Franklin & Bash Recap: Deep Throat

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Franklin & Bash Recap: Deep Throat
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“Franklin & Bash” Season 4 Episode 5 “Deep Throat” aired on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on TNT. In this episode, Peter Bash and Jared Franklin went back to high school as they took on Peter’s old flame’s son, Josh Taylor, as a client. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Jpsh was a budding journalist who had written an article on alleged vote tampering during the elections of Prom King and Queen during his school’s prom night. Things had gotten worse for him as the Prom Queen’s father, a lawyer, filed a case against him. Meanwhile, Franklin and Ellen came to terms about their relationship when they were asked to file office relationship paperwork at Human Resources. Stanton Infield (Malcolm McDowell), in a bid not to get their newest tenant, a lawyer turned cello teacher, evicted, asked her to represent their building manager in a case for his missing pants.

Peter and Jared took on Josh Taylor, the son of Peter’s old flame in high school, Molly Taylor (Courtney Henggeler). It turned out that Josh was in trouble as he had written an article in his school’s newspaper that said that the Prom King and Queen elections were rigged. Things had gotten worse for him as the Prom Queen’s father was a lawyer and was pressing charges against him, which could affect his scholarship at Columbia University, where he was going to go for college the next year.

According to Josh, he was suspicious about the election’s results because it did not match with the polls that he took, saying that another girl, Elvira, who was the head of the group against Madison, the current Prom Queen, was higher in the polls. However, in the meeting with the school’s principal, Principal Edgars, who was also the teacher of Peter and Jared, told Josh to retract his story, which he refused.

At the trial, they were successful to bring the case into court as a civil case. During the subsequent trials, Josh revealed that an anonymous source had given him a tip regarding the supposed rigged elections. He had gone dumpster diving and found five shredded Prom election ballots, which all voted for Elvira. This meant that Elvira was the one who should have won and not Madison. However, Madison’s father argued that Josh was caught on tape leaving the dance floor for two minutes, thus making it appear that Josh could have also shredded the ballots. However, he revealed later to Peter that he had left to psych himself up to ask Madison out.

Peter and Jared then paid a visit to the math club president, who had counted the ballots. She revealed that she had miscalculated and that Principal Edgars had asked her to do a recount to make sure, which seemed suspicious, especially as the girl counting the ballots was the president of the math club. After this, both Peter and Jared became suspicious of the principal, thinking that Madison’s dad, who was connected to the school board, had paid Edgars to make sure that Madison won.

At dinner at Molly’s house, Josh revealed that he had posted another article on his blog based on an anonymous tip from a source who said that Edgars went inside the copy room to shred the ballots. However, Josh refused to name his source, his very own “Deep Throat” (a reference to the Watergate Scandal), which caused some trouble during the trial, when he was ordered to reveal it. Peter and Jared found out that the source was a janitor, and Josh, who had just lost his scholarship, knew that his source couldn’t take the stand because the janitor should not have been there at that moment during Prom Night, and he could get fired.

Instead, Peter and Jared argued that to get from the dance floor to the copy room, it would take four minutes, and Josh was only gone for two minutes. They then simulated how much time it would take by recreating the same route it would have taken to get to the copy room using the school’s track team captain, while everyone recreated prom by dancing with a partner on the courtroom floor. Josh played the exact same song at their homecoming dance, giving Peter the opportunity to set things right with Molly, who revealed that she had waited the entire year for Peter ask her out.

The track team captain came back, revealing that it took almost four minutes to get to the copy room and back to the dance floor, but someone with access to the school elevator could have taken less than that, as the elevator would cut off a significant number of minutes. The two won the case and pressed charges against Principal Edgars, who had been paid off by Madison’s dad, causing him to be disbarred.

In the end, Josh revealed that he had been rejected by Madison, but Elvira had agreed to go out with him. Meanwhile, Peter and Molly were able to rekindle their romance and went out for dinner.

Meanwhile, Jared Franklin and Ellen Swatello (Rhea Seehorn) had come to terms with their relationship, which, for the most part, had been very casual and physical. However, their boss, Stanton Infield (Malcom McDowell) caught wind of their relationship and asked them to fill out some paperwork with their human resources department regarding office relationships.

During the entire episode, Jared tried to ask Ellen what she wrote on her paperwork, but she refused to answer him. In front of the human resources employee, Samantha, who reviewed their paperwork, it turned out that there were several “discrepancies.” Ellen had stated on her form that for her, they were in a serious relationship and that she would probably one day consider the possibility of getting more serious with Jared, such as moving in with him. Jared, on the other hand, took Peter’s advice to not sound needy. In his form, he said that he viewed their relationship as casual and that he would never consider moving in with someone, and even went so far as to write a three-page essay on why the institution of marriage is dead.

After his case concluded, he visited Ellen in his office to apologize and to see where they were at the moment, however, Ellen, who had been avoiding him, brushed him off, and did not give him an exact answer. All she said was that it was “obvious” as to where things were leading up to.

Meanwhile, Stanton Infield had a case of his own to work on. The office had recently had one of their offices that was a sublet out. The office then had a new tenant in the person of Julie, a cello teacher, who was a lawyer before. As the building manager, Nate Rudin (Ken Weiler), did not allow anyone who is not a lawyer to rent an office or a space, Stanton told him that she was the best trial lawyer in Los Angeles. Nate then hired her to represent him against the Kims, who own a laundry shop, because his designer pants went missing.

Julie told Stanton that she stopped becoming a lawyer because she wasn’t cut out for that cutthroat world, but it turned out that she was the cutthroat, as she had asked the Kims for half a million dollars to settle. Stanton then stepped in during the next meeting, giving a speech about memories and asked the Kims for more than a million to settle all accounts in a bid to really get them to pay. In the end, they were able to settle everything for a couple of thousand dollars, and they were able not to bankrupt the Kims and to keep on renting the sublet.

What do you think about this episode? What will happen to Ellen and Josh’s relationship? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.