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Blood and Oil Season 1 Episode 1 Recap #BloodAndOil

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Billy, played by Chace Crawford, and Cody LeFevers moved to North Dakota pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams starting a laundromat. On the way there they have a huge car accident that causes them to lose all the washers and almost die. Shortly after the couple arrive in town we meet Wick Briggs who is outside the bar they are in with a dead moose and arguing with a animals rights native american lady. The situation quickly escalates as Wick threatens to shoot her. Town peacemaker and cop Tim diffuses the situation by arresting Wick. That is a lot of drama for only 7 minutes in, don’t you think?

Wick faces his father after getting bailed out of jail and we get a crash course in dead beat son successful dad 101. The only thing that is not apparent is why. Why is Wick Briggs such a f*Ck up? Why does he hate his dad and his wife? Why if his father is a millionaire oil tycoon can he not get right?

BLOOD & OIL - "Blood & Oil" is an epic story of the American dream as seen through the lens of a speculative mania, riding up the boom and eventual bust, and back up again. Filled with family rivalries, pure ambition, and characters that represent the authentic diversity of a boomtown, the series tells its story against a visual landscape of astonishing natural beauty and a human landscape that is as complex and combustible as the oil they are chasing. (ABC/Fred Hayes) DON JOHNSON

BLOOD & OIL – “Blood & Oil” is an epic story of the American dream as seen through the lens of a speculative mania, riding up the boom and eventual bust, and back up again. Filled with family rivalries, pure ambition, and characters that represent the authentic diversity of a boomtown, the series tells its story against a visual landscape of astonishing natural beauty and a human landscape that is as complex and combustible as the oil they are chasing. (ABC/Fred Hayes)
DON JOHNSON

Blood and Oil Season 1 Episode 1 Recap #BloodAndOil

Cody is shopping for places to live and realizes that her and Billy maybe in over their heads, two grand for a hole in a wall apartment is the norm. A little luck finds her though as she quickly gets a job at the neighborhood pharmacy.

Wick, played by Scott Michael Foster, is on a roll in the shit show he puts on in this episode. He rips the wires off the oil rig bringing the entire thing down. An expert at weaseling out of mistakes he blames it on Billy and seemingly gets out of trouble until his father appears having seen the entire thing. After attempting to swing on Hap he lands himself cut off financially from the Briggs family fortune. Wick Briggs is shit wrapped up as a present, personified.

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The episode begins to peak when each of our main characters start to think about money. Hap and his wife have discovered previous estimates were wrong with a land survey and that there is a fortune to be made in digging deeper on the McCaturch Ranch. Wick starts to consider how he will prove Hap wrong and show him that he too can amass a large wealth. Billy and Cody are just broke trying to figure out how they will re-rail the derailed trained that is their lives, hopes and dreams.   Cody tells Billy about the tip she overheard when Haps property buyer comes into the pharmacy and takes a call about the undeveloped property. The wheels in Billy’s brain get to turning and then next thing you know he is meeting with the owner of the property and wheeling and dealing to get the money to buy it. To add to the stress Cody is pregnant. There is nothing like a baby to really light a fire under your ass and get things moving for the better.

Wick attempts to steal oil from Haps rig but that plan goes left when Hap and his wife with Billy and Cody show up to celebrate their new business deal. Did I mention that Billy buys the land for $100,000 and then flips it to Briggs for a million plus a profit percentage. The scene turns into a huge fight, in oil that catches on fire due to the shooting. We will have to wait until next week to see if anyone is actually harmed.

Blood and Oil episode one gives a brief breakdown as to who each of the main characters are. When I say brief, I mean brief. You can’t help but wonder how much more there is to each of them even given the drama, chaos and anger expressed in this episode.

Catch new episodes of Blood & Oil on ABC Sundays at 9pm EST.

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