On the Cousineau home, Gene (Henry Winkler) is on the defensive after punching Barry final week on the set of “Legal guidelines of Humanity,” searching the window and anticipating the bringer of demise any minute. “I pissed off the mistaken man,” he says. “Dad, you do this every single day,” Leo replies. (One factor I’ll word: in rewatching the primary two seasons of this present previous to season three, I really feel like this one is leaning a bit more durable on the concept Gene was an actual piece of trash within the a long time previous to being an performing trainer. It is … an attention-grabbing notion that solely feels excessive now due to how calmly dealt with it was beforehand.) Although Gene needs to depart city, he is greeted on the door by his agent Tom (Fred Melamed), who says that in some way … effectively, the producers beloved what he did on “Legal guidelines of Humanity,” they usually need him again for extra scenes. “That present is large! It will get, like, a 1.6 within the demo!” Once more, “Barry” is aware of tips on how to lower deep with its trade satire, at the least for anybody who pays consideration to the regular decline of community TV scores.
Barry, in the meantime, has returned to NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan) after glumly committing to killing the Bolivian military led by Fernando (Miguel Sandoval), the father-in-law of Cristobal (Michael Irby). He’s, nonetheless, a bit dismayed to study that he is meant to kill them through bomb, and in addition that it is a “them” and never a “he.” After NoHo Hank units Barry up with a detonation app — turning on all the important thing issues like photograph entry and site providers, as a result of duh — he exhibits him the placement of the unsteady bomb: on the far fringe of a car parking zone to be collected, even because it continues to make very unusual and ominous ticking noises. As tenuous as Barry’s destiny is … effectively, it is early within the season’s fourth episode, so he isn’t about to chunk the massive one, rigorously choosing up the field and leaving with it.
Sally (Sarah Goldberg), in the meantime, is preparing for the massive premiere of her present “Joplin,” each getting fitted and dictating her speech to her now-assistant Natalie (D’Arcy Carden) whereas struggling to determine the fitting word to strike. (This, at the least, permits for Carden to get to do some goofy voices as Natalie fails to understand that Sally is attempting to put in writing a speech speaking about how she’s come to this point since her Midwestern youth, not some random woman within the sticks.)
Although Gene has Tom take him to a neighborhood retailer to purchase new baggage after his baggage collapsed underneath the load of all his garments when packing to depart city, he is shocked to satisfy an outdated frenemy of his: Joe Mantegna (as himself). Or possibly it is simply an outdated enemy, as Mantegna brusquely notes: “I am the one violating my restraining order towards you, hotshot.” However that brusqueness apart, Mantegna is there to begin burying the hatchet because of what Gene did for Barry. As was briefly famous in final week’s episode and not using a detailed clarification, what Gene did for “that vet” received him written up in Selection. “Barry Berkman was as soon as a wood soldier, however because of Gene Cousineau, he is an actual boy,” Tom reads in shock (shock that’s coupled with Gene’s personal). Mantegna, clearly not realizing the actual story, is impressed at Gene’s seeming kindness and invitations Gene over to an upcoming dinner to allow them to get absolutely squared. Although Tom sees this as a light-weight on the finish of the tunnel, Gene is agency in saying that he has to depart city.
However actually, it is Barry who ought to take into account leaving city, as a result of Fuches — as Kenneth Goulet — continues to be on the warpath. After beginning to lead the mom and son from the begin to the darkish aspect, he’ll his subsequent prey, the daddy (Michael Bofshever) of Ryan Madison, the performing scholar Barry killed within the pilot episode. Ryan’s dad notes that the official police clarification within the season-one finale — that the younger man was killed by the Chechen mob — made no sense. Fuches, with the advantage of full data, says that Barry pinned the demise on the mob however did the deed: “He took your son’s life. Now he is residing your son’s dream.” And if the specter of Ryan’s dad wasn’t sufficient, we shortly notice that Fuches has given Barry’s handle to each units of vengeance troopers, together with that aforementioned mom and son. Uh-oh.