“Bloodline” Season 1 Episode 5 “Part 5” aired last Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 on Netflix. In this episode, Robert Rayburn’s (Sam Shepard) brought up old ghosts and memories from the past. It was especially as a former friend who knew about Sarah Rayburn’s death and the truth behind Danny Rayburn’s (Ben Mendelsohn) accident when he was younger seemingly threatened to finally expose the truth to Danny. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Danny Rayburn (Ben Mendelsohn), who dreamt of Sarah Rayburn, and how he had tried to save her. After he woke up, he heard his mother cry out, and upon going outside, discovered that his father had collapsed, dead, on the beach.
Meanwhile, Lenny Potts (Frank Hoyt Taylor) discovered that his old friend, Robert Rayburn (Sam Shepard) had died. He decided to go announced to pay his respects to him.
Inside the house, Danny, and his siblings gathered and watched their mother, Sally Rayburn (Sissy Spacek). Kevin Rayburn (Norbert Leo Butz) realized that the last time that he and John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler) had been with their father was when he drove the pickup truck with them; Meg Rayburn (Linda Cardellini) remembered that they had talked about business. Danny lied and told them that Robert had wanted him to take more responsibilities at the inn. John then told their mother that, even though, their father didn’t want a memorial service, that they should have a small one for him. She then agreed and told him to say the eulogy.
The next morning, Sally and Meg laid out photos to be used at the reception. Sally wanted to put a picture of Sarah there. Meg didn’t think it was a good idea.
Later that day, Danny encouraged John to just “wing” the speech during the service, and told him that Lenny Potts was in town. This got John thinking. Later that night, inside the house, he remembered a younger Lenny interviewing him when he was fourteen years old.
His thoughts were interrupted by Sally. She ended up telling him that his father didn’t finish high school as he had run away from home as a teenager. It was after he discovered that his drunken grandfather beat up and locked his stepmother in the house’s cellar.
The next morning. Danny looked at the picture of Sarah. He remembered and got scared of a younger Robert, storming in angrily into the room after him.
At the funeral, Lenny came, but whenever he tried to talk to Sally, she slipped away. He then gave his condolences to John, who watched him like a hawk. Meanwhile, Meg, who was being texted and called by Alec Wolos (Steven Pasquale) finally broke up with him; and Kevin and Belle Rayburn (Katie Finneran) got into an argument which ended with Kevin kicking her out as she had told him that he would never be like his father.
John then gave the eulogy but was distracted by Lenny’s presence. It made him remember a younger Robert beating up a teenaged Danny on the beach. Later, he watched as Lenny gave his condolence to Danny.
At the local bar, a drunk Kevin kissed and hugged his brother, and ended up reconciling with Belle.
Meanwhile, back in the house, Lenny, a former detective, told John to refer to his old case for his current case, asked about Danny, and told John that he and his father had fought after Sarah had died, and when Danny had gotten his injury.
The next day, before he left, Lenny apologized for not doing anything about what Robert had done to him, and that he had to hear the truth. It was especially as Danny hadn’t known that Lenny had tried to talk to his family. Meanwhile, John, at the archives, also pulled out Danny’s old file. He read the interview that Lenny had conducted with him at the same time that Danny listened to the tape. On it, John had lied about his father beating Danny up. John then realized that Lenny had taken out the other tapes, which were currently missing.
And that was all for the recap on “Bloodline” Season 1 Episode 5 “Part 5”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Bloodline” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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