"Bridge and Tunnel Vision" is the second episode of Conviction. The story for the episode was written by Liz Friedman and Liz Friedlander, with the teleplay by Liz Friedman. The episode was directed by Rob Seidenglanz and it aired on October 10, 2016.
Hayes confronts Wallace head-on, investigating the case that made his career ten years ago: the Prospect 3. Three young white men confessed to the rape and robbery of a young black woman. Hayes hopes to catch Wallace off guard with the team's investigation, but the complex case serves up a major surprise. When the young woman's character takes a hit in the press during the investigation, she is victimized for a second time, which Hayes takes personally.
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Hayes decides to go after one of Wallace's career-making cases, the Prospect 3. They were three boys charged with raping and assaulting a woman, Zadie Daniels, on her way from work. Zadie was hit by a brick in the head, so she does not remember the attack, but the media had called her a hero. None of the members of the group—Mike, Brian, or Seamus—had DNA matching the semen, but after long interrogations they confessed, each one blaming the other. After learning that Zadie and the Prospect 3's timeline did not match up, the CIU discover that Zadie had sex with a married man the night of the assault, the source of the semen DNA. They also learn that Brian had previously attacked other females, including his foster sister, which is why Wallace was sure that the three boys were the culprits. Hayes gets Brian to admit that he was the only person responsible for the assault, so that Mike and Seamus could be freed. Although she proves two people innocent, Hayes feels depressed, as Zadie's reputation is now ruined by the media.
- Kaleb Horn as Seamus Gadsen
- Alex Mallari Jr. as Matty Tan (photo only, uncredited)
- Let It Roll – Ladyhawke
- Shine a Light – Banners
- Someone Who Can Dance – Icona Pop
| "Pilot" • "Bridge and Tunnel Vision" • "Dropping Bombs" • "Mother's Little Burden" • "The 1% Solution" • "#StayWoke" •|
"A Simple Man" • "Bad Deals" • "A Different Kind of Death" • "Not Okay" • "Black Orchid" • "Enemy Combatant" • "Past, Prologue & What's to Come"
- "Bridge and Tunnel Vision" at IMDb