Saturday, October 29, 2016

Round Two: Goliath

Goliath: Season 1, Episode 2 “Pride and Prejudice” (B+)

This episode got off to a slower start with Billy emerging from jail after being drunk and missing the hearing, resulting in the case being dismissed. Patty read him the riot act for missing it, and she really is a fantastically fiery character, later refusing to accept his apology when he showed up to disrupt her latest realty effort. Billy’s heartfelt speech at AA felt genuine, and seemed far more realistic and honest than a lot of television and movie scenes like that, mainly because he was accepting what he felt needed to be accepted while not admitting to too much transcendence. After he was late again, Billy did a tremendous job accusing Harold Perrineau’s Judge Keller of being biased and then baiting him until he combatively agreed to a bias hearing that would serve to prolong the case indefinitely, something that Daniel was not at all happy to observe. There are a lot of rumors swirling around about what happened to Daniel that makes him spend all of his time in a dark backroom operating in very shadowy fashion, and I wonder how soon that will be definitively answered. I’m continually intrigued by the Mouse, and I’m glad that she’s going to be taking on a bigger role in the case. Rachel being hit, seemingly purposely, by a van outside the courtroom deals a serious blow to Billy and Patty, who now don’t have a client but have a case that they know seems like it’s more than just a suicide.

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