Flashpoint Season 5 Episode 1 Premiere Arlene is opening up Merlotte's for the day when Patrick comes up behind her and points a gun at her head. He tells her that if she does what he says, she'll make it out alive. He makes her call Lafayette and tell him that Merlotte's is closed for the day.
Hours later (it's now dark), Terry turns up at Merlotte's. Patrick tells him to drop his weapons, so Terry tosses his gun and a knife. Once inside, he sees Patrick holding a gun on Arlene. Terry tells him he'll give him a fair fight, but Patrick says that Terry is stronger than him. "You're a better soldier, a better man," Patrick tells him, then makes him get down on his knees. As he's about to execute Terry, Arlene stabs him in the neck. Terry knocks the gun out of his hand, and Patrick and Terry start fighting. Eventually Patrick gets the upper hand, but Arlene has Flashpoint Season 5 Episode 1 Premiere now got the gun and has it pointed at Patrick's head.
At Merlotte's, Arlene has turned the gun over to Terry and tells him to shoot Patrick. Patrick tries playing some mind games with Terry, telling him that this whole mess started when he took orders from Patrick, and this time, Terry has got to heed his conscience. The Iraqi woman suddenly appears and walks toward Terry. "Do what is right," she tells Terry. At first, I think she's giving him the okay to back down. Terry relaxes for a moment, then, with dead eyes, shoots Patrick. "Blood has been paid with blood," the Iraqi woman tells Terry, then expels the smoke monster through her mouth. When the ifrit is finished, Patrick is just a pool Flashpoint Season 5 Episode 1 Premiere of blood on the floor.
Alcide, fresh from his disastrous packmaster challenge, is driving home to Jackson and flashes back to joining his own pack as a teenager. The kid playing him doesn't look a thing like him, nor does the girl playing a young Debbie Pelt. Alcide's father, played by Robert Patrick, is lecturing them about what means to be part of a pack -- it's what subverts their human greed and connects them to something greater, something beyond their own individual desires. "Today you're given a choice," Alcide's father says. "Who will be your guide? Man or beast? Human or wolf?" As Alcide and Debbie pledge to their pack, Alcide's father wipes blood on their foreheads. Flashpoint Season 5 Episode 1 Premiere Alcide and Debbie look into each other's eyes.
Alcide pulls up beside a trailer and finds his father inside, drinking a beer and watching a horse race. Alcide asks him how much he bet on the race. His whole disability check, it turns out. Alcide tells him that he lost the packmaster challenge and has been abjured by the Shreveport pack. "So you're a lone wolf now, just like your old man," his father says with a rueful chuckle. Alcide: "I'm nothing like you." Flashpoint Season 5 Episode 1 Premiere "Sure you're not."