“Conviction”, a new legal drama from Dick Wolf (‘Law & Order’-brand series), focuses on young assistant district attorneys in New York as they struggle with a demanding case load that challenges their lack of experience. Although this is not a spin-off of any “Law & Order” show, this show still takes place in that universe, proven by Stephanie March returning as ADA Bureau Chief Cabot from “Law & Order: SVU”.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Pilot” Crime drama about a woman who heads an agency that attempts to reverse cases where innocent people were jailed for crimes. First up, she champions a former high-school football star serving time for murdering his girlfriend.
Season 01, Episode 02 – “Bridge and Tunnel Vision” Wallace’s career-making case is reexamined by CIU team, but there are unforeseen complexities in this rape and robbery case, and the woman at the center of the crime becomes victimized again, this time by the press.
Season 01, Episode 03 – “Dropping Bombs” The CIU team tries to exonerate a political activist with suspect views who is serving a life sentence for bombing a mosque and killing an influential Imam and three followers.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “The 1% Solution” The CIU examines the case of a young man taken in by a wealthy family and convicted of killing one of the members, while Hayes scrambles into damage-control mode after her controversial nationally televised interview that may have repercussions to her mother’s Senate run.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]” The CIU team takes up the case of a African-American civil-rights activist serving time for killing a white female cop at a race-equality rally. Meanwhile, Maxine becomes torn between her racial identity and her chosen profession.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “A Simple Man” The CIU takes up the case of a man with diminished mental capacities, who was imprisoned for burning down the family restaurant, a crime that led to fatal repercussions. Meanwhile, Wallace allows a documentary crew to follow the team, which leaves Hayes having to face her discomfort with cameras and other team members to reveal intimate details about themselves and others.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “A Different Kind of Death” The case of a death-row inmate convicted of murdering a federal prosecutor who was one of Wallace’s best friends is reopened. The subsequent investigation uncovers questions as well as cracks in the dead man’s reputation.
Season 01, Episode 11 – “Black Orchid” The team investigates when a crime scene matches the M.O. of the notorious “Black Orchid Killer,” and try to determine if it’s the work of a copycat since there is already a man serving time for the original murders.
Season 01, Episode 12 – “Enemy Combatant” The team is lobbied by former President Morrison to investigate the case of a Muslim-American citizen who allegedly planned a chemical attack on Manhattan and has been held for years without a trial.