On Tuesday's episode of Bull, the team handles a case involving a female pilot who's the sole survivor of a plane crash and is being sued for negligence. Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his colleagues know that the key to getting the jury on her side is to rule out any prejudices the jurors may have against her — even if they don't realize it.

"The data shows that when it comes to female pilots, there's a clear gender bias," Marissa (Geneva Carr) notes. "It's subconscious."

Carr tells TVGuide.com that this episode in particular resonated with her, and notes the significance of it airing 24 hours after the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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"The writers are writing about what's happening now. The election — however you feel and whatever way you're going to vote, gender bias is a conversation that's happening," Carr says. "We're not pointing fingers. We're just illuminating something. ... That was really important to [executive producer] Dr. Phil, to just open up the conversation. I think this episode will, and it's timely."

Check out the exclusive clip above to get a sneak peek at the strategy Bull comes up with to win the jury over.

Bull airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS.

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