Title Relative Matters
Series The Closer
Season 7
Episode 13
Airdate December 12, 2011
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Written by Ken Martin
Directed by David McWhirter
Previous episode You Have the Right to Remain Jolly
Next episode Road Block
Episode list Season 7
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Around the holidays, Brenda and Fritz's work clash again when the prime suspect in her murder case is also a suspect in the FBI's investigation of a major crime ring.

The VictimEdit

The SuspectsEdit


Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit

Recurring Roles

  • Jonathan Del Arco Dr. Morales
  • Ransford Doherty Coroner's Investigator Kendall

Guest Stars

  • Jake Busey Eric Shaw
  • Suzanne Cryer Emily Shaw
  • Stephanie Nicole Lemelin Claudia Shipley
  • McKinley Freeman FBI Special Agent Burns
  • Pamela J. Gray Laura Burke
  • Andy Fischer-Price Ian Burke
  • D.B. Sweeney FBI Speical Agent Morris

Special Guest Stars

  • Frances Sternhagen Willie Rae Johnson
  • Barry Corbin Clay Johnson



Episode NotesEdit

  • This episode was rated US TV-14-LV.
  • For the second consecutive episode, although credited, Mary McDonnell (Capt. Sharon Raydor) does not appear in this episode.
  • Original International Air Dates:

Canada: December 19, 2011 on Super Channel 1

Finland: May 21, 2012 on MTV3

Turkey: December 4, 2012 on CNBC-e

Czech Republic: December 10, 2012 on Prima LOVE


Clay tells us that the names of Brenda's three brothers are Jimmy, Clay Jr. and Bobby. We also find out that Jimmy lives in New York, and is in a somewhat long-term gay relationship.  

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