‘For Life’ Episode 5: Will Safiya’s quest to end drug smuggling in prison pose a threat to Aaron’s life?

‘For Life’ Episode 5: Will Safiya’s quest to end drug smuggling in prison pose a threat to Aaron’s life?
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Despite strong opposition from the District Attorney office and their persistent crookedness, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) is determined to fight his own case to overturn his wrongful conviction. As the preview for Episode 5 suggests, Marie Wallace (Joy Bryant) will continue standing defiant against everyone, including Darius Johnson (Brandon J Dirden) to prove Aaron innocent. This time, she will dig deeper to find new evidence to support her husband’s case. 

In the previous episode of ABC’s latest legal drama ‘For Life’, we saw Aaron lose his battle against the justice system once again, as Glen Maskins (Boris McGiver) works his own plans and stops evidence from testifying at the court, thus drawing the curtain on Aaron’s trial. 

In the upcoming episode, ‘Witness’, Aaron will take up a re-trial for his case. However, he has only one shot left and can’t afford to let anything go wrong. 

Meanwhile, Jasmine Wallace (Tyla Harris), who has learned about Marie’s involvement in Aaron’s legal representation of one of the inmates, is seen asking her father why he dragged her mother into his mess. We need to wait and watch if Aaron has a leg to stand on to be able to answer Jasmine. 

The official synopsis for ‘Witness’ reads, “While litigating on behalf of an inmate locked up on a robbery charge, Aaron is torn between doing what's right and what's best for his case. Heartened by Aaron's new lead, Marie recommits to his case, researching witnesses on Aaron's behalf. Plus, Safiya closes in on Foster's drug-smuggling scheme.”

Prison warden Safiya Masry (Indira Varma) wants to put an end to the much-prevalent drug flow into the prison, for which she has enlisted Aaron’s help. However, in the preview, Aaron is seen telling Safiya to stem the flow of her investigation as it could get him arrested.  

Until now, besides Marie, it was Safiya who believed in Aaron’s innocence. However, he seems to have irked her by keeping his plans for his previous trial discreet from her. Is she now using the drug bust to get back at him? 

Meanwhile, the preview also teases 50 Cent’s appearance on the show in two weeks. Talking about the same, in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), ‘For Life’ star Matt Dellapina who essays Tom Hansen revealed, "He also comes on as a major character in the first season. So he also is a wonderful actor who brings all of his gravitas to the role of a really divisive new character that'll enter the world of 'For Life'."

‘For Life’ airs on Tuesdays on ABC.

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