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Workin' Man

Airdate

May 30, 2004

Episode

4x08

Producer

Mike Clattenburg

Barrie Dunn

Michael Volpe

Writer(s)

Mike Clattenburg

John Paul Tremblay

Robb Wells

Mike Smith

Cast

Ricky (Robb Wells)

Julian (John Paul Tremblay)

Bubbles (Mike Smith)

Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth)

Randy (Patrick Roach)

Lucy (Lucy Decoutere)

Sarah (Sarah Dunsworth)

J-Roc (Jonathan Torrens)

Ray (Barrie Dunn)

Cory (Cory Bowles)

Trevor (Michael Jackson)

Trinity (Jeanna Harrison) (credit only)

Barb Lahey (Shelley Thompson)

Tyrone (Tyrone Parsons)

Detroit Velvet Smooth (Garry James)

Guest Stars

Rita MacNeil (Herself)

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While harvesting and transporting the Boys' crop, Ricky is constantly drawn into life-threatening situations caused by Lahey.

Plot Synopsis Edit

TeaserEdit

Picking up from the previous episode, Ricky emerges from the exploded trailer, mostly unharmed. Julian suspects that Jim Lahey tried to kill Ricky, and sure enough Lahey is seen lurking nearby. Julian tells Ricky some of their marijuana crop has been discovered and they have to harvest the rest right away.

Act One Edit

Sarah and Lucy come looking for Cory and Trevor, but Ricky lies, saying he doesn't know where they are. Barb Lahey calls Officer George Green to let him know that Jim has possibly become homicidal.

At the King of Donair, the boys regroup and work out a plan to use a courier company to ship the dope to the buyer. J-Roc, T and Detroit Velvet Smooth arrive and put the heat on the boys regarding the shipment delivery.

Meanwhile, Cory and Trevor are cutting down the dope plants, but they bail when they realize they forgot to run Sarah's errands. Ricky, Julian and Bubbles steal a truck and start driving to the courier company. They notice Lahey is standing by the side of the road. They crash the vehicle because of the darkness and because Ricky has filled the cab with smoke. They have collided with Cory and Trevor's car and now Cory and Trevor are trapped. With Cory and Trevor out of commission, the Boys have to harvest the dope themselves.

They hijack the first vehicle they see come down the road. Bubbles recognizes Rita McNeil and realizes that this is her tour bus. Not caring, they force the occupants to harvest their field anyway.

Act Two Edit

When the harvest is complete, the Boys tow Cory and Trevor's car from the accident site. Along the way, Cory and Trevor's vehicle comes loose from the hitch and crashes into the courier truck the Boys were supposed to meet. Bubbles turns around, but has no brakes — they have been cut, presumabley by Lahey. They crash.

Officer George Green finds Randy at the Donair shop, hooking. Julian calls another courier truck and the Boys pack Cory and Trevor into a shipping box along with the dope. Lahey shows up on the scene pointing and firing his gun, having strapped dynamite to himself. Officer Green arrives on scene and calls for back-up. A TV news crew arrives and starts shooting live footage. Lahey holds Ricky at gunpoint, threatening to kill Ricky and then himself.

The Police Emergency Response Team arrives and Julian asks George Green to get Randy, who he hopes will be able to talk Lahey down. Meanwhile, the pot is on its way to Moncton.

Act Three Edit

George arrives with Randy. A police sniper attempts to shoot the gun out of Jim's hand, but misses, accidentally shooting Ricky in the leg. Randy talks to Lahey, asking for his help to stop prostituting. Moved, Lahey turns himself in. Ricky takes over the TV broadcast for a minute, ranting, then the Boys are all interrogated by George. Ultimately, they are all arrested: Julian and Ricky for breach of probation; Bubbles for using a forged truck license.

Back in jail, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles and recount the events that transpired. Barb has dumped Ricky, but they have the proceeds from the dope deal and they are still planning to buy the park. Lahey finds himself in a mental ward.

BackgroundEdit

  • The fake rig license that Bubbles uses reveals that the Sunnyvale Trailer Park is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and that it was 'issued' on October 8, 2003. It also reveals that Bubbles truly is his only name, as Julian earlier implied in "Conky".
  • This is the last episode shot in a real trailer park. Subsequent seasons use a constructed set near Dartmouth. (reference needed)

References Edit

Rickyisms Edit

(regarding Cory and Trevor) "I dunno where they are! It's not my fault they got off their leeches."

(also regarding Cory and Trevor) "I know they're stupid as fuck but they're getting a lot smartable..."

"I'm not tryin' to be mean, I'm just stretched out."

"Here's comes the pavement! Home trees, boys." (he meant 'home free')

Ricky's Knock Knock Jokes Edit

  • Ricky: Knock Knock.
  • Lahey: Who's there, Ricky.
  • Ricky: A drunk trailer park supervisor with guns and dynamite, drunk, with a fuckin' dress on, who's going back to jail for a long fuckin' time."
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