#Bull Season 2 Episode 13 "Kill Shot" Recap and Review

The episode starts with a guy in front of a fireplace. He screams, then he drinks while listening to music, then he falls asleep. The shot shifts to a picture of him with his family and then someone breaks in and shoots the man in the head.


A woman is talking to her lawyer. She’s the man’s wife and doesn’t want to be dragged away in handcuffs. Her lawyer says he’ll see what he can do. Her name is Rebecca Lexington, and, as she is dragged away, we see another woman taking pictures.


The lawyer is talking to Bull, convincing him to take the case. Bull doesn’t want to. Mrs. Lexington is not well liked at all. The lawyer assures him that she wasn’t even in the area at the time of the murder. She was with her daughter in NYC. Only four watches were stolen, which is sketchy, but Mrs. Lexington has never owned a gun. To his knowledge, she doesn’t even know how to fire one.


Benny and Chunk are talking about Chunk’s papers. His professor has it in for him and he doesn’t know why. Benny tells him a similar story. He got through law school and the professor in question is dead, so it’ll be ok eventually.


The team is all shocked that Bull’s decision to take the case, especially Danny. She agrees with the police that the crime scene was staged..


Marisa comes to see Bull in his office. A woman named Kendall Tyler is here to see him. She’s the biographer of the Lexington. She’s been writing about them for years and has won awards. He lets her in. It’s the woman with the camera. She tells Bull that she has information that might exonerate Mrs. Lexington. In return, she wants full access to everything Bull does with this case for a book she’s writing. Bull asks why she doesn’t ask the lawyer in charge of the case. The lawyer doesn’t like her. Mrs. Lexington doesn’t either. After their little chat, Bull joins that group.


Bull brings in the lawyer and talks about trial by social media, more commonly called the court of public opinion. He wants a juror that think by the principle of Ockham’s razor, simplicity in place of drama.  


Mrs. Lexington wants Bull to meet her daughter, Olivia. Bull agrees. On the way out, he runs into Kendall Tyler again. She tells him to ask about the oil.


Olivia doesn’t speak to Bull when she meets him. Bull wants both the Lexington's and the lawyer to come to his office for mock court the next day.


Once he and the lawyer are outside, he asks about the oil. There is no heat and there is no help. They’re broke. Bull doesn’t like people lying to him. If they are going to win, everyone needs to be at his office at 10 a.m. and tell the truth.


Bull puts Olivia on the stand in mock court. Her alibi self-destructs. Mrs. Lexington asks to see Bull in private with the lawyer. She wasn’t in New York with her daughter. She was in Greenwich with a divorce attorney. Her husband gambled away their money and was cut off. His family had disowned him years ago. If the house hadn’t been bought outright by his family, they would have lost that long ago. He even gambled away Olivia’s tuition money. And it gets worse. He drew up a life insurance policy of 25 million dollars, which is a pretty big motive for murder. Bull says that they need to get up in front of all this in court.


The prosecution knows everything. They even have a voicemail left by the victim to his wife’s one, which they claim is begging for mercy. The Lexington lawyer explains the concept of guilt by accusation. Just because someone is famous, they are assumed guilty whenever they are accused of something. This doesn’t mean that they are guilty. They have the same rights as everyone else: innocent until proven guilty. Amen Hallelujah.


Bull talks to Tyler again. She gives him the address to a website. He asks her why she’s helping him. She had a change of heart, and maybe, when he wins, he’ll convince the lawyer to talk to her again.


Cable says that the address in on the dark web and she won’t have anything until the next day. Bull goes home.


The prosecution puts the police officer on the stand. The crime scene looks staged and Mrs. Lexington lied.


Chunk talks to Olivia and asks her some questions. He tells her not to volunteer information. Only answer the question that’s been asked. He also asks why she’s so protective of her mother. She says that since everyone else dislikes her, she has to protect her. Chunk tells her about his professor woes and she tells him to talk to the professor.


Bull is listening to voicemail over and over until Cable interrupts him. She found out what was on the website.


Bull is at the Lexington house with Mrs. Lexington and the lawyer. Mr. Lexington didn’t gamble away Olivia’s tuition money. He used it to hire a hitman to kill him, a hitman he found on the gambling sight he frequented. He knew that his family wouldn’t get the insurance payout if he committed suicide, so he orchestrated someone else to pull the trigger. His voicemail wasn’t asking for mercy, it was begging for forgiveness. It was a suicide note. Mrs. Lexington won’t testify. If she goes to prison, Olivia will still get the money.


Chunk talks with the professor. He is prejudiced, but not for any of the reasons you might think. He doesn’t like trial scientists. Chunk should report him.


Bull asks Olivia for help, letting her know how much money she’ll lose if it works.


They call Mrs. Lexington to the stand and lay out the evidence. The hitman’s name is Donald Graham and they have a money trail. This lets her off, as the jury finds her not guilty. They even promise to send the evidence to the prosecutors.  Bull tells the lawyer to give the reporter another chance. She’s earned it.


The episode ends with something Bull said to Charlie Sheen. “Winning’s isn't everything it’s cracked up to be.” They may have won, but the Lexington’s are still broke and can’t pay him.


Solid episode 8/10.