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Exclusive Major Crimes First Look: Will Jeri Ryan Get Big, Bad Phillip Stroh Set Free?

As if the Major Crimes team hasn’t had a hard enough time making the loathsome Phillip Stroh finally pay for his transgressions, now they’ve got onetime Leverage schemer Jeri Ryan to deal with — and TVLine has a first look at the fierce new courtroom foe.

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In the TNT drama’s Season 2 finale, airing Monday, Jan. 13, at 9/8c, Rusty already is facing his greatest challenge yet when he takes the stand to testify against serial rapist/murderer Phillip Stroh. But complicating the case even further, the D.A.’s office must go head-to-head with Ryan’s character Linda Rothman, a tough, powerful attorney who doesn’t let morals stand in her way of winning a case. (Gee, wonder why Stroh picked her.)

Check out two exclusive photos below, then read on for more:

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Jeri_Ryan_1211_03_RThe Closer vet Jon Tenney also appears in the episode, as Fritz Howard aka the husband of Stroh’s longtime adversary, former MCD boss lady Brenda Leigh Johnson.

Ryan’s TV credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public, Shark and Body of Proof. She next can be seen on Syfy’s Helix.