Renee had drinks at the Roadhouse with Shelly and Hannah one evening. Hannah noticed that James Hurley was staring at her, apparently not for the first time.
Nights later, Renee was visibly moved by James' performance of "Just You."
James, along with Freddie Sykes, later came to greet Renee at the Roadhouse, but her husband, Chuck took offense and attacked James. Freddie came to his aid, punching Chuck, and James apologized, though noted that Chuck's condition was not good.