Title Serving the King (Part 1)
Series The Closer
Season 2
Episode 14
Airdate December 4, 2006
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Written by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveney
Directed by Arvin Brown
Previous episode Overkill
Next episode Serving the King (Part 2)
Episode list Season 2
Odd, isn't it? How our enemies never change. ...during most of my professional life, they, uh, shot you in the back of the head quoting Marx and Engels. And now they misuse The Koran. Same people, different books.

— Andrew Schmidt

On leave as a result of the office shooting, Brenda does some work for a friend from her CIA days to identify a mole in the Agency, a mole with some connection to the recent murder of a Lebanese teenage boy.

The VictimEdit

  • Malik Fara, pianist and student

The SuspectsEdit


Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit


Episode NotesEdit


  • No mention of the homage to John Le Carre's influence in the character of Elaine as a version of Connie, the alcoholic, brilliant and put out to pasture spy who is consulted by Smiley for her wisdom and institutional memory!

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