Identity Theft: Finding Robin

To Catch a Thief

Ricky and Ray want to confront their younger brother but haven't seen him in over a year. Private investigator John Weeks arrives in New Orleans to track down Robin.

 

Ricky warns, "You don't know what he's going to do."

"I'm quite sure that he's not working. He doesn't work very often," Ray says with a smirk.

 


"I've located the apartment for Robin. I've got his truck," John says, looking through binoculars. "I've seen one white male matching the description of Robin, and another white male in the driveway on the sidewalk. I verified the vehicle and have verified his presence at this duplex. We found him."

Ray and Ricky have a conference call with Dr. Phil to devise a safe strategy for confronting Robin.

"I'm really glad to talk to you guys, although I'm certainly sorry for the occasion. I'm sorry you have to deal with all this mess. Basically, your intention is to go confront him. What you need to do is have a mix of two things, one being, ‘You need to come with us, or the whole world is going to cave in on you.' Mix that with, 'We're your brothers. We're still trying to help you. We don't want to hurt you,'" Dr. Phil advises.

 

He continues, "You've got to keep your cool. You've got to keep your focus. What you're trying to do is to get him to the next level of accountability, that's to get him in front of me; I'm that next level of accountability. I think that probably starts with telling him, ‘We've talked to Dr. Phil. He's willing to try and help heal our family.' And then let me get my hands on him."

 

After the call ends, Ricky breathes a sigh of relief. "He pegged Robin immediately. I have a feeling, with his help, that this can be accomplished," he says. 

John Weeks confronts Robin as he sits in a parked truck. Robin walks over to his brothers and extends an olive branch in the form of a hug.


"This is the worst I've ever seen him in my life. I was in total shock," Ricky reflects. "I really would have liked to have not just given him a brotherly hug. I would have liked to choke the life out of him. I wanted to say, ‘You son of a bitch. Who in the **** do you think you are?'"

John urges Robin to come to Los Angeles with them. After mulling it over, Robin finally agrees. They drive to his apartment to pack for the trip west.

As Robin gathers his bags, Ray says as an aside, "Probably trying to get our identification out of his wallet first."

"I couldn't believe seeing him and seeing how bad he looked. It's eating me up. Dr. Phil needs to just work his magic now," Ricky says.