My idea for Memo 618 in season 5 of Good Fight
After giving some thought to the plot of season 4 I decided to write a post about how would I handle the Memo plot point in season 5 if I were to write it :D I'll share some loose concepts and ideas, in the end it will probably turn into some sort of sketch for an episode of season 5, at least it did in my head. It may be written in a bit chaotic way and with some spelling errors so excuse me those in advance:
With the actors playing Boseman and Luca leaving the show I really don't see much left of the original spirit of the show, let alone The Good Wife's spirit, aside from Diane. It felt like there was maybe 15 minutes of Julius Cane's scenes in season 4 in total! They always sped through them, but that's just the issue with the show's pacing now I think. I think David Lee should be promoted into a member of the main cast to replace Boseman, every scene with Lee is just gold because of his attitude.
Since Lucca is about to be gone, I'd say all the scenes with Bianca where she was forming the friendship were completely pointless in the long run. Unless the goal was to have a happy ending for Luca where she gets to meet someone rich to have a chance to win money in poker to have a happily-ever-after life offscreen. However if we are more ambitious than that then how about we get Bianca involved into the story now, to grant some meaning to her character by tieing her to the main plot? We got plenty of "evil" rich characters in the show now, all these related to Laurie and more unnamed ones behind the memo, so how about giving a positive role to Bianca? She uses her money and connections to find out what the memo is and then contacts Lucca's friends to help them out get rid of it/expose it.
I liked how everyone assumed a trial never happened because of the Memo 618, brilliant move on Diane's part IMO. And that got me thinking: why not take it one step further? If nothing that happens on the memo'ed trial matters because it was uncomfortable to rich people, then what if non-rich people used it against them?
So basically in episode 7 we were introcuded to the woman writing trials into records who discovered what the memo is. My idea is for the main cast to use the data she acquired to analyze the cases that got memo'ed to find common links. By doing so someone (like Marissa maybe) will discover a condition that needs to be met in order for the memo to arrive, for example key phrases/words/names of people involved or events referenced, kinda like with the NSA episodes or a certain eastern-asian country's goverment trying to censor historical things they don't like. Then our gang looks for prosecutors who had their cases dissapear and contact one that was frustrated about it offering him a deal to expose this practice. Sounds like a good reason to get Colin back to the show, please? :D
Remember how Will was being investigated in Good Wife's season 3 because of the basketball games he had with judges and Wendy Scott Car was in charge of the investigation? All the people they called started referencing State's Attorney to deter jury's attention. Or how Reddick-Boseman-Lockhart was investigated by Mike Kresteva so they would stop sueing police for brutality and people being questioned in front of the jury kept saying the founders were black to make guys uncomfortable and make it seem like they're racist for pursuing this? Let's do this one more time, this time against the memo.
So now to the main point of my post. Let's connect all the dots together in one scene: Diane and David make a deal with Bianca where they sue her for whatever reason just for the sake of giving her a chance to use the memo. David Lee goes into court against the prosecutor they introduced into the memo conspiracy, and with some black judge in charge (how about that corrupt judge girlfriend of Boseman, that will mean their scenes in season 4 will have some conclusion despite her bf leaving the show) and in his speech he starts referencing the red flags, key words/phrases that are not very relevant to the case. The judge gets uncomfortable knowing what's coming if nobody reacts, so she turns to the prosecutor asking something like:
"Mr Brody, I assume you are going to object on the grounds of relevance?" But he's like: "Nah, I'm good your honor."
This goes on for a couple of minutes as Diane, David and the prosecutor press on the the case with the prosecutor not objecting. The judge gets impatient and instructs the defense to stop talking about that one thing, so they start making references to another thing on their list, they mention things unimportant to Bianca's case that were used in the past cases that got memo'ed just to shed some light upon them again. And all of that is going into the record, which obviously throws the she-judge off the track (i'm sorry i forgot her name). There is a guy on the court room who makes a phone call (maybe that "visitor" fella? the one that crazily rode a car with no license plates whom marisa&jay chased) and there we go, a minute later someone walks in with an envelope and hands it over to the judge. Bianca, being a rich person she is, requested memo 618 to be used to avoid some uncomfortable investigation into her buisness. As this was the moment they were expecting and the judge says that the trial is over, Diane asks outloud about "Memo 618" and asks if we're done here yet again, just like the last time this happened to her trial in season 4. Judge obviously means to immediately end everything but then David Lee stands up, says he has a motion, and blurts out the biggest and juiciest f-bomb and n-word filled speech he's been holding onto since The Good Wife began (when Julius spoke up against him in season 2) (they would probably BEEP half of the words out, hah!). The judge is completely stunned to be a victim of such an attack and orders Lee to be held in contempt. Obviously that was their plan, kinda like when Will angered military woman judge to get a continuance for Alicia or when Jay acted up to avoid deportation. Diane then proclaims they need a continuance due to her co-councelor being taken away off the case, which the judge agrees to, completely forgetting that the memo card was played. And we maybe may even add some charges upon Lee on the grounds of racism/insulting the judge or something, so that there will be a reference to these things taking place, thus getting the trial on the record outside of the court house because of the fine/arrest. Or maybe there will be tv reporters on the benches in the back because Bianca made a fuss about the case in the media. Either way all the dirty memo stuff got into the record now! And boom, the system got fooled, now a real and official investigation may begin. The judge looks back and remembers the memo she's holding in her hand and is like "oh. fk..."
From then on a shitstorm can start happening, Bianca callling "visitor" guy and/or his boss while getting all steamed up with the case she desired to be gone not getting cancelled, female judge gets in trouble and put on her way of becoming an uber driver, rich guys behind memo are now at a risk of having their privilege exposed, and so on. Now after Bianca's pressure the trial actually gets memo'ed despite everything that happened, which reveals to the society that anything that happens during a memoed trial doesn't matter so suddenly various accused people, after a hint from their defense lawyers, start acting up knowing they will not be held responsible anyway, exactly like the guy from episode 2 on Julius' first case as a judge. David Lee goes out of arrest to see the world of law thrown into chaos :P And things slowly go back to normal as memo 618 gets exposed and is never used again.
And then I dunno, some actual writer could pick up from here :D Maybe Bianca could buy the firm out of Laurie's grasp so that we get a happy ending of sorts. She'd need to spend a LOT of money but would not mind that because of the lessons about money that her friendship with Lucca have taught her.
So that's how I would handle this plotline. What do you think? :D
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27 Things You Need If You Live And Breathe Drama
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