This episode used two very different cases to show, as Leonard Knox put it, that the law is 'both perfect and incomplete.' Kate Littlejohn is exasperated as she tries a lawyer suspected of killing his wife -but unable to prove his perfect murder. Meanwhile, a witness for Leonard Knox's case is detained by ICE agents on his way out of the courtroom. Tina, the Courthouse Clerk, finds the man's 7-year-old son on the hallway bench and hides him from the ICE agents, as well as contacting the public defenders' office.
Tina has quite a grandstanding conversation with Jay about her roots, which is likely one of the many reasons why people disliked this episode. However, Thurgood Marshall -and the subsequent Marshall Court- that she's referring to is largely responsible for most of this country's civil rights. She also makes the point that if Jay and his family were to try to come to this country today, they would not be welcome here; they would be deported as well. I really liked that she came out and said that because it's something that needs to be said out loud.
Without giving away any more plot points, Tina also explainss that "what America means" has changed throughout history, and it's going to continue to keep changing. "This is America now," she says. The episode appropriately fades out with a Spanish version of Neil Diamond's, "America."
But what it all boils down too is one thing. This is JUST a tv show.
Unfortunate that several people "reviewing" the episode are unaware of its relevance at this point in time. Maybe THEY live in a bubble. It wasn't particularly a "left leaning episode." It portrayed exactly what many non-white persons who contribute to American society are experiencing because they may not be citizens. (Truth be told, there are many white people here illegally and they are never subjected to the cruelty POC have been experiencing.)
The episode sparked a healthy conversation in our household because my daughter, a nurse, said she fears an ICE intrusion since some of her patients may not be citizens. (She doesn't ask. It isn't her job to question them.) The only thing worse than being invaded upon by heartlessness is to be apprehended by emissaries of America's Third Reich when you're ill.
If this happens again, I will no longer watch " For the People".
I do not know how you can report a 7.8* rating for this episode, when most of the reviews so far are in the range of 2*.
Edit: It appears you don't include the ratings of the reviewers in your overall rating. Your breakdown of user reviews only shows 1 2* rating, when there were 3 2* ratings by reviewers. That does not seem very fair to me. Also, what does weighted average mean?
Can't wait for the episode when SDNY investigation into the fake President whole administration and his shady family business,
The fact is if people in the justice system can place themselves above the law, such as committing the felony offense of lying to a federal agent, then why should others obey it? Michael Flynn for example recently plead guilty to this offense for lying to the FBI.
More stupidity when the defense lawyer was grilled by the rookie AUSA. No competent lawyer would give her the time of day. He certainly would not appear before a grand jury.
Then there is the defense lawyer that invokes President Reagan welcoming immigrants while complaining about American law regarding illegal immigrants. What he fails to mention is that he immigrated legally. As a lawyer, you'd think he would know that difference. This entire episode was so skewed I suppose it should have been expected.
The clerk not to be outdone for thumbing her nose at the law gives credit to Justice Marshall for fixing the 3/5 of a person (slavery) issue in the Constitution. The only problem with that is he was born in 1908, about 43 years after the 13th Amendment was ratified. The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery and by doing so invalidated the 3/5 clause in the Constitution.
The only interesting part of the episode was the legal issue of being able to get away with murder in the Idaho section of Yellowstone. The issue has had quite a lot of discussion in the past 15 years.
I really wish these shows would drop the political slanting. Lawyer shows can be good (the "Order" part of the Law & Order ones usually were), but this one is not for several reasons, such as rookie lawyers being the only ones handling all of the cases. What is also disappointing is seeing pretty good shows last less than a season while low quality ones like this get at least two seasons.
Anyone who compares this country, today, to the Third Reich hasn't a clue what the Third Reich represented, or the horrors it perpetrated on mankind. To make such a statement demonstrates the utter ignorance of a lot of people in this country today. It's a bit frightening, for the love of God, read a history book!