Defending Jacob Episode 4 Review: After 3 intriguing episodes, Apple TV+ released the fourth episode of this Chris Evans starrer murder mystery on May 1. Also starring Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell and Cherry Jones, the fourth episode is called Damage Control. If you are yet to watch the series, I request you to avoid reading the copy further as it contains spoilers.
The new episode of Defending Jacob starts with Jacob’s (Jaeden Martell) lawyer Joanna (Cherry Jones) asking him all the possible questions of what he was doing, his reaction to seeing Ben’s dead body and much more. During her question and answer session, Jacob’s parents Andy Barber (Chris Evans) and Laurie Barber (Michelle Dockery) are also present. The session doesn’t end up well as Jacob ends up getting frustrated in the end. While Andy thinks that it’s a normal reaction from a 14-year-old teenage boy, Laurie seems to have her own doubts due to Andy’s past.
While Andy is confident that Jacob isn’t guilty, Laurie trie to dig in more to find out the truth about her husband’s father and his criminal acts. While she doesn’t say it directly, we can sense the fear she has regarding the murder genes passing from Jacob’s grandfather to him. In the previous episodes, makes have been teasing us with some painful flashback’s Chris Evans’ character gets in Defending Jacob. We finally get to see what happens with him in the past.
In the third episode of Defending Jacob, Andy Barber doesn’t believe Leonard Patz’ (Daniel Henshall) statement during the interrogation. So in the latest one, he decides to take the matters in his own hands and keeps an eye on Leo’s every movement. As he is no more in charge of the case, Andy says that nothing can stop him anymore from doing anything.
Defending Jacob surprisingly adds the dialogue – Whatever it takes. Yes, our Captain Chris Evans aka Andy Barber tells his wife that he will defend, protect and save his son from the murder allegations, whatever it takes.
Along with this, a lot happens in the fourth episode of Defending Jacob. With each episode, the makers are raising the bar for suspense level and we can’t wait to know whodunnit and how!