Sunday, January 3, 2021

What I’m Watching: Your Honor

Your Honor: Season 1, Episode 5 “Part Five” (B)

It’s hard to know where things could possibly go from here, since it didn’t take any time at all for Jimmy to deduce Michael’s direct involvement as soon as he found out from Big Mo that he really shouldn’t have bombed Kofi’s house since he wasn’t actually responsible for Rocco’s death. That was an impactful ending to the previous episode, and the sight of Eugene walking with a second line procession wearing a shirt featuring his deceased family members’ faces was indeed upsetting. It was fortunate at least that Big Mo was resolute in the way that she went boldly to Jimmy to tell him that war was coming unless he did, in his words, his due diligence and confirmed what he should have before Kofi died. Less fortunate was the fact that Michael’s lie about how someone was sleeping with his wife was so generously and immediately shared by the talkative convenience store clerk, who has now made it impossible for Michael to deny any involvement in Rocco’s death. Somehow, that wasn’t the most cringe-worthy moment of the episode, which instead found Adam seeking out Fia and flirting with her during a mock college interview. I’d argue that his actions most closely resemble the intense risk-taking popularized by Carrie on “Homeland,” which is not a good thing. Michael being blackmailed makes things even worse, though I’m curious if whoever it is who already knew that Adam was responsible will somehow end up shielding him from Jimmy’s wrath in an effort to get the money, but I can’t imagine that will be the case.

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