Title The Last Word
Series The Closer
Season 7
Episode 21
Airdate August 13, 2012
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Written by James Duff & Mike Berchem
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Guests Billy Burke, Graham Patrick Martin
Previous episode Armed Response
Next episode Major Crimes: “Reloaded
Episode list Season 7
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When a 911 call from a street kid leads the MCD to a serial killer's graveyard in Griffith Park, Brenda gets back on the trail of defense attorney and suspected serial rapist Phillip Stroh.

The VictimEdit

The SuspectsEdit

  • Phillip Stroh, defense lawyer and previously suspected serial rapist


Closing the CaseEdit

Brenda's StoryEdit

Guest CastEdit


Episode NotesEdit

  • First appearance of Rusty Beck who becomes a main character on the spin-off show Major Crimes.
  • Series finale.
  • Brenda leaves the LAPD for a job as Chief of the District Attorney's Office's Bureau of Investigation. Andrea Hobbs warns her it will be more administrative though she can still work in the field if she wants at times, but she has no choice as she gets into serious trouble with the LAPD for her assault on Phillip Stroh. While she is cleared of shooting him, she is not cleared of attacking him and given her past with Turrell Baylor, she knows it will cause a lot of issues so she quits and takes Hobbs' offer. She takes Gabriel with her as a liaison officer. In season 3 of Major Crimes, Fritz reveals that she's considering a new job in Washington DC, though if she takes it or how Fritz's decision to take a job as Deputy Chief in charge of the Special Operations Bureau of the LAPD will affect it is unknown.

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