The telling turn in the episode was when the accused was on the stand screaming that he was better than the life engineered by medical manipulations. All human life is sacred. This is just another example of justifying the taking of life you consider to be of lesser value than your own. We have seen this throughout history.
The hateful remarks of the defense attorney were terrible. They were nothing like the truthful remarks from the Barlow character. Her opinions were conservative and moral, but that doesn't make them hateful. In fact, she was the only one that welcomed opposing opinions.
This episode did a good job of pointing out the liberal agenda and their inability to express their views without resorting to hatred and violence. People on the left scream about tolerance, but they are intolerant of anyone with conservative, moral values. They don't want a debate on the issues, they want the debates to be silenced. They will use violence and hatred to silence contrary opinions, because they have no arguments, and are intolerant of other perspectives on important matters.
I'm glad that the jury found the murderer guilty ... since he was.
The perpetrator turns out to be Louis Cancelmi a biology student who like Michael J. Fox is afflicted with early onset Parkinson's Disease. He is angered and frustrated by the ban on stem cell research that Ross and her like minded pundits advocate. Like Fox before Congress, Cancelmi goes off his medications for effect before the jury as he takes the stand with his lawyer Ron Silver and then with a cross examination by Sam Waterston.
Which is ironic because in real life Cancelmi is Sam Waterston's son-in- law.
Ross really captures the spirit of Ann Coulter who has shown the knack for inflaming audiences with her insensitivity and her sense of entitlement. She's so different from when she was on NYPD Blue.
Waterston and Alana Dela Garza worry the whole time that Cancelmi will be a sympathetic defendant. You have to watch to see if they have reason to worry.
An episode involving racism in which we heard racial epithet such as coons, kikes, spics and some references to sick stars like Christopher Reeves or Micheal J Fox. I can't get out of my head the cold stone eyes of Charlotte Ross. We made acquaintance of Cassady lover, a police officer, at the beginning of the episode.