‘Your Honor’ Episode 1: Who are the three Black boys? How they may take revenge after Kofi Jones' cover-up for Adam's crime
Remember that Black car behind Adam? The person in that car could have seen what happened... Will that lead him into deep trouble?
Showtime's ‘Your Honor’ might be the quick fix to your guilty pleasure for gory crime drama shows. Titled ‘Part One’, the episode starts off on the anniversary of Adam Desiato's (Hunter Doohan) beloved photographer mom's death and he tries to pay a tribute to her as he feels not enough justice has been done after her death.
When Adam lands up in the Black neighborhood, a fear engulfs him and he flees in his beat-up Volvo station wagon. While driving, a cloud of anxiety floats over his head. In the quest to look for the inhaler after an asthma attack, he crashes into a motorbike. On the bike is a young boy named Rocco Baxter (Benjamin Hassan Wadsworth) who gets embroiled in a collision course during his first ride after getting the birthday gift from parents, Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Gina Baxter (Hope Davis).
Who were the three Black men Adam saw? Why did he run for his life after being surrounded by them? On the show, Keith Machekanyanga plays Little Mo, Lamar Johnson is seen as Kofi Jones and Christopher Winchester portrays Dwayne. From what we know, Kofi — the young Black man — will soon get caught up in the cover-up drama. Now, whether or not he is on Adam's side, only time will tell.
Remember that Black car behind Adam? The person in that car could have seen what happened. Will that lead him into deep trouble? "That black car in the back turned around and saw what he did, #YourHonor," one tweet read and another said, "Is this going to be another white boy narrative where a good man lies and ruins himself to save his son? Ugh. #YourHonor."
That black car in the back turned around and saw what he did, #YourHonor— Jack Corey (@jack4u2b) December 7, 2020
Is this going to be another white boy narrative where a good man lies and ruins himself to save his son? Ugh. #YourHonor— Gotham Goddess (@GothamGoddess) December 7, 2020
Henry Doohan, who plays Adam, told Variety: “Our show, especially in the second episode, gets into white privilege and the imbalance of power. The reason Adam is able to get away with it is because of who he is and who his dad is. I’m really glad that Peter Moffat included that because to do a show, especially now, set in the criminal justice world that didn’t touch on white privilege or systematic racism would be incredibly irresponsible and insulting.”
Bryan Cranston added, “There are characters in it that are completely devoted to the justice system, as flawed as it may be at times. Does it work for everyone? No. And this show will expose that frailty, the prejudice, that it bends its knees to those who are powerful or rich or have white privilege — all of which Michael tries to use to his advantage. In that way, it is reflective of our times, and the complexity of racial relations and the unjust nature of being poor, Black or Hispanic in the system and how justice has more than one scale, depending on who you are.”
Going by their words, it seems the Black men will soon take the fall for Adam's crime. However, they may take revenge for his Kofi Jones' cover up. What do you think?
‘Your Honor’ premieres with Part One on December 6, 2020, and more episodes in the miniseries will follow every Sunday at 10 pm ET.