Title Necessary Evil
Series The Closer
Season 7
Episode 11
Airdate November 28, 2011
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Written by Duppy Demetrius
Directed by Nelson McCormick
Previous episode Fresh Pursuit
Next episode You Have the Right to Remain Jolly
Episode list Season 7
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— Who said it?

Brenda suspects that a high school coach has killed the school's new principal, who had been raising test scores to keep the school from closing. Meanwhile, Raydor tells Pope she is considering retiring from the force.

The VictimEdit

The SuspectsEdit


Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit

Recurring Roles

  • Ransford Doherty Coroner's Investigator Kendall
  • Curtis Armstrong Peter Goldman

Guest Stars

  • Michael Beach Coach Richard Carr
  • Derek Webster Principal John Milton Reed
  • Tahmus Rounds Terrence Miller
  • Titus Makin, Jr. Lewis
  • Katherine Sigismund Mrs. Reed
  • Malcolm David Kelley Curtis Hill
  • Julian Works Brian Hoyt
  • Steve Kehela Father #1
  • Thai Douglas Father #2
  • Keith Pillow Father #3
  • Michelle N. Carter Gina Tompkins (Mother #1)


Episode NotesEdit


  • This episode was rated US TV-PG-LV.
  • Original International Air Dates:

Canada: December 5, 2011 on Super Channel 1

Finland: May 7, 2012 on MTV3

Belgium: August 12, 2012 on VT4

Czech Republic: August 29, 2012 on Prima LOVE

Turkey: November 20, 2012 on CNBC-e  

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