What happens when your beliefs don't align with the law? That was the conundrum on Bull Season 2 Episode 18.
Or better yet, what happens when the law is wrong?
I'm always thrilled to see Dana Delany on screen, and her role a Assistant U.S. District Attorney Sylvia Banner was no exception.
The most intriguing part of ADA Banner was that she continually challenged my feelings about her motives.
Was she simply being a hard-ass about this case because she wanted to win, or did she believe that if he pushed hard enough, and lost, that the law would change?
I do my job, you do your job, the system does the rest.
Sylvia Permalink: I do my job, you do your job, the system does the rest. Added: March 27, 2018 At first I thought that having Nicholas taken to the hospital was a nasty move, and certainly having Child Protective Services show up on Laura's door step, along with a police officer, was playing hard ball.
But, in the end, it was the doctor's testimony that he couldn't have prescribed a better treatment than Laura's that saved her.
My baby was living his life again, instead of just waiting to die.
Laura Permalink: My baby was living his life again, instead of just waiting to die. Added: March 27, 2018 When Jason Bull left Laura alone at the hospital, I was disappointed in his judgment. I know he needed to leave to prepare for court the following day, but he should have had someone sit with her.
Laura was a desperate mother worrying that the government was going to take away her seriously ill child and put him into foster care. In a dark moment, she could have done anything, including try to run off with the boy.
When the judge revoked Laura's bail for going to find her sick son instead of heading to court, I was thankful this was a jury trial and not a bench trial. The judge's belief that the law was the law didn't bode well for Laura's outcome.
The point that this episode drove home the most was that the law can be complicated, questionable, and in some cases wrong. The fact that a physician can use a drug to help a patient in one state, but have to do prison time for treating the same patient in another state was mind boggling.
And the solution that people in need of treatment should just move to another state was overly simplistic.
For most people, their health insurance is tied to their employer. It certainly wouldn't be easy to just quit your job, and hope to find another in a different state. It would be even more complicated if you or a loved one were seriously ill.
Another interesting point that came up in this story was Dr. Jason Bull's drinking.
We've seen it over and over again during Bull Season 2. Jason Bull turns to alcohol, especially when he's under stress or lonely, which is most of the time.
He drinks in a group. He drinks alone.
The question is, does he drink because it's become a bad habit,..