Days of Our Lives Exclusive: Law & Order: SVU Vet Tamara Tunie to Judge John Black

Law & Order: SVU vet Tamara Tunie will trade in her scalpel for a gavel this fall on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

TVLine has exclusively learned that the actress has landed a short — but pivotal! — arc on the soap in November, playing Salem’s tough-as-nails judge Weston. Details surrounding Tunie’s guest spot are being kept close to the vest, but we can tell you that she will make a decision that impacts John Black’s (the returning Drake Hogestyn) life in a major, major way.

No stranger to daytime, Tunie made a name for herself playing attorney Jessica Griffin on the late CBS sudser As the World Turns.

Tunie — who will still regularly appear on SVU — makes her Days debut on Friday, Nov. 18.