'Bull' Season 5 Episode 3: Did Benny quit TAC? Freddy Rodriguez's open-ended exit leaves room for comeback too
This is a new direction for the legal drama and since there is no official confirmation from Rodriguez about his future in the show, we all must just carry on with the assumption of no news actually working in our favor
Spoilers for 'Bull' Season 5 Episode 3 'Prison Break'
In an episode where there are three important storylines, perhaps the most highlighted one is if Freddy Rodriguez's Benny Colon will be back as the attorney for TAC. The hit CBS procedural currently in its fifth season threw quite a few shockers and one of it was hinting that Rodriguez might be leaving the show. This, of course, was pure speculation, but Episode 3 seemed to leave an open ending to the character. By the looks of it, Benny might hang around for a few more episodes after all.
There are two sides to this theory. For one, using Chunk Palmer (Christopher Jackson) in both episodes as the main attorney does hint that Benny might agree to run for New York's District Attorney and this may mean that his screentime on the show will be lesser. The other part is the last segment where he tells Bull (Michael Weatherly) that he values TAC just as much as his partner does and he would still hang around as there is a lot to do before he even wins the post of DA. This means sporadic appearances in-store.
The other theory is Benny completely out of the show and the attorney role going to Chunk who is still raw and would take some time for even Bull to adjust and work with. Truth be told, it will be a shift for 'Bull' fans as well as they are accustomed to Benny nailing cases and arguments in court. This is a new direction for the legal drama and since there is no official confirmation from Rodriguez about his future with and in the show, we all must just carry on with the assumption of no news actually working in our favor.
This season of 'Bull' has not pulled its punches when it comes to storylines and this may mean there's more in store— with or without Benny Colon,
What are your thoughts on Benny's open-ended exit of sorts? 'Bull' airs Mondays at 10 pm ET on CBS.