"Dropping Bombs" is the third episode of Conviction. It was written by Thomas L. Moran and directed by Liz Friedlander. It aired on October 17, 2016.
While the CIU team vociferously disagrees among themselves whether the "bad guys" also deserve justice, they work to exonerate a political activist with questionable views. He is serving a life sentence for planting a bomb at a mosque that killed a prominent Imam and three worshippers. The re-examination of the case calls into question the NYPD's role which puts Hayes in Wallace's crosshairs. After a rigorous analysis of the evidence, the stunning conclusion to the case leaves one member of the team strongly dissatisfied with the outcome. Meanwhile, just as Hayes and Wallace seem to be getting cozy, they discover that their worst nightmare has been realized.
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To spite Wallace after his comment about "the new Hayes Morrison", Hayes digs out the case of bigoted activist Rodney Landon, convicted of planting a bomb in a mosque office and killing four men, including the Imam. The CIU team finds Landon was primarily a suspect because of an illegal search by the Counter-Terrorism Unit, and that although he didn't plant the bomb he was planning far more deadly attacks. Because the illegal search would throw out most of the evidence against Landon and get him released, Sam has a talk with a skinhead in the prison. Hayes is notified that Landon was attacked after being suspected of being a snitch, and stabbed his attacker with a shiv. By committing a felony on camera he will remain in prison. The actual bomber turns out to be the wife of the Imam who was angry because of his multiple affairs. Hayes and Wallace share a passionate kiss at his place before being interupted by Hayes' cocaine arrest becoming public when video of her in jail is released to the media.
- Mike Doyle as Rodney Landon
- Frank Deal as Stan Sowinski
- Nigel Gibbs as John Bohen
- Anna Khaja as Kadisha Abdullah
- Sarah Allen as Lisa Crozier
- Living, Breathing – Mother Feather
| "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"
- "Dropping Bombs" at IMDb