Next Monday, July 9, the first of the final six episodes (ever!) of The Closer will air and while we’ll miss the charming brash of Kyra Sedgwick’s homicide-solving Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, we can take some comfort in the fact the the show will go out with a bang, not a whimper. Sedgwick gives Parade.com a sneak peek at how the series will wrap things up after seven seasons:
On not everyone surviving the final episodes.
“I think Brenda realizes how deeply she loves her squad and the inherent loss of making a choice, or having to leave. And there is another loss that happens that I can’t reveal. But there’s a major personal loss for Brenda.”
On the mole’s reveal.
“Oh absolutely [people will be surprised]! I think we’ve been thrown off the scent. I look at my Twitter and everyone has a different idea.”
On the final episodes being themed around love and loss.
“The themes are loss and love and I think there are clearly some ripple effects that occur after the mole is revealed that are challenging for everybody. I think in some ways, the last six episodes are about coming to terms with who were are as people and not being pleased with who we see, including Brenda. She has to come to terms with the choices she’s made in her life and the ramifications of her choices. She has always put her career first and she suddenly has to deal with the ramifications of that.”
For more from Sedgwick, including the return of Philip Stroh and more on Brenda’s final goodbye, visit Parade.com, HERE.