Johnny Bago

Season 1 Episode 4

Lady Madonna

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Lady Madonna
The 'bago runs out of water (as does Johnny himself) at a rhubarb plantation. Johnny gets some water from a pump, and then foreman Kenny tells him since the land is irrigated, and they have to pay to get the water in, Johnny will have to pay to get the water out. Since he's short on cash, he's forced to work off the debt cutting rhubarb alongside the migrant workers. He talks with one worker, Gloria, about the strike they're planning, since the owner promised to build them a church two years ago. He offers his own kind of help, but she declines. Then, however, an image of the Madonna appears on the 'bago's windshield, and the workers take it as a sign from God. Johnny isn't too pleased about that, until the workers start making monetary donations in the hopes of receiving miraculous answers to their prayers. Reno, the much younger gold digger wife of plantation owner Hub, wants to get out of the farming business. She's been waiting for Hub to die since his stroke two years ago, which left him unable to move or speak. Reno decides to open a religious theme park with the Madonna as the centerpiece, but Kenny doesn't want Johnny around, and warns him to get out of town after he sees him on a TV show, "America At Large." Meanwhile, Beverly meets a priest who convinces her to give up her pursuit of Johnny, but wants her to find and confront him first. Of course, he later turns out to be- you guessed it- the latest hit man. Eventually Hub recovers and kicks out both Reno and Kenny. Reno makes desperate appeals to Johnny, Hub, and Kenny, and each in turn reject her. Hub renews his promise to Gloria and the other workers to build their church. Beverly and the "priest" show up, but a dust storm and a small set of miracles allows Johnny to escape.moreless

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