The season premiere of All Rise this week had some really strong moments and even a shocker at the end.
The season premiere of All Rise titled, “A Change is Gonna Come” really should the changes that have gone on in the span since the season one finale. We learn in flashbacks of Judge Carmichael stopping a cop as he had drawn his weapon as the girl was trying to look for her phone in her bookbag.
That point and time set off a chain reaction into the present with Lola and Mark’s friendship; as Mark seemed to be on the other side of what Lola was thinking, even though the cop didn’t believe that she was a judge and didn’t ask for I.D.
Meanwhile, Mark was battling with Rachel on a case that hits close to home with Carmichael with a white man charged with a hate crime for hitting black and mix people with a baseball bat. We learn the meaning of the judge’s difficulties when talking to her new law clerk, Ness Johnson.
Sara deals with a family situation where her grandparent’s store was distorted during the protest but the insurance wasn’t going to cover it because it was under the COVID-19 lockdown. I think we’re gonna see something in the new episode about that.
Two things to be taken out of this episode: one what’s going with Luke and Emily as they seem distant yet still helping each other with a case to get her client out of jail and to the hospital; due to COVID-19 but died. They took a break during the COVID-19 and yet it seems that Luke has moved on with Sam. Wow!
Second thing: While Carmichael not only was dealing with that cop situation and case, there was something else going on as well. Her husband had been quarantined at the time of the cop situation, but there was something that we see back and forth during the flashbacks.
We come to find out that Judge Carmichael is expecting a baby. And come to find out that there’s a viral video of her standing up against that cop, which doesn’t look too good right now.
I have to admit that I enjoyed this season’s premiere. I thought they really addressed the Black Lives Matter really well and even the COVID-19 stuff as well. I thought that Simone Missick gave a great performance in this season’s premiere.
The tension between Mark and Lola was so good with each other having different opinions of what had happened that night during the protesters and cop. Could their friendship still be in jeopardy?
Meanwhile, seeing Emily and Luke being distant from each other (besides for COVID reasons), until they tried to help her client. I was like was it me but weren’t they on great terms dating and having a nice evening with a meal and a glass a wine? Apparently, time really did pass and they’re on a break. Wow! That took me a bit surprised.
As for the shocker (depends on what the shocker would be in this case), the viral video was a shocker over the pregnancy. That doesn’t mean I was shocked but I did figure it out as we see certain moments like Sherri helping her with ideas to calm down and finding a new law clerk. But I can’t wait to see what comes with this story arc with her Lola and her husband and even her judge career.
Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10.
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You can catch All Rise Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.