'Trial & Error' star Nicholas D'Agosto teases satisfying finale and new case in season 2


NBC's new series Trial & Error will wrap up its mysterious, twist-filled first season on Tuesday, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern. The latest mockumentary-style comedy from the peacock network brilliantly spoofs true-crime shows, like Making a Murderer, by chronicling the trial of an eccentric poetry professor, Larry Henderson, who is played by the hilarious John Lithgow. 

[Editor's Note: Spoiler's ahead for season one of Trial & Error.]

Heading into Tuesday's season finale, audiences have been left on the edge of their seat, as Larry, much to the shock of his legal team — and joy of prosecutor Carol Anne Keane — just confessed to the murder of his wife, Margaret. And while he does so likely to protect his daughter, who has started to look like a suspect, it is unclear whether his hotshot "Northeasterner" attorney, Josh Segal, will be able to get him out of this one. 

Shocking twists such as Larry's unexpected confession make Trial & Error quite the interesting comedy — almost as mysterious as it is funny. And, to this point, audiences have no idea who is behind the murder of Margaret Henderson. In fact, there are quite a few suspects. But if this fact has you nervous that Trial & Error will struggle to wrap up its first season neatly, don't be. 

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"There is a tendency — and the most notorious ones are things like Lost — where you build up, and build up, and build up and then don't deliver," star Nicholas D'Agosto, who plays Larry's attorney Josh Segal, told Mic during a phone interview. 

"Lost got themselves into trouble because the whole premise was just one premise. [Trial & Error] is a case every season. So, we get to firmly deliver you a satisfying ending every season. We don't have to keep the mystery going into next season to keep you watching. We create a new trial, a new situation and a new satisfying ending."

Since Trial & Error — though not yet officially renewed — will look to move towards new trials in subsequent seasons, fans should rest assured that there will be a resolution to Larry's circumstances. 

"I think it's a really great resolution," D'Agosto says of the final episode. "I think fans will really feel satisfied. They may feel sad, but they'll feel really satisfied. I think that's one of the things that the writers were hoping to deliver."

Of course, Trial & Error would not feel complete if the final two episodes didn't include some absurd twists  and resulting hilarity. And while D'Agosto kept those twists close to the vest, the star does believe they will land in true Trial & Error fashion. 

"I think it totally delivers on being a crazy, shocking surprise, and the twists of it are kind of, like, legit and fun. They are really fun and wacky, and it fits [within] this absurd world," D'Agosto said.

Trial & Error will conclude its first season with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 18, beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern on NBC. 

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