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Title Critical Missing
Series The Closer
Season 2
Episode 8
Airdate July 31, 2006
Viewers {{{Viewers}}}
Written by James Duff & Mike Berchem
Directed by Rick Wallace
Guests James Frain
Previous episode Head Over Heels
Next episode Heroic Measures
Episode list Season 2
I am not a monster!

Paul Andrews


A Japanese woman and her daughter are found in the harbor in what appears to be a murder-suicide, but Brenda begins to suspect more and more that her husband is involved.

The VictimsEdit

  • Yumi Takahashi
  • Aiko Takahashi

The SuspectsEdit

  • Paul Andrews, Yumi's husband and Aiko's father
  • Donny
  • Keiko, Paul Andrews' girlfriend

EvidenceEdit

Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit

LocationsEdit

Episode NotesEdit

The Port of Los Angeles is located 20 miles south of downtown LA, on San Pedro Bay, adjoining the Port of Long Beach. It encompasses 43 miles of waterfront, and includes the World Cruise Center and 26 cargo terminals, making it one of the largest container ports in the world. The Port of Los Angeles has its own police department which enforces federal, state and local public safety ordinances within the Port area, and has special dive team, cargo theft and drug trafficking units. The port also has four fire stations and a fleet of five fire boats that includes the Warner Lawrence, the world's most powerful.


In this episode, Brenda's team works in cooperation with the LAPD Harbor Division. Because of the LAPD's size and emphasis on community policing, much of its administration, routine policing and investigation is decentralized into 19 Divisions. The Harbor Division covers the Port of Los Angeles area, including San Pedro, Terminal Island, and Wilmington.


Paul tells Brenda he and his second wife were married at Ports O' Call. Ports O' Call Village is a shopping and dining area located in San Pedro, and is part of the Port of Los Angeles. San Pedro is one of many unincorporated communities in the City of Los Angeles.


The team learns Paul and his first wife were married at the Gloria Arboretum, a fictional location. The Los Angeles area has two arboreta, both operated by the County of Los Angeles, neither of which is located within the City of Los Angeles.

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