Cates stares out the window. "How ya doing, Luke?" he says without turning. Luke fakes that he's been studying, and Cates regards him with glowing pride. His son hurries over there and envelops his father in a bear hug, crying. Vivian watches. Moving on.
Clyde loads his gun and aims it at Tyler. He's conferencing with Ruby during the daytime, for once, out near a gorgeous lake. The location scout for this show deserves a raise. "Just for the record, we're not talking about love, here," he clarifies. Ruby looks pale, bony and very Goth with her long black hair and ethereal eyes. Tyler deems it a win-win situation. "And I'm supposed to find that offer attractive?" she sneers. "Convincing, hopefully," he says. Ty's theory is that Wolf Lake will derail without a strong family at the helm. Ruby looks extremely skeptical, but Ty grins that her parents seem sure the community will rally behind him. She icily corrects that Vivian is her stepmother, not her mother...ha! I had that pegged two weeks ago when I noticed a different name on the gravestone. I'm so good. And pathetic. Tyler rationalizes his shady past by insisting it was all in service of her family. "Oh, right, Tyler, you're a soldier," Ruby spits. And now Ty gets his first Monologue of Manure. "I'm also a dreamer," he says. "That one day, we can throw off this dark cloak, step out into the light, plug it in for all to see, and stop hiding like animals, and start living like gods!" Ruby won't look at him. He steals up behind her and licks her ear, recalling a sweeter time in their relationship. Clyde's trigger-finger twitches, but Ruby wrestles Tyler away and growls, "That was another life," before fleeing back to the car. Tyler threatens that she'll never outrun him.
Next week, Ruby's given a choice: She can leave her prison, but if she does so and runs to Lou, her safety will not be guaranteed. Ruby is vexed. Sophia gets her first taste of shapeshifting.