Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday Let everyone stand up the first show. Proceed at your own risk!
Judge Lola Carmichael’s battle for her seat isn’t over yet Let everyone stand up. Despite winning the election during Tuesday’s season three premiere by a slim margin, Lola is still a target on her back as Corinne Cuthbert (guest star Anne Heshe).
Elsewhere in the episode, Justice Lisa Benner is appointed to the Court of Appeals, paving the way for Conservative Justice Thomas Marshall to fill her honorable judicial position; Amy was reluctant to set a wedding date, while her fiancé Mark had not yet served as DA’s Vice President; Attorney General Locke met Emily, who was back to practice universal law, but he left their conversation to dinner with a new sheriff; Sarah has settled into her new job as a victim advocate in the Office of the Department of Disarmament Affairs. And Amy was filled with Nice’s overtime pay claim.
Below, showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence breaks down the characters’ career and romance following the opening of Season 3.
TVLINE | Lola won the election by a small margin, not an overwhelming majority, and Corinne is still looking for her. So just how precarious is Lola’s seat? Does this change her view of her job and how she controls it?
It changes the way you look at her job, Not how to control. Don’t take Lola her job for granted now, not like she did before, but more than that [now]. It surprises her that people are striving for it. But it also means that she’s doing something right… just like our election now, a lot of people are talking about referees and who they are and they should get more screen time. Because they are non-partisan, people tend not to stand out. It was funny to end up falling on Election Day [in California] Highlight that you should really pay attention to the referees you put on the bench. So you will play in other ways, [like] What happened to the campaign, etc., [and] Lola and Sherry will go through an arc at the start of the season.
TVLINE | With Lisa moving to the Court of Appeals, how will Lola deal with the lack of her mentor, with this new set of eyes watching her on Judge Thomas Marshall?
You will miss her very much. Judge Thomas Marshall, [Lola] He never knows where he came from. She doesn’t know what he’s going to say, and she doesn’t know how he will react. He is very interested in her issues. So she missed talking to Benner. Judge Delgado will try and take [Benner’s] A place, but she knows that Benner was [Lola’s] Mentor and they will talk about things. But you’ll also see the Judges’ Lounge with the various judges talking about and with Judge Thomas Marshall. So it will continue throughout the season.
TVLINE | And how far will we see Lisa going forward? Will you still be around?
Oh yeah, you’ll be around. Not the same as in the corridors, but you’ll see it between the rooms and the HOJ and the Court of Appeal. So it’s exciting to be able to expand our worlds of HOJ, with a fresh start for everyone.
TVLINE | After speaking with Lula, will Mark reconsider his position on the position of Head of the Department of Disarmament Affairs and his unwillingness to take on it?
This whole arc is going to be around for a while because, as you saw in the first episode, Bravo has assigned him a mission [filling] Because he won’t take it. And then it becomes, well, who does he see as a viable person for that role? Bravo will only have to wait a long time to make that decision. and he [Mark] He’s going to try to get there before he puts someone who won’t like Mark or answer him?
TVLINE | Does Amy’s hesitation about scheduling the wedding indicate bigger problems for her and Mark’s relationship?
TVLINE | Isn’t it just about her husband’s health insurance anymore?
No. I mean, this is and other things.
TVLINE | Emily hasn’t been in contact with Luke for a really long time, and they’re dating and are still in somewhat different places, even though they are both physically in the same place now. So where does that leave them in terms of their romantic prospects this season?
Learn how to be friends. They will go on a trip. I can tell fans it’s going to be a satisfying journey, but they’re going to have a journey, and it’s really a friendship journey…what [does] Their friendship now looks like they’re working together? Well, I don’t work together, but I work at HOJ, [with] Emily as a different, then Locke found his niche in the attorney general’s office, and what does that look like?
TVLINE | Is there a part of him that is upset that you didn’t contact him and didn’t communicate with him?
I think he learned in season two not to push. It has also changed. And that was the important thing, even at the start of the season, I’m like, “You’ve also changed as a character. You’ve found your way into what you want to do and be an overall defender. It was tough when Emily first left, but you figured out how to move on.” So when you get back, Luke is in a different place. Everyone is like, “Oh, how’s Emily going?” But Luke is in a different place as well, which then becomes very interesting to Emily like, “Well, what did I miss? What happened?” So they are two people who know each other, but are learning new things about each other.
TVLINE | I think one of the questions viewers will have after the premiere is: What’s going on with Luke and the new record?
[Laughs] People should watch it!
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