Friday, March 10, 2023

What I’m Watching: Your Honor

Your Honor: Season 2, Episode 8 “Part Eighteen” (B)

There are a lot of people trying to fall on their swords for others, and this is feeling like the way “The Shield” ended, with certain parties clueless that their fates are about to be decided by people they’re not even aware are threats. Eugene getting thirty years in prison unless he turns on Big Mo felt like an impossible choice since both are terrible options, and Lee didn’t hesitate much to offer up dirt on Michael instead. Olivia coming to try to get Fia to turn against her family got Jimmy spooked even though she set it up so that it seemed like the two of them had never met, and now he’s ready to get back in there and get her Jimmy himself. Given how last season ended, I don’t predict a happy ending here either, with Fia or Eugene likely to end up dead even though they’ve done the least wrong (Eugene did kill someone, but he also had a lot of terrible stuff happen to him). Gina took a very direct approach to dealing with Big Mo’s incursion into what she felt was her neighborhood, and giving Big Mo a fancy bottle of alcohol was a bold move that felt manipulative and dangerous. Going rogue from her already relatively unhinged husband is a worrisome development, and there seems to be nothing productive about that grief group she briefly attended, which is just teaching her how to turn her pain into destructive rage that can in turn give her something to satisfy that vengeful urge.

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