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3. Creepy Chris ran away and isn’t coming back… and neither is Travis.
After being caught with a knife in hand and presumably pondering whose face between he was going to cut off and wear over his own, the looniest character on the series dis us all a favor by running away. Because of a parental obligation, Travis ended up taking off after him, traveling so far with bare feet to the point of turning them raw and bloody.
The search takes Travis to a Mexican man’s shack, which seems a bit too quiet. After being given a new pair of shoes, Travis attempts to leave until he notices some shadow movement coming from behind a closed door. Putting two and two together, Travis realizes Chris must be inside, and pushes open the door.
Inside, the maniac sinks to an even further low by pointing a gun at the head of a small child. Chris had already graduated to threatening to kill little boys, also moving him to my “most hated character” status. Seriously, this guy just gets worse and worse.
Travis manages to save the boy and subdue his son, but ultimately blames his failures as a father for Chris’s behavior. When Nick finds the two of them and suggests they come back, Travis informs him that he has to stay with Chris, and Chris is not ready to be around other people.
Not that there’s anything to come back to…
Next: Number 2