‘Your Honor’ Episode 4 Spoilers: Will Margo Martindale's Elizabeth expose Adam's crime and go against Michael?
Margo Martindale's character is described as Senator Elizabeth Guthrie, the mother of the deceased wife of Cranston’s Michael Desiato
How long does it take to dig up hidden secrets and lies in a family? ‘Your Honor’ puts that thought into perspective as Adam Desiato (Hunter Doohan) has a visit from a new family member in the house. His grandmother Elizabeth Guthrie — played by Margo Martindale — enters their life and protects her grandson at school. Titled ‘Part Four’, the summary of the new episode reads, “Adam moves from one dangerous liaison to another as tensions escalate; Elizabeth protects her grandson; a family dinner is plagued by secrets and lies.”
In a shocking twist, the episode sheds light on a family dinner. Adam foolishly mentions the cop, Nancy Costello (Amy Landecker), who won’t let Robin’s death go, and Elizabeth invites her to dinner. Coincidentally, Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston) and Lee Delamare (Carmen Ejogo) also hop in and it soon becomes quite a chaotic get-together. Not to let it go, Elizabeth is curious about Lee and Michael's relationship and forces her to discuss the case she is working on.
When Adam finds out Kofi Jones (Lamar Johnson) was tortured by the cops, he doesn't seem to digest it too well. In a huge twist, their dog Django pulls out the bloody rag and it raises a bell. Nancy asks, “Is that blood?” However, Michael manages to divert their attention and takes Adam outside to discuss the consequences of his actions. Now, after that scene, will the clues soon lead to the crime? Will Nancy get to the bottom of the rag and what will happen if Elizabeth finds out the truth?
One Reddit fan said, “Adam’s grandmother would make a hell of an ally if she were to find out the truth. Was surprised to see Kofi go —particularly that he just handed himself over to Baxter. Weird writing, perhaps it will make sense later? Adam is becoming more and more annoying. Michael is getting weird w/ Lee, putting himself in danger. I’m not sure what the writers were going to do w/ the bloody rag and Django but it literally served no purpose to the story besides making us all nervous.”
Many fans, however, were a little bummed to see Martindale playing Cranston's mother-in-law. “Brian Cranston is only 5 years younger than Margo Martindale, who plays his mother in law. He's 17 years older than Carmen Ejogo, who plays his love interest. Seriously Hollywood, stop that shit,” one angry fan wrote. Another said, “Margo is not old enough to be Cranston's mother. What the hell?”
Justifying why she could have been cast in that role, one Reddit fan said, “She's the mother in law, we don't know much about how old Robin was.” Another added, “I had the same thought - maybe Robin was quite a bit younger than Michael?”
The fans are right as Martindale's character is described as Senator Elizabeth Guthrie, the mother of the deceased wife of Cranston’s Michael Desiato, a respected judge whose son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. What do you think will happen next? Will Elizabeth protect her grandson or go against him?
Written by David Matthews, the fourth episode aka ‘Part Four’ premiered on December 27, 2020, on Showtime Channel. You can also catch the show on Showtime’s official website and on the Showtime App.