- 1 hr 30 min
Jackson Briggs is a former U.S. Army Ranger suffering from PTSD. He is currently working at a deli but is trying to apply for a rotation in Pakistan, but, because of his conditions, he is deemed unfit for service. He attempts to call in favors but is unsuccessful. Briggs is notified that his former squadmate, Riley Rodriguez, has been killed. Subsequently, during drinks with his fellow Rangers, he is refused a recommendation for the rotation. Briggs is later called into Fort Lewis to escort Riley’s dog, Lulu, a Belgian Malinois military working dog, to attend his funeral in Nogales, Arizona, after which Briggs is to bring Lulu to a base where she will be euthanized, as Lulu has a history of aggressive behavior with other handlers, and nobody else is willing to take her in. In return, Briggs's former captain will recommend him for an overseas tour. When Briggs attempts to take her in, Lulu pounces on him because he touched her ears, where she is sensitive. On the road to Arizona, Briggs visits a shooting range and removes Lulu’s muzzle. She breaks out of her cage and destroys the fabric on Briggs’ car seats. He then buys a sausage and stuffs it with sedatives so Lulu can fall asleep. As she drifts off, Briggs drives to Oregon and stops at a bar where he tries to hit on multiple women, but, both his and the women's behavior and demeanor repel each other.