Justice (2006)

Season 1 Episode 6

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 23, 2006 on FOX
9.2
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TNT&G represents a teenaged outcast with a history of antisocial behavior who has been accused of the ritualistic murder of the high school bully.

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  • Our modern day Perry Masons lose and a kid pays for it with his life! Will his acuser and the real murder go free forever?

    8.0
    TNT&G loses its first case and becomes less predictable of a series. This can have many positive and negative side effects to rating. For those who view the series as a modern day Perry Mason seeing them lose is a loss.



    Yet, 2006 isn\'t the 1950s or 1960s. What is important there is a series saying not everyone brought to trial is guilty. Yet, on the other hand what Perry Mason was about was getting people off but find out the truth.



    So many TV series forget about that one word, which isn\'t surprising what with so many police, court, and investigative shows where as in the case of Law & Order the D.A. record means everything. (Come on what got Jack McCoy censored by the bar, but his trying to win so bad he broke the canons.)



    Again we see how the crime really occurred and they boy didn\'t do it. Instead the person accusing him of various offenses is the killer. Unfortunately for the kid, his accuser is the man and this kid is Goth and now a number.



    Part of me is happy to see the boy go to prison. It reminds people an innocent person is doing time for someone else (and for some cop and D.A. not looking hard enough) and it stops the series from becoming predicable. Another part of me is sorry because like Perry Mason I was looking for truth, justice, and the pops, I was going to say the American way. I forget this is the age of fear and convictions make people feel safe.



    Fact is if they do get the kid out someday he\'ll never be the same. He won\'t have the same opportunities, he may be physically damaged, dying from AID from being RAPED, unable to find a job or even hold one if he could get one, etc.



    Many say this is what criminals deserve. I wonder what they would say an innocent person deserves, when he gets out of prison, especially when the police discover they got the wrong person.



    Hopefully, they are setting us up for a future episode or more future episodes. The appeal could be off camera (discussed from time to time), the re-trial could be an episode, and finally his asking for damages from the Police, D.A., killer, etc. could be another episode. Time will tell the tale, if, when, or ever we\'ll see them. Who knows maybe the kid sits in prison for the next 80 years. Seventeen and looking at eighty more years of prison life, I feel sorry for him and for us.moreless
  • The Power of Fear...

    9.0
    This is a good episode, but it's not perfect



    1.) The fact that the father tried to lie shouldn't have turned the Jury against the kid. They still proved that the profiler's report was false. 2.) Why did they let Tom try the case? He obviously didn't believe in the kid's innocence; Luther could have seen the other side, and at the same time not be blinded by prejudice.



    3.) Why didn't they check out the homeowner? By his own admission he got up when he could, and he didn't have a real alibi. If they had incriminated him they would have won. And they still showed he couldn't have lifted the cross.



    Still, does a good job of showing how fear can cause people to perpetuate injustice. At least they can appeal the case. If they had future episodes, it would have been great to see the retrial, as well as the homeowner getting exposed as the monster he really was. Ah well, one can dream.moreless
  • The first time that they lose the case...

    9.7
    Damn, what style only can do . . I mean, he was gothic, and reads crime books . . I'm gothic to. People just do not accept that we are different.. It was by the way a handsome boy [a] Only I fell almost in sleep ( No it was not a bad episode! ! ! it was headache >< ) I hate that women on the news, she needs to go find a life =') I hope that TNT&G no more cases are losing. It was an incredible story, fantastic =)! That boy was 100 % innocent!!moreless
  • A social misfit is accused of killing and crucifying a boy who bullied him.

    9.7
    This episode shows how people are not presumed innocent by society or the media if they don't fit into a neat little package or if their behavior doesn't fit the idea of "normal". The teenager Colin was bullied by the victim, even pushed down the stairs at school resulting in his broken arm, he was bullied because he was different...Colin painted pictures of crucified people and wore "goth" clothing. He seemed to me to be the poster boy for teenaged angst, alot of kids are into horror movies, books on horror, serial killings etc and why not they are splattered across the newspapers and sensationalized. Colin's father even seemed to believe he was guilty and hid evidence which could have helped shed doubt and then when he realized his son was innocent he tried to take the blame for the murder, which only hurt his son's case. Tom also believed his client was guilty until re-enactment of the crucifixtion and the boy's reaction to everyone berating his father for claiming he himself did it. It seemed like the police and DA were on a witch hunt and they found their witch...poor detective work...considering they didn't seem to try and prove that the contractor was involved since it occurred on his property and neither did his legal team..I mean reasonable doubt was what they needed. All in all it was a good episode and was an injustice that the "normal" looking guy that did it got away with it and the misfit is paying for it. I wonder how often this really happens in the criminal justice system? I also couldn't believe they mentioned Paducah(my hometown) in the episode..I was working in the ER the day they brought in the shooting victims from that High School shooting in 1997 and also went to Heath HS where the shooting occurred..and the kid that did it was a lawyer's son...ironic to say the least...and very sad.moreless
  • There was something about this one that pulled me in from the beginning. Guilty, Innocent?? And does it matter if the defence attorney believes in his client?

    9.6
    I knew from the beginning that Justice was not the typical Laywer fare on TV. There was something unusual about it and this episode confirmed that for me. There was doubts about the client, and his father. The lawyers were not sure and so neither was the audience. it made every twist and turn a true revelation right to the bitter end. I had finally begun to believe and wham the jury finds him guilty; but as Ron pointed out even juries can make mistakes. What amazed me was the final revelation was something out of left field and was not something I saw coming. This show really is far and away one of the best new offerings of the season!!moreless
Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

ADA J.D. Keller

Guest Star

Diane DiLascio

Diane DiLascio

Deb Cole

Guest Star

Dean Norris

Dean Norris

Jack Cole

Guest Star

Mark Deklin

Mark Deklin

Dr. Matthew Shaw

Recurring Role

Katherine La Nasa

Katherine La Nasa

Suzanne Fulcrum

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This is the first time the verdict and the truth have contradicted each other.

    • This is the first time the TNT&G loses a case.

    • At the beginning of the episode, the ticker at the bottom mentions an orphaned child getting money from Pagonon Industries right before it disappears, referring to the previous episode.

    • The IP address shown in the episode was 1259.1775.1575. A real IP address contains four numbers with a maximum of three digits each, such as 123.123.123.123. The mentioned address would not work. This was probably done so people would not try to reach the address.

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Airdates:
      United Kingdom – November 2, 2007 on LivingTV
      Czech Republic – October 26, 2008 on Prima
      Slovakia – June 11, 2009 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Tom Nicholson: Sometimes the different kid is guilty-- Columbine, Paducah, and way too many others...

      The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School, and was carried out by two social misfits who were bullied and were into violent games and violent movies. The Heath High School shootings occurred on December 1, 1997, where the troubled teenage son of a lawyer shot into a prayer group at the school, killing five and wounding three others.

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