So Help Me Todd – Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” Recap & Review
Todd works as a private detective who has a job in Portland. He works for part-time medical insurance firms to ensure that claims don’t go out in a scandal. He’s certainly not a villain.
In the first scene in the opening scene of So Help Me Todd episode 1, we witness Todd realize that Betty did indeed fake an injury in order to obtain her insurance payout, and let her go when he discovers that she has children. His mom, Margaret she is also an accomplished lawyer. She owns her own firm and is constantly reminding Todd not to disturb his sister Allison. Todd lives with her sister in her husband’s garage.
Harry the husband of Margaret goes off to a new location as the couple moves into the new home. Margaret has been representing Cecelia’s daughter Kim who is a victim in the trial of murder. Because the prosecutor was told to rest following a serious concussion which put the trial in limbo. However, Margaret assures Kim that the trial will begin with any trial on Monday. When Todd is trying to send the check to Margaret to pay the amount that he “owes” to her Margaret is worried and tells him that she’s not able to find Harry. He suffers from Parkinson’s disease and was missing for five hours. His father took his own life due to brain cancer. However, Todd is learning the whole thing just now.
With his knowledge, Todd is able to locate Harry’s address – which was changed from the credit card company to a residence located in Gresham. They get to the address and wait for a move. In a conversation, Margaret reveals Kim’s case to Todd however his prosecutor’s (Christopher) story appears suspicious to him. After some investigation and investigation, he comes across an uploaded video by the daughter of the prosecutor, where he appears to be enjoying himself. Margaret believes that the State has hidden evidence and runs to the courthouse in the area. Margaret’s suspicions prove correct.
The Prosecution has the witness’s identity without disclosing anything about it to Margaret. Todd determines that this witness may have a recording in which he is expected to testify before the court after he has read the details of the form. The cameras he put before the Gresham address begin to blast. The video shows, however, they see a bizarre man holding a newborn baby. What’s happening?
Todd is paired up with Lyle an employee of Margater’s at work, to aid. However, Lyle is too rigid to grasp what is happening and does not appreciate Todd. The former PI encounters Susan their ex-girlfriend of her at the office. He notices the band on her finger; she’s engaged to a man named Peter. Todd exposes the Gresham home to Susan and asks Susan’s help. Susan agrees, and the information indicates that it is a lease owned by a company. Todd is able to observe Kim’s discussions with Margaret and hears some conversations regarding guns.
Todd explores his background to discover the identity of this man. He is Tomas the man who was holding the child. His name is the landlord, and Harry will be his tenant. Allison is inviting Todd and Margaret to dinner at her home. Laurence Todd’s gay brother cannot be there. However, his companion is present. Laurence serves as the chief of staff to Governor Oregon. Margaret discovers that Todd is “spying” on her clients and becomes angry with Todd for his actions. They engage in a heated debate during which it is revealed that Todd’s father had died, and Margaret did not stay at home but was off to work. Todd was left to take care of the issue.
Margaret is gone and Todd’s anger increases. bitter. Todd phoned Tomas for an FBI Agent, and he answers his phone with a voicemail. He reveals that his client’s name doesn’t mean Harry but someone who’s a magician. The next day, Allison drives Todd to the shop of magicians. It appears Allison too is experiencing marital issues. When Todd enters the shop, he spots an article about a journalist in the window. The story states that the magician went missing at sea just a few months ago, and was believed to be dead.
If a package arrives at the door, Todd hides across the street to see who will pick the package up. He sees a sign on the street which reads “Multnomah Parking Garage”, and then recalls the location where Kim’s boss was killed. Todd removes a device from the bag and goes to the garage to look into it. His deductive skills are actually well-done which leads him straight to Convention Centre. He arrives at Margaret’s office, where he tells Margaret about an expo that was held for the tiny dashboard cameras in the evening. He believes that a German person needed to use”the “murder lot” due to the fact that the Convention parking lot was full. He put a camera in Kim’s boss’s car.
It was only after the prosecutor’s made the filings did they see this particular detail and contacted the person. The theory, however, is a bit shaky. The gadget in Todd’s package detects motion and the mother and son duo find it. They meet Morris whose father is also known as Morris one of the men who perished at the sea. Morris isn’t aware of Harry however his wife does and works as an attorney. She isn’t willing to divulge details, and Margaret discovers something inside the boxes and goes to leave. She’s taken Harry’s laptop out of the box that also contains several other items from his collection. In fact, Harry has contracted to end his life, as it appears and they’re giving away his possessions in the form of “goodwill”.
When he is looking through his junk email, Todd stumbles across a receipt that allows redemption of mileage for air travel. It states that Todd will be boarding a plane to somewhere else the next day at 10:00 am. However, Margaret is required to attend court. Todd is able to come up with an idea – an earpiece. While on the phone she hears an announcer making the final call to board the plane to Iceland. She informs Todd that the destination was on their bucket list of his, and could be where he is going. He’s not able to pass through security, however, he spots Betty from the opening sequence and requests her to repay the favor. Betty gives him her uniform and he’s allowed to take the plane.
Christopher describes the person, and Todd’s suspicion was correct. It’s a foreign national who is in the city to attend the convention. Todd notices Harry and confronts Harry. Harry states that even though he has some time the time is up and he’s going to leave Margaret. Margaret is too strict and harsh with Harry. Insisting on dying was a con. Todd defends the mother of his son, and it is pleasing to her. In the courtroom, the prosecution plays the video footage that was captured by the camera. It appears as if Kim was there, and indeed with an assault weapon. However, Margaret feels something isn’t quite right when she glances at Kim’s mom Not sad or surprised.
Harry discloses to Todd the fact that Margaret has been trying to reinstate his license over the past two years, something Harry didn’t realize. Margaret uses tricks to trick Cecelia into confessing that it was her gun shown in the video. She was only trying to get him to be scared. Margaret gets Todd from the airport jail and wins the case. Nicki and Kim’s dad actually took Kim’s gun, but Cecilia knew where it was. Margaret is extremely impressed by his work as a detective and, since Nadia is currently on maternity leave she hires him for a short period of time as her investigator in her company.
The Episode Review
The new CBS drama leaves viewers with mixed feelings at the final. In terms of pilots, they are worthy of getting some decent reviews. In other words, only episode 2 will give clarity on the definitive conclusion.
Skylar Astin as well as Marcia Gay Harden both give an excellent account of themselves, as do the writers using an ingenuous plan to create the film’s cinematic universe. We’re sure that it’ll be a 13-part show that will air every week, which gives the actors ample time to play with their fascinating characters. So Help me Todd certainly has a lot of similarities to the Flight Attendant. It’s this combination of dark and sarcastic comedy with serious-minded drama moments that are growing in popularity.
Certain negatives that immediately shout out at you could be quickly rectified. Dramatic scenes are introduced too fast. They don’t have time to soak within the scenes, losing consistency and continuity. The dialogues were uninteresting lines that had no emotion or were dramatic. The actors are skilled and have established pedigree.
I’m pretty confident that by directing the show with more direction, and consistent writing, they’ll be able to accomplish what they’re trying to achieve. The pilot did a great job plotting and tapping into the classic drama tropes effectively. The pilot teases us somewhat when the mother confesses in the end, but it’s an acceptable performance overall.
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