I'm sorry, but every time I see Kyle MacLachan I think of that scene in the film Blue Velvet where he's hiding in the closet, nothing on but his birthday suit, while Dennis Hopper sucks in oxygen and swears at Isabella Rossellini. So, I came into this review a bit jaded. Turns out that Kyle didn't appear naked once during the entire show.
In Justice is a procedural show, first and foremost. There's an injustice, the Justice Project team investigates, Kyle MacLachan's character goes the legal route, and there's a happy resolution. They also incorporate features from other procedurals, such as the flashback from such shows as CSI and Without a Trace. But it's also slower and a bit more character-driven than, say, Law & Order.
David Swain, MacLachan's character, is a passionate, philosophical man. In this episode, he questions if it is better to have a love that you can no longer reach or have no love at all. When he feels that he has reached a point of no return in the investigation he tries to work out a solution so the couple that was wrongly jailed in this episode could see each other again.
The other characters also have personality, but not as much as Swain. Lead investigator Charile Conti (Jason O'Mara) does what he can to make sure justice is handed down. Brianna (Constance Zimmer, Good Morning, Miami) is the strong-female type and Jon Lemonick (Daniel Cosgrove) has that unique anal compassion to see something in the evidence that no one else can see.
This week's episode was good but it didn't really hold my interest. It was very cut-and-dry. Even the ending was too simple. Swain's client perjured herself to have the chance to see her lover and she was just let go while Swain was summoned to a disbarment hearing, which will probably be disregarded by the next episode. Next episode looks a bit more interesting, so I'll keep up with the show.
One more thing about the show, Jon Lemonick. I kept looking at the character and asking myself where the heck I had seen him before. After consulting the IMDb database I finally realized where I had seen him previously; he was attorney Matt Durning on the last two years of Beverly Hills 90210. Good to see another member of the 90210 crew gainfully employed.