Justice (2006)

Season 1 Episode 10

Filicide

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 08, 2006 on FOX
8.6
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Filicide
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TNT&G takes the case of Ron Trott's former lover who claims she murdered her teenaged son in self-defense.

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  • A Side of Ron that we usually never see.

    9.0
    The main strength of this episode is that it shows us that Ron is more then just an arrogant machiavellian jerk. He is indeed capable of feelings. His committment to defending Karen Paterson despite increasingly obvious evidence of her guilt (forensic evidence showing that her son was running away, evidence of drug dealing, and the fact that she could have easily run or called the police in the time she took to get her gun) is rather heartbreaking. For once, the cold, blunt man allows his emotions to guide him, despite increasing evidence that his girlfriend has become a monster. The scene where the defendent is being cross examined at her house is the best scene; you get the feeling that at the end Ron has finally realized the truth deep down, and when she's taken away, Ron has accepted that she is not the kind woman he once loved.moreless
  • Ron Trott is not merely the front man.

    9.7
    In this unique episode, Ron Trott adds to his usual role of spin artist that of sitting first chair in the defense of a former flame. His first tactical mistake was the attempt to use his usual nemesis Suzanne Fulcrum of the TV tabloid show "American Crime" to showcase his client's presumed innocence while being carted away in cuffs from the crime scene where she had herself summoned the police, although belatedly and only after calling Trott first. Suzanne quickly decides Mrs. Patterson is guilty, as do the rest of the defense team. Even Trott himself finally comes to realize his client's guilt after the overwhelming body of evidence has been heaped upon her. But Ron insists, "Don't we still owe our client the best defense possible?" Even though he claims to be passionate for all his clients, this has been the only instance when he demonstrated it in his demeanor, not just his actions. Yes, Ron did dodge a bullet. Had she been found "not guilty" and had Ron been drawn back into her new drug-dealer life, he might have been the next one she killed. This episode was excellent on so many levels: writing, acting, directing, cinematography. It's a real shame this show didn't survive. The final scene showing the actual crime as it happened is an innovation that ought to have been used a long time ago for this genre.moreless
  • Superb! This episode was great! I can't believe what i saw...it was like i was transformed into an 'alternate reality'!

    10
    First off, i never thought i would live to see the day the law firm lost a case...especially with Ron in the first chair!



    i do believe this is the first time i saw Ron show some form of emotion!



    I mean, the defendant was guilty as sin...and yet Ron chose to believe her version of the story!

    And for what...because he felt guilty for neglecting her in her time of need!



    I could swear i never saw any emotion from Ron until now!



    Wow!!! I loved this episode!moreless
  • Ron really did doge a bullet on this one.

    9.3
    The moment she kissed him and told him that there would be more to come, Ron knew that she was no longer the woman he had once loved. She had changed and was indeed a killer, he was lucky to have lost the case because if he had won his life would not have been worth a dime. He had felt guilty that he had not been there for her when her husband had died and he had felt guilty that he could not help her with her son; but when the final moment came Ron no longer felt guilty. He knew that she was no longer his girl, she belonged to someone else and to a different lifestyle. Ron may be a slick over the top fool but even he has a line that can not be crossed and that beautiful lady crossed it.moreless
Jane Seymour (I)

Jane Seymour (I)

Karen Patterson

Guest Star

Lesley Fera

Lesley Fera

DA Jennifer Reese

Guest Star

Arnell Powell

Arnell Powell

Det. Kent

Guest Star

Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis

Miranda Lee

Recurring Role

Katherine La Nasa

Katherine La Nasa

Suzanne Fulcrum

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