Franklin & Bash Season 4 Review “Deep Throat” – Just Like Old Times

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In this episode of Franklin & Bash, called “Deep Throat,” Peter gets a blast from his past when an old girlfriend brings them a case, while Jared has some girl troubles of his own.

Jared got a raw deal in this episode. I know that, as a woman, I’m probably supposed to be on Ellen’s side, but I just don’t get her. Since she and Jared started their little fling, she’s made it pretty clear that it was supposed to be casual and they weren’t supposed to (gasp!) actually have feelings for each other. So what does she do when asked to fill out an H.R. form about their relationship? She acts like they are practically in love.

Wait. What?

Now I’m not saying that Peter’s advice to Jared was necessarily the best and yes, perhaps writing a multi-paragraph essay on why the institution of marriage was dead took things a bit too far, but still. I’m sure he thought that if he acted as though he had any sort of feelings for Ellen, she would have shot him down. It was a classic case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I hate to sound cold, but he might be better off. Yet a part of me hopes that Ellen realizes the position she put him in because I did think they had some good chemistry.

As for Peter and his lady, their whole story was very sweet – which is surprising considering that a big portion of it was so naughty that I can’t really say anything about it in this review. It was fun to get a peek into Peter in high school and to know that he had one of those mortifying and embarrassing moments we all think we will never get over. Not only did he get over it, he went on to become very successful and ended up taking out the lady who witnessed his embarrassment to a very nice restaurant.

Oh and he also helped get her son win his case against the school and cleared Josh’s name. All in all, Peter pretty much kicked butt (along with Jared, of course). Why wouldn’t Molly go out with him again? I know I would have. She got to witness the magic of Franklin & Bash doing their thing in a courtroom and winning a case in that style that only they can pull off. The mini prom was a nice touch, especially as it allowed Peter to get the chance to dance with Molly again.

Stanton’s case wasn’t particularly exciting, but it did make for a nice background. I think he and the cello teacher, Julie, had some great moments. The best part of their story though had to be finding out that sweet, quiet Julie was in fact a cutthroat attorney who took herself out of the game to protect others. That was a twist I wasn’t expecting, which made that story a lot more fun to watch.

My favorite bits:

“Nice, dude. Virgin queen.”
“Not for long.”

Finding out that Peter made multiple power-ballad mix tapes for a girl.

“You two drive a clown car of immaturity.”

Jared quietly raising his hand when Josh asked who wouldn’t care about the prom queen election.

The entire Jackson bobblehead conversation. The funniest part is that stuff like that doesn’t even make me blink anymore. That’s just Stanton being Stanton.

The principal remarking that he would hope his sophomores wouldn’t laugh at “gag order.” He’s obviously never met Peter and Jared.

Giggling myself the second time the principal said “gag order.” What? Don’t try and pretend you didn’t giggle.

Julie discovering that she was going to have to practice law. Uh oh.

“I wish harassment and intimidation was illegal when I was in school. Stupid band kids.” – Aw, poor Jared.

Dan offering to exact revenge on the kids who harassed Jared. The lock of hair thing freaked me out.

Finding out that Ellen got turned on by Anthony Bourdain.

“Does counsel have any legal standing that doesn’t derive from fiction?”
“Uh, Back to the Future was based on a true story.” – Yep, that’s right. And hover boards are real.

Finding out that Jared wrote a 3-paragraph essay that the institution of marriage was dead. Can we say “oops”?

Having very naughty thoughts when the boys said they were going to “whip out the proof.” You never know with Jared and Peter.

Josh admitting he went outside to psych himself up so he could ask Madison to dance. Aw.

“You want to cover the circus, you can’t screw the elephants.”
“Aren’t metaphors supposed to make sense?”

The look shared between Peter and Molly when Peter said that Josh had been raised well.

Agreeing with Jared. Peter spilling clam chowder on himself was indeed effective crisis management.

Connie remarking that the boys made a great couple. I swear I’m going to start counting each instance of the boys being hinted as a couple. Or, better yet, make a drinking game out of it.

“We would make good co-dads.”
“Eh, you’re too smothering.”

“You said not to seek vengeance. That’s totally different than revenge.”
“Is it though?”

Poor Jared trying to guess what it meant when Ellen said she folded. I love that his mind immediately went to make-up sex.

Jared’s arms when Peter asked how much he was going to regret telling him his secret.

The boys making couples from the gallery. I especially enjoyed all their comments to the people as they did it.

Peter using the fake prom to ask Molly to dance. Beyond adorable.

The look on Peter’s face when Molly said she was flattered during their dance. Oops. Let’s hope he didn’t, um, finish that time.

Peter not being able to leave his seat for very personal reasons.

Jared offering to bring Peter a bowl of clam chowder. Laughed. Out. Loud.

The boys fighting over who was going to take the next wave.

What did you think of this episode of Franklin & Bash? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!