Wolf Legarski is alive! Last week, I spoke too soon when I wrote that Ronald and Scarlet killed Wolf during their attempted escape from his prison kennel, because one would assume THAT blunt force trauma would kill a man. I was wrong! Which is annoying because I don’t like being wrong, but not annoying because it means we haven’t gotten rid of the great John Carroll Lynch yet.
Now that Ronald and Scarlet have fled Wolf’s compound with Phoebe, they must act quickly and escape to Anywhere But Big Sky Country. Ronald, badly injured from his struggle with Wolf, is not doing well, and as he weakly talks to Scarlet and Phoebe about his plans to move with them to a cabin in Alaska, the skeptical young Phoebe, who hates Ronald for little fter everything he’s done including all the lies, murders and generally ruining his life, tells her that she dreamed he’s dead. It would seem harsh, but Ronald did a lot of bad things in his time, so maybe that’s just what’s happening to him? Regardless, he tells Phoebe he doesn’t believe in dreams or, as the mother he murdered used to call them, “dirty movies.” cool cool. Nothing to do in therapy here.
Phoebe is my new favorite character on the show. Not only is her mom a killer, but her mom’s boyfriend is too, and she just doesn’t have it. When Scarlet and Phoebe go to the drug store to pick up supplies to bandage Ronald’s wounds, the security guard stops them, correctly assuming they’ve shoplifted.
Scarlet hands him a utility knife and threatens to stab him if he doesn’t let them go while Phoebe watches. I know a thing or two from the only parenting book I’ve read, and it’s not modeling good behavior. While they’re at the store, Ronald, who appeared to be near death a moment ago, gathers the strength to jump out of bed and kill the housekeeper at the motel they’re staying at. Again, not great behavior modeling! When Scarlet returns to find a housekeeper dead and Ronald even closer to death than he was before, they pack up and leave the motel. Phoebe, look away!
Triple agent Travis, who worked with Dietrich, Ren, and state police to investigate all recent drug dealings, was locked in a storm cellar by Dietrich, who was angry after learning that Travis had disregarded his orders to kill T-Lock. When Dietrich threatens to kill Travis, Travis makes a final plea for his life, revealing that he’s actually a cop, and it’s not Dietrich he’s looking for, it’s Ren and Jag Bhuller. Dietrich takes pity on him (or perhaps realizes he can use Travis to his advantage) and ultimately doesn’t kill him.
Jag was arrested by Jenny and brought to the police station to be questioned about the murder of the karate teacher he and his sidekick Dhruv killed last week while searching for Bridger. Jag won’t speak without a lawyer present, but Jenny can tell when someone killed a karate instructor and is trying to hide it. Call it a sixth…sensei. The problem is that when Jenny goes to Bridger to have him identify Jag and Dhruv as the killers, he says he’s never seen them before and denies it could be them. It turns out Ren paid them off to lie so his brother could be freed, and now Bridger’s entire family is about to get the hell out of town. No good deed goes unpunished, and helping Jag break free will come back to bite Ren.
Ren, however, has big plans to stay put and make Montana the new hub of her drug ring, and she employs Tanya to find volunteer truckers who will transport the raw materials Ren will use to turn into synthetic fentanyl and destroy the lives of thousands here in the beautiful mountains. Ren! You are so fun and smart and stylish! Why do you have to insist on contributing to the opioid crisis? If you remember the reason Tanya even got involved in this whole mess is because her boyfriend was the one driving the truck that was carrying all the drugs and money that everyone’s been after all season so she knows the truckers and she coerces one of them, a man named Brice who definitely doesn’t want to participate in what she’s proposing, to become Ren’s new drug mule.
After being released by the police, Jag returns to Ren’s modern house. Architectural Summary AirBNB, where Tanya arrives. Ren isn’t there, but Jag asks Tanya to reveal all of Ren’s big plans regarding setting up his company. Once he learns of his plans, he calls the big gun, his father, the man we’ve only heard of so far but never seen. His father, Verr (Bernard White), arrives with his wife Alicia, played by the ever-lovely Constance Zimmer, and as they return home, Jag explains that Ren is making things difficult for him on the business side, and he goes on to expose Ren’s whole plan to expand their drug empire, taking all the credit. As he pitches the idea to his dad – who loves it – Alicia listens Little shredded pilland while she seems to be following Alanis, you should know that she actually seemed to be listening in on the entire conversation between Jag and Verr.
Last week, Lindor, who had been investigating Wolf’s ranch looking for Ronald, told Cassie he suspected Ronald might have been responsible for her father’s death. At the same time, Jenny is still investigating the murder, and after following a lead on a stolen motorhome, she confirms it was Ronald who stole it. She delivers the message to Cassie while Cassie and Lindor are on their way to Wolf’s ranch. When they arrive, it’s as if it’s deserted, and that’s when they see Wolf…freshly out of the shower. He’s not happy to see their guns drawn on him, but other than that, he’s pretty nice, for a man who also suffers from brain damage.
And now, what about the T-Lock? When we last saw him, he escaped with the bag of money Max and his friends stole, and even though he was caught by Travis, Travis let him go. Now, however, everyone knows T-Lock has the money and they’re all after him and the IT. When Max arrives at her house in the final moments of the episode, it looks like the place has been ransacked, there is blood on the floor, and her mother is nowhere to be found. She calls Jenny for help, but it’s too late. Whoever was in her house is still there, and they grab him, while Jenny listens on the other side.
– Jenny’s rock and roll t-shirt game never ceases to amaze me. This week it was David Lee Roth!
– Bridger’s sister Madison seems to be, at least from the extended close-up of her, the only member of her family who wants to tell the police the truth about what she knows. But the Ryans have all left town, so who knows if she’ll show up!
– What is Alicia’s game? You’re not bringing Constance Zimmer onto your show for a thankless role, so she must have her own plans.
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