Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,

Supernatural, "Folsom Prison Blues"

[Written Thursday night when Internet-less.]

So there I was, in a hotel room surfing TV channels for acceptable background noise, and there was an episode of Supernatural, the show which it seems like half my reading list watches. Heck, why not?

Of course I would land on an episode that required stupid legal stuff for its plot—and I assure you, it was very stupid. First of all, the privilege applied. Now that I have the Internet: see the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And even in a state that doesn't follow the model rules, I assure you that no reasonable attorney could think that she had to tell the FBI about the conversation with Dean.

Second, you think she wasn't aiding and abetting by what she actually did? It will be trivial for the FBI agent to determine that she deliberately lied [*], and that's a much bigger pile of trouble than standing on attorney-client privilege. Granted, this means the show would have had to create tension in the last act some other way, and also miss a chance to see a non-dead woman again, but surely something less stupid could have been done.

[*] Unless she didn't actually tell them the nurse's name, but still, how many nurses could've died in that particular year?

That said, I definitely noted some appealing bits about the show, though I doubt I'll watch, partly because I'm not much for spooky and partly because I just don't watch TV often. I really liked the shot of the pivoting cell doors when they first get into prison, and the actors playing the Winchester brothers are watchable (though it seemed to me that Dean stole this episode something awful). And I didn't foresee the twist about 3/4 through, though I lacked the context to know that there needed to be a twist, if that makes sense. I did catch some of the significant sibling interaction, thanks to skimming spoiler posts, which I suspect kept the episode from being just filler?

Anyway: didn't suck, not highly motivated to watch more (I'll be looking for people's spoiler posts about the next episode based on the preview, though).

Tags: law, tv
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