9-1-1: Lone Star (2020–…): Season 3, Episode 5 - Child Care - full transcript

Owen's first date with the beautiful and accomplished Chief of Staff to the governor of Texas goes awry. Meanwhile, the members of the 126 arrive at a house fire and find a couple's young daughter is missing. Then, Judd meets a teenager who has a profound impact on him.

Ugh, gross.

Oh, my God.

What are
you doing here?

I live here.

Who are you?

Jenni. Jenni with an I.

Mateo. With an O.

What's going
on down here?

I thought I heard a scream.

You heard a few of
those last night.

Believe me, we all did.

The walls are very
thin around here.

- Uh, that's my ride.

- Oh...

I had fun.

- Don't judge me.

No judgment. Just

What, just because I wanted a
little personal interaction?

You've been personally
interacting every night this week.

You are exaggerating.

And by the way, I don't think
that's very sex-positive of you.

I'm not exaggerating.
And I'm not the only one.

Like, you know people
at the firehouse

are starting to call
you One Night Strand?

How would they even know that?

If I keep a secret, I bloat.

Yeah, fine. I don't
have any secrets.

You know what? I'm
not ashamed, either.

No one thinks
you should feel ashamed.

We all know where
this is coming from.

Oh, yeah? Where's
it coming from?


You got pain, Cap.

Emotional pain.

Why do I feel another
intervention coming on?

We all saw it, okay?

You with Gwyn at the reopening

with that adorable child.

The adorable child you thought
was yours, but totally isn't.

And now you're acting
like a child, you know,

to drown the pain.

- And now you're pushing it.
- I'm just saying.

I get you wanna find a
connection with someone new,

but that's not gonna
be with some fresh kill

that you drag home
from a singles bar.

I don't know, we made a pretty
good connection last night.

Oh, really? What do
you know about her?

That she likes vodka
tonic and The Cure.

- And she's... Jeanie.
- Jenni.

- Really?
- With an I.

Something we can help you with?

I'm looking for
Mr. Judson Ryder.

Yeah, he should be
around here somewhere.

Yeah, he's the big guy in
the back reading the paper.

Alright. Thank you, sir.

Excuse me?

Excuse me, Mr.-Mr. Ryder?


My name is Wyatt.

Uh, Wyatt... Wyatt Harris.

Oh, Wyatt. You used
to kinda run around

with Garrity's little
brother, right?


No, sir. I-I don't
know who that is.

Okay. What can I do for you?

Well, I was actually
hoping I could have

a moment or two of your time.

Yeah. Okay.

In private.

Yeah. Sure, come on.

Sir, it's come to my attention

that, uh...

You're a lot taller
than I expected.

Uh, okay, well, there's
no easy way to say this,

but I think...

I think you're my father.


- Hi, Grace.
Hi, guys!

- Hey!
- I know.

- Can I take her?

- Hey, babe.

I didn't know y'all were coming.

Well, um, we thought it might
be nice to surprise you.


Well, this day is turning
out to be full of surprises.

Wyatt, this is Grace,
this is my wife,

this is our daughter Charlie.

Grace, this is... Wyatt.

Nice to meet you, Wyatt.

You too, Mrs. Ryder.

Well, I guess I will
leave you guys be, then.

Mr. Ryder, maybe we can talk
about this some other time.

No, I'll tell you what, why
don't you stay right here?

We'll talk about it right now.

Are you sure?

Yeah, I don't keep
secrets from my wife.

Baby, what's going on?

Wyatt seems to be under
the misapprehension

that, uh... I'm his daddy.

Oh. Excuse me?

Hang on, we're about
to clear all that up.

Because I think
that if I'd gotten

somebody around here in trouble

over the last 20 years,
I'd know about it.

Wyatt, what's your mom's name?

Marlene. Marlene Harris.

I don't know no Marlene.

Yeah, I'm
not surprised.

Pretty sure she didn't
get your name either.

She's a barrel racer.

Always told me she met my dad

at the San Antonio Stock
Show & Rodeo in 2005.

Here, this is what she
looked like back then.

I don't know. Uh,
could be 2005.

I don't know. I don't know.

What... How-how did y'all
draw my name out of the hat?

I didn't DNA-OK did.

It's this genetic ancestry site.

It's pretty
remarkable, actually.

I mean, they've even used
it to catch serial killers.

I ain't no serial killer.

And I also don't have
my DNA on some website.

Yeah, you do.

Remember, after we got engaged,

we wanted to learn more
about our family trees?

I had you spit in that tube.

Listen, I am not
trying to blow up

anyone's life or anything.

I don't want any money.

My mom, she doesn't even
know I'm here right now.

You know what?

It's probably a mistake
coming here like this.

I r... I really do
appreciate your time.

Alright, thank you.

- Wyatt.


Do you have a number or
some way we can contact you?


Thank you.

- Alright.

- Grace...
- We'll talk about this at home.

Okay, little miss.

Do you want Otto
or Bun-Bun tonight?

Can't you just sleep
with me instead?

I don't want Mr. Whispers
keeping me up.

Then you'll just have to
tell him to go to sleep, too.

He never listens.

Well, Daddy and I are
just down the hall.

If Mr. Whispers bugs you,

you just look into
that camera right there

and you call us, okay?

Okay, then I'll take Bun-Bun.

Good night, Katie.

Sleep tight.

Good night, Mommy.



Not tonight,
Mr. Whispers.

Wake up.

It's time to play.

I'm too tired.

got you a present.

A present, really?


Where is it?

behind your curtains.

What are these for?

for having fun.

- Don't you like having fun?
- Yeah.

Then do
exactly what I say.

Gallagher, Frakes,

you're on the ladder
venting the roof.

The rest of you, grab the
one-by-one, you're going inside.

Yeah, Cap.

Alright, we're going upstairs,
y'all take the main level.

Roger that.
Let's go, let's go!

Marwani, we got two
bodies right here.

Okay, got it.

We need hands to grab
'em, to get 'em outta here.

We need to keep moving
close to the source.

Ma'am, can you hear me?

Let's go. Two, three.

Cap, we got two patients.

Tell EMS we're bringing
'em out right now.

Copy that. How's everybody else
doing in there, Bravo team?

floor's clear. Heading out.

Good work. Keep it up. Ryder?

It's hotter than a
burnin' stump up here, Cap.

We're movin' as fast as we can.

If you think it's gonna
flashover, you get out of there.

Hey, over
here. Over here!

Watch your step.

Alright, keep it steady.
- You good?

They're both unresponsive,
but breathing.

Thanks, we'll take it from here.
Watch it.

Pull 'em up.

Nice and easy, gentlemen.

- Got it.

Get 'em on 02 and LIFEPAKs.

Blood pressure's low,
but heart rate is holding.

She's steady for now, Cap.

Sir, can you feel that?

- That morphine would be great right now.
- Copy.

You've been in a fire,
but you are okay.

Where is she? Where's Katie?

Alright. Try not to move.

Your wife, she's right there.

No, no, no.

my daughter?

Katie. Where's my daughter?

Where's your daughter's bedroom?

Bravo team, we have
a six-year-old girl

who maybe upstairs,
her name is Katie.

Bedroom closest to delta wall.

We're on it, Cap.

Yo, it's hot.
Everybody stand back!

One, two, three!

Strand, we've got fire in the attic.

It's spreading fast,
moving on to the rafters.



Katie, we're firefighters!

Call out if you can hear us!

Need an update.

We're in her room,
but we don't see her.

Look under
the bed and in the closet.



Hey Cap, structure's
not gonna hold much longer.

Abandon your equipment
and evacuate now.

Structure is unsound.

No, we're not leaving
a little girl behind!

Strickland, you copy?

Yeah, Cap.

I want you and Ward to
remove Judd from the scene.

I don't care if it
means you drag him out.

Charlie is not losing
her daddy tonight.

Hey! Hey! You heard
the man. We gotta go!

You guys go,
but I'm staying!

Hell, we-we gotta go!


- Judd!

I know that, uh,
last night's call...

it was a tough one, but, um...

I just spoke the
arson investigator

and there were no remains
found in the house.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

So you're saying that
girl got out of there?

That's what they're telling me.

Praise God.

- See, there.

Aren't you glad you
didn't get flame-broiled

trying to save a
bunch of dollies, man?

Yeah, and thank you for dragging
my ass up out of there, too.

Any time, player.
Wait, Cap.

If she wasn't in there,
then... where is she?

APD is treating it as
a possible abduction.

But when they find her,

just know that she will have
a family to come home to,

it's 'cause you guys.

- Hello.
- Can I help you, officer?

We're canvassing
the neighborhood

asking if anyone saw anything
suspicious last night.

- Is it about the fire?
- Mm-hmm.

Did they find the
Conrads' little girl yet?

- No, not yet.
- It's horrible.

Have you noticed
any vehicles lately

that you didn't recognize

parked or cruising the street?

No. I passed out on
the couch at 8:00.

Sorry, I didn't see anything.

Well, what about this?

This is a door cam footage
taken across the street

from Katie's house
the night of the fire.

Just after the fire
started at 12:38 a.m.

Katie walks right out
of the front door.

Yeah, the
point of origin

was the child's bedroom.

We already know she
started the fire.

Here comes the most
interesting part.

More interesting than a
seven-year-old arsonist?

- There. See that?
- See what?

She's running away.
- There.

It doesn't look like
she's running away from something.

It looks like she's
running to something.

Like she was seeing someone
she knew just off-camera.

Well, she didn't drive herself
out of the neighborhood.

What do you think,
she knew her abductor?

Yes. And that person
convinced her to set the fire.

It's an interesting theory.

I'm happy to start running
checks on friends and family,

see if anybody
throws a red flag.

I appreciate the
initiative, officer,

but I think I got this.

So if you could leave
all your canvassing notes

before you go.

- Of course.
Thank you.

Howdy, howdy. Whoa.

- Hey.

Did you get inspired?

Did Charlie already go down?

- You just missed her.

I guess I'll try to see her
when you feed her at 2:00.

Baby, just real quick, I'm
just gonna grab a beer.

No, Judd, can you step
off the floor, please?

- Yeah...
- Just stay out of the kitchen for a second.

I'm sorry, um, I just
mopped all of this.

Can't keep anything clean in
this house with you in it.

You wanna talk about this?

Give it to me straight. What are the
odds that you're that boy's father?

They ain't zero.

Now, that was a long time ago.

And I was very different then.

Were you?

Hell, I wasn't even
me till I met you.

Judd, I know you had
a past before we met.

I know I shouldn't be mad.

But I am, Judd.

And I can't help it.

That's fair.

It's not fair.

Who's it fair to?

It's not fair to you.

You didn't know you
had a son out there.

That kid had to grow
up without his dad.

It's not fair to him.

It's not fair to me.

It's not fair to our daughter.

From the day I met you, Judd,

all I wanted to do was
have children with you.

A family.

And I find out you have...

I know it's not rational,

I don't need anybody to tell me.

But I can't barely look at you.

Don't say that to me, Grace.

Whatev... Whatever happens,

it ain't gonna
affect our family.

: Yes, it is.

It's okay, baby, mommy's comin'.

So I just wanted you to know

that I heard you the other
day, I mean, really heard you,

so I'm gonna take your advice

and I'm gonna make a connection

before I... make a connection.

- I'm proud of you, Cap.

So there's this girl,
Becky from Round Rock.

She's beautiful. She's smart.

She likes hiking and
college football.

Is she younger?

Yes.But not by decades.

- That's great.
- Right?

And so we've been
texting all day.

And what does it mean
when she sends me

a video game controller
and a movie camera?

It means she wants a
video of your junk.

Um, Cap, how exactly did
you meet this person?

On a, on a, on a dating app.

A dating app?

That's what you got out
of our conversation,

that you should
join a dating app?

- Which app?

Plow? Cap!

No! Plow's a garbage app.

Look, Becky from Round Rock

could be Boris from Moscow
trying to blackmail you.

You know,
I knew it was weird

that she wanted
to know the names

of all my childhood pets.

You need to change all of
your passwords immediately.

Look, if you wanna
use a dating app,

you can't be using one
of these bottom feeders.

You think Ben Affleck would
be caught dead on Plow?

What would Ben Affleck
be caught dead on?

- He's on Ascent.
- What's Ascent?

It's an app for all the
VIP's and movie stars.

Channing Tatum's on it.
So's Drew Barrymore.

Well... they don't
need a dating app.


A dating app for people
who don't need dating apps.

I love it! How do I sign up?

Sign up?

You can't sign up for Ascent.
You gotta get invited.

Okay, well, how
do I get invited?

You can't. Look, you need a
celebrity or an influencer

with millions of followers
to vouch for you.

How many millions?

This fattoush salad
is out of control.

Now, where did you learn

how to make all
this Lebanese food?

Oh, I've... been a fan of
Levantine food for years.

He watched like nine YouTube
cooking videos today.

That's so sweet.

You didn't have to go
through all that trouble.

Oh, no, he did.

No trouble. It was
no trouble at all.

I-I just realized
that I'd been remiss

in not inviting the one
person who saved the 126

to break bread or
gluten-free pita

and say thank you.

So what's the ask?

There's no ask.

He wants you to
get him on Ascent.

I... I was getting to that.

Ascent, like the dating app?

- Mateo says you're on it.
- Yeah.

I mean, I never really use it,

but it's fun to
see who's on there.

So would you put in
a good word for me?

We're talking about
my street cred here.

You know, you rate
your dates on the app.

So if I get you on there

and you go all One
Night Strand on someone,

that-that could blow back on me.

That is a very hurtful moniker.

Marj, come on, have
some mercy on him, okay?

- He's desperate.
- Yeah... Uh...

Uh, I'm not desperate.

I mean, John
Cusack's on the app.

I'm cooler than John Cusack.

Way cooler.

Well, John Cusack now.

Yeah. Okay.

You get me on there, no
kitchen duty for two weeks.


I thought you knew
me better than that.

Okay, no kitchen
duty for two months.

- Done.
- Yeah.

Excuse me. Have you seen
Detective Washington?

No, I'm sorry.

What are you doing?

Nothing, I was just...

straightening the clutter.

Oh, there's no clutter.
That's my system.


I was just leaving, uh...


I pulled up all the traffic cam

within two miles of
Katie Conrad's home

around the time of the fire.

Um, I've been running plates.

Got through about
a third of them.

That must have taken hours.

It's no trouble. I've been
doing it on my own time.

There's a note in there
explaining everything.

I'll just get out of your way.

Officer Reyes.

Why don't you come have a seat?

Come on.

So I've been doing some digging
into that theory of yours

that Katie knew her abductor.

You agree?

I do and I don't.

Katie had a nanny
cam in her room.

It was destroyed in the fire.

But we pulled the footage
that was stored on the cloud.

Take a look at this.

Katie? Katie?

Wake up.

It's time to play.

Not tonight,
Mr. Whispers.

Aw. But don't
you wanna play with me?

I got you a present.

She-she talked
about Mr. Whispers.

I thought it was her
imaginary friend. How...

Well, it seems someone
hacked into your nanny cam.

Do you recognize that voice?

- No.
- No, no.

I've never heard it
before in my life.

Whoever this is
took our daughter?

It's likely, yes.

Do you ever share your
Wi-Fi passwords with anyone?

Friends, neighbors, maybe
workers at the house?

Yeah, sure.

We, uh, we redid our kitchen,
our master bath last year.

We gave it out to
the whole crew.

Troy, we have the password
written on the router.

We have parties,

people over all the time.

I wouldn't even
know where to start.

Start with the first name you
can remember and go from there.

Mrs. Conrad?

Do you remember when Katie first
mentioned her imaginary friend?

I don't know, but...

He'd been talking
to her for months.

What you thinkin' on so hard?

Kids growing up without
their daddies, I guess.

And somehow they make do.


You're gonna get a
paternity test, right?

Tommy, if I did
it would just be a formality.

That kid's mine.

Well, how can you be so sure?

Because I am.

Well, Gracie says you don't ever
remember even meeting the...

Okay, well, then that's
not quite accurate.

Well, hang on now.

I remember what happened.

I remember how she made me feel.

Was she special to you?

She was...

for one night. It was... yeah.

She was the prettiest thing you
ever saw on a quarter horse.

And she had just won, uh,
first prize in the barrel race.

- Mm.
- And she came strutting into this bar

where me and my brothers
Sam and Nate were at,

we were just getting drunk.

She walks right up to me and
grabbed me by my bolo tie.


She pulled me out
to the parking lot,

and, you know, I'm 22 years old
with a mouth full of marbles

going, "Okay."

How am I supposed to say no?

Hell, I don't know if
I would have said no.

And, uh, protection
wasn't a thing.

She was older, so I figured
she had that taken care of.

Oh, yeah, you really
were a dumb kid.

I thought I had a few more years
before I screwed up this whole...

being a daddy thing.

You didn't screw up a thing.

But you are gonna
do what's right.


The problem is, how
do I do this right

without hurting
the woman I love?


This is the one that's loose.

wow! Katie-cat, I see it.

- You know what this means?
- What?

Somebody is gonna
get a visit from the tooth fairy.


This is the one that's loose.

Oh, wow!
Katie-cat, I see it.

- Oh!
- Sorry, sorry.

Sorry, I didn't mean
to scare you. Sorry.

You're not the scary one.

Baby, it's 3:00 in the morning.
Will you come back to bed?


Not sure I could
sleep even if I did.

This is...

This is kind of terrifying.

Scoot over.

What exactly are we looking for?

Anything that can help us
identify who might be behind this.

How do we know it's not
just some Russian hackers?

Hackers don't usually
kidnap children,

especially without
a ransom demand.

You'll see, this feels...


Are you sure I'm
allowed, Mr. Whispers?

Of course,
you are. It'll be fun.

I don't know.

Do what I say.

That's a good girl.

That is so messed up.

He's grooming her.

nice, Katie-cat.

Thank you.

Who are you talking to, honey?

Mr. Whispers.

Okay, well, tell
Mr. Whispers it's bedtime.

Okay, Mommy.

Good night, Mr. Whispers.

And she lived
happily ever after.

Can we read another one?

It's gonna be fun.
- Do you like it?

That's a good girl.

Sleep in here tonight.

Just until
you fall asleep.

- I don't know.
Katie, do what I say.

What are
you still doing up?

Good night, Mr. Whispers.

What a cute
little rabbit, Katie-cat.

Who... Who said that?

I did, silly.

Who are you?

name is Mr. Whispers,

and we're gonna be best friends.

What a cute little
rabbit, Katie-cat.


Oh, my God!

What? What? What?

I think I know who did this.

Don't forget to pour some for
your guests too, Katie-cat.

Sorry, Otto. Sorry, Bun-Bun.

Her name is Danica Hendry.

She was Katie's nanny
until last year.

Right. The Conrads said
she moved out of state

to be with family
during the pandemic.

She did.

Until she rented an apartment
in Austin two months ago,

the same time the voice
started on the nanny cam,

and she's the only person
who calls Katie "Katie-cat."

Her accomplice must have
picked it up from her.

There's an accomplice now?

Well, the voice on the
nanny cam is a male voice.

Except it's not.

Digital Forensics
just sent this to me.

The unsub was using
an audio filter.

This is what we heard.

Katie? Katie?

Wake up. It's time to play.

And this is without the filter.

Katie? Katie?

Wake up. It's time to play.

That's her.

I'll see if forensics
can make a match.

I wouldn't wait for that.

Officer Reyes, I'm gonna need

more than a lady's
voice on a nanny cam

to get a judge to
issue a warrant.

There's also this.

Remember the traffic
cams I pulled?


This is Danica Hendry's jeep
leaving Katie's neighborhood

two minutes after
the fire started.

Austin PD!

Anyone here?

Quick, check the back room.

Go, go, go, on your right!

Move, move, move.

This is the police.

Show yourself if you're here.

Closet's clear.

Check under this bed.
This room's clear.

No sign of anyone.

Bedroom's clear.

House is clear.

We must have just missed Danica.

Stuff in the dry
rack is still wet.

Wherever Danica went,
she took Katie with her.

She was here.

That's the rabbit
from the video.

Alright. I want two unmarked units
on this house in case they come back

and put an Amber Alert
on Danica's jeep.

Let's just hope we
didn't miss our chance.

Don't cry, sweetie.

You're getting ice
cream for dinner.

I don't want ice
cream. I want my mommy.

I'm going to be your mommy now.


What can I get you?

Can we get two sundaes with...

Chocolate or caramel, honey?

: Chocolate.

Extra sprinkles.


I wanna go home.

Shut up! Just shut up!

I have been wanting to come to this
restaurant since I got into town,

I can't believe you
got a table so easily.

My boss comes here all the time.

They never know if I'm making a
reservation for him or myself.

Your boss being the
governor of Texas.

That's right.

Well, so Deputy Chief of Staff,
that must be really exciting.

If your idea of excitement

is red-lining speeches
about stagflation.

Bet you put out more
fires a day than I do.

- - So I always
imagine the world of politics

to be really smart people
walking briskly down corridors,

talking real fast and all
sort of sounding alike.

I-I don't know about smart,

but there are definitely
some fast talkers.

- Oh, Amber Alert.

Something wrong?

No, it's related to a
call we had recently.

It was an arson and
the girl went missing.

- I heard about that case.
- Yeah.

Poor thing. I hope
they get her back safe.

Me too.

So your profile says

you like hot yoga, Art
Deco, and Scorsese?

So do I. We like
the same things. I mean,

- what are the odds?
- Pretty decent, actually.

Ascent has the best
algorithm on the market.

Right. So what's your
favorite Scorsese movie?

I know this sounds sacrilegious,

but probably Wolf
of Wall Street.

I love Wolf of Wall Street.

- You do?
- Oh, yeah.

And we're supposed to say
Raging Bull or Taxi Driver,

- but those movies are so...

Did that just happen?

I believe it did.

Wolf just has style.

- Yeah, and swagger.
- Yes.

Yes, so much swagger.

I... If it weren't for Matthew
McConaughey stinking it up,

it would be the perfect movie.

You don't like
Matthew McConaughey?

Let's just say I am not a fan.

Oh, God, he's-he's not like your

golfing buddy or
something, is he?

No, no, no. I mean,
that would be awesome.

He's the finest actor
of his generation.

Oh! You're-you're serious.

Uh, we'll have to agree
to disagree on that one.


- Eh, it's all subjective.
- Hmm.

That's what makes a horse race.

Have you seen
Dallas Buyers Club?

I tried twice.

It's just like, we get it, dude.

You only ate one can of
tuna every day for a month.

I... I just find his acting
a little pretentious.

Well, if by
pretentious, you mean...

absolutely not
pretentious at all.

I mean, the man is the
antithesis of pretentious.

- He's genuine.


Because he says, "Alright,
alright, alright,"

and he plays the bongos naked?

- Partly.
- Pure shtick.

I know what this is all about.

- You... You do?
- Yeah.

You're scared he's
gonna run for governor.

And then you and your boss
would be out of a job.

You know, based on tonight, I
think he might have my vote.

Sounds like he had it before.

No, no, no. I would
never have voted for him

because that would
have only corrupted him

and take him off the screen.

Since you put it that way,
he might have my vote.

Okay! What can I get for you?

- Just the check.
- Just the check, please.

But you haven't
ordered anything.

I just wanna say one
thing more before you go.

Hey, bad dates happen.

Don't worry, I'm
not gonna blast you

on the app or anything.

Thank you. No, I was
just gonna say...

Have you seen the first
season of True Detective,

because if you don't like
him in that, then I...

Goodbye, Owen.

Hey! I'm gonna take your car.

What the hell? Hey!

Call the cops, he
is stealing my car!

Get out of the way or get in.


I... I'm calling 9-1-1.

Good. Put 'em on speaker.

You think this is funny?
This is kidnapping.

That's kidnapping.
This is carjacking.

That's the jeep from
the Amber Alert.

I need you to hold the phone up.

9-1-1. What's your emergency?

Yeah, this is Captain
Owen Strand, AFD.

I'm an active
pursuit of a vehicle

matching the description in
the Katie Conrad Amber Alert.

It's a red jeep headed
northbound on Houston.

Copy that, Captain
Strand. APD is en route.

I think they may be
headed for the freeway.

I'll relay to APD.

Do not attempt to confront

the suspect at this time.

I'll try.

- You'll try?
- You better buckle up.

I want my mommy.

- Oh!
I told you!

I'm your mommy now.

Did you see that?

We're not waiting for APD.

Hang on.

What the hell is wrong with you?
I have my daughter in the car.

That's not your daughter.
Get away from the car.

Oh, my God.

- Drop that knife!

Go check on the kid.

Hi. Honey, are you okay?

I wanna go home.

Oh, you will soon, I promise.

I need you to come
with me, okay?

You're safe now.

Hands! Let's see your hands!

- Captain Strand?
- You know him?

He's AFD. Captain of the 126.

And my father-in-law
more or less.

- Carlos.
- Owen.

Detective Washington says you
can come by the station tomorrow

- to give your statements.
- Thank you.

I know some worried
parents are going to be

very grateful to you both.

Well, uh, this was the
first date I ever had

that ended with handcuffs.

Yeah, why does that
not surprise me?

I will say this,
it wasn't boring.

I do know how to show a
woman a terrifying time.

It was a little like
being on a joyride

with Matthew McConaughey

in Dazed and Confused.

You like him in
Dazed and Confused?

Who doesn't like
Dazed and Confused?

No. That wasn't the
question I was asking.

Are you hungry?

I could eat.

I'm driving.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad,

there's somebody here
who'd like to see you.

Go on.

Hi, Mommy.
- Katie, come here, my baby.

Baby, we
missed you so much.

Oh, baby, come here.

I'm sorry I
burned our house down.

You did good work, Reyes.

- Thank you, Detective.
- Mm-hmm.

Anyone ever tell you
you are a pushy bastard?

Well, my boyfriend thinks
that I'm a control freak.

He's not wrong.

You ever think of taking
the detective exam?


Yeah, why not?

We could use a few
more pushy bastards.

- Hey, babe.

Is that pork roast I smell?


With some mashed potatoes.

Grandma Essie's green beans

with smoked turkey leg
and a little cornbread.

So what's the occasion?

Family dinner.

I say we got some things to
talk about, wouldn't you?


Yeah, I just didn't know when we
were gonna get back around to that.

Like, talkin'.

You were right about what
you said, though, Judd.

You are the same
man that I married.

A good man.

That's gonna do
right by that boy.

That's your family, Judd,

and that absolutely
makes him my family.

Have I told you lately
that marrying you was...

you know, by far the
smartest thing I ever did?

Yeah, but to be fair, you
don't set the highest bar.

Come here.

- You're mean.

- I love you.
Love you.

Go get changed,
we're having company.

Babe, you
gonna get that?

No, sir, you are.


- Howdy.

- Well, just come on in.
Yeah, thank you.

- I'm Grace.
- Hey.


Thank you for agreeing
to come see us.

I'll be honest.

When you called and told me

Wyatt had been out
to see y'all...

my first instinct
was to tell you

to throw away my son's number.

Forget all about this.

Pretend like it never happened.

I understand. Well, um...

We'll talk more about
it after we eat.

Sorry, I-I just realized

I-I... should have asked
if y'all even drink.

No, no, don't worry about that.

We do. We're gonna tonight.

Why don't you open the
wine, Judd? Let it breathe.

Yeah, I'm
gonna let it breathe.

We're all gonna
just breathe and...


Y'all really do
have a lovely home.

Thank you.

- Why don't you sit down?
- I'm sorry if...

...if what I
said came off rude.

I just...

When it comes to my son,

I think I may be a
little... overprotective.

You know, Wyatt's always
been a sensitive kid.

Always led with his heart.

I need you to understand

that I love that boy

more than anything
in this world.

And I'll do anything to
keep him from gettin' hurt.

Believe me, I know
exactly how you feel.

So who's-who's this?

This is our daughter. Charlie.

She really is so
precious, isn't she?

Do you wanna hold her?

Yeah, I... I would
love to, thank you.

Hello, darlin'.

Oh, she's beautiful.

Hi, darlin'.

Thank you.