Your Honor (Season 2) Episode 7 Recap & Ending Explained: While Your Honor is inching towards its conclusion, it is trying to tie up all its narrative threads. Despite often resorting to melodrama, it still makes up for an arresting television hour due to its impeccable acting performances.
Bryan Cranston is evocative, as always. But the great support by Michael Stuhlbarg and Hope Davis, with their menacing presence, keeps you tuned in every week to watch it. Even when it opens up certain subplots and does not give them any satisfying closure (for instance, Frannie’s arc from the first season), the acting talent slips its mediocrity under the rug.
The latest episode sheds light on some new, surprising revelations related to Robin’s murderer and what it means to Michael’s present situation. Let’s find out what happens in it.
Your Honor (Season 2), Episode 7 Recap
What happens to Eugene after getting shot?
Written by Bill Cain, Part Seventeen is directed by Carrie Preston. While on his way out of New Orleans, Eugene Jones (Benjamin Flores Jr.) gets shot by Rudy Cunningham (Cullen Moss). He is heavily wounded, but he does not die from this gunshot. So, he thinks of the only person who will try to find whom he can trust at the moment. He goes to Lee Delamere (Carmen Ejogo) and asks for her help. (Lee was the idealistic supporter of underprivileged community members we see in the first season. She distances herself from Michael after learning about his involvement in covering up a murder)
While Lee decides to call an ambulance, Eugene stops her because a police officer shot him, and informing the authorities can further endanger his life. So, she calls her friend Tanya (Sulekha Mathew) instead, who is a doctor. But upon seeing his deep wound, Tanya notes that she can only help stop his bleeding since she is an OB-GYN doctor. After that, she warns her that she’ll call an ambulance to save the kid.
Meanwhile, Michael (Bryan Cranston) travels to the police station to meet Nancy (Amy Landecker) to speak about Robin’s murderer. He gets pulled over for driving over the speed limit on his way. A police officer arrives to ask for his driver’s license and his car’s registration document. Since he doesn’t have his license, he shows only the registration. While the cop goes back to check its details, he gets a call from Nancy. Since he doesn’t pick it up, she sends him a text asking for his ETA. The police officer returns to his car just as he is about to text her about his situation.
Since Michael’s license expired over six months ago, the officer took him out as a violation of his parole for a misdemeanor. Michael resists his urge to defend himself. Meanwhile, he sees the officer’s badge and sees the name W. Beckwith (Sean Bridgers), aka Walter Beckwith. He sees his late wife’s killer straight in the eyes.
Meanwhile, Jimmy (Michael Stuhlbarg) drives Gina (Hope Davis) and Carlo (Jimi Stanton) to Fia’s (Lilli Kay) hotel room, who disappeared after meeting them at the hospital. Gina asks why Frankie isn’t driving them as always. Jimmy mentions firing him but does not say anything about the incident. Gina gets enraged that he didn’t ask her before making that big decision. On the other hand, Rudy keeps trying to find Eugene, who ran away after he shot him. He tries to get information from the station. But, nothing of that kind is reported to them by that time. So, he goes to Monique’s (Andrene Ward-Hammond) new bar to confront her but receives no answer or help.
Meanwhile, she is caught up in another mess. Chris (Gavin ‘Chief’ Meredith) kept some of his drugs at his home, where his 13-year-old brother consumed them, mistaking them for something else. She speaks with Russel (Kelvin Witherspoon) about it and then goes to make amends for the kid’s death. But the kid’s mother is infuriated at Monique for bringing this situation to her family in the first place.
The Baxter family arrives at Fia’s house, but there’s no trace of her. Gina only finds baby Rocco’s clothes and shoes kept inside his cradle. While Fia’s disappearance is still under question, Gina asks Jimmy about Eugene and questions his authority. So, he calls Monique to confront her about it. Earlier, she said that she would take care of enraged Eugene in exchange for him taking care of Carlo. She blames him for the recent shootout and accuses him of being complicit (also since Eugene would technically be ‘gone’ if Rocco had not chased him).
While Tanya and Lee discuss Eugene’s situation and about taking him to a hospital out of New Orleans, he gets unconscious. It leaves them with no other option but to take him to the hospital. At the front desk, the nurse sees that Eugene is wounded and calls the station to inform an accident. But Lee persuades her by saying that a cop shot him. The nurse provides false details for the new patient. But Rudy somehow manages to get this information from the lieutenant in charge and drives straight to the hospital to meet Eugene.
Meanwhile, on his drive with Walter, Michael briefly discusses his past experience in a police car (with Olivia). He gradually builds it up to the topic of Robin’s death, which went unsolved. Walter conveys no remorse and no clue about this incident. So, to subtly provoke him, Michael mentions his friendship with Nancy. When he asks whether she found the culprit, Michael says, ‘Not yet.’ That leads them to a franker conversation since Walter realizes Michael’s knowledge about Robin’s death.
Now, Michael directly asks who else was involved in the incident. Walter refuses to share any details and rather proceeds to take his gun out to shoot him. Michael says that Nancy will know that he (Walter) killed him since she knows about his involvement in Robin’s death. As a result, he takes Michael out of the car and decides to shoot him in the open. Luckily, Nancy reaches there right at the moment and shoots him instead. Michael asks how she found his location. She mentions the phone Olivia gave him, which had a tracker on it.
Meanwhile, Rudy reaches the hospital to get hold of the bedridden Eugene. But seeing his face, Eugene starts shouting his name loudly and repeatedly, making Rudy leave. If Rudy had proceeded to take him away, that would implicate him in his other crimes. That’s why he decides to back off when Eugene reveals his identity to all the patients. On his drive back, he calls Charlie to talk about this incident and tells him that they both will get caught in it. Right then, Charlie denies involvement in this issue and advises Rudy to keep driving (and never to return) so that the fault will fall upon Rudy and he would remain clear.
Back in Fia’s room, Michael keeps devouring spaghetti pretending everything’s normal. Gina gets angry over his coolheadedness despite their daughter’s disappearance. He is certain that Fia will return since she has no other place to go. Also, her way out of their family earlier was a hotel room paid with his money, which makes him assume that she won’t be able to live without these privileges. On the other hand, since Frankie’s out of the equation, he now brings Carlo to his position as a trustworthy person to protect him. But Gina cannot digest this sudden change in his personality and the shift in their power relationship.
Where does Fia escape to?
Fia, meanwhile, goes to the church with baby Rocco. She meets Father Jay (Mark O’Brien) and reverts her plan to get Rocco baptized by him. She then discusses her desire to run away from her ruthless family and church being the place where they will never expect her to be because of her atheism. He notes how he was in a similar situation with his father, who also wanted him to be a carpenter. But Jay rather went to the person he trusted would be there for him, who turned out to be Jesus Christ. She jokes whether he always subtly tries to make her religious. He says that he only wants her to find ‘her person.’
Your Honor (Season 2) Episode 7 Recap & Ending Explained
Who else was behind Robin’s murder besides Walter Beckwith?
Despite being heavily wounded by the beating by Monique’s men, Lil Mo (Keith Machekanyanga) comes to Chris’s house to pay his condolences to his younger brother. It leads to an awkward interaction with his old gang members. Meanwhile, Nancy learns about the officer that Walter frequently called to take orders from. Along with Michael, she travels to Rudy’s place to confront him. She parks her car at a distance and notices that he has already started packing his stuff.
So, she takes out her gun and goes up to his building while Michael stays back in her car. She enters his home and puts him at her gunpoint. He assumes it is because of Eugene but then learns it is about Robin’s death. He shows no remorse in either case. She questions his disloyalty to his profession by being a contract killer and then asks who ordered this hit. He hints at Charlie, who asked him to get rid of Adam’s murder vehicle.
Right after that, Michael hears a gunshot and approaches the house, thinking that Nancy has died. She comes out safely to inform him of an unfortunate truth she learned about the culprit. While he travels to Charlie’s place, Charlie works on his duty to write a formal letter to remove any trace of connection to Rudy. Right after that, Michael approaches him and reveals his knowledge. Charlie gets emotional and says that Robin called him on her murder night, asking about a police department’s involvement in the crime world. He negligently called Rudy to speak about it and ended up getting her killed.
Michael gets devastated by this revelation. Getting betrayed by this person, who he always considered his best friend, takes a toll on him. He cannot control his emotions on his bus drive back to his home. Yet, his tears have all dried up by then. All he is left is an uncontrollable sobbing. In this terrible mental state, he walks back to his home to find Fia sitting with Rocco on his doorstep. While he tragically lost every possible person he held dear to his heart, her return melts his heart with warmth.