NoHo Hank, meanwhile, is mad about how he is fooling the police into his other Chechens, saying that all crimes related to the Chechens or Bolivians from last season can be pinned on Fuches. There’s only one wrinkle when we see NoHo Hank drive up to his house so he can surprise under the shower … Cristobal (Michael Irby), leader of the Bolivian mob, with whom he now lives in a loving relationship. Of course, the fact that NoHo Hank and Cristobal seem quite happy with each other probably means that they are not destined to last long (if countless other TV romances have any idea). The only problem they have is our title character, which they can not help but discuss even tangentially. “He killed all my friends,” Cristobal says of Barry as Hank tries to get his girlfriend to think less of Barry and instead plan an expansion in the western United States.
Cristobal does not want to talk further about Barry, which makes sense. However, NoHo Hank is confronted with Barry in the flesh as the latter shows up in his backyard out of nowhere. “Are you and Cristobal an object now?” Barry says first and foremost, but asks NoHo Hank for proper work. “I’m in a bad place … I think I’m losing my mind, man,” he said before saying he needed a purpose in life. But NoHo Hank clarifies it for Barry: “Forgiveness is something to be earned.” The purpose becomes clear quickly enough as Barry is shocked to see an incoming text message from Gene requesting Barry’s presence in the old acting studio. Barry hopes it’s for good reason, but we know right away that it’s not: When Gene sees Barry’s text message back, we get a good look at a revolver he’s getting ready to use. Now how ominous this revelation is, it leads to the absolute funniest moment of “forgiving jeff.” The gun was apparently a gift from the legendary actor Rip Torn, whose note to Gene reads “Couscous, try not to blow your cock off with this. – Rip (dictated but not read).” As with other episodes of “Barry,” when it comes to laughing, it’s going big.
Joke aside, Gene seems pretty clear-eyed the next morning when he goes to the acting studio, gives his grandson a big hug and says “It’s all going to go” in a way that suggests he’s on a suicide mission, and he knows it . . When Barry arrives at the acting studio, it is in a state of abandoned decay, with a handwritten sign saying goodbye to Gene’s various students. However, Gene is not interested in talking about it. “Do you remember that day in the woods? That day I thought about a lot,” he says calmly. He then reminds Barry of “Kenneth Goulet”, AKA Fuches, and wastes no time saying what he knows: “I know you killed Janice,” Gene says as he reaches for his gun. He gives Barry two choices: turn himself or “f ** king die”.