Chicago Justice: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Chicago Justice

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Chicago Justice's first season won't sway procedural nonbelievers, but for fans of the franchise, it marks another solid entry that should satisfy faithful viewers and newcomers alike.

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Critic Ratings: 11

72%

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User Ratings: 38

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Air date: Mar 1, 2017

Peter Stone, his team, and investigator Dawson try to bring a warehouse arsonist to justice, and the suspect's high-powered attorney tries to get his client acquitted.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2017

Stone and the state's attorney team probe the events following the arrest and death of a young man and seek charges against police, the fire department and medical personnel.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2017

When a Muslim grad student is brutally murdered, Stone and the team arrest his friend, another Muslim student, who claims he committed murder to prevent a terrorist attack.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2017

After a prominent judge is shot and killed while leaving a bar with Valdez, the team learns the judge's death is connected to a trial in which he handed down a lenient sentence to a college rapist.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2017

A man found stabbed to death in his home is discovered to be a former Navy SEAL who was writing a book that exposed the truth about a top secret mission.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2017

When Antonio and Nagel investigate the supposed suicide of a cancer-riddled Chicago PD officer found in a bathtub, they determine the death was a murder; the murder investigation leads to an old nemesis of Stone's.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2017

When a pregnant woman is murdered and her unborn baby is taken away, investigators from the state's attorney's office race to find the baby and the killer.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2017

When a female juror on Stone's case against a gang member turns up dead, the team initially believes she was murdered because of her guilty vote but learn she was driven to suicide by an ex-boyfriend's cyber harassment.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2017

When Abigail Chapman returns from Spain after being acquitted for murdering her boyfriend, she finds herself the prime suspect in another murder case involving a young college student.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2017

The trial of a gang member accused of killing an innocent girl takes a turn following the discovery of the murder weapon; Stone's obsession for justice endangers the family of a cooperating witness.

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Cast & Crew

Philip Winchester
Peter Stone

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Carl Weathers
Mark Jefferies

Actor
Monica Barbaro
Anna Valdez

Actor
Joelle Carter
Laura Nagel

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Jon Seda
Antonio Dawson

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Matthew C. Yee
Guest Star
LaRoyce Hawkins
Kevin Atwater

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Richard Schiff
Frank Linden

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Oliver Platt
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Dylan Walsh
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Jason Beghe
Sergeant Hank Voight

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Sofia Milos
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Taylor Kinney
Kelly Severide

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Dick Wolf
Executive Producer
Peter Jankowski
Executive Producer
Matt Olmstead
Executive Producer
Derek Haas
Executive Producer
Michael Brandt
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Arthur Forney
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  • Feb 04, 2020
    Hi there I'm Tessa Norris I personally love chicago justice it brings the courageous in people to bring out the real truth in the meaning of life where we can help our people to fight for whats truely right before our very eyes to bring justice to watch chicago justice and thats why I truely love chicago justice.
  • Aug 22, 2018
    Few devotees of television crime procedural show would contest the statement that Dick Wolf is the Master of the art of interconnected series. His New York City-based ‘Law & Order’ generated over half a dozen direct spinoffs with a sizeable number of shows exported to other counties. For decades Mr. Wolf was considered a significant factor in keeping the AFTRA membership of the city employed steadily. When he shifted his focus to the Mid-West settling in Chicago, he began the process anew. Starting with ‘Chicago Fire’ which was quickly followed by ‘Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med’, Mr. Wolf accomplished the rare trifecta of encompassing police, fire, and hospitals in a single franchise. Only Jack Webb of ‘Dragnet’ fame has come close to this achievement. Mr. Wolf has the well-earned reputation as one of the most loyal showrunners in the business. Actors are frequently utilized in multiple shows even going as far as casting them in multiple roles. It is not a surprise that several of the actors from now-canceled series have found their way to Chicago. In a masterstroke of franchise consolidation, the Chicago shoes have had a crossover between New York and Chicago. Not every one of his shows has been a success, a few have lasted only a single season. The first casualty in the Windy City has occurred in the form of ‘Chicago Justice.' To fill in the gap of courtroom drama, this show followed the men and women of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. As an agency with Statewide jurisdiction, there was the potential to address cases beyond the prevue of the municipal authorities. Unfortunately, the considerable potential intrinsically imbued in the premise. The current paradigm controlling the art of television scheduling there are so many possible pilots ready to go that more so than ever if a new series falls short of the expectations of the network executives, the cancellation order is dispatched. I enjoyed this series and regret what is a hasty and regrettable decision. The fundamental construction of the series is based on the xenon half of ‘Law & Order’ prime. The apex of the hierarchy is the big boss, State's Attorney Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers). His function is basically to scold his direct report when he inevitably uses some legal maneuver to convict the criminal. That erstwhile bastion of justice is Assistant State's Attorney Peter Stone (Philip Winchester). He serves as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the State's Attorney's Office Special Prosecutions Bureau. Acknowledging the fact that the collective Wolf franchises have persisted for almost three decades Peter Stone is the son of Benjamin Stone (Michael Moriarty), the Executive Assistant District Attorney for New York County; he was the first to initiate the series and predecessor to the illustrious Jack McCoy (Sam Waterson). It is exceedingly rare that a franchise last long enough for a character to have a child who grows up goes through many years of school and more establishing a reputation. The connection is overtly stated a few episodes into the season, but the references were subtle and organically inserted in the dialogue. He has inherited his father’s immovable sense of justice and unwavering compulsion to do what is morally right. In the army of social justice warriors /the Stone, men are generals. Another trope inherited from the original ‘Law & Order,' is to fill the second chair position in court with an attractive female lawyer. It prevents the ensemble from appearing too male-dominated and helps in securing a male demographic. This position is filled by Monica Barbaro portraying Assistant State's Attorney Anna Valdez. In a direct tie-in to a sponsoring series Stone’s Chief Investigator, Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda). This character is among the most pervasive in the franchise starting out as the police detective brother of a paramedic in Chicago Fire, Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund). That placed the character in the primary cast of the first spinoff, ‘Chicago P.D.’. Within the context of that show, he transferred off to the office of State Investigator. His assistant is Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter). Although not shown in any of the other ‘Chicago’ series, Laura was a Chicago Police detective who left the force after a line of duty injury left her addicted to prescription pain medication. She has been clean for months but is desperately trying to regain custody of her daughter. A major difference between the basic structure of the Chicago shows and those set in New York City is the substantial inclusion of the families. Collectively across the shows, this does alter the focus from straightforward procedurals to in-depth character studies. This concept was initially introduced to the Chicago segment of the Wolf universe through the sibling relationship of Antonio and Gabriela. It has been significantly enhanced by utilizing Antonio’s wife and children as major plot devices; this is supported to a lesser degree by Laura’s custody battle and Stone’s father’s reputation. To maximize the popularity of the other Chicago series, the first episode of ‘Chicago Justice’ was the capstone of a three-part crossover with ‘Chicago Fire and ‘Chicago P.D.’. Considering this was overtly a plot contrivance to strengthen the ‘same universe’ foundation that is crucial to the intersection of characters, places, and events, it is unusual that someone would require medical attention necessitating a visit to Chicago Med. This was such an expected ploy that it was refreshing it failed to materialize. For the most part, the trademark ‘ripped from the headlines’ approach was incorporated into the episodic storylines. The time frame for ‘ripped’ was more liberal than usual with one episode relating back to the Amanda Knox case from back in 2007. In the 9th episode ‘Comma,' the investigation of a murdered college student leads the detectives to a primary suspect, a college student who was acquitted of murdering her boyfriend in Spain. Stone undertakes his line of inquiring when he realizes he has doubts over the veracity of her involvement. Another case is a real-life tragedy that was already used as a basis for ‘Law & Order.' A crane used in the construction of a tall building collapses killing a man sitting in his car. The details are sufficiently ubiquitous, and the details alter just enough for consideration as a new story. In a twist, the victim is identified as the son-in-law of a very wealthy real estate investor. Under the broad category of murdering heroic victims both a Chicago police officer and a Navy SEAL veteran. In the later, the investigation uncovered evidence o a flash drive proving a Navy mission that went wrong. It is a shame that the series wasn’t given a proper opportunity to establish its place in this new Dick Wolf city franchise. It did fulfill a specific void that exists in the Chicago shows. The original premise of ‘Law & Order was to follow a case from investigation through prosecution. Without a series covering the judicial system, this new franchise will remain feeling incomplete. The decision to cancel this segment denies the audience an occasion to be entertained by some very talented performers. For example, Joelle Carter is a solid journeyman actor who has been s steady performer who most recently contributed her intensity as a principal cast member on the award-winning series, ‘Justified.' Ironically, her first listed credit was on ‘Law & Order’ over twenty years ago. Knowing how Mr. Wolf rarely completely lets go of characters it is entirely forgotten.
  • Oct 07, 2017
    I liked this series. It was one of the best in the "Chicago" line of stories. I don't know what the ratings were but people watch tv many different ways now ,so it's hard to rate a program. I really hope this program can be moved to another network. That might help.
  • Aug 13, 2017
    why was this cancelled...it is so much better than most shows just like Doubt which was very entertaining
  • May 11, 2017
    What are we waiting on in terms of a second season renewal? Don't let me down, NBC. I was just getting really into it.
  • May 11, 2017
    Chicago Justice adds a layer of depth to the Dick Wolf's Chicago Universe. I think this could be the best series of the four shows if given the time to develop (and perhaps if given a better night?) Each week tackles a controversial theme which causes the viewer to take pause and consider multiple perspectives and to look at the situation through a different lense. The series was released in March of 2017 and wrapped in May 2017. Very much hoping this series is given the opportunity to grow and to allow the viewer further into the stories and characters. THIS is the Chicago show the viewers deserve!
  • May 01, 2017
    Was really looking forward to it but am very disappointed. It fails at all levels. Stories are weak. Main character is pompous, childish and inflexible. The first show that accused a fellow cop was hardly investigated and went to court with little evidence and only after cop took plea to go to prison did they bother to actually investigate. Nothing better since. Will give it a few more shots but if it does not improve will skip it.
  • Apr 25, 2017
    Love the show & characters; Except for Carl Weathers character. The negativity of this character makes me want to fast forward my DVR each time he appears.
  • Mar 21, 2017
    This fourth segment of a pretty decent Chicago based drama is by far THE WORST. Worst writing, worst acting, incredibly stupid story lines. The DA that is a former CUBS pitcher was hurtful and absurd. I love Dick Wolf and was so looking forward to this. Just makes you miss Law and Order more than ever.
  • Mar 07, 2017
    Not crazy about most of the actors, especially the women. Seems forced. Dislike the main character a lot. Not impressed so far but I guess we'll see.

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