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Billy Burke’s Phillip Stroh Returns in Major Crimes’ “Special Master” 

Photo Credit: Doug Hyun/TNT
Photo Credit: Doug Hyun/TNT

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

You had us at Philip Stroh. First introduced to us in The Closer, Billy Burke‘s Stroh quickly showed his true colors. But Brenda Leigh Johnson and her team couldn’t get enough on him to charge and convict him until the series finale. Brenda was able to get the DNA evidence she needed, although it came at the price of her job with the LAPD. She moved on to the D.A.’s office and thus marked the end of The Closer and the beginning of Major Crimes.

The Major Crimes team has a lot invested in keeping Stroh in jail. We’ll be watching closely to see if they can.

Episode synopses, from TNT:

“Special Master Part One” – Monday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) 

Phillip Stroh returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding “future murders.” In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh’s information.

“Special Master Part Two” – Monday, Jan. 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) 

The Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields (Annie Potts), to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal.

The 2-hour season 3 finale of Major Crimes airs Monday, January 12th at 9/8c on TNT.


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