This was an excellent episode for all the expected reasons - engaging plot, vivid characters, and surprise ending - but also for another. The deep respect Jarrod has for the law is depicted in an astonishingly convincing manner. You can't help but feel for him as he wrestles with the familial and societal pressures closing in on him, not to mention the repugnant nature of the accused and his family, and yet in spite of all of it he's attuned to the calling of due process.
The most intelligent part of the episode is when Jarrod cross-examines Heath, and gets Heath to admit after intense questioning that Heath isn't sure beyond the shadow of a doubt that Heath saw what he claims he witnessed. The look that is exchanged between the two telegraphs self-understanding and mutual respect, despite the weighty circumstances and intense grilling.
And I like the ending - Jarrod had to see the system perform, and even though he was defeated, there is a sense that he was victorious after all.