A gay story arc playing out on cabler
TNT's Major Crimes is expected to peak in its third season.
On Monday's episode, titled Do
Not Disturb, Rusty Beck (played by Graham Patrick Martin;
The Bill Engvall Show, Two and a Half Men) struggles with
coming out to his friends and family.
Rusty, a troubled teen, appeared as a
murder witness on the series finale of The Closer. Martin
reprises the role in Major Crimes,
which was spun-off after The
Closer ended its 7-season run.
Speaking to gay glossy The
Advocate, Martin discussed his unique role as a gay teen.
“I think part of the reason my role
is more authentic than a lot of other gay parts you see on television
is that I'm not there just for laughs,” he said. “Also, the
trauma of having been on the streets as a hustler because I was
abandoned by my mother gives me something of a unique journey in the
basic cable-network television universe.”
CORRECTION: A previous version of this
story incorrectly named tonight's episode Flight Risk. We
regret the error.