Monday, October 29, 2018

What I’m Watching: Goliath

Goliath: Season 2, Episode 3 “Fresh Flower” (B)

This case is not going well at all, and that’s because there are so many different players stepping up to mess things up. On the casting side, I recognized Alexandra Billings from “Transparent” as the judge, who has a history with Billy that helped her to consider his plan, and also James Wolk from “Mad Men,” “Lone Star,” and “Zoo” as FBI Agent Jeff Clayton. We’re seeing a very clear threat from the corrupt cops who got Tito back from Mexico to be cut into pieces and had no problem physically strongarming Patty, who ended up with a bad bruise but isn’t likely to tell anyone about it. Billy seems more subdued than usual, almost unalarmed at someone breaking in overnight and then having a disgruntled woman show up in the middle of the night banging on the door about a handwritten restraining order. It was entertaining to see Denise’s starstruck reaction to finding Marisol coming out of his room, but she has no idea just how bad it is that they’re involved. Though she’s loyal to Julio, she went straight to Tom to report the problem to him and ensure that Tito wouldn’t make it back to serve as a witness. Marisol held her own against Tom when he tried to intimidate her at work, and he refused to give up and pursued her right to her meeting with Billy. I don’t know why we needed that final scene with Tom masturbating, other than I guess to show that he’s depraved and eager to control things? I’m much more intrigued – and worried – by his crashing Brittany’s AA meeting. On a much lighter note, I enjoyed Patti asking Rashad’s co-counsel if she was okay just being there to listen.

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