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Recap / Bull S 2 E 2 Already Gone

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Season 2, Episode 2

Directed by Peter Werner

Written by Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka, Sarah H Haught, Marissa Matteo, & H Park

Already Gone

A young man is charged with murder for helping his terminally ill girlfriend end her life. Bull decides to help and put Benny on the case, but learns that Benny's religious beliefs clash with the client's actions.
  • Driven to Suicide: The client's girlfriend couldn't deny unwanted brain surgery due to being a minor and her mother's insistence on wanting her to live, so she plotted for the client to help her out of the hospital she was kept in so that she could give herself an uninterrupted lethal injection.
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  • Fate Worse than Death: The client's girlfriend needed brain surgery in order to save her life. However, she had an online friend that entered a permanent near-comatose state after the same operation, which she saw as even worse.
  • Murder by Inaction: The boyfriend didn't stick the needle in his girlfriend's arm, but he helped get her in a situation where she could do it to herself, leading to the trial to see if this trope applies.
  • The Scapegoat: Benny eventually realizes (and incorporates into his closing argument) that their client is this; the girlfriend was the one that chose to end her own life, and he shouldn't be blamed for her actions.
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