Monday, January 18, 2021

What I’m Watching: Your Honor

Your Honor: Season 1, Episode 7 “Part Seven” (B-)

It’s hard to fully suspend disbelief when watching the many, many steps Michael makes to cover his tracks and to try to fix his current situation. There’s one thing that he’s managed to do very well, which is to divert all suspicion away from Adam, since Jimmy fully believes that he’s the one who was driving the car. Swearing at Michael in such a blatant and disrespectful way felt a bit too obvious, and anyone in that courtroom should now doubt Michael’s ability to proceed in a neutral way, as appears to have been the case since it was assigned to someone else. Having Sara pulled over and arrested to somehow cast doubt on her soundness of mind was cruel, and saying “I love you” to Lee to distract her from seeing Sara on the side of the road was a bold and likely foolish move. He was completely clueless not only about the fact that it was his birthday but that his friends would be waiting for him at home to throw him a surprise party. How he hasn’t made any mistakes aside from calling the police that night and then being identified at the convenience store by the clueless clerk is pretty unbelievable – and I’m not really buying it. I didn’t recognize Maura Tierney at first as the defense attorney with that wig, but as soon as she started speaking, it was impossible not to place her voice. I’m waiting for the moment Fia realizes the link between her new boyfriend and the judge trying her second favorite brother’s case, and I’m wondering how Jimmy will respond to her clear affinity for the young woman neither of them realizes actually hit Rocco.

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