The 10th episode opens with scary John of the future talking gravely as usual: “I’m almost at the end of the story now. And then I put my fate in your hands.” We’re watching Sally Rayburn at what looks to be the pier dedication and—uh-oh—John is wearing that seersucker jacket! Augh! But wait a second…future John goes on to talk about Danny. “As for my brother…people say he’s a monster. He did terrible things. But I feel sorry for him. He just got a rough deal.” We watch as, during the future rain of doom, John pulls Danny’s body—also wearing seersucker—out of the truck. “I wish I knew what happened to him. Where he went. How he’s doing. Maybe one day I’ll find out.” Hold. The. Phone. Future John is lying to us? We watch the boat with Danny’s body on it go boom. “I hope he’s okay.” Jeeze, show. That is….tricky.
We’re back to the holding cell with John and O’Dirtbag. John is all: you two are up to no good. O’Dirt is just not smart enough to outsmart John, but these guys sure do not like each other. (Sidenote: not to mess with the fiction/real life thing too much, but when I interviewed Kyle Chandler he told me that Jamie McShane, who plays Eric O’Bannon, is his very best buddy during filming. Did I just blow your minds? You are welcome.) Marco tells John that they’ve found something.
And the answer is: two gasoline tanks, hidden under a blanket in O’Bannon’s car. John watches the grainy footage of two men moving gas cans and Marco wonders if O’Dirtbag knows he’s stealing gas for murder. He also wants to know who the other guy is in the footage. Uh, I think we know. John’s blood pressure goes up a little further.
John comes back in to O’Dirtbag’s cell to stroll down memory lane about the time John’s dad beat the crap out of O’D. John gives him a chance to fess up to all and then is all, okay, nevermind, you can leave. O’Bannon does seem to believe it either. John warns him that he’s on a dangerous past.
Sally, meanwhile, is back to remembering the time she apparently almost left her whole family. She was packing and there was a knock on the door and it was Sarah. Hmmm.
O’Dirtbag, all rattled, goes running to Danny. Danny stays pretty calm. O’Dirtbag maintains that John is gunning for Danny.
Sally is all delighted seeing Kevin and John in their seersucker suits (of doom). Danny walks in and feels left out as usual. Sally is like, great, you can put this on too. All the other siblings seem to feel real weird and they don’t even know yet about the seersucker suits and what they mean. (Doom.)
Clay, the DEA officer, briefs everyone on Wayne Lowry and how he is moving drugs. John is getting more and more jittery in these meetings, knowing that it’s more than likely that Danny is going to be the fourth mystery man the DEA is looking at.
Danny and Lowry meet and chit chat about fatherhood and drugs, you know how it goes. Lowry seems to want to increase the amount of trafficking. Lowry asks and is impressed by how long the Rayburn family has had the Inn (nearly 50 years).
Marco and Meg have a drink and Marco asks how long she’s know O’Dirtbag. She’s like, ugh forever and my brother is acting like a freak. She’s beginning to understand that the Rayburn clan is not all rope-pulls and clam bakes. She can’t believe how many lies and secrets there’s been and she needs a change. She tells Marco (sweet, sweet Marco) about the job in New York. Marco, champ that he is says: “Well then I guess I have to consider moving to New York!” All is great! Oh, but then not so much: Meg tells Marco about the cheating. Why does she do this? Perhaps because she doesn’t want Danny holding things over her head anymore, or she doesn’t want to do what her family has been doing and keep lying. Unfortunately, this lesson in truth telling does not go well as Marco storms off.
Quintana’s phone is being tapped but he doesn’t know that, and neither does Danny since he’s totally recorded talking on the phone with Quintana. DEA Clay plays John the tape and poor John’s face! He hears his brother’s voice on the recording and has to swallow it. Not easy.
Meg comes to see Sally, who is overseeing Danny’s plan to expand their dining service. Sally is all chipper, showing Meg logos and cute chalkboard menus, but Meg is distracted by the fact that Carlos has been brought on full time. And, oh yeah, by the crazy ass look Danny shoots her across the way.
Danny and Chelsea go to visit her mother who is sort of a hot mess. She’s not very nice to her daughter and seems sort of underwhelmed to see Danny too. Danny, interestingly, seems delighted to see her even though she trashes both his parents. Chelsea deals with her mother with the long-suffering attitude of a natural born caretaker (also: doormat).
Meg goes to see Carlos outside of an AA meeting. He’s immediately nervous but she stays bright and cheerful, though she asks pointedly about Danny and reminds him that he owes her. She’s all friendly smiles and passive aggressive questions. Methinks Meg is on to Danny.
Next: everything goes absolutely insane.