Title Power of Attorney
Series The Closer
Season 4
Episode 13
Airdate February 9, 2009
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Written by Michael Alaimo
Directed by Rick Wallace
Previous episode Junk in the Trunk
Next episode Fate Line
Episode list Season 4
If we weren't talking about rape, and murder, sounds like you'd make an ideal employee.

— Brenda Leigh Johnson

A serial rape case has Brenda going up against a manipulative lawyer, whose involvment in the case may be greater than he lets on.

The VictimEdit

  • Jessica Goodall

The SuspectsEdit

  • Chris Dunlap, a deliveryman and previously suspected child molester
  • Phillip Stroh, Dunlap's lawyer


Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit


Episode NotesEdit

  • This episode marks the final appearance of DDA Martin Garnett.
  • In this episode, its unclear what Chris Dunlap's ultimate fate is sentencing wise. In “By Any Means, Part 3” of Major Crimes, its confirmed that Dunlap is spending the rest of his life in prison.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of serial rapist and serial killer Phillip Stroh. Stroh becomes a major recurring enemy on both The Closer and the spinoff series Major Crimes and a personal enemy of both Brenda Leigh Johnson and Major Crimes protagonist Rusty Beck. Stroh's tenure in the Major Crimes Universe goes all the way through the final episode of Major Crimes, “By Any Means, Part 4”.


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