Judge Lola Carmichael isn't the only one grappling with her role in the CBS & # 39; All Rise judicial system. For ex-bailiff Luke Watkins, season two will be a transformative journey.
"Oh my god we're so excited about Luke's way!" Co-showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence recently called out on TVLine. "When we talked, (co-showrunner) Greg (Spottiswood) and I said, 'OK, it's the emancipation from Luke. "
Since the character was a bailiff who was part of the sheriff's department prior to becoming a prosecutor's attorney, "he saw the system from three very different lenses, which is fantastic," notes Harris-Lawrence.
In the Monday episode (CBS, 9 / 8c), Luke witnesses the random inequalities of the judicial system as he pursues two nearly identical cases. "He's going to run into cases that will really turn him around, that he's actually going to push back like the D.A. is trying cases," previewed Harris-Lawrence. "We're going to investigate things like restorative justice. He will have his own awakening this way, but it will not be easy for him and (there will be) bumps in the way. "
In terms of romance, Luke's relationship with ex-girlfriend Emily is on hiatus, and Luke is now casually dating his D.A.'s office colleague Sam. In the meantime, Emily could move on with activist / artist Joaquin, whom she recently asked for coffee.
"The great thing is that we lean into triangles and into both the pandemic (and insurrection)," Harris-Lawrence says. “Everything we've treated as a country and world will be reflected in the courthouse with all of our characters, which means everyone will go through shifts and Emily and Luke will go through ebb and flow and shifts that the audience will really lean into will: "What's going on? What's happening?! "We're really excited about this story, about both of them."
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