Lone Star State of Mind
Later there is a poker game outside, and some guy named Travis is hitting on Lindsay. Travis claims that Linds calls him all the time when Bob's away because she's all lonely. Bob punches him. And inside Lindsay reassures him that it isn't true, but she kind of loved that he punched Travis anyway. She tries to woo him with sex, but he has to go take out the trash and get the bag from the jewelry store. But while he's outside, John's waiting there like a stalker, saying that Bob has to get out now because there's a lawyer in Midland requesting the deed and that when the truth comes out Bob's going to get lynched by the town people and/or tossed in jail. But Bob says he can't leave, and walks back in the house.
But in bed, he gets up in the middle of the night and tells Lindsay that he has to go because there is a problem with the wells and he'll be away for a while. Actually, not a total lie. She just sleepily says OK, as he packs and takes off. He looks wistfully at their little yellow house with the freshly mowed lawn as he drives away. At a convenience store he sees a father taking advantage of the fact that his son works there and pockets a bunch of stuff and only pays for gum. The son tries to stop him, but to no avail. You know that's coming out of his pocket. Poor kid. Bob pays for his 95-cent soda with a fifty-dollar bill and tells the cashier that it is to cover for the last guy. Aw, boys bonding over the fact that their dads are crooks. Cute.
When Bob gets back to the car he sees the jewelry box and the two cell phones and he just starts crying and beating on the steering wheel in frustration. He stares at a trash can for a while before he drives off, and then we pan back to the garbage to see the jewelry bag and cell phone in it.
Then he's suited up and heading to the executive level of the oil company, where he's greeted by Clint, who introduces him around and shows him the lay of the land before dumping him in a conference room with binders filled with stats on oil wells. Drew walks by and Bob stops him to ask about a wind farm deal that Tram had shot down. Bob thinks they should get in the windfarm business because they could make a good return on it, and that they just need a couple hundred acres for a test farm. He tells Drew he thinks it could be a good play, and Drew just seems flabbergasted that someone would actually think that he had a good idea and respect him enough to include him.