Actress and Broadway star Nikki M. James is best known for her Tony-winning performance in The Book of Mormon. However, the thespian is adding director to her resume with episode 305 of The Good Fight.
The fifth episode of the season is Nikki’s first time directing for the series and tackles a variety of topics such as the current pandemic, marital struggles, medical racism, and of course life at a law firm. The imagery used within the episode takes audiences on a journey through the world of Reddick, Boseman, & Kolstad and its intersection with reality. Viewers will be able to notice emotions that feel familiar due to the pandemic such as loneliness, anxiety, and hope.
The episode uses the goals for the post-pandemic world to create a reality many of us long to transition into, while still being aware of the fact that Covid-19 has reshaped it forever. The somewhat poetic nature of filming was not lost on James due to the fact that mask mandates, frequent testing, and social distancing was still required in order to film the episode.
With a background in theater, James was also able to learn from the stars while directing them. The greatest lesson she was able to take from the cast was to give herself grace as a performer. With working together to create episode 5 the storytelling process was extremely collaborative and the creative chemistry can be felt by viewers.
The Good Fight episode 305 will take audiences on a journey through the excitement of the law, the emotions surrounding Covid-19, and of course the diversity of the justice system.