Suddenly, we're in Austin. David arrives at the airport. I've been in that airport! I probably rode that escalator! I know I stood outside that entrance and smoked a cigarette. David is greeted by a driver as he voice-overs that it was good to be back in Texas, and that he was so overwhelmed that they took him to a ranch to help him ease back into his lifestyle. Yes, because his time spent at a Tuscan ranch was so different than his time spent at a Texan ranch. It's not like he was orbiting the Earth in a rocket. David is excited to see his horse, North, tied up nearby. He hugs his horse and talks to it like an old friend. David has that strange pants problem mentioned in previous recaps, and I think he really, really likes horses in general. So we watch him ride his horse for one minute and six seconds as he voice-overs that it will be hard to go back to hard work and living week-to-week. David rides up to a ranch house, which he thinks is "cute." As he ties up his horse to a fence post, Paul walks out of the house. David is really surprised and excited to see him. Maybe that explains the pants problem, which is still going on, for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing.
Paul makes small talk and then says that he's got something for David: a letter from Linda. Paul wants to read it to him, probably because David never learned to read. Paul reads that Linda was scared of her feelings, and she wanted to run away. She wants David to understand that she was upset about the lie, not about his lack of money. Linda hasn't been able to forget him. The interesting thing about that whole scene was that the "letter" that "Linda" "wrote" must have changed a lot between when this episode was filmed and when it aired, because the captioning and Paul's mouth totally don't match up with the audio. The weird thing is, only small word changes were made. The content of the letter stayed the same. Paul hands David the letter to look at, and walks inside. David looks at the funny squiggles on the paper and wonders what they mean. I'm a little disappointed that Hurricane didn't get to come to Texas, too.