'Major Crimes' Season 2 finale: Rusty faces down Phillip Stroh - sort of - in 'Return to Sender Part 2'

With the Season 2 finale of "Major Crimes" on Monday (Jan. 13), it seems as though the series has finally settled the Phillip Stroh case that has remained so central to the "Closer" spin-off. With Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) finally getting his day in court as key witness in the case against Stroh (Billy Burke, who didn't appear in the episode), the former teen hustler faced down a lot more than just his former attacker. Not only was his attempted killer -- the lunatic Wade Weller -- still in the wind after last week's cliffhanger, but there's been the subtle implications over his sexuality that have shaded the series since its inception.Everything got wrapped up rather neatly, however much Stroh's attorney Linda Rothman (a devious Jeri Ryan) fought otherwise. In the end, Rusty got one over on the cagey lawyer and got the menacing letters admitted as evidence, which all but hammered the final nail...



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