|Flynn is the one shaking his head at something|
|Provenza said. Or at Andrew Daly's antics.|
Flynn is the officer that initially distrusts and tries to undermine Brenda. He grows to become one of her staunchest allies yet never loses his sardonic edge.
After all, Flynn is the one who shrugs his shoulders and rolls his eyes when Brenda gets semi-hysteria (how much of Brenda's hysteria is deliberate and how much is involuntary is a debate for another time). He can also hang his head like a schoolboy when chastised. He is absolutely loyal to the people he works with, the ultimate example of a character who places camaraderie before abstract principles. His behavior regarding Brenda (and the leak) at the end of the series does not contradict his behavior at the beginning--the underlying consistency is loyalty to his squad.
|In "Old Money," Flynn looks back at|
|Brenda and smiles his classic wry smile|
Unlike so many characters on television, his attributes do not surface for the sake of a particular storyline, only to promptly disappear. They are always there, informing how he is written. The Closer (and Major Crimes to a certain extent) has an organic feel. The stories or mysteries are the framework on which the characters' behavior and thoughts are hung--HOW they behave is entirely dependent on WHO they are to begin with.