One Good Thing

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Title One Good Thing
Episode 2.13
Aired April 7, 2022
Ratings 1.612mil - 0.20 (18-49)
Director Ben Hernandez Bray
Writer Bret VandenBos
Synopsis Geri does her best to keep the Walker family's collective chins up; Walker and Cassie look for any clues to help Bonham in his hour of need.
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Cordell leads his family and the ranch hands to clear out the Walker family home and ranch as they vacate the property to relinquish it to the Davidsons. The ranchers are understandably displeased that they were not informed that the Walkers were wagering their livelihood over some family feud. This happens while Liam Walker moves to defend his father in a pre-trial hearing regarding the death of Marv. Though Liam is successful in getting Denise Davidson removed as prosecutor due to an obvious conflict of interest, Bonham's bail is denied and he remains behind bars.

After meeting with Bonham in prison, Abeline reveals to her sons that Marv and Gale's youngest child, who was presumed dead, is secretly alive. This fosters suspicion in Cordell, even as Captain James and Cassie Perez find motive for one of the Davidsons’ shady ranch hands -- a man named Nate Smith -- to be involved in the fatal fire. The revelation clouds Cordell's judgment when he and Cassie approach Nate, resulting in the old rancher going on the defensive and becoming uncooperative.

Denise visits Cordell and tacitly warns him that getting Cassie involved in the investigation could endanger her career. Cassie has quietly been keeping tabs on Nate since their tense conversation earlier, believing that he's planning to leave town in the face of heightened scrutiny. Nate approaches Geri Broussard at the Side Step with something important to tell her, with Cordell arriving just in time to hear the conversation.

Years ago, when Geri was struggling with a serious heart condition as a child, her father Frank and Nate decided to rob the Davidsons to pay for her life-saving medical treatment. When the accidental barn fire began, Marv had caught Frank in the act, resulting in Frank apparently killing Marv. Nate discloses that Bonham actually attempted to break into the barn to save Marv, but he was unsuccessful. As Geri reacts emotionally to Nate’s story, Cordell figures out that she is actually the long-lost Davidson child whom Abby was referring to earlier.

While Geri processes this shocking discovery, Cordell joins his mother to help clear out the last of the ranch and home. Abby is surprised to learn that Geri was the missing child in question -- but points out that at least the news about her true parentage came from Cordell. With Nate’s testimony, Bonham is released from prison and welcomed back by his family. As this family reunion happens, Geri has a fateful encounter of her own. She meets with her biological mother Gale -- who tells her that Abby knew the truth about her all along -- as mother and daughter finally reconnect.[1]


Jared's parents
  • In the beginning of the episode, when the Walker family is in court, Jared Padalecki's real parents can be seen in the background for a few shots, as confirmed during Jared's livetweeting.[2]

Music In Episode

Song Title Artist Scene Info
Give Me a Song Stevie Weinstein-Foner Cordell talks to the ranch hands and the family packs up.
Should Have Been Alex Maas At the Side Step, August talks with Geri about the family drama.
Lost the War Western Youth (Feat. Jaimee Harris) At the Side Step, Cordell and Geri talk about what has changed.
All Around the World Susto The Walker family has breakfast tacos; Geri talks to Gale.


Lead/Recurring Characters

Guest Stars

  • Abel Becerra as Judge Esquivel
  • Avery Rodriguez as Young Geri Broussard
  • Ben Browder as Nate Smith
  • Demetrius Frazier as Buff Ranch Hand
  • Felipe Palomo Jr. as Frank
  • Melanie San Millan as Doctor
  • Steve Corder as Old Ranch Hand

Episode Stills

Rebecca Brenneman/The CW

Episode Transcript

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