The episode starts with a guy on his bicycle. He's a delivery boy, and he takes pills. He delivers to TAC, and they all know him. I don't think we're supposed to, but let me know if I'm wrong. Anyway, he used to work at TAC, and he used to date Cable. He hasn't talked to her in three and a half weeks. He has to leave to complete this promo, and she tells him to have a nice life.
His next delivery is a birthday party. He makes the delivery but fails the promo. While everyone else is distracted by balloons, he jumps off the roof.
Marisa and Bull are talking about money while a devastated Cable comes up in the elevator. Cable asks to speak to Bull alone. As well as being a delivery guy, he was also a guinea pig for pharmaceutical drug trials. He was in the middle of a drug trial for an antidepressant made by Dep Pharmaceuticals, and his parents want to sue. Cable said she would help them and she wants Bull to help too.
Bull gets a meeting with him and Benny. They meet with a woman named Arti Cander, who later reveals herself to be a trial scientist, after manipulating Bull into court.
While Bull researches her, Benny talks to the team. Dep’s CEO is Tessa Schneider and Danny is trying to find a list of other participants. She might have a lead.
Bull and Candor talk outside the courtroom. She doesn’t use mirror jurors because she finds them to be an unnecessary extra step. She likes to just read the real jurors herself.
Bull decides that he wants jurors that trust pharmaceutical companies. Everybody else finds this counterintuitive, but Bull explains that they’ll go on the same journey that Simon, the delivery boy went on. She doesn’t understand, and Bull likes it.
Benny comes into TAC to find Cable asleep. They talk, mostly about a lead Danny might have on another person in the drug trial, but Cable’s also looking into an emergency contact.
They put the mom on the stand. They were close, but Simon changed over the last two months: approximately the same time as the drug trial. The other lawyer undermines the idea that she was close to her son and brings up that she has no medical training.
Danny talks to another person that participated in the trial. They were both what is termed as “healthy volunteers” aka people that didn’t suffer from the disease the drug is treating.
He goes on the stand and says he dropped out of the trial because he didn’t like what it was doing to him. It gave him feelings of dread, anxiety upon leaving the house, and suicidal thoughts. Thankfully, he didn’t listen to these thoughts, but they still terrified him.
The other lawyer brings up a consent form that both he and Simon had to sign. Among other things, it includes a washout period of 30 days so that drugs wouldn’t intermingle in a person’s system. They had only allowed 27 days, and the lawyer argues that it could have been the antidepressant interacting with the painkiller from the last trial that caused their suicidal actions. Kevin, the other participant, insists this is something that happens all the time, but that doesn’t matter.
Bull talks to the team, which is all out of ideas. Cable apologizes for bringing them into this and Bull is kind of a jerk about it. Benny calls him out about it in his office. He also calls Bull out about his jury strategy. He says Bull only did it because he wanted to impress Cander and now he’s going to lose. Bull wants Benny to leave him grumpy.
The defense has found the emergency contact that Cable was looking for. Shouldn’t he have been on the witness list? They were friends in college, and according to him, Simon overdosed on heroin his freshman year and was saved by the contact’s mom, who was an emergency room nurse. Fortunately for team Bull, Cable has finally found him online. He changed his name to Tom Griever.
Cable comes to the courtroom to give Benny and Bull her findings and her and Bull make up.
Benny questions him and this begins the part of the trial where nobody answers any questions. Tom Griever’s name was originally Tom Belmont. Tom Belmont used to do a lot of drugs. His mom kept Narcan in the house because she was afraid he would overdose. He admits to changing his name, but then Benny accuses him of being paid to perjure himself by Dep Pharmaceuticals. He doesn’t answer that one and no one makes him. He just walks out even though he committed perjury?
Chunk is looking for and Edgar Paulson. He hung himself three weeks back. The woman Chunk talks to mention that a woman would come to see him make sure he took his meds. This same woman took care of everything after he died, including his cremation.
The Pharmaceutical company puts its CEO, Tess Schneider on the stand. After talking about how much she wants to save the world, Benny questions her about Edgar Paulson. She claims to have no idea what he’s talking about. Benny then brings up that he was homeless, and she says that that didn’t mean he wasn’t healthy. Then Benny brings up his death and she never answers if she cremated him or not. The other lawyer calls for a recess and the trial is just done even though earlier the parents didn’t want a settlement.
Bull and Cander get drinks and she tells him that she didn’t bribe Tom. They then flirt and then the episode ends.
My Weirdometer just went to 11. This is the pattern I’ve been pointing out, but much more noticeable this time. The episode wasn’t bad, the end was just choppy, and it irked me. 7/10.