‘Your Honor’ Episode 2 Spoilers: Will the 911 call recording help Jimmy Baxter identify the real culprit?
The 9-1-1 call begins with a woman saying ‘9-1-1, what's your emergency?’ There are breathing sounds on the other end
Spoiler Alert for ‘Your Honor’ Episode 2
A gruesome hit-and-run spells doom for a father-son duo in ‘Your Honor’. Based on the Israeli series 'Kvodo' created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach Cranston, the miniseries leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit, and impossible choices after Adam Desiato (Hunter Doohan) crashes into Rocco Baxter's (Benjamin Hassan Wadsworth) motorcycle who dies on the spot.
The second episode ‘Part Two’ begins with Rocco's gangster father Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg) listening to the 9-1-1 call on repeat. To recap the incidents of episode 1, Adam dialed the helpline and was about to narrate the incident but stopped mid-sentence and fled in his beat-up Volvo station wagon while struggling to breathe during his asthma attack.
The 9-1-1 call begins with a woman saying “9-1-1, what's your emergency?” There are breathing sounds on the other end as she repeats, “Hello? Are you there? I can barely hear you. We're having trouble working out where you are. If you're in this city, hit one of the keys on your phone, any key. Any key will work. Hello?” In the background, the same breathing sounds and cries of help can be heard. Jimmy stops the recording and restarts it. He listens to it on a loop.
As the episode proceeds, Adam and his father Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston) have an argument after he decides to abandon the car with the help of his close friend Charlie (Isiah Whitlock Jr). “There's blood on your hands. His blood on the car door, on the front handle, on the steering wheel, on the rearview mirror... What do you think am I doing here with every ounce of my being?” Michael yells at his son.
In a state of shock, Adam has an asthma attack again and falls to the floor. He crawls across the drawing-room trying to reach out for the inhaler. He makes the exact same sounds as heard in the 911 call. If Adam ends up having an asthma attack in the courtroom or in the public where Jimmy hears him, couldn't he trace how his voice matches the 9-1-1 call?
In the scene, Adam's father hands him a new inhaler and asks him: “I have to know. After the accident when you were driving home, did anyone see you?” Adam then tells him he doesn't know where his old inhaler is and also recalls how he stopped for gas where a man got a good look at him. With the missing inhaler, the bloody rag and the dog, will Adam finally be convicted? Or will it be the 9-1-1 call that helps trace the culprit?
Fans feel he will soon be convicted for the crime. “I don't see how this kid and dad survive the season without either being killed or blackmailed for the rest of their lives by not just the kids family but also the witness in the SUV,” one Reddit fan said and another posted, "Seems like there is a fair bit of DNA evidence on the motorcyclist ... the kid cleared the blood from his mouth, then gave him mouth-to-mouth, then reached into his pocket for his phone...wouldn't the police be able to find the kid just based on that?”
A third added, “It was okay, this should be one season show but I have a feeling there's gonna be some blackmail to prolong the series. If Judge's son had fainted or died out on the road because of his asthma before walking over to see/save the Mob Boss' son that be something unique I haven't seen a tv show do. Then you only have the conflict with the Parents and probably lessen episodes for the season.”
And a fourth said, “Also, this may not be true, but I was under the impression that many, many public areas have cameras. Like traffic lights and other things. Shouldn’t they be worried that this was all caught on camera and it will become very clear that Adam did it?” What are your theories? Tell us 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.