Ten episodes have come and gone since the premiere of “Franklin & Bash.” This show started out as “summer fun,” but it has become more than that. It’s like seeing a very good-looking person who is also charming — its got it all! And the season finale had just that. Wednesday night, Franklin and Bash were put in tough position when their boss was jailed and charged with murder. And the worst part is, is that he’s very much guilty. Nevertheless, the young lawyers set out to defend their client (and boss), and still manage to juggle in a Margarita Monday.
- Director: Jason Ensler
- Writer: Bill Chais
- Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Tricia Helfer, Reed Diamond, Kumail Nanjiani
Episode Title: “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
Franklin and Bash team up with a high-profile attorney to defend their boss Infeld, who is charged with murder. But things start to go wrong when the trial seems to be sabotaged, Karp puts his job on the line by trying to save his uncle. Meanwhile, Hannah represents a professional wrestler who fights for his job back after he’s fired for being too old.
- Stanton Infeld in Jail: Stanton in jail was classic. The whole idea that he’s being charged for murder is ridiculous, yes, but you got to give it to the writers when they decided to put a Liverpool guy like Stanton in county jail. It’s hilarious. When we first see him, he’s wearing his orange jail uniform with a black beanie on his head (the camera is even at a low angle to emphasize him looking tough). And another time he’s teaching yoga to a bunch of tough and tattooed inmates. It’s classic Stanton.
- Hanna and Karp: Usually I’m arguing for these two to get less screen time, but man did they make a good team this week. A new character (Brett) drops in at Stanton Infeld while Stanton is in prison and she’s just there to raise hell. Brett tries to make Hanna a partner and double-cross Karp. Luckily, the two outsmart Brett, and it felt good to see her be put in her place.
- Finale: Last night’s episode didn’t disappoint. There were good laughs and the stories were great, but for an episode that’s also a season finale, it could have, should have been better. Let’s go out with a bang, right? As shocking as it is to put Stanton in prison, it wasn’t enough. Great episode, definitely, but not a great finale. That’s all.
TNT has ordered a second season and I couldn’t be more pleased. “Franklin & Bash” was a fun adventure with a pair of fun boys.
“Franklin & Bash” airs every Wednesday night on TNT!
What did you think of last night’s episode?