In episode 1 “Stockholm Syndrome”, the TAC team is held hostage by a woman (Christina Jackson) who needs help to get her husband, Gordon Guthrie (Driton Tomaj), free from prison. The main problem was Danny, as an undercover agent, who initially testified against him. This leads to a mock trial to find out if Gordon is really innocent or guilty.
Unfortunately, part of Bull’s strategy to save the team involved smearing Danny’s character during the “trial”. He received a simulated “not guilty” conviction for pointing out that Danny may have used hallucinogens in her testimony and would often upset her by talking to her privately. that.
Bull does it to get his team out of danger, then tells Danny how much he trusts her, but it still feels like an incredibly cruel and manipulative trick. His strategy is entirely based on dumping one of the most important female members of his team, which isn’t a great look for the series anyway considering. “Bull” controversy resolved about sexual harassment. It might just be an exercise so Dr. Bull could get to the end of his game but that arguably makes his cruelty towards Danny even worse.
https://www.looper.com/773802/the-danny-scene-that-went-too-far-on-bull/ The scene where Danny went too far on Bull