Lone Star State of Mind
No matter, all this fun and game "medicine" business is tossed aside when Clint shows up. This stern patriarch doesn't even sit down before he's making digs at Cat for not wanting to come and lecturing the rest of the family on how he used to do some old-fashioned manual labor back in his day and helped dig and lay pipe for his very first well thirty years ago. His point is that the only things that last are those that are made with your own hands, and he fired Doug Phelps, the turnaround specialist who had just been hired. Trammel tries to talk him out of it, but Clint is super stubborn and even though he doesn't know a thing about PowerPoint (even what it is called), he does know that Bob is making money hand over fist because he's out on the streets busting his ass to make sales every day. Clint decides that Bob is the person to fill the empty office, much to Trammel's clear disgust and Bob's obvious shock. Clint says there is no need for discussion. Bob asks to sleep on it, and Clint grants him a little leeway.
After brunch, Bob is at a storefront that has some busted up office equipment in it, but not a whole lot else... aside from some mail. John's there though. He was worried sonny boy had gotten arrested, and Bob says that he had a busy morning. What with being offered an executive position at a big oil company and all that. John doesn't give him a chance to explain and lodges into his current dilemma about how someone wants to see the mystery well that they've been hawking door to door. Bob, all grown up now and not able to be shoved so easily out windows, interrupts him and tells him about the position he's been offered. John's eyes light up, he says he's in, that this is what they've been working for. The big con. Bob isn't as excited and says that he wants the job for real. Not just as a con. John looks utterly perplexed by this. He tells his son that he doesn't know anything about real. That he's a con man, and a really amazing one at that. I guess that's sort of a pep talk. But just in case his son has any lofty aspirations, he reassures him that Bob was not raised to be an oil and gas man and can't just actually be one. That he's just got to keep his eye on the prize, and that's the keys to the safe at the oil company.