In Justice

Season 1 Episode 3

Golden Boy

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Golden Boy

A high school athlete was convicted of murdering a college girl eight years earlier. His sister contacts the National Justice Project for help because she believes her brother is innocent and this is her last hope.

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  • special because its my first episode of this show.

    Missed the pilot so will have to hope the following episodes 'fill in the basics'.

    This was incredibly well done. Has good writing (could be better lines), excellent plot premise and some talented actors. Kyle is so versatile. Loves him as the bad guy in the Flintstones and also as the bad guy in a great L&O: SVU.

    Here he gets to play the good guy and he does it will with the ex-cop as his foil. Felix and Oscar meet Kyle and what's his name. (Sorry new to the show).

    Assuming the sister is a lead character tonight - this is a great way to introduce a new regular. She's been on the other side unlike the lawyer, the cop and others. Her character should relate to the family's of those convinced of innocence and yet facing an incredible uphill battle. Once the jury says guilty that's all she wrote. DNA can help now but not ALL cases have DNA available.

    The number IMHO released because of DNA testing can't help but beggar the question - how many of those convicted are innocent but stuck because they don't have DNA. Seems to me the statistics would pretty much match or be close.

    No one, speaking for myself of course, wants the guilty to go free but it is heinous for an innocent man to pay for a crime they did not commit.moreless
  • Once again the show has it all going for it.

    I really love this show. This episode once again has a great mix of drama, mystery and comedy, and a twist. First of all I love the way the actors play off each other, they are all very talented. This episode was well written and I do like that part way through they found out the client lied and were ready to drop the case, but found some evidence to keep it going. I was surprised the way the show went, it was really looking like Wade was guilty then it took a whole other direction. This is definitely a show I will keep watching every week. It's very original, not your typical procedural drama.moreless
  • Best episode so far.

    Best episode so far.There was more background given on characters and more play on character development. Loved how they took apart and put together styles and methods from different genres of tv shows (drama, procedural, cop show, etc).It worked very well. Great script, amazing acting, and good choice of background music.Can't wait for next week's episode.
Rose Rollins

Rose Rollins


Guest Star

Brittany Ishibashi

Brittany Ishibashi


Guest Star

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Gretta Etts

Guest Star

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Yarmulke Jake Weisman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Sonya Quintano explains that her family ran out of money and couldn't pay lawyers to help her brother anymore, one of the team says, "So you went to law school," which she acknowledges. If she ran out of money to pay lawyers, where did she get the money to go to law school?

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Conti (to Jake): No no no. New theory. The gangs in the Oakland Flats... Lindo... he uses minors as tenants, as enforcers to do his dirty work. You wanna know why?
      Jake: Why?
      Conti: 13-year-olds don't do hard jail time. Cops can't get 'em to flip on the bosses.
      Jake: So... when did I become your own private crime lab?

    • Swain:(to Conti) So when I'm for it, you're against it, and when I'm against it, you're for it?

    • (After Sonya and Brianna find an empty lot at the address)
      Brianna: Conti says when in doubt go to the oldest house.

    • Swain: Jim, Susanna!
      Conti:(correcting him) It's Jon and Brianna.

    • Jon: Reporters. We're writing a story about that night.
      Store Owner: I don't like reporters.
      Jon: Not newspaper reporters. God, no. Reporters for lawyers. You know, we report back to them. You know?

    • (To Det. Sutherland regarding his police report)
      Conti: It's a staple mark. A one-page report doesn't need a staple.

    • Det. Sutherland: Look, Slick... You do see I'm working here?
      Conti: Yes. I also see you're the secondary, and the primary already took CS stats, so you're trying to look busy for the TV cameras.

    • Conti: Kid who allegedly ran over that Berkeley kid.
      Det. Sutherland: It's not "allegedly" when they're found guilty.

    • Swain: Where are the AAs, Charlie? Where are the Latinos?
      Conti: Can we just say African-Americans? It sounds like you're talking about alcoholics.

    • Brianna: (to Jon about his riding on her scooter) Hop on, cowboy.

    • Gretta: David, just order him to do it.
      Swain: He'll quit.
      Gretta: Let him quit!
      Swain: Gretta, I love you and you're a great political advisor, but do you think I make that stuff up in court?

    • Gretta: David, this is a mistake. I can get three local stations here in 20 minutes.
      Swain: Gretta, you know I love you and it's always a pleasure to find someone more cynical than myself, but... the kid had a 93-mile-per-hour fast ball! What are ya gonna do?

    • Swain: You read those depositions, Charlie?
      Conti: Yes I did. And I can make Mother Teresa look like a racist with questions like those.

    • Lindo: Just a warning. You're not my friend. That means you don't have friends. Clear?
      Conti: Crystal.

    • Cruz: (looking at Swain) My sister speaks very highly of you Mr. Conti.
      Swain: Actually, he's Conti... I'm the other one.
      Cruz: Oh. Sorry.
      Conti: No. That's okay.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode introduces Marisol Nichols' character, Sonya Quintano. She comes to the National Justice Project seeking help to clear her brother and is offered a job to work for them by Swain and Conti.

    • The song in the final scene was "Nowhere Warm" by Kate Havnevik.


    • Conti: Come on, Jake, let's take AFIS for a little spin, huh? And see what rap sheet pops out.
      AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems) is an enhanced database of fingerprints of individuals who have had their fingerprints taken by law enforcement agencies.