Title Special Master Part Two
Series Major Crimes
Season 3
Episode 19
Airdate January 12, 2015
Viewers 3.49 million
Written by Story by Michael Berchem
Teleplay by Leo Geter & Jim Leonard
Directed by Leo Geter
Guests Annie Potts
Billy Burke
Previous episode Special Master Part One
Next episode A Rose Is a Rose
Episode list Season 3

Season Finale. The squad continues their hunt for "Burning Man" while Phillip Stroh has one last trick up his sleeve.

The VictimEdit

The SuspectsEdit


Closing the CaseEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Lindsay Price (Deputy City Attorney Gloria Lim)
  • Annie Potts (Clarissa)



Episode NotesEdit

  • At the end of the episode, its implied that Phillip Stroh intends to kill the Uber driver who picked him up. In “By Any Means, Part 3”, one of Stroh's victims is listed as Gary Roberts, an Uber driver whose body was found dumped in the Salton Sea which is where Stroh ordered his driver to take him.
  • In “A Rose Is a Rose”, five months after this, its determined that Stroh has fled the country. Stroh doesn't return until off-screen in the second half of season 5 and then in person for the end of “Conspiracy Theory, Part 4” and the "By Any Means" arc of season 6.
  • In “A Rose Is a Rose”, its revealed that Julio Sanchez was suspended for five months without pay for attacking Markos Christakis in this episode.
  • Despite his numerous heinous crimes and connection to Phillip Stroh, Markos Christakis' fate is never expanded upon after this episode. While discussing Stroh's accomplices in “By Any Means, Part 3”, Christakis alone has his fate unrevealed beyond being mentioned as having been betrayed by Stroh as well.


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