The Lincoln Lawyer episode 7 recap: Lemming Number Seven
The seventh episode starts with Mickey consulting Cisco. He needs info on juror number seven (the bribed juror) and Sergei Kosevich. From there, it’s time for Trevor Elliott’s trial to begin. Golantz and Mickey give their opening statements and Maggie brings Hayley to watch, as Mickey requested. Yet another way for him to help his daughter understand his job.
After, Lorna runs into Carol DuBois in the bathroom. She’s intent on watching the entire trial so she can see Trevor go to jail for murdering Jan. Lorna was definitely right about Carol having been in love with Jan despite everything. Speaking of Lorna, she volunteers to pick up Hayley and take her to soccer practice later. Maggie is clearly a little apprehensive about it, but she agrees.
The trial starts with one of the deputies who was on scene when Trevor was arrested. Mickey hones in on the fact Trevor was handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car despite the fact he wasn’t under arrest. He also pokes holes in the prosecutions assertions that Trevor was unemotional. The deputy was a rookie with only a few months on the job. Mickey pushes him to admit that everyone reacts to trauma differently. Just because Trevor didn’t cry didn’t mean he wasn’t deeply upset.
Across town, Maggie intercepts Tanya in the restroom at her OB-GYN appointment while Soto is in the waiting room. She gets Tanya to agree to the deal, become a witness in exchange for protection for her and her daughter. Tanya tells Maggie about a flower shop where she thinks Soto took one of her former friends to kill her.
At Hayley’s soccer practice, one of Hayley’s teammates makes a snarky comment and a fight breaks out between them. Lorna intervenes. On the drive home, we find out that Hayley gets taunted sometimes at school because of Mickey’s job. People think he’s a misogynist upholding “patriarchal norms” by helping men like Trevor Elliott. Lorna gives Hayley some advice.
Hayley mentions that Lorna makes way more sense than either of her parents and wonders why she isn’t a lawyer. It’s a growing trend now, of people thinking Lorna would make a great lawyer and it’s clearly making her reconsider going back to law school.
Back in court, the next witness is the lead detective on Trevor’s case. Mickey gets him to admit that he never investigated Anton Shavar despite the fact Jan took out a restraining order against him. It goes into his “tunnel vision” defense. The cops never looked anywhere else outside of Trevor.
Maggie and Lankford scope out the flower shop and notice a gang sign signifying one of the local gangs in LA frequents the shop. It certainly seems like a front.
That night, Cisco stops by Mickey’s to give him the info he discovered on juror number seven. His real name is Glenn McSweeney and he has a record. As for Kosevich, he made his money as one of Russia’s first private bankers. Unofficially, he has his fingers in everything—ties to Putin, Russian mob, you name it. He’s been accused of disappearing people and Cisco confirms that Kosevich’s son was one of Trevor’s college roommates.
Cisco’s advice is for Mickey to be careful and leave things alone because Kosevich would have no problem murdering him and his family.
Maggie and Lankford meet with Detectives Kyle Winters and Linda Perez. They give Maggie a file on a guy named Aquino who works at Namayan Flowers. He’s on parole and seems like the perfect fit for them to get someone to flip on Soto.
The next day, Mickey pays the Road Saints, Ted specifically, a visit. he asks for another favor. Mickey already owes them one but he’s desperate so he reaches out. He wants the Road Saints to keep an eye on his family as an added layer of security in case something goes bad with the trial and Kosevich makes a move.
Izzy isn’t crazy about Mickey stopping by the Road Saints. He’s also forced to tell her about the bugged Lincoln and how they’ve been sweeping her car for bugs too. She clearly doesn’t like it, but goes along with it for now.
Things get sticky at trial as Judge Stanton summons Golantz and Mickey into his office. He received an anonymous note about the jury tampering. Both attorneys vehemently deny having anything to do with, though we know Mickey likely submitted the note. Since the jury didn’t deliberate yet, now’s the time for Mickey to get number seven tossed so he can have a fair trial.
Toward the end of this episode of The Lincoln Lawyer, He lets the judge know that he doesn’t want a mistrial and is happy to get a new juror and continue. they all agree. Obviously, Trevor is pissed. He doesn’t think Mickey can win, never did. So now that their juror is gone, he’s terrified that they’ll mess up and Kosevich will come for them. Mickey assures him that now they can fair and square, but Trevor doubts it.