Title Controlled Burn
Series The Closer
Season 4
Episode 1
Airdate July 14, 2008
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Written by James Duff & Mike Berchem
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Previous episode Next of Kin, Part 2
Next episode Speed Bump
Episode list Season 4
And you, and you, and you. Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. Black man, white man, deputy chief. Fire doesn't care about your name, or rank or badge number. You're all just bite-sized lumps of flesh and bone in the flaming food chain.

Bill Croelick, suspect

When a fire breaks out in Griffith Park and claims five victims, Brenda has another encounter with suspected murderer Bill Croelick, whose assistance with the case yields unexpected leads.

The VictimEdit

  • Linda Harrell
  • Two unnamed firefighters
  • Connie Miranda, hiker
  • Richard Gordon, golfer

The SuspectsEdit


Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Jason O'Mara (Bill Croelick)
  • Brian Krause (Tom Merrick)
  • Lenny Schmidt (Plumber)


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