'You Honor' Episode 1: Can Bryan Cranston's Michael Desiato save his son from being destroyed by a crime lord?
What happens when a New Orleans judge decides to put the future and safety of his son before the pursuit of justice? Michael Desiato in the process of saving his son realizes truth about himself
The six-time Emmy award winner and the star of the famous 'Breaking Bad' series returns to the small screen with Showtime's 'Your Honor'. The 10-episode legal thriller will see judge Michael Desiato go lengths that is unexpected of a judge to save his son. The official synopsis of the show reads, "New Orleans judge Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston) is forced to confront his own deepest convictions when his son Adam Desiato (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family. As a storm of vengeance, lies, and deceit threaten to engulf the entire city, he faces a series of increasingly impossible choices and discovers just how far an honest man will go to save his son’s life."
In one of the trailers, Cranston's character says, "I have a man trying to ruin my life. I have secrets that I cannot tell anyone" He is at the cemetery of his wife in the trailer and he looks extremely anxious as the dialogue plays out in the background. His son causing an accident that leads to loss of life is something that he should have reported as a man of the law himself, and then tried to defend his son, however, what really makes this straight-shooting judge collude with his son and hide the crime is the mystery here.
In the same trailer, we see Michael say "My son, I dedicated my whole life to him. That level of love can crack you open." He becomes someone who he had never thought he would be. He transforms into someone who has begun to use the law to find loopholes and save his son and it is this process, this journey that the show will center on. Then there is the case fo Michael's wife and Adam's mother. Who is she what might have caused her death? The question to this answer will be another mystery that will begin to unravel over the 10 episodes.
Essentially, 'Your Honor' is about a judge who wants to put his son before the pursuit of justice and the thriller is about if he succeeds. The conflict is between the judge and a crime lord. The young man who dies after the hit and run caused by Adam is none other than the crime lord's son. So a single father and the parents of a dead son go head to head, one trying to save his son from being ruined and the other side trying to exact revenge for their dead son. It is a tale of murder, but the mystery is not about who did, but if the person who did commit the crime will manage to escape.
'Your Honor' will air on Sundays at 10 pm ET on Showtime. Starring Bryan Cranston, Hunter Doohan, Michael Stuhlbarg among others, the show premiered on December 6.