Your Honor Season 2 Episode 2 Recap – Who does Fia introduce Michael to?

January 20, 2023 (Last updated: 2 days ago)
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Summary

“Part Twelve” explores differing reactions to grief, with some characters forming stronger bonds while other relationships grow farther apart.

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“Part Twelve” explores differing reactions to grief, with some characters forming stronger bonds while other relationships grow farther apart.


We recap the Showtime series Your Honor Season 2 Episode 2, “Part Twelve,” which contains spoilers and the discussion of suicide.

Though Season 2 of Your Honor was a surprise after such a tragic yet conclusive ending, the series has done an impeccable job of mapping out the direction of the storyline in the aftermath of Adam’s (Hunter Doohan death. Each character, in one form or another, is facing fallout from the incident, with corruption, manipulation, and emotions running rampant.

Episode one, “Part Eleven,” introduced viewers to federal prosecutor Olivia (Rosie Perez). Her mission is to bring the Baxters down, recruiting Michael (Bryan Cranston) to learn more about the family under her watchful eye in exchange for his freedom. Though the former judge is now a free man, his chance for a peaceful life seems a distant memory.

Your Honor Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

After his release from prison, Michael arrives at his mother-in-law Elizabeth’s residence. Though he hasn’t been in touch for a year, this was intentional as he didn’t want to be a burden. Michael struggles to adjust to his new environment. He starts sleeping in the pantry, as he feels more comfortable there and claims Elizabeth’s guest bedroom is too big. Each morning, he ventures out early to visit Adam and Robin’s graves, which are placed next to one another at the cemetery.

Meanwhile, the Desire gang has issues with the product they sell, as it’s been laced, resulting in the overdoses and deaths of some customers. This leaves them no choice but to pull the product. Little Mo travels to visit his cousin, who introduces him to a new dealer, though the dealer wants them to buy more product than planned. Little Mo says he can’t afford it, but his cousin tells him they can find a way to pay for it. While in town, Little Mo also visits Eugene, who is staying with Little Mo’s aunt. He asks him if he’s been keeping out of trouble, and Eugene says he’s been trying to. Little Mo asserts that when given a last chance, there’s no “trying.”

Eugene is now attending school under the name Justin and gets taken out of class to the principal’s office. He’s been drawing pictures of events that happened in his life, including the shooting of Adam. He insists the boy in the drawings is just a character, but he sketches himself in the pictures. The principal declares that looking after her students is a top priority and asks if he’s capable of hurting someone.

Michael travels to Charlie’s office to speak to him, but security doesn’t allow him in as he’s banned from the building. As Michael leaves the facility, Olivia is outside. She reiterates that the deal will be off if he tells Charlie about the whole plan. In turn, Michael would not only go to prison, but he could also put Charlie behind bars. Olivia then informs Michael that she got him a job, so his release looks believable. As she wants him to adjust to life outside of prison, he is assigned to be a delivery driver for a butcher shop.

Charlie visits Michael at the butcher shop and tells his best friend how much he’s missed him. As they step outside for a heart-to-heart, Charlie states that he attempted to visit Michael in prison many times and knows he was trying to protect him. Michael warns Charlie that he could still be in danger due to the coverup, but Charlie has no concerns, affirming that the only people who are aware of the incident are Rudy, and Michael himself, so his cover won’t be blown. Later in the conversation, Charlie expresses to Michael how much he loved Adam and shows remorse for helping dispose of the car, calling it “a coffin with headlights.”

While Jimmy is at the hotel, he sees Fia, but she doesn’t speak to him. Once he returns home, he tells Gina about their daughter ignoring him, to which she proclaims that she is punishing them without reason. As Carlo walks in, they ask him if he has seen Fia recently and if he would mind talking to her about the situation. Frankie then enters the room and announces that Michael is out of prison.

Michael’s new driving job requires him to make a delivery at the Baxter hotel, and as he enters, he sees Fia. She informs him that she now lives at the hotel, which her friends don’t understand. While Michael agrees it’s strange seeing her there, he comforts her and says that people grieve differently. During their exchange, Fia tells Michael what she wishes she could have asked Adam if he were still alive, such as his thoughts on life after death, and asks Michael what his opinion is on the matter.

Michael states that though he doesn’t know what happens in the afterlife, he thinks “that good people go where they deserve.” In response to Michael’s answer, Fia hugs him. She then attempts to tell Michael there’s someone she’d like him to meet, but he cuts her short as he has to get back to work. He promises her that he will return another time. Jimmy, who is also at the hotel, sees the whole interaction take place.

Big Mo wishes to buy a nightclub that her love interest sings at, but the owner, Dick, refuses to sell it to her as he doesn’t want drug money used to purchase it. As Charlie knows Dick, Big Mo asks for his help convincing Dick to sell her the club, especially as part of Charlie’s plan for the city is to help black business owners. Charlie mentions the drug problem he is trying to tackle, most of which is occurring in Big Mo’s neighborhood, and she promises him that she will fix the issue. In return, Charlie agrees to help her obtain the nightclub.

Gina has started to attend a support group for mothers who have lost their children. She criticizes the women present for complaining about their problems, stating that voicing their grief doesn’t solve anything. When asked why she attends the meetings, she explains that her daughter, Fia, encouraged her to, as she believes Gina has anger issues.

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As Michael walks down the street, Nancy gets out of her car. She tells him that while she understands what he did was to protect Adam, she feels manipulated and used by him. Once his freedom ends, she states that she will be his worst nightmare. During the evening, Michael grabs the dog leash and gazes at it, implying that he’s considering taking his own life. Moments later, the dog runs up to him while whining, which distracts Michael from his dark thoughts, and he takes the dog out for a walk.

Meanwhile, Eugene eats dinner with Little Mo’s aunt and shows her the paperwork the school sent him home with, asking his legal guardian to sign it to acknowledge that they’re aware of the drawings he created. Little Mo’s aunt stresses to Eugene that good will always stay with somebody and evil can be uprooted, implying that he is capable of change.

Carlo meets Jimmy at the hotel bar and tells his father that he spoke to Fia and believes she needs space. Jimmy appears upset by the comment. He states that everyone can have space, but the biggest issue with the younger generation is the lack of time consideration, which is not infinite.

Elizabeth asks Michael where he goes every morning, and he informs her that he’s been visiting the cemetery. Upon the table, there’s a cereus plant. Elizabeth explains to Michael that it blooms just once a year. When that occurs, she will visit Adam and Robin at the cemetery and put it by their graves. She tells Michael that visiting the cemetery every day will not help him heal, as they’re not there, and it won’t bring him closer to them.

Charlie visits Dick at the club to help convince him to allow Big Mo to buy it. Big Mo tells Dick how much it means to her, as her grandfather gigged on the stage for over twenty years, and her father would watch him perform. Dick finally sells the club to Big Mo, and as she walks out, Gina is on her balcony smoking a cigarette and glaring at her.

Gina visits Fia and confronts her about ignoring Jimmy, to which Fia proclaims that she didn’t feel like dealing with him when she saw him. After Fia accuses Gina of feeling sorry for herself, Gina slaps her.

Michael returns to the hotel to meet Fia, though he doesn’t know why he’s there. Fia tells him that she wishes to show him something that may make him feel closer to Adam. Though Michael seems skeptical and doesn’t believe anything could, Fia tells him it might. Once in her room, she introduces Michael to Rocco Adam Baxter, his grandson, and Michael stands silent and in shock.

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1 thought on “Your Honor Season 2 Episode 2 Recap – Who does Fia introduce Michael to?

  • January 25, 2023 at 2:26 am
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    Do the Baxters know about Fia’s baby? He seems to be hidden away any time the family visits.

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