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Bloodline recap: Part 16

We need to talk about Kevin

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TV Show
Drama, Thriller
run date:
Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek
Current Status:
In Season

We open with Danny in his chef’s coat getting into a shady dude’s car. But wait, this is no ordinary shady dude — it’s John Leguizamo! Hello! IMDB tells us his character’s name is Ozzy Delvechhio. Ozzy asks Danny about hot tail, so you know he’s a class act. Danny does not seem psyched to be with the blizzard of Oz. He hands Danny a gun, and Danny looks really uncharacteristically nervous.

Cut to Nolan and John in the car. Nolan also seems a bit nervous as he’s looking to get a job washing dishes. John is a mix of affectionate fatherly and then straight up jerk as he tells Nolan he knows everything about everything and to stay on the straight and narrow.

Kevin drops a cocaine pie on the table with his customer. But as he’s leaving, he runs into some cops who are all smiles probably because Kevin is a Rayburn and he is the brother of John. But the coke customer does not seem to like that one bit. How do I know? Kevin gets stopped at a stop sign and tased and rolled by the guys who start screaming at him about being a cop. This is bad. It seems as though these guys definitely want to kill Kevin, and he’s scrambling through the grass, and they are definitely about to shoot him in the head. NOT FROSTY!

The show tries to give us all a heart attack thinking Kevin is killed. (I believe I shouted ‘No!’ at my TV). Belle is frantic. Meg, en route to the airport to go back to NYC, is a bit calmer: He probably got hammered and is sleeping it off. John employs great do-what-you-need-to-do guilt tactics to let her know she should probably stick around. They try to reassure each other that this is just Kevin being Kevin. John checks in with Jake and learns that Kevin is in worse shape than he thought. Marco tells John that they found a body that sounds an awful lot like it could be Kevin. Ugh.

But the body is not Kevin! It is the customer. Hmmm, what the hell happened? Cigarette burns all over his body, too. Yikes. John is sweaty with relief. Marco is like, uh, are you okay? Marco later finds out about the body, who is some coke dealer. John is like what the hell.

Nolan chills with Eric O’Dirtbag, who apparently is the one who has been getting him to snoop around the Rayburn house, and he gives him a scribbled-out message to deliver. And that message is to one Chelsea O’Bannon! Oh, Chelsea, how we’ve missed you! She sees Nolan creeping around the mailbox and finds the note from Bro Dirtbag.

Sally is at the inn and is reminded that a shower isn’t working in one of the bungalows. That’s the kind of thing that will really mess with your Yelp rating. And is Sally losing her mind? Anyway, Lenny asks how meeting Nolan was and she says he’s a lot like Danny was, which is generally an understatement. Lenny is like maybe it’s time for me to go. Then he gives a little speech about how if you keep picking at things there is nothing but more darkness. Sheesh, Lenny. (Though this is true: never snoop through your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband’s things! You will never like what you find.) She says she looks at Nolan and wonders what else her grandson knows.

Nolan is picked up by Ozzy. He tells us all there’s a lot we don’t know about Danny… such as him robbing a store with pantyhose on his head. He takes a pretty young girl hostage and tells the pharmacist he wants all the pills. I guess this all tracks.  

Meg gives up on going home and comes to see Kevin, who is very much alive. He’s a wreck. And I mean a mess. She’s like are you high? Which, if you have to ask… John arrives at Kevin’s shady hotel room and gets the whole story: He kept some of Danny’s coke, a.k.a. Wayne Lowry’s coke, and was dealing it. John looks like he might murder a second brother for fun. John is like, wait how many people knew it was you, and we get a hilarious but not really scene of Kevin going through all the people that have seen him. God, he’s a wreck, but I love Kevin so much. I love you, Kevin! Oh, poor messed up Kevin. John goes into protector mode and starts telling people what to do. He tells Kevin not to make contact with anyone and then gives him a big brother hug. It is not easy being John Rayburn.

Meg runs after him when he leaves, and John drops the everything will be okay mask and tells her straight: Lowry’s drugs are back on the street! We’re hosed! He also tells Meg her new job is to keep Kevin in the hotel.

Now we got Ozzy giving O’Dirtbag a gun, which is just great. Ozzy is staying in town, he says, to poke around. He’s intrigued by what happened with Danny at the hotel, specifically that John didn’t try to stop his killer. “I know how to sniff out opportunity.” I’ll say.

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Lenny takes Nolan out for some food and asks him about the people Danny owed money. Nolan, as usual falls back on wariness and sarcasm and asks why Lenny doesn’t ask John directly. Lenny tells him he reminds him of Danny. (I wonder if Nolan gets tired of this.) Lenny felt like the cards were stacked against Danny. Nolan is like, uh, he had a family and a nice hotel to grow up in and cry me a river. Lenny is not to be deterred and keeps asking what else Nolan saw when Kevin and John went to Danny’s apartment.

NEXT: Sisters get their brothers to fall in line. Sort of.