistant Chief.
Acting and interim positions are temporary, and the person occupying the position on an acting or interim basis remains in the position only until confirmed to be the replacement or until replaced, at which time they return to their original position.
Before departing, Fritz congratulates Sharon, presumably aware of her promotion to Commander moments later.brenda and Fritz the closer 1x05 part 2
Fritz and the detectives "argue" about Fritz's strategy which puts Rusty and Gus into greater danger. As part of the show, Provenza tells the departing Fritz to "save your apologies for the dead" and Andy and Tao note that Fritz is not pulling back the detail on Brenda, Fritz's own wife.
Having watched the confrontation, Stroh buys Fritz's performance completely and grows worried as he had wanted the LAPD's resources stretched thin while Fritz is consolidating them. Fritz later prepares his forces in case Dylan takes the bait. During the standoff at Dylan's house, Fritz uses a bullhorn to order the young man to surrender, resulting in Dylan panicking, opening fire on the officers and getting shot to death by Tao.
After Dylan's dossier points to the airport as Stroh's escape plan, Fritz leads his forces alongside the vast majority of the LAPD to surround the airport in waiting for Stroh's arrival. Following Stroh's death, Fritz tells Rusty that Brenda had a hard time processing the news as well. She also often adheres to traditional valuesand is overwhelmed when Fritz talks of having children after her pregnancy scare in season 2, because "they aren't married yet, and there's a certain order to things.
When Fritz proposes, she accepts with no hesitation. En masse they apply for a transfer in support of the former head of the division, then-Captain, now-Commander Taylor. She dismisses the lack of acceptance and throws their applications into the trash can in front of them.
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Her peers in the department are also resentful of the rank she was given when she joined the LAPD. However, she earns Taylor's respect by solving the murder of his family friend's son.
The principal suspect attacks Brenda, whom he mistakes for the victim, who had supposedly posted a message online saying that she wanted to be raped. Brenda gets to her gun in time and avoids an assault, though she suffers some physical injury and is badly shaken.
Following a call from Fritz, during which she struggles to disguise how much the incident has upset her, Fritz shows up at Parker Center to take Brenda home and take care of her for the night, an early sign of his strong feelings for her. Pope divorce proceedings[ edit ] Chief Pope and his estranged wife, Estelle, eventually divorce.
While undergoing divorce proceedings, Pope asks Brenda to go through a deposition at his custody hearing. Estelle, furious at Brenda for her deposition, forces her way to the Squad Room and yells at Brenda, in front of everyone, that "she'd better not find out that she is sleeping with Pope again". Everyone present in the squad room, including Commander Taylor, learns that Brenda had an affair with Pope. They ask the inevitable question, "was she transferred here and given such a high rank due to her relationship with Pope?
Commander Taylor later makes a statement in front of the entire squad, discredits what Estelle said, and states that Brenda was falsely accused.
Brenda later gathers all the pictures and memories of her past relationship with Pope and throws them out in the office trash. While investigating the death of a former mob hitman's wife and an FBI agent, she realizes that the hitman a mob informant for the FBI killed his wife when he learned she had an abortion.
The hitman and his wife had been in FBI protective custody at the time. However, unknown to him, another FBI agent had helped the hitman's wife go to a doctor to have an abortion.
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When the hitman discovers this, he fatally shoots the FBI agent in question in the murder room by grabbing Detective Lt. Provenza's gun out of his desk and taking him hostage. During the resulting standoff, Det. Sanchez shoots the mob informant four times, fatally wounding him. While Brenda is on administrative leave, her squad is taken over and basically dismantled by Commander Taylor, a character with whom she has had a difficult and quarrelsome relationship.
She is contacted by an old CIA friend to investigate secretly the death of an Arab teenager, due to potential links to terrorism and a possible traitor within the CIA. She solves the case and recovers her squad. Brenda is wary of her very Southern and traditional parents finding out about her living with Fritz. One way that this is shown is by her and Fritz maintaining separate phone lines.
In season 2, when Brenda's mother comes to visit, Fritz is forced to wait until her mother leaves before he can move in with Brenda, and both have to constantly hide their relationship.
Finally, as Brenda's mom is about to leave, she reveals that she knows of the relationship and approves, but won't reveal it to Brenda's father. In season 3, Fritz accidentally picks up the wrong phone and ends up talking to Brenda's father.
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Brenda is furious and fearful of her dad's reaction, especially because he will not talk to her and says that he sent a letter. Brenda mentions that the last time she got a letter from her father was when she got a B in college. Her character responds emotionally when she finds out that her dad's letter is of forgiveness and happiness for her, not anger. Medical history[ edit ] In the third season, it is revealed that Brenda is ill, which alarms her squad and Fritz.