Comes after seven years on Monday in the United States, an era ends and another begins may: The direct popular crime series The Closer ends and by their spin-off Major Crimes replaced. In spite of personal continuity is much different.
What makes a station, when the star of his most successful series no longer wants to be more soap star? It makes a spin-off. This is what happened with the American cable channel TNT, Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer" and "Major Crimes": Sedgwick wanted to sweep the back of their role, and so left the station "Closer," transforming "Major Crimes". This change has been prepared well in the seventh, "The Closer" season.
For the seventh and final season of her series "The Closer" was the main character Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) beutelnd. She was accused of being challenged by friend and foe, had to cope with a leak in their team was humiliated by the "Johnson Rule", had with her father's illness and cope with a traumatic personal loss eventually. If the departure of Brenda in the series finale as an organic consequence of these events occur, or have the authorities thought it a surprise? It is certain that it is the investigator for one last time against one of their arch-enemies: attorney Phillip Stroh (Billy Burke), a hitherto escaped his just punishment serial rapist and murderer.
Whatever will be the reasons for the departure of Brenda Leigh Johnson: New Head of the Major Crimes Division Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is. That alone makes for a few problems: Provenza (GW Bailey), Johnson's number two, had expected after their departure, to follow her.
Under Raydor the work of the Major Crimes Division is fundamentally different. For it was Brenda's specialty, to entice a confession from the suspect to complete the cases waterproof. Raydor has a new mission: investigate cases, to supply the guilty a punishment, and thereby cost-effectively, especially to be: not on a confession that counts, but the fact that the accused would rather enters an a deal with prosecutors, as a long process in court. Again this will help some of the members of the department who feel obliged to Brenda's sense of justice.
In terms of content, "Major Crimes" to devote more than "The Closer" the ensemble of characters: The secondary characters have more leeway.
In the finale of "The Closer" is one of the new main characters of "Major Crimes" is introduced: Graham Patrick Martin ("The Bill Engvall Show," last "Two and a Half Men") is a homeless teen, In addition, as a newly added Kearran Giovanni for Major Crimes Division undercover policewoman Amy Sykes rejoined the team.