Amazingly, we’re on the fourth chapter of this complex and fast-paced Polish legal thriller. And according to IMDB, there’s even a fifth season. So apparently this is a popular series in her native Poland (known simply as Chyłka).
If you want to avoid all spoilers, stop reading this article now.
It’s fair to say that this is the first season four hits since season three ended. And without knowing the backstories, you come here a little lost and confused (not least because the script is so fast, the subtitles often fly by without a chance to read). But if female-led legal thrillers are your thing, I recommend going back and devouring the previous seasons.
Joanna Chiska (played by the wonderful Magdalena Cielka) is back in her near-death experience in the series finale, and for once she’s sassy – something that’s been missing from previous seasons. Although incredibly unpopular, she is now a partner at a law firm. But she is not resting on her laurels; At least her former client and nemesis – Piotr Langer Jr. – pressured the firm, forcing Joanna to defend her own father, a man she despised for what he did to her as a child. That Langer pressure manifests itself in veiled threats to Chiska’s niece’s safety.
We also witness a young man making some sort of incendiary device alone in his apartment. Outside, police monitor his movements from an unknown van. When it’s time to flood, they get the neighbors out of the building and come in and grab it. After a few days, the adoptive parents approached the legal institution claiming that their son was innocent and asked the organization to protect him. Joanna is convinced to take the case, at least publicly because she believes that it will bring her personally. But she is also eager to test her own skills against the famous prosecutor Paderborn. However, the case is complicated – the child says that the husband and wife are not his parents and does not want you to defend him.
Cordian ‘Zordon’ Orinsky still works for Joanna, and he’s a reliable rock for her chaos. He’s holding a handkerchief when she throws it, and it’s come to her in her darkest hour. She continues to carry it on her shoe as a leftover, but she knows deep down how important it is to her well-being. Their relationship is the most interesting thing in this series, in my opinion. Joanna is hard to like herself – she is rude, arrogant and arrogant. But Cordian is the perfect son-in-law. Most important are the odd couple.
If you’ve seen past seasons, you know what to expect. This is basically more of the same, with a rowdy Joanna taking on the various men in her life who try to dump her. But Joanna isn’t going down without a fight — despite the bombshell at the end of the opening episode.
Walter Presents: ‘The Defence’ Season 4 is available to stream on C4 as a complete box set.