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Bull – Parental Guidance

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Parental Guidance
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Bull - Parental Guidance television review

The latest client for Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his associates is a defendant who is admittedly guilty of the crime he is charged with. A teenager (C.J. Valleroy) who lived nearly his entire life in isolation with his paranoid survalist father is left on his own after his father his killed and he is arrested for shooting at a police officer and social worker who were trespassing on thier property. To win over the jury, Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) works to convince the jury that young man was ignorant of the consequences of his actions, but to win the case they will have to prove just the opposite. “Parental Guidance” offers a clever late twist that rather than sink the lawyers’ case, actually offers them a new avenue to explore and not only get justice for their client but provide for a future for a young man lost in the new world he finds himself in without his father.

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Bull – Forfeiture

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Forfeiture
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Bull - Forfeiture television review

Tensions run high as Chunk (Chris Jackson) takes on his first case in defending a young man (Astro) facing up to a decade in prison for selling knock-offs out of the back of his grandfather’s (Ben Vereen) barbershop while Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) represents the grandfather whose shop has been seized by the FBI. Despite the counsel offered by Bull (Michael Weatherly) and Benny, Chunk takes a risky defensive strategy admitting his client’s guilt but only because the FBI entrapped him into committing a crime he would not have sought out on his own. With two cases and lawyers not on the same page, “Forfeiture” provides a solid episode fueled by Chunk’s passion and indignation at what was done to his client in the name of justice (something he proves more than capable of helping the jury see as well). Vareen steals a few minutes as well including the grandfather’s testimony on the stand for his grandson while ignoring what possible damage it might mean to his own case.

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Bull – Prior Bad Acts

by Alan Rapp on February 6, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Prior Bad Acts
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Bull - Prior Bad Acts television review

The death of Benny’s (Freddy Rodríguez) father complicates matters given Bull’s (Michael Weatherly) feelings for Benny’s sister, and Bull’s ex-wife (Yara Martinez), just when a wealthy client enlists the firm in looking into his brother’s unexpected death due to a nitroglycerin overdose. While initially suspicious of the doctor who prescribed the medication, it quickly becomes obvious the far more alluring suspect is the victim’s widow (Reiko Aylesworth) who has left a string of dead husbands in her wake (yet always seems to profit).

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Bull – Justice for Cable

by Alan Rapp on October 17, 2018

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  • Title: Bull – Justice for Cable
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Bull - Justice for Cable television review

“Justice for Cable” allows the show to mourn the loss of Cable (Annabelle Attanasio) while Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his team take the CEO of the bank responsible for moving around the money of the terrorists whose bombs killed their friend (and 36 others). The episode also introduces Cable’s replacement in MacKenzie Meehan as a member of Homeland Security who gets pulled into the case as a favor for Marissa (Geneva Carr) but decides to stay for the long haul. While emotion plays a large part here, there’s some interesting legal maneuvering (especially after Bull’s prize witness dies in questionable circumstances before his cross-examination) include how a picture, in the right hands, is indeed worth a thousand words.

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