“I became a big shot and married some Hollywood actress and didn’t talk to anybody anymore, so I feel bad,” James says at the beginning of the episode. His reference to America’s Sweetheart Sandra Bullock as “some Hollywood actress” is sure to rile fans of The Blind Side star, and not exactly endear James to viewers. James creates a stainless-steel “middle-finger” bike which is apparently the first motorcycle he’s personally built in five years and he explains his reason for returning to TV. “I feel obligated to reconnect with all these people and show ’em that I’m still the same fabricator motorcycle guy. I’m not what I became.” It’s not clear if James is blaming Bullock for “what he became,” but their marriage imploded over revelations he’d had numerous affairs.
To be fair, we don’t know the details of his marriage to Sandra Bullock other than the fact that he banged a bunch of skanks behind her back (and behind Kat Von D’s). But we do know that he has a tattoo on his right palm that says “Pay up, sucker,” so it’s safe to assume his left hand is the only one giving him love anymore. Touch ups take a while to heal.