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'The Lincoln Lawyer' Episode 8: Mickey Haller shows true class by annihilating the prosecution

Haller wanted one piece of evidence to prove that Trevor was innocent and it seems he finally has that
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Episode 8 (Netflix)
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Episode 8 (Netflix)

Spoilers for 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Episode 8

The first day of the trial was 50-50 for both sides. The prosecution gave a rousing opening statement while Haller kept it short and sweet. When it came to interrogation, the prosecution relied on what they had in their hands and all the reports about the case. Meanwhile, Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) was all about dismissing them by providing facts.

Just like he interrogated a police officer who handcuffed him without even taking the suspect into arrest and his colleague taking out a gun even when there was no need. But the second day turned out to be really damaging for Haller because Lara’s close friend Sonia Patel and the forensic research guy damaged the case for him. He did shred the expert to pieces when he said that his previous report was thrown out of the case because of absurd findings. 


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It got really hard for Haller to defend Trevor (Christopher Gorham) because they had “gunshot residue” on his client. But Haller had an idea and he visited the place where Jerry was last seen. He found out that police had a facility for servicing the vehicle and he hit jackpot. He got the video of Eli Wyms getting arrested and told Lorna, and Cisco to find the guy in the video.

When they came back to court, he kept on presenting the video of Wyms’ arrest to every witness. The prosecution was clueless about the relevance. The guy from the video was brought to court and the number of the police vehicle was 112. The video showed Eli Wyms getting arrested after shooting 90 rounds at police. When he called the forensic expert’s senior, Dr Tan, to the witness stand, he asked her how can someone get exposed to GSR if they never held a gun? She said that it can happen through transference, which means, the person must have touched something or someone that had GSR on them.

Michael Graziadei as Golantz in 'The Lincoln Lawyer' (Netflix)

He played the video again of Wyms getting arrested and then, he played the video of Trevor getting arrested, the number of the vehicle was the same (112). With the police car repairman confirming that they didn’t clean the car from inside, it was asserted that Trevor got the GSR from the vehicle’s back seat where Wyms had been sitting a few hours before.

Dr Tan supported what Trevor said and for the first time, Haller and Trevor had a win.

However, the episode ended with Trevor telling him that he needs to testify because he needs to get his name clear in the public opinion too. Haller doesn’t want that and is in a dilemma now.