The Worst Episodes of Defending Jacob: When the Plot Fails to Defend the Story

Defending Jacob took the world by storm with its gripping plot, stellar performances, and nail-biting suspense. But let’s be real, not every episode is a winner. As a self-proclaimed TV addict, I’ve scoured the series to bring you the worst of the worst. From cringe-worthy courtroom scenes to painfully slow pacing, these episodes will leave you wishing you could defend yourself against the show’s creators. So, grab your popcorn and settle in as we dive into the most lackluster episodes of Defending Jacob.
Everything Is Cool

Everything Is Cool

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2020-04-24

When new evidence is discovered, Andy is taken off the case.

Pilot

Pilot

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2020-04-24

Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is assigned as the lead prosecutor in the case of his son’s murdered classmate.

Poker Faces

Poker Faces

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2020-04-24

Andy admits a family secret to Laurie before it becomes public.

Damage Control

Damage Control

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2020-05-01

Andy takes matters into his own hands. Laurie reexamines the life she knew.

Visitors

Visitors

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2020-05-08

Andy visits his father, and learns some troubling information from Jacob’s friends Derek and Sarah.

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2020-05-15

Andy and Klein explore two last-ditch efforts to prove Jacob’s innocence.

Job

Job

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2020-05-22

As the trial begins, Jacob’s fate hangs in the balance.

After

After

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2020-05-29

The trial comes to an end, but with unexpected consequences.