Howdy everyone! Hope you enjoyed the recap of the pilot. Let's get the second episode party started, shall we?
We start with a little boy playing with a remote controlled boat in his backyard swimming pool. When his toy gets stuck, he gets out of the pool, only to hear a struggle inside his house. He creeps in, feet still wet, to find his parents and some other scary looking dudes arguing. His mom tries to call the cops, and a man pulls a gun. The boy screams "Mom!" and a shot rings out. The mom collapses, leaving the boy screaming. We don't know who fired the fatal shot.
We cut to a shot of the boy's new identity: Lonny McRoy is now "Leo Billups." We find out that the boy's father, Vernon, is a huge drug trafficker - and that he along with Luis and Jaime Cruz are accused of murdering Lonny's mom, Elizabeth. Lots of names; are you still with me? Cool.
Mary and Marshall look at the crime scene photos, while Stan explains that Lonny is entering the program by himself - not to testify against his dad for murder (he's already plead out to involuntary manslaughter), but because he has knowledge of his dad's drug dealings. Stan tells Mary she gets the pleasure of looking after the kid, but she balks. She "sucks" with kids. Marshall tells her she sucks with adults - she whacks him, he whacks her back. She whines, "I can't believe you'd hit a girl," and he deadpans, "You're no girl." Ha!
Mary meets with another WITSEC family to find "Leo" a new home. The mom (who is very pregnant) and dad seem very nice and normal. Mary tells the couple that Leo is sweet considering the world he comes from... but they are still hesitant to take the boy in. They decide to think about it while Mary joins the kid behind the two way mirror. He's funny and sarcastic, "Oh my God, are they praying? What kind of potato-head yolkles did you set me up with?" Heh. I like this kid, and clearly, Mary does too. And the couple decides they want to take him home.
After a commercial break, we see poor Mary trying to sleep while her mom has a loud and wild night next door. She allows it to go on and on, and says nothing. I'm sorry, but I would have kicked her out so fast the door would have spun. Gross! No parents having sex in my house, let alone next to my room!The next morning, Mary finally tells her mom that she's not allowed to have sleepovers, to get off her ass and get a job and that her sister needs to start paying rent or go back to Jersey. An eye-patched older dude then comes outside and asks who he has to sleep with to get a cup of coffee. Ew with a capital "E".
Mary and Marshall head over to Leo's adoption party at a park... everything seems to be going really well with his new family. Leo still has nightmares, but he's taken to his new sisters and brothers really well.
Mary returns home and her mom and sister have cleaned the house and made her favorite dinner. Of course, she feels like something bad must be going on, but turns out, Jinx got a job as a Dana Dean cosmetics woman, and all she needs is 2500 bucks to get started! Oh Jinx, you pain in the ass. Of course, Mary is a sucker and puts "transfer money to mom" on her handy-dandy to-do list.
Back at the office, some dude from the DOJ comes in and Mary cuts him off before he can even speak by saying Leo has all sorts of pending testimony, and they should just put it on tape. But, there's a problem: Vernon was released from prison and is suing for custody. Mary tells them no dice since he killed the boys mom, and to "strap on a pair" and do the right thing. HA! Apparently, in Indiana, state trumps federal in matters of custody. Mary is sure the only reason the bastard wants Leo back is to make sure he doesn't squeal any drug info.
At an airfield, Leo's parents meet up with DOJ guy (his name is Arlo, but that's just mean, so I'll call him DOJ guy) and Mary and are furious - maybe they'll keep him from testifying. But, a-hole DOJ guy says he'd be in breach of his WITSEC contract. Mary assures the parents that the judge won't give the father custody and that she'll bring Leo home.
Brandi and Jinx look at her products and Jinx assures her she'll be a wonderful saleswoman. Brandi looks doubtful. I feel doubtful that Ms. Scarlet could sell anything but her bustline at this stage in the game.
Mary, Marshall and the kid all stay in a safe house. Leo bilks the other law men out of some poker money (ha) and then it's bedtime. Marshall's pjs look more juvenile than Leo's (Double ha). Later, Leo starts crying that his real dad might think he doesn't love him anymore. Mary consoles him beautifully.
The next day, on the way to the courtroom, Vernon sees Leo and calls out to him. Leo responds but Mary whisks him away, and Marshal tells Vernon to step off or he'll consider him a "threat" to the boy.
In court, DOJ guy actually earns some points by trying to show the judge what a dangerous criminal Vernon is, but the judge ain't buyin' it because he hasn't been indicted on any of the other pending charges. Mary stands up and says she represents Leo's new family because they would be in danger if exposed to the public. The judge is a total beyotch and is about to deny the family custody when we hear a smash and a fire alarm sounds. They evacuate the room, but Mary realizes that this is a public building and records of the exits would be available. Outside, a sniper awaits Leo, but just as he enters the target, Mary snags him back to safety.
Back at the safe house, Mary promises to protect Leo.
Back with Brandi and Jinx - Jinx has decided that 10 bucks is enough of a profit to "celebrate" and then go to her eye-patched boyfriend's for a booty call. I'm so over Jinx already.
Later, Leo asks about Mary's gun. She shows them and explains what kind they are and then asks if he's ever fired one. He says no. Poor Leo... he asks Mary if his dad wants to kill him. She says no, but the people who work with him do. Then, he opens up and tells her that he has shot a gun... when the bad guys were after his mom. He basically reveals that he was the one who shot his mom, though he doesn't quite understand (or remember) that part of it.
Mary heads over to Vernon's to confront him about knowing that Leo/Lonny killed his mom. Mary realizes he's not quite the monster she thought he was, but she still doesn't want the boy to grow up in a drug dealer's world. She gives him pictures of Leo/Lonny with his new family that are all happy and smiling. We can see Vernon struggling with his decision.
Mary tells Marshall she can't turn Leo/Lonny over because they'll kill him for sure. Marshall agrees and says he'll help. The next day, the kid has to testify, and Mary gives him a good ol' pep talk.
Jinx has a meltdown when she sees her lover's dog has destroyed all her samples... of course, he won't repay her, making her feel like a big ol' hooker.
The judge finds for Lonny's dad, even though she detests Vernon. Just as she awards custody, he rescinds his petition and Lonny will be returned to his family. Awww, he does have a heart! Leo/Lonny is placed back with his family, and his biological dad gets to join the program and watch his boy grow up in safety.
Mary goes home to her mom passed out in her pink outfit. She tenderly covers her with a blanket, and goes to bed.
What did you think of the second episode? Does Jinx bug you like she bugs me?
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Howdy everyone! Hope you enjoyed the recap of the pilot. Let's get the second episode party started, shall we?We start with a little boy playing with a remote controlled boat in his backyard swimming pool. When his toy gets stuck, he gets out of the pool, only to hear a struggle inside his house. He creeps in, feet still wet, to find his parents and some other scary looking dudes arguing. His mom tries to call the cops, and a man pulls a gun. The boy screams "Mom!" and a shot rings out. The mom collapses, leaving the boy screaming. We don't know who fired the fatal shot.We cut to a shot of the boy's new identity: Lonny McRoy is now "Leo Billups." We find out that the boy's father, Vernon, is a huge drug trafficker and that he along with Luis and Jaime Cruz are accused of murdering Lonny's mom, Elizabeth. Lots of names; are you still with me? Cool. Mary and Marshall look at the crime scene photos, while Stan explains that Lonny is entering the program by himself not to ...