One of the horses throws a shoe into the leg of another horse. Because they are horses, I have no idea which of the horses those things are happening to, but I'm sure it'll come out in the wash if we just sit here and watch the horses run in a circle while everybody acts super stressed out.
...I think it is Gus's horse that is the bleeding one. And yet he continues to run, so really it's just the same as ever, with the horse running and everybody on the show yelling encouragement from various locations. In the end, Ace is proud of the horse, and the tiny bit of light in his eyes we've never seen before gives Claire a nice feeling. What's happening? Why hasn't Escalante shit all over the...
Escalante: "You better hope he's not permanently injured."
There it is.
Leon feels bad about not riding that very fast horse. Porky Pig is still being weird about that, but seems to be in a much better mood, having bet on that horse, and wants to share the money with his ex-wife, maybe have sad dinner or something sad. Wheels, on the other hand, begins to feel weird about the boys possibly trying to set him up with the wheelchair lady.
In the winner's circle, they take pictures of Gus while Ace stresses out about the injury. Escalante runs off to check on the leg some more, and Ace sends Gus to follow him and bother him some more; Escalante is in such a good mood that he even talks excitedly about how hard the horse was still running at the end of the race.
Jo tells them it seems okay, and Escalante tells them to go home and wait, but Ace and Gus decide to fight about who is going to stay and worry about the horse. Ace finally sends Claire home with Gus, after sweetly thanking her for coming to the race, and of course she awkwardly stumbles away after making some sweet faces with her beautiful face.
Jo: "Wait, so now Ace is just going to sleep his old ass next to that poor horse? How are we supposed to pretend this whole lie about Gus? Obviously Ace is in love and having a magical horse moment even in his sleep."
They are charmed by Ace's devotion, which in term makes them more charming. Man, for a show I was beginning to hate because of the boring shittiness of the people, this is absolutely the episode to watch.