There are two sides to every case. By the time the prosecution rests, you'll swear the defendant is guilty. Then the defense begins and you'll be just as convinced of the defendant's innocence. "The Whole Truth"
invites you to experience firsthand the nerve-wracking job of deciphering where the truth lies. Every trial leaves lives hanging in the balance. While victims and defendants wait breathlessly to learn their fate, lawyers are working behind the scenes and in the courtroom, making frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in their favor. For District Attorney Kathryn Peale, it's a challenge she relishes. Serious, meticulous, and brilliant, she scares her employees with both her demeanor and her considerable skill. Her legal counterpart and law school friend Jimmy Nolan is just the opposite he's a hotshot, fun-loving defense attorney who wears vintage Reebok sneakers to court. As they rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head, the viewer sees their cases from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defense. While the guilt or innocence of the accused will keep you guessing until the final scene, the sparring and maneuvering, both in and out of the courtroom, will keep you enthralled. Somehow, when the verdict is read, no matter what happens, Kathryn and Jimmy always manage to stay friends outside of the courtroom, that is. From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Tom Donaghy (Without A Trace) comes "The Whole Truth"
, an innovative law drama that presents both sides equally, putting the viewer in the jury hot seat. (Source:
7.5/10 (15 Votes cast)
Recaps1x6: Liars recap
: The scene opens with Katherine getting a call from her mom. She realizes how desperate her mom is about getting her married, or at least start seeing someone. However, the person her mom has found is the son of a couple whom they used to jokingly call ‘the armpits’, and anticipates the son will have glandular problems just like his parents. She says No and wants the parents to know she is seeing someone. She can’t say who right now. She is at work and would rather get back – ADA Edgecomb is reporting Dentist Concolino has been murdered. Meanwhile, Alejo shows Jimmy Brogan the newspaper report on the dentist’s death, and that his wife has been indicted. Jimmy tells him the police have been generous enough to surrender the suspect... read more.1x5: When Cougars Attack recap
: The scene opens with Jimmy and Katherine meeting for a workout session one morning. Not before long, they discover on the news that Jimmy’s old client Madelyn Landon is suspected of murder – yet again. She is suspected of murdering her young boyfriend, who apparently was an aspiring model in her company. Intrigued, Jimmy goes to see Madelyn. She seems heartbroken about the death, and is glad that Jimmy has arrived. He asks her what happened and she tells him her version. She threw a party at her house for the launch of the Spring lineup, and went off the sleep around 1 am. A couple of hours later, when she could not find him, she looked around, and there he was floating on the pool. She tries CPR, but could not save him. Jimmy gets a call, and announces to Madelyn that the DA has issued an arrest warrant for Madelyn.
On the way to NYPD, Jimmy tries explaining Madelyn the way he will use her profile to the prosecution. Katherine meanwhile tries establishing her profile as a serial killer... read more.1x4: True Confessions recap
: As Katherine is busy with paper work in her office, Edge (Terrence Edgecomb) comes around with his wine, and suggests that she ought to celebrate the recent verdict. However, she can hardly leave her desk with the work she has on hand. Moments later, when NYPD cops in uniform get to a house, a boy of 16, unusually calm, opens the door. When the cops say they have reports of a break-in, the boy tells them it was his parents. They are down bleeding in one of the rooms, and the cops call for an ambulance. Later, when they get the boy into interrogation, Katherine points out that their suspect is unusually calm. Her colleague, the NYPD detective, points out that he looks like a cold killer... read more.1x3: Judicial Discretion recap
: The scene opens with Jimmy talking to his client and Kathryn objecting to what he is saying. Jude Wright tells that Kathryn is right and tells Jimmy to control his client from trying to tell lies. Judge Wright tells Jimmy to come into his chambers for a moment. He tells that in a moment, two Detectives are going to arrest him for murder and wants to know if he is going to defend him. Confused, Jimmy stands there. Suddenly the two Detectives that he told Jimmy about come in and arrest Judge Wright for murder. Jimmy tells them not to question his client without him present. Kathryn is confused. Later, Terrance tells Kathryn that the Mayor wants her on the case. She asks why and he says that the Mayor told that she is good with this type of case and doesn’t mind to be disliked. Chad tries to get the file, but he is having trouble. Kathryn finds out that Judge Wright is going to be arraigned in 10 minutes. Kathryn says that this is going to be the death of her career... read more.1x2: Thicker Than Water recap
: The scene opens with a man in a wheelchair on a boat. The next scene shows it in the water and a woman frantically searching for the man who fell in the water. Coast Guard picks up the woman. The next day the woman from the boat, Monica Keller, enters Jimmy Brogan’s office. She tells that the D.A’s office called her and told that she wants to talk about her father’s death and then got weird. Jimmy knows who she is talking about. Katherine Peal enters her office and gets a call from Jimmy. He tells that he has Monica in her office and Katherine says that she has a warrant out for her arrest and to allow her employees come and arrest her. At a the Japanese restaurant, Jimmy goes up to Katherine and tells that she can’t simply arrest and charge anyone she wants. Katherine tells that she has reasonable case. She gives him a fortune cookie that tells him that “patience is a virtue”. At the Arraignment, the two lawyers battle back and forth to get their way and, in the end, Monika is held in custody without bail. Jimmy and Katherine talk and Katherine gives Jimmy another fortune cookie. This time it says “Guilty”.. read more.