Bad Judge Recap: Naked and Afraid
“Bad Judge” Season 1 Episode 11 “Naked and Afraid” aired on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Rebecca becomes the victim of a hacker and has to make amends with the judicial board. Find out what she did in the recap of the episode below.
Rebecca (Kate Walsh) is in her bedroom, texting her boyfriend Gary (Ryan Hansen) to come over. She’s teasing him as he’s still wrapped up in work downstairs. So, she sends him a selfie of her naked self, which makes Gary come rushing from the living room. The next day, this naked photo is on the front page of the court’s website. When she arrives at work, Judge Hernandez (Miguel Sandoval) tells Rebecca that a hacker, whose case she tried a few months back, has all the access to her phone.
Even as the website’s page is fixed and Tedward is able to secure Rebecca’s phone, she still has to comply with some temporary changes as the judicial board reviews her case. Judge Hernandez assigns her to a claims court to keep a low profile, but this means a change in the cases she’s handling too. So from Russian mobs and political scandals, Rebecca is tasked to settle civil disputes. She reports to the small court to handle a case that involves neighbors fighting over a pet squirrel. It’s silly and lacks challenge.
Rebecca is also asked to attend Sex Addicts Anonymous as well as write a letter of apology. All of these are required to show the board that she realizes her mistake, and she has all the intentions of rectifying this. Rebecca starts to doubt herself. Is she truly a bad person? Does this mean she can’t go back to overseeing cases against hardened criminals?
Gary, however, made Rebecca see the truth. Why should she be sorry for being herself? So, during the board hearing, Rebecca makes her case against the elder judges and says that the selfie she took was a private matter. As it was a hack job, she didn’t give anyone the right to see her naked photo, except for whom this was intended. She didn’t consent to this photo being accessed on the site. If anyone should apologize, it’s all those people who saw it on the website without her permission. She also argues that for someone who’s in her 40s, she’s pretty proud she can still pull off a naked selfie. Any women who can do that should get a key to the city, not attend Sex Addicts Anonymous.
With this argument, the board decides to put her back in her courtroom and back on her high-profile cases, but just the same, they also issues a warning for her.
Meanwhile, the episode also features Tom’s (John Ducey) problem with his wife. At first, he’s quite hesitant to tell Gary that he’s having marital problems, but when the court psychiatrist advises that they should get counselling, he and his wife Tippy agree to meet with the doctor. Tippy is jealous of the way Tom is immersed in his work, and he seems to not share anything about it. He totally shuts her off about anything that’s work related that she’s thinking he’s cheating on her. When she hears about Rebecca’s naked photo, she gets more jealous.
To make amends, Tom brings Tiffy to meet his workmates at the bar after work so that she sees there is nothing to worry about. When she meets Rebecca, the first thing she asks from her is to see her naked body, out of curiosity. As Rebecca is always game, she shows her breasts to Tiffy in the privacy of the bar’s bathroom.
Those are the details for “Bad Judge” Season 1 Episode 11 “Naked and Afraid,” which aired on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Movie News Guide (MNG) will keep bringing updates about this show until it’s down to its final episodes, so keep checking back.
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