"The Closer" (2005) {The Butler Did It (#1.10)} TV Season

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Overview "The Closer" Season 01 Episode 10 (S01E10)


(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
8.3/ 10 (118 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Shephard/Robin Company, The [us]
Warner Bros. Television [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 15 August 2005
(France) - 7 May 2006
(Hungary) - 6 December 2006
(Germany) - 10 January 2007
(Netherlands) - 13 September 2008

Running Time


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Full Cast

  1. Avery, James (I) as [Dr. Crippen] <16>
  2. Bailey, G.W. as [Lt. Louie Provenza] <5>
  3. Chan, Michael Paul as [Lt. Mike Tao] <10>
  4. Cruz, Raymond (I) as [Detective Julio Sanchez] <11>
  5. Denison, Tony as (credit only) [Lt. Andy Flynn] <6>
  6. Gossett, Robert as (credit only) [Commander Taylor] <4>
  7. Griffith, Thomas Ian as [Deputy D.A. Thomas Yates] <12>
  8. Keene, Phillip P. as [Buzz Watson] <19>
  9. Ravanello, Rick as [Devlin Dutton] <13>
  10. Revill, Clive as [Albert Turner] <17>
  11. Reynolds, Corey as [Sgt. David Gabriel] <3>
  12. Sills, Douglas as [Dennis Dutton] <14>
  13. Simmons, J.K. as (credit only) [Assistant Chief Will Pope] <2>
  14. Tenney, Jon (I) as (credit only) [Agent Fritz Howard] <7>
  15. Tobolowsky, Stephen as [James Bloom] <8>
  16. Castro, Mary as (uncredited) [Angelina Dutton]
  17. Quan, Samantha as [Officer Susanna Walsh] <18>
  18. Ravera, Gina as [Detective Irene Daniels] <9>
  19. Sedgwick, Kyra as [Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson] <1>
  20. Selverstone, Katy as [Deanna Dutton] <15>

Full Plot

Brenda and her team investigate the death of Albert Turner, the butler for the rich but highly dysfunctional Dutton family. He's found hanging from the flagpole at the rear of the house with a toppled over step ladder nearby, so it has all of the earmarks of a suicide, which is confirmed as the cause of death by the coroner. There is little Brenda can do but a pesky DA, Thomas Yates, is convinced otherwise. He was in fact prosecuting the butler for murder but now thinks one of the three Dutton children were responsible for the death of their step-mother - who inherited the family fortune - and now the butler. At Brenda's request, the coroner reviews his findings and concludes it was in fact a murder. Brenda focuses on the three siblings but the solution lies elsewhere. garykmcd Plot not found

Movie Certificate

TV-14 (USA)
12 (Netherlands)

Music Composers

  1. Levine, James S.


  1. Reynolds, Brian J. (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. LaVoi, Greg


Net5 [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (TV)
RTL Klub Televízió [hu] - (2006) (Hungary) (TV)
Turner Network Television (TNT) [us] - (2005) (USA) (TV) (original airing)
Vox [de] - (2007) (Germany) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Nilsen, Eli


  1. Baldwin, Hunt (story editor)
  2. Berchem, Mike (technical advisor)
  3. Coveny, John (story editor)
  4. Donnelly, Matt (II) (production assistant)
  5. Gerald, Michael (I) (stand-in) (uncredited)
  6. Haire, Jennifer (assistant production office coordinator)
  7. Jackson, Jennifer S. (script supervisor)
  8. Miller, Michael H. (production coordinator)
  9. Newsome, Yuell (stock librarian)
  10. Pham, Thu (assistant production coordinator)
  11. Stuckmeyer, John V. (production executive)
  12. Wolfson, Roger (I) (story editor)


Det. Lt. Provenza: I've been waiting my entire career to say this... [long pause] The butler did it. Det. Lt. Provenza: Uh... I'm not saying we don't do good work around here, but we *rarely* get a confession out of a dead guy. Det. Lt. Provenza: I'm glad he's dead. Cuz that would've really hurt.