'All Rise' Season 2: Why is Episode 3 not airing? Here's what to expect when the CBS drama returns in December

Presiding over Luke’s cases forces Lola to acknowledge her own implicit biases and brings her into conflict with Judge Benner


                            'All Rise' Season 2: Why is Episode 3 not airing? Here's what to expect when the CBS drama returns in December
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When 'All Rise' returned to CBS with its second season in November it did so with two bombshell reveals in two consecutive episodes. In the first episode of the new season, we learned that Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick) is pregnant. We also learned that Luke Watkins (J Alex Brinson) and Emily Lopez (Jessica Camacho) broke up and all indications pointed to Emily having broken up with Luke. However, in the second episode, we learned that it was Luke who initiated the breakup and he did so in the aftermath of the protests because he needed to process things. Of course, it was disappointing to see that Luke had moved on with his colleague, leaving Emily upset.

The first two episodes were part of a two-part premiere that saw Lola try a case in which her best friend, Mark Callan (Wilson Bethel) was the prosecutor. After the protests, things were uneasy between the two, but by the end of the second episode, it seemed like their friendship was on the mend. To see how both the Luke-Emily relationship and the Lola-Mark friendship would move forward, we will have to wait a bit longer as 'All Rise' is going on a short break of one week before returning with new episodes in December. 

Of course, when the show returns, things won't be immediately back to normal between Mark and Lola. We will see that the friends will still have things to work through. The synopsis for the third episode of the second season states: "Presiding over Luke’s cases forces Lola to acknowledge her own implicit biases and brings her into conflict with Judge Benner. On the home front, while Lola’s husband, Robin, is in D.C., she ponders single motherhood and carries on a one-sided conversation with the new baby growing in her stomach."

We have to note that it is disappointing that Lola's husband, Robin Taylor (Todd Williams) is already back in DC considering he was still in quarantine when we saw him in the previous episode. This means we will have to continue seeing Lola more in the courthouse than at her home. But we will get some quality scenes of Lola getting used to her pregnancy and anticipating her unborn child's arrival.

Meanwhile, viewers can also expect some quality time spent between Mark and his girlfriend, Amy Quinn (Lindsey Gort). Amy was made a regular character for Season 2, so we can expect to see a lot of her on the show. Amy and Mark seem quite incompatible when it comes to work and we wonder whether this will affect their personal relationship as well. In the upcoming episode, Mark contemplates reopening an old investigation that causes friction between him and Amy. Both are already on opposite sides and we are excited to see what the case will be about.

So, when will 'All Rise' return? The courtroom drama will return with new episodes to CBS on Monday, December 7. 

'All Rise' airs on CBS on Monday nights at 9/8c.

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