Murder in the First Recap: Nothing But the Truth

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Murder in the First Recap: Nothing But the Truth
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Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 10 “Nothing but the Truth” aired last Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on TNT. In this episode, the Dustin Maker (Mateus Ward) went well underway, until the closing statements. As the trial unfolded, causing truths and old wounds to open once more, Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) and Homicide Lieutenant Inspector Terry English (Taye Diggs), with the help of Marty “Junior” McCormack (AJ Buckley), discovered who the head of the Union was. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) getting warned by Management Control’s Nick Torres (David Figlioli) to not be so involved with her brother, Officer Marty “Junior” McCormack (AJ Buckley) for the time being. However, this only fuelled Hildy’s determination to hunt down the head of the Union. She and Homicide Lieutenant Inspector Terry English (Taye Diggs) would do it by following Junior’s money. It was when he made the drop to pay off his debts using the money loaned to him by Hildy.

Meanwhile, before reaching the courtroom, Jamie Nelson (Laila Robins), thanks to a video of her public tirade against her ex-wife Holly (Ingrid Rogers) going viral , she was besieged by reporters, which didn’t faze her one bit.

At court, Hildy testified under Jamie’s questioning, as to what had happened when she rescued a female classmate of Alfred “Alfie” Rentman (Jimmy Bennett), Dustin Maker’s (Mateus Ward) partner in crime, from him, which resulted in his death.

Afterwards, under Jamie’s questioning, Dr. Frank Rentman (Spencer Garrett) informed the court that Alfie, as a sociopath, could manipulate anyone he wanted. During Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti’s (Currie Graham) cross-examination, it was revealed that Alfie was more of a leader than a follower. This worked to Dustin’s advantage, as it painted a picture of Alife being the mastermind behind everything.

Back at the station, Medical Examiner Justin Burnside (Jamie McShane) informed Hildy and Terry that they had recovered Jalil Thompson’s body (Jayce Dempsey), which had gone missing due to misplaced toe tags.

Later that day, Jamie revealed to the court that the trauma surgeon who had repaired Dustin’s arm when he had been brought in to the Emergency Room when he was six years old. He had noted that Dustin’s parents never called him and that he suspected that Dustin had sustained the broken arm due to his uncle’s physical abuse. However, Siletti tried to prove that the doctor was biased against Dustin’s family.

Later that night, Holly visited Jamie, and the two parted ways amicably.

The next day, Dustin was called to the stand after a forensic psychologist who said that Dustin’s early childhood abuse could have caused this to happen. There, it was revealed that he had partnered up with Alfie as he wanted his life to be over and because his classmates were too happy. He also admitted that he had been abused as a child, during which his mother left the room. It was also revealed that Dustin had no idea that Alfie had a bigger plan in mind. It was that he would killed by a cop after taking a classmate hostage and that he had never reported the abuse as he had been ashamed of what had happened to him. Crying, he then showed remorse for what he had done and admitted that even so, it wouldn’t change the past.

The next day, during their closing statements, Siletti argued that justice should be sought by giving Dustin the death penalty.

Jamie, on the other hand, argued that Dustin, who had been abused and abandoned, had been manipulated by Alfie, and reminded the court not to “substitute vengeance for justice.”

Later that night, Junior, Hildy and Terry followed Alyssa (Jade Tailor) after Junior paid his debts.

After leaving it in a dumpster in front of a house, Junior followed Alyssa, who had left, leaving Terry and Hildy behind. During their stake-out, the two caught up with each other, and Hildy told Terry that she didn’t want to become more that just partners with him.

Later, they discovered that the head of the Union was none other than Nick Torres.

What did you think of this episode? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for the recap on “Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 10 ”Nothing but the Truth “. For more news, updates and recaps on “Murder in the First” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Murder in the First” every Monday night at 10:00 p.m. on TNT.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.