"Then," Connie goes on, "I find both of your sons in my factory trying to destroy the last form of capital this town has got." Dad tells him to slow down. Connie doesn't: "Jake was apprehended yesterday attempting to sabotage my factory." Dad is really confused, and McRaney pulls off this awesome face of "but you -- hold on, what?" and says, "That makes no sense -- the factory's producing wind turbines." It's so challenging to recap the facial expressions on this show. I never really had to do it before. In Enterprise, there was basically furrowed and Vulcan; in Time of Your Life it was more dinners than face; and in Top Chef, well, they aren't really actors, so their facial expressions aren't all that interesting. Unless they're Marisa.
Connie, maintaining the lie that New Bern is only making windmills and windmills alone, says, "Your sons are pretty bent on the idea; I caught Eric the day before trying to do the same thing. We're holding both of them." I think Mayor Dad should tell Connie that both of his sons suffer from a Don Quixote complex. It's very sad, it's very troubling, but their shrink blew up in Denver, so what can he and Gail do? The music reaches a climax and shudders out. Instead, Dad's jaw drops carefully and he gives Connie an "oh, I KNOW you can't be serious" look. Connie's blue eyes blaze defiance from every cone and iris. Russell swivels his head back and forth, like he's watching a deadly tennis match. Dad expels his breath softly and nods with dawning understanding, looking away out over the water. He turns back to Connie and steps real close, so they're standing beard to beard. White Santa Claus beard to black, pointy Satan beard. Seriously, this man is so evil, his Spock beard actually curls upwards. "Now you listen to me -- I don't care what you think we've done to you, but if any harm comes to either of those boys, this is not going to end well," Dad says quietly. "NO chance of this ending well for some time," Connie spits back. "I want to see my boys. Now," Dad interrupts. Connie stalks off. Dad turns, briefly sliding his angry eyes past Russell, and strides after Connie. Russell, upset and worried, follows.