Season 5, Episode 1
Directed by Glenn Gordon Caron
Written by Glenn Gordon Caron
My CoronaAs the COVID-19 lockdown becomes prolonged and jury trials continue to be postponed, Bull begins to worry if he can pay his staff and keep his office open any longer. An opportunity arises when a representative from LDI, a company that uses software to assist landlords in background checks for potential tenants, says they are being sued by multiple people who were denied apartments because others with the same or similar names had background issues. Desperate for a paying client, Bull takes the case, but soon learns the jury will be remote and TAC can only hear them, not see them. Bull becomes convinced that a juror Marissa does not want is the key to winning the case, but he cannot explain why. After the case seems unwinnable and is sure to go to a settlement, Bull insists he wants to meet that juror. When he does, the juror looks just like Izzy. Bull then awakes from a five-day slumber, having recovered from his own bout with COVID-19, and realizes the entire LDI trial was a dream. When Benny enters the room, he tells Bull that New York will be resuming jury trials. Bull immediately asks about jurors, and learns they will be present in the courtroom, wearing masks and sitting at least six feet apart.
- All Just a Dream: The events of the episode turn out to be Bull's, while he's recovering from exposure to COVID-19.
- Mistaken Identity: LDI is being sued because it's misidentifying applicants whose names are similar to people with criminal histories.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic heavily influenced the way this season's episodes were shot, as well as the episodes' plots themselves, with this one being the most obvious.
- Sudden Musical Ending: The episode ends with the main cast doing a lip dub to "How Can I Be Sure" by The Young Rascals as the sets are dismantled to show how the series is being produced during the COVID-19 pandemic.