Whether football or foreclosures, the legal eagles of Harry's Law had a lot on their plates and their minds in this week's episode, "Head Games." While the episode struggled to capture my full attention, what I did detect were some serious commentaries on society.
Perhaps my favorite aspect of this episode was learning about the "Outrageous Government Conduct" defense. Being a bit of a legal geek, I like how the characters attempted to apply it to robbery case in which the defendant was so easily relatable.
What really got me is that the jury still put her away. It's as if the writers were sending a message that America is angry at its government, but nothing is going to change, which they reflected in the jury verdict. As sad as that was, it was a nice choice.
Poor Tommy, you could tell he was taking it pretty hard. But there's always the appeal. Hang in there, man.
For Harry and Adam, a conventional case took an unconventional turn when the judge allowed experts to testify to the dangerousness of the sport of football. I wasn't quite sure what the relevance of the story was except as an interesting case study.
But, again, the writers brought something new to light about the science emerging around the idea of second impact syndrome. One thing's for sure: even if I'm not too keen on the new characters and new directions Harry's Law has decided to take, I always learn something new each week.
I also really appreciated the shout-out to the Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry in college football. Being from the Buckeye state myself, it always brings a smile to my face when they reference some of Ohio's most important cultural aspects, particularly football.
That said, I was not a fan of the emerging Oliver vs. Adam dynamic with regard to Chunhua. I know all good writing demonstrates constant tension among its characters, but could we please not fight over Chunhua just yet? Let her settle in first.
I was right with Harry when she gave Adam that rather reprimanding stare after he tried to "legislate" Chunhua's free time. Let it go, Adam.
And so, while a bit of an unexciting this week on Harry's Law, there were some learned legal lessons and brief but poignant social commentaries. What did you think of this week's episode? Sound off below!
C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.