This week's episode is Franklin & Bash meets JAG...sort of. Every week those behind Franklin & Bash take their show to new heights by making the title characters step out of their comfort zone. And every week they are succeeding. This week in particular finds the duo doing just that as Peter and Jared are hired by two female Navy officers who have been accused of assaulting two fellow officers. If the girls plead guilty, they become ineligible of an EOD project. If they are found guilty however, their clients go to jail for two years and are dishonorably discharged from the Navy.
The stakes are high this week and Franklin and Bash aren't in an LA court battling this one out. They may know the law backwards and forwards but they don't know much about military law. And that's going to hinder them.
So they recruit Hannah to help who was once ROTC and is the best person to help them on the case. The three of them are able to uncover a conspiracy within the Naval base involving the girls Chief Officer. Their clients were set up and they pull a stunt making their clients confess to mutiny, probably their riskiest move up to date, to get a confession out of the unwilling Captain.
It works. But come on... Did you really think it wouldn't? I confess. I was a bit worried.
Back at Infeld Daniels, Damien is awkward around a new summer Associate who joins the office. It turns out they recognize each other because she is a former stripper who danced her way through Law school and Damien has been to the club. He claims he was taking out clients of the law firm. But Alyssa reminds him that he was there twice. The two share a passionate tryst in her car but by the end of the episode; she's taken a job at another law firm.
It's unclear whether or not we'll see her again but I have to admit, I did like them together. But that's mostly because I enjoy Damien's softer side. Especially when he stands up for her after it is revealed that she made a mistake that could cost the company $50,000. It turns out she didn't and he makes sure Infeld knows, who later makes her an offer she refuses but probably shouldn't.
The same could be said for Hannah, who after working and spending so much time with the boys, decides to delete the secret file she's been keeping on them. That plan that she and Damien put into place at the beginning of the episode could be going away.
Damien has already shown a tolerance to Pindar and if Hannah is showing a softer side with Peter and Jared, they could become Team Franklin & Bash. And let's be honest... Who isn't?
Pindar and Infeld share screen time again. It's been a while (since Pindar's therapist was accused of fraud). And this time Infeld is trying to get Pindar off an assault charge. Pindar was driving with an expired license and a present that Jared and Peter bought for Infeld that he'd broken. On his way home from getting it fixed he showed a police officer who pulled him over the switch blade and was arrested. But not before passing out. Leave it to Kumail Nanjiani to always have the best comedic timing.
Jared and Peter's case was center stage in the episode. Just as it should be. But I very much enjoy the side characters and their developing stories. I just wish this week had featured more of Carmen. After the last episode being about a jury selection and this week sending the boys to a military base, it's hard to imagine what's coming next. But whatever it is I'm sure it will be full of laughs and more court room drama to get us through the week.
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