Chapter 4
Eastbound & Down | Season 1 | Episode 4

Chapter 4

TV-MA | 27 MIN

Written by Shawn Harwell, Jody Hill and Danny McBride
Directed by David Gordon Green

A lame backyard barbecue at Cutler's house provides the perfect opportunity for Kenny's self-promotion. A little resentment and a lot of tequila mix, forming the wildest party April's church group has seen in quite a while. Kenny's pitching clinic - in which his students dutifully avert their eyes while he launches wild tosses downfield - draws the attention of Principal Cutler, who invites Kenny to a barbecue he's throwing in his backyard. Hurt that April didn't invite him first (and determined to make her regret it) Kenny classes up Tracy as best he can and tries to make a splash at the party.

Stevie tries to pump the crowd for Kenny by showing his highlight reel, but no one's feeling it. April leaves to go to the bathroom, and when Kenny follows her, they share a heated moment in the bedroom - a moment which ends prematurely in Kenny's pants. Ashamed, he tries to collect his drunken date on the way out, but Cutler's also pounded down enough tequila to feel brave: He mocks Kenny, calling him a has-been, until April finally shuts him up. The night ends with Kenny sitting on Dustin's porch, weeping.