Things can get pretty wacky on Franklin & Bash. In last night’s episode, a bet was made involving fishermen, psychics and honor. “Captain Johnny” included two of the weirdest cases ever the duo’s ever tackled.

The Players:

  • Director: Richie Keen
  • Writer: Nicki Renna and Matt McGuinness
  • Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Heather Locklear, Malcolm McDowell, Tricia Helfer, Reed Diamond, Kumail Nanjiani

Episode Title: “Captain Johnny”

Rachel and the boys wager to see whose case will bring better PR to the firm. While Jared and Peter defend a fisherman, Rachel defends a self-proclaimed psychic.

The Good:

  • Hands-On Boss: Rachel King likes to get her hands dirty. Though she’s the boss at a major firm, she’s still showing up at court. Infeld did that once in a blue moon. “Captain Johnny” showed us a different side to Rachel; her lawyer side, and she’s good. She’s probably the only lawyer who can get away with defending a psychic and still look cool. 
  • Psychic Case: Speaking of the psychic, Rachel and Daniels sure make a great team. They took on a case that involved a psychic getting fired from her job for her religious beliefs, or so it seemed. In the end, there was an interesting twist, thus making this case one of the better ones on this show. 
  • Rob Low Obsession Continues: Pindar’s obsession with Rob Lowe has spread on over to Peter and Jared. The two steal the star’s $10,000 couch, and there’s a little war going on between them now. Lowe still hasn’t showed up on the show, but we’re eagerly waiting for that. 

Best Lines:

  • “We don’t take care of the sea, it won’t take care of us.” –Johnny
  • “You guys are defending a psychic and we can’t defend a fisherman. Jesus was a fisherman.” –Peter
  • “While this is great, this is not my pirate fantasy.” –Jared
  • “We’re trending on Twitter.” –Peter

The So-So:

  • Fisherman’s Tale: Once again, Peter and Jared’s case was a disappointment. In “Captain Johnny,” they try to help a fisherman rid himself of an outstanding fine of $25,000, that would ruin his business. One would think that this kind of case (involving pirates and whatnot) would be adventurous and fun, but that wasn’t true. The only cool thing about this situation was a cute parrot, which didn’t even talk (yet another disappointment). 


Franklin and Bash gets better by the week. The presence of Heather Locklear has boosted the show’s comedy and storylines. She’s a great asset. Also, Peter and Jared might not be getting the best cases, but they’re still an awesome duo.

Rating: 8/10

Franklin and Bash airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on TNT.

What did you think of last night’s episode?