Partners Recap: The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly/The Law School Reunion [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Partners Recap: The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly/The Law School Reunion [WATCH VIDEO]
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Partners” Season 1 Episode 7 “The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly” and Episode 8 “The Law School Reunion” aired on Monday, Aug.  25, 2014, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on FX.  In the first episode, the partners took the case of a man who would like divorce his wife because she gave birth to an ugly baby. In the second episode, Allen took Marcus to his law school reunion. Read on for the recap.

In “The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly,” Jake Garrett, a friend of Allen’s (Kelsey Grammer), arrived at the law firm seeking advice on divorce. His gorgeous wife, Heather, gave birth to an ugly baby, which their staff, Michael (Rory O’Malley), described as a cross between Steve Buscemi and a hot dog boiling since 2012.

Allen took the case and charged Jake $10,000, but Marcus (Martin Lawrence) was not sure that this was a good idea. Disowning a child was wrong, and charging for such a huge amount was even worse. Abe Lincoln was an ugly baby, where would America be if her mother disowned him? Allen convinced him that it was good business. The more money they can make, then the more charity cases Marcus can take.

They had Jake submit to a paternity test, which revealed that the baby was really his. There was no switching at the hospital. His wife did not cheat on him. But he told his lawyers that their baby was an in vitro baby, so the partners visited the clinic to check if maybe they switched samples. It can happen.

To make their purpose of going to the clinic believable, Allen had Marcus deposit a semen sample, so he went to a private room to do the deed and had so much fun with 3D porn. Allen, meanwhile, tried to look for the records of his clients but ended up in another clinic. It was that of a plastic surgeon.

The doctor mistook Allen for a patient wanting to have his face done, and so they had a consultation. The doctor also showed him samples of work he has done with others, and there, Allen saw that Heather was actually the plastic surgeon’s client too. Jake’s wife had so much work done on her, which explained the baby.

Allen showed Marcus Heather’s “before” picture.

Marcus: “The ugly baby had an ugly momma?”

So they had to tell their client. Marcus, however, asked Allen to just be upfront about the results confirming that they are indeed the baby’s biological parents. Perhaps they should never mention about Heather’s plastic surgery? But Allen saw this as an opportunity to make more money. Jake will really have to divorce Heather, and then re-marry, and then possible divorce again. Jake would be a regular client.  But Marcus’ reasoning prevailed.

At the meeting, all they could say was that the tests confirmed them as parents. Heather was upset that Jake had to resort to this. Right there, she told him how she had work done on her face, which was a huge relief for Allen.  She also said that she wanted to divorce Jake and take every penny, and Allen saw this as an opportunity to make Heather their client.

In “The Law School Reunion,” Allen brought Marcus to his law school fundraiser so that they could network and possible create new business. There were a lot of billionaires in this event and if they’re lucky, they could even meet JP Buchanan, the hotshot lawyer.

The fund-raiser had an auction, in which Marcus was charmed into bidding $5,000 for a space tour. Thinking this was too much money, Marcus tried to convince others to outbid him, which resulted in having two space tour prizes for him and another winner.

Later at the bar, a man complemented him for commanding the room so well when he was trying to raise funds for the space tour bid. Marcus and this guy got on and quickly became friends. The man turned out to be JP Buchanan, who invited Marcus to visit him at his firm some time. His other lawyer friends also loved Marcus and his jokes too.

Meanwhile, Allen was so desperately trying to network with his old law school buddies but realized that they were only mocking him. It was a disaster. He later learned that Marcus got an invite from Buchanan. Was he leaving their partnership so he can go work for them? Marcus said that he might consider this. But in the end, Marcus turned the offer down.

On the flipside of this episode, Michael, Verushka (Edi Patterson) and Lizzy (McKaley Miller) hired this Russian cable guy to help them restore the cable service at the office, since the actual cable company was of no help.  They had Verushka to turn the charms on him, so the Russian cable guy did all the improvements fast. But when Verushka turned him down for dinner, they found out much later that he purposely installed the cable in the wrong orientation. He got his payback.

And that’s what happened on “Partners” Season 1 Episode 7 “The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly” and Episode 8 “The Law School Reunion,” which aired on Monday, Aug.  25, 2014, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on FX. What do you think about these episodes? Sound off in the comments section below.

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