Well color me exhausted and ruin my Memorial Day weekend barbecue with interfamily felonies and love children, we’re halfway through the second season of Bloodline. Ain’t you tired? It’s a tiresome world down in Florida this season, so let’s take a minute to look back on what’s going down since we kicked things off: John is running a doomed campaign for sheriff, Meg lost her job with her buzzkill boss, Kevin is in an on again/off again relationship with nose candy, Carlos just won’t let things be, Wayne Lowry is just dead, O’Dirtbag is hanging out with John Leguizamo, Chloë Sevigny is still upsettingly underutilized, and Sally and Punk Danny had an f-bomb dropping competition. Most concerning — it took five episodes to fix the shower in bungalow 3. It’s a frustrating world, ya know?
I jump into the second half of the season in the place of Sara Vilkomerson, who I can only assume has been attacked with a conch shell in room 7 at the Red Reef Inn. That or she’s writing something else. But I assure you that I know this world too well because if you’ve hypothetically been involved in a drug scheme turned multi-homicide, then surely you can recap one!
We begin with John waking up mid-sleep — he hasn’t been sleeping super great these days, but it’s hard to blame him. He goes to the bathroom to take his blood pressure medicine and rinse off his face because when you’re handling as much as he is, that’s just what you do. Evangeline, hard pressed to find anything to wear other than translucent tights and a flannel, journeys over to visit Coach Rayburn and Diana. Pulling a classic Danny, she points out the clear difference between her life and John’s family’s, talking about how she abandoned Nolan back when. Jane tries to join the conversation, but she’s dismissed quickly because that’s what happens to Jane. Nolan appears, asking Evangeline if he can get a ride to work, explaining the cryptic reason she appeared to begin with.
Elsewhere, Meg ventures off to visit Mrs.
Aguirre Ortiz after receiving what appeared to be some compromising information on the incumbent Sheriff Aguirre. Of course, Meg has come across (via a meddlesome donor) a 911 transcript when the sheriff got violent with Ms. Ortiz when they were married. Ms. Ortiz shuts that down REAL fast. As the Rayburns are taking care of business real actively this episode, John goes to visit O’Dirtbag, who is not having the best time this season. He’s been full-Kirk-Cameron left behind post-Lowry and accused of killing his BFF. John offers to help Eric out if he can tell him about the guy who’s running around town talking about Danny’s murder. Eric isn’t budging too much, and John assures him that if he helps him out, he’ll help Eric.
Back at the marina, Kevin agrees to teach Nolan about motors, like he’d asked before. Nolan says that if he helps Kevin, they split the money. Kevin scoffs at it, but he’s nervous that Nolan might reveal to Belle that he saw Kevin take a three-second chug-sesh with a bottle of tequila. If that’s not enough of a buzzkill, Kevin opens up a letter revealing that his mortgage is in foreclosure, prompting him to take more drinks. Oh, Kev.
Back at headquarters, John and Meg go over a storyboard for a campaign commercial for John. With a lack of money, John asks about Roy Gilbert’s contribution, but she hasn’t locked in that donor yet, so it’s a tough world. Out for a leisurely breakfast, O’Dirtbag joins Ozzy to talk about how John came to him to talk about Ozzy’s meddlesome meandering around town. O’Dirtbag keeps pushing Ozzy, but he flips out and grabs Eric by the shirt and tells him that he will end him. If you remember that supermarket robbery scene, Ozzy has no chill.
Trying to rebound from bad news, Kevin goes to the hardware store to pick up some paint for the nursery and runs into his Narcotics Anonymous buddy, who offers his number and a shoulder to lean on. It’s a nice gesture for anyone NOT in this crazy family. The sheriff comes to chat with Marco about Danny’s murder, and he starts pushing Marco away from his O’Dirtbag manhunt and in another direction. Marco asks if it’s political, but the sheriff turns the discussion and says, “Remember, you and me got history too.” Marco!
Meg goes to the hospital to catch up with Chelsea and poke around about Ms. Ortiz and her history with abuse. She asks Chelsea to check into it for her, but she tells her that stuff is confidential. After some back and forth, she gets to the point and says that Meg has never said two words to her, but now she’s asking her to break the law. Yikes.
Evangeline, clearly with nothing better to do, stops by Jane’s school and asks her if she wants to get a cup of coffee. If I were Coach Rayburn, I wouldn’t be a minute late picking her up because last time Jane got a surprise friend visitor, she ended up with a seahorse necklace and a near-Amber alert. With no discretion at all, Jane and Evangeline go to the thrift store for ~bonding time~ and petty theft. She’s not the only Rayburn with poor taste in company though, because post-run, Diana finds herself with a flat. Out of nowhere, Ozzy swings in and asks her if she would like some help. He fixes the flat and launches into a nice conversation about Danny and John and all those drugs.
NEXT: The first rule of Rayburn fight club is don’t talk about anything