“Murder in the First” recap (2.9): Dinner for three

This weeks episode of Murder in the First begins with Jamie and Aaron getting ready to head to court in hopes to save their client Dustin from the death penalty. As they are getting ready to leave, there is a knock at the door and the concierge for the hotel hands Jamie a manilla envelope which is addressed to her. I know what you are thinking: OH NO! NOT A MANILLA ENVELOPE! We all know someone delivering a manilla envelope to your doorstep is never good. And this time is no different: Holly has filed for divorce from Jamie. Nooooo!

Jamie does her best to keep it together in front of Aaron, as well as remain calm and steady while at Dustin’s trial. She puts up a great fight in court and, although the judge has not made up his mind yet, you can tell Jamie is giving the prosecuting attorney a run for his money. There are still several more days of the trial to go, but Jamie definitely made her mark. Power lesbian at work!


Once the hearing for Dustin is over, Jamie is back in her hotel room pacing the floor while on the phone with Holly. Jamie tells Holly she doesn’t want to be without her and asks Holly to please meet her somewhere. By the huge smile on her face, you can only assume Holly has agreed to meet her.

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Cut to the next day, where Jamie has another great day in court. She proves that Dustin’s mother was afraid of him and had pad locks and a dead bolt on her door to keep her son out. This is important to the defense, as the more it seems as though Dustin’s parents didn’t care about him or wanted to get him the help he needed, the more likely the judge will decide not to send him to death row. Jamie is on fire at this point.

Later that night, Jamie shows up for her dinner with Holly, only to find Holly has brought along her attorney for the meal, because Jamie “never listens to her.” Why would you bring an attorney in hopes to get your wife to listen to you? Wouldn’t a counselor or therapist be better for that? I smell bullshit, Holly! Jamie is not happy that she is being ambushed in a public place. She tells Holly she is disappointed in her and that she is so weak she has to have an attorney present to make her feel stronger. As Jamie stands up to walk out, Holly’s attorney tells Jamie that Holly is stronger than she thinks, which causes Jamie to EXPLODE. She is now yelling in the middle of the restaurant at Holly and says, “Without me you would be just some Bay Area dyke teaching crafting out of your garage.” Then she storms out. I mean, not much left to say after THAT. Preach it Jamie.

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As the prosecuting attorney sits at home telling his wife all about his day in court (this guy never gives a shit about what his wife has to say EVER, btw), his son comes running into the room with his laptop telling his dad he has to see something. The dad also never gives a shit about his kid and says, “Not now,” but his son is persistent. He proceeds to play a video of JAMIE YELLING AT HOLLY in the restaurant that someone posted on You Tube! The prosecuting attorney is now hugging his kid and his wife, as if they just won the lottery or something, but I am perplexed as to where they are going with this. Is she going to get her reputation smeared because she was acting crazy in public? Is she in trouble for being gay? IS SHE NOT ALLOWED TO SAY DYKE? I guess we have to wait until next week!