It seems that most of the TV shows that I watch regularly are now on hiatus, so I was happy to see that Justice would be out with a brand-new episode. After two relatively weak efforts in the past month, I can’t say that I was expecting much out of “Prior Convictions.”
Maybe lowering my expectations is exactly what I need to do in order to enjoy Justice a little more! I thought “Prior Convictions” was a pretty good episode. I was interested in the case and actually wanted to find out what really happened. Plus, I had my doubts about the innocence of TNT&G’s client, which usually isn’t the case.
This episode featured Luther as first chair. He is called upon to defend a man named Joshua Mortin from a murder charge — his second one in 15 years. The catch here is that Luther was the D.A. who put Mortin away the first time, despite Mortin’s protestations that he was innocent. It turns out that he was innocent, and Luther has to deal with that guilt. The best way to overcome that mistake, Tom says, is to defend Mortin successfully this time around. That’s precisely what Luther does as TNT&G wins yet another case.
We got some interesting character devleopment with Luther tonight, and I liked that aspect of the show. But I’m still waiting for Alden to try a case. What, exactly, is she there for? It doesn’t seem as though she does very much and at this point appears more like a glorified paralegal than anything else.
This was a good episode of Justice, so I recommend watching it if you haven’t done so already!