Bad Judge Recap: Knife to a Gunfight [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Bad Judge Recap: Knife to a Gunfight [WATCH VIDEO]

Bad Judge” Season 1 Episode 4 “Knife to a Gunfight”aired on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. An ex-convict was released from prison, and Tedward was worried for Rebecca’s safety. Meanwhile, the judge had to try the case of a man who obviously had mental problems. Read on for the recap.

While enjoying their food and drinks at the bar, Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh) thought she spotted a guy she sent to prison. Was he out? Tedward (Tone Bell) was suspicious and grew extra protective of his boss. He vowed to be on guard so that Rebecca would not be in danger. 


Rebecca:  Are you saying you’re the black Kevin Costner to my white Whitney Houston?

Tedward was taking this new task seriously, though, to the point where he stood outside her stall while Rebecca was in the ladies room. But she now had a legitimate reason to worry because they found a note stuck in her windshield with the words, “Are you ready to die?” Tedward suggested she should get a gun, but Rebecca didn’t think this was a good idea.

Rebecca: You’ve seen me at McDonald’s when I miss the breakfast cutoff! You wanna add a weapon to that mix?

Later that night, Tedward broke into the judge’s house to test if it was full proof. But Tedward cracked her alarm code easily. Security code 69-69. Who uses this code? Rebecca saw Tedward’s point and vowed to get a gun.

In court, the judged chanced upon DA Tom Barlow (John Ducey), who was in high spirits about his case. He was confident that the defendant would get 25 years to life, as this was the third conviction for his offenses. Judge Wright remarked that the DA should be reasonable and hoped that Charlie, the defendant, hired a good attorney knowing his past. But nope, Charlie was stepping up to defend himself. The judge told Charlie that he’s better off having a summary with a judge than going through trial by jury, but the jury is what Charlie wanted. So, the trial was set.

At the trial, Charlie was very sharp with quoting lines and references from legal shows and movies for his defense. Judge Wright was subtly coaching him too so that he could show to the jury that he didn’t have any criminal intent, thus would be exonerated. Tom thought this was inappropriate. A short recess was set.

During the recess, Rebecca and Tedward went to the gun range, and there, he learned that the judge was actually a pro with guns. She admitted she grew up around it. She had her first gun license at 11 years old.

Going back to court, the two were accosted by a man in a hood. Surprised, Tedward tackled him, pinning him down. But the man was Judge Hernandez (Miguel Sandoval), Rebecca’s boss, who was taking a day off from work. He only dropped by the court because the DA told him about the case with Charlie and reminded Judge Wright to uphold the law.

When Judge Hernandez left, Rebecca shouted and scolded at Tedward for what he did to their boss. Instead of being upset, he was actually impressed by her delivery. Rebecca also thought she did great, like those chiefs berating cops in movies. But enough with the jokes. They had a bigger problem with Charlie, whom they saw nearby scolding his imaginary friends.


In came Gary (Ryan Hansen), the court psychiatrist, who evaluated Charlie and confirmed that yes, Charlie was crazy. He was also a kleptomaniac with a personality disorder. Rebecca showed Tom the analysis of the doctor to maybe convince the DA to change their stand. As they argued, the convict that Rebecca put to prison appeared, but he was not there to harm her. He was there to thank Rebecca for helping him straighten his ways. Before he could say anything further, Tedward came from behind with a taser gun.

At court, Tom agreed to give Charlie a lighter sentence. Instead of going to prison, the man was going to a mental institution. The case was over, but still, Charlie insisted that he deliver his closing arguments and quoted from another movie.

Later that night, Rebecca was at her house with Gary and Judy, the court stenographer, when Tedward arrived. They found out that it was actually Judy who left the note on her windshield, and she was only talking about the yoga class they were gonna go together. It was also Judy who called Rebecca’s office breathing like a stalker, which she accidentally butt-dialed while doing yoga. Tedward was wrong about the convict, but do they need to watch out for Judy?

And that’s our recap for “Bad Judge” Season 1 Episode 4 “Knife to a Gunfight,” which aired on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Don’t forget to check out the highlight of the episode in the video below.

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