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

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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:


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.

Comments (22)

  • Seven of Mine!

    Comment by Garrett Bridges – December 29, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always liked Jeri Ryan, ever since Seven-of-Nine.

    FYI, you listed “Shark” twice.

    Comment by kajar – December 29, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was that good. Fixed.!

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – December 29, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish Kyra was in this episode, Stroh put her through so much , and cost her her career

    Comment by ladyluck527 – December 29, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Billy Burke appearing as Stroh? I’d be surprised but it would be a lovely treat for longtime TC/MC fans.

    Comment by vioricabritton – December 29, 2013 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I was wondering too. After all the years of build-up, how can they possibly do the trial of Phillip Stroh justice without Brenda Leigh, much less Phillip Stroh himself? They should have held this storyline until after Revolution’s inevitable cancellation so at least Billy Burke would be free to return.

      Comment by Trylon – December 29, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No offense to fans of Revolution; I’m one myself. But anyone who doesn’t see the writing on the wall needs to clean their glasses. Just hope it gets some sort of resolution.

        Comment by Trylon – December 29, 2013 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Revolution has gotten so much better this season but probably too little too late but who knows???

          Comment by Doug H – December 31, 2013 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish they’d bring Kyra back for a guest appearance too.

    Comment by Bobbi – December 29, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm… Surely he has to be guilty. This storyline needs to be wound up. I mean it spans two different series. Hopefully Kara makes a cameo, even if it’s something like video footage of her giving evidence.

    Comment by dee123 – December 29, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • if kyra apears in this episode, it will be so nice if they dont “spoilt” it beforehand.

    Comment by jm – December 29, 2013 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hopefully it’s taken care of in 1 episode so that annoying kid can go away.

    Comment by jessieboy – December 29, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Jeri Ryan and I’m glad to see her back on TV but…I am so tired of this Phillip Stroh storyline. Enough already.

    Comment by Aimee – December 30, 2013 05:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love Jeri, and can’t wait to see the courthouse scenes.

    Comment by amicam – December 30, 2013 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How could this normally good website highlight her brief time on Leverage as a highlight of her career.. While it’s been a long time since Voyager, that’s the role that made her famous… Her similar positions as the boss of the lead characters in Body of Proof and Shark along with Boston Public were far more important..

    Comment by Doug H – December 31, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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