Pearson let Suits fans continue to follow Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) to Chicago and it's been amazing seeing her take on the down-and-dirty world of Windy City politics. But Season 1 is over so you’ll need something else to watch to get your legal drama fix!
In Bluff City Law -- coming to NBC on Monday, Sept. 26 -- Caitlin McGee plays Sydney Strait, a brilliant lawyer who returns to her father's (Jimmy Smits) legal practice after barely speaking to him for years. We think Pearson fans will want to meet Sydney Strait and here's why...
1. If you miss Jessica in the courtroom, check out Sydney
Jessica was disbarred so she has to apply her skills as the mayor's fixer now -- but, man, was she force in the legal arena! Sydney Strait would do Jessica proud though. The Memphis litigator has ways of making witnesses give up the answers she needs the jury to hear -- and she makes killer opening and closing arguments. Mic drop!
2. They both fight for the little guys
Jessica Pearson is looking out for her family -- and the other displaced residents of the North Park -- in Season 1 of Pearson. In Bluff City Law, Sydney and her father Elijah take on a chemical company they believe is responsible for causing cancer in their clients. The Straits and Pearson work different angles, but they’re both fighting for people who need them.
3. Jessica and Sydney call B.S.!
You can’t sell Jessica Pearson a lie. She may smile at you until you admit what she already knows, while Sydney Strait tries every question to come at a witness until the truth can’t be covered up anymore.
4. They’re not afraid to ruffle feathers
Jessica Pearson isn’t afraid to irritate the mayor’s backroom partners. She’ll turn down payouts and publicly challenge business as usual. In Bluff City Law, Sydney will go to jail for her clients! Or, at least, she’s not afraid to be held in contempt of court to make sure the jury hears the facts.
5. They have to get used to not being in charge
Jessica Pearson can’t be the boss in the mayor’s office and let's just say... it's an adjustment. Meanwhile, Sydney leaves a lucrative corporate job to return to the family practice -- and work for her own father. Talk about a power struggle!
6. They're both reconnecting with their families
In Pearson, we've seen a side of Jessica we never knew as she connects with her aunt and cousin in Chicago. Down in Memphis, Sydney agrees to join Elijah's firm because -- despite her lingering resentment and distrust of her father -- she knows that working alongside him is her best hope at changing the world.
Don't miss your next legal obsession when Bluff City Law premieres this Monday, Sept. 26, on NBC. Watch the trailer here!