The Closer: Season 7, Episode 21

The Last Word (13 Aug. 2012)

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Brenda puts her career on the line to prove that Philip Stroh is guilty of murder, even though she has no hard evidence or smoking gun.



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Major Crimes is called in after police find a burial ground in Griffith Park containing the bodies of at least 5 young women. The most recent killing occurred the previous evening but the grave had been dug at least two days before. It turns out the killer was interrupted by two men who went off to a quiet corner to be alone. The most recent victim is quickly identified and had made a purchase at a department store. The CCTV footage shows that she met a man - someone who knew well enough to keep his back to the cameras but who Brenda is convinced is lawyer and serial rapist Philip Stroh. Getting Chief Pope and others to believe her however is more difficult. Brenda isn't going to let him get away this time and is willing to sacrifice her future with the LAPD to get him. Written by garykmcd

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When Brenda Leigh bought the house of the prostitute that was killed (#1.3), that home's address was 707 Edgemere. In this episode, when Stroh is shot, the address given for the scene, Brenda Leigh's home is 3882 N Ridgecrest. Brenda and Fritz moved in to the Ridgecrest rental at the beginning of the fourth season (#4.1). See more »

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Brenda finally gets her last shot at Phillip Stroh- and possibly her last stint as deputy chief
14 August 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It is still hard to believe that 7 phenomenal seasons are coming to a close and that this amazing show has reached its end. I truly enjoyed this show and look forward to watching Major Crimes- the spin off of the Closer. It's great that most of the cast is staying on and every now and then you do(will) hear mention of Brenda's character. Hopefully Pope will appear and maybe Brenda will show up in her new job position. I will be getting all 7 seasons on DVD so that I can continue to enjoy it as much as I did when I first started watching it. Thank YEW to the cast and crew for an amazing 7 seasons. This show is truly one of a kind but Major Crimes will fill in the void nicely that is left behind.

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