Grief makes for strange bedfellows and new directions on the Season 1 finale of Street Legal.
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Monday night finds the team at a make-or-break point in the big pharma case while Adam reels from his father’s death. He’s juggling his own guilt with his mother’s and channeling that into surprising personal choices.
With Olivia sidelined after her meltdown, it’s on Adam and Lilly to bring the trial home. The case shifts when the team decides to dig in and go low after their expert witness testimony doesn’t pan out. They make a Hail Mary play that pays off, albeit not exactly as expected.
Mina struggles with a new personal offer that sends her down memory lane when a similar, previous offer took a turn that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. And she has to wrangle her friendship and business owner roles when Adam confides another secret. Lilly re-evaluates her rules of engagement when a fling reveals itself to be something much more emotionally grounded.
Six episodes can often seem like too-short a season but all credit to this cast and crew that it worked. As Peterson’s character so deliciously put it last week, it made for an efficient season without any extraneous tomfuckery. I look forward to seeing where they go next, so I hope the series returns. [Updated 4/8/19 — CBC confirmed on Twitter that the series is cancelled and the 4/8 episode is the series finale.]
Street Legal concludes its season Monday at 9pm ET on CBC and then is available on CBC Gem the next day. The first five episodes are streaming now if you want to catch up before Monday!
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