“The Never Dry” is another cliched affair, one that finally introduces the crime aspects of this thriller series, although this allows for some genuine tension as our lead characters finally feel like they are in some form of real danger.
We recap the Apple TV+ series The Last Thing He Told Me Season 1 Episode 5, “The Never Dry,” which contains spoilers.
Having made some genuine progress in their hunt for Owen and his real identity, Bailey (Angourie Rice) and Hannah (Jennifer Garner) search for further answers at a mysterious bar called “The Never Dry,” where they meet the bar’s suspicious owner.
This chance encounter unlocks the investigation’s more sinister and criminal side, while US Marshal Grady (Augusto Aguilera) instigates his own search.
The Last Thing He Told Me Season 1 Episode 5 Recap
The fifth installment carries on from the previous episode’s final scene. Bailey is pretty sure that she has just found a photograph of her mother, Katherine Smith.
Underneath the photo, it states that she was the Debate Team President, celebrating a victory at her family’s bar, The Never Dry.
Bailey demands that they search this place right away, but Hannah wants to continue to look through the names of Owen.
Who is Charlie Smith?
Bailey wins this argument, though, and the duo heads to the bar. On their way there, they research the names Charlie Smith and Andrea Reyes, the couple that married at the Texan wedding Bailey went to as a child. Hannah discovers that Charlie Smith now runs The Never Dry bar.
Hannah fears things may get dangerous and asks Bailey to hold back. The teen goes to a nearby coffee shop to research the names further. Hannah enters this shady-looking bar alone, where she meets Charlie for the first time.
At the coffee shop, Bailey calls her boyfriend, Bobby, to discuss this latest revelation further. He sends her the address of Andrea Reyes’ home.
While at the bar, Hannah asks Charlie many questions, weaving one big lie to find clues about Owen’s past. Charlie is quite defensive but mentions his sister Katherine dying in a car accident.
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Hannah shows Charlie a photo of Owen, and the bar owner loses it. He suddenly becomes angry and aggressive, asking Hannah who sent her here.
Bailey enters the bar just as Charlie is shouting at Hannah. Charlie recognizes Bailey and calls her Kristin. Hannah panics and flees with Bailey. Charlie gives chase, running after them through the busy streets. They eventually lose him, though.
Who was Bailey’s mother?
Taking a break by the river, Bailey has an intense flashback to a childhood memory at this exact location. She was watching the bats with her father, Charlie, and Andrea. Her mother was there too. She was right. Katherine ‘Kate’ Smith was her mother.
The teen updates Hannah on this memory. She also remembers being called Kristie or Kristin. Hannah admits that Bailey’s mother did die in a car accident, so that bit was true. Paranoid, they’re in danger and head back to the hotel.
While Hannah and Bailey dig deeper into Owen’s past, Grady pushes forwards with his investigation. The US Marshal fears Hannah and Bailey are in imminent danger and asks to illegally track their phones.
Then Grady is sent Owen’s phone and passcode in the post, which gives him access to all of Owen’s emails.
Grady updates his boss Maris on Owen’s intel. Information off the phone proves that the coder was working on fixing The Shop’s primary problem and that he begged Avett not to go public. They finally get Hannah’s location, and Grady heads straight to their hotel.
What is Owen’s real name?
In the hotel, Hannah wants to pack and leave, but Bailey is still desperate for answers. Jules calls with some vital information. Owen’s real name is Ethan Young. They found his will hidden in a safe at Hannah’s studio.
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Who is Nicholas Bell?
Jules explains how Owen is caught up with some rather dangerous criminals. Owen’s father-in-law and Katherine’s father, Nicholas Bell, is a mob lawyer representing the Campano family, the largest crime syndicate in North America. Owen gave evidence against them after his wife was killed in suspicious circumstances.
Both Jules and Jake urge Hannah to flee Texas and destroy her phone immediately. This reverts back to the very opening scene of the series. Hannah smashes her phone and then finds Bailey has gone missing. Grady arrives to see Hannah in her hotel room, panic-stricken.
The episode ends with Charlie calling his dad, Nicholas Bell, to inform him that he has seen Kristin (Bailey) today. Then Grady and Hannah drive the streets looking for Bailey, who is still missing.
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