1. For my boyfriend, Nick, who has been my partner through this tumultuous show, and who’s shoulder has been painfully bitten in times of my distress: Could I have said “this is so dumb” any more times than I did?
2. I may as well start off on a positive note by saying my favorite part of the finale was Hardass Mama Lawyer telling The Worst Lawyer Ever to “pack up your fucking desk”. YES! Chandra, I liked you at first, but you just slowly became the worst person on this television show. From here on out, you will be referred to as Terrible Lawyer.
3. Nice dig at Law & Order at the copier shop, even though this show really did not do enough amazing storytelling to separate itself from a solid ass program that’s been starting television careers for decades.
4. Getting into the trial…. why, for the love of God, didn’t the defense team ever bring up the fact that Nazir (Naz) would have had WAY more blood on him if he stabbed this girl 22 times? He had a few scratches on his back from some wild sex and no blood anywhere else…can we connect dots people?
5. Follow Up: Why did the defense not bring up 8 million other things that could’ve made them the slightest bit more convincing? Fails all around. Poor Stone had to sit there and watch Terrible Lawyer screw everything up. Though, I’m not sure he had the confidence to do much better.
6. Was it just the way they edited the show or did Terrible Lawyer actually only ask like 3 questions that made the witnesses they were trying to make look bad look basically harmless? You made psycho undertaker look like a normal guy! How? Also bringing up how he scared you is…definitely not the right move I’d assume. Terrible Lawyer, you looked so smug and annoying every time you were interviewing someone, even though you were hammering the nail into Naz’s coffin.
7. Naz….so many questions for you. Why are you an actual dumb person? I get that you had to smuggle in drugs in order to survive, but WAS IT really necessary to get SIN and BAD tattooed on your knuckles? Don’t get me started on your crown.
8. Could Naz not have thought of himself, or at least had his lawyers coach him into saying that perhaps he ran away when he found her dead body for multiple reasons such as…
A) He was shocked and scared by the first dead body he’s ever seen. (Yeah, he kind of said this one, but shittily).
B) He was effed up on a whole cocktail of drugs and maybe didn’t trust what he was seeing, and therefore didn’t call 911 right away
C) PERHAPS THE KILLER WAS STILL IN THE HOUSE AND HE WAS AFRAID FOR HIS SAFETY? No one ever think of that one, eh?
9. How happy do we think Terrible Lawyer is that they didn’t bring out her “other” tape with Naz?
10. Writers of the show: why do you sway my opinions of some of these characters to dangerous levels of despisement (word?) in which I actually have to stand up and walk around the room because I am so physically angry at their decisions? Some of these instances included:
a. WHEN NAS SAID HE DIDN’T KNOW IF HE KILLED ANDREA ON THE ACTUAL STAND in front of the actual jury. Nice one. But I did love seeing Terrible Lawyer tear up and Stone looking very “well, goodbye forever kid”. Also, Terrible Lawyer, maybe you could put a tiny bit of effort into rebounding and try to undo a smidge of what Actual Good Lawyer did? Instead of just sitting there feeling bad for yourself and saying “no more questions”.
b. I HATE YOU, JUDGE. You are everything that’s wrong with the system. Even though I definitely saw how everyone in the system is terrible. But I am most angry at you. You have way too much power, dude.
c. When the prosecutor said she had “more on the kid” when the cop came to her with perfectly fine evidence on the psycho financial handler. Ouch.
11. Look and act guiltier at the bar, murderer. Little obvious.
12. Speaking of the financial handler, how was he not dug into more? How did this NYC cop, who is not supposed to be doing the level of serious investigating that the defense is supposed to be doing, find not only a withdrawal of a legit PILE of money ($300K) but also video of where the girl was just moments before getting in Nazir’s cab where she’s having a literal fight with a man and ALSO FOUND A PHOTO OF HER IN A BIKINI WITH HIM ON A BEACH? How? How did no one else discover any of this? This is where the show really unravels for me.
13. Why couldn’t there have been a better, bigger twist? I was quite disappointed by the culprit being this finance guy. Who even is he? Did he know Naz was in the kitchen or what? How’d he get in the house? So many questions left unanswered about the actual murder. My dad and I wanted it to be the mother. Stretch, but maybe not? Crime of passion for sure, could’ve been. Plus she was all weird throughout.
14. Helen, though, you sort of rock. Why isn’t all of this show you talking to someone on the stand? I’m obsessed with your voice.
15. It makes no sense whatsoever that there was a hung jury. The defense did such a shit job (apart from a pretty fantastic closing argument from Stone) that every reason pointed to Naz being the murderer. I even thought he was guilty for large portions of this show.
16. Also, how is it ok that if a jury is hung they can just let someone walk free? Half the jury was convinced he was a murderer…so it makes total sense that he can just leave…
17. I am very sad that Freddie has to lose his “brain care package” 🙁 I know he’s bad and all, murdering people and such, but, I liked him.
18. Is Stone just over his cat allergy? Or is he trying to self-sabotage? Can Stone and Naz stay friends? Where is Stone’s hooker girlfriend?
That is all.