As the episode starts, we find Jesse and his father, Roberto, sitting
in Paul's office. Jesse speaks about how he tried to sneak on a train
to Providence, without much luck. He was found out by a conductor who
took him to the office and he would not release the young man until the
fare was paid. Not having anyone to call, Jesse called Roberto in
Buffalo to come get him. The trip took his father eight hours. Roberto
tells Paul that Jesse will not be coming again and wants to know how
much he owes, at the same time he makes a comment about Paul's wisdom
for letting his suicidal son be by himself, instead of calling him.
A disappointed Paul wants to have a word with Jesse alone in the
office. A jovial Jesse shows another side of his complex personality by
telling Paul about the way this trip with his old man helped them to
bond with each other in ways they had not even thought about. Paul is
reluctant about the decision Roberto made, but he is resigned to let
As Paul and Jesse continue with their talk, the relationship with
Marissa comes up. PaUl stresses the importance of communicating with
his adopted mother. Paul also touches on the fact that Jesse should not
fear loving the people that have cared for him without asking anything
from him in return. A disappointed Paul triggers something in Jesse,
who raises his voice. RoberTo irrupts in the room asking his son to
apologize to Paul. Then the two of them leave. Paul watches them get
into a truck that reads "D'Amato & Sons"
The episode was written by Sarah Treem and directed by Jim McKay. It is
the final time Jesse and Paul will meet. The therapy for Jesse might
did work, at times, but one cannot predict how it will help him in the
long road. By accepting himself and the situation that brought him to
Dr. Weston might pay, after all. Gabriel Byrne and Dean DeHaan worked
well together, no small accomplishment for the actors under the
guidance of Mr. McKay.
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