Justice (2006)

Season 1 Episode 2

Pretty Woman

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 06, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Pretty Woman
TNT&G takes the case of a young female college student claiming self-defense in the death of a famous music producer who has a history of abusing women. Soon the attorneys believe they might be defending a cold-blooded murderer because she changes her testimony to explain each new, incriminating piece of evidence that is found.moreless

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  • Wow....this show is crap!

    I haven\\\'t seen a show this bad in a LONG time. Let\\\'s start with the ridiculous over-direction on the show. When the camera\\\'s not shaking, it\\\'s panning. When it\\\'s not panning, it\\\'s tilting. When it\\\'s not tilting, it\\\'s placed at odd angles. When it\\\'s not angled, it goes back to shaking. I can\\\'t remember suffering from motion sickness when watching a television before.

    But hey, if it were just crappy directing the show may still have redeemable qualities, right? Like good character development and emotional conflicts, right? WRONG. There is NO character development in this show, except to make lawyers look like every other type of lawyer portrayed in television and movies: they are glory hogs, they are egotistics, and they are angry all the time. I have yet to see a lawyer in an actual news interview who behaves even remotely close to Ron Trott. And that\\\'s a shame, because Victor Garber was my favorite actor and character on Alias.

    Could the show be unpredictable? That may make it worthwhile. Simply put, it\\\'s completely predictable. These are defense attorneys, and because every episode deals with another case, that means they must acquit their client every week. It was the same way every week on The Practice - these lawyers never lose a case. If they did, that would add some unpredictability to the show. Of course, that doesn\\\'t happen so the show is stale and just like every other lawyer show ever made. Cop shows, lawyer shows, and medical dramas have been done to death. The networks need to add some super spin on them to set them apart, a la FX with The Shield.

    Oh yeah, and I didn\\\'t even get to the ridiculousness of a law firm having satellite images of street blocks to pinpoint the location of the murder weapon for their client. I suppose if the CIA ran a law firm, the firm would be like TNT & G, but the set up for the firm is preposterous.moreless
  • Ok but not great

    A new spin on the music producer case that is going on in California. This time it was the girl killing and not the one getting killed. Liked that they showed she didn't kill him in cold blood at the end. As a person with student loans I understand why she took the money. Her parents were pieces of slime.
  • When a woman kills a man in self-defense, she turns to TNT&G for protection.

    This is AWESOME! I love this series, it is like House but with lawyers, I mean they even have the casting exact almost. The leader, the Afro-American, the morally conscious girl, and the obedient white dude. And the structure is exactly the same. Use technology to outwit someone/thing (diseases in House, plantiffs in Justice)
  • American justice at it's worst or best??

    I realy can not believe this series. Actors who play without any emotions what so ever, the Thunderbirds have more expression in their faces then they do. There is not one likeable charactor in this series. Could this be the way they see that lawyers are in real life?

    This episode revolves around a case of a young woman killing an older man she has been sleeping with. They take the case probono just to make money from "blackmailing" other men she might have contact with. Ofcourse she did not do it duh!!!!!!! Lawyers never defend clients that are guilty and they never get them of. So much for real life! The storyline moves too fast and its too fragmented not one thing is taken too deep, like the lawyers finding the knife, is that legal?? The series tries to be the ER of trialseries. Fast pase fast moving cameras etc. But all it does it makes me feel left empty and with a bad feeling about the whole justice system. Or am I being too utopian here, or is it because I am not an american and not used to lawyers being that way that bad, trust me they are scum in Europe too.

    Last thing, no selfrespecting humanbeing would fall for that old trick. Pretending you want something in order for the other party not wanting it. That one realy made me laugh my ass of.

    Greetings and dont do the crime if you cant do the time.moreless
  • The firm takes the case of a young girl Ann Diggs accused of murdering her lover, Leonard Stein.

    Hmmm I felt this episode was really unconvincing in the long run. A great setup but that ending was totally unrealistic, despite the fact the firm did try it's best.

    First of all, the victim left the scene of the crime. She also withheld information about her having sex with the dead man. She then had an attitude problem toward older men. In short, while she did murder the man in self-defense, she did date and see him for what he could give her. She made herself out to be guilty from the start, and ending well I guess that ending could have been done both ways. She is found guilty but is given a light sentence or what we see tonight with her being guilty. At the very least, though I would have expected that she might be put on probation.

    The acting was still great. Victor Garber once again gave a great performance. The girl playing Ann was great. It's just that part of it didn't seem believable.moreless
Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Ann Diggs

Guest Star

Cameron Dye

Cameron Dye

Al Sterling

Guest Star

Ron Morehouse

Ron Morehouse

Dirk Cato

Guest Star

Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis

Miranda Lee

Recurring Role

Katherine La Nasa

Katherine La Nasa

Suzanne Fulcrum

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • According to the DA, Stein's ATM records showed he withdrew $10,000 on the night of his death. Since most ATMs have a withdrawal limit of $400, that means he would have had to stop about 25 times to take out all of the money.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Ron Trott: We'll take your case.
      Alden Tuller: (surprised) We will?
      Ron Trott: Tom and Luther are right. This is gonna be a media circus. The kind of case we're built to win. We're TNT&G. We don't lose.
      Ann Diggs: I don't have any money. None. I'm on student loans at UCLA and my parents don't give me any financial support whatsoever. How much is this gonna cost me?
      Ron Trott: We'll do it for free. (to Luther) Free to her. I didn't say we won't get paid. Book rights, movie rights, press like this, we're gonna get paid. Trust me.

    • Ann Diggs: Thank you so much. Is there anything I can do to thank you?
      Ron Trott: Start dating boys your own age.

    • Tom Nicholson: Alden, what the hell happened?
      Alden Tuller: I'm not sure what makes me madder; that I didn't practice the recreation at full speed or that I didn't get the truth from Ann. She couldn't have stabbed him the way she says. I put the knife in the way Ann said she did and it felt like I broke my hand.
      Tom Nicholson: But you never even winced.
      Alden Tuller: You wouldn't have.

    • Ron Trott: I know my way around a gag order. I'm just gonna have a drink tonight with a friend of mine. But first, I'm gonna talk to a waitress I know at the bar. This waitress knows everybody and everything, and her girlfriend is a publicity agent for a big public relations firm. She'll feed the story back to her boss in New York, who loves to give gossip to real reporters in exchange for favorable stories being printed about his clients down the line. By the time the leak gets back to L.A. — and it's read by our potential jurors — it's three people away from me, and untraceable. The problem with gag orders isn't that they're un-American, it's that they don't work, thank God.

    • Ron Trott: First rule of criminal law: If anyone goes to jail, it's the client not the lawyer.

    • Ron Trott: That was nice, [Clinton] pardoning you, Al.
      Al Sterling: Well, if you'd handled my tax case I wouldn't have been convicted.
      Ron Trott: I told you, stop stealing from people. But if you're going to steal, pay your taxes.

    • Suzanne Fulcrum: (about Ron) The bastard spins on my show. Then doesn't even give me an exclusive. He's gonna pay for this.

    • Ron Trott: You couldn't get her to Target to get a new outfit?
      Alden Tuller: There are no 24-hour Targets around here, Ron.
      Luther Graves: You know the whole point of getting the knife, and arranging for her surrender, was to show that she had nothing to hide. Changing her clothes would be tampering with evidence. We don't cross that line... ever.
      Ron Trott: Look at her. Does she look innocent to you? Of anything?

    • Suzanne Fulcrum: Defense lawyer Howard Weitzman, you've been following the Stein case, what do you make of this woman the LAPD is looking for?
      Howard Weitzman: At this point, it's hard to say. We don't even know who she is.
      Suzanne Fulcrum: Could she be a prostitute?
      Ron Trott: Whoa! Mrs. Stein isn't gonna like hearing that, Suzanne, neither is this woman — whoever she is.
      Suzanne Fulcrum: I mean, hypothetically, if this woman is a hooker, she could have rolled Stein for his money.
      Ron Trott: What is this, Aruba? We're just making theories up. Americans have a right to a fair trial.
      Howard Weitzman: Actually, Ron's right. At this point, we don't know what she is, and we don't know if she was involved in this.
      Suzanne Fulcrum: She has to be involved. Witnesses saw her with Stein.
      Ron Trott: I hear Stein had a terrible temper. Did anyone else hear that? Or know anybody who was a victim of that?
      Howard Weitzman: Maybe the poor girl was defending herself.

  • NOTES (3)