PTR Senior Staff Writer
Funny! Funny! Funny! Funny! Funny! Funny!
Amy Sedaris needs to become a regular fixture on The Closer.
And James Duff needs to direct every episode Kevin Bacon is not directing ('cause we already know how good the KB eps are).
This, of course, is unlikely given a) James, as creator and executive producer of the show, has a whole buncha things on his plate; and, b) it wouldn't be fair to all the other fabulous directors who helm The Closer eps.
Still, I haven't laughed this hard in a while.
Flipping. Hysterical. Episode.
Love you, James Duff!
Kinda straightforward lover's triangle gone bad, with beefcake Hollywood stuntman off-ing the husband of the girl with whom he was ... ahem, "just friends."
Turns out"husband" was a high-profile horror film producer to which beefcake stuntman worked a number of films.
Why is it these guys get duped into killing off husbands for the women who leave them faster than you can say Friday the 13th AFTER the deed is done?
Guys ... seriously ... when a woman has got you planning to kill her husband so you can run off together, ya' might want to be a little wary.
Or have her sign some Pre-Murder-tial Agreement.
The Psychic - No Wait, Make That Intuitionist
And she's Fritzy's sister, too?
Who da' thunk?
Much like we have come to love BJ's parents (played fantastically by Barry Corbin and Frances Sternhagen), who provide us with never ending material OUTSIDE of the murder room and give us a different look at the character of Brenda Leigh Johnson, Amy Sedaris' Claire is, as far as I'm concerned, an instant hit.
Now, she might seem over the top, or just so annoying you can't stand her. But not for me. What I found most interesting is the fact that she put Brenda in a very secondary kind of position - that is, BJ had to sort of play second fiddle to a personality that seemed larger than her own, smiling politely and letting someone else take center stage.
That is something we don't see too often.
As silly and ridiculous as Claire might have been, it was a nice shift watching BJ let her just ... well, be - especially since she is usually falling all over herself to take care of her parents, or skee-doodle around with Fritz.
And hey, she sorta-kinda-almost-maybe-might-have-possibly helped with the case!
Did we notice BJ had NOT erased the white board with the info from LAST week's case and/or that she has evil-incarnate-attorney Strow's DMV pic up on her computer screen?
Stalk much, BJ?
We have definitely not seen the last of this ... and she WILL get him.
The Scene of the Ep
Claire, after giving her rundown of Who, What, Where, When, Why and How in the murder room, says she'll be right back.
Goes into a deep sleep trance.
Like a terminator being powered down to re-boot.
Thank you for you cooperation.
The Wedding Cometh
Season four wraps up next week, and we're going to get to see whether BJ and Fritzy indeed say "I do."
Anyone placing odds on whether the wedding WILL happen?
The season finale of The Closer air next Monday at 9 p.m. on TNT. Visit The Closer official Web site for the scoop on all-things BJ and Co.