Your Honor Season 2 Episode 7 Recap – Why was Robin killed?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: February 24, 2023 (Last updated: February 19, 2024)
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Your Honor Season 2 Episode 7 Recap
Bryan Cranston in Your Honor (Image Credit to Showtime)


Plenty of twists and turns really tip Your Honor on its head in a great episode that’ll drastically reshape the remainder of the season.

If, like me, you were wondering who Walter Beckwith is, don’t worry – Your Honor Season 2 Episode 7 has you covered. It has a lot covered, honestly, with major twists and turns happening everywhere; it’s one of those episodes after which things can never really be the same, and it deserves some respect for how completely it turns the entire drama on its head. But let’s start with Beckwith.

Why does Beckwith try to kill Michael?

As we learned in Episode 6, Beckwith was the corrupt cop who assassinated Michael Desiato’s wife, Robin, when she dug a little too deep into gang killings committed by corrupt cops. Last week’s episode ended with Michael on his way to give this information to Nancy Costello, but here he’s interrupted by Beckwith himself, who pulls him over in a seemingly routine traffic stop and arrests him for violating his parole by driving without his license in his possession. If you’re thinking this sounds like a bit of a coincidence, well, you’d be right.

Once Michael spots the name badge, he puts two and two together. As Beckwith himself explains, Nancy reopening the case of Robin’s murder tipped him off. After pressing KJ, he learned that he’d spilled to Michael and Elizabeth. So, Beckwith is trying to get Michael off the board by staging his suicide.

Luckily, Nancy interrupts at the last minute and puts a bullet in Beckwith. He won’t give up Cunningham as his accomplice, but his phone is full of calls to him, so Nancy figures it out anyway. When she confronts Cunningham, who has spent the entire episode running around like a headless chicken (more on this in a minute), he shoots himself.

Who connected Cunningham to Robin?

But he also provides an interesting answer to the lingering question of how he knew where Robin would be that night – Charlie Figaro told him, just like Charlie Figaro called him to help dispose of Adam Desiato’s car. Cunningham was Charlie’s guy in the NOPD. In a roundabout way, it was Charlie who condemned Robin to death.

When Michael learns this he confronts Charlie, and Charlie claims he connected Robin to Cunningham because she wanted to know if he had any contacts in the police. He didn’t know Cunningham was dirty and didn’t expect him to kill her. But, when she died, he must have figured out the connection and still said nothing about it. He’s apologetic. Michael is appalled.

Does Eugene survive?

It’s a wonder Cunningham managed to get away with anything for any length of time. After shooting Eugene last week, which apparently nobody saw, he spends most of this episode frantically trying to track the boy down. Eugene goes to Lee, whose friend Tanya tries to patch him up, but when his condition worsens they have no choice but to take him to the hospital. This action saves Eugene’s life, but also creates a lot of exposure around him. Lee convinces the nurse on the desk to report the victim’s description incorrectly, but Cunningham eventually sees through the ruse. When he turns up at the hospital, though, Eugene spots him and starts bellowing his own name, drawing a lot of attention and letting everyone know that he’s alive – a deeply problematic development for almost everyone, most of all Cunningham.

When Cunningham calls Charlie, the mayor tells him he’s on his own, and that’s why he’s packing his bags when Nancy gets the jump on him. This isn’t an especially upbeat episode for anyone, but Cunningham nonetheless had an incredibly stressful evening.

Where does Fia take Rocco?

It’s only Jimmy Baxter who’s really feeling himself in “Part Seventeen”. After beating down Frankie and firing him from his position as the family’s head of security, he’s having a new lease of life, maniacally cackling like the Joker, making deals with the Calabri family, and finally giving Carlo some responsibility, though it seems to spite Gina more than anything else. He wants Eugene dealt with, but he’s happy for his pet cop Cusack to arrest him when he wakes up, and he doesn’t even seem overly concerned that Fia has taken baby Rocco and left the family home for parts unknown.

I haven’t quite decided if the Baxter family being confused by Fia’s sudden disappearance is bad writing or a deliberate example of how profoundly short-sighted they are. Carlo left her son with a stranger so that he could exact revenge on a teenager, and in the aftermath, her mother and father cared more about Carlo and the outcome of the hit than they did about baby Rocco. Of course she left! As it turns out she went to see Jay at the church, and then, at the very end of the episode, she’s sitting on Michael’s step when he gets home. That won’t end well for anyone, of course, but at this point, I think a happy ending is pretty much out of the question.

What did you think of Your Honor Season 2 Episode 7, “Part Seventeen”? Comment below. 

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