It’s time to wrap up this season. Thanks to those of you who stuck with me through this season, it seemed a bit rougher than usual. I don’t think we will get a nice happy bow on the season tonight. I am not sure we will even find out what happened to Luis. I think things are going to be left as unfortunate as they were when we found them. I’m hoping for a good outcome for Gabi, but I’m not counting on that either.
Because I tape so much on Sunday nights, the first minute or so of this show was clipped. When I arrive on the scene Dustin is in a shelter somewhere and has found Shae’s ultrasound photo. Eventually, Dustin and Kimara tell the police about Shae’s murder. It was not until they were at the police station that Kimara realized the dead girl was Shae. She goes to identify the body.
Dustin gets arrested. Kimara is furious. Kimara was planning to quit social worker after the she was asked to make new financial records to get more funding. But now she says she doesn’t care about anyone else’s motives anymore as long as they suit her purpose. She wants to take the job and is demanding a $15K raise. She uses the money for her in vitro sessions.
With her sister back in jail, Jeanette is taking care of the two girls. She goes to talk to her husband about coming home. He’s an ass. He tells her she will have to talk to Laurie Ann about bringing the girls with here. What the heck? His sister makes his decisions regarding his wife and their family?
Laurie Ann is such a horrible person. It seems JD is going to take the blame for the dead migrants in court and do time for something he had nothing to do with and was heartbroken over. Laurie Ann says that Jeanette can bring the girls to live with her and her husband because they need a new generation to take over. She is so creepy she reminds me of a female Warren Jeffs.
For a minute there it looks like Jeanette is going to fight back and do what is right. For a second I thought she was going to advocate for JD. It almost happened and then we saw her back at the rallies saying that she is proud to be a part of the Hesby Farm and extolling their virtuous treatment of their workers. Oh Jeanette, you were their only hope. Jeanette had escaped and now she is a prisoner of the farm just like the workers. Just like her husband. Laurie Ann is a hideous creature.
Gabi is in a hospital, but I am not sure how she got there. The last thing I remember was she got arrested with the boy, Nicky. She seems to be on lots of drugs given to her by a nurse that speaks French. I would think this was some sort of a flashback but she has bandages on her arms from where she was burned. The only thing I understood that she said was, “It’s not right/fair.”
It’s so weird for Timothy Hutton to play such a terrible person. It messes with my head.
Oh wow, the letters that Gabi sent to her son were received. He has come into town and has shown the investigators letters from her where she tells him about the living conditions and abuse. FINALLY something good happens. The police have a warrant to search the house.
Nick goes to meet with Clair. Nicky has been placed with Child and Family Services. We find out it is Clair, and not Nick as we thought who was abusing Gabi. Nick doesn’t care where the boy is or about any of it. He thinks he can make it all go away. He is angry about the financial hit he will take covering it up. He tries to tell Clair she was just trying to deal with a crazy person. Clair tells him that she poured scalding water on her more than once. Clair says that it was Nick’s constant abuse from the moment she got pregnant that caused her to be abusive to Gabi. Clair says she wants to confess. She begs him to take care of Nicky while she is in prison. When Nicky is brought to his father, in a wordless scene, Timothy Hutton is able to convey seeing his son for the first time. It was truly an outstanding moment of acting. I had chills.
Then we get another dramatic scene with Gabi and her son. He tells her that the woman is going to plead guilty. That she will probably do a year in jail. Gabi wonders why it is just a year. Her son says they don’t care about us. Gabi wants to stay and go to court and say her piece. Her son says there is no point. Gabi is worried about the boy. Her son is very angry with her for raising other people’s children instead of him. They bicker a bit and he starts to leave. Gabi asks him why they always step on each other. He returns and sits next to her and places his hand on hers.
We end with a sad montage of courtrooms. Clair, Nick, Nicky, Gabi, and her son in one courtroom, the Hesby Family in another, and Dustin and Kimara in a third. It’s another wordless montage that ends with the dead victims standing in the back of the courtroom.