Conviction: The Wall
I was enjoying the Christina-Nick go to acting class storyline right up until it got serious. Christina was so funny
and uncomfortable in acting class and Nick is robotic, until he starts freaking out to the acting coach about the fear
of being mugged. I guess that was the writers' way of wrapping up the mugging storyline that was going nowhere. Nick
realized he already let his mugger get away with the crime by not identifying him in the line-up. Hopefully that's the
end of the storyline. By the way, the introduction to Conviction had video of Nick imagining himself killing the
mugger. When the hell did that air? I've reviewed every episode and I don't remember seeing that anywhere.
We also had a shorter storyline with ADA Brian Peluso's case against a cop shooter. Brian's star witness turns out to be stretching the truth and, when caught in a lie on the stand, he says something that Brian ends up using to convict the defendant for the shooting. This is pretty much a throw-away storyline, except it reminds us that Brian is a righteous man and there's more than one way to win a case.
Jessica Rossi's story doesn't pick up until the end of the episode, where it becomes obvious that her father is drinking again and possibly abusing her mother. I think this one was just a set-up for future episodes where Jessica will try, once again, to get her mother to leave her abusive father. Either that, or it was just the writers' way of keeping her in the story. But, why did the recap in the beginning of the show include her rape case? Nothing even remotely related to that was in this episode. Weird.
Next week: Reiko Aylesworth, formerly of 24 and season one of SVU.