Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders episode 2 preview: Leslie’s move

Menendez Murders episode 2What lies ahead on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders episode 2? This is a chance to continue onward the story of these infamous brothers, and the NBC presentation of what happened both before and after the trial.

If you watched the first episode, we hope that the quality was strong enough tonight to compensate for the absence of Chicago Fire on the schedule. We do think that this is a show that is doing a good job recapturing the brothers and some of their family well, and setting up the cruel reality that they are about to be facing.

The synopsis below for the second installment does a good job of laying out what lies ahead, including Leslie Abramson getting close to making her big move on this case.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders episode 2 synopsis – “Seemingly innocuous comments Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) previously made about his parents come back to haunt him when detectives Zoeller (Sam Jaeger) and Linehan (Cliff Chamberlain) begin to interview the brothers’ friends and acquaintances. Erik (Gus Halper), overcome by guilt, makes a shocking confession to his psychologist, Dr. Jerome Oziel (Josh Charles). Having overheard a therapy session with Lyle and Erik, Oziel’s mentally unhinged mistress Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) goes to the police with a pivotal tip after Oziel tries to cut ties with her to protect his family. As attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) learns more about the Menendez family dynamics, she makes a move to represent the brothers.”

Obviously, the network has the ability to release a little more information about what is coming up next year than they are some of their other shows. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders is of course based on history, so it’s really hard to give anything away here if you are familiar with the story.

One of our main points of curiosity for the show moving forward now is rather simple, and that is whether or not this show will end up being a hit. We do think that it’s aided significantly by its lead-in in This Is Us, and NBC is obviously hoping that this will end up capturing the country’s attention in the way that The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story did. There is a thirst for true crime out there, but the largest question that we have is whether or not this is made slightly less appealing by the fact that there is so much depressing stuff already going on in the world. Maybe there are some people out there at this point who would just like to think about more positive things. Then again, even if you’re not interested in watching this show now there is an evergreen quality to it.

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