Recently voted as “The Best Television Series in the 1st Half of 2011,” Ghetto Justice <怒火街頭> aired its finale this week. Prior to the airing of the finale, spoilers revealed that Kevin Cheng’s (鄭嘉穎)“Law Ba” character will have an ultimate ending. Despite being a lawyer, Kevin broke the law, lost his legal license, and entered prison!
In the ending of Ghetto Justice, Sharon Chan’s (陳敏之) prostitute character was bashed to death by Shek Sau (石修) after discovering that he bribed a witness. Eager to bring to justice Shek Sau’s crime, Kevin willingly took a risk by tapering with the evidence of the case. Knowingly violating the law, Kevin’s legal license was disqualified. Ghetto Justice’s ending did not simply feature the suspension of Kevin’s legal license. Instead, “Law Ba” appeared in a prison uniform in the ending episode!
Difficult to Write a Sequel
Since TVB did not predict the run-away success of Ghetto Justice, the ending featured central character, “Law Ba” in prison. With the ultimate ending, the new producer of Ghetto Justice’s sequel, which will film in October, found it difficult to write a sequel. A production crew member revealed, “We want to feature the opening of the sequel with ‘Law Ba’ resuming his lawyer role and assisting clients in their cases. However, how can we justify the removal of ‘Law Ba’s’ legal license, entering prison, and resuming his old job as a lawyer? This critical point is giving the producer and scriptwriter a big headache. Currently, we are consulting a lawyer’s advice to see how to [see if perhaps there are legal loopholes].”
Excerpt from Next Magazine #1111
Jayne: No doubt the ratings for the ending of Ghetto Justice should be quite impressive! “Law Ba” is an interesting character because you don’t know what he will do next. His passion for his career and questionable means remind you of Takashi Sorimachi’s character in GTO. Interested in seeing the ending!