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Chicago Justice Recap 5/14/17: Season 1 Episode 13 “Tycoon”

Chicago Justice begins tonight with Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) leaving his house and racing down the street when he receives a text message. He arrives at a construction site where the crane has crashed into the building and collapsed onto a car; CFD and CPD are on scene. Chicago PD’s Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) informs Antonio there are 4 injured and shares Evan Wheeler is deceased but he is the son-in-law of Frank Linden (Ricahrd Schiff) who is running the project. Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter) and Antonio arrive at Chicago Med to see John Benzinger (Matt Rockwood), the crane operator. When they ask him how much he had to drink the previous night, he tells them 2 beers; but his wife doesn’t like what they are implying. Nagel wants to know why he was transferred to Riverfront but the wife tells them to leave. Frank Linden arrives at Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers) office as soon as he got the news; with Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro) and Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) in his office, Jefferies asks what they can do to help. Brett Linden (Zach Shaffer) says they heard the crane operator tested positive for cocaine and written up previously for being drunk on the job. Stone is surprised and wants to know how he knew that. READ MORE...

Chicago Justice Review: Corporate Murder

The fourth drama in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise has the same beating heart of its fellows shows. Chicago Justice spent its freshman season picking relevant, important headlines for their stories, and teaching us some new things about the law in the process. This show draws a wider scope than other legal dramas currently on the air. The season finale was so socially relevant in fact, it practically hit viewers on the nose. Never trust a millionaire who goes out of his way to make other people feel better in difficult times. We’ve learned this lesson the hard way. These are the people who offer solace in one hand and stab you with the other. It’s just way too easy to blame the little guy for a disaster, which is exactly what the Lyndon family tries to do when a crane falls on the beloved, heir apparent son-in-law Evan Wheeler. It’s obvious from the get go that Frank Lyndon is nothing but a liar. What he didn’t count on was how passionately, and how personally, the State’s Attorney’s office would go after him. It’s because of a name we haven’t heard in over a year. READ MORE...

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 13 Review: Tycoon

Stone is at his best when bringing down seemingly untouchable criminals. Half the time his best efforts don't succeed, but he still comes out the hero for trying. But on Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 13 , he finally got a much needed win. It wasn't entirely realistic, but Stone and the audience really needed it. Stone ended the season with a victory against a business tycoon who literally almost got away with murder, but at what cost? ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/05/chicago-justice-season-1-episode-13-review-tycoon/

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 12 Review: Fool Me Twice

In real life, cops who kill suspects very often get off without any jail time. That's why I expected a guilty verdict on Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 12 . Television provides an alternate universe where things happen the way people wish they would so often that I took it for granted. That's what made the surprise ending of "Fool Me Twice" so powerful. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/05/chicago-justice-season-1-episode-12-review-fool-me-twice/

Chicago Justice Recap 4/30/17: Season 1 Episode 11 “AQD”

Chicago Justice begins tonight with a meeting in Alderman Christopher Jones’ office; a delivery man comes in and once Chris signs for the package, he dumps the oil all over the desk but is stopped before he lights the oil on fire. He yells that Chris is sending poison into their neighborhoods and killing their kids. He is dragged out of the building through the back. Chris leaves the office saying he needs some air, but as he crosses the street he is struck by a truck and thrown onto another parked vehicle. A witness speaks to Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), revealing the driver didn’t swerve to avoid him confirming they didn’t stop either. He shares that the last 3 digits to the license plate and it also had the special lettering on the side. READ MORE...

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 11 Review: AQD

I hope I'm never in a situation where I need a public defender. But if I ever am, I'll want the one who represented Ted Reynolds on Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 11 . In real life, public defenders are overworked, underpaid, and often don't have the time to devote to their clients that private attorneys do, leading to a situation where poorer people don't get the adequate defense to which they are entitled. Ted's lawyer, on the other hand, was a fierce advocate who did her best to stop the State's Attorney's office from playing games to get an indictment and was tough on witnesses during the trial. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/04/chicago-justice-season-1-episode-11-review-aqd/

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Drill

In Peter Stone's world, everything is simple and straightforward. For him, all good people have to do is cooperate with investigations and testify against criminals and the world will be a safer place. Except, as he learned the hard way on Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 10 , it doesn't always work that way. He risked the life of one young child to try to get justice for another and may have weakened Constitutional protections to shut down the cell phone accounts of suspected gang members. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/04/chicago-justice-season-1-episode-10-review-drill/

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 9 Review: Comma

Gun control vs. gun ownership stories are hard to pull off on television. Stories involving this hot-button issue usually end up horribly slanted, with one side being depicted as completely evil or ridiculous. Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 9 wasn't entirely bias-free, but it provided a fresh angle and an interesting story that made it far more powerful than most stories about gun issues. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/04/chicago-justice-season-1-episode-9-review-comma/

Chicago Justice Review: Who is Laura Nagel?

What I’ve always loved about legal dramas is the random bits of knowledge you discover about the complexities of the law. Little loopholes those of us who have never gone to law school give us hope that those who do will never give up using those tools to fight for justice. Chicago Justice managed to pull that off again this week to keep not one, but two crafty killers behind bars. It’s unfortunate that the Insanity defense put in place to protect the truly ill is so readily abused, but it’s comforting to know there are those willing to fight for the truth. Dawson and Nagel find the recently pregnant body of Julia Keys dumped in a warehouse, sans baby. Her ex-boyfriend Ryan Matthis not only had no idea that Julia was dead, he had no idea that she was pregnant. The investigators are confused when DNA on Julia’s body matches David Zaccharia, a serial killer Stone put in prison eight years ago. Stone had to work out a plea deal with Zaccharia so that he would give up the location of all the bodies he buried, and has been in prison ever since. The only explanation is that a relative of Zaccharia’s killed Julia. His long-lost daughter is a good candidate. Julia’s friend from maternity yoga, Dawn Osbourne, cut the baby out of Julia because she was faking her own pregnancy. Dawn had an accident as a child that left her unable to ever bear children, but neglected to notice that Julia’s baby was dead when she started to take care of it. READ MORE...

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Double Helix

Genes have been getting a bad rap lately on Dick Wolf shows. On Law & Order: SVU Season 18 Episode 13 , a rapist tried to use the "rape gene" defense while another worried about inheriting a predisposition to rape women. And on Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 7 , a murderer tried using the same argument to claim she was not responsible for a brutal double homicide because she inherited irresistible urges to kill from her serial killer father. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/04/chicago-justice-season-1-episode-7-review-double-helix/