'Bull' Season 4 review: Relationships take center stage in 'Her Own Two Feet' as Chunk plays the doting father
'On Her Own Two Feet' could be added to the list of feel-good episodes that 'Bull' has dished out so far. The focus is on relationships and the theme serves well in the episode
This review contains spoilers for 'Bull' season 4 episode 4: 'Her Own Two Feet'
Relationships take center stage in the fourth episode of 'Bull' and the show continues to keep chugging steadily with some tightly-woven plotlines and twists along its way. 'Her Own Two Feet' isn't just about a case but also the relationship between Chunk (Christopher Jackson) and his daughter and Bull with his colleagues.
Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his team agree to help a famous social media influencer Sadie Washington (Krys Marshall) take her father, Gerald Washington (Rob Morgan) to court to overturn his legal guardianship over her business. The father was authorized for this after Sadie suffers a mental meltdown.
Was Sadie or Gerald at fault?
Not really and that is the beauty of it. In the end, the case was more of resolving a trust issue, something that Bull and Benny (Freddy Rodriguez) manage to do after getting the two parties to settle. It is shown that Sadie has built a terrific brand for herself by creating videos in her garage since she was 16 and what started off as DIY makeup eventually saw her open a cosmetics line. A cosmetic company, Raybury, decides to invest in Sadie, but have their own plans. They intend to create a Sadie persona in every global market and that doesn't sit well with Sadie as she wants to be there every step of the way. The original reason— Sadie was black.
Gerald, however, sees this as an opportunity to make the extra money and tries his best to convince Sadie without success. She turns to Bull instead to help sort out the situation and also reveals she suffers from a Bipolar 1 Disorder. A manic episode on camera went viral and the world knew about her illness. She also adds that she's undergoing medication and this time, she needs to helm her own business.
The matter moves to court, but not before another incident comes to light with Sadie charged for assault. Despite Gerald bailing her out, he tries to intimidate her and Bull steps in as Sadie explains what exactly transpired. The cameraman was tracking Sadie and while she attempted to avoid being shutter-bugged, he faked a story about Sadie hitting him instead. Gerald also manipulates her therapist to show up in court and pays her extra money for it. The same move was made when the company COO claimed Sadie did not have much of a business mind and shouldn't be allowed control of the company.
TAC finds out that Gerald has embezzled six million dollars and Benny confronts him on the stand. A ten-minute recess reveals that he had done so as he had to take care of the cameraman who had lost his vision during Sadie's mental breakdown that went viral. In addition, he had even paid the man to keep the secret.
When Bull weighs the situation, he realizes all that was really needed was Gerald to have some faith in his daughter. He convinces him to give her a second chance and the parties settle by Sadie selling the company, with stipulations and Gerald withdrawing legal guardianship.
Marissa and Chunk's story arcs
Marissa (Geneva Carr) finally opens up to Bull about her failed relationship with her husband while Chunk Palmer plays a doting father to perfection. He realizes that his teenage daughter is pregnant and is considering abortion as she is selected to go to Jordan for a journalism course. An exclusive seat that came as a reward and she was chosen among the 1500 people who applied for it. It remains to be seen how the father-daughter duo go about sorting this out.
'On Her Own Two Feet' could be added to the list of feel-good episodes that 'Bull' has dished out so far. The focus is on relationships and the theme serves well in the episode. Chunk Palmer and Marissa still have a story to tell and it's interesting how Bull and Co. come to support. If you have watched three episodes of 'Bull', this one is worth the watch.