This The Son review contains spoilers.
The Son Season 2 Episode 2
In The Son, season 2, episode 2, "Ten Dollars and a Plucked Goose," the McCulloughs serve up a Christmas feast and the jackals show up. The family is well known in the town. The story of the First Son of Texas, the Colonel, is already becoming local myth, at odds with the realities behind it.
The opening sequence is fraught with contradictions. Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan) tells a gathered crowd how happy he is that his son, Pete (Henry Garrett), is home safe after fighting so bravely against enemies of the area. Pete wriggles around uncomfortably. We know it's not just that he's humble. He's got secrets. Everyone on The Son has secrets, but his are glaringly close to the surface.