‘Franklin & Bash’ Episode Guide (Aug. 27): Taxi Service Accused of Stealing Designer Handbags

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‘Franklin & Bash’ Episode Guide (Aug. 27): Taxi Service Accused of Stealing Designer Handbags

“Love is the Drug” (08/27/14) – A driver who works for a crowd-sourced taxi service is accused of stealing celebrity handbags with the help of one of his passengers. Peter and Jared have their work cut out for them when it’s revealed the passenger used a fake identity to book the rides, and left their client to take the fall.

The guys must find the mystery girl and convince her to confess, but when they do, they discover the driver’s crush on her is so debilitating, it’s almost clinical, giving them no choice but to put his neurochemicals on the stand and prove his “crush” is akin to that of a “judgment impairing drug.”

Meanwhile, furious that his caricature has been removed from a local restaurant, Infeld sucker-punches the owner (guest star John Michael Higgins), re-sparking a bitter rivalry. To avoid a costly settlement that could bury him and the firm in debt, Franklin & Bash arrange a more old-school measure to appease the victim: Infeld must take one punch from guest star Mike Tyson.

This episode was directed by David Grossman and written by Bill Krebs.

TNT’s “Franklin & Bash” centers on Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who caused a seismic culture clash when they joined Infeld-Daniels, a legendary, button-down law firm. The patriarch of the firm – the brilliant and eccentrically spontaneous Renaissance man Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell) – hired them because he admires how Jared sticks it to authority every chance he gets and how Peter is able to forge a personal connect with both judge and jury.

Since hanging their shingle at Infeld-Daniels, Peter and Jared have repeatedly butted heads with fellow lawyers, especially Damien Karp (Reed Diamond), who disapproves of their casual style and law-skirting methods. Karp also happens to be Stanton Infeld’s nephew.

“Franklin & Bash” is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais. The show launched on TNT in 2011 and went on to rank as one of basic cable’s Top 5 new series that summer.

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