FRANKLIN & BASH “Go Tell It on the Mountain” Review (Season Finale) August 3, 2011 Franklin & Bash, Reviews FRANKLIN & BASH “Go Tell It on the Mountain” Episode 10 (Season Finale) -Is it just me or did 10 episodes of this show just freaking fly by? Granted summer’s not my favorite time of year and I’m already excited for fall, but still, I’m getting a little sad that I’m going have to start saying goodbye to my summer shows. This is the first summer finale for me and I’m happy to say that it didn’t go out with a whimper. In fact, the boys end up on their toughest case yet, defending their own boss on murder charges. Not only that but they’ve also got a sneaky second-in-command imposter pretending to be helping them but actually trying to tear the case apart so that she can get herself into that corner office. Needless to say her plan doesn’t work. Not only do Franklin and Bash do a bang-up job in court, but behind the scenes Carmen and Karp figure out Brett’s little scheme and send her packing. And so ends the first season of Franklin and Bash. I know I’m not the only one who’s going to be eagerly waiting to see what adventures the boys are going to get into next year. My favorite bits.. Jared totally getting caught staring at Ultimo’s daughter. Oopsie. “Perhaps another athlete will text photos of his genitals and wipe this mess off the front page.” OMG it’s Doctor Crusher! Whoa. Just like that and Infeld is in cuffs? Dr. Crusher doesn’t mess around. “Isn’t there something about lawyers and their clients?” “Which is why I’m not asking out your father. Otherwise I would, he’s right in my wheelhouse.” The boys immediately assuming that they were in the middle of a Murder Mystery thing when they found out Infeld had been arrested for murder. Karp agrees with Franklin & Bash? Uh oh, methinks the Apocalypse is coming. Jared was pre-med? Did I miss that before? I always assumed he was into law from day one. Peter squealing like a little girl and shoving Peter toward Hawk’s body because he thought he saw it move. LOL. Jared assuring Peter that “Encino Man” couldn’t really happen. Nice. Haven’t seen an “Encino Man” reference in …well, ever. Pindar trying to defend his Hannah Montana Halloween costume by pointing out that he had actually been dressed as Miley Cyrus. Yeah, cuz *that’s* better. A half-naked woman asking Peter for help. I bet that’s not the first time that’s happened to him. Peter actually defending Karp as a lawyer. Huh. I’m kinda liking this new team that’s developing here. Infeld admitting to Karp that he had been wishing the day would come that he would be judged for what he did. Jared’s opening argument. OMG it’s Mike Franks..with a really bizarre mustache. Seriously, what is up with that thing? “I used to live pretty hard. I AM from Liverpool.” “Who fights over oatmeal?” “Precisely!” Pindar pointing out to Jared that even Frodo took breaks when retuning the Ring. The wrestling moves turning into making out. Nice. The look the judge gave his bailiff when he claimed that he would take the wrestler out of the courtroom. Ha! I kinda wanted to see that. Peter and Jared telling Brett that they were done taking orders from her. Yeah! Aw, c’mon Karp. Why no Trial Team group hug? Infeld running a Tai chi class in prison. Why does that not surprise me in the least? Karp and Carmen basically telling Brett to clear her ass out of LA. Jury fieldtrip to the morgue. Woohoo! “You sure you got signed permission slips from your moms?” “Actually we got one from yours.” “Last night.” – Haha! Burn! “You want to sit together on the bus?” “No, I want to stab myself with your tiny body.” – After I laughed my ass off at that, my dirty little mind came up with a whole different (and incredibly naughty) way to take that. Bad Moki! Jared referring to Peter as his “woozy partner.” Infeld knocking the head off the corpse followed immediately by Peter going down like a pile of breaks in the background. I kid you not, I must’ve rewound and watched that bit easily 3-4 times (okay so maybe it was more like 9 or 10 times, but whose counting?), laughing harder and harder each and every single time. OMG it’s Machete! Jared better watch himself now. Finding out that Jared put a fake head in Peter’s bed. Haw. Peter telling Jared that it would be his honor to kill him. Ending the episode and the show (for the summer) with a party. It almost made up for the fact that I won’t get to see them again until next summer…….almost. What did you think of this episode of Franklin & Bash? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you! Follow me on Twitter @mokibobolink Mblake1053 I, too, rewatched the scene where Bash passes out at LEAST 7 times. You’re not alone. Anonymous That scene was so hilarious, I almost choked! That show makes me laugh so often, I love it. Anonymous LOL! Yay I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t stop watching it. Seriously can’t remember the last time I laughed that hard……it was probably during another ep of this show, though. Anonymous So sad to see the show finish for the season. Not only because I like the show but it means that summer is winding down too. As someone who is employed in the public school system I LOVE summer! Happy that is has been renewed though. How come some shows get a 2nd winter season and others only during the summer? Is it because of popularity? I know that happened last year with Covert Affairs. Thanks for reviewing. Anonymous Ah see, I’ve never liked summer but I hate heat (which is crazy because I was born in Miami and now live in SoCal – so I’m surrounded by heat!). But I can imagine for you it’s fun to get time off. You know, I think that some shows split up their seasons when they’re trying to get more ratings. I don’t watch a lot of TNT shows so I’m not sure if they do that or not. Also, I think when a show is brand new, they sometimes don’t order a lot of episodes as they want to see how it does before spending a lot of money on it. Pat Add me in to the group that watched the fainting scene more than once. And, you also had the ME rushing to get the head behind Infeld… hysterical!! When I saw Dr. Crusher, I laughed out loud and rewound to the credits to make sure I was right. She makes a good judge, her and her special “contempt of court pen.” You did not mention it, but Brett is Carla from Burn Notice, or Six from Battlestar…. This episode was chock full of great guest stars! I love this show, and seeing all these great folks on it makes me love it more! Anonymous You know, as many times as I watched, I still could not for the life of me figure out who was running after the head. Of course it would be the ME. Duh. A part of me thought that it was someone running in terror out of the room and I didn’t know who that would be. After watching it about ….um……okay easily 15 times before I (sadly) had to delete it from my DVR (I am seriously low on space on that thing) – I have decided that the absolute funniest part is the fact that Jared doesn’t react at all. Infeld gasps, the other attorney (her name is escaping me right now) kinda screams, the ME dashes after the head and of course Peter faints. But Jared? He does nothing. Doesn’t even react to his best friend doing down next to him. For some reason that made me laugh the hardest. Best bit of television I’ve seen in a long time!