Walker (2021) s02e11 Episode Script


Didn't expect last night to-to end up like that.
What do you mean, when you followed me inside? I don't know, you could've been asking me to-to get - a spider or something - A spider? - Or change a lightbulb, I'm tall.
- That's ridiculous.
- Well uh, yeah.
- That's ridiculous.
Cordi, you know - that it's been there between us.
- Yeah.
I just didn't know if you thought it was a good idea.
Well I'm glad we're here.
And now that we are here, uh what are we? I'm not trying to put you on the spot.
- Or-or pressure you.
- Okay, um Just I-I need to know what to say to Augie and-and Stella.
Oh, no, no, no, hold on.
We mm-mm, I don't, I don't want to force any kind of role on them.
I'm not Em and I would never ever - try to be ever - I know.
And I'm not Hoyt and I'm not trying to be Hoyt I-I-I would lose my job You would lose your job.
I know that, Ger, and the kids, they know that.
I mean, they're more mature than I-I'd like to accept.
Let me just let's just give it a minute.
You know what I mean, just Things just changed.
- Right, so let's - Right, right.
- Okay.
- Of course.
How about this? Uh Let's, um let's make a pact.
You and me, all right? Okay.
We got to make a deal.
If we start feeling like this is going somewhere we're not comfortable we call each other out.
- Oh.
- We can use a safe word.
- I love that, a safe word.
- Yeah? - Great, what is it? - Yeah, safe word, yeah.
Uh - Dolly.
- "Dolly"? - Dolly, mm-hmm.
- "Dolly," as in Parton? No, "Dolly," as in her cloned sheep namesake.
It was all over the news - when you moved to town.
- Oh, yes! We geeked out about it.
- Right! Yes, yes! - Yes! Oh, my God! How did no one else in our class find this incredible scientific advancement fascinating? - Teenagers are tough.
- They are tough.
Hence my hesitation about telling the kids.
Right? Hey! Well, good morning, Cordell.
What, you been to war? Been to something.
- Mm-hmm.
- No.
I just, uh Hey, Dad.
Augie, hey.
Welcome home.
Look, i-it's good that we're all here now.
I need to show you something.
Of course.
What's up? Okay, I'm not really sure what to believe at this point, but when you compare the property lines, they don't match up, which could mean we're living on the Davidsons' land.
What? Liam, if that's true, we need to fix it.
Before it gets out of hand.
Marv and I were never quite the same after we lost the baby.
He just drew further and further away from me until one day, he was just gone.
I'm sorry for all that you've lost.
I'm just looking for some closure.
Why won't you just tell me what you know? Your life hasn't been easy.
And these were never my secrets to tell.
And I'm sorry.
Digging it up will only bring you more pain.
Thank you so much for that life lesson, Abby.
It's gonna be all right.
So how do we square this up? I imagine with something more current than an antique map or some land survey.
- When is this from? - That's why I need us all on the same page.
Dad? I'm gonna need your copy of the deed to the ranch, or anything with a more current date of ownership to override the Davidsons'.
Well, we have papers, don't we, Bon? Yeah, I-I think our-our youngest has a case of idle hands.
The Walkers have worked this land for generations.
There's nothing more to ownership than that.
- Liam's just trying to help.
- Right.
- Um - All right, fine.
If it will put y'all at ease, I will call my lawyer My lawyer and sort this all out with him.
At his hourly rate.
Wait - Dad? - Yeah.
Dad! I really need Dad to cooperate with us.
Yeah, Cordell, would you please talk some sense into your father? You heard Mom, go! - If the Davidsons catch wind of this - Okay.
Liam, I know, I know.
Um I can't look into this right now, okay? Work.
But I will.
I'll get to the bottom of it.
Okay? Abeline's not home, Marvin.
That's probably for the better.
Since I think you and I need to have our own chat.
Turns out, you Walkers have been living on borrowed land Since 1873.
Seems to me, y'all overstayed your welcome.
See for yourself.
"By default, the agreed upon "land will revert to original ownership "by John Davidson and proceeding heirs.
"Save for the invocation of give and take in the distribution of land.
" Yeah, Stan Morrison said this might come up.
But my family has run a ranch on this land for years.
It's ours.
Adverse possession and whatnot.
You think that'll hold up in court? Your word against a legal document? Well, I guess I'm willing to find out.
Why are you bringing this up now, Marv? You hurting for money so bad you'd threaten to kick me off my land? Just thinking about legacy.
Look I'm not wild about the two of us in suits, hiding behind lawyers.
You got a better idea? How about a little give and take? Okay.
All right.
- Thanks.
- Great.
Thanks, Rusty.
- Yes, sir, thank you.
- My boy here hooked us up with some friends and family discounts today.
Your boy here has some nice prison tats.
Well, reformed, obviously.
We're friends.
Yeah, since when? Since about, uh, 20 minutes before you got here.
Yeah, sure, all right.
Look, more friends in Austin means more chances to find Miles.
- All right, you're on.
- Yep.
All right, I'm climbing.
And I trust my instincts.
Like rock-climbing.
Don't look back.
Face what's ahead.
Take it one step at a time.
Okay, so, uh a lot of metaphors about trusting yourself.
I get it.
Can't trust myself entirely.
After all, I didn't immediately write you off.
No, no, you didn't immediately write me off.
You tased me and shoved me in the trunk, which is so much better than being written off.
Everyone knows that.
All right, looking good.
Keep it going, you're almost there.
Now we're rock and rolling.
All right and - Bam! - Look at that.
- Not too bad.
- All right.
Coming down.
- Nice job.
- Thank you very much, sir.
By the way, speaking of, uh, taser-gate, hope that's not how you treat all your new friends.
Speaking of new friends, I was supposed to meet the D.
in person today.
Her office canceled last minute.
Well give her a chance.
Look, once you meet her, you'll like her.
All right? She's good people.
Cool, so I should disregard everything I've heard about the feud of the century? Look, it doesn't affect our work.
All right, for what it's worth, I trust her.
So regardless of who her family is, believe me.
- Am I set? - Yeah, pulley's on.
Okay, climbing.
- Climb on.
- Yep.
So love thy D.
neighbor much? Better tone that down, especially if things with Geri are a go.
Don't think I didn't clock the little pep in your step.
Yeah, well, uh, don't get too excited.
Thanks for the nudge.
I don't want it to be weird.
You know, my kids have known Geri their whole lives.
Yeah, but what kind of little monsters did you raise if they don't want you to be happy? - Okay, all right.
- Trust your instincts.
I do trust my instincts, obviously.
I mean, I'm up here on a dang wall in the middle of a Hey! Hey, hey, hey, you're not supposed to let go! You're not supposed to look down.
Well, I-I am looking down and you Seriously?! - Am I set? - I'm back.
Halfway there.
Yeah, tell me about it.
You want to race? No, I'm not interested.
Oh, come on.
So my dad only came home this morning.
He slept somewhere else last night, and then wouldn't say much else.
Well, that sucks.
"That sucks"? That's all you have to say about it? Colton, are you okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
It's just Why don't you just talk to Todd about this stuff? What? No, I get it, maybe a fling just isn't a good listener.
What do you mean, "a fling"? Your rebound.
Your first relationship since the infamous Trevor.
You know, August agrees that this probably isn't the romance of the century.
Okay, that's pretty presumptuous and disrespectful of you and August! Why would he even say that to you? Do you really not know why, Stella? It's my fault.
No it isn't, baby.
Uh, do you want scrambled or sunny-side up? Um, you know what? I don't have much of an appetite since that Serano mess, so You know what, you can't resist my huevos rancheros.
I think we're out of beans, I'm gonna run to the store.
Yes? I got to ask you.
Is there something that you're not telling me? No one wants to fix us more than I do, all right? - I'll be right back.
- Okay.
Trouble? I picked up on your tone.
I'm not sure that Dan did.
Some things have come up.
And I don't know what to think.
What things? You know how he saved Liam's life at Walker Ranch? - Yeah.
- Dan could've just shot that guy in the leg and disarmed him.
But he chose to shoot him in the back and kill him.
Now why would he do that? Look, honey, I don't know, he panicked.
You know, he was just acting in the moment.
I don't know.
It just doesn't sit right with me.
And we have been struggling so much.
I'm asking myself why.
Is is it worth it? Oh, honey, look, marriage is-is full of compromise.
Now I loved your daddy.
But I'd be lying to you if I said I never considered walking away.
Yeah, I remember.
A partner's dishonesty can cause a lot of problems.
You just do what's right for you.
Nobody knows what goes on between two people.
Yeah, okay.
At least, most of the time nobody knows.
Okay, what's that about? Is that about your talk with Abeline? She and your father spoke before he passed.
About what? Yeah, yeah, you'd think she'd say.
If Cordell hadn't left that lantern in the barn, your father would still be alive today.
Everybody knows it, including their family.
- I don't want to talk about this.
- Well, it's the truth.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Uh, earlier were you saying something about a lantern? Ah, you heard that, yeah.
It's ancient history.
It's not your concern.
O-Okay, well, August was saying something about a lantern with his family's brand or whatever.
And he got it from the burnt-out barn.
In our barn? Yeah, he had it in his house, but he didn't show it to me.
Well, that's tasteless.
You know, if I took that lantern to the authorities, the Walkers might finally get their comeuppance.
Well, maybe I could get it from August.
I mean, it's not cool that they have it.
I mean, considering what it means.
Well, thank you, Colton.
Good to know you're on my side.
Ger? I was thinking, uh, about dinner tonight, you know, at the ranch, um why don't we? Why don't we go ahead and tell the family? You know, about us? - Oh.
- Yeah.
O-Okay, um - A dinner announcement that's - Yeah, yeah, sure.
Very serious.
Yeah, well, uh, I I am serious.
Dolly? Wait, D-Dolly, Dolly? Just like a little Dolly.
Oh, you got to be kidding me.
What, what's that about? Oh, it's nothing, Liam, he's, he's he's obsessing about whether or not our family is in a land dispute, and I told him I was gonna take care of it.
- A land dispute? - Yeah.
With the Davidsons? Yeah, but it-it's nothing.
I mean, I'll-I'll handle it.
I don't want to get you mixed up in all my old family crap.
- Yeah, but it's me.
- Yeah.
I know all of your old family crap.
Okay, you are all over the place right now, buddy.
"Buddy"? Bu? So-so "Dolly" - and now "Buddy"? - No! Oh, my God! - It was a little Dolly! - What did I do? - Stop, stop.
- I do but Stop.
What? Okay.
- Yeah.
- Oh.
Yeah, I'm gonna I'll see you at dinner.
Uh Yeah.
You know, I know a good shop that tints car windows.
Just in case y'all need a little bit more - privacy.
- Oh, my God! Stop.
So y'all are finally giving it a shot! It's about damn time.
It's a developing story.
Uh-huh, so what should the tabloids call you? Gerdell? Corri? Oh, my No, no, no! Cordri! Stop it, I'm trying to avoid labels.
Okay, labels mean expectations.
You know, people buy a brand of liquor for their nostalgia, familiarity, status.
But no labels means you don't know what you're gonna get.
And you can't be mad if what's inside that bottle doesn't meet your expectations.
Yeah, it could be intoxicating or it could be toxic.
Or it could be that you're hiding behind a well-crafted metaphor.
Well, you are lightyears better than the guidance counselor that we had.
All I'm saying is we're just trying to find our footing.
I don't really know where I land.
Look, it might be like that thing when a when a Ranger cares about you and wants to keep you from the mess in their lives.
But, listen, from where I'm standing, it sounds like both you and Walker want to get to the same place.
I mean, I hope so.
Me, too.
This is all happening so fast! I thought we were in a good place together! I was trying to be! But I know that you were part of Serano's surveillance operation.
I saw the footage.
Then you weaseled an immunity deal from me.
- From behind my back! - I did that to protect you.
And I did that to protect your career! Hey, do you know what I put up with?! I had to sit there and watch you practically sit in his damn lap! Do you know how exhausting it is? To sit here and try and figure out if you're lying? - Come on.
- Dan, we are not gonna get anywhere fighting like this just get out.
You're kicking me out.
You're kicking me out? I am a good father to Colton and I am loyal to this family.
You need this family.
And you rely on my job to protect you.
Thank you for that.
You know, I know that I might not be the best person, - Dan - but you know where I came from.
And how hard I've worked.
The Walkers are not good people.
They've been gunning for us the second we got here.
I don't understand how you trust them.
I don't.
It's not about them.
It's about us.
Get out.
All right, yeah, I appreciate it, Counselor.
All right.
Hold on.
Have a seat.
I found this lantern in your room.
You gonna tell me how it got there? Yeah, uh - I, uh - He found it when he fell through the roof of the Davidsons' barn.
Stella, what the heck? Davidsons' barn? Anyone see you take it? Yeah, just some friends we had over.
And I told Dad we went to the barn later, so Your dad knows? You know, going on someone else's property without them knowing is trespassing, son.
You're right, yeah.
I'm sorry.
It's just a lantern.
Well, you damn well know it's not just that or else you wouldn't have hidden it.
I should've dealt with this a long time ago.
You're lucky that no Davidsons saw.
But that'll be the last time.
You hear? Loud and clear.
No more secrets.
Yes, sir.
All right.
Go on.
Why would you do that, Stel? Why would you even say that to Colton? What, I should just let my friend fall flat on his face like that? It wasn't your place to tell him what to do or what not to do.
I'm sorry, I just didn't want to lose another friend, Stella, because of because of you.
Like everything that's happened is all my fault? What you said about me and Todd is messed up.
Okay, ho, ho, hold on, wait a second.
What, what's going on here? Why are we fighting? Stel? Augie? Okay, I said that you know, she was still getting over Trevor Strand.
And she's not ready for something serious.
And this whole thing with Todd just isn't.
You don't know how I feel.
About Trevor or Todd.
And it's not up to you.
I know, I I just mean, don't you feel like you deserve a little bit of fun? Stel, you know, someone that is-is less adjacent to family drama? I feel like we all deserve that.
I'm sorry.
Hey? She knows.
But, hey, will you, uh get ready for supper? I'm, I'm gonna talk to your sister.
- Stel, uh - Dad? As weird as it is when you walk-of-shame it, I guess it's cool that you're getting back out there.
Thanks, Stel.
Do you think Augie has a point? About it being too soon? I mean, how do you know when you should open up with someone? Or trust them? Stel, I think, um I think, I think you'll know when you know.
But I also think your daddy might not be the best person to ask about this because I'm still trying to figure it out myself.
Hey, um why don't you get ready for supper, okay? Hey.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- You gonna? - Yeah! Yeah.
All Rangers within a five-block radius of South Congress.
Drunk in public, but handle with care.
The D.
's husband is in need of an escort home.
Please be discreet.
Howdy, sir.
I'm Ranger Perez.
How about you come down off the truck here and we'll get you home to the D.
? Oh, my wife? I love her so much.
Bet she'll be glad to see you, too.
I doubt it.
She hates me.
I love her, but she hates me.
Maybe she'll hate you a little less if you're home safe with her and not drunk in public? Yeah, you're right.
Ooh! You got it? No, that way, that way.
You good? Howdy, ma'am.
Ranger Perez.
Appreciate your help with this.
Wish we were meeting on different terms.
Perez is, uh, Walker's new partner.
Oh, well, if you're with Walker, you're not on our side.
Or I'm Switzerland.
You know, the D.
doesn't trust any Walkers.
Okay, Dan, that's enough.
Just go get some water.
I'm sorry.
Uh, we should've kept our earlier meeting - on the books.
- No.
It's more memorable this way.
Look, I've read your file.
And I am up to speed on your search for Ranger Vyas.
DPS might consider it a waste of time, but I'd be willing to be as discreet and as helpful as I can be, if you could also be discreet.
- Oh, why don't we - All right.
Thank you, Daddy, thank you, Mama.
That was great.
Oh, here, I'll get this.
- Oh, I'll take yours.
- Oh, thanks, Stel.
No problem.
Look at that.
Listen, I know that I threw out a Dolly earlier.
But it was out of my own fear.
No, fear - that wasn't the right word.
- It's okay.
- It's scary.
- It is scary.
But it's not bad.
I'm good to make it real.
- Let's say it.
- Now? - I mean, this is - Your brother's gonna figure it out.
The deed is a problem.
Told you to leave it alone, Liam! How is the deed on file from the 19th century? Okay? We have to update it, and clear up the language.
You are just aggravating the hell out of me, son.
Walkers have lived on this stretch of land for generations.
All the more reason that we should re-litigate it, clear up the vague stipulations.
A deed should explicitly grant us ownership.
I'm not sure why it doesn't.
Hey, hey, why don't we, uh table this talk for another time? Uh, we wanted to-to say something.
Uh, we, you know, we can get into crossing lines at a different time.
Yeah, well, speaking of crossing lines, your son went to the Davidsons' barn and you didn't tell me.
Need I remind you what happened last time that a Walker trespassed on Davidson grounds? It was harmless, Daddy.
Yeah, well, harmless then may not be so harmless now.
Your son put us in Denise Davidson.
The Davidsons want to meet ASAP.
Neutral ground.
Maybe you'll finally get your peace summit, Cordell.
Hi there.
So what do we owe the pleasure? A friend at the County Assessor's Office tipped me off.
There's been a curious uptick in looking into our properties.
So I know you have the deeds.
Show it to me.
Okay, uh, Liam? Got to say, uh, this feels like, like a bit of an ambush, you know? Apologies, that's not very neighborly.
You Walkers aren't exactly the poster family for neighborly behavior either.
Okay, hold on, let's all keep our heads cool, keep our wits about us.
- We-we can talk this through civilly.
- Mm-hmm.
Well, from the language here, this land has always been ours.
Your family borrowed it for a period.
But it should've been returned.
What about adverse possession? Squatter's rights? Then your father or your grandfather should've put that down in writing once they were able to claim it.
Well, we don't have those documents on hand right now, but years of tax returns will go against a vaguely written deed from 1873.
What are you saying? We're gonna have to go to court to sort this out? - Again.
- And how's that gonna look? The D.
suing her neighbors over a centuries-old land dispute? Careful who you hitch your wagon to there, honey.
I mean, she does have a point.
The D.
's office had a shady track record before me.
And we don't want to be drawing comparisons.
All right.
August! So what about the stipulation in the deed? An invocation of something.
I'm not gonna let my family concede when I don't know what "give and take" means.
"Give and take" It's a horse racing term.
The give-and-take plate was awarded to the winner of the race where horses over a certain height carried more weight for fairness.
Doesn't make sense in a land deed.
They used to settle disputes with horse racing.
It's like, you know, a quickdraw, but without the firearms.
Progressive, great.
But is that even relevant today I mean, would that hold up in a court of law right now? So long as there's a contract, yeah, I mean, I guess it could.
I got one.
Right here.
Between me and Marv.
Marvin came to me, said he wanted to take back the land that his family gave the Walkers in 1873.
You've known about this since then? I have.
Neither one of us wanted to get wrapped up in the legal nuances.
And Marv was bent on getting things settled quick and dirty, so he proposed that we A horse race? Are you joking? I'm not.
If I won, our family would keep living on the land like we have for years.
If Marv won the land would revert back to the Davidsons and we'd be forced to leave.
Okay, uh, what-what happened? Well, Marv died in the fire.
And while I was, and still am, incredibly sorry for your loss, no one else knew about the agreement after Marv passed, and I thought it was best no one else should.
You knew we had a stake to this land and you said nothing? First the lantern, - the deed, now this.
- Ah, well, hell, Gale.
You want to talk about a stake in land? 149 years.
Walkers have worked and cared for this land for 149 damn years.
- 'Cause you stole it! - Our land, our land.
Okay, okay, okay, we're not any closer to resolving this.
Marv and Dad, they never fulfilled this contract that they signed, so what are we gonna do? How about we pick up where they left off? A race between families under Marv's terms.
But how about we raise the stakes whoever wins, owns all of this land, in perpetuity.
That's quite a gamble, Gale, considering that you only have that one injured horse that the kids rescued.
You don't know that.
- Well, maybe I do.
- You don't.
Okay, hold on, we're not gonna solve this with some Wild West means - of negotiation.
- Yeah, this is nuts, it's nuts.
It's also a tradition that both our fathers honored.
So let's just go back home, and start drawing up a contract.
Liam? Are you kidding me? Draw up a contract for Challenge accepted.
I'm just curious to see which one of you Davidsons saddle up.
I bet you are.
All right, I think this language spells things out nicely.
- I'll type it up.
- Great.
I can't believe this is happening.
It's like I said.
It's tradition.
Best of luck, William.
You, too.
Since you have personally gone out of your way to dig into my family's business multiple times since we've come back to Austin, I want you to be the first to know I'm having my office reopen my father's wrongful death investigation.
You'll have to recuse yourself, you know.
Otherwise it will look like you're using the county's resources for a personal vendetta against my family.
It's not about our families, Liam.
It's about exposing the truth.
Okay, on a scale of one to ten, how mad are you at me? I'm not mad, Bon.
I'm not even disappointed, I'm just shaken.
And I see why you would keep that to yourself all those years.
And I've kept something to myself for a long time, too.
Marv came to me a day or two before the fire.
And he told me that the baby he and Gale had that we thought had died after being born survived.
The baby survived? The baby had a medical condition and Marv was afraid that he wouldn't be able to afford the costs or the emotional toll.
Again, seeing what they went through with Denise's heart problems.
So he gave the baby away.
And I told Marv he needed to let Gale know, I mean, family talks to family.
But I don't know if he ever got the chance.
Why are you coming out about this now? Well, right after Marv died, I wanted to tell Gale.
I'd want to know if that was my baby.
I meant why are you just coming out about this to me now? I don't know.
I got tired of carrying it alone, I guess.
You know how that feels.
Well, go ahead.
Yell at me for not saying anything.
Do you think that that's why Marv came on a tear about the land back then? I mean, I wondered why he suddenly needed money, but Oh, Abby, I wish you would've told me.
Well, I am not proud of what I've done.
Or what I didn't do or didn't say.
But you didn't have to accept Gale's challenge.
Well, I guess it's too late for that now, isn't it? Well, I guess it is.
It's a nice night.
I-I meant the sky.
Yeah, I mean, it didn't really, uh, go down the way I was hoping tonight would, would, would turn out.
You're so official.
I'm pretty sure everyone knows.
Please don't forget all of the years that I have been here with you as a friend.
Whatever you're facing, whatever it is, I'm in your corner.
Okay? Well, hope Dad and Aunt Geri aren't a fling.
Also is it weird to keep saying the whole "aunt" thing? I don't think they're a fling.
I think they might start something serious.
Oh, yeah, well, how do you know? I just do.
It feels right.
And just to say it, I think Todd and I might be getting pretty serious, too.
Oh, you're quiet as a church mouse, Geraldine.
You about gave me a stroke.
Sorry, Bon.
I'm sure you had more than enough surprises tonight.
- Oh, my goodness.
I guess so.
- Yeah.
Sure was nice seeing you and Cordell getting cozy though.
He's, uh, he's he's out there training for the race.
- Probably trying to process it all.
- Yeah.
Well, night ride's good for thinking.
There's no distractions.
We should've been celebrating your future though, not digging up the past.
Well for what it's worth, I do admire your cowboy spirit.
How you take care of your land, your home.
You always have.
Reminds me of my dad.
Always family first.
Just trying to do right by kin.
We do what's best Yeah, Cordell's probably gonna be a while.
You should probably get some shut-eye.
All right, good night.
All right, good night, darling.
- Sweet dreams.
- Yeah.

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