In a newly-released clip, Mary McDonnell pushes Kyra Sedgwick to the limit about investigating a spousal abuse case, to the point where there is yelling. McDonnell makes a return as Captain Sharon Raydor on the season 5 finale of "The Closer" this upcoming Monday, December 21.
Capt. Raydor approaches Major Crimes about delicately looking into a possible case of spousal abuse involving one of her female officers. "[Brenda is] put into a very awkward position," creator James Duff said. "She doesn't like having to help out Capt. Raydor. She takes her orders very literally - so literally that she's indirectly responsible for someone being shot."
In another side, Fritz becomes increasingly irritated at feeling ignored by Brenda.
On Thursday, December 17, it was revealed that "The Closer" is nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards. One is given to Sedgwick for her portrayal as Brenda, one is for Outstanding Performance by Ensemble in Drama Series, and another for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series. Winners will be revealed on January 23.