An episode related to homosexuality and the reaction of the audience towards this topic (this time between two women, not between men as usual). Is it sex or is it love? Anyway, wait till the very end, surprises are around the corner.
We see in this episode sometimes a eighteen years old girl couldn't manage to deal with the burden of a child. He drove her crazy, but the husband gave her no support. Defense attorney was a heartless piece of cake, trial didn't progress the way it should have done, but Abbie did very good her job.
Voices, maybe from Bill Gates, ordered him to kill her. But are they enough to prevent him from a conviction? McCoy proved he avoid medication on purpose during the trial. Anyway he was wrong, they were lovers, so things got more and more complicated.....Who really killed her? Wait till the very end.
It's hard to have sympathy for the murdered guy as the episode moves on. Who is the real victim after all? Other guards are involved in the case, so all become very difficult, because they considered inmates like "cage animals". Eventually we learn some "shocking" personal information about Carmichael.
Nice episode, the plot shifted many times. I find it very original, there is no reason audience can find sympathy for the two suspects. Send them both to jail, McCoy!
Destroy property and not homicide: it's not easy for McCoy to convict the sender for the real crime. The topic was a matter very controversial at that time (nineties): Curtis and Briscoe had different views, there was a little argument between the two detectives, because they both made the topic too personal (sick wife for Curtis, deceased daughter for Lennie).
A pact with the devil. That's what McCoy had to deal with. Anyway, when a woodworker got into the scene, it's not easy to decide what's the best solution for the criminal justice system. An episode without a trial, just plea bargains.
Escaping from a boring life could have been the motive, but all the prosecutors were doubtful about that. Judge said marital privilege apply to this case and this make things very difficult for the conviction. To solve the case....McCoy wanted so hard to indict the corporation owner of the bacteria, but something terrible stopped all his efforts.
Detectives and lawyers had hard times in dealing with a fellow detective (José Zuniga) not so cooperative, because he had strong ties with the defendant. McCoy compelled Lennie to testify against his real will.
Bad parenting? Is he really innocent or guilt? Audience have to figure out who is the real murderer. Briscoe was put in a bad position at trial, compelled to confess about his daughter's addiction.
Legal tricks this time go against criminal justice system. Even the mayor put his reputation at stake for a statement made live on TV before knowing the real truth. McCoy jeopardized his place of work to take everything on the right track.
An episode that goes from a homicide to baby trafficking that involved more than one family, with issues with the russian consulate. A little boring in my point of view.
It's not easy to deal with such a kind of disease. The sick old man (George Martin) is very pitiful, Carmichael is shocked when she visited a clinic full of Alzheimer's disease patients. I know that, both of my grandmothers died from that illness.
Financial troubles for medical care caused by a member conditions are the key of this episode. The more a family is extended, the better this kind of situation could emerge.
At first, I think this episode was a little out of time, because more than 50 years has gone by since the second world war. Anyway McCoy wants the truth, against all plea bargains and all start being interesting. The trial leaves to the audience all kind of surprises, please don't miss it. Best episode of the season, for sure.
Charmaichel attitude is the key point of this episode (she's the only one to believe about the escort service claimed by the defendant). Anyway it would be hard to realize if the defendant is the good guy or the bad guy, wait till the last lines. I've never seen McCoy so angry at trial.
Police investigation took the greater part of this episode, lawyers took only the back seat. Lennie confronted his partner several times and he seemed to be the one under investigation. Anyway uncle Lennie, you will always be the best.
Former D.A. assistant Jamie Ross took a part in this episode as defense lawyer. She played dirty and that really annoyed McCoy, she always claimed attorney-client privilege even after she resigned. But she changed her mind at trial, putting her career at stake.
McCoy and Charmichael, as well as Dr. Skoda, found it hard to solve the case. There are some situation so irrational you can't understand from the outside.
In this episode you could see what run inside a brain of a child whose father was ripped off at early age that led her violence to escalate. Did she deserve a juvie home or a nuthouse? Figured it out by yourselves. Much work to be done for both psychologists (Skoda and Olivet).
An episode that involved weapons, too widespread in United States. The part related to lawyers is very long. Anyway, I like McCoy's speech before the jurors. Wait till the very end, you will be surprised of judge's reaction.
Video posted on the internet helped detectives and lawyers throughout the episode. An episode that reminds me "Gangs of New York" movie staged on the new millennium. McCoy seemed to be proud of his second in command.
The episode is focused on McCoy's character (he took a back seat for all this eighteen series); it showed what really happened backstage; people had rather plead guilty instead of ruin the family name and politics is very dirty beyond any law.
That's what happen recently: people pretend to be someone else in their avatar, much younger, charming and mysterious; it's easier for con artist to succeed. I'd rather meet someone I like face to face instead of chatting online, with surprises around the corner.