'The Lincoln Lawyer' Episode 4: Chaos ensues as Mickey loses important ally in Trevor's case
Will Mickey be able to get up from this shock? He just lost one of the most important people in the Trevor Elliott case
Contains Spoilers for 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Episode 4
After everything that has happened in Mickey’s life, he believed that returning to the courtroom will solve every problem in his life. However, the pressure of having several cases at one time is making his life even more stressful. The Trevor Elliott murder case is making his life miserable and it’s not just the case, it’s actually everything that’s been happening around him.
In the ending moments of Episode 3, we saw someone following Mickey Haller (Manuel Garica-Rulfo) into his office and Mickey was forced to use a gun. He called Officer Griggs (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) and they both went for dinner. Mickey understood that it was all a setup by Griggs so that he can scare him to tell what he knows about Jerry’s death. However, Mickey doesn’t know anything about the matter. They come up with a plan that Mickey will tell the press that he has all the information regarding Trevor’s (Christopher Gorham) case and he will be making a strong case in the court.
As soon as the word goes by, Jerry’s partner Bruce Carlin calls Mickey telling him that Jerry had nothing on him. Mickey asks Bruce for help because he needs assistance in this case. Bruce says that he is ready to tell him everything and invites him to meet at Griffith Park at 7 pm to discuss everything. Mickey evades police protection and goes there to meet him, but Bruce never arrives. Bruce calls Mickey to tell him that he should have come alone. Mickey says that he is alone, but Bruce cuts the call.
Mickey meets Cisco and talks about someone knowing about the meeting. The lawyer feels that someone heard their conversation and if a person is called a ‘Lincoln Lawyer’, then people would bug his car. They find out that there is a transmitter in his car and Mickey decides to not take it out.
The next morning, Mickey calls Cisco to keep following Bruce and talk to him. However, Bruce jumps a red light and gets stopped by two policemen. The policemen asked him for his license and registration papers. Bruce gives them the license with Wayne Banks written on it and as soon as he opens the dashboard for the registration papers, one of the police officers sees a gun inside it. The police officer calls him and Bruce does the same.
As soon as he gets out, Cisco calls Mickey and tells him about the situation. Mickey then calls Griggs and asks him to tell the police officers to not hurt the man. Griggs calls one of the police officers on the walkie-talkie and tells him to not do anything to the man because his real name is Bruce Carlin.
Bruce tries to move a bit and suddenly, a car comes up and hit Bruce. It seems that Bruce has died on the spot because of how much blood he has lost in the accident. Mickey just lost one of the key figures in the case. Bruce could have told him about what was bothering Jerry and maybe direct him toward the magic bullet.
Things go from bad to worse for Mickey and now, his case has become even weaker.