‘Your Honor’ Episode 2: Will Michael have an affair with his lawyer friend Lee Delamere and can she save Kofi Jones?
After the trial where Kofi pleads guilty, Michael reaches out to his lawyer friend Lee Delamere
Spoilers for ‘Your Honor’ Episode 2
The dark web of lies and deception is getting complex by the minute in ‘Your Honor’ and the second episode ends with Kofi Jones (Lamar Johnson) — a young Black boy — taking the blame for Adam Desiato's (Hunter Doohan) hit-and-run.
After Adam tells his father Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston) about the crime he committed, the righteous judge has to protect his son at all costs. The boy who was killed — Rocco Baxter (Benjamin Hassan Wadsworth) — is the son of crime boss Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg). Michael abandons the car with the help of his close friend Charlie (Isiah Whitlock Jr) and Kofi is caught driving it later.
After the trial where Kofi pleads guilty, Michael reaches out to his lawyer friend Lee Delamere (Carmen Ejogo). “I need a favor,” he says, adding how Kofi pleaded guilty so it's only a matter of sentencing. When Lee gets curious about Robin's car, Michael replies, “Yeah, It's weird. But, I just wanted to see the kid, and I know he did a very bad thing but nobody should be treated like that. I was humiliated by his humiliation. And I know I can't help everybody but I would like to help Kofi Jones.”
Lee turns back and retorts, “This isn't easy for me... when I was there I saw that you're asked me to do this knowing what you know about me.” Michael then says, “I just think it's the right thing to do. Maybe you might think so too.” Lee finally agrees but on the condition — to have a glass of wine without any law talks.
Who really is Lee, can she save Kofi Jones and will her connection with Michael turn into romance soon? Carmen Ejogo — known for his roles in 'The Avengers' (1998), 'Away We Go' (2009), 'Selma' (2014), 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' (2016) and 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' (2018) — essays the role and she might soon become a major player in the complex case.
Her comment about having wine together definitely hints towards Michael starting an affair with his former protégé. Now whether or not it works and helps his case for his son is something we'll have to see. What do you think will happen? Share your theories in the comments below.
Written by Peter Moffat, the second episode aka ‘Part Two’ will premiere on December 13, 2020, at 10 pm ET on Showtime Channel. You can also catch the show on Showtime’s official website and on the Showtime App.