Travis: “Stop interrupting me while I’m telling the story.”
Wes: “You’re not telling it right. First of all, I was not wearing an ascot.”
“Gun!” is season finale of Common Law! If you haven’t seen this episode yet, beware of spoilers. To review last week’s case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. Hopefully Common Law will return with more episodes soon on USA, channel 21 for Houstonians.
Things with Travis and Wes’ new therapist, Dr. Applebaum, are not going well, and that’s putting it mildly. They both decide that instead of taking the offer to just skip therapy all together that they desperately need to go back to see Dr. Ryan. This right here is a great moment because Travis and Wes are admitting that they need therapy, even though 95% of the time they were in therapy, they hated it. It is obvious that the two of them have changed some since therapy started, but it is great that the writers have them recognize that fact. What did you think of Dr. Applebaum’s therapy techniques?
In order to get back into therapy, Travis and Wes tell Dr. Ryan the story that landed them in therapy in the first place: Wes pulling his gun on Travis. This story did not disappoint. Now there were probably quite a few theories going around as to how this came about, personally my theories did not match up at all with the real story. Wes pulls his gun to basically save Travis from killing the man responsible for the death of their friend Pac Man (Pack Man?). It was not done out of malice or because of an instance where Travis was annoying Wes, which from the beginning of the season could have been a plausible reason. And what was even better is that while there are brief moments of comic relief, the writers did not shy away from showing the seriousness and severity of the story. Common Law is a lighter show with all the humor and banter, but the writers knew when to dial that back a touch. What are your thoughts on the story?
The rest of the episode focuses on Travis and Wes trying to get justice for Pac Man by taking down Special Investigations Section (SIS), the people responsible for his death. This is really the first personal case that Travis and Wes have taken on, and by having viewers hear the story first, it becomes personal for them as well. The stakes are high with this case, and the show does a good job with the suspense. Plus this is the first time where viewers have actually known the bad guy, and so it gives them and Travis and Wes a formidable foe. What did you think of the case?
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