|Aired||April 28, 2022|
|Ratings||0.715mil - 0.10 (18-49)|
|Synopsis||Cordell needs the help of someone from his past, but can they be trusted? Trey shows James and August a new way to deal with some of life's frustrations.|
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While out on a stakeout together, Cordell and his new partner, Cassie Perez, compare notes on their respective personal lives since the events of the local fair. Cassie is making peace with her relationship with her old captain and unresolved feelings over her missing partner, Miles, while Cordell feels betrayed that Geri seemed to favor the Davidsons instead of his family after he learned about her true parentage. Geri has since left for a girls’ trip as Cordell contemplates his relationship with her moving forward before the two arrest their suspect, who is linked to counterfeiting and crypto heists.
Captain James deduces that the counterfeiting ring is linked to the bank robber gang Cordell infiltrated while working undercover, the Rodeo Kings, with the figure Eric Davies named as the main person of interest. In exchange for an early parole, Twyla Jean, Cordell’s old contact in the Rodeo Kings, agrees to help Cordi investigate the counterfeiting ring, leading to another undercover assignment. Cordell doubts Twyla can be trusted in reuniting with Davies, though Cassie feels that his recent acrimony with Geri is clouding his judgment on the job.
Stella has gotten into college but is worried about the high out-of-state tuition costs as the rest of the Walker family continues searching for a new home and spends time with Colton Davidson, venting her frustrations. The two notice poisonous hemlock starting to overgrow the old Walker ranch and convince Bonham and Dan Miller to temporarily set aside their differences to clear out the harmful brush for the livestock’s sake. The two patriarchs manage to reconcile somewhat as they work together, with Dan observing he is genuinely happy that Bonham is recovering from his recent cancer treatments after losing his own father to cancer years ago.
Captain James reconnects with his ex-wife Kelly James for coffee, with the old couple tacitly resuming their relationship while officially maintaining their marital distance. As James and August commiserate over their recent romantic woes, Trey Barnett decides to help both of them. Trey takes the two men with him to a rage room to work out their pent-up frustrations and be honest with themselves and their struggles. Appreciative of the experience, Larry offers to bring Trey on to perform similar service for the rest of the Rangers under his command before finally reconciling in a heart-to-heart with his ex-wife.
Cordell privately comes clean with Twyla over his suspicious treatment over her just before she appears to betray him and Cassie to Davies. As the two prepare to make off with the money that the Rangers used as bait for the counterfeiters, Twyla reveals that she is actually still working with the Rangers, with Cordell and Cassie overpowering the counterfeiters. Making good on their promise, Twyla is released from prison where she and Cordell forgive each other and prepare for a fresh start completely honest with each other.
- Near the end of the episode, Bonham says "The truth is... Out there (working my family's land)", which is a nod to Mitch Pileggi's portrayal of Skinner on the series X-Files, confirmed by the writer of the episode, David James.
- Zane Holtz, who played Eric Davies, previously worked with Mary-Kate Killilea (Walker costume designer) on the series Make It Or Break It.
Music In Episode
|Song Title||Artist||Scene Info|
|Too Many Roads||Jim Gold||At the coffee shop, James and Kelly have a conversation about their future.|
|Don't Go Home||Pet Dress||At the Side Step, James, Trey, and August talk about girl problems.|
|Raffica - Seq. 4 - Strong Beat||Silvano D'Auria||Cordell and Twyla get ready to enter the country club.|
|Chopinesque||Alex Ballantine & Matt Cooper||At the country club bar, Cordell and Twyla approach their target, Eric Davies.|
|Broke||Akina Adderley||At the country club, Cordi and Twyla negotiate with Eric; Twyla closes the deal.|
|R.E.D.||The Halluci Nation, feat Yasiin Bey, Narcy, and Black Bear||Smash Room montage; Trey, James, and Augie vent.|
|Stand Close||Leatherbag||At the coffee shop, Capt. James tries again with Kelly.|
|Together||Michigander||At the end, Cordell and Twyla make a fresh start.|
- Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker
- Keegan Allen as Liam Walker
- Molly Hagan as Abeline Walker
- Mitch Pileggi as Bonham Walker
- Violet Brinson as Stella Walker
- Kale Culley as August Walker
- Coby Bell as Larry James
- Jeff Pierre as Trey Barnett
- Ashley Reyes as Cassie Perez
- Dave Annable as Dan Miller
- Karissa Lee Staples as Twyla Jean
- Jalen Thomas Brooks as Colton Davidson
- Kearran Giovanni as Kelly James
- Zane Holtz as Eric Davies
- Taye Cannon as Hawk
- Mary Shae Lancaster as Diana
- Donato R. Taylor Jr. as Little Kid
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