Tonight on Chicago Justice 2017, a well known judge is shot and killed after having drinks with Valdez and as a result, her integrity is then questioned. The Chicago Justice team then finds that the judge’s death has ties to a college rape trial. If you missed the last episode of Chicago Justice season 1, check out my Chicago Justice 2017 recap right here for all the details! Tonight’s episode of Chicago Justice season 1 started off with Valdez in court arguing her case to the judge, but the judge turns down her argument. She is asked to approach after court is adjourned and the judge asks her about eight o’clock and she nods. We see Valdez and the judge, Ray Kinzie, leaving the bar and they go their separate ways to their cars. As she gets to her car she hears gunshots and then a motorcycle revs and turns the corner. She ducks behind her car until the motorcycles pass her and then runs over to Ray who is laying on the ground.
First responders get there and Stone is asking Valdez about what she saw and heard. He then goes over to talk to the EMTs and he is told that Ray didn’t make it, he then goes to Valdez to ask her if she needs a ride home and breaks the news to her. The next day, Stone is asking Valdez what she was doing at the bar and she lies and tells him she was there having a drink and Ray was there, he came over to say no hard feelings for losing her motion earlier. Stone asks her who Ray was there with and she tells him that she didn’t notice, but Stone isn’t buying it. He is wondering why they were leaving at the same time and she told him that it was just a coincidence.
Antonio and Nagel go to talk to Ray’s wife, find out if she knew who her husband was meeting at the bar. She tells them that sometimes he just likes to go to the bar at the end of a hard week. They also see that Ray and his wife have a teenage foster daughter and according to her, the foster daughter and Ray weren’t getting along very well lately. Antonio and Nagel catch up to her at a cafe she frequents, but she runs and they run after her. She ends up biting Nagel before getting put in cuffs.
Stone is talking to the bartender where Ray was killed and she tells Stone that Valdez showed up there first and ordered calamari, didn’t touch it. About 10 minutes later Ray walked in and started eating it. Stone asks her what they were talking about and she tells Stone she isn’t sure, but when he walked in she asked him “Did you tell her yet?” Sounds like they had been seeing each other and Valdez wanted him to leave his wife for her.
Nagel and Antonio are talking to Kaitlin, Ray’s foster daughter, but they aren’t getting anywhere. Valdez goes in to talk to her and she is able to use things Ray told her about Kaitlin, but before she can find out if Kaitlin will talk, Stone pulls her out of the room. Later, Stone and Valdez are having dinner and you can tell that Stone wants to talk about the elephant in the room, but when Stone asks her if they had been sleeping together, she told him it was none of his business. Nagel and Antonio start looking into the letters written to child services and they find one that isn’t very nice.
The letter is about how someone who is protecting a rapist shouldn’t be a foster parent. After looking into some of his cases, they find a rape case involving a young college student named Zoey. They go to talk to her and get her alibi for the night he was killed and she tells them that she was at her rape support group, she adds that if she was going to kill anyone it would be Stan, her rapist. As they are leaving, Nagel gets a text that Zoey’s prints match the prints on the bullet. They bring her in to talk to her.
She can’t explain how her prints got there because she didn’t kill him. She tells them that she is pissed about what happened and how he decided her rape case that had her rapist out of jail in five months. Nagel goes to have drinks with Valdez and tells her that they have Zoey in custody. This leads Valdez to show Nagel some news articles and in one of them there is a woman holding a sign and the handwriting looks a lot like that on the letter to child services.
They go to talk to the woman hold the sign and she admits to writing the letter and when she finds out Kinzie was murdered she tells them about a threat Zoey’s ex-husband, John, made. They go to pay him a visit and he tells them that Zoey couldn’t have killed Ray because she hated guns. He tells them that he bought her one and took her to the range, but when they split she left it there. He had a break in and they stole the gun and a few other things.
Antonio notices a pair of goggles and asks if he owns a bike, but he tells Antonio that the goggles are his brother’s. Antonio asks to see the brother’s bike and he brings them out to the garage. Tells them that he is storing it while his brother is in Iraq and when Antonio uncovers it, he notices the orange sticker on the wind screen of the motorcycle, like Valdez said she saw as it drove off. They arrest John.
They bring the case to trial and while Valdez is testifying, the defense attorney brings up her and Ray leaving the bar together and implying that it was a romantic meeting, but it was never asked what they were meeting about. She asking Ray “did you tell her yet?” is assumed to be referring to his wife, but it could be about a case. The judge doesn’t exclude her testimony, but if the jury assumes that it was a romantic encounter, they will probably do that on their own.
Later while in the office, Valdez gets a call, Zoey is there to talk to her and she apologizes to her in case what happened in court was her fault. After their meeting, Valdez goes to talk to Stone and during their conversation she brings up that Zoey is getting married and he has Zoey bring her fiancee to court the next day. John gets so irate that he admits in court that he killed Ray and Stone finds that a couple days before Ray was murdered, she announced her engagement on Facebook and that’s what triggered John to kill him.
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