"Black Orchid" is the eleventh episode of Conviction. It was written by Samantha Corbin-Miller and Steve Lichtman. It was directed by Metin Huseyin. It aired on January 8, 2017.

Press ReleaseEdit

While Hayes and Wallace struggle to balance their professional and personal lives, they are summoned to a crime scene that fits the M.O. of the infamous "Black Orchid Killer." Is the latest murder the work of a copycat? Or is the man now in prison for the earlier crimes actually innocent? As the investigation accelerates, the CIU team, spearheaded by unlikely serial-killer expert Tess, closes in on a suspect who may have committed all the murders – but will it be too late?[1]


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A current case ties back to an old one. A woman is found beaten to death. Her physical description, the manner of death, and the "Black Orchid" lipstick smeared on her mouth match the M.O. of a convicted serial killer, Clark Sims, from ten years before. The CIU team doesn't know if Sims is innocent or if there is a copycat. They are able to explain away the fingerprint evidence against Sims. They also find that the man arrested for the recent murder couldn't have done it. Figuring in the ten-year hiatus between crimes they speculate the killer was in prison. A search of inmates fitting the parameters locates a suspect, Donald Cutler, who was in the vicinity of the recent murder. Cutler goes after the woman who survived his attack years ago and she kills him. Sims is released.



Guest StarringEdit

  • Patrick Breen as Clark Sims
  • Berto Colon as Detective Nick Cestero
  • Shawn Parson as Joe Kaplan
  • Elena Shaddow as May Defranco


Promo ImagesEdit



  • The Way You Look Tonight - Dinning Sisters
  • Don't You Think It's Cool - Guy Fox
  • Waking Light - Kyshona & Dwayne Shivers


"Pilot" • "Bridge and Tunnel Vision" • "Dropping Bombs" • "Mother's Little Burden" • "The 1% Solution" • "#StayWoke" •
"A Simple Man" • "Bad Deals" • "A Different Kind of Death" • "Not Okay" • "Black Orchid" • "Enemy Combatant" • "Past, Prologue & What's to Come"

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