'All Rise' Season 1 Episode 9 gives viewers flashbacks to when Lola Carmichael was a prosecutor and fans loved them!
In this week's episode of CBS's 'All Rise', one of Judge Lola Carmichael's cases from when she was a prosecutor is up for appeal. Lola's "nemesis" Felice Bell will be arguing on the convict's behalf. The case involves a bookstore bombing where one woman died and was considered a hate crime.
We first see Felice (played by Ever Carradine) when she interrupts one of the cases Lola is presiding over to make annoying humming noises. However, Lola brushes it off. To Mark Callan, Deputy District Attorney and Lola's friend, it is clear that Felice is interested in this case only to prove Lola wrong, but he is worried that she might have solid evidence to help her case.
And so, we get a flashback-heavy episode where we see Lola being the prosecutor on the original case — not much is different, except that her hair is longer in the past. It's the same Lola we have come to know and adore: smart, fierce, and unafraid to give her voice to the truth. Marg Helgenberger's Judge Lisa Benner was the presiding judge in the case then.
Mark wins the case in the retrial and it becomes clearer why Felice dislikes Lola so much. Felice was at one time an aspiring judge and it cannot be easy for her to see her courtroom nemesis become what she wanted to be. It is possible Felice still wants to become a judge, but she does not seem to be like the kind of person that would be as good as Lola is at it.
Fans loved the flashback sequences. One fan tweeted, "Thanks for the flashback history...which adds so much to, not only, the storyline, but the characters!! Wonderful cast of actors, great writing." Another viewer tweeted, "I loved all of the flashbacks of Prosecutor Lola—she was on fire! This was such a great episode! #AllRise."
'All Rise' airs on CBS on Monday nights. The next episode will air on December 9.