Billy and Cody arrived in North Dakota with nothing more than broken dreams in the series premiere of BLOOD & OIL and within a few days they had gotten a leg up on an oil baron and made themselves one million dollars (completely realistic, we know!). But getting in bed with Hap and Carla Briggs could cause ruin for this newly wealthy couple.
Thanks to ABC, we’ve got teasers and a preview for what’s to come, which includes the arrival of Hap’s daughter and a con against Billy and Cody.
Episode 1.02 “The Ripple Effect” (October 4): The aftermath of the robbery has suspicions flying as all signs indicate an inside job at Briggs Oil. Wick scrambles to do everything he can to hide his involvement, but his accomplice may prove to be too much of a wild card and expose Wick’s part in the crime that nearly killed his father. Meanwhile, the arrival of Hap’s daughter, Lacey, stokes a rivalry with Carla, Hap’s wife. Also, Billy continues to be seduced by Hap’s world and jumps into another deal with him without consulting his wife, Cody.
Episode 1.03 “Hustle and Flow” (October 11): No longer suspecting Wick of any wrongdoing in the oil heist, Hap extends an olive branch when he brings his son in on an exciting new venture. But when Billy attempts to join the deal, tensions soon reach a boil. However, we will soon learn that this deal isn’t quite as rosy as Hap promised. Meanwhile, Sheriff Tip arrests a prime suspect in the robbery, creating additional pressure for Wick. And AJ’s true motives are revealed as he attempts to use his growing relationship with Hap’s daughter, Lacey, as a way to undermine Briggs Oil. Also, Hap rekindles his relationship with his son’s girlfriend, Jules, as the stakes of the father-son love triangle heat up.
Episode 1.04 “The Birthday Party” (October 18): Broke and still reeling from being conned by Hap, Billy seeks revenge and turns to an unlikely ally, Clifton Lundegren, hoping to appeal to his mutual disgust towards the Briggs’. Wick defiantly ignores Hap’s wishes and continues to see Jules even enlisting Carla’s help in throwing her a huge birthday party at the house. And, things come to a head with Lacey and AJ leading to a confrontation that will force AJ to make a game changing decision.
BLOOD & OIL airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.