The Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders finale is coming your way onto NBC in one week’s time. Did this finale creep up on anyone else? It probably did just because we are talking about a show with just eight episodes. This is a series that chronicled one of the most infamous trials in recent memory, and the outcome of the trial is going to conclude at least this part of the brothers’ story. It does (of course) go on in real life — you may have seen some of the interviews featuring Lyle and Erik over the years.
For the sake of this article, though, let’s just focus on the finale itself. The synopsis CarterMatt has for you below is a good starting-off point for discussing what is going to happen — since this is based on real life, NBC can obviously unveil a little more in the way of details without having to worry about spoiling it:
THE OUTCOME OF A SECOND TRIAL SEALS THE FATE OF THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS – After the first trial ends with a hung jury and the District Attorney refuses to offer the defense a deal, a second trial gets underway with Barry Levin (Harry Hamlin) joining the defense team. Political collusion between the District Attorney’s office and Judge Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) reaches an apex as Garcetti (Mark Moses) fights to repair the office’s reputation following a string of high-visibility losses. When Judge Weisberg disallows Lyle and Erik’s family members to testify, it’s up to Erik to once again recount the stories of abuse before the jury determines a verdict. As the trial comes to a close, Leslie learns revealing information about Jose and Kitty’s childhoods.
One of the more interesting things about the Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders finale promo (which we have for you below) is that the words “series finale” are featured at the end. Does this mean that the NBC anthology series is going away? We don’t quite interpret it as such — we just view this as the network making it clear that this chapter of the story is done. We do think that the ratings for The Menendez Murders are a little bit of a letdown, especially considering the lead-in, but part of the reason for that could just be the case. The whole idea of this series is somewhat controversial in the first place since you’re basically capitalizing on some horrible court cases for ratings, but people do love true crime!
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