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FIRE COUNTRY Post-Mortem: Max Thieriot Reacts to Gen’s Paternity Results

April 12, 2024 by  

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“Alert the Sheriff” – After a fire camp inmate escapes from Three Rock, the deputy sheriff with a surprising connection to the Leones, Mickey (Morena Baccarin), is called to investigate, on FIRE COUNTRY, Friday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*. Directed by series star, creator and executive producer Max Thieriot. Pictured (L-R): Billy Burke as Vince Leone, Diane Farr as Sharon Leone, Morena Baccarin as Sheriff Mickey Fox, and Max Thieriot as Bode Leone. Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Friday, April 12 episode of FIRE COUNTRY.]

With the Leones taking care of Gen (Alix West Lefler) in the aftermath of Cara’s (Sabina Gadecki) tragic death, the family finally got concrete paternity results on the Friday, April 12 episode, “Alert the Sheriff”…and Bode (Max Thieriot) is not the young girl’s father.

Sharon (Diane Farr) and Vince (Billy Burke) broke the news to Bode. “It doesn’t matter, nothing has to change,” Sharon insisted. Vince told Bode that DNA won’t impact custody. An upset Bode admitted he had messed up, and he wanted this to be the one good thing he could do—he wanted Gen to have a family. Sharon assured him they were family.

“We hear him say, he just wants her to have a family and at the end of the day, that’s his big hope,” Thieriot, who also directed the episode, explains to Give Me My Remote. “And obviously, up until this point, that’s been what he’s been sort of grasping on to and the reason for him to try and get out. And so I think it’s going to take some processing for him to actually sort of have this thing sprung on him where you go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m a dad’ to ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not a dad.’”

“[It was] at the point where he finally maybe started to digest what his life would look like in that role,” he continues. “[I’m] not saying I think there’s going to spiral him out; it’s more so now he’s focused on what do we do for her? How do we take care of her? If I’m not her dad, then who is and where does she go? What does she do? She knows this community and she knows these people. She’s become really acclimated in the life that she’s started to have. She’s got a small village around her that is lifting her up.”

With Gen still in the dark, for now, “what happens next, I think, is the big question for the family, right?” Thieriot points out. “Obviously the Leones have a history of stepping up and being there for this community and being there for people like Jake and Eve and being this house that is willing to take people in. I think they’re certainly not going to give up trying to help this girl out.”

FIRE COUNTRY, Fridays, 9/8c, CBS


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