This recap of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Episode 5, “Twelve Lemmings in a Box,” contains spoilers.
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Lincoln’s lawyer summary of season 1, episode 5
Mick and Trevor attend a meeting with a client at Pink’s (excellent chili dogs), where they discuss hiring a consultant for the jury. To Mick’s surprise, his client tells him he doesn’t want it. Why? Because the arrogant gasbag trusts his instincts, which led him to where he is today. Something tells me his guts will give him a nice prison cell with no view.
So Mick takes matters into his own hands. He finds a poker player he trusts, an Englishwoman, who has just entered her fifties and who still has a bit of sex appeal. She’s an old friend, so much so that we don’t know her name, and Mick greets her warmly. He can’t afford it but allows her to read a jury for him. Not for the money, but to practice his skills. She says yes, but only for a day. The plan is for her to sit in the back and text Mick who she thinks needs to grab the hook.
We still have the bug issue. Mick told Cisco to keep it in the truck, and they haven’t taken it out since. Yet Mick continues to speak openly to Izzy about the case and now the jury group. It may be nothing. I mean, everyone pretty much knows who they want on the jury. But it is something to watch out for.
Also, the Jesus Menendez case. Lorna grabs the file for him which is over a year old. He admits to her that it gnaws at him. Something tells me that this case, the way it continues to be sprinkled with episodes, will be a mystery of the second season if renewed.
Unfortunately for Mick, Trevor insists on signing any jurors he wants out of the case. It doesn’t help that the prosecutor, Jeff Golantz, is his whisperer to the jury. He asks the jury if it would be difficult for them to be impartial that the victims had an extramarital affair. (Obviously blaming victim advocacy helps Mick and Trevor). The nameless English rose writes to Mick that two, four and fifteen are bluffing and should be kept. However, Golantz fires them immediately.
Mick even brings in some theatrics. He spills pens on his desk and good old Trevor picks them up for him. The jury may now ask, how could such a polite man murder two people? Mick even has Lorna pull him on a personal matter so Golantz can look at his open notes on the desk. He takes the bait, thinking the blue star he placed on Juror Five’s sticky note meant he liked him for the jury. He didn’t because he didn’t want anyone to want to write a screenplay. The prosecutor revokes it.
Cisco is tracking down one of Jan’s cases. By the way, in the scariest way possible, grabbing a manicure right next to her. She talks to her ex-husband, who confronts Cisco. He is aggressive and uses intimidation on Mick’s private eye. Cisco notices that he also keeps referring to his ex and his wife. Could this toxic control freak be the natural killer? He threatens Cisco brandishing his gun.
- The jury is set, but Mickey had to part ways with juror number ten. Why? Oh, because Trevor was stalking her in the parking lot. He says he was looking for her car, but he knew Mickey wanted her on the jury and opposed it. Therefore, he hunts down a woman who looks like his dead wife or undermines his lawyer. Is it me, or is it a control freak who might have a hurt ego if his wife cheats on him?
- The English rose tells Mick that Trevor has a tell. What is that? He pats and rubs himself when he lies down.
- Mick visits Maggie to see how she is, but most likely the man wants to find some afternoon fun in the evening. She drops him gently. She tells him it’s not a good idea and he’s right to leave. Now that she has him on a leash, she asks him to represent a woman Soto is using to launder money and be his attorney.
- Detective Griggs tells Mick that Jerry pulled out $150,000 in cash to buy a boat the day he died. Thing is, Griggs can’t find the ship anywhere. He tells Mick that they have missing money and mysterious calls from the FBI, the most significant case of Jerry’s career. He then asks Haller and if the money was for a bribe?
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