The season two finale of Franklin and Bash was filled with ’90s heart-breakers. Last night, Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar were joined by American Pie‘s Chris Klein in “650 to SLC.” It was an episode filled with extortion, lies, truths and tricks. Overall, it was a nice wrap up to the season and perhaps the series.
- Director: Elizabeth Allen
- Writer: Dana Calvo, Kevin Falls
- Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell, Tricia Helfer, Reed Diamond, Kumail Nanjiani
Episode Title: “650 to SLC”
Jared’s father attempts to buy out Infeld Daniels. Meanwhile, Peter helps a high school friend who’s running for governor but is plagued by scandal.
- Jokes On Disbarment: Due to some “clerical errors” Peter gets disbarred and can’t practice law. While we’re unsure of why this was part of the plot, seeing Jared joke about his BFF’s suspended license was entertaining. Jared loves Peter, but he also loves being a goofball. Thankfully, Pete’s a good sport and he’s able to take jokes like, “Technically [Peter] you’re an intern, and I need someone to sexually harass and get me coffee on the double.”
- The Genius of Franklin and Bash: Peter and Jared take their unconventional techniques to a whole new level – sky level! The two board a plane with a bunch of lawyers, Senior Franklin included and turn into an unforgettable flight. At one point, Jared starts arguing with a flight attendant, accusing him of rubbing his John Thomas. Then the duo starts an auction in coach. They do all of this with a bigger plan in mind, and it works like a charm.
- Friendly Feud: Peter and Jared have always had a friendly feud with Damien. Each week they exchange insults and dirty looks. They’re like a bunch of kids in grade school. It’s like watching children play rough at a playground, except they’re in suits and carry briefcases.
- The Quotable: “I’m like a ladybug but tough.”
- Infeld’s Secret Hidden Agenda: Infeld reveals to Franklin and Bash that he only hired them as insurance. Basically, hiring them ensured him that no one would ever want to buy Infeld Daniels because they were notorious for their unpopular hijinks. When Peter and Jared find out about this, they’re furious. But then some apologies are exchanged and everything becomes dust under the rug. Still, we’re left wondering how we missed this. Why was it kept such a secret for two seasons? In the end, it feels like a lazy attempt to justify the plot.
- Predictable: Franklin and Bash is still able to shock, but mostly the plot has become predictable and less amusing. The show needs more surprises.
Franklin and Bash ended on a good note. We got a good guest star in Chris Klein, and everything we love about the show was front and center. There was great chemistry, jokes, pop culture references and Pindi. Unfortunately, everything we hate was also present like predictability, predictability and more predictability. If the show gets renewed for a third season, the writers need to work on their shock and awe factor.
Franklin and Bash has yet to be renewed for a third season.
What did you think of last night’s finale?