After a church service, Chris brought Jesse Custer a bottle of beer. Chris then told Jesse that he overheard his father abusing his mother. Chris asked Jesse to hurt Donnie, citing Jesse's sinful past. Jesse refused to inflict harm on Donnie, though he could still do something about him. Chris asked Jesse to pray for him before storming away in anger.
One day, Chris was walked to the school bus by his father, rather than his mother. Chris was afraid Donnie would harm him and told his father he was sorry for going to Jesse. Donnie explained to him that what happened between him and his mother was complicated and he wasn't being abusive.