The Good Fight Season 5, Episode 8 recap: And the detente had an end…

Pictured: Zach Grenier as David Lee of the Paramount+ series THE GOOD FIGHT. Photo Cr: Patrick Harbon/CBS ©2021 Paramount+, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Zach Grenier as David Lee of the Paramount+ series THE GOOD FIGHT. Photo Cr: Patrick Harbon/CBS ©2021 Paramount+, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

The Good Fight Season 5 takes an interesting turn as Julius (Michael Boatman) faces felony charges courtesy of Judge Wackner’s (Mandy Patinkin) court. It’s a series of bogus charges which highlight how Wackner’s court operates on its own wavelength. It’s truly one of a kind, and this is why it makes perfect sense that there is interest in turning his courtroom into a reality show.

The episode kicks off with Julius dropping by Wackner’s court and parking in a purple zone. In case you are scratching your head wondering what a purple zone is, don’t waste too much time. It’s completely made up by Wackner’s court and is meant to be a parking area just for the court staff.

Julius is handed a ticket, but he proceeds to rip it up, and when handed another one, he rips that one up too. Later on, he learns that his car has been towed, and that kickstarts what turns out to be an eventful episode.

Read on to learn what happened in this week’s episode of The Good Fight Season 5–it’s a doozy!

The Good Fight Season 5, Episode 8 recap: Julius & Wackner

After learning that his car got towed, Julius is livid to learn that it is because of Wackner’s court. He notices that the tickets are issued with a sticker that even says “Wackner’s Court”. Considering it’s not a legitimate ticket, Julius tries to fight it and meets resistance every step of the way.

With no other option, he steals the stickerbook of “Wackner’s Court” and uses it to try and get his car back. He gets caught right away and is then arrested for theft. Before we know it, Julius has to sit on trial in Wackner’s court, the last place he wanted to be.

Marissa (Sarah Steele) tries to stop Wackner from prosecuting Julius, but he refuses to listen. In fact, he goes ahead with full force resulting in Diane (Christine Baranski) and Liz (Audra McDonald) having to show up to defend Julius.

It’s all rather intriguing because Wackner is also a client of Reddick/Lockhart making this whole situation rather ridiculous. But no one ever said Wackner operated from a place of logic and sense, and that is why he makes for perfect reality television.

Speaking of which, the cameras are constantly rolling in the courtroom and capture some of the most hilarious moments, including Wackner’s outburst towards Marissa. That ended up playing over well with the focus group who wants to see Wackner in his angry, explosive element.

Del (Wayne Brady), the producer and Liz’s boyfriend, tells Wackner who takes his advice and runs with it when he sentences Julius to prison for his “crimes”. Talk about excessive!

The Good Fight Season 5, Episode 8 recap: A new partner

Liz and Diane attempt to tell Wackner that their firm will no longer represent them. They even offer his remaining retainer back to him with a list of lawyers that they know will represent him. He refuses to walk away from the firm, which doesn’t come as a shock at all. This is Wackner we’re talking about! But hey, at least he relieves Julius of all the charges against him!

Speaking of which, Julius approaches David Cord (Stephen Lang) about funding his new law firm after he ran into him in Wackner’s court. Given the nature of how things have been at Reddick/Lockhart, Julius approaches Diane about joining him as well. She doesn’t say yes, but she doesn’t say no either, and we can’t blame her for it. She has been slowly pushed out of her position by Liz and the other partners, so Diane has been considering other options.

David Lee (Zach Grenier) is livid when he finds out that Diane may be thinking about leaving and forbids her from doing so. He says no one can push her out except for him, and Liz and the other partners can make no such moves without him and the higher ups at STR Laurie.

With all that drama to contend with, Diane and Liz decide to look for a new name partner. Diane is visited once again by the hallucination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Elaine May) who helps guide her to the right choice for partner–Allegra Durado (Wanda Sykes).

Diane visits with Allegra and convinces her to drop by the firm, and before we know it, Allegra officially becomes a name partner! Of course, Liz is aware that Diane used manipulation to get Allegra there, but Allegra promises to be a honest and truthful partner.

I think this may not end well for Diane in the long run…

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