An excellent finale delivers a satisfying payoff, twists and turns, and finally balances Michael’s moral ledger. A bravura hour.
This recap of Your Honor Season 2 Episode 10, “Chapter Twenty”, contains spoilers, including an open discussion of the Your Honor Season 2 ending.
From a court case to a hostile takeover to an almost-murder, the finale of Your Honor Season 2 had just about everything, bringing a sophomore outing that didn’t make much sense on paper to as tense and riveting a close as the first season finale. Let’s break it all down.
Your Honor Season 2 Episode 10 Recap and Ending Explained
As was implied in Episode 9, Michael was ultimately subpoenaed to appear in the trial of Eugene Jones, even though he wasn’t exactly keen on the idea. And while he had promised Lee that he would tell the truth and not lie on her behalf, he was able to finesse a way to save Eugene without being dishonest, even though it cost Michael a lot in the meantime.
So, Michael told the truth. Yes, he saw Eugene Jones shoot his son Adam. He was sure of it. But Lee gets the hint straight away that he wants her to press the details. So, he explains how he recognized Eugene because he had seen him earlier that day and he was wearing the same clothes. He had seen him earlier that day because he had let Eugene’s mother off for some minor infraction or other. In that conversation, Eugene mentioned looking after his younger brothers, and sometimes even his mother. He mentioned drinking pickle juice and eating cereal because they weren’t able to cook. His mother was behind on the bills. They’d had no gas for weeks.
Of course, the primary defense of the Baxter family against the charge of having had Eugene’s family killed is that the explosion was supposedly an accident – a gas leak. But gas to the property was cut off weeks before. Since houses don’t explode for no reason, it doesn’t take much for everyone present, including the jury and, sadly, Fia Baxter, to work out what happened.
Why Does Michael Desiato go back to prison?
Michael’s truthfulness on the stand means that he’s also truthful about Adam being the driver of the car that killed Rocco Baxter – which is the first Fia is hearing of it – and his own role in covering up the crime. While he’s able to help Lee save Eugene without violating his personal principles, in the end, he can’t save himself from going back to prison.
Not everything Michael had done was common knowledge, and he wasn’t convicted for all of it in the first place, so one assumes that in opening up about the depth of his involvement he also opened himself up to another stint on the inside. However, crucially, he walks back into the penitentiary with his head held high, presumably at peace with himself and what he has done. So, it seems he won’t be starving himself, at least.
Is Eugene found innocent or guilty?
During Eugene’s trial, we see someone being surprisingly moved by his story – Olivia. Now, it’s no secret that Olivia has been looking for a way to take down the Baxter family all season long. But while it seems like that may be exactly what she’s doing when she offers to put Eugene into federal protective custody as a witness, Lee makes it clear that Eugene doesn’t actually know anything substantive about the Baxters’ operations, and Olivia decides to get him out of New Orleans anyway. She knows he’ll never be safe as long as he remains.
So, in the end, Eugene isn’t found guilty or innocent. The case becomes a federal matter and the trial is discontinued. Eugene walks away with a new life and identity and warmly hugs both Lee and Olivia as he leaves.
Is Jimmy Baxter dead?
With all this going on, Gina Baxter sees the perfect opportunity to finally kill her husband.
Jimmy has leverage over Gina – she was adamant about sending the Jones family a message. She facilitated the death of Kofi in prison and pushed Jimmy into blowing up the family home. With all this coming out, Jimmy is quick to warn her that she’s culpable. And she doesn’t take kindly to the accusation, to put things mildly.
So, she does what any self-respecting power-hungry child of privilege would do – she tells her daddy. She makes out to Carmine that Jimmy intends to snitch, so a furious Carmine shoots him in the hotel hallway. The act is caught on CCTV, so Gina immediately calls the police to report it, sending dad off to jail, since he had earlier told her that she’d never be able to take the reins of the family business. With both Jimmy and Carmine out of the way, Gina makes a deal with Big Mo, one that Jimmy rejected earlier in the episode. Both women end up on top in a mutually beneficial arrangement.
However, the final scenes reveal that Jimmy Baxter is alive, though in hospital.
Why does Fia leave without Rocco?
Fia has an absolutely terrible time in this finale. Despite her being the most innocent person in the entire show, she once again draws the shortest straw. When Michael reveals that Adam was the one driving the car that killed her brother, she feels immensely betrayed, but once she realizes that her entire family not only knew this but absolutely did blow up a mother and her children, she has had more than enough.
What Fia realizes, though, is that she cannot allow baby Rocco to have any involvement with her family. She has lost trust in Michael and Elizabeth, even after turning to them initially, and with Michael back in prison, she can’t rely on the Desiatos. If she leaves with Rocco, her family will likely come looking for her. So, she feels she has no choice but to give Rocco up for adoption, leave alone, and hope the rest of the Baxter clan never finds either of them.
You can stream Your Honor Season 2 Episode 10, “Chapter Twenty”, exclusively on Showtime. Do you have any thoughts on the Your Honor Season 2 ending? Let us know in the comments.
86 thoughts on “Your Honor Season 2 Episode 10 Recap and Ending Explained”
There definitely should be a season 3 Michael Desiano is the best character on the show and Brian Cranston an
bring his talent to Great depths in this show .Please don’t let it be canceled this is a great show– wonderful plots and I love what they do with Big Moe and her characters ..-excellent show it brings great honor to television so bring it back .season 3
What was the music playing at the end. It was haunting. Would love to find it on cd
I would like to see a season 3..Some more to be resolved. Did not think Fia, was going to put the baby up for adoptio
Please let there be a season three. The cast is great and the show has me hooked.
How do they end this and allow the most evil character on the show Gina Baxter to live and benefit from all the hell she incited?!!! Very happy for Eugene and glad Michael Desiato was able to be at peace finally with the truth. Sorry to see this phenomenal show go. The acting and storyline were exceptional! Now I have to go take care of this migraine I developed watching that witch Gina come out of top of all this! Keep the good shows coming Showtime!
@ Louise Feffer, the time of the song is “Make It Rain”; it is an Ed Sheeran cover.
I was very disappointed that Judge Michael lost everything and real criminals walked free, but I think this is the new reality in society now. Big MO, she is a cold blood killer, so as Gina. The Mayor helped cover up the stolen car store, Eugene death as well Michael’s wife assassination. Michael should be accountable for his actions so as everyone else.
Great acting & the story was so realistic. To see Michael go back to jail was a hard pill toswallow. Feel the story leaves u hanging with Gina a helm & Kimmy just walking back up. This story us excellent & wish there was a Srason 3 to see too. This story could live on & on. It is fone so well & can’thelp craving for a Season 3. Magnificent story & za acting just leaves me wanting more. Hats of to Bryan Cranston & all vf the cast. So well done & going to miss not see ki ng more. .
One of the if not the best series EVER ….The heights of evil …What a good & honest man turned into to save his son ….The Karma everywhere OMG EXCELLENT writing…so much Heart ? in so many people trying to save the innocence of Eugene …Poor honorable FIA please season 3 …ty for this AMAZING series .SUPERB
I have adored Your Honor and Bryan Cranston’s phenomenal performance and the rest of the cast are a terrific ensemble cast. Just watched Episode 10 of Season 2 and feel so many loose ends flying in the air. Hope for Season 3 and soon.
I was utterly disappointed and let down by the series finale. It has ruined the entire series for me. It was right up with the screwed up ending of both Dexter series.
Eugene shot Adam, he should be held accountable in some way.
Fia could have left with Rocco and changed their names and identity. She is clearly a smart girl and could have made it happen.
Michael finishes his jail sentence??? Eugene actually KILLS his son and he gets off scot free but Michael loses everything is back in jail?!
Gina, unbelievable that she got away with everything she did. Ridiculous closing for her.
I loved and I mean absolutely loved both seasons. Now I can’t even watch them again because I am literally DISGUSTED with the ending. It has to have been different writers.
There needs to be a Season 3. There are loose ends. After Gina Baxter orchestrates the shooting of her husband, Jimmy Baxter….he did not die…..he opened his eyes; what is to become of him? Michael Desiato goes back to prison, but his sentence cannot be a long one. And Gina Baxter?? What will she do to her family and her town. Will her son stay by her side. Carlo appeared to be wavering on some family decisions. Fia is still a minor, where will she go? She loved Adam. Will she forgive Michael? I would like to see these loose ends tied.
Uggghhh ao frustrated with the ending of this awesome show! I just can’t wrap my head around both of those horrible women coming out on top unscathed with more power than they both uad to begin with. Where’s the justice in that?!?! I suppose that’s the moral of the story…. life isn’t fair, bad things happen to good people, and bad people unfortunately don’t always get what they deserve. This does go to question the reason for the priest and all his talks with FIA. Much of what they spoke about goes into those topics.
Can someone please tell me who performs the closing song of season 2? It seems that the title might be Make it Rain? I can’t find it anywhere. Maybe I am wrong about the title?
I recently discovered this show. I was so moved by every single episode. I was into every character. I’m just finding out that it’s been canceled and I cannot believe it.
I started watching it and told my family and friends about it. We are all so disappointed it’s ending. It’s the best show I e seen in a long time.
I am in utter disbelief that it’s over.
Extremely riveting and amazing writng/talent..please take this show another season, you have that horrible witch out there free…Jimmy woke up,let’s see what more the writers can create!!!
Cliffhanger, has to be a Season 3.
HOW IN THE **** ARE YALL GONNA END THIS GREAT SHOW AFTER 2 SEASONS IS MY QUESTION.
? LIKE DAMN MAN I’VE PUT SO MANY PEOPLE ONTO THIS SHOW AND EVERYONE LOVES IT. I JUST FEEL LIKE IT WAS SHORTENED TO FAST PLEASE RECONSIDER THIS SHOW IS IN MY TOP 3 OF ALL TIME. HELL OF A JOB WITH THE WRITING AND ACTING.
There must be a season 3!!
Story well told. Good wrap up. Great acting. One could only hope Gina gets the karma she rightful deserves. She is the epitome of evil.
I don’t watch much tv, but this been my show since season one, I’m glad Eugene was set free, I’m sad that Michael had to go back to jail , but happy he is at peace and set free from all the lying and covering up he did. I hate that fia had to give up her baby, but Gina and No omg their some cold ahhh women, please let it be a season 3, I have to see how them 2 women turn out and Jimmy, Great show
Please bring us a season 3 ! This is in my top 3 favorite series ever!!! Keep main characters except Big Mo and her crew, I wasn’t impressed .
I can see a spinoff with the rivalry between Gina & Big MO plus the setting being in New Orleans and the club scene there’s an opportunity to show some awsome talent in awsome setting of the Big Easy.
Love to find out the musician that sang Make it Rain at the end. Fantastic!
What is the name of the final song on episode 10 season 2. Who is singing it and where can I find it.
What happens to Carlo? He obviously thinks that he is the boss of the family now, no tie. I assume that he will be re-tried for the murder of Kofe due to Michael’s misconduct as the judge.
This show is one of the best shows we have seen in a long time.
Hoping for a Season 3. Great show and don’t want to see it end like this.
Let me start off by saying I absolutely loved this show. Brian Cranston is such a phenomenal actor so was jimmy Baxter from boardwalk empire I just feel that they should have continued the story there was more than enough to do a season 3 especially after jimmy woke up. I need more
“Make It Rain” is a song written by Northern Irish musician Foy Vance. Apparently he also performed it at the end of Season 2 of Your Honor.
Great ending. Like Breaking Bad
Terrible ending. So you could kill someone and get away with it? Really??? BULL****! How could Eugene be set free after he killed Adam? Never heard anything like that. Doesn’t make sense. If you do the crime, you have to do the time. That’s how the law works. That for me ruined the whole story.
Just as the writing and directing personnel are subject to categorization, so are the plot twists. The women have to be on top, no matter the justification. African American criminals are not really criminals, no matter what you think you see. This is the formula for all premium channels, and has been for about 15 years now. Honestly, especially in a show about New Orleans, a diverse cast is welcome for arristic and not rubbish political reasons. But the primly choreographed all-too foreseeable endings turn good choices into hackneyed cliches already as old as the white male cliche has been for years.
The first season was better, mainly because of Cranston. Would watch a third season. What else is there but junk sports and reality garbage?
We definitely need a Season 3 of “Your Honor” There are so many story lines to need to be explored.Please let it Be??
I did NOT like the ending. If there’s not another season, then fire the writers of this one. I completely understood the ending but it was so unfinished.
Season 3 is a must. Showtime please don’t stop the show. To many questions. So sad to see the judge do what ANY parents would do for there child. Plus they have ALL the right people for the cast ( except Carmen) but besides that. Showtime has to keep this going. I wanna watch Season 3 Eps.1 right now call it REVENGE
I mostly wanted to watch this show because of the Breaking Bad’ star Brian Cranston, and he did not disappoint once again. Top class acting, pulling the whole show through (IMHAO). Definitely makes me want to see season 3 too!
I believe the reason for the show ending is because Bryan Cranston did not want to continue doing the show. However, based on the ending, I suspect a spinoff or continuation focused on the Baxtors and Desire, without Bryan Cranston.
The ending was awful the two worst characters big mo and batters wife
Get away scott free as does mayor
Bryan Cranston mentioned this may be the last season, but Showtime has not announced that officially.. initially, it was supposed to be one season only, but then they announced a season 2. I feel there’s a lot more questions than answers …. How long will Cranston be in prison, Jimmy’s waking up so what will he do? How will Fia make out and was this a permanent adoption as I have a hard time believing she would give this child up for good. But maybe we will just be left with that life isn’t always fair and often innocent people are hurt by the evil their families do as the song dictated. I do feel that a Season 3 could be just as good as the last two if they decide to go forward.
This is too much! Season 3 me please!
Closing Song was written by Ed Sheeran and is on an older album. However he is not the performer singing at the end of Season 2…..would love to know who that is.
Great series!! I’m curious though, what was Michael convicted of and serving time for the first time? If he went back to prison at the end of season 2 for covering up a murder and tampering with evidence etc etc …. What was the reason the second time?
Great series!! I’m curious though, what was Michael convicted of and serving time for the first time? If he went back to prison at the end of season 2 for covering up a murder and tampering with evidence etc etc …. What was the reason he was convicted the first time?
Excellent show. Fantastic ending. Very realistic. I like that bad girls Big MO & Gia are still standing to fight another day. Stellar casting. I was especially blown away by the characters: Big MO, Gia & Mr Baxter. I’m so looking forward to season 3. I can’t wait to see what the Baxter’s son is going to do with his character. When he removed his neck tie, you knew at that moment, that he had come into his own. He was saying I’m the man now, & I answer to no one.
This is a great show Your Honor, Brian Cranston he is a good actor, I do hope they come out with a season three.
Thought is was terrible. Seems like all the people with wrong intentions got their way. So the kid gets away with murder. And everyone is happy with that. The wife had her dad shoot her husband and he gets put away. And the one guy in the family that has a conscience is on his death bed. All To give the gangsta lady permission to sell drugs on all the street but hers and The daughter gives her baby away. Just stupid.
This is a really good show. It would be a shame for Showtime to cancel. There’s really nothing else on the streaming services quite like this show. There are shows on other streaming platforms that should be cancelled. They are either geared towards a younger viewing audience or silly. We need diversity! Come on Showtime. Renew do a third season.
Please…season 3!!!!!So much story to tell !!!really hope we get a third season!!
Jimmy woke up!!!! Thst leaves ever wide open!!!!! Wtf?
I agree with the majority of the comments above. The show needs a third season to tie up loose ends. In particular, the fact that Jimmy Baxter lived and that Gina is running the show despite her being the one most responsible for destroying the Jones family. I think Michael needs a short sentence for his cover up especially since the Mayor gets off and as Elizabeth said, he did what he did to protect his son. Fia should have understood that Adam was not responsible because Rocco was driving irresponsibly on that motorcycle and he certainly did not intend to kill him. I believe she overreacted giving her baby up and didn’t understand she could have depended on Elizabeth, who knew nothing about Michael’s cover-up and was not complicit. I understand her wanting to get away from her family, but Elizabeth and Michael and Olivia could have relocated them for safety, as was Eugene.
Jor el Quinn, a gospel singer sings Make It Rain. Please make this available for streaming somewhere, it’s an amazing cover!
I too was searching for info about the musician who sang “Make it Rain” at the end of the season finale. Finally found it. His name is Jor él Quinn. Incredible talent!
I loved the entire season, including the ending of “Your Honor”. I can’t wait for Season 3; at least several signs setting up towards another season. (My fingers crossed.)
Well done on your review of the finale! I couldn’t agree more in that it contained everything that a season ending episode should. Though season 2 was strong from start to finish, this easily contained the best writing. It addressed all of the show’s nuances, character arcs, and left its viewers satisfied to say the least. I would be okay with it ending after tonight’s strong finale (as I feel that many series go on for far too long) AND I’d still be quite content to watch another series, simply because of how well it was written.
On another level, I’d say that Your Honor was extremely underrated in that it seemed to fly under everyone’s radar. Most of my friends overlooked it making me somewhat frustrated as it was such a great series. Yes, it was up against a powerful Sunday night lineup (The Last of Us, Mayor of Kingstown, Last Week Tonight) however in a world where we all stream, I feel that it still didn’t get the props it deserved.
Omg! Where can I buy the song (make it rain) by Jor el Quinn? Loved his version of the song
Phenomenal season…Fia giving up Rocco was far fetched, and highly unlikely, but overall just a fantastic show.
I loved this show and for Showtime to cancel it is criminal how can we know that Jimmy is alive but we won’t get to see him get justice and for his evil wife we are left knowing that she now rules it all please please Showtime make another season.
I have to have more, your honor isn’t finished yet…by far! There is so much story left. Even the other story has a season 3..please don’t stop this with only 2 seasons. This is one one the only stories I watch on TV because it isn’t a waste of time. I look forward to this show every week and can’t wait for it. Please reconsider season 3….there is still so much story to tell…can’t you see how many ppl love this series??
Thank you from Upland, california
Loved the show. Ending had to swallow
No way would FIA give up her baby. Elizabeth could adopt it, as a grandmother. No one would give Gia custody. Nor would Michael go back to jail. Didn’t he already go to jail for the cover up. And he did what he was supposed to do in testifying. All good people suffered and all bad people prospered?
Please don’t end it like this! Great first two seasons…so please do a Season 3!
One of the best show I have ever watched Season 3 should be already in the works This has been one of the best ensemble cast I have ever seen in 60+ years of watching tv
Please do a season 3
Love Tour Honor and we were looking forward to another season, but from what I read, ther will not be a Season 3! Please rethink that!!
Michael just saunters back to prison without any proceedings or criminal justice system escort
Feds just takeover a state trial in mid proceedings and let a defendant chared with homicde go on nhis merry way.
Fia gives up her child and suddenly believes in heaven.
Gina’s father shoots Jimmy but doesn’t put a final bullet in him when he’s on the floor.
I can only forgive the last point because the scene where Jimmy opens his eyes in the hospital is really good.
Season two of Your Honor started slowly,but the second half was brilliant,with top notch acting,writing,directing,cinematography.Final episode tied most issues neatly,but Fía Baxter giving up her baby,is not believable,if you watched her love and care for her baby.Agree with all that state that a third and final season was clearly possible,but I suspect that the excellent Mr.Cranston only agreed on one more season(#2),due to ties with other projects.
There definitely needs to be a season 3, it shouldn’t end until Gina goes to prison for the heinous crimes she orchestrated. Gia needs to come back for her son and help to bring her mother and brother down with Michael’s help. Please bring it back!!
Excellence! Will Jimmy wake up an honorable man? Will Eugene find peace in his new life? Will Michael complete his sentence and come out a respectable man? What will become of Fia? All these questions and more point to another season. The characters are right, the settings is right, the writers are good. I’ll wait.
So the entire 20 episodes evolves into a female supremacy theme with all the women dispensing power and control over the helpless, stupid and weak males. Gina and Big Moe (both murders) rule the criminal empire as allies. Olivia leaves the male judge and prosecutor speechless as she easily out maneuvers them. She, along with her fem companions put Desiato and Ginas father behind bars. Women rule, boys droll!
Michael walked into the prison, with no cuffs, etc… he would have had to turn himself in at a police station or taken away from court… I think he was going there to meet with Carmine
Excellent show! Bryan Cranston is an amazing actor as well as the rest of the cast! Each character was brought to life with great acting by all the actors. Would love to see a Season 3! I tell everyone about this show and how good it is!
Loved show watched on crave in Canada. Eugene getting makes no sense. Jimmy is he paralyzed
Loved show watched in canada on crave. Why did Micheal going back to prison? Eugene shot Adam why case dismissed. FIA giving baby up hard to believe does she not have money.new I d. move to another country etc. Jimmy waking up goes on to testify. Old boss man declared senile dementia etc etc lots to continue but really just tying up lose ends
Unlikely scenarios in the finale ruined it for me! Michael walking back into prison, but dropped off thru the back entrance? That’s not how criminals are booked in, so was was being imprisoned or just visiting?? Fia giving up the baby? Yeah right. The dad not finishing the job on Jimmy? No way would he let him live… and then he ends up in prison for it?? My first thought was there was no way such an experienced criminal would allow that to be caught on surveillance video! And finally, Eugene’s trial.. just gets stopped and he goes free?!? Yeah right! Ugh it just ruined it for me and also was too unbelievable and vague!!
Absolutely one of the best thriller series I have watched. Powerful characters and suspenseful plots. The ending was disappointing. Hope to see season 3.
I enjoyed the season. But I don’t think Michael should have gone back to jail. And it is definitely setup for a Season 3, since Jimmy woke at the end.
It was good.
I loved this finale, lots of room for a season 3. I like how Gina ended up on top, I’d be interested to see how Jimmy fights his way back up. Reading the comments above I see that people are upset that Eugene got let off, but not mad that the baxter family got off for killing his entire fam or that Carlo got let off for killing Kofi, that’s confusing to me lol. I’m glad Eugene got his happy ending (kind of). Maybe next season should be focused on the mayor and the issues in the city left behind all of this turmoil
I’m still not convinced Michael returns to prison as a prisoner. Maybe I’m in denial/overreaching here or it could just be a massive oversight on production’s end but who gets *dropped off at prison in a sedan by an AUSA* wearing *plainclothes/no shackles*?!
Showtime was FREE this week starting on Monday 3/20….so I binged and watched the entire Season 1 and 2 and finished it tonight Wednesday 3/22. It has been one of the best shows I have watched in a long time. Superb acting by the cast. A real reality kick of this is how lies and deception brings out the worse in people black, white or brown.
Jor él Quinn – Make it rain
I know the song is an ed Sheeran cover, but who sang it at the end of season two of your honor. The name of the song is make it rain. I cannot find it by that great voice that was singing it at the end of the show.
Awesome show. Would also love to see season 3. Sorry to see it end…
Please bring a Season 3! Awesome show!
We need a season 3. Gina needs to get back the hate she has for black people. Gina is terrible. She put her own father in jail because he would not let her run the crime business. She lied on JIMMY BAXTER to her father, so her father tried to kill Jimmy Baxter. Also, I think Eugene’s lawyer was excellent, and Eugene Jones (Benjamin Flores) was excellent in his role. This young man has an great future ahead of him.
In season one and the beginning of season two, I thought that the main antagonist of the series was Jimmy. But no, I was wrong. She is Gina
I was OK on how the characters were moving on…..but…..Jimmy opens his eyes while it looks like he was in a coma can lead to many more revenge episodes…too bad
Just can’t see Judge Dessiato going back to prison. Everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that he and Adam DID go to turn themselves in after the hit and run. But once the judge saw Baxter there, he knew no amount of apologies or even jail sentence for Adam would be enough. Baxter was going to kill his son and noone can dispute that. What Michael did after that was wrong, no question. He was acting however under duress, from a very real threat. None of these factors are being taken into consideration by the characters on the show. He will never be a judge again, he’s lost his wife, he’s lost his son, he most likely has lost his grandson. The least they could do is let him go with time served. How is it that there are no characters in the show speaking up for him?