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Recap / Bull S 1 E 2 "The Woman In 8D"

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Season 1, Episode 2

Directed by Douglas Aarniokski

Written by Elizabeth Peterson, Thomas Wong, Mark Goffman, & David Wilcox

The Woman in 8D

When a female pilot is accused of negligence after her flight crashes, Bull and his team come up against some gender biases.

  • Amoral Attorney: The lawyer provided by the airline is actually being paid to convince the pilot to accept blame for the crash.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: At one point, it's argued that the female pilot was having a tryst with her co-pilot that impacted her abilities, but it turns out the co-pilot was dating a different woman.
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  • Title Drop: The woman in 8D refers to the woman the copilot was seeing.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Towards the end, the female pilot considers giving up because she's second-guessing herself, but Bull convinces her to relive the crash in a simulator and continue fighting for her goals.
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