Defending Jacob Season 1 Episode 7 finally aired today with Jacob Barber trial in session. Initially it looks like Jacob Barber is going to win with prosecution making a number blunders but however everything changes when Jacob's post on violent por*graphic site The Cut Up Room is revealed in court detailing how Ben was murdered.
The sickening story was posted three days after Ben Rifkins' death. The story was exposed by Jacob's friend Derek. Andy and Laurie and their lawyer Joanna are caught off guard. Andy who has been supportive is also starting to doubt Jacob's innocence and confronts him about it. Laurie who was already doubtful of Jacob's innocence is now convinced that he is guilty and wants to convince Andy too. Andy and Laurie get into a nasty fight that looks to threaten their marriage.
To make matter worse for Jacob witness Matt who is expected to testfiy against Leonard Patz a child s*x offender and possible suspect fails to show up. It later turns out that he has fled to Florida with his girlfriend.
However there is a glimmer of hope for Jacob at the end of Episode 7 with Leonard Patz confessing to Andy and Laurie of Ben's murder through a letter. However Andy and Laurie have not yet received the letter and it's not known if Leonard Patz.
Episode 8 and season finale of Defending Jacob is expected to be aired on 29 May 2020.
Its not yet known whether Defending Jacob will return for season 2. Apple TV and the directors of the series have not yet made an announcement how Defending Jacob will proceed forward after Season 1.