There’s an old saying: ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ and the ladies of Blood & Oil take this saying to heart, causing chaos that will affect everyone.
Let’s bitch it out…
I’m going to start with the biggest bomb: Wick (Scott Michael Foster) finally gets a clue that his dad Hap (Don Johnson) is having an affair with his girlfriend Jules (India de Beaufort). Or ex-girlfriend now, I suppose. Regardless. Wick and his dad were having sex with the same woman at the same time. There aren’t words for that kind of betrayal, but Wick handles it in the best way possible. You know, I’ll admit that I’m not Wick’s biggest fan by any stretch of the imagination, but there are two particular scenes where I was rooting for the guy.
- His speech at Jules’ birthday party, and
- His scene in Jules’ apartment when he confronts her about sleeping with his dad. (No matter how many times I type it, it still doesn’t get any less gross).
Instead of freaking and causing a scene like Carla (Amber Valletta) assumed he would, Wick hits Jules where it hurts the most: her trust and love of Hap. I must interrupt my praise of Wick to reinforce how Carla also plays her part to perfection. She’s no dummy and she sends Wick right into the lion’s den hoping for some fall-out because she’s tired of being played for a fool. Unfortunately for Carla, Wick has other things in mind. With flawless delivery, he hits the nail on the head, going over everything Jules wondered after Hap wronged her four years ago and then showed up out of the blue. It’s not like she hasn’t been in town the entire time and he couldn’t find her at any time. But the moment Hap knows she’s dating his son – bam! – Hap becomes interested again. Seeing a strong, independent woman like Jules act this way around a man like Hap makes me afraid for all of the ladies out there. She bought it all, and our only salvation now will be if Wick’s words got through her thick skull and she actually breaks things off for real. Please writers, give me that much!
In a weird turn of events that don’t make much sense, Hap’s first wife Annie (Lolita Davidovich) flies Billy (Chace Crawford) and Emma (Peyton List) to Houston to tell them she won’t be working with them after all. But then Billy gives her a strange reverse psychology speech that didn’t particularly impress, but it seems to work on Annie, which is all that matters. The look on Hap’s face when Annie walks into his office to say that she and Billy own land he was fighting for is awesome. This proves one very important point: when doling out revenge after being scorned, it is always best to have boatloads of money.
I’m not entirely sure why Billy lies to Cody (Rebecca Rittenhouse) about being on a trip out of state with another woman for the day, but he does. And it is pretty bad timing considering she spends the day assuming he is guilty of assault and attempted murder of the man who just. won’t. die, Garry (Paul Rae). Seriously. This guy probably should’ve died, or at least ended up in jail back in episode two, yet somehow he keeps on kickin’ (even after being left for dead in a remote wooded area three days earlier). The doctors say he probably won’t make it through the night, but in the least suspenseful moment of the episode, Garry wakes up to give us a cliffhanger ending.
- I barely even want to address Kess (Keston John) and his wife going back to Nigeria. Aside from bringing Wilson Bethel back into my life for a brief moment, the weird food truck storyline brought nothing to the show besides giving Cody and Billy some friends. See ya never, folks.
- AJ (Adan Canto) has the blowup of the night when he freaks on Lacey (Miranda Rae Mayo). He basically calls her a rich bitch and tells her to stick to Twitter. I commend you, sir. This is basically like all my previous rants about how she’s from California. We get it. You’re rich and you think you’re better than everyone. Move along lady or be less annoying, please.
With only three more episodes to go, the end game seems to be shaping up. Do you think the FBI actually have an air tight case like they claim? Do you think Hap will end up being arrested? Will Garry be able to rat out Billy and Wick? Sound off below!
Blood & Oil airs Sundays at 9pm EST on ABC