A big theme on episode two was the heart-wrenching teenage breakup of John Luke, and girlfriend Emily whom we met in season 2. As Korie tells Willie the news of his son’s split, she struggles to open up a spaghetti sauce jar. Willie clearly has little confidence in her cooking, and while Korie knows she isn’t a Miss Kay in the kitchen, she is determined to make the family dinner. Even Willie couldn’t open the jar, which of course led to him suggesting pizza instead.
Meanwhile, the guys decide that perfect coping mechanism for John Luke is a hunting trip with them.
“Nothing tells a girl you’ve moved on like a deer in the back of the pickup truck,” declared Uncle Jase.
Meanwhile, a yuppie photographer comes by to take pictures of Miss Kay, Phil, and the dogs. Not surprisingly, Phil looks puzzled at the young citified lad that is completely opposite of himself.
On John Luke’s heartbreak, Uncle Si declares that he doesn’t breakups.
“One time in college this girl told me….it’s not you. It’s me. You’re dang right it’s you, you heifer,” recalled Si.
Before John Luke’s arrival, Uncle Si and Jase make a pact to not bother the young man about his singleness. That pact didn’t even last 10 seconds before Si had to open the wound. John Luke claims he’s fine, though Willie said he is clearly distraught. As Willie tries to be there for his baby boy, it’s certain that John Luke doesn’t want any pats on the back or affection.
Back at the photo shoot, Phil continues to look at Seth as if he’s a strange species. A classic line?
Seth: You got a prop Phil? That’s great.
Phil: No, this is a gun, Seth.
The more Seth attempts to get Phil to loosen up for the shoot, the more awkward it becomes. He won’t kiss Bobo on the head, and he isn’t about to do anything too uncomfortable, or yuppie-like. His response to everything is “uh no.” Miss Kay however is quite impressed with Seth.
Out in the woods, Willie tells John Luke that women are hard to predict. John Luke says the pair dated for a while: one month even. As the group seeks to mend the broken heart, Uncle Si is once again gun happy.
“Si, did you see something, or did you just shoot?” asked Jase.
Jase and Willie then attempt to convince John Luke of his billions of options in the dating….well, maybe thousands. John Luke claims that he gets it, and knows that there are a lot of women out there. Jase declares that the Robertson men are not chasers, but instead the “chasees.”
Seth is becoming more yuppie as the day goes on. He even brought along organic treats for the dogs, to which Phil responds that squirrel is organic as you can get. As Phil continues to pour on his redneckness, Seth struggles to find photograph ideas for him. He really wanted to capture the real relationship between the dog and Phil. Later, as the dog rests at the top of Phil’s chair, Seth gets the idea for the ideal shot that will showcase their normalcy. Phil sarcastically responds that everything has felt perfect and normal ever since he arrived. Nonetheless, Seth somehow talks him into taking his chair outside for a pose with the dogs and Miss Kay. Though Phil ends up “cool” with the ending result of the shoot, he still rejects a hug from Seth.
Back at the outing of healing, John Luke continues to insist that he is fine. Uncle Si announces that he has been happily married for 40 something years, to which the guys ask if she is happy too. Willie said he is glad that Si came along, and for the punch-line: “Because he is a glaring example of what a woman won’t talk to ever..” So sweet!
Willie attempts to hug John Luke, but is met with rejection, and an “I’m good” assurance. (This episode contained a theme of "don't touch me.")
Miss Kay couldn’t have been more impressed with the aftermath of the shoot, and Phil agrees that it did go well. He thinks Seth acted kind of funny, but he’s a good photographer.
“You keep on shooting them pets….I’ll keep on shooting them ducks,” declared Phil.
By the end of the episode, John Luke and Emily were already back together, and “all good.” He said he caught a good fish, and he is going to keep her. Willie understood his son’s thinking: No matter how many fish are in the sea….there’s always that one perfect catch.
To read part 2 of episode 2, click here: http://www.examiner.com/article/duck-dynasty-recap-robertson-law-enforcement-the-louisiana-flour-trap