Terriers Blog 09: Agua Caliente

Below is part 9 of a series of blog posts that were written by Kelly Wheeler (writer and production assistant on ‘Terriers’) for the show. These were posted back in 2010 on the now defunct ‘Terriers’ site on FX.



Episode #107 – Agua Caliente
Directed by John Dahl
Written by Phoef Sutton & Jon Worley

At the start of this episode, we open with our boys playing golf. Yeah, our guys. Hank’s surprisingly good. Britt swings the club like it’s a baseball bat. Their game doesn’t go on too long as they‘re really on the course to serve papers (and yes, there are a few ‘you got served’ jokes in there…) All in all, a pretty straightforward case. However, their easy time dissipates when Britt is kidnapped and hauled into Tijuana. Oh, yeah, and it’s Ray’s (Britt’s ex-partner from #102) fault. Guess he needed a little help stealing back some drugs, and if Britt doesn’t help… seems there are some very bad men following Katie in San Diego. Hank, with no other choice, goes to Gustafson (btw: I’ve attached an interview with the debonair, Rockmond Dunbar… you’re welcome.. Together, they locate Britt and help him back across the border. Also, expect a few awkward exchanges between Katie and Professor Owen (sleeping together will do that to ya…)

As we were planning this episode, the writers were under siege. From a very wily and aggressive squirrel. I know, I know, “but they are so cute.” Well, this one not only joined the writers’ room uninvited, but also helped himself to nuts (we have since moved them to a higher shelf). We tried our best to keep the screen shut to the room, but every once in awhile, that guy would sneak in.

Until one day, he and I had an old school western style showdown (ok, I’ll admit… the showdown mainly consisted of me yelping and stomping my foot) – he finally skedaddled. ‘Course later in the day, he was back bullying us again, this time hanging upside down on the screen door. It was very Cape Fear: Squirrel Edition.

Attached is a pic of the squirrel in question. Be afraid… be very afraid.


Every squirrel… every squirrel has to go through hell to reach paradise,

— wheeler

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