Reba finds a strange man in her house in the middle of the night -- it’s Pete, one of Bobby’s old bandmates. He stays at the cottage when he’s in LA. Reba lets him crash. Lillie Mae pushes Reba to squeeze Pete for information. She’s not into it until two ladies show up, asking for Pete and Bobby.
Reba caught Cash coming home at 2am. He’s grounded. But it turns out he was just covering for June: She got her bellybutton pierced, and it got infected. Cash just snuck out to get her some medicine, and now he’s being punished for it. But he’ll keep quiet if June owes him a ton of favors.
Lillie Mae: When I set your daddy’s pickup truck on fire, it felt good for a while…oh, who am I kidding, it still feels good.
Lillie Mae: To Bobby, and all his stuff. May they never meet again.
Reba: Pete! I remember you. Sorry, I didn’t recognize you without the mutton chops.
Pete: Yeah, I shaved them off last year because I was sick of people confusing me with a Confederate soldier.
Reba: You’re grounded.
Cash: For taking a walk? When I was a toddler you were proud when I first walked. Now it’s some kind of crime? Where’s the consistency?
Lillie Mae: Reba, don’t you see? You’ve got a man in your shower who knows what Bobby was up to here. Knowledge is power, baby, and you’re gonna need dirt when the divorce gets ugly.
Reba: No, mama. I’m bigger than that.
Lillie Mae: You’re lucky I’m not.
June: It’s not “Mom and Dad” anymore. That good cop-bad cop thing they used to do to bust us is over. It’s just Mom now. And she’s not even a cop, she’s like an old, tired security guard.
But Pete’s mum thanks to the Bro Code. So Lillie Mae gets him drunk to loosen his lips. When Reba goes out there, she finds that Pete’s been sober for 268 days. Whoops. Turns out Bobby got Pete sober after Pete hit rock bottom. He got Pete sober by trapping him out at the cottage. Then he did everything to get him sober…meetings, etc. And it turns out the two girls looking for Pete and Bobby were from Pete’s AA group. Double-whoops.
With June waiting on Cash hand and foot, it doesn’t take Reba long to catch on. She knows something’s up and the “old, tired security guard” gets them to fess up. She doesn’t need Bobby to maintain order in Malibu!
Pete: The Bro Code. It says that whatever happens between guys, stays between guys. Women have a similar thing, except in their version, they just tell everybody everything.
Kim: I’d taste some [beer], but I can’t because I’m pregnant. Which is ironic because that’s kinda how I got this way.
Reba (to Cash): The Bill of Amendments? Not only are you grounded, I’m getting you a tutor.
Cash: I swear, it’s like living under the gazpacho.
Lillie Mae: I gave him a few of my microbrews. That gave him a macrobuzz.
Drunk Pete: Reba! Reeeeebaaaaa! That is a great name, Reba. I only knew one other Reba in my life. No, wait a minute -- her name was Natalie.
Cash: Hi mama. I’d like to make a case for being ungrounded.
Reba: OK, what is it?
Cash: It’s not fun.
Lillie Mae: I’m not seeing law school in this boy’s future.