The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 2 recap – “The Magic Bullet”

May 13, 2022
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Netflix The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 2 - The Magic Bullet


Episode 2 doesn’t have a theory about Elliott’s guilt or innocence, but it weaves an entertaining plot and supporting characters.

This recap of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 2, “The Magic Bullet,” contains spoilers.

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The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 2 recap

Izzy asks Mick if he wants her to lose him? She says she can because it works in Grand Theft Auto. I’m not sure whose car they are driving, but it is a Lincoln SUV, so this is supreme product placement. (Something tells me Lincoln is sponsoring the entire show). She takes a turn, speeds up, makes an illegal U-turn, and loses what looks like a government vehicle. Mick sees the same SUV parked outside his house when he arrives home that night. He visits Judge Holder the next day to sign an order to let the police look at “specific” files of Jerry’s because he believes his life could now be in immediate danger.

It appears The Lincoln Lawyer may be a partially episodic series representing a new Jerry Vincent client every episode, along with the season-long Trevor Elliott case. This time it is Terrell Coleman, a man who was arrested for pushing a police officer. It turns out Terrell claims he didn’t push them at all. The cop, Maurice, pushed him, and he doesn’t like Terrell because he stole his girlfriend back in high school. Meanwhile, Mick’s daughter, Hayley, proves she is her mother’s daughter. She asks Izzy what she did time for because Mick only hires his clients as drivers. This proves, I guess, that she is a prosecutor at heart, thinking everyone is guilty. (I mean, or a racist. Let’s hope she is not).

Lorna eventually admits to Mick that she is involved with Cisco (I don’t get this attraction). Cisco visits Jerry’s old private investigator. He won’t tell Cisco anything, and Mick looks at a freelance video of Elliott’s arrest. He hoped for a discrepancy between the video and the report, but nothing. Why was Jerry going to admit this video into evidence? I’m sure they will find out at some point. However, Lorna is an office manager/private eye. Cisco sends Lorna to spy on the co-owner of the yoga studio partially owned by the man murdered in Elliott’s home. Of course, they find Jerry had already talked to her, and the man was sleeping with multiple students.

The district attorney, Jeff Golantz, who is trying the case, went on a few dates with Maggie, so we have some grandstanding. He motions for a delay and tells the judge Mick is a former drug addict. Mick was going in to ask the judge for an extension, but Elliott interrupted him. He wants a speedy trial because he has a deal to sell his company to cement his legacy. If not, the deal will not go through, and he will have truly lost everything

The ending

Mick gets Terrell’s sentence downgraded to selling t-shirts without a permit after the police officer clears his throat to signal he is lying to the DA.

Jerry’s former assistant tells Mick that he had a “magic bullet” that would blow the case wide open.

Mick heads to his office, the Lincoln, with Izzy to think. As they begin their drive, it becomes clear that whoever chased them in the black SUV bugged Mick’s beloved Lincoln.

All we see is a hand typing on a laptop, listening to Izzy and Mick talk.

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