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Formerly an FBI Special Agent, Fritz Howard, who is now Deputy Chief of the LAPD Special First appearance, Pilot episode. Created by Fritz is an old friend of Brenda's and has known her since at least her time in Washington, D.C. Fritz and Brenda were married in the last episode of Season Four of The Closer. Fritz not. Deputy Chief Fritz Howard is the commanding officer of the LAPD's Special At the start of The Closer, Fritz is introduced as an old friend of Brenda's during her first However, when the cousin met a "intuitive life strategist" who had been. Like a lot of successful series “The Closer” got softer over time but there Those were the first words Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson spoke in Jon Tenney took a problematic part — the F.B.I. agent Fritz Howard, whose.
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Brenda believed that her husband did this because he was jealous of the time she dedicated to her work. The marriage was difficult, and they divorced soon afterward: After being cleared of the ethics violation, Brenda sought a new job. His motivation in wanting her for the job was that the squad failed to provide cases the prosecutors could win.
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Fritz states at one point that if Brenda takes the job it will be "a bit of a juggling act" but he believes they can make it work. Assistant Chief Taylor also believes the two can make a long distance relationship work. Brenda is also unaware of the fact that her husband had a heart attack and now requires a pacemaker. Following the return of Phillip Stroh to Los Angeles in season 6 of Major Crimes, Brenda is given police protection alongside everyone else Stroh is likely to target.
Following Stroh's death at the hands of Rusty Beck at the end of Major Crimes, Brenda is mentioned by Fritz to be having a hard time processing the news that her greatest nemesis is truly gone. Habits[ edit ] Brenda's trademark is her "honeyed Georgia cadence", and her catch phrase is "Thank you; thank you so much.
Although she largely gets away with this in earlier seasons, it eventually lands her in big trouble. Brenda is portrayed as a severe workaholic who routinely focuses on her cases to the exclusion of everything else around her, a habit that frequently clashes with her professional and personal lives and relationships.
She tends to micromanage her investigations and closely examine details. She loves junk food and sweets, especially Ding Dongsbut tries to reduce that dependency. She often hides all types of junk food in drawers, purses, and other places.
She is also a "bit of a slob", commenting in one episode that she does not get around to housework every day. In another episode, during a small argument with Fritz over where her mail is, Fritz comments that if she looked at her mail daily instead of once a week, she would know where they keep it.
Brenda's character also seems to be shy of change, perhaps due to her previous bad relationships. She is initially wary of Fritz's moving in with her and even more reticent when they talk of buying a house together, but Fritz uses desperate measures to convince her otherwise. She also often adheres to traditional valuesand is overwhelmed when Fritz talks of having children after her pregnancy scare in season 2, because "they aren't married yet, and there's a certain order to things.
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When Fritz proposes, she accepts with no hesitation. En masse they apply for a transfer in support of the former head of the division, then-Captain, now-Commander Taylor. She dismisses the lack of acceptance and throws their applications into the trash can in front of them. Her peers in the department are also resentful of the rank she was given when she joined the LAPD.
However, she earns Taylor's respect by solving the murder of his family friend's son. The principal suspect attacks Brenda, whom he mistakes for the victim, who had supposedly posted a message online saying that she wanted to be raped. Brenda gets to her gun in time and avoids an assault, though she suffers some physical injury and is badly shaken. Following a call from Fritz, during which she struggles to disguise how much the incident has upset her, Fritz shows up at Parker Center to take Brenda home and take care of her for the night, an early sign of his strong feelings for her.
Pope divorce proceedings[ edit ] Chief Pope and his estranged wife, Estelle, eventually divorce. While undergoing divorce proceedings, Pope asks Brenda to go through a deposition at his custody hearing.
Estelle, furious at Brenda for her deposition, forces her way to the Squad Room and yells at Brenda, in front of everyone, that "she'd better not find out that she is sleeping with Pope again". Everyone present in the squad room, including Commander Taylor, learns that Brenda had an affair with Pope. They ask the inevitable question, "was she transferred here and given such a high rank due to her relationship with Pope? Commander Taylor later makes a statement in front of the entire squad, discredits what Estelle said, and states that Brenda was falsely accused.
Brenda later gathers all the pictures and memories of her past relationship with Pope and throws them out in the office trash. While investigating the death of a former mob hitman's wife and an FBI agent, she realizes that the hitman a mob informant for the FBI killed his wife when he learned she had an abortion. The hitman and his wife had been in FBI protective custody at the time. However, unknown to him, another FBI agent had helped the hitman's wife go to a doctor to have an abortion.
When the hitman discovers this, he fatally shoots the FBI agent in question in the murder room by grabbing Detective Lt. Provenza's gun out of his desk and taking him hostage. During the resulting standoff, Det. Sanchez shoots the mob informant four times, fatally wounding him. While Brenda is on administrative leave, her squad is taken over and basically dismantled by Commander Taylor, a character with whom she has had a difficult and quarrelsome relationship.
She is contacted by an old CIA friend to investigate secretly the death of an Arab teenager, due to potential links to terrorism and a possible traitor within the CIA. She solves the case and recovers her squad. Brenda is wary of her very Southern and traditional parents finding out about her living with Fritz. One way that this is shown is by her and Fritz maintaining separate phone lines. In season 2, when Brenda's mother comes to visit, Fritz is forced to wait until her mother leaves before he can move in with Brenda, and both have to constantly hide their relationship.
Finally, as Brenda's mom is about to leave, she reveals that she knows of the relationship and approves, but won't reveal it to Brenda's father.
It features the patch of SOB and subdued black rank insignia, which makes the officers rank harder to detect at longer distances. The "Class B" uniform has lately become his preferred uniform of choice.
During more official duties, like when he was the Acting Assistant Chief, he can be seen wearing a "Class A" everyday uniform. Howard in a "Class B", tactical uniform Shortly after accepting the Deputy Chief position, he falls victim to a heart attack.
During this time, Lt. Michael Tao became privy to this, when Fritz asked him to drive him to the hospital. He is told by his doctor to reduce the stress in his life and to change his diet if he wants to recover fully. He is also told that he should think about retiring or taking disability leave because going back to work could possibly risk his life. He ignores these suggestions and returns to work wearing a pacemaker and eating blood thinners to reduce the clotting in his arteries, though he keeps this secret from all but Tao.
He has not even told Brenda about his heart attack or that he wears a pacemaker. After this event, Lt.
Michael Tao often tells him to "take it easy" when he gets agitated or stressed from the job, often confusing his colleagues. The timing of him accepting the Deputy Chief position could have come at a better time considering his health.
Although having taken the position, he noted to the Major Crimes Division that he had no interest in being permanently promoted to Assistant Chief and being Russell Taylor's replacement. Although from this point onward, he was the Acting Assistant Chief, his rank insignia still identified him as a Deputy Chief. It also became apparent that Deputy Chief Winnie Davis is not very accepting of his position as the Acting Assistant Chief, claiming that the department lacks firm leadership under his command, most likely because of his history in the FBI and the fact that the department would not accept an "outsider" like him as the Assistant Chief on a permanent basis.
Mason were discussing their possible promotion to Assistant Chief, and Mason only mentioned himself, Raydor, and Davis to be in the race to Assistant Chief because if Fritz was even considered for the part, he would have already been permanently promoted to that position.
Because of this, the LAPD's Traffic Division's are overwhelmed with cases, and too few drivers are getting arrested and too many children are being killed.