Pearson Recap: When The Money Runs Dry It's Time To Cut Ties

August 29, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
TV Recaps
3.5

Summary

Pearson Season 1, Episode 6, “The Donor” shows a rare vulnerability in Jessica as she has to admit the reality of the situation to her family.

3.5

Summary

Pearson Season 1, Episode 6, “The Donor” shows a rare vulnerability in Jessica as she has to admit the reality of the situation to her family.

This recap of Pearson Season 1, Episode 6, “The Donor” contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


Regardless of Jessica’s (Gina Torres) deal, Episode 6, “The Donor”, sees the construction start on North Park. A concerned Angela asks Jessica about the construction, which encourages her to speak to Pat about breaking the deal. Pat makes Jessica aware that his hands were tied — Albert Chan, a 30-year-old billionaire, forced it through.

A light bulb goes off in Jessica’s head. She firmly believes Pat’s money is running dry, and he has no leverage to keep Bobby in his grasp. Jessica plans to find new financial backers for Bobby’s campaign. Bobby, attempting to verify Jessica’s intuition, approaches Pat about the funds — Pat blames Jessica for playing them both. While Bobby decides who to believe, Jessica is finding it difficult to land a new donor due to the people connected to Bobby.

Episode 6 sees Jessica having to put her head on the line with her family — she admits to Angela that the construction phase is 100% going ahead, and there is nothing she can do despite promising them to fix it. In a dinner with Jeff, Jessica feels like she has sold her family out. Jeff confronts Angela and defends Jessica, declaring her heart is broken over the family, and so Angela and her family take Jessica’s offer and temporarily move into her apartment.

“The Donor” demonstrates Jessica’s influence — Bobby believes Jessica over Pat and desires to find a new donor. When Pat gets wind of his intentions, he visits Bobby and states, “I own you”.

As Pearson Season 1, Episode 6, “The Donor” ends, Bobby asks Keri not to put her life on hold for him, but in the same breath, he is bugged by her potential sex life and wants new details. Bobby and Keri end up sleeping together again. When Bobby returns home, his wife Stephanie asks where he has been. Pat has dropped off a package. Inside the package, there is a tape.

Audit Records

  • Jeff gets jealous after seeing Pearson talking to Nick. Jeff speaks to Nick and thanks him for looking out for her.
  • Yoli and Derrick continue to play games with each other in the office. Later in the episode, we find out Yoli’s mother has been taken by ICE — Derrick sees that she is upset and advises that she goes to Jessica.

You can read the recap of the next episode by clicking these words.

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