TiVo-licious: The Closer

Controlled Burn (Season 4, Episode 1)

 

The Closer

The Closer

At long last, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson & gang have returned to save me from reruns and reality TV. Thank heavens. And not a moment too soon since Battlestar Gallactica decided to hose us with yet another split season (srsly Sci-Fi channel – WTF???).

 

Worth the wait? Definitely. And not just for the fabulous trench coat she sports in the opening sequence. People, Billy Corelick (Jason O’Mara) is back. You heard me right, the seriously creepy pyromaniac serial killer from the 1st season (Fatal Retraction – Season 1, Episode 12) pops up at the latest crime scene which is [what else] – a raging brush fire in Griffith Park. ((shiver))

 

Much of the episode keeps him up front & in plain sight as the red herring until Brenda has her [irritating] clockwork 11th hour epiphany, which naturally leads us to the real killer. A bit clichéd, but doesn’t matter one whit. O’Mara is so delightfully disturbing, I was happy to follow the crew following him. Overall the episode registers somewhere in the middle of the scale for me.

 

What is the scale, you ask? Top of the scale is To Protect & to Serve (Season 2, Episode 5) – the only thing to come close to the pinnacle for me so far has been the interlude Serving the King (Season 2, Episodes 14 & 15). I’m not honestly sure where the bottom of the scale lies. Huh. I guess I’ll just have to go back and wade through my DVD collections of the first three seasons.

 

A sacrifice, to be sure.

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