|Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson|
As usual, Gina Torres remained fabulous, with her wardrobe on point showing off her magnificent build.
I noticed that in two episodes, she had to help two old friends. The first featured the spendiforous Paula Newsome as Lucille Jackson, a Black woman who grew up sleeping in her mother's car and halfway houses, to being a prominent professional and powerhouse, sitting on the boards of multiple corporations and wielding a hell of influence.
So at first I was like, "Okay...guest star of color, female, wardrobe and make up on point, same as Sharon Leal...what's the catch?"
|Paula Newsome as Lucille Jackson|
Here's the catch: She's in the beginning of the episode. She's at the end of the episode. For the rest of episode she's simply referred to, so much you start wondering who's this "Lucille Jackson" everyone keeps talking about. Shit, I know I did for a minute.
Also, the legendary Tim Russ - "Tuvok", from Star Trek: Voyager - is cast as opposing counsel. In other words, yet another Black man written in a negative light.
|"The script says I gotta be what???? Do y'all know who I am?!"|
|Her name is Tori. Don't ask me anything else.|
|John Billingsley ("Phlox" from Star Trek: Enterprise) is the dude|
whose back we're seeing. I'm guessing the casting people
are Trekkies; Gabriel Macht's character is a Trekkie.
|"...dat bitch been stealin' from me???"|
Why is Jessica almost always written out of handling cases? She started this firm, kept it running, made millions of dollars and is allegedly an exceptional lawyer. Uh...could you show us, please? Oh, wait I forgot...not her show; she's not the focus.
She has a bomb office though.
And she looks fabulous consistently.
|"Damn, it's good to be me."|
|"Aaaand...tell me again why they couldn't cast a white guy for |
this bullshit? Why brothas on TV always gotta be shown in jail?"
|"Dis check better be good."|