The Lincoln Lawyer, the Netflix legal drama based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels, is back with its second season.
The show follows Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a charismatic defense attorney who operates from his Lincoln car as he takes on various cases in Los Angeles. Season 2 is adapted from the fourth book in the series, The Fifth Witness, and will be split into two parts.
In this article, we’ll discuss what happens in the season 2 premiere, where you can watch the series and everything else you need to know!
1. The Lincoln Lawyer: Release Date, Where to Watch
The first part of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 premiered on Netflix on July 6, 2023. However, season 2 is set to release in 2 parts. The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 part 2 will release on Netflix on August 3, 2023.
All episodes of The Lincoln Lawyer will be available exclusively on Netflix as the series is a Netflix original. The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 will have ten episodes, including Parts 1 and 2. Both parts 1 and 2 will have five episodes each.
2. The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Premiere Recap
The episode opens as we see Mickey’s newfound fame as a lawyer following his victory in Trevor Elliott’s case in the last season. He is featured in various media outlets, with photos, interviews, and magazines, and enjoys the attention and recognition he receives. He visits his next client, Russell Lawson, who has been charged with burglary.
Meanwhile, Detective Griggs confronts Mickey about his role in Jesus’s release, which embarrasses the department and the DA’s office. He informs him that the case is officially reopened, requires a new perspective, and assigns him to lead the investigation. He requests Mickey to arrange a meeting with Jesus.
Griggs interrogates Jesus and shows him a knife similar to the murder weapon. He asks Jesus if he ever possessed such a knife, and he denies it. Griggs reveals that he interviewed his former roommate, Luis Casillo, who claimed that Jesus had a knife like that and disposed of it in the L.A. River after the crime.
Moreover, Mickey and his ex-wife, Maggie, have dinner and talk about their personal and professional issues. Maggie expresses her frustration over how the Jesus Menendez case ruined her career. She worries that the case’s reopening might make her efforts futile.
Maggie storms out of the dinner when the chef sends them a complimentary meal for being the “world famous” Mickey Haller. Lisa, the chef, approaches Mickey, and they sleep together.
The next day, Lisa visits him and asks for his help with a legal matter. She tells him about a local developer, Mitchell Bondurant, who is building everywhere and issued a restraining order against her for protesting against his projects on the news. Mickey agrees to take her case.
Later, Mickey examines the photos of Russell’s house and the house he supposedly burglarized and notices they are identical. He decides to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor before the trial. He presents the photos and suggests that he could argue that Russell was drugged at the bar that night. She accepts the deal of time served and restitution to the widow.
As Mickey drives home, Izzy tells him that Russell has paid five thousand for any future legal services. Mickey finds Russell waiting for him on the patio.
He explains why he is there and how as his lawyer, everything he says is confidential. He removes his jacket, revealing a tattoo on his arm, and confesses to Mickey that he killed Martha Renteria and demands that Mickey keeps his secret.
3. About The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer is an American legal drama television series created for television by David E. Kelley and developed by Ted Humphrey, based on the books of Michael Connelly.
It stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller, a defense attorney in Los Angeles who works out of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator rather than an office. Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson, and Christopher Gorham also star.
The first season is based on Connelly’s 2008 novel The Brass Verdict, a sequel to his novel The Lincoln Lawyer. It premiered on Netflix on May 13, 2022.