In this episode of Franklin & Bash, called “Last Dance,” the boys take on a case where they get to play with people’s definitions of the word “art,” and Karp has to defend his uncle from a crazy stalker.
The boys are representing a woman whose husband donated his body to science but she isn’t too happy about the fact that, instead of maybe his organs being used by someone who needs them, he’s going to be “plastinated” and turned into a giant dancing statue. Seems easy enough to fight, since it’s the man’s wife who doesn’t want it done, but when another woman claims to be closer to the man and knows what he wanted – things get complicated. Finally, the guys decide on another tactic: proving that, once plasticized, the man will be a form or art and should be given to the wife with the rest of her husband’s collection, they get the happy result they need.
Meanwhile Infeld gets a dead Buddha delivered to him and soon comes to realize that one of his previous clients is out to get him. Karp gets on the case and though he means well, just ends up taking things a wee bit too far. When it turns out that it wasn’t the former client at all who made the threats, Karp realizes that maybe doing things like sending Carmen out with a few goons to beat the guy up might not have been the best idea after all. Leave it to Infeld though to patch everything up, using a series of apologies to get everyone back together again.
Karp is continuing to surprise me as this season is going on and I’m so happy to see that he’s not just being played as a one-note jerk anymore. His secondary storylines are nearly as entertaining as the main storyline is with Franklin and Bash and I’m hoping we get to see more of that. He’s definitely starting to grow on me.
My favorite bits..
Christine walking in on Infeld naked. Oh man. No one wants to ever see their boss like that.
“You’re in a dressing gown.”
“You’re lucky.” – Haha!
Jared trying to frantically wave off the guy from telling Peter than the “dolls” were in fact real people. I was so waiting for Peter to go down. We know he doesn’t do well with blood and guts.
Jared arguing a case by using the term “science stuff.”
“Having sex with a corpse used to be legal in California? Not anymore though.”
“Peter you better knock it off with Janie.”
“Sex Luthor over there, are you kidding me? Look at him!”
Karp admitting that he said “Wilson Phillips” a few times, while practicing Carmen’s name.
The boys getting that other lawyer to just stand there and nod while they talked about their own case in front of him.
Karp and Infeld getting a restraining order from Jeffers. Um, isn’t that supposed to be the other way around?
“Let me guess, you knew him best. You used to make colonial candles together.” – He says that like it’s a weird thing?
Wait. So he sleeps with her then puts her down for her job? Please tell me that Hanna will be dumping this guy.
“Do not wrap the package, keep it in its original box and return it to the store.” – Karp’s “code” was hilarious.
Jeffers telling Infeld that he did a great job defending him, and more importantly inspired him to get an education and become a lawyer. Aw.
Infeld getting Jeffers and the bank teller to apologize to each other.
Karp’s “I don’t think we’re there yet” when Jeffers looked at him expectantly after Infeld suggested they all go out for a bite. Ha!
“If a corpse comes through that door gentlemen, so help me…” – You know, with the Jared and Peter, that’s a perfectly understandable concern.
The way Jared sauntered in with that bear.
Peter arguing that many things, including a lawyer’s closing arguments, could be considered art. Loved it. I’m so on board with that idea.
Infeld informing Karp that he was mentoring Jeffers and Karp was going to be working with him. Oh boy, that ought to be fun.
“I was worried about you. I was pulling out all the stops.” – I know it was a stupid idea, but I found the fact that Karp cared that much about Infeld was.dare I say it?….sweet.
“People put things in graveyards all the time. Why not a plastic, dancing husband?”
Jared referring to the husband’s body as a “giant Ken doll.”
“We can do it together – ‘Franklin and ash.’”
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!
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