The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 4 recap – “Chaos Theory”

May 13, 2022
M.N. Miller 0
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Summary

The Lincoln Lawyer’s characters are entertaining, but the story is just killing time with each passing episode.

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2.5

Summary

The Lincoln Lawyer’s characters are entertaining, but the story is just killing time with each passing episode.

This recap of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 4, “Chaos Theory,” contains spoilers.

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The Lincoln Lawyer season 1, episode 4 recap

Yeah, so when Mick was sending two bullets through the door and one shot into the floor, it turns out it was Detective Griggs who set the whole thing up. The picture he showed him the other day? A guy, probably a cop of Griggs. This was meant to scare Mick, not provoke him into shooting at them, and to get our Lincoln Lawyer to run to the cops with the files on hand. He turns it around on Griggs because if he doesn’t tell him what they have on the investigation into Jerry’s murder, he will run to his Chief. Unfortunately, they don’t know much. They know that he was taking calls from the FBI the week before, making him an informant or a target of a Federal investigation.

Mick and the Griggs set up a plan to lure the man who took the briefcase. He tells the media that most of the files had been stolen in Jerry’s briefcase, but backed up in a hard drive. The only problem with this is Mick calls Griggs in the car and discusses the bait attempt in the Lincoln that we saw was bugged at the end of the second episode. One more thing, before he goes and meets Wyms, he has another Jerry case. A man named Scales defrauded people by setting up a fake cancer charity. He wants to pay Mick back (and his debts) with his computer hacker skills, but Mick tells him no. Something tells me Scales will help with the Elliott case at some point.

When they get back to the office, they switch cars. Yes, Mick, showing a lack of loyalty to his Lincoln, leaves her as bait and switches into a Mazda sedan and then into some tiny, pricey Italian thing that Cisco borrowed from Lorna. They head off to meet Carlin, Jerry’s former PI, but he is spooked. He says he saw Haller was being followed. Cisco says it couldn’t be them. Cisco then thinks there could be a bug and finds one in the Lincoln. Mick tells him to leave it so they can use it later.

And let’s get back to Wyms. When Haller meets him in the behavioral hospital, the former military sniper refuses to talk unless Mick gets him out of there. He also makes a great point. Why would he attack a cop at close range when he could shoot him from hundreds of yards away. Haller then uses Scales, a former tech wiz in the army, to sit in his wheelchair wearing his old camos at his kid’s soccer game because the prospector trying Wyms is there. Mick runs a charm offensive, how Wyms was a decorated war hero and will put the entire military-industrial complex on trial (uh, okay). Mick gets him one year, but the problem is Wyms has no idea about the Elliott case. All he knows is his wife kicked him out of the house, got drunk, and woke to cops arresting him—all a few miles from the murder scene.

The ending

A couple of police officers catch Bruce Carlin. They needed him alive, but when he exited the car with his hands up he walked back into oncoming traffic and was killed.

Maggie’s only witness in her trial against a slumlord was killed. Unfortunately, she talked their daughter to the crime scene and Hayley got out of the car and found the body. When she calls Mick to cry on his shoulder, you know, nature takes its course. They are about to kiss when Maggie pulls away. Mick leaves and heads to a group meeting for addicts, and meets Izzy there.

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