13x03 - Rearview Mirror

AMY: Previously on "Heartland" So have you two read Kirk's latest post?

Still blames you and Amy for everything, but he did stop short of calling you murderers.

Well, great.

Maybe we should put that on a brochure: "Bring your horse to Heartland.

They're not murderers.

" Don't worry so much about what that lunatic says.

Business will pick up, you'll see.

Lou?

Mitch.

- What're you doing here?

- I'm still in love with you.

LUKE: That's so sad.

She was only 17.

Who's June?

It's time we headed back.

(WIND BLOWS)

(LATCH CLICKS, DOOR CREAKS)

(DOOR THUMPS HEAVILY)

(DOOR THUMPS HEAVILY, LUKE GASPS)

Whoa (FOOTSTEPS THUNK ON STAIRS)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)

(LAUGHS)

So Katie's trying to use all these French words she learned in Paris, but we're in Venice, and nobody can understand a thing she's saying.

There's a dungeon under the house!

You're talking about the root cellar?

There's all this cool stuff and Jack, Jack, look what I found!

See?

Same as the name on the gravestone in the cemetery.

(ANGRY)

That isn't yours.

You don't touch that.

What're you doing going down in the cellar anyway?!

You wanna get trapped down there?!

Are you nuts?!

I don't know why it wasn't locked.

Bye-bye.

(SCREEN DOOR BANGS SHUT, DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

JUNE: Why did you hit him?!

FATHER: You think your brother should get away with this?

Just dropping that kind of news on us?

Selfish punk!

This is what he wants to do.

Why can't you just let him live his own life!

(SCREEN DOOR SNAPS SHUT)

Hey!

You okay?

Jack (DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

And at the break of day You sank into Your dream You dreamer Oh, oh, oh, oh You dreamer You dreamer Well, it's good to see you back, Lou.

Amy, I'm gonna put Lyndy down for her nap, okay?

- Thanks.

- Come here.

(LYNDY GIGGLES)

I'm sorry I went down there.

It just looked so cool.

- You should've asked someone.

- I said I'm sorry.

- Why is this such a big deal?

- It's not, okay?

Look, the reason Grampa freaked out on you It's not about you.

Who was June anyways?

She was Grampa's sister.

He didn't like her or something?

No, it's nothing like that.

At least, I don't think so.

Well, I'm gonna go up to my room.

Could you not leave your toothbrush out on the sink?

It's disgusting.

Hey.

Hey, you.

What was that about?

You have been so rude to Luke since we got home.

- What's going on?

- He got Georgie's room.

We talked about this.

Luke needs his own room.

It's part of the deal when you have a foster kid.

And I get to live in a nursery.

- Really fair, mom.

- Ah (HORSE GRUNTS)

Ringo looks great, doesn't he?

- Yeah, he's gorgeous.

- I'm glad you think so.

I saw him at an auction and I just had to have him.

Oh, sounds like you've got a plan.

I do.

Me and one of the guys from the rodeo school are gonna enter the Hudson Roping Jackpot this weekend.

Wow!

Jumping right in, huh?

I would love to have a big, shiny new buckle and a big fat cheque to show Tim when he gets back.

All right, well, chuck him in the box and we'll see what he can do.

Okay.

(GATES CLANK OPEN, RINGO WHINNIES NERVOUSLY)

(STEER BELLOWS)

- Whoa!

Easy!

Calm down!

Easy!

- Whoa, okay, okay.

Whoa - Let's go.

Let's take him out of the box, see if he can calm down out here.

Hey, hey Whoa easy, boy.

Okay, that was not great.

I don't know what happened.

He was so relaxed at the auction.

He obviously doesn't like the box.

No.

I've seen a ton of YouTube videos.

He's done this a million times.

- Weird.

- Okay, let's try it again.

No.

That was way too out of control.

We should talk to Amy before we do anything else with him.

Hey Yeah, of course, Georgie.

I would love to.

You just tell Jade to bring her horse by and I'll have a look.

Okay.

'Kay, bye.

(PHONE BEEPS OFF)

Wow, you seem excited.

Yeah, well, Jade's having an issue with her horse.

Okay, that's sounds bad.

I don't mean it like But you miss working with horses.

(SIGHS)

I really do.

You know this is gonna blow over, right?

Come on, Amy, this online troll is not gonna take you guys down.

(SCREEN DOOR BANGS SHUT)

It's just a blip.

- Hey!

- Hey!

- I missed you.

- I missed you.

(LOU GIGGLES)

(CLEARS THROAT)

- (CLEARS THROAT)

Sorry.

- Ah, it's, it's just, it's It's been awhile.

Um I should probably get back to work.

I just wanted to pop in - and say welcome back and - Okay.

I'll see you at dinner tonight.

- All right.

- Okay.

Sounds good.

(SCREEN DOOR OPENS)

Hey, hey, kiddo!

- Great to be home?

- Oh yeah, really great.

Wow!

She's not even a teenager yet.

All right, I uh I gotta get back to work.

Okay.

What was that about?

She's upset about sharing a room.

Uh, Lou, I'm talking about you and Mitch - when Katie walked in.

- (SIGHS)

You haven't told her yet?

You said you were gonna do that - on your trip.

- I know, I was.

But I've been reading all these articles, okay, and they say it's not good to introduce your child to your new partner too early.

It can confuse them.

And I just I wanna wait until Mitch and I have more direction.

So you're just gonna keep sneaking around forever.

I know, it's awkward, but we're just gonna keep it under wraps at least for now.

Okay.

Good luck with that.

(LOCK CLICKS)

(JACK EXHALES)

CALEB: I didn't know you had a cellar.

Make moonshine down there?

So what'd you wanna see us about?

Well, it's time to hook up Stumpy's team and bring those hay bales in from the field.

- Old school!

- Yeah, that's how we do it here.

It's tradition.

Now, I've got Mitch, but with Tim away I need a couple extra hands.

Well, sure, I'm in.

Mm I guess.

But just to be up front, what're you paying?

Two quarts of my moonshine.

- He's kidding, right?

- (CHUCKLES)

He's gotta be kidding.

Good boy - Come on.

Good.

- Nice looking horse!

Yeah, too bad he totally blew up our first practice run.

- Really?

- Yeah, big time.

I was there.

Yeah, and we're entered into the Hudson Jackpot this weekend, so I'm really hoping Amy can figure out what's going on.

What, you can't get your money back?

I tried.

The guy said he was fine when I bought him.

Have you ever heard of a Jamie Wilcox?

Yes, I have.

If you'd asked me about him before you bought this horse I would've told you to stay clear.

Sorry?

Why wouldn't I buy a horse from him?

He's a broker.

That's what he does.

No, I had a friend who bought a horse from him about a year ago.

She swears he was a completely different horse when he got home - complete basket case.

She's sure that Jamie sedated or buted the horse before auction.

Maybe he did the same thing with Ringo.

Hey, Ty, can you do some bloodwork?

Maybe we can see if there's anything.

Yeah.

The bute could've cleared his system, but it's worth a shot.

Good boy.

Come on.

(LYNDY BABBLES)

So uh looks like you all have everything in hand here.

I'm gonna hit the sack.

It's an early morning.

Okay.

You say good night to G. G. .

- Good night.

- Good night, honey.

'Night, Luke.

'Night.

Hey, I'm sorry about this morning.

I shouldn't have yelled at you, but I just didn't want you to get hurt is all.

I won't go down there ever again.

I promise.

- Uh, good night, Jack.

- Yeah.

And thank you for inviting me to your welcome back to Hudson dinner.

- Yeah, thanks for coming.

- Yeah, of course.

Uh, all right.

I uh you know, I'll see you later.

- Okay.

- See you, guys.

- See ya.

- Yeah, bye, Mitch.

(YAWNS)

This jet lag is killing me.

You must be so tired too, hey?

Let's get ready for bed.

Good night, guys.

- Good night.

(CHUCKLES)

- (LYNDY GIGGLES)

(SIGHS)

(DOOR CREAKS SHUT)

- Hey!

- Hey!

What took you so long?

- I had to tuck Katie in.

- Okay.

- Can I help you?

- No, take this.

- You okay?

- Both: Whoa!

(GRUNTING)

Ow, ow.

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

Ungh!

(RELIEVED SIGH)

(CHUCKLES)

(APPROACHING FOOTSTEPS)

You guys are ridiculous.

What're you talking about?

I just watched Mitch sneak out of your window and into the bushes.

He stayed the night?

Shhh!

Oh, come on, you guys are like a couple of teenagers.

Hey, would keep it down?

Really.

How long do you think you can keep this up for?

(LAUGHS)

(APPROACHING FOOTSTEPS)

Hey.

Hey.

I got the blood results back.

Anything there?

No.

But remember, there was enough time for a drug to clear his system.

I just don't get it.

He seems so uncomfortable.

But Jade said he was fine when she bought him.

Yeah, well, the blood test results are clean, so Hey!

I hear you're collecting bales tomorrow.

Yes, you are correct.

Okay, so what did I do wrong?

Pardon me?

Well, I helped out last time.

So I must've done something wrong, since you didn't ask me.

- No, you did fine.

- Okay, good.

'Cause I'd like to help out again.

You know, I appreciate the offer, but I've already got a full crew.

But it was so much fun last time, Jack.

Well, it's not supposed to be fun.

It's a lot of hard work.

Yeah, and I'm up for it.

(SIGHS HEAVILY)

I've-I've got four people right now and that is the perfect number.

Okay.

Fine.

Next time.

(CLUCKS TONGUE)

(HOOVES THUD, RINGO GRUNTS)

(CLUCKS TONGUE)

Good boy, Ringo.

He seems to be taking all my cues.

Yeah, he was like that with me too.

(HOOVES THUD)

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

What're you doin', sis?

What does it look like?

(CLUCKS HER TONGUE)

I'm fixing your horse.

Who says Scout needs fixin'?

Me.

I've been watching you guys rodeo every weekend.

And we've been doing pretty darn good.

Yeah, well pretty darn good won't cut it down south.

So I'll make you a deal.

Oh yeah?

What might that be?

I'll get him in shape so you can actually have a chance to win some money down there.

And when you do, you take me to the Grand Ole Opry.

All right, you're on.

(CHUCKLES, SPITS, HANDS CLAP)

(CHUCKLES, DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

I'll go get the rope and get him ready to go.

Thanks (VOICE FADES OUT)

He seems a little off, doesn't he?

Yeah, there's definitely something going on.

Yeah, you should see him coming out of the box.

Hmm.

Well, let's try to track the dummy and see if we can figure it out.

(ATV STARTS UP, RINGO GRUNTS NERVOUSLY)

Ringo, hey, hey, hey, hey just settle down.

(ATV RUMBLES AWAY, AMY CLUCKS HER TONGUE)

Hey, whoa!

Whoa!

Whoa, whoa!

Hey!

(RINGO WHINNIES)

Come.

Settle, settle, settle, settle.

Hey, hey, hey, you're fine.

Ho ho What the heck is up him?

(RINGO GRUNTS)

I have a hunch, and I don't think it has anything to do with being in the box.

Well, now I'm sure Ringo was buted at the auction.

There's a few vertebrae out of place.

Well, that doesn't sound good.

It's not.

It causes a lot of pain in his back, makes it hard to move.

So that would explain why he blew up when I roped the steer dummy.

Okay, well, what about all the spinning in the box?

Maybe it's the anticipation.

You know, in his condition, roping is like torture to him and the box is where it starts.

Great.

I got a roping horse that can't rope.

Well, he doesn't have to retire just yet.

You know, his condition is easily managed.

- Really?

- Yeah.

I mean, I'll call Cassandra, get her to do some chiropractic work, maybe some acupuncture.

And you think that'll fix it?

Well, with some regular massage, I think he'll be just fine.

But this condition is gonna need ongoing treatment.

Which will cost a fortune.

Well, at least I can show you the massage part.

(BOOTS GRUNTS, HOOVES THUD)

- Nice going, Luke!

- Thanks!

(BOOTS GRUNTS, HOOVES THUD)

Wow, you're doing really well!

Where did you learn how to ride?

Jack taught me.

Wanna see us gallop?

Uh, maybe just stick to a lope.

Yeah, since you're just a beginner.

Can you ride?

I've grown up on a ranch, so yeah.

Right.

Of course.

It's just that I've never seen you on a horse.

I've been on plenty.

Wanna take a turn on Boots?

Maybe you can give me a few pointers?

Hey, that's a great idea.

Nah, I'm kinda busy.

Maybe some other time.

'Kay.

This is ridiculous.

What's happening, buddy?

Hey, man.

Look at this.

All these new posts bashing Amy and I, - and they all sound the same.

- What, you think this guy is writing reviews under different names?

I'm positive these are all Kirk.

I mean, it was bad enough for our business when the ranch was under quarantine, even though that wasn't our fault - and we did everything right.

- He just won't let it go?

Man, that's brutal.

So not fair.

You know who else is really gnawing at me?

- Jamie Wilcox.

- Ugh.

Me too.

He sold Ringo to Jade with a back condition, and now she's gotta cover the cost of ongoing treatment.

Man, we can't let this sleazebag get away with this.

Yeah, but I don't know what we can do though.

He can just say he didn't know about the back condition, and there was no trace of bute in his blood.

You sure about that?

Yeah, I know how to read a lab report.

What if you made a mistake just this one time?

What if Ringo did test positive for bute.

What?

Jamie would be trapped into telling the truth.

He might even give Jade her money back.

Caleb, are you nuts?

Amy and I are trying to rebuild our reputation.

I'm not gonna lie about test results.

Wilcox is the one who's lying!

Caleb, I wanna get this guy as bad as you do, but not like that.

'Kay, fine.

All right.

We're not letting this go though.

(STRESSED EXHALE)

(BIRDS CHIRP)

Okay, so should I take notes or something?

No.

You're gonna do this with me.

Come on, I'll show you.

It's not that hard.

(CHUCKLES)

So you wanna work in circular motions, okay?

You wanna put a nice amount of pressure in there.

(RINGO GRUNTS, RELAXED)

Look, he likes it.

(CHUCKLES)

Bring it down his spine.

- Wanna switch?

- Okay.

(RINGO GRUNTS, RELAXED)

Hey, buddy?

You like it?

(RINGO GRUNTS, RELAXED)

(INSECTS BUZZ, HORSE WHINNIES)

(BIRDS CHIRP)

(HAMMERING THUMPS)

JUNE: He said yes!

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH, HAMMERING THUMPS)

- He said yes.

- What're you talking about?

Dad says I can drive the stone boat.

Really.

A girl doing ranch work?

- Doesn't sound like Dad.

- He's got no choice.

You're going to Nashville and it's a two-man job.

Sorry, it's a two-person job now.

Never driven a stone boat before.

I'll figure it out.

You did.

(CHUCKLES)

Maybe I oughta stick around for another week, help out.

I'd have to miss the first rodeo, but - Don't you dare.

- Why?

Don't go getting cold feet.

Dad was too afraid to leave this ranch, take any chances.

Look what it's done to him.

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

(CLUCKS TONGUE)

Get up.

(AMY CHUCKLES, ATV RUMBLES)

Wow, he is so smooth!

Now we just have to continue doing this forever.

Well, it is gonna be an ongoing routine, but the pain is gone.

So can we do an actual run?

I think that's enough for today.

We made some great progress.

But hey, how 'bout tomorrow you and Ringo, and Spartan and I try it for real?

'Kay, sounds like fun.

Hey, buddy?

Ty!

I did it, man!

- I've got the perfect plan.

- Okay.

Wilcox just put another horse up for sale.

I did a little sleuthing, turns out said horse has been acting up in training.

So he's probably gonna drug it.

Uh-huh.

Exactly!

We're gonna catch him red handed.

Wait, so this is where your perfect plan comes into play?

Yes, it is.

Hi, Jamie Wilcox?

Yeah, this is Caleb Odell.

I saw your ad about the horse.

Yeah, I'd love to come by and check him out.

That would be amazing.

Beautiful.

Okay, great.

- Ooh, what about that one?

- Oh, no.

That looks like something Olivia would wear.

Can you imagine if I showed up to grad - in the same dress as her?

- Okay, point taken.

Hey, Mitch!

I wasn't expecting you.

Well, uh, that's uh I'm here to see Jack.

Oh yeah?

What can I do you for?

Garland called.

He, uh, he wants to meet up tomorrow to talk about some new delivery procedures.

Well, we can't.

We're collecting bales.

I can take Mitch's place collecting bales.

That's not a bad idea because then I could go to the meeting.

Yeah.

You cool with that, Jack?

It'll be fine.

Okay.

Awesome!

Can't wait.

Um, I'm gonna go to bed.

- Okay.

Good night.

- Good night.

All right, well, I'll see you later?

I'll see you later too.

See you all later.

Uh, you fill me in on what Garland says.

Will do.

Bye.

(YAWNS)

I think I'm gonna pack it in, Grampa.

What, another early night?

Yeah, it's just this jet lag.

It's crazy and Anyway, good night, Grampa.

(SIGHS)

(KETTLE WHISTLES, CUPBOARDS BANG)

(KETTLE WHISTLES LOUDLY)

What're you doing?

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

What?

He'll never notice.

You're really gonna drink that?

You really wanna end up like the old man?

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH, KETTLE WHISTLES LOUDLY)

(ALCOHOL SPLASHES IN SINK)

(WHISTLING STOPS, BURNER CLICKS OFF)

(SIGHS HEAVILY)

(RATTLING AND RUSTLING NOISE FROM OUTSIDE)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)

(SPRING PEEPERS PEEP)

(RATTLING THUD)

(BULLETS CLINK INTO PLACE)

(LOUD THUDDING)

- (SHARP CLICK)

- Whoa!

Ja Hey, d-don't shoot!

Grampa!

Put that thing down!

You're gonna hurt someone, grandpa.

What were you thinking?

I was thinking someone was breaking into my house.

I'm so sorry.

Look, we're in a weird place with Katie right now.

I-I-I don't wanna tell her about us yet, and we're just trying to do the right thing.

The right thing of sneaking him in through the bedroom window?

Is that how you want her to find out?

- I know, okay?

It was stupid.

- Look, we're we're trying to figure this out, okay?

It's not easy.

And so just spare us the guilt trip.

This is some grown-up stuff we're dealing with.

Then maybe you oughta start acting like grown-ups.

You know, if I'd tried to sneak a girl into my room while I was living under my dad's roof, he probably would've gone and pulled the trigger.

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

Hey, uh, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Let's just hold on a minute.

- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa - Why don't you and Georgie switch places for a little while.

Yeah, these are pretty heavy.

No.

No, you've never driven a team.

Oh, come on, Jack.

It's a hay wagon moving at a snail's pace.

She'll be fine.

Please?

(BIRDS CHIRP)

- Fine.

- (RELIEVED SIGH)

Come up here and I'll show you what you're doing.

(HORSE WHINNIES)

(BOOTS GRUNTS)

Hey, Katie.

Wanna take my horse for a spin?

- No, thanks.

- Oh - I think I get it now.

- Get what?

You haven't ridden for a while.

He's not wrong, Katie.

You've been away a lot lately.

Gimme that helmet.

All right.

So we'll just take it nice and slow, okay?

It's be awhile.

- (BOOTS GRUNTS, SPOOKED)

- Mom!

Settle down.

You're okay, you're okay.

Whoa maybe loosen up a little.

Loosen up a little?

You're giving me riding tips?

Sorry, you just you just seemed a bit anxious.

Your horse doesn't know how to take direction, - that's all.

- Katie!

It was really great roping with you guys today.

You and Ringo were amazing.

I was super impressed.

- Well, it was all him.

- (LAUGHS)

So you know that Jackpot tomorrow?

Well, my partner quit on me 'cause of all of Ringo's issues.

So I was thinking that maybe you and Spartan would wanna do it with us?

(SIGHS)

I don't know.

I could pay you with all the money we win.

(SIGHS)

Well, you know, getting paid would be nice.

So you'll do it?

I gotta check with Spartan.

Hey, what do you think, bud?

(SPARTAN GRUNTS)


I think that's a yes.

Yeah, we're in.

Hey!

How'd it go with Garland?

Turns out he did not wanna talk about delivery procedures.

He just wanted to badger me about getting more beef.

You ever gonna pull Grampa around on that?

Uh I'm not exactly in his good books right now, Lou, so He'll get over that little scene.

Little scene?

He had a shotgun.

Okay, fine, it was a debacle.

But he has a right to be mad.

I mean, we shouldn't be sneaking around like this.

Yeah, I know.

I've been saying that since day one.

It has to stop.

I have to tell Katie about us.

Good.

Great.

I I don't know why you've been keeping it a secret for so long.

Because it's a big deal, Mitch, and I just I wanted to be sure that you're serious.

Lou!

Look, you know how I feel about you.

Actually, I don't.

You never talk about our future and I just That's because you never talk about it.

Ever.

Not once.

Um, I was ready to storm into your wedding and profess my love for you.

Didn't that say everything?

I've been risking my life sneaking into your room every night.

Does that not say everything?

Well, I guess our actions have been speaking louder than our words.

But just to confirm you're all in?

Uh, actually, I think I'm just gonna continue to let my actions speak for themselves.

(WAGON RATTLES ALONG)

- Good - 'Kay, swing 'em around and we'll start on that next row.

Got it.

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

Remember how I showed you to rein those work horses.

- Yeah, I know.

- They act up, don't be afraid (IN UNISON)

to show 'em who's boss.

I know.

I know.

Why don't you just get on outta here?

(CHUCKLES)

Jack, go.

I am going to miss you.

Yeah, me too.

But I'm gonna be down there so soon.

We have a deal.

Right.

(CHUCKLES)

(MELANCHOLY MUSIC)

(DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

(WAGON RATTLES)

Ungh!

(WAGON RATTLES)

(RATTLING CLUNK)

- Whoa easy.

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

CALEB: Jack?

Georgie!

(GROANS)

No Ty: You okay, Jack?

(SHOUTING)

Get control of 'em!

Georgie!

I am!

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

(BOOMING THUMP, HORSES WHINNY)

(HOOVES THUNDER)

Ahhh!

(ECHOING)

Ahhhh!

(HOOVES THUNDER)

(SHOUTING)

Georgie!

(STRUGGLING GRUNTS)

Georgie!

You can't lose focus like that.

Pay attention!

I am paying attention.

We just hit a rut.

- Jack, what's going on?

- We almost had a wreck, - that's what!

- No, we didn't!

Everything seems all right.

I'm driving from now on.

I don't wanna hear a word about it.

End of discussion!

(WAGON RATTLES)

(BIRDS CHIRP)

Do you wanna give momma a high-five for good luck?

- Yes!

- You two stay out of trouble, okay?

I'm gonna go win this thing with Jade.

Well, I-I actually can't promise that.

Caleb and I are gonna go give Jamie Wilcox a visit.

- What are you two up to?

- Do you really wanna know?

Just don't do anything stupid, okay?

Oh, me?

Caleb?

Of course not.

BOTH: (LAUGH)

I'm gonna give Lyndy to Jack.

Maybe some time with his granddaughter will put him in a better headspace.

Yeah yeah, he's been a little off lately.

Did you hear what happened yesterday in the field?

No.

He totally lost it on Georgie.

- Why?

- I don't know.

She was driving the horses and they spooked, no big deal, but he gets so angry, he's panicking and it wasn't like him at all.

Hmm.

(TRUCK RUMBLES)

- Caleb Odell.

- Hey, Jamie.

I've been looking forward to seeing this guy.

I heard he's a hell of a horse.

He sure is.

Had a great season last year too, but sky's the limit under the right cowboy.

Looks a little relaxed.

You sure he's got the fire I'm gonna need?

See for yourself.

Take him for a test drive.

Nah, I've done my research.

I know what he can do.

What do you say we get down to it - go inside and talk business.

- Well, we can talk out here.

Yeah, we could, but wouldn't you rather be where there's a pen and a bill of sale?

(LAUGHS)

I like a man who knows what he wants.

(LIGHT THUD)

(WHISPERING)

Hey, boy, hey Hey.

Easy now.

Easy now.

(HORSE GRUNTS)

I'm just gonna give you a little poke, okay?

'Kay.

There you go.

Good boy.

Good boy.

Okay.

Mm!

(LIGHT CLINK)

Oh!

(APPROACHING CHATTER)

(LAUGHTER)

JAMIE: I promise you, I'd get more than that at the auction house, but I know you're the right guy for the horse, so I'd rather lose a couple bucks and sell him to you.

Well, that's mighty kind of you.

(PHONE DINGS)

And I would love to get him, but, uh, if you want me to go any higher, I'm gonna have to talk to my wife.

(LAUGHS)

Talk to your wife?

Come on now, Caleb, who wears the pants?

She does, trust me.

Is it just me, or does his leg feel a little hot?

- What?

- Yeah.

- Nah, I don't think so.

- Ah, you're right.

Never mind, it's my mistake.

Anyways, I'm gonna get going, see if I can get the wife on board.

Well, make it quick, before someone makes me an offer that I can't refuse.

Okay, will do.

I have to admit, I'm kinda surprised you want a riding lesson all of a sudden.

Any reason?

No, I just wanna shake off the rust a bit.

There's my girls.

Yeah, here we are.

Yeah, I just, I saw you guys from the window and I thought I'd come out and say hey.

- Say hey?

- Yeah, you know, it's just so rare the three of us get to chat.

Just wanted to come and check in.

- You're acting weird.

- No, I'm not.

Is this about Jack losing it on me yesterday?

What?

No.

What happened?

Oh no, it's fine.

I don't think it was actually about me.

What do you wanna talk about then?

(SIGHS)

I just, I hope this isn't too much for you to handle.

I've read it can be tough for you to process at this age.

I know what you're talking about.

Yeah, okay, so here goes.

The thing is the thing is - Mitch and I - He's your boyfriend.

- You knew?

- Uh, hello.

You kept on sending him all these kissy face emojis when we were away.

Kinda obvious.

(SIGHS)

Busted!

(LAUGHS)

Can we do that riding lesson now?

Yeah, sure.

Good talk!

ANNOUNCER: And now for a couple of hometown heroes!

One of the best in the broncs, Jade Virani, teamed up with Hudson's very own miracle girl, Amy Fleming.

They have the best time over the first three rounds, but it all comes down to this catch the steer and they win.

Miss him and the Barkley brothers will sneak in for the buckle.

(GATE CLANKS)

And there they go!

(STEER BELLOWS)

(HOOVES THUNDER)

Nice throw, Jade!

Now it's up to Amy.

Only one leg, so a five second penalty, but seven twenty-three is the time.

We have our winners!

(CROWD CHEERS)

(LASSO WHOOSHES)

(CHUCKLES)

(LABOURED BREATHING)

(DISTANT CROWD CHEERING, DRAMATIC WHOOSH)

(CROWD ROARS)

ANNOUNCER: Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to Nashville, Tennessee's 10th annual rodeo!

(CROWD CHEERS WILDLY)

LYNDY: G. G. ! G. G. !

Oh, sorry, sweetie.

I'm sorry.

Okay.

Shhhwwwooooo.

And he's got the beautiful little calf.

- Yeah, that's - Grampa!

(LAUGHS)

Check out my buckle!

We won!

(LAUGHING)

Wow!

Holy!

That is a beauty.

Wish I was there to see you guys in action.

I am just so proud of Ringo, he was amazing, and Jade, she was super sweet and posted this glowing online review.

That oughta help spread the word in a good way this time.

Yeah.

Hey, Grampa, do you wanna go for a ride, just the two of us?

Lou can watch Lyndy.

Well, that's a real nice thought, but I've got work to tend to.

It's just we haven't spent a lot of time together lately and I dunno, I think we could both use the fresh air.

Okay.

(CHUCKLES)

I'll get Buddy tacked up.

So she knew the entire time?

Yup.

I was driving myself crazy for nothing.

Oh, don't forget you almost got me killed!

- Oh, don't be so dramatic.

- I'm serious!

I'm gonna be walking on eggshells around Jack for the next little while, I know it.

He'll get over it.

Besides, we don't need to sneak around anymore.

You really think he's gonna be okay with me staying in your room?

Well, he's gonna have to be.

I don't know, Lou.

Something about me staying at Heartland just still feels awkward.

Whoa, okay.

Hang on a sec.

I just told my girls that you're my boyfriend because you said you were "all in" and now you're saying what exactly are you saying?

(SIGHS)

I'm saying that I think that we should get our our own place together.

You mean move in together?

Yeah.

Well, what do what do you think?

(TRUCK RUMBLES TO A HALT)

- What happened to the signal?

- Well, it's real tough to whistle and talk at the same time.

Did you get the lab results from Scott?

- Yeah, I got 'em.

- Yes!

(TRUCK STARTS)

(TRUCK RUMBLES TO A HALT)

I hope you brought your cheque book.

I brought something, but it isn't my cheque book.

Hey, uh you work with Scott.

Why did you bring him?

Truth is, I came out here to see if you drugged that horse the same way you did Ringo, the horse you sold to my friend Jade.

- No, I didn't.

- Don't bother.

We've got proof.

See that?

Those are results of the blood test we took earlier today.

I was with you the whole time.

- That's why Ty took it.

- What're you talking about?

Let's just get to the report, okay?

You loaded that horse full of sedatives.

Huh.

You come onto my property and take blood from my horse.

I was looking out for the safety of that animal, okay?

- No one's gonna question that.

- And now that we've got proof that you drug problem horses to sell them That kind of thing'll get you banned from auction houses, - won't it?

- Yeah, if if we were to share it.

Are you threatening me?

Yes.

We'll report you if you don't give Jade her money back.

She's gonna need it to keep treating that horse.

- You'll keep your mouths shut?

- For now.

- But I'm keeping the report.

- And we'll be watching you.

You ever pull a stunt like this again, we'll drop the hammer.

Now if I were you, I'd run along and get your cheque book.

(BLOWS OUT HIS BREATH)

Oh man (EXHALING)

- You were so stealth.

- (CHUCKLING)

You are crazy, you know that?

Yes, I am.

Yes, I am.

BOTH: (LAUGHING)

This is one of my most favourite spots.

Yeah, mine too.

Hey, Grampa, can I ask you about something?

You just haven't been yourself since Luke brought up that box from the cellar with June's name on it.

Why do you pretend like your sister never existed?

- That's not true.

- But you never talk about her.

Not even with your own family.

I why?

I don't get it.

(SIGHS)

Because it was my fault.

The reason June died was my fault.