Major Crimes Casts Tuc Watkins in Season-Ending Arc... as Stroh's Savior?

Tuc Watkins Major Crimes

A onetime Desperate husband may hold the fate of a desperate Phillip Stroh in his hands.

On the heels of the news that Revolution‘s Billy Burke will be guest-starring on TNT’s Major Crimes as The Closer‘s insidious Phillip Stroh, TVLine can report that Tuc Watkins will also appear in the season-ending two-parter, in a perhaps pivotal capacity.

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When Stroh resurfaces in Season 3’s final two episodes (airing Jan. 12 and 19), the serial rapist/murderer is now acting as his own attorney and as such angles for a new deal. Watkins will play a judge who is acting as a Special Master, helping Stroh review his legal files. If Stroh is able to give up active rapists/other sex offenders to the city, the judge could offer him a deal for life in prison versus the death penalty.

Watkins’ previous TV credits include Awkward, Parks and Recreation, One Life to Live and the aforementioned Desperate Housewives.

TNT’s Major Crimes resumes Season 3 on Monday, Nov. 24.