Bull season 2 episode 2 will air on CBS in early October, and the show’s wasting no time testing the title character and his team. One of the things that we said that the producers needed to do in the second season was find ways to test the entire team beyond just the main character, and most indications we have suggest that this is precisely what is going down.
The title for this second episode is “Already Gone,” and the photo above doesn’t really do justice the sort of tension that is going to be present in the hour. Instead, know that Bull will accidentally end up putting his friendship with Benny on the line, and it’s all mostly due to the beliefs of a client who he is forced to represent:
“Bull impulsively agrees to have Benny represent Adam Harris (Sam Vartholomeos), a young man charged with murder for helping his terminally ill girlfriend end her life, a decision which clashes with Benny’s religious beliefs.”
This is a bold storyline for the show to take on, given that you’re sparking both a right-to-die and a religious debate in just the second episode of the season. This takes some serious guts, but let’s also be real here in saying that this is probably also what the show needs. We don’t think that Bull needs to take a super-controversial stance once way or another, but it should work harder when it comes to generating conversations and discussions between some of its various characters. It should also try to come up with solutions at the end of these conversions, mostly because we do think that one of the things that this world needs is a little more discussion about finding compromises and working to get through problems. This will be tough for Benny in this case given that religious beliefs are strong and undeniable, but maybe for this case he can try to figure out how to see things from the client’s point of view.
At the very least, the one thing we do feel confident about is that this episode should serve as an opportunity to get a great performance from Freddy Rodriguez, a great performer who we know can handle serious, tough material at times with ease. Just look for evidence at virtually all of the great work that he did over time on Six Feet Under or some of his appearances on The Night Shift.
The Bull season 2 premiere airs on CBS in a good week and a half, so rest assured that we at CarterMatt will have a wide array of other details on the episodes before too long.
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