You need to grasp the bull by the horns – please excuse the unintentional pun – if you’re going to deal with Covid successfully. You can’t imagine it away. We’ve had a longer than usual time waiting for our favourite television shows to return. First because their last season was cut short, and then because they of necessity had to have a late start; working out what to do, and how to do it.
Bull looks as if it’s got it right. You could see how Bull’s thoughts whirred as he worried about whether he’d have a company to continue his work. How to pay his staff, and how to have trials and for him to perform his magic in them.
And as Jason Bull thinks about his future, you see Michael Weatherly thinking the same thoughts. Or so I believe. Bull is his baby, and after four years seemed to be growing up and doing fine. But can he go on being Bull on the screen? Is it going to be possible?
Well, I don’t know, obviously. But we meet the actors/Bull’s employees as they do nothing all spring/summer/autumn. And they wear masks, just like the rest of us. They don’t know. Neither the actors nor the characters know how this will pan out. Just like the rest of us.
So I liked the realism of the masked people not knowing what to expect from life from now on. And I liked what they did with the first two episodes of Bull, season five. Filming will take longer, there will be more gaps and I assume the whole of season five will be rather short.
But thank you for trying and for making a good job of this uncertainty. We’ll be here waiting for your episodes when they are done. (But please no more John Fogerty/Michael Weatherly soundtracks.)