Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.
U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day 19th century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism - a tough, soft spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is.
1Fire in the Hole
16 Mar 2010Description ▼
Gunslinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens faces off against his oldest friend in Harlan, KY. -- a 21st century Wild West.
23 Mar 2010
30 Mar 2010Description ▼
In tracking a confidential informant, Raylan goes against a pair of violent ex-cons who are just dying for a showdown with "the Kentucky Cowboy."
4Long in the Tooth
13 Apr 2010
5The Lord of War and Thunder
13 Apr 2010Description ▼
Raylan must pick sides when his estranged father goes to war with a drug runner.
20 Apr 2010Description ▼
After an apparent suicide on an opulent Kentucky horse farm, Raylan must resist the sexy widow as he searches for the dead man's missing art.
27 Apr 2010Description ▼
After foiling an apparent hit on Ava, Raylan will stop at nothing to track down the people responsible, only to find that she may not have been their actual target.
04 May 2010Description ▼
Ava munches on pie at the local diner when Bo, fresh out of prison, sits down next to her. He explains that he has Givens to thank. When the cowboy busted Sheriff Hunter, many of the former lawman's arrests were given get-out-of-jail-free cards. "I'm here for you ... I feel like you're my responsibility," a lecherous Bo says.Givens approaches. "You were just leaving," he says. Bo makes a few more off-color "pie" comparisons before Givens indirectly threatens the hardened ex-con with bodily harm. Bo scrams... for the time being.Back at the office, Givens runs into Vasquez, who suggests a "sit down" in a few hours."Do you plan on using a union lawyer?" he asks. "Think about it." Sounds ominous.Cut to Winona returning home to find a strange, but well-dressed man in her house. Wayne, who sells security systems, claims to have been invited by Gary. Winona angrily demands the intruder leave. "I hope you'll let Mr. Hawkins know I was here," he coolly says. "Tell him I didn't forget." Oh Gary, what no good are you up to now?Givens, meanwhile, suddenly has more to worry about than lawyers. A prisoner named Wallace has managed to corral two guards, holding a shiv to one of their throats. "I'll talk to you because you won't bullshit me," Wallace yells to Givens. Mullen quietly orders Givens to take a shot if he can't outwit the criminal (seeing as how it would be justified, of course). While Givens banters with Wallace, Gutterson snakes a camera through a vent near the ceiling. Wallace then turns off the lights and shuts the door to the locker room.Later, Rachel looks at photos of Wallace and sees "Simone" tattooed across the man's chest. Givens inquires about the name -- and Wallace tearfully explains that Simone is his daughter, who the criminal hasn't seen in more than a decade.But just as Givens thinks he might be getting somewhere, Wallace smiles and confesses that he is lying. "Simone" actually represents David Simone, a man Wallace killed. "He was my first!" Wallace says with a laugh. The criminal then explains that he has no illusions how this will all end. He just wants to "screw" with the guards like they screwed with him in prison.Art summons Givens into his office, explaining that the cowboy has 15 minutes to wrap things up before the SWAT team arrives -- and likely kills the prisoner."Is there any way we can get some fried chicken in here -- spicy?" asks Givens. Art is perplexed -- and so are we. Vasquez, on the other hand, appears to like the idea."For what it's worth, if you put this guy down, no one from my office is going to question you," he adds. Good to know.Cut to the Hawkins' household. Winona challenges Gary about Wayne. Gary claims not to know the man. "You know what he was here for," Winona says. "I know you're into something with some bad people." Still denying all the charges, Gary storms out of the house -- blaming Winona for sending a threatening Givens after him.Back at the station, Wallace continues to run down his sordid history, telling stories of braining his boss with a chain and how his daddy worked as a security guard.Just then, the heavily armed SWAT team enters. "Time for the fun to begin," Wallace quips. The team immediately cuts all the lights. Mullen, meanwhile, tries to stall the new arrivals, telling the S.W.A.T. leader that fried chicken is on the way. Perhaps Wallace will put down his shiv if offered food. "It might be good to give him an out so that he saves face," Mullen explains to the S.W.A.T. leader, who couldn't disagree more.But they give Givens two minutes anyway. "Put down the shiv," the Deputy Marshal says. "Live to see what I got coming for ya."Just then, Gutterson enters with a giant bag of food. Givens take a bite of the "extra spicy" -- and Wallace practically drools. Givens then promises to order Wallace a chicken dinner each night for the next three days -- and even engage in polite conversation -- if the criminal will let the guards go. The offer is tempting to Wallace, who claims to only want to be treated like a human being. Givens then offers the man a shot of bourbon from Mullen's special desk drawer stash.And just like that, the hostage-taker puts down his shiv and surrenders. "I think the bourbon sealed it," Givens tells Mullen and Vasquez, who offers to postpone the meeting mentioned earlier.Givens, however, would rather "get it over with." So Vasquez starts asking questions about Ava -- and even produces photographs of the pair. Givens is as surprised as he is angry. Vasquez then explains that Boyd's lawyer will "strongly suggest" that Givens began his relationship with Ava before he was reassigned to Kentucky.Meaning: "We're going to have to release Boyd Crowder," Vasquez says. The bottom line is that the entire case against Boyd is predicated on the testimony of Givens and Ava, who are both "compromised." Vasquez then advises Givens to stay away from Boyd.He doesn't, of course. Givens is there when Boyd is released from prison. The man continues to preach the good word of God, believing his sudden freedom is His work. "The way I see it, I'm the one who allowed you to be released upon the world -- just like I'm the one who's going to find a way to put you back in a cage," Givens says.Boyd just smiles -- and greets Bo, who is waiting outside the prison with a lawyer. "I will continue to pray that someday I will bring you a modicum of peace," Boyd says.Givens then gets a call from Ava... and decides not to answer.
11 May 2010Description ▼
Suspended from the Marshals Service, feeling like he has nothing to lose, Raylan faces off with the gangsters who are muscling his ex-wife's new husband.
18 May 2010Description ▼
Determined to repair the damage he's done, Raylan takes time away from his assignment bodyguarding an eccentric judge to track down an old lead.
25 May 2010Description ▼
When Boyd Crowder and his crusaders become vigilantes, Raylan takes it upon himself to try to shut them down.
12Fathers and Sons
01 Jun 2010Description ▼
Raylan is ordered to enlist his estranged father's help against the increasing threat of Bo Crowder.
08 Jun 2010Description ▼
Boyd carefully approaches Ava's front door and knocks. "I apologize for the late hour," he says. "I just want a word." Behind the door, we hear a shotgun being cocked. Armed, Ava opens the door -- only to find an apologetic Boyd, who lists his many regrets (including holding Ava hostage, "lusting" after her and letting his brother make her life miserable). "How 'bout what you do for me is you leave here and never see me again!" Ava spits. Boyd agrees -- and walks away into the night.Later, he is picked up by Johnny. "Damn, boy!" Johnny says. "We're taking over!" Apparently, the plan was for Boyd to hijack the shipment from Miami so that he and Johnny could become the new drug-manufacturing kingpins in town. Boyd deflates his relative's enthusiasm when he gently explains that the shipment was blown up. "This is bat-shit crazy," Johnny says. "From here on out, you just stay clear of me -- or I will you kill you with these bare hands!" Once again, a serene Boyd agrees.Gio's drug runners from Miami, Ernesto and Pilar, in the meantime, have found their way to Bo's headquarters. They describe the man who blew up the truck -- and dad quickly recognizes the suspect as his born-again son. "How do you think it's going to go for you when my uncle finds out you lost his shipment?" Pilar asks. Bo figures it won't go very good at all, so he ties up Ernesto and Pilar before they can report back. The duo are NOT happy.In Lexington Givens and Mullen discuss a burning truck found in the road. It contained ingredients to make meth -- before it was destroyed. "Like somebody hit it with a rocket launcher," Mullen says. "Boyd's M.O., isn't it?" Givens agrees. Something isn't right. Is Boyd a vigilante?Arlo enters -- and Mullen explains that the case has suddenly gotten bigger. Along with working for the Marshals, Arlo will also be in contact with the FBI and the DEA. "It's not just a little family affair anymore, Arlo," Mullen says.Meanwhile, Bo's men raid Boyd's church camp -- and find Boyd waiting. "Looks like you've been a bad boy," Bo says to his son. "Johnny, hurt my son ... and don't stop until I tell you." So Johnny, who is plenty upset with Boyd for other reasons, punches Boyd in the face. Twice. Three times. Four times. Five. Boyd, covered in blood, refuses to react. Bo demands to know where the weapons cache is hidden. After a few more punches, one of Boyd's men steps forward and reveals the weapons are buried under the campfire. "You're no longer my son," Bo says. "You're no longer their leader. You are being cast into exile." Bo then threatens to kill one of Boyd's followers unless he leaves town. Once again, a bloody but accepting Boyd calmly agrees and walks away into the woods.He doesn't go more than a few hundred yards, however, before he hears gunshots from the camp. Boyd turns around and runs back to find all of the men shot dead and hanging upside down from a tree. Boyd begins to SCREAM in real pain.Cut to Bo, who releases Ernesto and Pilar from the barroom closet. He assures the two Miami criminals that the man who blew up the truck is "out of business" and that Uncle Gio will get his money back. "He's going to get every penny that I owe him and a little something extra," Bo explains. What that "little something" might be, Bo won't say.Later, Bo busts into Givens' hotel room, where Arlo is being stashed. It's a risky move, to be sure, but the pair need to talk. "Things are different," Arlo says. "They know about Boyd blowing up your shipment." He then explains that the FBI and DEA are coming aboard. Bo then says he can't trust Arlo to give him inside information unless he can prove himself. "My Miami friend lost a captain and a couple of button men to a certain deputy marshal," Bo explains. "In order to get square with him, I'm going to have to ask you to help me give him Raylan." Arlo is struck. Can he actually sell-out his own son?An anguished Boyd, meanwhile, is digging graves for his former comrades. He stops to talk to God. "I'm gonna need a sign," he says. "I'm gonna need to know their sacrifice meant something to you!"Later, Givens returns home to find his father waiting. The two share a drink and Arlo tries to make "small talk" about women and family history. He is clearly stalling.Arlo then pulls out a gun only to find that Raylen has anticipated his betrayal and beaten him to the draw. Dad quickly lowers his weapon."When are they coming?" Givens asks. Arlo explains that Bo and his men are already outside -- and that Arlo was to shoot Givens in the leg. Givens doesn't hesitate. He shoots his father in the arm. "Then what happens?" the Marshal asks.What happens is two of Bo's thugs burst into the room, guns drawn. Givens warns them to drop their weapons, but they turn their weapons on him. So Givens shoots them both -- one in the chest and one in the throat. Justified yet again."I'm going to need an ambulance," Givens says into his 'phone. "And a coroner."Bo and Johnny, in the meantime, head to Ava's house, and using deception, throw a bag over her head and drag her away after Bo butt-strokes her with her own shotgun to subdue her. At the last moment, Bo turns on Johnny. "This is for tipping Boyd off to that shipment," Bo growls before gut-shooting Johnny from close range with Ava's short-barreled shotgun. Bo tells the grievously wounded man that the authorities will think Ava shot "another Crowder" before disappearing forever. Not good.Cut back to Raylan, who is busy cleaning his father's wound. Suddenly, Boyd enters the hotel room. "I am lost, Raylan," says Boyd, explaining that dear-old-dad murdered his congregation. "I sent my flock to slaughter."Givens' cell' 'phone rings and he answers, seeing it's from Ava but Bo is on the other end of the line. The elder Crowder tells Raylan that Ava is alive but in the trunk, and orders the Deputy U.S. Marshal to head toward Bulletville -- alone -- where they will make a "trade.""My life for her's?" Givens asks. "Something like that," Bo says and hangs up. A subdued but very serious Boyd offers to help since he knows "every inch" of the area when his father has a cabin and is certainly headed with Ava.So the odd partners drive to meet Bo."You were telling the truth, huh?" Givens asks. "This conversion?" Boyd explains that he no longer knows for sure. "I set all this in motion, didn't I?" Boyd asks. Givens figures he also had something to do with it when he shot Tommy Bucks in Miami.The sun rises and Givens and Raylan arrive on the road to Bo's cabin. Givens hands Boyd a revolver and drops him off -- warning him not to "take advantage" of the situation -- before heading to the remote wooden abode. Givens is then met by Bo and a thug, who disarm the Deputy Marshal of both his primary and back-up handguns.Boyd, meanwhile, has snuck around the back of the cabin where Ava is tied up. He eases inside and shoots one of Bo's men, mortally wounding him. Outside, Givens takes advantage of the distraction and regains his pistols while shooting the thug multiple times him in the stomach and disarming the surprised, and confused, Bo.And just like that, Givens and Boyd are alone with Bo. Boyd raises his gun to his father. Givens tells his new partner that he doesn't want to do that. "It's not something I want to do, my friend," Boyd says. "It's something I have to do." Boyd explains that his father killed his spirit when he murdered the men at the church camp. Bo is defiant. "You gonna pull the trigger, or you gonna talk me to death?" he asks with a sneer.BLAM!An unexpected shot from concealment strikes his father in the back and exits his chest. Bo, shocked and mortally wounded, falls to the ground.More gunfire explodes from the woods. Boyd is hit in the upper arm as Raylan returns covering fire with his two recovered pistols while the pair retreat into the cabin where Ava waits.The furtive shooters are the Miami drug runners, Ernesto and Pilar, plus two more of Bo's men. Givens quickly takes one of them out with a well-aimed shot as Ava provides unaimed distracting fire.Another stealthily approaches a rear window, and as he quietly opens it to back-shoot Raylan, is quickly shot twice in the face by the Marshal laying in wait beneath the window.The cabin is suddenly riddled with automatic rifle fire. Ernesto and Pilar have AK-47s. "All we want is Raylan Givens!" Pilar yells. Givens tells Boyd to leave with Ava. He'll deal with the drug criminals.Boyd and Ava sneak out the back while Givens walks with his hands raised out of the front door. Ernesto raises his gun to kill Givens, but is shot by Boyd from behind a tree with the telescoped rifle the second of Bo's gang Raylan killed had left in the rear during his stealthy approach.Givens then draws his weapon and opens fire, finishing off Ernesto. Pilar makes it to their SUV and speeds away. Givens is about to go after her, when Boyd appears with his rifle pointed at Givens. He tells Raylan that Ava is still running through the woods, and seems intent on pursuing the escaping woman."I'll get her," Boyd says. Asks Givens: "What are you going to do after you get her?" Answers Boyd: "I haven't quite figured that out yet."Sensing that Raylan is having doubts about letting him go after Pilar, Boyd tells him "I'm going to bet my life on you being the only friend I have left in this world."Boyd lowers his weapon and gets into his father's car to drive after Pilar.The Deputy U.S. Marshal, with a certain amount of ambivalence, lets Boyd go, pointing his empty service weapon at the disappearing Crowder vehicle while making a young boy's play gunshot sound.
1The Moonshine War
09 Feb 2011Description ▼
Raylan tangles with a ruthless Harlan County crime family while hunting for a fugitive sex offender.
2The Life Inside
16 Feb 2011Description ▼
Raylan chases a pregnant fugitive who has fallen into the hands of human traffickers.
3The I of the Storm
23 Feb 2011Description ▼
The hijacking of a bus full of drugs ends in murder, and Raylan pursues the likely culprit: Boyd Crowder.
4For Blood or Money
02 Mar 2011Description ▼
When Rachel's brother-in-law makes a violent escape from a halfway house, Raylan is forced to hunt him down.
09 Mar 2011Description ▼
Raylan's hunt for a killer puts him on a collision course with the Bennett clan, while Boyd plots a heist with treacherous new partners.
6Blaze of Glory
16 Mar 2011Description ▼
A once-infamous bandit is back to his old tricks, but when Winona winds up the victim of his botched bank heist, Raylan is on the warpath to bring him down.
7Save My Love
23 Mar 2011Description ▼
Winona's blunder could put her behind bars, unless Raylan can weave his way through a federal courthouse locked down over death threats.
30 Mar 2011Description ▼
Raylan must protect a cunning coal executive who is out of her element when negotiating with the powerful Bennett clan.
06 Apr 2011Description ▼
Just as the bad blood between the Bennetts and the coal company threatens to boil over, Raylan must thwart one of Mags' sons.
10Debts and Accounts
13 Apr 2011Description ▼
Raylan and Winona's idyll is shattered by violence, as Boyd and the Bennetts struggle to rise from the ashes of chaos in Harlan.
20 Apr 2011Description ▼
Raylan realizes he wasn't the sole target of an attempted assassination, and confronts the unlikely culprit once and for all.
27 Apr 2011Description ▼
When a brutal murder hits close to home, Raylan will stop at nothing to hunt down the killer.
04 May 2011Description ▼
The quest for a missing person forces Raylan to wade into a war that has erupted in Harlan between Boyd and the Bennetts.
17 Jan 2012Description ▼
The arrival of a dangerous new player in Lexington puts Raylan on a collision course with a sadistic Dixie Mafia hitman.
24 Jan 2012Description ▼
The murder of a fellow Marshal throws Raylan together with a woman from his past. Boyd engineers a showdown with Dickie Bennett.
31 Jan 2012Description ▼
Raylan's face-off with a tyrannical Oxy dealer puts him on a collision course with the new head of the Dixie Mafia. Boyd fights to take back part of his family's empire, but his methods threaten to tear his crew apart.
4The Devil You Know
07 Feb 2012Description ▼
Devil (Kevin Rankin) paces on a front porch of a nice home while Tanner Dodd (Brendan McCarthy) tells him to relax. The "boss" is on his way. Enter Quarles stepping onto the porch with a broad smile. "You must be the one they call 'Devil,'" he says. Inside, Quarles explains that Tanner is a "talent scout" -- and has scouted Devil, who isn't exactly thrilled with how Boyd has treated him. "You got something better?" Devil asks. Quarles assures Devil that, yes, he does, and promises him a one-time only offer of improving his standard of living.
In the prison yard, Dickie and Dewey are taking severe beatings at the hands of their fellow inmates. Moments later, they are taken to the infirmary, where corrupt guard Ash Murphy rages. Dewey wasn't supposed to be part of this "plan." Lance (Clayne Crawford), the prison medic who is also in on the escape plan, jabs Dewey in the neck with a needle. Dewey goes limp. Problem solved... for now.
Later, Givens arrives at the prison to question Lance, who explains that he was injured when Dickie escaped in a coroner's van.
The van is parked on the side of a rural road as Ash approaches driver Edward Fowler (Ethan Wilde)... and shoots him dead where he sits. He then opens the back of the van to reveal the body bags containing Dickie, Dewey and an actual deceased inmate. Ash explains that he and Dickie will go after Mags' money while Dewey goes with Lance to hide out at a nearby motel. Neither escapee is overly pleased.
Givens then visits Loretta (Kaitlyn Dever), who notes that she has a few friends in her new life as a babysitter. After some banter, Givens asks about Mags' stash of money. Loretta thinks she might know where ol' Mags might just have kept that stash.
Later, following Loretta's tip, Givens and Rachel arrive at Limehouse's enclave looking for Dickie, who they suspect is after his mom's money. The pair spar with Limehouse, who isn't about to give up any information. He does, however, invite the Marshals to a barbeque. "I'm going to hook you up with some bacon you ain't never going to forget," Limehouse coos to Rachel, who is unimpressed.
Givens drives away... and is spotted by Dickie and Ash, who are parked nearby waiting to get past the police check point to the bridge into Limehouse's holler. Ash is furious to see the law, but Dickie doesn't appear to be too terribly surprised. Ash directs that, if they can't approach Limehouse directly, then Dickie will have to find a way to get the money. They repair to the motel where Dewey and Lance are holed up with the taciturn Combs (Ed Corbin) and his dimwit son Junior (Adam Bartley) who have a grudge against the Bennetts because of Mags' "sell-out" to the mining company.
Dickie tries to call Limehouse. After one failed attempt to make contact because of caution by Limehouse's man, a connection is made after Dickie assures Limehouse that he "knows how to talk" on a 'phone. "I assume you are aware of the situation up here," Limehouse says in reference to the police presence. Dickie is aware, which is why he needs Limehouse to personally deliver the "package."
Devil returns to Johnny's recently reclaimed bar where Boyd hands him a small stack of bills. Devil, thinking of Quarles's proposition, wonders when Boyd plans to execute a big score. Boyd dismisses Devil, telling his flunky to be patient. Devil scowls. Then Givens enters. He inquires regarding the whereabouts of his own father and then tells the story of the night his mother finally left after years of abuse. Givens was just a boy. Mom ran to Limehouse territory, Nobles Hollow, where white women sometimes went for shelter because they knew their men wouldn't follow. Well, a drunken Arlo did follow, only to be "felled" by a young Limehouse when he tried to land a haymaker to the man.
"He beat him so bad that I had to drag him back to the car and drive him home myself," Givens concludes before revealing that he had just visited Limehouse today. Boyd wonders why such a visit occurred. Givens explains that Dickie and Dewey escaped prison. Boyd suggests that Givens take a closer look at the prison medic.
Later, Devil corners Johnny, asking about the low payment from Boyd. Devil reminds Johnny that he is in a wheelchair because of Boyd. "There was a time I believed in Boyd Crowder," Devil says. "But the man we have today is not that Boyd. Not by a long shot." Devil then tells Johnny about the Quarles deal.
Givens, in the meantime, is parked outside the motel hideout after his tip from Boyd. He looks up to see Ash crossing the parking lot with a box full of coffee and take-out lunches. Ash stops dead in his tracks. The two stare at each other. Then Ash drops the food and reaches for his gun. Givens slams on the gas pedal and the car hurtles forward into Ash, knocking him down. When the guard somehow manages to stand and awkwardly start shooting, Givens throws the car into reverse, hitting him again. Givens then goes inside the motel room to find a cigarette still burning, but no escapees. Just then, a van peels out of the motel parking lot, closely followed by a car. Lance, Dickie, Dewey and the Combs, father and son, have left the scene.
Givens then extracts info from the seriously injured Ash. The plan is for Limehouse to bring Mags' money to her old store, where Dickie will meet him.
Givens calls Rachel, who reports that she has just turned around a truck full of pig manure at the police check point and sent it back into the holler, and that she hasn't let any traffic out of Limehouse's holler.
Realizing that Mags' money will not be delivered and that Dickie might just die because of that, Givens curses as he suspects that he now might have to save Dickie Bennett.
Dickie, meanwhile, is forced into his mom's old store at gunpoint by the Combs father and son. The place has been trashed. Dickie begins looking behind the wall for the money and pulls out a battered cooler. He slowly lifts the lid when there is a pair of blasts. Ash's accomplices fall dead... and out steps Limehouse who took an old underground railroad trail to evade the police checkpoint at the bridge.
Overjoyed, Dickie opens the cooler to reveal a measly amount of cash, $46,313 to be precise. "There was supposed to be $3 million in there!" Dickie exclaims. Limehouse calmly explains that it was spent by Mags to buy up surrounding property, and that there are receipts for everything. Dickie, who suspects Limehouse, pushes away the money. He refuses to accept that amount. Dickie only asks for a shotgun, and Limehouse directs his associate to unload his and give it to Dickie. "Are you good with this, Mr. Bennett?" asks Limehouse. Dickie just laughs in disbelief.
After Limehouse exits with his cohort, Givens pulls up to the store to hear shotgun blasts. He enters to find Dickie sitting inside. The escapee has been firing off random shots. "I hereby surrender," Dickie says. "To be very clear, I am the victim here," and Givens agrees, and wonders where Dewey might be.
Dewey has been taped to a chair in a hotel room by the medic. Lance then wheels Dickie past a long row of surgical tools. He spreads a tarp on the bed. Dewey screams -- and Lance again injects him. Once more, Dewey goes limp. The medic then calls someone on his cell. "I may have a way for us to make some more money."
Back at Johnny's bar, Devil and Johnny approach Boyd. Devil explains that this particular conversation has been a longtime coming. Devil then pulls a gun and aims it at Boyd who feigns resignation and regret, then asks for a final indulgence from his wouldbe executioner, one last question. "Whatever led you in your imagination to believe you could pull this off?" Johnny then puts a gun on Devil, whose mouth drops open. Boyd rises, gun in hand, and shoots Devil in the chest. "All I ever asked for was your loyalty," Boyd whispers to the stricken man who have pledged his loyalty, then reneged.
"Hurts, don't it," Boyd says. "I know, I've been there, too. But I made it back, and you're not going to." He tells Devil to close his eyes. Then Boyd, almost gently, shoots Devil in the head.
5Thick as Mud
14 Feb 2012Description ▼
Raylan races to save Dewey Crowe from a gang of vicious organ harvesters. Boyd faces off with a new adversary.
6When the Guns Come Out
21 Feb 2012Description ▼
Boyd fights for control of the Harlan Oxy trade as Raylan works to keep the battle from becoming an all-out war.
7The Man Behind the Curtain
28 Feb 2012Description ▼
As his feud with Quarles and the Detroit mob heats up, Raylan's tactics puts him at odds with the FBI.
8Watching the Detectives
06 Mar 2012Description ▼
A shocking murder forces Raylan to confront his past mistakes. Boyd grapples with Harlan's corrupt sheriff.
13 Mar 2012Description ▼
Raylan pursues a Dixie Mafia soldier who may be the key to taking down Quarles. Ava turns brutal in order to protect an imperiled prostitute.
10Guy Walks Into a Bar
20 Mar 2012Description ▼
Raylan struggles to keep Dickie Bennett in prison while contending with an increasingly violent and unpredictable Quarles.
27 Mar 2012Description ▼
Raylan squares off with a pair of merciless Detroit hit men. The battle between Boyd and Quarles comes to a head.
03 Apr 2012Description ▼
Quarles swims out of unconsciousness. He is naked and chained to a bed in Ava's brothel. The working girls, Minerva and Cat, meanwhile, are playing with the gangster's tricky sleeve gun device. Boyd was nice enough to leave a bottle of pills behind. Quarles offers some to the ladies, who are more than willing to partake.
At Johnny's bar, Boyd explains to the gang that he is going to deliver Quarles to Tonin and split the $200,000 bounty with Wynn. A good score.
Errol enters the bar... and introduces a sheepish Dickie. Boyd's face goes taut. He attacks Dickie, dragging him into the back room, wrapping a plastic bag over his head and repeatedly punching him in the face. Errol begs Boyd to stop, explaining that there is more than $3 million of Mags' money to locate. "We'll hear him out and then we'll decide," insists Ava who still wears scar from a bullet wound on her chest, courtesy of Dickie. Arlo, of course, wants to kill Dickie for murdering Helen. After some hesitation, Boyd releases Dickie.
Givens, looking for Quarles, visits Sheriff Napier, who explains that the gangster was heading for the brothel to sell some pills.
Quarles and the ladies are high on pills and seemingly having a great time.But it's only a short time 'til Quarles turns serious and manages to choke Cat with the chain that tethers him to the bed. He threatens Minerva and makes her run outside to tell guard Jimmy (Jesse Luken) that Quarles is having "some kind of seizure." The unsuspecting Jimmy walks inside the trailer.
At Johnny's bar Boyd considers Errol's and Dickie's proposition of robbing the bank where Limehouse apparently has Mags' money in a safe deposit box. He asks Ava and Arlo to head to the bank to scout it out.
Givens arrives at the brothel to find Jimmy, Minerva and Cat bound, gagged and lashed together. Quarles has escaped, and didn't say where he was headed.
In town. Ava arrives at the bank posing as a prospective customer. The manager (Gill Gayle), clearly taken with the young widow, takes her inside the safe deposit room for a peek, then asks to taken her to lunch. Outside, Arlo cases the joint while from an unmarked KSP cruiser across the street, Givens, Tom Bergen (Peter Murnik) and another State Trooper (Mark Chadwick) surveil the activities at and around the bank. The Troopers have been following Dickie since he arrived at Johnny's bar and called Givens when Arlo and Ava turned up at the bank. It's pretty obvious the place is being targeted for a robbery.
Boyd heads to the brothel with Wynn where they learn that Quarles is missing. Wynn is panicked, explaining that Tonin will not be happy when he finds out that Quarles has "escaped from a disease-ridden whore-factory up in inbred holler." "I'm going to let that one go," says Boyd, who, not surprisingly, has a back-up plan. When Quarles comes to see his old pal Wynn, Boyd will set a bomb in Quarles' car. Then, when the bomb goes off at one end of town and every cop and Marshal in the county comes running, at the other end of town Boyd will rob the bank, giving Wynn a cut. Wynn warms to the new plan.
Quarles visits Limehouse, who isn't terribly happy to see the gangster arrive empty handed -- again. Instead, Quarles offers his services. "Tonight Boyd Crowder is going to rob a bank," Limehouse explains. In fact, Limehouse also knows that Boyd will do it in his normal way: blowing up something across town as a diversion. Limehouse instructs Quarles to take Boyd out as he exits the bank and retrieve the money. Now it's Quarles turn to warm to the new plan. He calls Wynn, explaining that they have a new lease on life.
Givens pays a visit to Limehouse. The U.S. Deputy Marshal tells of a rumor that Mags' money is stashed in a nearby bank. "I hear that Boyd Crowder is going to rob that bank this very day," Givens says. Limehouse mentions that he heard exactly the same thing. In fact, Limehouse explains that he also heard Quarles will be waiting for Boyd to rob the money from the robber. Givens smiles as Limehouse makes it clear that he has arranged things so that law enforcement can take out both Boyd and Quarles, leaving Limehouse with no competitors. Givens likes the plan, but warns that he isn't about to leave Limehouse alone. Federal agents will swarm the Noble's Holler until the $3 million is recovered.
At Johnny's bar, Dickie, who like his cohort Dewey Crowe has no idea of his own limitations, very unwisely starts to demand a 70-30 split in his favor when Boyd pulls a pair of guns. As it turns out, Boyd isn't concerned with Dickie (yet). He knows there is no money in the bank and demands to know how Errol and Limehouse have schemed to set him up. Errol more or less admits to the ruse, explaining that Limehouse only wanted to send Boyd away to prison for a long time. Back at Boyd's place, Arlo is visited by a vision of Helen (Linda Gehringer) who scolds her husband for allowing Boyd to "cut him out" of the bank job. Ava enters the room and asks Arlo if he has taken his pills. Arlo clearly hasn't... and soon pulls a gun on Ava.
At Johnny's bar, Johnny is guarding Dickie and Errol. Dickie tosses a pool ball at Johnny, knocking him to the ground. Dickie then beats the Crowder unconscious with said ball before pulling a gun on Errol and demanding to know where his mama's money is being stashed.
Moments later, Errol and Dickie hop into a car and speed off. Troopers watching outside call in the development to Tom Bergen, who relays the information to Givens. Boyd then goes to his house to find Ava locked in a basement closet with Arlo is gone. "He's out of his mind," Ava says. Johnny then calls Boyd, explaining that Errol and Dickie escaped... but not before Errol mentioned how the money is with a girl named Loretta. At almost the same time, Limehouse calls Givens to tell him where to find the money.
Dickie finds his way to Loretta's home, and forces Errol into the trunk of the car. Dickie then lets himself into the house to find Givens waiting, his service pistol drawn and leveled at the last of Mags' sons. But he doesn't order Dickie to drop his lowered weapon. "I'm coming to pay my respects to my baby adopted sister!" Dickie says. Explains Givens: "The problem is you keep thinking you're tough... but you're just stupid." Dickie refuses to go back to prison and realizing his hopeless situation and goaded by Givens' stream of insults, tries to pull on the Marshal, who fires a single round. Dickie goes down in a weeping heap, almost at the feet of Limehouse who is sitting on Loretta's side patio.
At the Marshal's office, Givens decides to "respect Mags' decision," telling Loretta (Kaitlyn Dever) that he will not pursue the money -- as long as Loretta doesn't buy a fancy new car or have Van Halen play her birthday party. "Marshal, do I in any way strike you as a Van Halen fan?" Loretta asks. Givens smiles and exits. Loretta gets to keep the Bennett matriarch's dirty money.
Wynn returns to his trailer to find Quarles waiting. Quarles is smoking and high as a bleached blond kite. Limehouse calls, telling Quarles that Boyd won't be robbing a bank, after all, but still must pay for his "intent" to separate Limehouse from his money. Quarles agrees to go to Johnny's bar and kill Boyd. Quarles struggles to get straight before exiting. Wynn's thug Mike (Jonathan Kowalsky) pulls the cell' 'phone triggering device from his pocket that will blow up the bomb that has been planted in Quarles' car, but rather than detonate it, Wynn suggests that they might as well wait to see if Quarles can kill Boyd first.
With matters coming to a head, Tom Bergen calls Givens to report that Quarles just pulled into the lot outside Johnny's bar. Tom is on his way to the scene. But the drama is already playing out. The Crowder cousins watch Quarles from inside the bar before Boyd decides to move matters along, going out with gun drawn and calling the Detroit gangster out of his car.
Quarles exits his car and Wynn, watching from a nearby car and seeing an opportunity to kill two adversaries with a one blast, tells Mike to activates the device. Boyd, who knows his explosive devices, hears the tell tale sound of what is about to happen, and turns to distance himself from "ground zero" as a shot is fired. Boyd is thrown against a wall by the force of the blast and injured. Quarles' back is set briefly on fire before he rolls over a few times to extinguish the flames. He stands up as Tom arrives and tells Quarles to drop his weapon. Another shot is fired.
Givens, driving to Johnny's bar, sees the fireball in the distance and steps on the gas.
Givens arrives to find Tom motionless on his back in the parking lot -- another victim of Quarles' tricky sleeve gun, even though Tom had the drop on the gangster and his .32 ACP hide-out pistol was already in his hand? Boyd and Quarles are nowhere in sight.
Aid arrives to tend to the wounded, including Johnny Crowder, as Givens scans the area for some sign of Boyd or Quarles.
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A Kentucky Deputy State Trooper (Mark Englehardt) arrives at the scene of the car bombing and shooting to report that Tom Bergen has died and that Robert Quarles is missing. Givens is furious.
The Marshal goes inside Johnny's bar to interview Boyd, who claims he was unconscious at the time. Still, Boyd knows enough to finger Wynn Duffy as the man who blew up Quarles' car. Arlo enters. "Heard that a cop in a hat got shot. Guess it wasn't you," Arlo tells his son. Boyd then takes Arlo into the back room. "You pulled a gun on Ava!?" Boyd demands. "You haven't been taken your medication, have you?" No, Arlo has not. In fact, the old man begins to babble about seeing Helen. Boyd makes Arlo take a pill "in front of me."
Later, Givens shows up at Wynn's mobile office which the Troopers have pulled over to the side of the road, and have Wynn and Mike handcuffed to the rear. Givens has Wynn freed and takes him inside for a private interrogation. "Was it Quarles? Where is he?" the Marshal demands. "What do you know?" Wynn plays coy, which doesn't sit well with the lawman. He cites the "game" Wynn's man, the late pawn shop owner Glen Fogle used to play and empties all but one cartridge from the revolver seized from Wynn. Time to play Harlan Roulette (Justified: Harlan Roulette (#3.3)). Wynn doesn't believe it... until Givens starts pulling the trigger. Terrified, Wynn tells the Marshal that Limehouse set it all up... that and admits that he Wynn tried to blow up Quarles... that Quarles is now missing. Givens nods. "I believe you," he says before calmly exiting the trailer. "Jesus Christ!!!" screams Wynn.
Later, Boyd meets Limehouse on the bridge. "I am returning your deposit," Limehouse says. "There's even a little interest in there." It is meant to conclude the business between the two criminals. Boyd doesn't like it, but accepts it for the time being as Limehouse, spotting Jimmy (Jesse Luken) with a rifle trained on him, notes that he doesn't have Devil backing him up this time.
"Want me to make that call?" asks Errol after Boyd leaves. Says Limehouse: "Not yet. Not yet." Limehouse returns home to find Givens waiting. The Marshal threatens to take Limehouse downtown for accessory to murder. Limehouse baits Givens by saying that that the Marshal is ultimately responsible for Tom's death. Givens takes a swing at Limehouse, there is a momentary scuffle, Givens draws on Limehouse and realizes he has a dozen guns trained on him. Limehouse, trying to avoid killing a lawman if he can, says that he can deliver Boyd.
The next morning, the Jensen family camps in the woods when Quarles appears, holding a gun to the head of the mother (Cathy Cahlin Ryan) and demanding the car keys from Pete (Tyler Neitzel), the elder of the two sons.
Shelby, now wearing his Sheriff's uniform, calls Boyd with news: the Marshals service knows that Boyd killed Devil and is currently searching for the body, and tells Boyd that though he owes him his life and his new job, he figures he and Boyd are now square. Boyd hangs up the phone, realizing that he might finally be in big time trouble because they are searching the area where he and Arlo had disposed of Devil's body.
Quarles, meanwhile, rides in the back seat of the hostage family's van. Mom and the two sons are terrified. Quarles uses the mom's cell phone to call Theo. "I want to come home," Quarles says. "Name the price." Theo names $500,000 -- $250,000 that Theo is owed plus another $250,000 for threatening Sammy. If Quarles can pay that, he can return to his family in Detroit. But the blue-eyed gangster is done forever with the Tonin organization.
Boyd then tells Johnny and Ava that Limehouses told the Marshals that Boyd killed Devil. But who told Limehouse? All eyes turn to Arlo, who says he might've told Helen. Ava, crying, begs Boyd to run. Boyd says he has nowhere to go, and can't leave his special lady anyway. They embrace. Soon enough, Art and Givens arrive and arrest Boyd for the murder of one Derrick Lennon, a/k/a "Devil." Boyd is taken outside. Arlo then apologizes to his son for how he was treated as a boy, explaining that he has been talking to Helen lately. Givens is confused, then sad.
Art gets a call: a woman has identified Quarles. Turns out the Detroit gangster/Oxy addict dumped the mother and kept the two sons as hostages. The exact whereabouts of the family van are still unknown.
Later, Ava tells Johnny that somebody is going to pay for Boyd's fate. Johnny suggests starting with Ellen May, who was seen talking to Dickie Bennett just the other day. "She don't know #$@!," says Ava. Says Johnny: "She knows Arlo."
Givens and Art then interview the distraught mother, who explains that she heard Quarles telling somebody on the phone that he wanted to "come home" and that it would cost him "$500." Givens gets a call. It's young Mitch Jensen (Uriah Shelton), still held captive by Quarles. Givens follows instructions and heads to an isolated spot in the woods where he finds Quarles and the two teenagers. "You give up these boys, I give you my gun," the Marshal says. Instead, Quarles produces his nifty sleeve gun and threatens to shoot Mitch. Givens drops his service pistol. "I'm gonna want that back," Givens says. Quarles also relieves him of his back-up Glock. "That one you can keep," the Deputy says as he is marched into the van along with the boys. "Now let's go get my money," Quarles says.
Limehouse approaches Errol. It's time for the the henchman to pay for his various betrayals. "You pack your things and get out of Noble's Holler before dark," growls Limehouse, who has an uncanny knack for knowing everything. Errol knows better than to argue and leaves.
Limehouse gets a call from Johnny, who is furious that Limehouse told the law about Devil's final resting place. Johnny says that he "got lucky" by being able to pawn off the guilt on Arlo and Ellen May. So Johnny and Limehouse have been in cahoots all along.
Ava, in the meantime, heads to the trailers to confront Ellen May, who is in the midst of servicing a trick, for a crime she didn't commit. "What'd you say about Devil!?" Ava demands, slapping the whore. "You told Dickie something he took back to Limehouse!" Ellen May denies everything. Ava punches her in the face.
Night falls. Givens drives the van into Noble's Holler, passing Errol on his way out. Quarles, Givens and the two boys find Limehouse in the slaughter house. "Mr. Quarles wants to go home," Givens explains. "He needs some money... You've been saying you just want to be left alone. Well, I figure this gets it done." So Limehouse reluctantly reaches for a knife and cuts open a hog carcass. Wrapped wads of money fall out. "It's a piggy bank!" squeals a delighted Quarles. Limehouse mentions that he can't believe Givens is going to let Quarles get away with the money after killing a State Trooper. "Wait, you think I killed the Trooper?" Quarles asks. Asks Givens: "Who did?"
At that moment, Errol quietly enters the slaughterhouse and fires. He hits Quarles, who fires back, hitting Errol. While Quarles and Givens close to grapple, Limehouse uses the distraction to get his butcher's cleaver -- and with a single blow cuts Quarles' forearm off just below the elbow just as the gangster produces his hide-out sleeve gun. Raylan ends up holding Quarles' severed arm, stepping out of reach as Quarles attempts to grab it with his other hand. Quarles slumps to the floor, gasping and exsanguinating. "Who killed him?" Givens demands. Quarles manages a sardonic laugh. "Your old man," he rasps with his final breath.
A grim-faced Givens awakens his father in the dead of night and hauls him into Marshal headquarters. Boyd sits in a nearby cell. The whole Harlan gang is here. Boyd explains that Arlo isn't his crew, but "my family."
In the interrogation room, Arlo's Public Defender (Mandy June Turpin) can't keep her client's mouth shut as he readily and deliberately confesses to killing Trooper Tom Bergen... and Devil as well. "I did it to protect Boyd," explains Arlo, who continues to protect his adopted, criminal son by confessing to a murder that he didn't commit. Soon after, Boyd waltzes out of lock-up, a free man.
Givens goes to Winona's sister Gayle's house to check on the future mother of his child and tell Winona the entire story. He theorizes that Arlo probably didn't even know he had shot a State Trooper. "He just saw a man in a hat pointing a gun at Boyd," Givens says.
Says Winona: "A man in a hat?" Givens just nods as he puts on his own signature hat and walks out.
1Hole in the Wall
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January 21, 1983: An older man goes out to his front porch to retrieve the newspaper when there is a flutter and a SPLAT. The man looks back to see someone has crashed into the
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Raylan and Lindsey collapse in bed after a vigorous coupling. "We're getting good at that," she observes. The marshal then volunteers to handle the beer delivery downstairs while Lindsey stays in bed. In the bar, a gruff man (Randall, ) enters and draws himself a beer over Raylan's protests. After a brief stare-down, he eventually exits, throwing a shoulder into Raylan in the process -- and tossing a bar stool on the ground. Ellen May pays a visit to Ava at Johnny's bar. The working girl claims to have found God at the Last Chance Holiness Church. "Billy says it's never too late to live a righteous life," Ellen May explains. Ava doesn't take kindly to the revelation, insisting the girl return to work later that night... or else. Fellow Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Patrick Massett from Bowling Green visits Art in his office and presents him with a bottle of 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon whiskey. He knows Art is approaching retirement age and he's sucking around for a recommendation that he be given the position when the time comes. Art tells him that his own marshals are more trouble than the "pussies" that the Bowling Green office deals with, and gives him an encapsulated run-down of his current staff: Tim ("an Army Ranger, a sniper in Iraq, probably has PTSD, probably an alcoholic, always looking to kill someone else"), Rachel ("lady Marshal" who brought in two of the top fifteen fugitives, "but she's always trying to prove herself... always thought she'd be the one to take over here but now she's left her husband, so it's gonna be fun to monitor her emotional state for the next year"), and Raylan ("he's been investigated so many times Internal Affairs has him on speed-dial... has a father in prison for murdering two people, including a State Trooper, and his daddy killed somebody else last night in prison, and when he comes in I get to be the one to tell him about it! Are you up for that, Patrick?"), dubious that Massett has the chops to handle such a command. A discouraged Massett notes "That's a $200 bottle of bourbon, Art." Raylan returns to work to hear the bad news about Arlo from Art. Raylan recognized the photo of the dead man as being in the room when Raylan showed his father the mysterious bag -- a Panamanian diplomatic pouch. Later, Ellen May returns to the church in search of Reverend Billy. "I just wanted to say how much I appreciate you taking an interest in me, but I don't think I can be part of your church," she cries. "I've done some terrible things." Billy explains that no one is beyond saving and he will shame those who say otherwise. At the brothel, Boyd finds his new hire Colt beating Danny, a young man caught lurking around the premises. Turns out Danny has been peddling heroin on Boyd's turf -- a major violation. But before Boyd can exact any justice, Ava bursts into the trailer. "You've
3Truth and Consequences
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Cassie St. Cyr walks into the darkened Last Chance Holiness tent to find Boyd sitting alone in the congregation seats. "That's your brother's room, huh? The one you were sneaking out of in the dead of the night?" Boyd asks with a leering smirk. "That's all you doing in there? Tucking him in... and all his serpents?" Boyd tells Cassie that he knows she's the brains of the operation. He offers a bag of cash, but she rejects the "30 pieces of silver that High Priest Caiaphas took to Judas." However, she admits that she's open to a conversation... "a more expensive one." He's pleased to know that they "speak the same tongues." She asserts that Boyd keeps misjudging her and Billy because "we're not afraid of you. You want us gone, you're going to have to build us a place to go," says Cassie, demanding a permanent church in another town. Boyd responds in a stage whisper "In that case, ma'am, I think we've misjudged each other," and leaves. Elsewhere, Raylan and Lindsey discuss the recent arrival of the bartender's husband, Randall, a semi-professional brawler. Turns out he's the jealous type and was recently released from prison. Just more one reason for Raylan to watch his back. Later, Boyd, Colton and Jimmy return to the church with nefarious intentions. "Carrot didn't work," Boyd says. "That means it's time for the stick." Colton and Jimmy enter the unlit tent and soon hear hissing. Serpents litter the floor -- and Jimmy is bitten. He panics and thrashes about as shots are fired wildly. He falls to the ground, screaming only to confront a coiled serpent. The creature strikes and he is bitten on the cheek just as Colton fires and severs the head from the body. Jimmy's screams intensify. Raylan pays a visit to Randall in the gym locker room and touches on the badger game he and Lindsey use to play until one too many "marks" put they hands on his wife and was savagely beaten for his lust. The husband went to prison, doing time for the both of them, he says. They discuss which Florida prison Randall had done his time in. "Glades?" asks the marshal; "Oklaloosa" the ex-con replies. The marshal notes that the conditions of Randall's release from prison required him to stay in Florida. "Yet here you are," Raylan concludes. "I'm going to give you to, say, 6:00 o'clock," he'll send him back "in cuffs or a box." But Randall would rather not leave town. Instead, he tells Raylan he's going to "put a limp" in the marshal's Gary Cooper walk and "write my name all over that pretty face o'yours." He talks about the last man who laid hands on his wife... and how that man was "marked" by Randall by the way he limps and slurs his speech. Raylan smiles coolly and says, "Sounds like we have a date." Inside Wynn Duffy's trailer, Johnny has arrived to once again offer a partnership, noting that Boyd would kill him if he knew about it. Wynn worries that it was Boyd who sent Johnny. He in turn notes that it was Boyd who put him in a wheelchair. "I want to believe you," Wynn says. Johnny then offers to help Wynn kill Boyd. Back at the bar, Colton carries the snake-bitten Jimmy in and dumps him on the pool table, still with the severed serpent's head with its fangs firmly attached to his cheek. Colton says he'd tried to raise Johnny for his doctor contact but couldn't find him. Boyd orders Colten to locate and retrieve a doctor. Art is chewing out Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks for losing a suspect, Andre Devoe ( in a deleted scene), because she failed to call for backup. "But Raylan does it all the time!" she pleads. Art is unswayed because he's not in the market for more Raylans. "He's a lost cause," Art scolds her, "I still have some hope for you." Art has discovered an outstanding Federal witness warrant, sealed so the reason is not known, for Drew Thompson. Raylan and Tim are sent to the Masterson Station home of Thompson's supposed widow, said to be a certified practitioner of "psychometry" who has been pinched a number of times for fraud. "Certified by whom?" Raylan wonders. The marshals tell the one time Mrs. Drew Thompson, Eve Munro, that Drew might not be dead after all. She claims to have no idea. She also takes Raylan's hands and accurately predicts that he is going to the gym later to confront a bad man. "A weightlifter?" she asks. Tim notices a car parked outside. "Gotta room without windows? Go there," Raylan tells Eve. The marshals go outside as she hides in a half-bath
4The Bird Has Flown
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Raylan, his apartment above the bar tossed and the stash of moonlighting money missing, tries to put the place back together. Apparently everyone knew he had a baby fund stash. Raylan wonders if Lindsey might have absconded willingly with Randall. "I'm thinkin' you should have seen this coming," Rachel says, and asks how much is missing. "A goodly sum," he replies, pouring himself a drink. "You going to report it?" Raylan declines. Rachel wonders if Lindsey's overnight bag is missing, and Raylan reluctantly acknowledges that it is, adding "It don't mean that she ain't in trouble." Still in partial denial, Raylan says "I just... kinda thought she liked me, is all." Rachel asks if he has any idea where they may have headed with his money. "Some... maybe," he says. Rachel tosses him the car keys and says, "Well then, let's find out." Lindsey and Randall are, in fact, at Joe Hoppus' place, where a huge party is being thrown. They've brought Raylan's money to him as Randall's looking into financing his own "wrecking crew." Hoppus leads them into his bar-equipped inner office, accompanied by the silent and armed Rufus. Randall is offered a glass of $1100-a-bottle tequila and asks instead for a Mountain Dew. Hoppus tells them that he'd just had "some hippie chick feng shui the place to keep the undesirable energy out there with the (partying) animals." When Lindsey wonders why he lets "folks tear your house up this way," Hoppus tells her that if she's looking for work, he could "always use someone to clean up the place... among other things." "Hey, man!" Randall says sharply, "you're talking to my wife!" He then explains that they were able to lay their hands on a wad of cash earlier than expected. "All you gotta do is deliver what you promised," Randall tells Hoppus, who agrees to make a call, but continues to make inappropriate remarks to Lindsey about Randall's sexual prowess until things get heated. It looks like there might be a physical confrontation as Rufus goes to draw his handgun. Randall tells him, staring at Hoppus, "Now you'd better be a fast draw back there, Cinderella. I get ahold of that little girl pistol, they'll be pulling it out of your ass with forceps." Hoppus, ignoring his own unseemly and provocative language, reminds Randall "You are in my home, man, why don't you sit down and act civil." After a further physical demonstration by Randall to hurry things along, Hoppus wants to know who they stole the money from. Randall says not to worry about it. As Hoppus makes a call about the meeting Randall wants to put their ill-gotten $20,000 to work, Randall tells Lindsey "See, baby, I told you this thing was meant to be." Ellen May enters Johnny's bar. She tells Boyd she has no place to go. Boyd counters that she sacrificed her home with him. She's been traumatized by seeing Preacher Billy's gruesome demise. He tells her that it was the choices Billy made that led to his death, but says the decision about whether she can return is up to the lady of the house. Ava arrives and the simple-minded whore says "I can work, Ava. I can start at the bottom and take the ones nobody else wants." Ava asks how her God would feel about that. "I don't know. I just want to come home... can I, can I, can I come home, please?" she pleads with a nervous smile. Boyd and Ava have a private conversation, musing over whether Ellen May's got an ulterior motive. Boyd believes she's telling the truth -- she simply has nowhere else to go and she just needs a place to live. Ava's worried about the secrets Ellen May is privy to and has no idea what's in her head if she starts to unravel. Boyd wants to find out if Ellen May may have unburdened herself to anyone about anything, or could get the urge to come clean about Ava killing Delroy. Ava doesn't want to live waiting for the other shoe to drop, but killing Ellen May is the only other alternative she sees, and she isn't ready for that. Boyd sends his men to find Cassie to learn if Ellen May confessed to anything. If Ellen May told Billy about Delroy, she'd know it, too. They'll start testing Ellen May there. Rachel and Raylan visit Joe's place in the morning to sort through the party dregs at Hoppus', looking for Randall. Everybody is extremely hung over, but they get some information out of the most alert of the revelers. Then fighter/bartender Gina offers to wrestle Raylan for access to Hoppus. She says she's joking but tells them that Hoppus won't talk to Rachel because he doesn't like blacks or cops. She agrees to take the marshals into the house to meet Hoppus, who is having sex with two female guests. Raylan interrupts Joe in the act and asks nicely for the whereabouts of Randall and Lindsey. He tells Raylan that Randall and Lindsey bounced. Rachel wants to know where they went and Hoppus asks for a warrant. Raylan threatens to bring the weight of the law down on him and Joe reaches for a phone to call his lawyer, but Raylan grabs him by the scruff of the neck and straightens him out. He tells Hoppus they're scam artists and that he can help them. Hoppus tells the girls to leave and tells Raylan that anybody who didn't see "grafter Barbie" coming deserved to be ripped off. Raylan tells him he knows that Randall wants to manage fighters and asks him to tell him what's up. It turns out the money Randall and Lindsey stole from Raylan was a down payment on managing a cock-fighting ring. Raylan's got a couple of hours to get to Versailles, Kentucky to stop the deal. Cassie is soon brought in by Sheriff Shelby, who warns the woman that Boyd's men are looking for her. "He will kill you quick as look at you twice," the sheriff says. Cassie, still in mourning for her brother, weeps and accuses Boyd of killing him. The sheriff tells her no crime was committed but she should be warned, saying that Boyd is unfettered by a conscience. He tells her that if anyone has confessed anything to her, her life could be in danger. The Sheriff asks her to tell him some of the dirt so that he can move on Boyd. She tells him he's a drug pusher and a pimp and he says to tell him something he didn't know. She says Boyd will get his eventually from the good Lord above, but, offering no new revelalations about Boyd or Ava, the Sheriff wishes her the best and she shoves off. After Cassie leaves, it's revealed that Boyd has been listening in via Shelby's speaker phone. The Sheriff tells Boyd that he's got what he needed, and abruptly hangs up on him. At a gas station/convenience store Lindsey flirts with the clerk, Alvin while Randall enters, steals beer and exits. Later, the two share a drink and a laugh. Lindsey gets turned on hearing Randall talk about the "Bruce Lee of chickens" they've just acquired with Raylan's money, and climbs on top of Randall and starts making out with him. Randall asks her if she liked leading the counter man on while he stole from the store. She tells him to keep his eyes on the prize. Randall can't erase the thought of her having enjoyed talking about "tasteful boudoir shots" with Alvin, even if she was deliberately distracting the man so a crime could be committed. Randall drives back to the gas station and beats up Alvin. While Randall is engaged, Lindsey makes a call on a pay phone but must hang up quickly when Randall reappears. She tells him that she was calling 911 so the clerk wouldn't die. Ava is satisfied by the overheard conversation between Cassie and Sheriff Shelby, but she still thinks Ellen May's too unpredictable -- firing guns at clients and taking too much Oxy. Boyd has another idea: they could send her to stay with his cousin Lonny in Alabama who owns a no-tell motel, "the kind that has HBO and no ice," and has a ministry out back. Lonny found God after he lost his leg in a drunk-driving accident, so he'd see Ellen May's "crazy bullsh-t" as a challenge; and if she didn't like the job or what he was preaching, there are other churches and whorehouses there. But Ellen May is not receptive to the idea of leaving Harlan even after all she's seen. Harlan is her home. She always thought she'd meet a boy and buy a little house, even get pregnant if he wanted her to. Ava tries to tell her she's been looking for a way out, and this is it. It's a chance to start over. She gives Ellen May $1,000 in cash and tells her to make something out of herself that she can be proud of: "Tell it all to one day on '
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Colton approaches the attendant at the Reliable gas station where he lost Ellen May and asks to look at surveillance video. He knows that there will be hell to pay if he doesn't find her and finish the job. The checker resists and reaches under the counter for a revolver. It looks like the tense confrontation is going to get hot until Colt flashes his old military police credentials and explains that the young woman who absconded is an AWOL soldier he was trying to get back to Fort Knox. The attendant relents. Watching the video, Colton sees Ellen May step out of the frame just as what appears to be a sheriff's cruiser pulls up. Colton grimaces. Raylan meets a radiant Winona at the healthcare office for her prenatal checkup, and mentions that he has been put in charge of what might be the biggest case the marshal's office has ever seen. Winona isn't terribly impressed. "I'm going to be here for you and the baby," he tells the future mother of this child. Then work calls. "Just get here -- now," Deputy Marshal Rachel tells him, and Raylan dutifully leaves. At Marshals' HQ, Art, backed by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Vasquez, is happily informing an angry FBI SAC Jeremy Barkley that the marshals are taking over the Drew Thompson case. The Department of Justice has decided that the suicide of the dirty Agent Barnes ("") "taints the case," so all of the FBI's case files have been transferred to Art's office. Arlo, in his prison garb, and his attorney, Miss Gable, watch the pantomime from an adjoining room. "Looks like we've got them all spun up," Arlo says between bites of his breakfast. "They want this so bad they can taste it," she says, then smoothly tries to get Arlo to share with her the information the Feds are seeking. "He's going to hand over Drew Thompson," Vasquez explains. "In return, we're going to let Arlo walk." A furious Barkley says if there's anything else he can help them with, "Get a subpoena!" On the way out Barkley confronts an arriving Raylan, and accuses him of being behind "all this," as revenge for Barkey coming after Raylan and trying to prove him dirty. Raylan has no idea of what's going on, and tells Barkley "Kiss my ass!" Worried that the Tonin family might find Thompson and kill him, Raylan demands that Vasquez give him time to find Thompson himself, so that he can make sure that Arlo "dies in prison." He is afforded 24 hours. There's a shady meeting in Wynn Duffy's mobile office attended by Theo Tonin associate Nick Augustine and Agent Barkley, who has been watching Nicky's back all these years while protecting the Tonin interests... the FBI Special Agent and the gangster grew up together. Augustine's thug pats Wynn down, asking him if he has any cats. "Do you see any cats?" he replies, "No!" Nicky's man stands by as Wynn's thug leaves. Augustine and Barkley swap tales of past youthful adventures. Augustine then asks "Drew Thompson's alive... how'd you miss that, buddy?" Barkley counters that everybody missed that, and enumerates the various agencies involved. "Point is, Theo... is he upset?" Augustine says "Theo's talking to the ear, you tell me." Tonin wants Drew Thompson alive... he had "shot Theo in the eye and left him for dead on a runway in Panama. He stole two million dollars worth of cocaine from the outfit. Losing that cocaine had put Theo in a jam with some very nasty people. But you know what really hurt? Getting shot in the eye. Theo wants him alive." Wynn jumps in and offers to be of help since he knows the Crowders and Arlo. Barkley tries to shut Wynn out of the conversation, telling Augustine that he can handle the Thompson extraction on his own, for a quarter-million dollars. But it has to be an execution, not a handover, because it's difficult to get a man out of FBI custody once he's taken in. "It's not like I can be checking him him out like a book, at the library," Barkley says. Nicky just smiles and reveals that he knows the FBI is no longer running the case, that the U.S. Marshals have taken over. Barkley is very surprised that Augustine would know something like hat. Augustine asks "Do you really think that you're the only guy Theo's got left in the FBI?" and quickly shoots his old friend Jeremy between the eyes, then calmly turns to Wynn and says, "Mr. Tonin would like you to find Drew Thompson." Wynn, who has learned to take such surprise developments in stride, accepts the commission with "Not a problem." Colton shows up at Sheriff Shelby's office, identifies himself and states that he works for Boyd Crowder and is looking for Ellen May who works for Ava Crowder. "She was picked up by one of your deputies last night." Shelby knows who he is, checks his blotter and says no such entry is shown. Colton persists but Shelby remains steadfast. "If I find anything out, should I call you at the bar or Audry's?" "No," Colton warns, "not unless you want Boyd to find out how badly your boy screwed this up." At the bar Boyd tells Johnny that he is expecting "a gentleman from Frankfort," but it is Colton who shows up first. He tells Boyd that he killed Ellen May and disposed of the body, exactly per Boyd's instructions: "dead and dumped in the slurry." Boyd interrogates him for details, and finally asks, "What were her last words?" Colton replies after the briefest of pauses, "I'm cold." Whether this satisfies Boyd or not, is not known because at that second there is a hard knock at the door. Boyd tells Colton that the next time he reaches out to him, "I don't care if it's a smiley face, you text me back! Now stand by that bar and look mean!" as he goes to answer the door. Wynn enters the bar to talk privately with Boyd. The two men sit down at a back room table as Boyd pulls out his pistol and puts it on the table. "And here I thought we'd begun to establish a basis of trust," Wynn says, eyeing the handgun. Boyd says "Mr. Duffy, we are not trustworthy men." After some banter, the Dixie Mafia delegate slides a wad of cash across the table. "I need you to help me find someone," Wynn says. Raylan meets up in the countryside with Constable Bob Sweeney who has Roz, the young woman who originally broke into Arlo's house ("") looking for the bag hidden there. Raylan interrogates her and finally obtains an admission that she had been sent there by her stepfather, Josiah Cairn, a name known to the deputy Marshal. Raylan pays a visit to the Cairn place and finds Josiah sitting on his porch, wearing an electronic monitoring anklet. He's reluctant to provide any information, so Raylan handcuffs him to the passenger's side door of his fleet car and runs him a ways down the road until the old man tells him that Drew Thompson broke both his legs when he parachuted into Harlan. Thompson got word to Bo and Arlo and they made a deal. "They got the cocaine and he got a place to hide out," going to live with the hill people. "They patched him up but he never did heal right. He's still up there with him." "The hills, huh?" Raylon muses, and an exhausted Josiah says "If ol' Drew's still alive, that's where you'll find him." Returning to where Constable Bob has been babysitting Roz, Raylan turns her loose to go on her way, as he retrieves a photograph from a box in Bob's trunk. Bob warns Raylan that the hill folk eat people. "Nice knowing you, Raylan," he quips. Raylan dismisses the rumor, but does call in Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson to provide back-up as he heads on foot into the wild. Teri one of the whores at Audrey's place, enters Ellen May's room where Ava's packing up the presumed dead girl's things, and says "Johnny wants you." Ava tells her to say she couldn't find her, but Johnny's right behind her. He kisses Teri on the lips and says he'll meet her back at her trailer "in five" as she exits. They discuss Ellen May's leaving, and Ava continues with the fiction that she's going to send Ellen May's things to her in Alabama. But Johnny's real intent is to pump Ava for information about Boyd's current dealings with Wynn Duffy. They both play it cagey with Ava giving up nothing... probably because she doesn't know much. Raylan continues up the hill to the accompaniment of wild animal sound signals, and is shortly interdicted by a group of rough-hewn men carrying rifles and shotguns. Announcing that he's there "alone and with peaceful intent," Raylan is hooded, bound and tossed into a corregated shed... next to a similiarly captive Boyd. "Hello, Raylan," smirks Boyd, "don't suppose you saw Josiah lately?" Actually, Boyd isn't pleased about being given up by Josiah who he thought a better friend. Raylan counters, "Why's that? You got that honor-amongst-dumbass-thieves thing?" At the bottom of the hill, Tim is awaiting a signal from Raylan when Colton rolls up. The two men eye one another warily. Tim recognizes Colton's footwear as military issue, and the two veterans of the Middle East wars lower their guard enough to talk about common experiences while serving. Raylan and Boyd are assessing their confined situation. Raylan pulls the photograph out of his shirt pocket and tries to open up a dialogue with his captors on the other side of the door, telling them that the photo is of his mother "as a little girl, and the girl standing next to her is one of yours. 'Cousin Mary' my mama called her." This resonates with Daniel but Luke doesn't trust their captives. He fires a shot through the wall next to Raylan, opens the door and the two men drag Boyd from the makeshift cell. "I don't like your plan, Raylan!" Boyd yells. Luke and Daniel start to beat Boyd. While Boyd is being kicked and butt-stroked with a rifle, Raylan struggles to free his hands. Boyd turns the tables and knocks Luke to the ground just as Raylan frees himself and bursts in to take down Daniel and get his shotgun. Moments later, the outer door flies open and clan leader Cope, Hillman and a third man come in and cover the would-be escapees with rifles. Cope says Josiah called and told them that Raylan was headed their way. Raylan seems surprised. "This innit the darkest of Africa here, we got telephones," Cope says. There's a stand-off and brief parlay until Cope explains that "rock fell on Dan'l when he was a boy... now I love him in spite, but I would never give him a working gun. It's got no firing pin." Raylan tests this new information... "click." Boyd utters a groan and falls back on the floor. Raylan and Boyd are captives again. Cope in turn tests Raylan's claim of kinship, grilling him about old family legends, Raylan has to admit that he hasn't bothered to keep in touch over the years. And Boyd does no better as he tries to bluff that he knows the folks and the stories that Raylan doesn't. The claims are exposed when Boyd assumes that "Sanderson B" is someone with whom he played pee-wee football unstead of the name of a mineshaft. They resume their forced march. But Cousin Mary arrives, retrieved by the simple-minded Daniel while Raylan and Boyd are being led to the abandoned mine to die at the bottom of that vertical shaft. She holds up the old photograph in front of the the deputy marshal's face and recognizes Raylan's mother's features. "I see Frances in you," she pronounces and tells Cope, despite what Josiah had said, "Not my cousin's boy!" Just like that, Raylan is spared. Boyd, on the other hand.... Raylan has to make a brief plea as to why it wouldn't be in any of their best interests to kill Boyd, saying that if anybody gets killed he'll have to report it all to his bosses at the marshal's office. Cope is dubious, but Cousin Mary has the final say: "I'd say most expedient path is to let'em both go." Done! As she walks the two reprieved men down the hill, she tells them that the man they are looking for is no longer there, despite the care she took to nurse him back to health. When Boyd makes reference to all that cocaine Drew had, she tells them "Your daddies took all that cocaine for themselves." "Of course they did," Raylan says, "that's another reason we're so proud of them." Mary says the last time she saw Drew was at a bluegrass festival ten years ago, high-hatting her and mixing with the mayor and a judge from Clover Hill. "You're looking for Drew Thompson, you're on the wrong hill," she says, taking a last look at the faded photo of the two young girls before she returns it to Raylan. On the way back down the remainder of the hill, Boyd tells Raylan he has to have a sense of humor about these things, then points out that the race to find Drew Thompson is on. "May the best man win," he says. Raylan agrees, and offers his hand... then handcuffs Boyd to a tree. "How's that for a sense of humor?" the marshal asks. " This is funny! I know I'm laughing." Boyd isn't. "I've come to a conclusion," he replies. "I don't like you." Raylan responds "Never liked you much neither, Boyd." Colton and Tim are passing the time, still talking about their military service while waiting for Raylan. Colton waxes philosophical: "Well, it's a lot like here if you think about it. Bunch of clans led by guys with beards running around hills shooting at each other all the time." Then he gets to it. "You being with the marshals service and all, you're really good at finding people, right? Where do you start? Let's say someone just ups and disappears... poof!... and they don't want to be found." Tim's no chump, and tells him, "If you're interested, the Marshals Service hires a lot of former military. An MP would be a prime candidate. If you'll give me your address I could mail you some information." Colton laughs and says, "No, I don't think so." Raylan shows up and indiscreetly tells Tim to call Vasquez to put a hold on "that Arlo deal. We've got a line on Thompson... he's here." "You here for Boyd?" he asks Colton, telling him that Boyd is up the hill. "You got a saw?" Raylan says. "You'll need a saw." Later, a freed Boyd calls Wynn with a new deal, telling him that with what he learned today, he expects to have Drew Thompson in about a week. In exchange for finding Drew Thompson, Boyd wants half the heroin business in the entire state of Kentucky. Wynn agrees and hangs up. Johnny, who is visiting Wynn, protests. What about their deal to rid the world of Boyd? "I can promise him a rocket ship and a Goddamn unicorn," Wynn says. "Once he brings me Drew Thompson, he and I are done." Johnny is satisfied. A vexed Colton visits Sheriff Shelby's home to further impress upon him that he really needs to find Ellen May. Shelby explains that one of his deputies saw a girl resembling Ellen May hitch a ride in an 18-wheeler with Tennessee plates, a long-haul trucker that Ellen May seemed to know. "Don't bother Boyd with this!" Colt instructs. "If you find out anything, talk to me. Are we clear?" They are. Colton exits -- and Ellen May emerges from hiding. She now knows that Boyd and Ava planned to have Colton kill her. "If you're willing, maybe you can help me bring down Boyd Crowder," Shelby tells Ellen May. She appears agreeable enough. Boyd meets with attorney Gable who expresses concerns about breaking attorney-client confidentiality. He points out that he hired her to represent Arlo -- and pushes two stacks of cash across a table at her, the first for cutting a deal for the elder Givens, and the second for shutting that deal down. She smiles and reaches for the stacks of bills as Boyd chuckles softly. Raylan returns to Josiah's shack for further conversation and discovers the man's court-ordered ankle bracelet... but not the man. "How the hell did you do that?" the marshal wonders to himself. The answer is several yards away as Raylan follows a blood trail to Josiah's severed foot.
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Boyd and Colton, wearing ski masks, interrogate a rich Cumberland banker, Dale Haywood. "If you want to continue to enjoy the fruits of your labor, I'm going to need you to tell me your real name," Boyd tells the man, who is bound into his easy chair. Dale swears he is actually named Dale -- and when his Kentucky driver's license doesn't satisfy Boyd, he shows a news clipping and photo of himself as a high-school wrestler to prove it. Boyd, who is looking for Drew Thompson, politely apologizes for ruining the man's day, but adds that the banker probably didn't get as rich as he is "without ruining a lot of people's' days." Boyd, advising that he should be prepared for "others to stop by and reminisce," takes his leave with Colton. On Josiah's property with Deputies Nick Mooney and Kyle Henderson and two EMTs, Raylan looks for clues of the old man's whereabouts -- his severed foot having been left behind. Raylan is being short with the deputys and Mooney starts asking him about the importance of Josiah. Where Raylan tells them that Josiah might have information about a missing fugitive, Nick wants to know who. "Jimmy Hoffa," the Deputy Marshal tells him, and takes a call from Art who fires a succession of "foot puns" at him. The two men discuss the situation regarding the deal that's about to be cut with Arlo, and wonder why his lawyer Sonya Cable might be trying to delay that deal, since they are doing the same thing! EMT Wilson steps in something and cries out. Raylan uncovers what appears to be a bloody foot print in the dirt. "Hel-lo, Roz," Raylan says. Later, Colton smokes something highly illegal off a piece of super-heated tinfoil in the bathroom of Johnny's bar while Boyd discusses finding other old men who live in Clover Hill and who "fit the profile" -- and whether Wynn will stay true to his deal of turning over half the Kentucky drug trade upon receipt of the fugitive. "I just need to find Drew Thompson, then I'll worry about Wynn Duffy," Boyd tells Ava. After much pounding on the door by Johnny, Colton emerges from the bathroom and Ava immediately notices that there is something off about him. Raylan goes looking for Benny (from "") and finds him plinking with a revolver behind his trailer, shooting at a crudely drawn sketch of a stereotypical indian. Raylan roughs up the surly and uncooperative young man looking for information about finding his ex-girlfriend/burglary cohort Roz. Sheriff Parlow pulls up and asks to have a word with the Deputy Marshal, but Raylan says he's busy. Shelby makes a snide observation about how poorly Raylan treated his deputies at the "foot" crime scene, but figures out the significance of the teenager's target. They cautiously team up and head to visit part-Cherokee Martin "Teddy" Graham, a hulking man who is speaks very little and carries a large knife. When Teddy moves to stop Raylan from entering to search for Roz, she speaks up from within: "All right, I'm here!" Raylan enters and is interrogating the girl when things heat up. Teddy gets angry and makes a move toward the marshal but Shelby whacks the man with a shovel. Roz continues to deny knowledge of anything, and everything, but when confronted with evidence of her bloody footprint at the amputation scene, quickly admits she was at Josiah's but didn't chop off the old man's foot. The teenager then tells Raylan and Shelby that Josiah was accosted by two men driving a panel van ("painted up ugly as sh-t") as she hid. These two men even called Josiah by the wrong name, she explains. And that name? "Drew Thompson," Roz says. Shelby has put together that Raylan is chasing Drew Thompson, long thought to be dead. The sheriff says he knows Raylan thinks that he is in bed with Boyd and admits Boyd helped him win an election, but his first loyalty is to the law. Raylan is highly skeptical but recognizes that Shelby is not about to stop chasing Josiah/Drew. "If you've got a line on Josiah, you're gonna share it with me!" Shelby tells him. "You gonna say 'Please?'" Raylan replies. Elsewhere, Tim shows up at a medical clinic to meet an old war buddy named Mark coming out of an addiction meeting. Mark claims he has been clean for two months and simply wants Tim's help to accompany him somewhere... "no more than 15 minutes.." ( i.e. protection) while paying back some debts from his "user days." As the pair talks, Colton enters. Tim says "Hey, Boyd Crowder's ride." Colton looks around and takes a moment to place the speaker, then says, "Hey, Marshal Givens sidekick." responds. They have a brief, cautious recognition scene together and exchange pleasantries as Colton feigns a cough, saying he's there for a late doctor's appointment. He heads in and Mark says of Colton, "I know those eyes. That guy's in a world of hurt." Colton enters the bathroom and holds a gun to a man taking a leak, demanding to be put in contact with the nearest heroin dealer. "Any dealer, but it's gotta be heroin," Colton tells the terrified man, who agrees. Colton's cell' 'phone buzzes; it's Johnny calling, but it's ignored. Boyd's in his office at Johnny's bar waiting on Colton's return so they can go knocking on Clover Hill doors of the 13 men to which they've narrowed their hunt for Drew Thompson. Ava has an alternate plan... she and Boyd get dressed up and attend one of the swingers' parties help by one Napier, a prominent, and apparently notorious, local. Boyd is extremely dubious that they could pull it off, but Ava says "I'll put on my little red dress and we'll fit in just fine." They are interrupted by the Sheriff who enters and arrests the criminal. "Son, you are turning a corner you can't walk back around," Boyd warns as the cuffs are snapped on his wrists. Shelby doesn't seem to care. "That's like warning a man it's gonna rain when he's already wet," he replies, as Ava looks on in disbelief. Colton tears apart Johnny's whore Teri's room, looking for both heroin and some sign of Ellen May. When Teri returns he interrogates her hard about Ellen May's whereabouts, smacks her around and grabs her by the hair. "You tell anyone about this, I will cut out your tongue," Colton warns. At the sheriff's office, Shelby and Raylan ask Boyd if he had anything to do with cutting off Josiah's foot. Boyd denies any involvement, telling Raylan that the marshal knows that he "spent all night handcuffed to a tree, freezing my gawddamned ass off." Boyd and Shelby exchange bitter words about trustworthiness and the criminal reminds that the lawman that he'd been a "greeter at a big box store," the implied threat being the revelation of their past relationship. Raylan intuitively understands what's going on, and notes that before entering the marshal's academy, he'd "worked cleaning bathrooms in dive bars." Shelby muses that he "used to work for for a crime-scene cleanup crew." An exasperated Boyd tries to leave by Selby pushes him back down in the chair and leads the discussion toward Ellen May and how the girl hasn't been seen in some time. The message is clear: talk about Josiah, or the group will be forced to talk about Ellen May. Before Boyd has to choose, enter Sonya who, Raylan notes, is also Arlo's lawyer. " Some body had to provide your daddy's representation," Boyd counters. "If he's not under arrest, we're leaving right now," Sonya says, "get those cuffs off of him!" Raylan asks her why she's stalling Arlo's deal, but somewhat abashed, she snaps back that she doesn't know what he's talking about. At Audry's Johnny notices that Teri is beaten up and demands to know who did it. She lies -- to protect her tongue, no doubt -- saying it was Max, one of her Tuesday night regulars. Elsewhere, Josiah lies down in a dingy garage with a belt wrapped around his recently shortened leg. He is still bleeding badly and the two men ( and ) watching him -- the ex-cons who did the deed -- are worried that he might not make it. Suddenly, Sonya enters. Turns out she hired the two goons to kidnap Josiah. They cut off his foot because his electronic monitor anklet would've brought the cops. One of the goons suggests cauterizing Josiah's gaping wound with a blowtorch. Sonya reluctantly agrees. Ava, in the meantime, visits Judge Executive Arnold at his home under the guise of catching up with his wife April, an old high-school classmate, to get her and Boyd an invite to Napier's swingers' party the next night. She uses the threat of telling April about his "foldness for wildlife" -- i.e., his wearing the bear costume during an afternoon assignation with Ellen May -- but the threat was not necessary' "You coulda just asked," he says.. Arnold expresses concern about how well Boyd will make out with the swinging croud, but assures Ava she'll be very popular. "Consider yourself invited... both of you." Shelby and Raylan pull up that night to a house which they approach with hands on their sidearms. Just then a new-looking pick-up truck slowly passes by, and as the two lawmen turn to watch it, the two hard guys inside look back very intently at them. "What the hell do you think that was about? Shelby asks. Raylan notes that the license plate is for a rental, and bets that if they checked out the rental agreement, "you'd get a Detroit credit card." Inside the barn, Josiah is about to get a blowtorch to his ankle stump as the one goon orders Sonya and the other to hold the wounded man down. The lady lawyer ojects, saying "I can't be part of this" and makes to leave. But the torch man grabs her arm. "You're gonna do it your you'll be next!" As they prepare the make-shift procedure, Josiah swears that he's not Drew Thompson. Sonya yells "That's not what Arlo Givens says!" and he desperately responds, "Arlo Givens is a lying sack of sh-t!" As torch man starts and Josiah starts screaming, Raylan and Shelby take the door with guns drawn. The other goon tries to make a break for it as torch man tries to set the pursuing deputy marshal's face on fire. Shelby shoots him in the shoulder and he lets loose of the fuel bottle and falls to the ground. The other goon stops his escape attempt and falls onto his knees, hands raised as Shelby takes custody of Sonya. "You picked a couple of winners here, darlin'," Raylan tells her. "Which one's your client" "The dumb one," she says, but Raylan tells her, "That don't narrow it down." Josiah moans that he needs an ambulance. Raylan: "Says the man who tried to kill me." Josiah then explains that he tried to kill Raylan because he wanted to find Drew Thompson for himself. Arlo told Sonya that Josiah was Drew, but that was just another in a long line of untruths from Raylan's paw. Shelby asks how Josiah planned to find Drew and the old man explains that he knows a lawman who might know -- and that lawman is Hunter, who is currently in jail for also unsuccessfully trying to have Raylan killed. As the ambulance takes Josiah away, Shelby notes that he and Hunter were deputies together, and that he never cared for the man much. As they prepare to leave the crime scene at the end of the long day and night, Shelby talks about the last man he shot, the night he was going to meet his girlfriend at the Dairy Queen and propose to her. A road rage incident led to a confrontation with an armed robbery suspect who tried to run Shelby down. "Hits me in the legs. I go flying in the air, get one shot off, hit him square in the chest." Raylan says, "Maybe I could use your help." They get in the deputy marshal's fleet car Shelby says, "Well, I wasn't always a greeter in a big box store." Raylan asks him about Ellen May, and Shelby professes to not remember. "Having fun with me now," Raylan says, and Shelby counters, "Spent most of my years as a lawman chasing your daddy, how do I know his tendencies ain't been passed down?" Raylan grins and says, "Fair enough. -- Did you ever marry that girl?" "No," Shelby says solemnly, "and I put flowers on that kids grave every week." The two lawmen laugh, and drive away as colleagues. Tim and Mark then head to the apartment of a local dealer to pay Mark's debt. But Mark has not been fully forthcoming with Tim, having previously ripped the dealer of "when I was high." The dealer demands twice the owed cash, and when Mark equivocates, pulls a gun. Tim pulls his gun and points it at the dealer's head. A deal is then negotiated: Mark pays double, but he has a few more weeks to scrounge up the rest of the cash. He reluctantly hands the dealer all he has on him, mostly his rent money. "Hand it over, or I will shoot you myself," Tim directs his old military buddy. Elsewhere, Johnny and Colton pay an uninvited visit to Max's home and proceed to beat the tar out of Max, who denies hitting Teri. Colton goes w-a-a-a-y overboard, of course, trying to keep the man silent -- forever. "Check his pulse!" Johnny yells. "Check it yourself," Colton responds and stalks out of the place. At Johnny's bar, Ava tells Boyd that he secured the invite to Napier's for the following night. She then confesses to Boyd that she can't hardly sleep for guilt over Ellen May's death, admitting that she was all right with the killings of Devil and pimp Delroy, "but Ellen May being in the ground... it's tearing me apart." She says she loves Boyd, but has to know where their relationship and their business are headed. Boyd arises and asks her to wait a moment out by his truck. Boyd and Ava are looking at the stars from a pick-up tailgate on a hill. In answer to her concerns, Boyd shows her a box full of money that he has been stashing for months. "It's a down payment on a house, Ava, anywhere you want it" he explains. "This is why we're doing the things we're doing. It's for the future. In three generations time, we'll be an old family name. Nobody will think twice about their kid playing with a Crowder kid after school. Now look under the money." She does -- it's a beautiful ring. Boyd then drops to one knee and proposes. "Ava, the love of my life, the apple of my eye, will you marry me?" She tearfully and joyfully accepts as she corrects him on which finger to place the ring. They embrace.
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While Raylan has to track down a fugitive for a second time, Boyd and Ava go to an exclusive party hoping to track down Drew Thompson. |
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Raylan visits former sheriff Hunter Mosley ( last seen in ""), in his prison oranges and offers him a deal: hand over Drew Thompson and get transferred to a country club prison. Hunter evades Raylan's questions and enjoys himself as he messes with the deputy marshal. Raylan ups the stakes by explaining that another inmate has been offered the same deal and the prize goes to whomever fesses up first. Hunter guesses that the other inmate is Arlo and wonders why Raylan would offer the deal to him rather than his own father. "My God, Raylan," Hunter says, "you want to screw your daddy's deal so bad, that you'd give it to me!" Raylan grins. "I like you better than him," the deputy marshal says. "I tried to kill you," Hunter reminds him. "I still like you better," Raylan replies. Boyd sits with Gerald, who shares suggestions of how Boyd can get rid of Frank. "You're going to be the boy who takes out my trash," Gerald says. Boyd isn't used to being talked to so condescendingly... at least not lately. He expresses concern that Gerald and his fellow crime bosses might be setting him after Frank's murder. Gerald straightens him out immediately: "Set you up? I got judges and state troopers owe me favors. I call them down on you, you'd be locked up within an hour." Boyd draws himself in close and asks the funeral home owner: "What if I were to kill you right now, right here in this room?" "Well, you'd have to watch my friends destroy everything you love. Maybe it's worth it. But it's not my call." Boyd sighs and resignedly folds the notes Gerald has made and the sketch of the Browning home. Back at Tramble, a corrupt guard, Cregger, ushers a near-catatonic Arlo into a seemingly secure room for a haircut from the prison barber. Hunter slips in behind them and saps the barber unconscious. He tells Cregger he "needs some privacy," and sets about to murder the elder Givens when the feigning Arlo springs into action. He bashes Hunter in the face with large jar of disinfectant, beats his head with an electric hair clipper and then knocks down the returning Gregger and repeatedly beats him about the head, all the while yelling his mantra of fury: "Get some! Get some!" But Hunter doesn't stay down. He stabs and mortally wounds Arlo in the chest with a pair of barber's scissors. At the marshal's office, Raylan shows Eve Munro pages of mug shots, but she claims not to be able to recognize Drew Thompson, the husband from whom she thought she was widowed. "Do you know how much people change in 30 years?" she asks. "Time was, I looked like Ava Gardner." Art then shares the news of Arlo's stabbing with Raylan: "Arlo took a shiv to the chest. They don't think he'll make it through the night." Raylan takes the news stoically. Boyd, in the meantime, visits Frank Browning and wife Trisha and explains to the mine owner that he has been tasked with killing him. "I thought I would give you a chance to beat their price," Boyd says. Frank doesn't take that well and levels a shotgun at Boyd's chest as his bodyguard Deke enters, rifle at the ready. Boyd politely excuses himself and returns to the bar. Boyd and Ava discuss matters while down the bar Colton is receiving text messages -- apparently from Ellen May -- asking for $20,000 hush money. Wynn Duffy and his omnipresent gun thug Mikey arrive. The Dixie mafia chieftain shares bad news: Theo Tonin is increasingly concerned that Drew Thompson has not yet been found. "Theo has a guy on the way down who has killed more people than malaria," Duffy explains. Boyd says that he has narrowed the list down to two names, one of which is Frank's, and that maybe it's safer to kill both. At the Browning house, Frank and Deke are making plans when there's a knock at the door. Deke answers it and finds one of Shelby's deputies on the doorstep. When he turns to tell Frank, he is shot in the back of the head. The deputy holds Frank at gun point while he snaps a cell' photo of Frank's blood-spattered face, sends it, then calls to confirm that the man in the photo is "not the target." Frank tries to finesse the situation, but dies on his feet. Shelby, in the meantime, talks with Ellen May, who is staying at the sheriff's house and wearing Shelby's ex-wife's clothes. She's found his Saint Christopher's medal, which Shelby tells her is "the patron saint of travelers, sailors, pilots... and bachelors." He says the medal "belonged to Abby, my wife, same as those clothers." When Ellen May asks "She ain't dead, is she?" he tells her she ran out "some 25 years ago." During more sharing, Shelby notes that Ellen May looks a little bit like Abby some. They share a quiet reflective moment together as Ellen May wonders if she will ever deserve to wear respectable clothes -- and live a respectable life -- even though she's been a whore. Shelby tells her, "I think if you pretend to be something long enough, it's not pretending." He also figures out that she's got something else on her mind, something she shares with Ava. His cell' 'phone rings and the confessional moment passes. Colton heads to his drug dealer's house and asks for a $20,000 loan. When the dealer begins to laugh, Colton takes the man's gun and shoots him dead before finding his stash of dope and cash in the false bottom of a guitar case. Hearing a noise from the adjoining room, he discovers Tim's service buddy Mark cowering, naked and eyes closed in the kitchen. Colton orders him to open his eyes. He remembers Mark from their meeting at the VA Center. They have a quiet discussion about the situation, and as Colton makes to leave, almost as an afterthought, shoots Mark in the head. Raylan visits his dying father in the prison infirmary. "Just give me something," Raylan says. "Who's Drew Thompson?" But Arlo, who appears to be under heavy sedation, says nothing. As Raylan is about to leave, Arlo whispers "Don't go... closer." Raylan leans in and hears "Kiss... my... ass." Sam Keener and his afternoon delight in a leather bikini, Petra, are just starting a sex game when the doorbell rings. Sam answers it and discovers the murderous deputy who calmly snaps and sends the photo, and follows up with a 'phone call. "Okay then," he says to the receiving party. Petra, restrained in the bedroom, hears two gunshots and starts frantically trying to free herself. Shelby and Raylan stand outside the murder scene and discuss the rising body count as Keener's body is taken away along with a shaken Petra. "So," Shelby says, "not half a day after you asked me to look into a list of names, one of the men on that list turns up dead. Can I assume that's not a coincidence?" When Raylan agrees with Shelby's deductive process, the sheriff tells him "Except now I've got a second stiff, who's not on your list and was killed the same way." Raylan reveals that he's had Drew Thompson's "widow or former widow, or whatever she is," go through some DMV photos to see if any of them look like "Drew plus 30 years." Johnny visits Wynn who is quite proud of himself until Johnny explains why neither Frank nor Sam could possibly have been Drew Thompson. In fact, Boyd had simply given Duffy two names on his enemies list. Duffy is furious, and gives Johnny the ol' good news/bad news bit; Wynn is finally going to kill Boyd... but which will make Johnny responsible for bringing Wynn "Drew Thompson... or die trying." So the assassin shows up at Johnny's bar and, as he is still disguised as a deputy, takes Boyd into custody to deliver him back to Wynn. Raylan happens to stop by and knows that Shelby gave no such order. The confrontation is delayed as Raylan notices the flashy engagement ring on Ava's left hand, and offers Einstein's definition of insanity regarding doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The man in the deputy's uniform directs Raylan to stand aside, which does not sit well with the deputy marshal. Pistols are drawn, many shots are fired at close range as Boyd and Ava dive out of the way, and the faux deputy falls to the genuine one. "Jesus, I hope I got that right," an uncertain Raylan mutters as he uses the toe of his boot to move the pistol away from the assassin's not yet cold but surely dead outstretched hand. Following texted instructions, Colton visits the Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Authority ball park with a baseball game in the background. He cautiously enters the groundskeepers' shed and leaves the blackmailer's money on top of the fuse box. As he exits, Johnny watches him from bleachers, then himself leaves, discarding his cell' 'phone in a trash receptacle. Nick Augustine calls Boyd, giving him 30 seconds to say what he has to say. Boyd offers his services to the Tonin family -- in the matter of Drew Thompson and beyond. Nick, speaking for the Tonin family expresses displeasure at the trouble Boyd has been causing them of late, having given their "button man two wrong targets." Boyd points out that he didn't give the button man anything; the targets were given to Duffy. "Now why would you want to back a man who got took," Boyd reasons, "when you can back the man who took him?" This starts making sense to Nick as Boyd assures him that he can deliver Drew Thompson and, as the Tonin family's man in Kentucky, "can assure that your interests down here run smoothly." He then tells Nicky he needs one little thing from him. At the marshal's offices, Raylan, Shelby and Art discuss the dead fake deputy/Tonin assassin who is still unidentified. Shelby reckons the uniform was "probably stolen from a dry cleaners." Art says "Five'll get you ten that he's probably out of Detroit." Art conversationally gives up Eve Munro's location to Shelby who seems interested in getting a look at her. After the sheriff leaves, Raylan tells Art he still doesn't entirely trust him, then casually announces that Arlo is dead -- and doesn't seem too terribly concerned. Art immediately decides to put Raylan on leave for a week. Raylan strenuously resists, and negotiates his time off to grieve down to two days. As he leaves the offices and gets on the elevator, it's clear that Raylan isn't completely unaffected by his father's death. At Johnny's bar, Boyd and Johnny host three of the surviving Harlan Illuminati, Lee Paxton, Gerald and Judge Executive Arnold, and break the news that besides Frank Browning, Sam Keener is also dead. "Police think it might have been the same fellow that killed Frank Browning." Gerald gets crazed, calls Boyd a "piece of white trash," and is going to personally see that Boyd doesn't live to see Sam put in the ground. Boyd encourages him to contact "all those judges you tell how high to jump." Gerald tries, but the two numbers he calls have both been disconnected. When Gerald rises to leave, Johnny pulls his magnum revolver as Boyd tells him in no uncertain terms, "Sit your white collar ass down!" An intimidated Gerald complies as Boyd explains the realities of their situation to the trio of elites. "Now all the things you've done, the way you've built your fortunes, it might make you criminals but it don't make you outlaws. I... am... the outlaw, and this is my world! And my world has a high cost of living." The Clover Hillers stare at him. Arnold breaks the silence. "How much do you want," he asks, falteringly. "One hundred...," Boyd says levelly. "Thousand?" Arnold asks? "...Each!" Boyd drawls laconically, adding, "O, and I want you to help me get a Dairy Queen franchise." In the back office, Boyd kisses Ava in celebration of the coup de Harlan he's just pulled off with the unseen help of Theo Tonin, but it is the Tonin involvement which worries Ava. "This is our time," Boyd tells her. "Let's break through that glass ceiling." His top priority is their move to respectability. Raylan visits the prison morgue and stands motionless and silent over his father's corpse on a slab.
9The Hatchet Tour
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At the drug dealer's apartment, scene of the double murder, Tim is not happy to find his junkie Army buddy Mark has also been shot dead. Lead detective Yorn urges Tim to provide any leads he can as to the killer since the last thing the dying Mark did was send Tim a single word text message, "Bagram." The deputy marshal doesn't have much to say, but the wheels are turning as he recalls the earlier meeting between Mark and Colton at the veterans center support group. Hunter, meanwhile, is escorted out of prison by Deputy U.S. Marshal Nelson Dunlop... and into the custody of Raylan. "Aw hell no!" a startled Hunter mutters. "What is this bullsh-t?" Raylan just smiles. Back at the marshal's office, Art is furious to learn that Nelson was stupid enough to let Arlo's son escort Arlo's killer off to the supermax in Leoville. "Where is he?" he demands of Tim who is tracking him via GPS. "Tell me he's in Leoville dropping off the prisoner like a good boy!" "His transponder's putting him in Harlan," Tim tells Art. When Nelson asks if Art wants him to go get Raylan, the Chief tells him to sit down and "get used to purging old case files until I figure out how to like you again!" Art instructs Tim to call the fugitive marshal and "articulate to him my extreme displeasure!" He adds. "Let him know that if anything happens to Sheriff Hunter while in his custody, he will no longer be a Marshal... and neither will I!" He continues to rant as others stay out of his way. In transit to the Leoville supermax, Hunter wonders aloud if Raylan is going to shoot him down "while trying to escape." Raylan explains "I am a Deputy U.S. Marshal executing a prisoner escort! Do you think I'm stupid, and want to wind up in your old cell when this is over?" Raylan's cell' rings. It's Tim, calling to say that Nelson "is looking at a bright future in mall security, thanks to you." Raylan assures his colleague that he's going to drop Hunter off safe and sound at his new prison destination once he gets some information out of him, like who hired him to kill Arlo. Tim warns Raylan not hurt Hunter or it will be Nelson's job, and that Art "has locals out looking for you." Tim offers to stall Art a bit, and come up to Harlan to help out, as he has something else he wants to look into. Raylan stops at the Duffy Wynn-ebago and hauls his prisoner inside to see what happens when he puts Duffy in the same room with Hunter. What happens is that Duffy asks him if he's got any particular ideas about what to do with Hunter, while the former sheriff is standing within inches of them both. Raylan relates a story from his youth about Arlo starting a Hatfields-and-McCoys-type feud over a neighbor's dog crapping in his yard. But the older Hunter has a different perspective of that event, explaining that Arlo was defending his wife Frances' honor, and it was Frances who called a meeting of all the Harlan factions so they could hash out all their issues. Raylan, tellingly, for once doesn't have a snarky comeback. Instead, he tells the Dixie Mafia chieftan and his omnipresent gun thug Mike that Hunter "may be the only person alive who knows Drew Thompson." Wynn starts paying attention, and when Raylan tries to learn if Hunter killed Arlo on orders from the Dixie Mafia, Wynn is genuinely surprised to learn that Arlo has passed on. He offers Raylan condolences but denies having anything to do with the prison hit on Arlo. Raylan believes Wynn and pats him on the leg for offering his sympathies. Elsewhere, Boyd and Ava are house hunting in Clover Hill. They walk through a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood. "It's like a fairy tale," Ava gasps. She then realizes that her mother used to clean this very house. The snobby real estate agent suggests that the pair might be interested in something a little more... within their means. Boyd flashes his suitcase full of cash, more than enough to buy the place outright. The happily engaged couple leave as Ava tells off the shocked real estate agent on the way out. Raylan is back in the car with Hunter, and tells his prisoner that Wynn will send someone for him in Leoville. "You'll die in prison, Hunter, sooner than later." They talk more and Raylan tells him that the deal stands. "Give me Drew and write your own ticket to a better place." Hunter nods -- then throws himself out of the car as Raylan jams on his brakes. But instead of trying escape, Hunter, with a look of deliverance on his face, prepares for suicide-by-oncoming-long-haul-semi. Raylan pulls the ex-sheriff out of the way just before he is squashed to death. "What are you so afraid of that you'd rather die here than give me what I'm after?" the marshal demands as he administers a beating, with a kick or two, to Hunter by the side of the road. Hunter asks what Raylan's doing, and the marshal responds, quoting his late father, "I'm trying to knock some Goddamned sense into you." Back at Audry's, Ava leads Judge Executive Arnold blindfolded into a bedroom in the whore's trailer. When he's allowed to pull off the blindfold, there's Boyd who says "Surprise!" An uphappy Arnold, sensing new trouble, responds, "Goddamn it!" Cassie St. Cyr arrives in the reception area of Audry's looking for Ellen May, and tells Ava that the troubled whore called a former parishioner seeking guidance... just yesterday. Ava runs back to the trailer and interrupts Boyd's interrogation of Arnold about a lead to Drew, and tells him, "We got a problem!" Out on the road, Shelby pulls Raylan over and asks about Hunter. "I'm supposed to take you in and convey you to the marshals' service," Shelby explains. There's much palaver, mostly between Raylan and Shelby. In the end, the sheriff decides to accompany Raylan and Hunter to help out where he can and "see what's what." At Johnny's bar, Boyd and Ava confront Colton about Ellen May. Colton claims to have killed the girl and accuses Cassie of lying, so Boyd sends Colton out to bring Cassie in for further questioning while he looks in another direction. Colton, from his truck, watches Boyd leaving for town while Tim, suspecting that Boyd's muscle had something to do with the death of his buddy Mark, watches Colton from across the road. Colton fixes, goes briefly on the nod, then drives off as Tim follows. At Audry's, Teri has called Johnny to tell him about the conversation between Ava and Cassie she'd overheard. Johnny presses for more exact details. Raylan, Hunter and Shelby ride along as the two lawmen and the prisoner in the rear seat discuss a variety of subjects, including the ancient Harlan dog poop confrontation. Shelby remembers it well, and confirms Hunter's recollection of that event, giving Raylan a new perspective of his late father's actions and sense of family honor. Hunter talks about his long ago killing of Henry Crowder "for raping, torturing and murdering my neice," adding one thing about feuds is that "they ain't done 'til they're done!" Raylan is reflecting on the new information about his father as Hunter reveals a bit of his own personal credo. "I'd put down Henry Crowder again, whatever it took, again and again, same way each time," he says with grim conviction. "Once you make a decision, set down a path, you follow it right to the end... least that's the way I always saw it." "Hunter, are you trying to tell us this is all about honor for you?" With even more conviction, Hunter declaims "I'm talking about who we are. That's why we do what we do." Back at the bar, Boyd returns to tell Ava and Johnny he couldn't find Cassie. When Boyd and Ava start wondering what's taking Colton so long, Johnny says, "You can't trust Colt," dropping the news that Colton lied about killing Ellen May. Boyd senses that his cousin knows more than he's saying, and urges Johnny to please provide the missing pieces to this puzzle, pointedly telling him, "Why don't you start from the beginning?" The two outlaws end up in Boyd's truck as Johnny continues, explaining, "I didn't want to accuse him without something solid." He defends his decision not to speak up earlier by saying that since Colton is Boyd's friend, he didn't know what to do. Colton finds Cassie at what remains of the Last Chance Holiness Church. She looks at him closely and says, "I know you... you're hurtin', medicated, trying to numb the pain of your sins." He advances toward her. "You come seeking solace?" she asks. "I come looking for Ellen May," he explains. She reassures him that the woman isn't there, and tries to minister to the drug addict, but Colton starts to choke her, demanding to know where the missing whore is, asking Cassie if she was the one who sent him the blackmail text. Suddenly the command "Let her go!" is heard. Tim enters with pistol drawn. "Did you kill my friend?" the marshal asks. Colton releases Cassie, and stands silent before deliberately drawing his own pistol and letting it hang by his side. The stand-off continues before Boyd arrives to smooth over the tense situation, telling his henchman to put his gun away. Colton complies, and as he exits past the lawman, he sneers at Tim and insolently fakes a "Bagram cough" as he had when he, Mark and Tim had first met at the VA Center. Outside Boyd relieves Colton of his keys and tosses them to Johnny. At the hunting cabin, Constable Bob Sweeney stands watch. Impatiently he knocks on door and is met by a nervous, shotgun-wielding Lee Paxton. The funeral home owner dismisses him with extreme condescension. Alone out on the porch, an ego-bruised Bob storms back the front door with gun drawn and confronts Lee and Gerald who's also holed up in the cabin. The situation quickly escalates and when Raylan rolls up on the house, Bob has retrieved a short-barreled automatic rifle from the "Go bag" in his vehicle and is exchanging gunfire with the two Clover Hillers. Raylan finds himself in the ironic position of breaking up a high-volume gunfight in which, fortunately for all concerned, no one is wounded. "They just kept pressing my buttons!" Bob screams. Raylan cools everyone down, has the participants disarm and ushers them inside the lodge.
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Boyd is handcuffed on the floor of Drew's house, claiming he came looking for Drew Thompson -- just as Raylan and his crew had. Raylan, Tim and Rachel search the premises and find some women's clothing which, Raylan notes, "Well, he was married... she left him 25 years ago." Boyd, this whole time, has just been running his mouth. "You know what your problem is, Raylan?" Boyd asks rhetorically. "You should've been an outlaw. This job has too much paperwork for a man like you. Too many rules and regulations. You should have been on the other side with me and your daddy. O, you'd still be able to shoot people and be an asshole -- your two favorite activities. Except you'd be a rich asshole!" "More like dead or in jail," Raylan says, disinterestedly. Tim and Rachel return as she tells the detained outlaw; "Shut up." He does, but it's apparent that he is unaware that Arlo is now deceased. When Tim reports "We got nothing," Raylan offers "We got roadblocks and suspicious women's underwear." Boyd is led away by deputy sheriffs. "So, if you're Shelby wanting to skip town, what's your next move?" Rachel asks and Raylan corrects her" "We ain't looking for Shelby. We're looking for Drew Thompson." Raylan sits and starts spitballing. "So... if you shot Theo Tonin and threw Waldo Truth out of an airplane, what's your...." He stops as a light bulb clicks on above his head. "What?" Tim prompts. Raylan doesn't say a word, just gets a "how'd-I-miss-this?!" look on his face and stands up to take that next step as Rachel and Tim follow. At his sheriff's office, Drew packs some necessities (cash and ammunition) and tells Ellen May that when the authorities show up, she should cooperate and tell them what she knows. "If it's enough for Boyd to want you dead," he explains, "it's enough to get you WitSec." But Ellen May wants to know why she can't come with him. "That's not one of the options," Drew tells her, "You don't want to be part of what I've got to do." She's unnerved, and wants to know "What's the other option?" Drew instructs her to get on a bus, ride until she reaches a coast, then find someone to make her new ID and then make a new life for herself... far away from Boyd. He stuffs a wad of bills in her hand, and despite her pitiful entreaties to accompany him, drives off forever... until he spots a stray dog on the road. He and the canine look at one another for a moment, then Drew checks his watch, mutters "Oh balls!" and makes a U-turn to go back to get Ellen May. He pulls up along side her walking down the road and tells her that if she comes with him, they're never coming back. "Well, where you going?" she asks. "Mexico, to start," Drew replies. "Had a beach town in mind, but could be swayed to the mountains, if you prefer." It's not a tough decision for the sweet little whore who knows her most recent "family" tried to kill her. "I ain't never seen the ocean before," she says. "Well. now's your chance," Drew replies as she gets into the passenger's seat. "How long is it gonna take to get there?" she wants to know. "Well, if we're lucky, we should be across the border before sun up" Drew tells her. "How fast is this car?" she asks, wide-eyed. "We ain't driving, Ellen May," Drew informs her, "I'm gonna to fly us." With Drew lying low in the rear seat, Ellen May heads for the town's tiny airport... "couple of hangers and an air strip," Drew tells her.. where his airplane is hangered. As they drive past, she reports that there's an outside light on. Drew immediately orders her to keep driving. Inside the darkened office of airport manager Marion Kopf, Deputy Nick Mooney notices the passing vehicle and tells Raylan and Rachel that the lookout says it's only a single woman. As the law enforcers talk it over, Mooney lets slip that Drew keeps an airplane there, which Marion says the sheriff comes out to fly every two weeks or so. "And you never thought to tell me this when we arrived here?" an incredulous and sorely vexed Raylan asks. "We're looking for a criminal," Marion, clearly not up to speed on current events, responds, "why would I mention the sheriff!" "Then why ain't he here?" Raylan asks angrily. "Did you warn him?" Marion and Raylan argue, with the manager continuing his "I don't know nuthin', I didn't do nuthin'" routine as the suspicious Raylan wonders about the outside light, and wants to know "is that usually on this time of night?" He's thinking creatively again. At the Crestland Pass roadblock, Raylan paces anxiously in the drizzly weather, and exchanges flirtatious banter with Rachel who insists that if he get out of the rain and in the marshals' SUV with her. "Listen, I can deal with your aloofness... it's annoying," she tells Raylan, "but I let it slide because you get your job done and you're easy on the eyes. I can even deal with the fact that if you catch Drew Thompson, you might even be my boss. But if you don't get in the car right now, I swear to God I'm gonna to start singing show tunes!" Raylan takes a beat, lowers his voice an octave and says, "Promise?" She responds, softly, 'Don't mess with me right now, Raylan." He looks at her a moment, then moves to get in the car just as Art drives up and delivers the bad news to Raylan that Boyd's lawyer has secured his release with a court order. There's some banter between Raylan and Art who casually informs his barely manageable deputy that he's going to suspend him "after we catch Drew." After some more discussion, another light bulb goes off over Raylan's head as he connects the ladies underwear with the missing Ellen May. "He's got whore's underwear," Raylan exclaims. "We find her, we find Drew." "By the way, I have the same pair of panties," Rachel says to no one in particular. When Raylan heads off to share his deduction with "the staties," Art stops him flat. "O hell no! Hell no! First thing we're gonna do is acknowledge that this guy's awesome. I mean he shoots Theo Tonin, fakes his own death in a spectacular fashion, pushes a guy out of an airplane while he's flying it, parachutes into Harlan County with enough coke and cash to jump-start the economy of a small country, then he has the balls to get a job in law enforcement not once but two times. He spends a couple of days with you..." declaiming with a finger in Raylan's chest, "while you're looking for him, and now he's run off with a hooker that's half his age. That's some bad-ass sh-t!" Given those terms, Raylan has to agree. "That's pretty bad-ass." "Yes, it is!" Art says, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You gonna let those guys..." he motions over his shoulder to the group of KSP gather around their vehicles "...be the ones, or are we gonna be the ones to take that bad-ass?" "You're right," Raylan acknowledges, "we're on it." "Let's go find a whore!" Art orders. From a nearby overlook of the roadblock, Drew and Ellen May discuss other options now that Crestland Pass is no longer a viable option. Drew makes a good case that they turn themselves in, outlining the life they have a head of them, and while surrendering to the authorities isn't all that appealing, he sees it as the best option available. "We've got no place left to hide," he tells her emphatically. Ellen May, though, doesn't want to go that route, and after a moment says, "I got an idea." Newly released Boyd gets on the 'phone with Ava and discuss how they can find Ellen May, and where she might go with Drew to lie low. "Nicky Cush, maybe?" Ava suggests, recalling the name of the man who ran Audry's before Delroy. They express their love and concern for one another's well-being and ring off. Boyd turns to his cohorts in Johnny's bar and directs his cousin to get hold of Jimmy, then has a heart-to-heart with Colton. "I'm gona need you tonight, Colt," Boyd tells his old service chum. "I'm need you to be that MP I knew back in Kuwait. Do you still think you can be that man?" Colton looks squarely at Boyd and says with great conviction, "Boyd, I'm going to make this right." Boyd directs Johnny to stay at the bar to await his call, then repairs with Colton to Audry's to start planning their next moves. Ellen May, again behind the wheel with Drew lying low in the backseat, discuss the Mexican town of Huatulco which the former Sheriff fell in love with many years ago. "It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen." There's more discussion about a possible life there, then Ellen May says "Thank you, Shelby, for coming back for me, for looking out for me. Not that many people ever cared enough to look out for me before. I know we're on the run and all, but I ain't never felt so free." Johnny slips away to call Wynn in the middle of the night and has Mike awaken him. The Dixie Mafia honcho is not pleased but removes his sleep mask to take the call and learn that Sheriff Shelby Parlow is the resurrected Drew Thompson. "Find Shelby before anyone else does or you can say goodbye to that dream of yours of displacing your cousin," Wynn tells Johnny, then hangs up and replaces his sleep mask. Drew and Ellen May walk into the Noble's Holler compound run by Ellstin Limehouse. Ellen May tries to connect with the powerful Ellstin, and drops the name of her former fellow whore Trixie ("") but he quickly disabuses her of any facile introduction. "She had information for me," Ellstin thunders, as he has both visitors escorted into "custody" by Bernard. Drew pays the butcher $15,000 to shelter Ellen May, figuring Boyd wouldn't dare come there. But Limehouse quickly reveals that he knows Drew's true identity -- and what that's worth. A new sum will be demanded. Boyd, Colton and Jimmy (, recovered from his snake bites in ""), pay a visit to an old friend of Ellen May's, Nicky Cush, whose teeth are soon being threatened with a standard-size drill. "Whenever she got in trouble, she threatened to go to Limehouse!" a fear-crazed Nicky blurts out as Boyd calls Ava. Ava heads to Noble's Holler and finds Ellen May. The poor girl rushes to give Ava a hug even as the woman who wants her dead reflexively raises her arms in a defensive posture. Ellen May says she understands Ava had to do what she did, but all is forgiven. This makes Ava sad, but she quickly offers to buy both Ellen May and Drew. Ava calls Boyd with Ellstin's new price: $150,00... each. That's everything Boyd has saved, but if he can deliver Drew to the Tonin crew, it will be worth it. Boyd instructs Ava to tell Limehouse they have a deal. Boyd immediately calls Nicky Augustine with his price for delivering Drew: $500,000... "and a large piece of the heroin trade." Nicky tells Boyd he'll take it under consideration. They ring off, and Boyd expresses confidence to Colton and Jimmy that he's pulled it off with Tonin. Johnny interrogates Teri in his trailer, hoping to obtain some clue as to where Ellen May has gone. He takes a call from Boyd who tells him that Drew and Ellen May have been found, and that it's going to cost him everything he has to ransom them from Limehouse, but it'll be worth it when he delivers them to Tonin. Johnny warns his cousin that Limehouse cannot be trusted. The call is ended as Raylan and Rachel know and don't wait to enter. Johnny tries to send Teri off, but Rachel says that it's "the ladies of you establishment wish to speak to, figure they can help us find someone." Teri throws her hands up. "O my God, not Ellen May again." After some quick colloquy, Johnny decides to get down to brass tacks with the marshals, and sends Teri on her way. Johnny pours himself a drinks and is only too happy to spell out his litany of beefs with his cousin dating back to their shared childhood, right up to the present with Boyd wanting to by a house out in the suburbs of Clover Hill because "he is in loooove." Rachel notes, "You sound like he stole your girlfriend," but Johnny quickly and vehemently counters, "Ha! No! He stole Raylan's girlfriend. He stole my job!" Raylan winces slightly at this, then Johnny pulls up his shirt to display the still healing wounds in his side. Raylan calmly tells him, "The thing is, Johnny, you didn't get cut in half by Bo's shotgun because of Boyd. You got shot because that's the sh-t that happens when you choose the live a life as a small time asshole," adding that Johnny's biggest concern is probably spending the rest of his days "playing second fiddle" to Boyd. The only problem: for once, the marshals aren't after Boyd. They want Drew Thompson, and Raylan explains that if Johnny can help with that, then perhaps he can help Johnny rid himself of his overbearing cousin. He pours Johnny another drink as Boyd's cousin considers the marshals' proposition. Boyd is escorted into Noble's Holler with a briefcase full of money and an attitude about Ellstin's way of doing business. But Limehouse launches into a discursive tale about a recurring nightmare as a preamble "for doing what I'm about to do." "Ellstin!" a suddenly comprehending Ava interjects. "We had a deal!" "And now I'm changing it," he replies,"that ain't enough money to purchase two lives." Shelby and Ellen May are no longer both for sale at the original agreed upon price... Boyd must choose one. The engaged couple withdraw to discuss the choice. Boyd prevails, and tells Ellstin, "Shelby." A distraught Ellen May moans and pleads for them to take her instead, even knowing they mean to kill her. When Ava tries to rationalize their choice, one which she opposed, a near-hysterical Ellen May spits in Ava's face. Drew tries to calm the girl, telling her "It's okay, it's my time." Ellstin tells Boyd and Ava that his boys "will take y'all back down the hill to your car, and when you get another 300 grand together, you give me a little call and we'll talk about getting your little ho back." Out in a clearing in the woods with his "liberators," a wrist-bound Drew clears up the mystery of how he found himself in Harlan County. "I jumped with too much cocaine, came in hot, broke my legs. Never would've stayed in Harlan if I'd landed right." Boyd observes that Drew had had a "pretty good run, considering." The fugitive-turned-lawman-turned-fugitive continues: "Thanks to your daddy and Arlo, may they rest in peace." This is news to Ava and Boyd. "You saying Arlo Givens is dead," Ava asks. When Drew affirms this, Boyd says with some bitterness, "Poetic, I suppose, as you'll soon be joining them in the afterlife. I'm sure the three of you will have a lot to talk about." Drew points out, "That cocaine I brought to Harlan -- that made your people, Boyd. Pulled'em out of trailers, put'em in houses. Put food on your table, presents under your tree. That's why your daddy protected me all of those years no matter what befell him." After failing in an appeal to Boyd's family sense of honor to not turn him over to the Tonin crew, Drews observes, "I think maybe you didn't know your daddy." Boyd acknowledges the track that "Drew... Shelby... whatever your name is... men like us chose, sooner or later we gotto reap what we sow, and this is your six-by-six plot of land." Just then Colton, Johnny and Jimmy drive up. "Well, amigo, this is where we part ways," Boyd says as he frees Drews hands. "Now, if it's any solace during this difficult moment, know that your sacrifice will be providing for the next generation of the Crowder family." With that he turns Drew over to Colton for delivery to the Tonin delegation. "Colt! Are you ready to make your penance?" Boyd asks. "Don't forget my money!" Not too far away, Rachel and Raylan await Johnny's signal, wondering if the Crowder cousin had, in Rachel's words, "played us like a pair of first class chumps." The "go" call comes and they take off. Colton waits in a field with Drew tethered to a tractor. Drew works overtime to anger Colton into killing him by calling him a "junkie" and a "loser." It's touch and go for several moments before Colton breaks out laughing, and taunts the man about how the Tonin's will torture him. "I've seen men die slow, it's a horrible way to go," Colton laughs. Suddenly, the two hear the blades of a helicopter arriving with Nicky Augustine. Colton, with a "Happy trails!" to Drew, leaves. Drew frantically attempts to free himself as the chopper sets down, but Nicky spots Raylan, Art, Tim and Rachel, following the tip from Johnny, arriving in SUVs and orders the pilot to take off again. A greatly relieved Drew says that Colton has headed up the road. Tim gives chase with Rachel as back-up. "Thanks for coming out," Drew says, and Raylan answers "Anything for Drew Thompson." "You get me out of here and I'll give you everything you want," their prisoner says, adding that Ellen May is being held by Limehouse. Ava, Boyd and Johnny get the news from Colton that the marshals got to Drew before Nicky could. "How is that possible," Ava wonders, "What do we do now?" "We make a case to Theo Tonin," Boyd says, "...or we make a run for it." Elsewhere, a pensive Wynn gets same news from Nicky Augustine, and tells Mike "The marshals have Drew Thompson." "Sh-t!" Mike says. "Yes." Wynn replies. "That. He wants us down... in Harlan. Do you have a passport?" "You need a passport to get into Harlan?" the incredulous gun thug asks. "No," Wynn answers patiently, "you need a passport to get into Canada. You prefer Mexico?" Mike, who's never said more than five words about anything, expresses his reluctance: "I prefer not running away like a little bitch." Wynn is realistic and with a sigh tells Mike that he can stay. "I don't know how I'll get along without you. But I'll try to get by." Mike tries to process what's going on. Back in the field Art and Raylan discuss matters. Rachel and Tim return empty-handed. "Theo Tonin knows we got Drew. He's not going to be too happy about that," Art says. "Meaning we just got to figure out how to get out of Harlan alive," Raylan adds with furrowed brow as he scans the landscape.
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With the Detroit mobsters' helicopter circling ominously overhead, Raylan, Art, Rachel and Tim hunker down with Drew at Arlo's house to figure how to get Drew safely out of Harlan County. Art gets a call from Lexington "air ops," and as he goes indoors to take it, tells Tim if the helicopter "gets any closer, shoot it!" At Johnny' bar, Boyd takes considerable physical punishment at the hands of a very unhappy Nicky Augustine who wants to know how Drew slipped out of their collective grasp. Boyd takes two quick, hard punches to the face from Tonin thug Yolo, knocking out one of the outlaw's prominent teeth in the process. "If you want Drew Thompson, you'll need Raylan Givens and, if you want Raylan Givens, you still need me," Boyd says, "and if you want me, I'm still gonna need $500,000." Nicky himself punches Boyd in the face one more time, telling him, "You're so glad you didn't ask for two million." At Arlo's, Drew and Raylan and discuss the bag in the wall, as the former sheriff explains how he originally gave the bag containing Waldo Truth's ID to Arlo to burn. Raylan and Art talk about how they'll survive the 45 minutes to an hour before Lexington PD arrives. KSP Officer LaPlante enters to report that his department has six units in-bound to escort the marshals and their prisoner out of Harlan and to Lexington in two hours travel time. At the bar, Boyd strategizes over a map of Harlan and points to the best place for an ambush. Boyd realizes that Raylan will most likely attempt to drive Drew out of Harlan himself rather than wait for a KSP helicopter for the extraction. He tasks a clear-eyed Colton and one of the Detroit gunman, Mort, to intercept the convoy at a specific, strategic spot on the back road out of town. "Here we go," Ava says. Boyd kisses her and whispers in her ear "At least I ain't gonna die today." Later, Tim and Art roll along a deserted highway leading the caravan, but Tim comes to a sudden halt at the sight of three abandoned cars nearby. His Middle East battlefield training tells him that Colton has used his own knowledge from fighting in Iraq to set up a string of IEDs within the vehicles along their route. Back at Arlo's, Drew relates how he first met Raylan's dad outside a whorehouse in Saigon where Arlo, on LSD at the time, was reading a book. Raylan gets a phone call from Art telling them to decamp and make their way to a predetermined alternate safe location. Colton watches through binoculars along with Mort behind a sniper's rifle. Mort studies the stopped convoy through his rifle scope and spots "the cowboy in the follow car, marshal driving the SUV, looks like a statie driving the truck. But no sign of Drew. Art and Tim remain on the isolated road, stuck between a sniper's perch and the IEDs with Colton and Mort with a rifle watching from a distant tree line. Tim has the idea to simply call Colton, cell'-to-cell' to see how much of he can glean while framing their conversation as if he's writing a screenplay for a movie and he wants to pick Colton's mind. (When Tim says he'll change on of the character's names to "Lieutenant Colt," Colton say that he wants a young to play him in the movie version.) The pair, surprisingly cordial with one another, discuss their situation in hypothetical terms based on their common military experiences. But it quickly devolves into bluffing and brinksmanship as they trade not-quite good-natured barbs about the stand-off they've found themselves in. Colton insists that Tim's group will die from being too scared to move. After they hang up, Colton instructs Mort to start shooting out "the rear windows and sides" of the marshals' vehicles, but "do not shoot the drivers or the tires." Before Mort can get off his first shot, Tim quickly deploys all the lawmen and their vehicles out of sight behind a tow truck to harden them against sniper fire, the jumps out and brings his own sniper rifle to bear on the tree line from where he surmises that Colton would be set up on over-watch. Colton, watching this defensive maneuver through his field glasses, is impressed, exclaiming, "Ho-ly sh-t! They circled the wagons." Meanwhile, Raylan, Rachel and Drew set up in Raylan's old Evarts High School, now in disuse due to consolidation. Drew continues to bemoan his predicament. Rachel wants to know how Drew killed his old associate Waldo Truth, who plummeted to his death with Drew's identity. "I took no pleasure in what I did," Drew says quietly. Raylan takes a call from Constable Bob who has picked up motion detector signals at both Arlo's place and the high school. Bob notices Yolo's truck approaching Arlo's and asks Raylan if it's one of his. "Bob, hide!" Raylan says. Boyd assures Nicky that he can figure out where Raylan plans to land the helicopter to evacuate Drew. Boyd reminds Ava and Johnny of "the coolest thing that ever happened at high school," recalling how they once saw an astronaut land a helicopter on their high school baseball diamond. Boyd takes Nicky's man Picker to the school to reconnoiter.Colton spots a faux Raylan when the man, a deputy sheriff, picks up his dropped cowboy hat. He calls Boyd to tell him that the stalled convoy is a decoy. Nicky sends Yolo (short for "You Only Live Once") to double-check Arlo's house. Moments later, Yolo, holding a noticeably battered Bob hostage, calls Nicky. "I just checked his cell' 'phone and he called Givens five minutes ago," he says. Back at Arlo's Yolo viciously and repeatedly beats Bob, who refuses to break or divulge Drew's location, instead stringing together a number of puns on the name Drew in painful defiance. After a particularly brutal assault, Bob gets a momentary drop on Yolo by repeating his feint from "" and slashes the thug in the leg... it's a femoral artery strike, by Gawd and a short-bladed knife. Blood gushes everywhere as the two men desperately wrestle to gain control of Yolo's dropped handgun. By the time Raylan arrives and, having heard a gunshot, enters, weapon drawn, finds that Bob has already killed Yolo and is barely conscious. At the roadblock impasse, Tim starts shooting at the fuel tank of one of the suspected IED cars, causing gasoline to spill out onto the highway. As Raylan and Bob return to Drew and Rachel in the high school, a train passes blowing its whistle. Drew notes that you can always tell time in Harlan without looking at your watch. "That's the 5:30 coal train," he tells her. "O my God," Rachel says when she sees the bloody constable, "What happened?" "What happened is Bob is a tough son of a bitch," Raylan tells them. They realize that the sounds of an approaching chopper are too soon for police forces. Drew offers to help defend their position. "I can be the man I became, not just the man I was," he says. Raylan entertains his suggestions a little longer before telling Drew "There's something you need to understand. You are a criminal. You're on that side. Rachel, Bob and I, we're are on this side! Now I like arguing with you but I'm not handing you a Goddamned gun!" Back at the clustered convoy, Art tosses a Molotov cocktail of Tim's design to ignite one of the nearby cars. Art is impressed: "I haven't seen one of those since that Guns N' Roses concert in 1989." With limited resources, Raylan places Bob in the principal's office and heads off to confront Boyd and Picker in an empty stairwell. "You two come any closer and you're going to have a bad afternoon," the marshal warns, refusing to hand Drew over. Raylan urges Boyd and Picker to return with more men, before informing Bob they have about five minutes before reinforcements arrive. Behind the tree line Colton watches as the Molotov cocktail finally causes the IED to detonate, creating enough smoke to cover the marshals' escape. Colton decides that he and Mort should leave as well, then fakes that he sees Drew in order to secure Mort's sniper rifle to take the shot that Mort can't see. "Nope, it's not him," Colton says after a quick scan of the marshals' position through the scope, then promptly turns the rifle on Mort and kills him. Back at the bar, Ava attempts to make conversation with a stone-faced Nicky Augustine, though Nicky quickly turns the conversation on her, taunting that she must have fellated her way to the top of the Harlan whore chain. Johnny first tells Nicky to back off, then to keep his mouth shut, but Nicky blithely "let's slip" that Johnny attempted to have Wynn Duffy kill Boyd, another "pathetic way" people try to get to the top. Ava keeps smiling as she plays the flirtatious card on Nicky, then quickly douses his face with brandy, flicks her lighter and relieves him of his pistol. Johnny trains his gun on Ava and urges her not to do anything stupid. He falters for a moment then tells her he loves her. "Ain't that sweet!" Ava practically spits at him as she makes her exit from the bar. "Well, okay," Nicky quips. "I see what you like about her." Boyd, Picker and the Tonin reinforcements make their way through the school and up to the principal's office to find Raylan and Bob. Picker pushes Boyd, who knows Raylan will shoot anyone who comes through the door, to be the first one to enter. Boyd pleads that Drew must not be in there. Picker starts counting down for Boyd to enter but Raylan aborts the countdown and opens the door himself. Indeed Drew is gone, along with Rachel. It's just Raylan and a grim-faced Bob, with pistol trained on the doorway. "Who's he?" Picker asks. "He's the man who killed Yoo Hoo," Raylan says. "Yolo!" Boyd snaps. "Him?" Picker says incredulously. "People underestimate Bob at their own peril," Raylan notes. Rather than having the scene devolve into another standoff, Raylan urges the men to listen to the approaching sirens, and leave before they all wind up dead. On their way out, Boyd promises Raylan they'll have another confrontation soon. The other marshals and the KSP force arrive to meet Raylan helping the injured Bob down the stairs. Raylan reveals that it was Bob who had the inspiration of how to get Drew out of Harlan. Elsewhere, Rachel and her captive Drew ride the coal train to safety away from the Tonin crew.
12Peace of Mind
26 Mar 2013Description ▼
Raylan calls a very pregnant Winona who reveals that she and Raylan will be having a baby girl. Raylan's worried, because he doesn't know anything about girls. "That is so sweet," Winona sighs," sayin' it like I don't already know." The other good news: Raylan is being applauded by everyone at the marshals' HQ for capturing Drew Thompson. "Congratulations, you're being suspended," Art says with a smile. Raylan has done great work, but his list of sins is a bit longer. Before Raylan can leave on his forced vacation, however, Drew begins to make demands to hold up his conair transfer to a supermax. He tells Raylan, Art and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Vasquez that he won't say a word about the Tonin clan until Ellen May is out of Limehouse's hands and safe. Art tells him, "Sit in GenPop 'til Tonin's men filet you like a perch," but Drew has made her safety a condition of his cooperation: law enforcement needs to find her for him to play ball while the various alliances of criminals need to find her so he wouldn't. In Noble's Holler Limehouse talks with Ellen May, and the sweet little whore is resigned, even fatalistic about her prospects for survival whether she remains there or is cut loose. Boyd, meanwhile, is in a bad place. Last he knew, Ellen May was held hostage by Limehouse. Drew Thompson is in custody. Tonin will likely soon send his goons. Colton and Jimmy are sent out of the room so Boyd can have a heart-to-heart with Ava. "Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles," the Ralph Waldo Emerson-quoting philosopher outlaw says as he decides to go after Limehouse. At the marshals' offices, Art wonders, "What do you think it is with him and that Audry's whore? Does he think she's and he's ol' what's-his-name with the white limo?" "She ain't no Julia Roberts," Raylan counters, and suggests that Drew might be "taking a parting shot at Boyd." Raylan asks Art for a delay on that suspension... "Don't take away the one thing I know how to do," he implores so he can go retrieve Ellen May in order to leverage Drew to talk. "You know, suspendees don't get to choose when they get suspended," Art tells him, "that would be called a vacation." Raylan lays out his case, concluding "Let me finish what I started." Art reluctantly agrees, but Raylan must take Rachel and Tim. Johnny is still holed up at his bar with Nicky Augustine and Picker. "Do you want to keep helping or not?" asks Nicky, explaining, "your uncle Theo has ears everywhere, literally." He says that Tonin sources have revealed that Drew isn't talking because of "some trailer park bunk bunny he once protected. Has some tragic Southern name I've forgotten." "Ellen May," Johnny says knowingly. So Johnny calls Limehouse and offers $300,000 for the young woman. Limehouse refuses to cooperate and, telling Johnny to never call him again and hangs up. "Wow!," Nicky Augustine says sarcastically, "that sounded fantastic." "Something's not right," Johnny tells Nicky. To Johnny it sounds as if Limehouse has already made a deal for Ellen May -- possibly with Boyd. Boyd outlines his plan of attack on Noble's Holler to Colton, Jimmy and Ava. Once there, he tells the skeptical Ava, "I'm gonna stick a gun in Limehouse's mouth, tell him we have emulex tucked under three houses in his holler... he doesn't give us Ellen May I'm gonna have Jimmy here push a button. Come Thanksgiving he can serve all the dark meat he wants." (The White Supremacy vein is still just below the surface.) Boyd's cell' 'phone rings; he see it's from Johnny. But it's actually Nicky Augustine with an offer: he'll front the money for Boyd to pay Limehouse for Ellen May and throw in cousin Johnny for free. "Well, that's what I call one sweet deal," Boyd says, chuckling at the irony. Guns drawn, Boyd, backed by Colton, Jimmy and Ava, enters Johnny's bar. There is a brief stand-off until Nicky Augustine saunters in, hands raised, and calms the tension. "It's 'Everybody Wins Day' here at Johnny's bar. Everybody except Johnny," he says, gesturing toward the trusted-up Johnny. Boyd demands that the Detroit gangster apologize to Ava for his many, many unkind words about her character. Nicky apologizes with what seems like sincerity. Ava accepts with a quick nod, and guns are lowered as Augustine and Boyd sit with a $300,000 metal case on the barroom table between them. Boyd lays out the currents facts as he sees them, and says Augustine's offer "is opaque to me." Augustine stares at him a moment, then says, "I'm gonna need Google Translate on my phone if I'm gonna keep talking to you." Clearer talk is offered on both sides as Augustine, quoting Boyd, explains why he's thrown "this duplicitous piece if sh-t" into the deal, nodding toward Johnny, who blurts out "Shelby won't testify unless she's saved. They want to leverage...." He is quickly silenced by a powerful right hand punch from Picker. "Why cousin Johnny," Boyd notes, "you haven't even had a chance to enjoy the fruits of your betrayal." The outlaw has one final question for Augustine: "What do you plan on doing with Ellen May once she serves her purpose?" "Take her to Six Flags," the gangster ripostes. Ava jumps in and tells Augustine that Limehouse won't respond well to gangsters and Boyd, so she will need to make the deal herself. Nicky doesn't like it, but agrees if Boyd stays at the bar as collateral. Raylan, Tim and Rachel shows up at Limehouse's place with asking for Ellen May. Limehouse is somewhat distracted by Rachel's presence, and tries to get chummy with the woman of color, calling her "li'l sista" and refers to her as "li'l ol' Aunt Jemima taking orders from the man." This does not sit well with Rachel who fires right back at him. "Reow!' Limehouses says, greatly amused before getting serious. "I don't want you here... I don't want none of you here. Your presence gives me the fidgets." He goes on about all the people who've come to him asking bothersome questions. Tim pipes up, "Yeah? Like who?" and Limehouse tells him "None of your business, that's who!" Raylan tries to calm the waters, "Ellstin, just give us what we want and never see us again." But Limehouse rather play cagey with the marshals, question the who and why of their quest. When Tim pipes up again, Limehouse demands, "Who in the hell is this?" Rachel jumps back in: "He's gonna back me up I've got to put my boot up your ass out here in front of everybody." Limehouse, more bemused than confrontational, responds, "O, sexy! Little sister barking loud now. Think she's got any bite?" Raylan tries to get the interrogation back on track, and Limehouse denies Ellen May is anywhere on the property and dares the marshals to search the "whole hundred-odd acres of this entire holler." Turning his attention back to Rachel, he adds another "Reow," and lapses into chuckling. Raylan calls his bluff. Tim says, "We are literally searching every outhouse, doghouse, henhouse," but Raylan waves him off: "Let the staties do it. They live for this sh-t." He calls KSP, even though he knows it won't do any good, telling Tim, "I told the guy I was gonna toss the joint. Can't just be an idle threat or else I'll look like a pussy. Plus he was rude to Rachel." He leaves Tim to hold the fort 'til KSP arrives, explaining that Tim has to do it because he's "the level-headed one. She 's out of control... you saw her back there." Tim is skeptical. "C'mon," Raylan says. "This is what we do. Did you not wake up this morning thinking that today was another opportunity to mess up some bad guy's day? I did." Rachel and Raylan head off to Harlan.Ava has made it to Limehouse's place, coming in the back with a suitcase full of Tonin money to get Ellen May before the state police arrive. Limehouse talks about how his choices have led to him selling off parcels of Noble's Holler that his clan has owned since Emancipation. "I been wonderin' lately what it is makes us forget who we are," he says to Ava, as a way of trying to convince her not to stay on the path she's currently on with Boyd. "Are you going to have peace of mind when this is all over?" he asks her. "I can't do this and you shouldn't either," Limehouse says. "Besides, she's gone." Ava is shocked. "You let her go?" she snaps. That would seem to be the case. Ava calls Boyd with the bad news. Indeed, Ellen May has retreated to her former whoremaster Nicky Cush's place, seeking shelter. He's not much comfort, however, as he is paranoid and babbles about drone overflights. What he does hear, however, is an approaching vehicle. It's Boyd, Picker and Nicky Augustine on the trail of Ellen May. They cautiously enter to search the premises when Nicky Cush jumps out wearing improvised body armer and carrying an automatic weapon. Boyd, reminding Nicky Cush of how the two real-life California bank robbers ("
02 Apr 2013Description ▼
All seems upbeat at marshals' headquarters. Drew Thompson is in custody in a safe house, Ellen May is being put somewhere under guard "in a no-tell motel until we figure out what to do with her," and Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens has completed all the necessary case paperwork. Now he can relax and enjoy his suspension. On his way out of the office, Raylan asks Tim, "That guy you shot... you good?" Tim replies, " He called it." Raylan says, "Well, if you need someone to talk to..." and they finish in perfect unison, "...call Rachel." Boyd, a very nervous Jimmy and Ava, in the meantime, are considerably more stressed as they are gearing up for the 150-foot splinter mine shaft descent to retrieve Delroy's body. Ava calls Boyd aside for a word: "You always said moving a body was a real good way of getting caught." Boyd tells her: "Well, that's why it's only an option when you have no other option. It's a bird in hand, Ava." Unfortunately, it appears they are too late... there are flashing lights and police cruisers surrounding the site off Black Lick Road. One of the deputies has found the body and it is being hauled up. Deputy Sheriff Nick Mooney tells Boyd that the Kentucky State Police passed a tip onto his department about the body in the shaft. "What do we do?" a panicked Ava asks when Boyd returns to the van to share the news. Boyd, for once, has no answer. Raylan heads to Winona's house only to find armed thugs waiting within. Dominic, in command, tells Raylan, "let's talk about how to keep this from being the worst day in your life." Raylan is searched and disarmed by Lex, then taken upstairs to the nursery where Cobb has a gun on a scared Winona who has been crying. "Do you know what she said earlier?" an amused Dominic asks. "If we're gone before you arrive, we might live through the day." "Well... that's why I love her," Raylan calmly responds. Dominic lays out the day's plan, asking if Raylan has seen "
1A Murder of Crowes
07 Jan 2014Description ▼
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is testifying in a civil case brought by Dewey Crowe and is being given a tough examination by plaintiff's attorney Marsha Keyhoe about the circumstaces surrounding Dewey being led to believe his kidney's had been harvested (""). She's scoring points and there's a sidebar confab with Assistant U.S. Attorney David Vasquez, Keyhoe and Presiding Justice Mike Reardon who clearly wishes to be done with this case. Directing Keyhoe to step back, Vasquez and Reardon have a brief sotto voce exchange in which some numbers are tersely exchanged. Back on the record, the Judge tells Dewey and Keyoe that while there was an offer from the Government for $20,000, the Government "has now modified that to three hundred. Do you accept that offer?" The plaintiff is seriously miffed, rises to his feet to express his outrage at how badly he has been treated, and says "You telling me that all I get is $300?" Reardon holds his head in his hands for a moment, then clarifies, "$300,000. You nitwit!" Dewey is stupified, and as the realization takes hold, he lets out a gasp. Elsewhere, Boyd Crowder and his incarcerated one true love Ava Crowder are in conference with defense attorney "The Wildman", discussing options in her case involving the Evident Tampering, Obstruction and Desecration of a Corpse, the late, unlamented Delroy in "." Boyd assures Ava that he will take care of everything to free her so they can resume their life together. Officer Susan Crane enters and calls time on the embracing couple's visitation. Boyd and Jimmy sit on a bridge in the middle of the night, waiting to consummate a deal with his Detroit connection, who when they arrive, attempt to rip the "simple country folk" off, taking his money without delivering any product. Boyd is one step ahead of them and with help of Carl on overwatch with a scoped rifle, kills the three Detroit gun thugs but gets his left ear shot in the process. Boyd calls Wynn Duffy in bed at home, gives him the highlights of the bridge encounter and tells him, "Pack your bags, we're going to Detroit." In South Florida, Dewey's cousin Dilly Crowe and his Cuban cohort Elvis Machado visit rogue Coast Guard officer Simon Lee on his boat to pay him for his part in their criminal enterprise, the smuggling of contraband sugar to sell below market value to candy companies. Dilly's a little short (actually half) on the payment which leads to a major disagreement and Lee being shot dead by Dilly and, for good measure, Elvis. With a known association to Dilly and Elvis, and Lee reported missing, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen detachs Raylan back to South Forida to help with the Federal Task Force's investigation. Art reminds Rayan that while he's there he'll be able to visit new mother Winona and his infant daughter. Still the prospect of the trip is not viewed in a positive light by Raylan. Raylan thinks it'd be smart to chat with the one Crowe in the area before jumping on any planes, so he heads off to find Dewey. However, he first stumbles into Wade Messer, who is a little too social. When Raylan eventually finds Dewey outback playing "Marco Polo" with a pair of naked whores in his new above-ground pool, he learns that Dewey is the new proprietor of Audrey's brothel and saloon. Ordering the two girls out of the pool, he pats down Dewey's bath robe and retrieves a nickel-plated revolver. "It ain't even loaded and it ain't mine," Dewey insists, in spite of the personalized mother-of-pearl stocks. After some snappy repartee about the other branch of the family... "them Florida Crowes are bad news," he advises... Raylan leaves, firing several rounds into the vinyl pool causing it to rupture all over the yard. "Get a bucket or something!" Dewey desperately tells the whores who've returned to see what the shooting was about. Arriving in Miami, Raylan is partnered with Gregg Sutter as set out to find Daryl Crowe, a known associate of Elvis. Daryl realizes that his cousin Dilly has created a "federal situation" by murdering the Guard Guardsman, and tells him to get rid of the body. Enter licensed 'gator hunter Jean Baptiste, who alerts Daryl after Raylan and Sutter pay him a visit, as Dilly and Elvis look on from a safe distance. Detroit is hardly fun city for Boyd and Duffy, who end up in a very questionable apartment building for another meeting with Sammy Tonin, while some poor guy gets hacked up by a chainsaw in the next room. Sammy quickly gets shot right in front of them by Tonin henchman Picker, along with the dude being tuned into sushi and the chainsaw guy. A henchman informs them that they really ought to be talking to the Canadians represented by who listens, then after learning what happened on the bridge back in Harlan, observes, "The idea behind organized crime is that it's supposed to be organized." Raylan is approached by Wendy Crowe, who tells him that she's Daryl's lawyer as well as his sister, and that he's willing to play ball if he gets something in return. Once the deal is done, Daryl arrives and tells the Marshals that they'll have Elvis by tonight; if he fails to produce, Raylan warns, Daryl will be back behind bars tomorrow on a parole violation. After the Marshals depart, on Daryl's signal, Dilly is stabbed to death by his own brother Danny for generally being an idiot. Daryl tells Raylan where Wendy is taking Elvis, but Elvis has a gun, so when Raylan and Sutter arrive at the motel, no one is there. A quick-thinking Wendy escapes from the car after inducing a traffic accident, leaving Elvis stranded but armed. The marshals eventually find him at a local marina, intent on escaping back to Cuba on a small boat that won't start. When he pulls on the Marshals, they efficiently ventilate the man. The next morning, Raylan meets Daryl to inform him that he's held up his end of their deal and that Daryl is off parole. He learns that Wendy has fled to Miami, and that Dilly is likely inside of an alligator. After Raylan leaves Jean Baptiste suggests to Daryl that he head to Kentucky since South Florida is now dead to him. Meanwhile, Raylan goes back home without stopping to see the baby, although he gets a video-chat update from Winona while sitting in the Marshals' office. While he cares about his family, it's obvious that his work will always be the first love in his life. And Boyd pays an unannounced late-night visit to the mansion of Harlan Illuminati member Lee Paxton, hoping to use him to curry favor with his friend Judge Bishop who's sitting on Ava's case. When the meeting doesn't go well and the funeral director becomes aggressively insulting toward Ava, Boyd, in a fit of rage, clubs Paxton almost to death with his pistol, and after a brief Hobson's Choice negotiation with his younger Latvian trophy wife, Mara, leaves him bloody in a corner for her to attend to.
2The Kids Aren't All Right
14 Jan 2014Description ▼
Drug thugs and brothers Jay and Roscoe are in a large pot-drying barn, wrecking physical havoc on a hapless dealer who seems to have come up short of some of "Hot Rod" Dunham's product. The dealer tries to talk his way out of his predicament and thinks he's pleaded his case successfully. When Dunham leaves, the brothers decide to "SEAL Team Six it... tightest group wins," and use the dealer for target practice. In the critical care ward where a heavily-bandaged Lee Paxton is hooked up to life support, Sheriff Mooney is questioning the victim's wife Mara about what happened. She tells him she saw the assailant, and Mooney realizes that she's identified Boyd Crowder. He tells her he can keep her safe from Boyd, and makes an obvious and clumsy moved on her. Raylan and fellow Deputy U.S. Marshals Tim Gutterson... delighted that the place has its own bowling alley... and Rachel Brooks are explaining the facts of his present life to Monroe, an obnoxious well-to-do money-launderer for the Tonin gang. His house and property have been seized by the U.S. Marshals' Service. He and his "maid" [wink wink] Gloria and housekeeper Manuela who "sautees up a mean iguana," are in flex cuffs as Raylan gets an irate 'phone call from the a Lexington Police Lieutenant and has to go see him. Since the three Marshals arrived in Raylan's vehicle, he gives Rachel his keys so she and Tim can do the prisoner transport, and "borrows" Monroe's snazzy Mercedes hardtop. In the visiting room of the jail, Boyd explains to Ava what happened when he made his nocturnal visit to the Paxton resident, and she realizes that his actions have not advanced her prospects of freedom. She becomes distraught but Boyd tries to reassure her. Later at his bar, Boyd learns from Jimmy that his $900,000 drug shipment from "the Canadians" is set to arrive in another two days. Sheriff Mooney and a Deputy arrive with Mara Paxton to ID him for the assult on her husband. Boyd in in a very tight spot, but buffs it out as he and Mara stand face-to-face. She tells Mooney that Boyd is not the one. He knows she's lying, but cannot budge her. They leave, Mooney disgusted and frustrated. An irate and curt Lieutenant Will Judkins escorts Raynan into talk with an incarcerated Loretta McCready who he says sold his son the pot he was discovered smoking it in his basement. He tells Raylan that he's extending him a courtesy, since Loretta had said that Raylan was like a step-father to her. Raylan tells Loretta that, given her family history, he's not surprised to learn that she's "slinging weed," only that she was selling it to a cop's son. They have a discussion and since Raylan realizes that she's trying to play him, he tells her he's not going to get her released. She's angry that her ploy has failed. On the way out of the police station, Raylan is intercepted by her drug cohort Derrick Waters whose aggressive and impudent attitude cuts poorly with the Deputy Marshal, but also confirms that Loretta was counting on Raylan getting her out of jail. Along comes Allison who starts an flirtatious conversation with Raylon, explaining that she's Loretta's Social Worker, expresses a very low opinion of Derrick, and allows how she recognizes Raylon from his "picture in the paper," although he looked "taller in the photo." At Audry's, Carl is hassling bartender Wade for Boyd's cut when Dewey interrupts them. The two men quickly convince the proprietor that they weren't talking about what they were talking about, so it's clear that Dewey is, as usual, clueless. Raylan rolls up to Derrick's place to continue his interrupted conversation with the young doper dealer, and finds the brothers beating on the young man. There is brief, mostly one-sided colloquy during which the brothers learn they are dealing with an armed Federal Marshal. They disengage and exit. Derrick, seemingly unaware that Rayan has just extricated him from a messy situation, resume being obnoxious to the man, but is told quite directly the he is to very gently break up with Loretta. Leaving Derrick's, Raylan places a call to Allison and leaves a message inviting him to meet him for a drink later, ostensibly to discuss Loretta. At the hospital, Jimmy uses a ruse to send Mara to a surprise clandestine meeting with Boyd, who wants to understand why she didn't give him up when Mooney brought her to the bar. She explains that she realizes that her husband is never going to be the same again, that's she's disillusioned with her life in America, and she wants to return to Latvia... except that there's this little matter of a pre-nuptial agreement which at this point would send her home with nothing. She wants the $300,000 that Boyd had offered her husband to help with Ava's case. Boyd agrees, but says he doesn't have that much cash on hand right then. At the bar, an assemblage of Boyd's drug distributors are growing restless awaiting his arrival, so Wynn Duffy starts the meeting attempting to reassure them that the new shipment will "arrive soon." The lack of specifics isn't satisfactory to many of the crew, and led by Cyrus, attempt to press the non-plussed Wynn. Boyd arrives just in time, and using the gift of gab which Wynn doesn't possess, calms the situation with a specific delivery date and by an offer of "drinks for everyone on the house." Raylan interrupts a meeting between ADA David Vasquez and Art Mullen to let them know that he's finished the paperwork on the Monroe case. They are aware that Raylan has appropriated Monroe's Mercedes, and Vasquez suggests that Raylan could even move into the money-launderer's mansion "to keep an eye on things. Art approves... as long as nothing comes back to bite him in the butt. After Vasquez leaves Art tells Raylan that when his Deputy had been in Florida, Sammy Tonin had tried calling him "not 24 hours before he turned up dead. Why would he do that?" Art asks, but Raylan truthfully pleads ignorance. Loretta shows up demanding to know what Raylan had done regarding Derrick. The Deputy Marshal thinks that she referencing the surly young man suddenly breaking up with her, but she pleads ignorance of that and says Derrick's gone missing without a word. They look at one another for a moment before Raylan tells her, "You want to find him, you'd best tell me what's going on!" What's going on is that Jay and Roscoe have Derrick at gun point digging a hole to retrieve the drugs he and Loretta had buried there two days earlier... but there's no drugs! The brothers become exasperated and decide "the bitch moved it on him." Jay tells Derrick "it might not be no consolation to you, but you was gonna be in this hole either way." By now the smart-mouth young man has no attitude left and pleads for his life just as Raylan shows up and knocks Roscoe silly with a shovel. As Jay makes to pull on him, Raylan beats him to the draw and asks, "You going to make be do the paperwork?" Jay reconsiders. After a brief confab, Raylan realizes that the brothers work for Durham "out of Memphis," and that Loretta is behind the whole deal. In the middle of the night on a deserted road, Sheriff Mooney pulls Mara over, yanks her roughly out onto the payment, and threatens her. He's not quite sure what's going on, only that she'd embarrassed him by not identifying Boyd as her husband's assailant, and had met with Boyd at the hospital the day before. With his pistol's muzzle on her lips, he tells her than she's better rethink things and come into the station house the next day and make a new statement. He sends her on her way. Still late at night, with Roscoe and Jay immobilized in flex cuffs, Raylan, Loretta and Derrick await the arrival of Dunham and his crew. When the Memphis crew arrives, Raylan asks conversationally, "I don't suppose you boys are unarmed?" Hot Rod replied that when he gets a call from "a Givens at this late hour, I get nervous." There follows some pointed palaver between Raylan and Hot Rod, who'd done some business with Arlo Givens in the old days which ends up with Raylan telling the Memphis drug boss that he shouldn't be surprised if things go bad when he goes into business with teenagers. He offers Dunham terms that "whatever happened between you and those kids gets squashed... no vendetta, no debt. You tell me it's over and it stays this way... this ends here tonight. Secondly, no one in your organization sets foot in Kentucky again... you keep in Memphis and you leave me and mine out of it." Dunham attempts to explain his side of it, but Raylan allows that he's ready for trouble, that he's a dead shot who will kill four of them before then can get their weapons out, and it'll all be legal because of his badge. The Memphis delegation must have accepted Raylan's terms because Raylan is driving a sullen Loretta and Derrick away from the meeting. He drops a disbelieving Derrick at a bus stop and orders him out of the car. He expects Loretta to accompany him, but she quietly stays put and drives off with Raylan. The next day as he drops her off at her house, he tells her he knows that she played him to get her out of the bad situation with Dunham. "I didn't play you, Raylan," she says as she exits the Mercedes. "You are who you are." Elsewhere in town, one of Boyd's dealers is having some fun with a strung-out Crackpot, running the boy down the sidewalk and shooting and hitting him with an air rifle when Teri, Johnny Crowder's whore/squeeze from Audry's, approaches the group to score some heroin. He tells her he's all out, but in response to her offer of a particular kinky sexual favor, he tells the girl that he has a fresh shipment of dope coming in that very night. At the brothel, Dewey's about to get into a threesome with his two swimming pool employees Mina and Teena when Wade knocks on his bedroom door and insists that it's about something important. He takes a reluctant Dewy out to the barroom where Daryl is enjoying himself with beer and female companionship. Daryl jumps up and comes over to give his apprehensive cousin an embrace. That this is an unwelcomed arrival is written all over Dewey's face. At the Marshal's HQ Art receives a returned call from his counterpart in Michigan, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Ed Kirkland. Art hopes Kirkland has some information about Sammy Tonin's whereabouts on the night that Nicky Augustine was killed at the airport in Lexington. At Raylan's borrowed mansion, he is entertaining Allison with several bottles of Monroe's better wines, briefing her on the resolution to Loretta's most recent difficulty. They talk openly about how Raylan is hoping to seduce her, and she tells him that it's not going to happen that hight, at least. After a brief pause, he tries a different tack. "Do you like to bowl?" he asks. At the hospital Mara is at Lee's bedside when he comes out of his coma just enough to croak her name. Boyd, Jimmy and Carl are out on a deserted road to meet the incoming drug shipment and come upon a very distressing scene. The drug vehicle is literally shot to pieces and its accompanying car has crashed as well. Bodies are strewn about. "Who the hell could have done all this?" Jimmy wonders. Boyd cooly surveys the scene, then issues his orders: "Clean it up... the cars, the bodies... all of it."
21 Jan 2014Description ▼
Boyd Crowder is having a testy, somewhat accusatory late night 'phone call with Wynn Duffy, trying to figure out who ripped off their heroin shipment from the Canadians. Raylan is enjoying his stay in Charles Monroe's mansion, entertaining Allison with some heavy foreplay when Art Mullen calls to let his Deputy known that Monroe is likely to be released from jail the next morrning and may come looking for him. Having progressed to the master bedroom, things become hot and heavy between Raylan and Allison when the burglar alarm in Monroe's Mercedes goes off. He shuts it down remotely, but moments later it sounds again. He excuses himself and goes down to discover Henry Granger leaning against the front fender weilding a baseball bat. Raylan thinks Monroe has sent him to intimidate him, but Henry acknowledges nothing and seems to be playing dumb as he departs. Raylan returns to the bedroom, prepared to resume his tryst with Allison but the interrupted moment of passion has passed... she's gotten dressed and is leaving. As advertised, the next morning Monroe has been sprung and finds Raylan quietly waiting for him in the courthouse lobby. Raylan explains that he may be free, but his house and vehicle are still in possession of the Marshal's service. Raylan also advises the Tonin money-launderer against sending anyone else to interfere with his evenings. Monroe pleads ignorance of any such activity, and tells Raylan that if he did come looking for him, it wouldn't be to set off car alarms. In Lee Paxton's ICU room, with Sheriff Moony listening in, Mara explains that in her country, if someone complains to the police, "their family finds them cut into pieces in a plastic bag." Paxton says that Mooney works for him, but Mara counters that Mooney has been terrorizing her, dragging her out of her car "face down in the road." Mooney hotly protests, but Paxton tells him that his number one priority to to make sure Mara is safe! Mooney explains that with Mara having changed her story regarding identifying Boyd, they'll never get a conviction for the assault. Paxton doesn't care about prosecution, and orders Mooney to kill Boyd. In the back of the bar, Jimmy roughly escorts Cyrus into the presence of Winn and Boyd. Winn takes Cyrus' pump BB gun from Jimmy, and as Boyd goes about finding out the how and the who of the heroin hijacking, Winn shoots the man with his own gun. Through a process of ratocinaction, Boyd has concluded that Cyrus must have divulged information about the shipment to a female, and he demands to know who she is. Cyrus only knows her as "Candy" because of a sexual favor she performs with mints in her mouth. Carl bursts in to tell Boyd "that Russian lady" is on the 'phone with "an emergency." He leaves Cyrus to continue bein interrogated, and plinked at, by Winn, Jimmy and Mike. At Marshals' HQ, Art is trying to learn how sure Raylan is that Monroe was behind his interrupted evening, and while unconvinced, feels it's prudent to have Rachel move into the mansion to provide "back-up in case the guy comes back heavy." Raylan objects, but it's a direct order. An obviously uneasy Dewey converses with his cousin Daryl over breakfast. Daryl talks business with Dewey, and among other things tells him that Boyd has ripped him off selling Audry's for $250,000 when another bar in a better location for being offered in the local classifieds for $150,000. He sends the hapless Dewey off to renegotiate with Boyd for a $100,000 rebate, of which Daryl is to get half. Rachel and Raylan are settling in with one another at Monroe's when Allison shows up. In conversation she lets on that she knows who their late night, buzz-kill visitor is. Boyd and her attorney visit Ava in prison. He hopes his lady can shed some light on the true identity of "Candy" but she's miffed that he's more concerned with the hijacking than her state of mind and welfare. They argue and as Boyd remains fixated on resolving the hijacking issue, Ava becomes increasingly bitter about her circumstances, losing faith in Boyd's ability to get her free. Raylan pays a visit to Henry Granger and it gets physical from the jump, with the Deputy Marshal taking the man's baseball bat to him. They discuss matters... it's Henry's position that Allison planted drugs in his home so that Family Court could take his son away from him. Raylan says "Whatever she did, she didnt do it to you. She did it because she thought it was the best way to do her job." (Seeing to the well-being of Henry Junior.) Henry's not happy, but Raylan warns him that if he comes near Allison again, "the best case scenario is that you wind up in jail. And that's the best case scenario!" In a rented room somewhere, Gloria and Monroe have enjoyed a sexual interlude. Turns out that he's concluded that the man who's interrupted Raylan the previous evening must have been an accomplice of hers, drawing the Deputy Marshal outside so that she could retrieve something of great value that had been cached inside. After some serious physical and psychological pressure, Monroe decides that she's trustworthy after all. She reminds him that Winn Duffy had installed a secret safe for him, so that he may have been responsible. Back at the mansion, Raylan shares with his housemate the substance of his conversation with Henry. Rachel challengers Raylan on just how much of a "good girl" he is will to trust that Allison is. The doorbell rings... it's Gloria Gloria's ploy is that she's there to check on the koi. The two Deputy Marshals are dubious, but then Monroe's "maid-not-the-housekeeper" asks how the Government is going to feel if "they miss out on $100,000 cause you wouldn't let me check on the pH?" She now has their attention, so they let her in. Boyd, having a better idea of how to find "Candy," sends Carl out to check the three most likely places where the whore would be. He stresses that she's to be brought back alive, and that no one is to know "that she's been took." Carl exits as a resolute Dewey enters. Boyd doesn't have time for any conversation, but Dewey persists, telling him that he feels he's been ripped off, citing the other establishment that Daryl had found for half the price. An impatient Boyd asks "Does this restaurant have blow jobs on the menu?" and when Dewey falters, Boyd asserts "Apples and oranges, son!" Dewey whiningly continues his arguement, retreating a bit only when Boyd retrieves a pistol, not for Dewey, but the mission he's preparing to undertake. In order to continue that task, Boyd gives Dewey an inspirational (but mostly B.S.) pep talk and tells him to go back and put his foot down with his cousin Daryl. Dewey doesn't fully buy into the motivational talk, but he's out of options. Back at Monroe's mansion, Raylan and Rachel watch as Gloria opens the secret safe to reveal several neat stacks of gold bullion bars. The Deputy Marshals improvise a plan whereby Gloria goes back to Monroe to tell him the safe was empty. They impress upon the reluctant woman that either she complies or goes to jail. In the Sheriff's office, Deputy Taylor tells Mooney that Mara has called and specifically asked for him to address Boyd's hassassing "drive-bys." He reluctantly responds to the Paxton home where he finds the front door open. He draws his sidearm and cautiously enters. On the second floor he sees a nearly naked Mara getting dressed. He licks his lips, smiles and is taken by surprise by Boyd, gun drawn, behind him. Mara draws her robe around her and strides out, slugs the Sheriff in the face, grabs him savagely by his nether regions, and tells the sweating man that he shouldn't have mistreated her when he pulled her over on the road the other night. Now Mooney is scared, and trembling, weakly tells Boyd that he shouldn't kill a sheriff. Boyd wants Mooney to tell Paxton that he's killed him as Paxton had directed, while Mara takes the position that the Sheriff can't be trusted, and should simply be killed right there. The trembling Mooney's choice is simple: comply or die. Gloria is on the 'phone with Monroe as Rachel and Raylan stand by. "Look, baby, I'm sorry, but your gold is gone," seems to sell the scam. In response to Raylan's question, Gloria reports "He says he's going to go kill Duffy." Having diner in his motor home, Winn is informed by the omnipresent Mike that "Givens is here." The Marshal tells the bemused gangster that he's actually there to protect him from the man who's been laundering his money for the past three years, and allows as how he might have led Monroe to think that the man who'd installed his secure safe had robbed him. Shots are heard from without, and Ralan and Duffy exit to find Mike at Rachel's gunpoint, his hands clasped behind his head, and a grievously wounded Monroe clinging to life on the ground. Rachel tells Raylan that Mike pulled and fired on Monroe before she'd cleared leather. Raylan is impressed, but Winn tells him, "Mikey's a stone killer... why do you think I keep him around?" Mara and Boyd are having a calm conversation over a drink at the bar, discussing how her husband's statement against Ava will still stand if he dies before recanting it. They discuss ways to make Paxton believe that Mooney has discharged his commission and killed Boyd. Mara has Boyd remove his shirt so she can inspect his tattoos. After first suggesting that Boyd part with a distinctively tattoo'd part of his body, Mara comes up with the idea of duplicating one of Boyd's tats on a dead body, noting that since she's married to a funeral director, obtaining a corpse would not be an issue. As Boyd puts his shirt back on, Mara smiles and asks him, "What about you? Can you find a dead body? Can you find more than one?" At Monroe's, with Rachel relieved of her back-up role, Raylan and Allison are having a quiet late evening libation, musing about their relationship and the events of the past several days. She notes that Raylan seems to have a track record of being involved with "bad girls," and wants to know how sure the Deputy Marshal can be sure she's not one as well. They head for the bedroom. Dewey has returned to a deserted Audry's, hollering for Wade. Daryl comes out of the backroom and tells his cousin that he's sent everyone home and closed up, and asks if Dewey had gotten the money back from Boyd. Dewey has taken Boyd's pep talk to heart and tells Daryl that the place is his business, that Daryl has no part in it, and that Dewey wants him gone! Daryl is amused at Dewey's new-found testicularity, and tells him fine, but before he hits the road, he offers to share with Dewey the real reason why he's not realizing more from the "goldmine" he owns. He leads Dewey into the backroom where Jean Baptiste and Danny Crowe are guarding a bound Wade who's on his knees with his upper body stuffed in a washing machine. Under questioning, Wade admits to Dewey that he's been skimming for Boyd, that the bar has actually been making around $3,000 a week instead of the $500-$600 as its owner thought. When Daryl asks how they get rid of bodies around there, Dewey is taken aback. "Hold on... you gonna kill him?" Daryl responds by handing his cousin a handgun. "He didn't steal from me ! You are!" Boyd is drinking alone at the bar when the backdoor opens and Carl drags in a steamer trunk. Inside is a bound and gagged Teri, whimpering in terror. After Carl removes the gag, Boyd asks, "Where is he?" Sniveling and skaking, she says she doesn't know, only that he wanted her to find out when the shipment was coming in and then call him. Boyd takes her cell' 'phone and punches up a number. A familiar voice answers, "Hey, darling." Boyd calmly responds, "Hello, Cousin Johnny."
4Over the Mountain
28 Jan 2014Description ▼
After Dewey receives orders to kill Wade Messer, Raylan is informed that Messer has been working as a confidential informant. Meanwhile, Boyd confronts cousin Johnny on his betrayal and puts a tail on him to find out more. |
5Shot All to Hell
04 Feb 2014Description ▼
Sheriff Mooney calls Lee Paxton late at night, telling him of an anonymous tip leading him to a number of unaccounted for dead bodies of criminals "stashed away" in one of Paxton's funeral homes. Paxton thinks a moment, then "You told me he was dead, you sonovabitch!" He hangs up, swings his feet out of bed and snaps his bedside light on... to discover the decidedly alive Boyd sitting at the end of the bed. When he reaches into that bedside table drawer, Boyd holds up Lee's own snobnose revolver. "Looking for this? he calmly asks, then notes that "disposing of murder victims for money leaves a bad taste in a Christian's mouth," and goes on to paint Paxton's future humiliation. "Your reputationn is ruined. Your good word is worthless, but death will not be the end of your suffering." With that, he presses Paxton's revolver in his hand and forces the weakened older man to shoot himself under his mouth as blood spatter sprays the bedroom wall behind him. An adroitly staged suicide. In Windsor, Ontario Al Sura ("The Canadian," ) is headed to his car when he is interdicted by Elias Marcos holding a suppressed pistol. Uh oh! Not a good sign. He tells Al (who insists that his name is Eric) that he knows he ratted out everyone several days earlier in the Detroit Federal Marshals' office, and he wants to know everything that Al has told the Marshals. To encourage his forthrightness, he fires with a single round through his left hand. Al quickly gives up everything he had disclosed to Art, and is executed anyway. At the Child Welfare Protective Services office, Social Worker Allison finishes off the paperwork so Wendy Crowe can take custody of her youngest brother Kendal. They are joined by Raylan who engages in some back and forth about Kendal's welfare, noting that he was "14 years old and slinging beers to whores and johns." Allison says that Wendy is taking Kendal back to Florida. Raylan wants Wendy to pass along to her other brothers that he wants them out of Kentucky, and that he's reinstating Daryl's parole. "And because this is America, I'm going to file enough injunctions that he gets to stay wherever he pleases, as long as he pleases." It's her exit line as she leave with Kendal in tow. Art is staking out a diner where Winn Duffy and the omnipresent Mike are having breakfast when Ethan Picker shows up and joins them. Art has also been watching another man in a rental car for the past hour, talking on a cell' 'phone. It is Marcos, and when exits his vehicle and starts to follow Picker, Art interdicts him. Terse conversation ensues as Art strongly dissuades him from entering the diner. Marcos resists and tries to continue, but when Art talks about arresting him, Marcos returns to his car. Art snaps a photo of him with his cell' 'phone. There's a hyper-tense confrontation in the diner as Art intrudes on the gathering between Wynn, Mike and Picker. He has convinced Picker to come and have "a word" with him, and as they rise from the booth, Art sees that Marcos has entered. The Chief Marshal whispers to their waitress that as quickly and quiety as possible, she needs to clear all the patrons from the premises. Before she has a chance to even start, Marcos grabs her and pushes her into a booth seat. As Duffy casually cracks wise, kabitzing from the sidelines, Marcos tries to get Picker alone with him but Art manages to stand him down, and he leaves after making threats in Greek to Picker about his family. Art takes Picker on an escorted walk. Dewey Crowe is being reflective in his trailer with his two preferred whores, Mina and Teena. He's still bothered by the murder he did at Daryl's insistance. He seems to have had what appears to have been some sort of epiphany after his recent lethal event with Wade Messer. Boyd walks into his bar and is served by Jimmy, then engages in some roundabout unpleasant banter with Daryl and Jean Baptiste who want restitution for the one-sided deal he pulled on Dewey. Boyd and Jimmy run the two Florida visitors out of the bar at gunpoint. Art and Picker are in the conference room at the Marshals' offices when U.S. Attorney David Vasquez shows up with Marcos' file at the same time that Raylan walks into HQ.Hot Rod Dunham meets up with Boyd, and after reminiscing about his adventures decades earlier with the late Bo Crowder, offers to make reparations for the double-cross he pulled with Johnny Crowther. Boyd tries to enlist Dunham in his prospective smuggling of Mexican heroin but Dunham is dubious. Raylan finds out from Tim and Rachel that Art had been in Detroit the previous week, and insists on accompanying Vasquez into the meeting between Art and Picker. Vasquez reveals that Marcos is "Theo Tonin's consigliere and one man Praetorian guard... went with him to Tunisia." Picker suddenly remembers Raylan from the armed show-down at Raylan's old Evarts High School ("") the previous year. Vasquez adds that Tonin had left Tunisia "two days ago seeking help for his heart ailment." Raylan finally wangles a one-on-one session with Picker. Boyd and an old mine worker friend, Hayes Workman, are out on a railroad bridge having a serious midday discussion about mortality. Raylan and Picker have an exchange of not-so-veiled threats of the blackmail variety as Raylan wants the criminal to give up Marcos' whereabouts. "I want you to think about something," Raylan says, drawing his seat closer to Picker. "The reason you are in a position to blackmail me is because of things I do... things you've witnessed me do." This seems to clarify the matter for Picker. Boyd, recent widow Mara Paxton and a nervous Mooney meet in a local restaurant. Mooney wants his payoff for swearing a statement that Lee Paxton confessed to his part in the corpse conspiracy in his final 'phone call before his "suicide." Boyd excuses himself to got to the rest room tells Mooney he's "going to get you what you got coming to you." No sooner does he leave than Workman strides in and shouts out, "Sheriff Mooney, this is what you get when you cross my family!" He pulls a revolver from a paper bags and shoots the surprised Sheriff twice point blank in the chest, then leaves as other patrons scream and scramble for cover. Mara, her face lined with blood spatter, is rejoined by Boyd who calmly sits down and explains that Workman "has the black lung and ain't long for this world, won't even see a trial. But in six months time his wife and his boys will have enough money to give them a leg up in this life." Mara realizes that that money was supposed to be hers, which fact Boyd confirms, and orders her to leave Harlan County..."and don't come back!" Boyd leaves her sitting there as the sounds of sirens grows lounder. Boyd and Ava's attorney meet with the incarcerated woman in the county jail, as the "good news" is explained to her: with Lee Paxton and Sheriff Mooney dead, the case against Ava is falling apart and she should be out-processed in the morning. Boyd tells the lawyer he wants some private time with his fiancee so he puts on his Walkman headset and turns away. Boyd and Ava exchange optimistic endearments before their visit is over. Back at Audry's bar, Wendy walks in with her little brother in tow, and explains to a blustering Daryl that if he wants to keep Kendal around, he needs to find him "a better place to lay his head" than a bar and a whore house. They fight about Kendal while Kendal resists his brother Danny's aggressive behavior as Jean Baptiste looks on. Wendy suddenly realizes that Daryl's plan is to keep her around instead of returning to Florida. Raylan and Art are searching a truck and container warehouse where Picker indicated that Marcos would be holed up. Their seach has been unproductive, and Raylan casually asks Art why he was looking for Picker and had gone to Detroit. Just as casually, Art ignores the question when Marcos suddenly appears firing a large capacity semi-automatic shotgun. Art and Raylan duck for cover throwing ineffectual shots over their shoulders. Marcos keeps advancing as Art reloads his pistol while Raylan stealthily works his way around behind the Tonin thug and kills him with one well-placed shot. "Sh-t, though!" Art exclaims, "that's our link to Theo Tonin dead and gone." Back in county jail, Ava is having her hair done by fellow inmate Sally when the sadistic pint-sized guard Albert Fekus enters the cell to perform an unscheduled "toss" for contraband. The two women step back, and Fekus quickly finds a shank under Ava's mattress, then lightly pricks himself in the stomach with it before dragging its sharp point across the back of his left forearm, causing it to bleed. As a horrified Ava recoils, Sally apologizes for her part in this set-up, then hollars down the hall, "She shanked a guard! Ava shanked a guard!" Fekus calls on his walkie-taklie, "Man down! Help! Help! Man down." Back at the container warehouse, a heavily-armed Marshals' SWAT team is searching the premises as Marcos' body lays beneath a yellow plastic sheet. One officer notices blood pooling by a container door; they open it to find a sickly and bandaged Theo Tonin bundled up in a lawn chair. At Marshals' HQ, AUSA Vasquez, Rachel, Tim, Raylan and several other Deputy Marshals are toasting the capture of Theo Tonin while Art is in his office on the 'phone taking congratulatory calls. Raylan's still trying to garder information about Picker, but Vasquez notes that with Art's retirement just eight months away, the capture of the old Detroit crime boss is a fitting cap to his law enforcement career. In Audry's otherwise deserted barroom, instead of having gone out for groceries Danny is reading a copy of
6Kill the Messenger
11 Feb 2014Description ▼
An attack on Alison sends Raylan to Harlan in search of payback. Boyd scrambles to arrange protection for Ava. |
25 Feb 2014Description ▼
Daryl and Danny gear up for their latest job for Boyd... automatic weapons required. Daryl claps Kendal on the shoulder and tells him he's in charge at Audry's while they're gone. For his part, Danny shoots the youngest Crowe brother a not-so-brotherly wink. In prison, Penny opens a conversation with Ava who has waited in vain for a visit from Boyd, about "staying alive." The Crowder-Crowe crew visit Dunham's empty warehouse in Memphis, and Boyd resolves to head to Mexico "to bring back my 25 kilos of heroin." 7:00 am at Marshals' HQ where Deputy U.S. Marshal Nelson Dunlop informs Raylan that Art has left Raylan in charge of walk-ins. Right on cue Larry Salmeron walks-in. He's there to reclaim his backgammon winnings, $250,000, which "you people took from me." When he mentions that his on-line gaming site of choice is owned by Charles Monroe (""), Raylan takes notice. He checks out the site, but the home page now serves up a notice which reads: "This Domain Seized By The US Marshall
8Whistle Past the Graveyard
04 Mar 2014Description ▼
Boyd has some 'splainin' to do to Yoon and Ruiz... bodies were, depite multiple warnings, dropped South of the Border. Just as it appears that the Southern USA delegation has blown it and will not only loose their drug connection, but forfeit the heroin they've purchased and not given a refund, that silver-tongued Harlan entrepreneur persuades Ruiz to call Yoon back to ask him to reconsider. Yoon doe s reconsider, and the Crowder-Crowe contingent is soon on its way North to meet up with, Flores, an associate of Daryl's who is apparently able to navigate the International frontier with contraband. Kendal is picked up by his "Uncle Jack" who takes the boy and Wendy to breakfast. While Wendy takes a bathroom break to compose herself. Jack and Kendal abscond to the Cedar Point, Ohio amusement park over the protestations of Wendy via cell' 'phone. She returns to Audry's to find Michael "looking for a man named Jack Anderson. Heard he might be found here." Wendy stalls him, then sneaks the sawed-off shotgun out from under the bar, uses it to blow up two of the tires on Michael's car and take off. Raylan stops in at Allison's with the gift of a bikini and an invitation to accompany him to Florida so he can visit with his new baby daughter. That "Caller #7" money is just burning a hole in his pocket. But Wendy calls asking him for help getting Kendal back in return for which she'll fill him in on her brothers' activities in Mexico. Kendal and Jack are in the middle of their trip to Ohio when Jack gets an unwelcomed 'phone call. When he rings off, he suggests that they change their destination to Six Flags, Texas. Kendal figures out Jack's on the lam from something, and tells him "You know, I'm not a kid anymore, okay? So tell me the truth. Are you in trouble?" Jack comfabulates a silly story about defending a woman's honor and having to get away from the guy who he put in the hospital with a pool cue. Kendal goes along with the explanation, but Jack suggests that Kendal return home. Kendal would rather stick with his uncle. In prison, Ava and Penny duck into an unoccupied bathroom where, with Ava biting down on a toilet paper roll, Penny dislocates her left shoulder, then hollers for medical help. Wendy meets up with Raylan and they set off to find Kendal. Jack tries to get Kendal to help him steal a car. They argue, and Kendal insists Jack stop lying to him about everything, starting with he's figured out that Jack is actually his dad and that Wendy is his mom, not his sister. They're temporarily interrupted by a Senior Citizen who drives off in the car they were about to steal. Then Jack finally comes clean about what he's been doing, skimming money from poker games he's been running with oil field workers, the bulk of the ill-gotten $35,000 being from the guy who's pursuing him. Almost on cue, Michael shows up and Jack hightails it with the bag of money, leaving Kendal to hear Michael declaim with disgust, "What a pussy!" In the infirmary, prison nurse Rowena tends to Ava's injured shoulder. Rowena offers to dispense some aspirin for the pain, and Ava quietly tells her "I was told that you might have a way to bring in some more powerful pain killers." When she doesn't bite, Ava starts to repeat herself, but Rowena angrily cuts her off, telling her "If you dislocated your own shoulder just for that, you're an idiot," and dismisses her. Wendy is riding with Raylan who wants to know what her brothers and cousin are doing in Mexico. She 'fesses up about the true relationship of Kendal to Jack and her. Raylan tries to get back to her family's current criminal activities, but she stalls him until they get Kendal back. Her 'phone rings and it's an unnerved Jack, pleading for help from her. "We got to scare up one of your brothers... Darryl, Dilly, Danny... whoever. I messed up bad, really bad. He's got Kendal." (Dilly? That's how out of touch Jack's been.) Raylan waxes philosophical with Wendy: "Sometimes shooting out a man's tires ain't enough. Maybe he had a second car or a second driver keeping tabs on the situation. Or maybe just just a bad dude at hunting people down." Wendy is perplexed at how Michael found her son and his father before a U.S. Marshal could. Raylan doesn't care... his sole interest is in getting Kendal back so that Wendy will hold up her part of the deal and inform on her brothers. Ava is braced by Judith in the prison mess hall. They discuss religion and how men are at the root of all their collective problems. Judith reminds Ava that she is responsible for getting the drugs importation operation back up and running. In a shopping center somewhere, Jack gets off the 'phone with Michael after setting up a meet to exchange Kendal for the $35,000 cash... which is actually only $20,000 at this point. Wendy and her ex bicker about assigning blame, until Raylan sets them straight, telling Jack: "You're born to lose. Lose well, for once. You might earn some respect." That night Boyd and Daryl, with the rest of their crew following in a rented sedan, cross the dessert toward the border, they are stopped by police cars overtaking them with flashing lights. The head Federale shakes them down for $1,000. When Daryl objects, the price is immediately jacked up to $2,000. Boyd resignedly pays it, then guns come out a second time and they take the truck as well. Raylan, Jack and Wendy meet up with Michael returning Kendal, and the exchange is progressing smoothly 'til Michael says he's not there for the money so much as to beat on Jack who, when Michael's son, Jack's partner, caught him skimming, put him in a coma with a brick to the head and "then ran like a pussy." Raylan announces "a new deal," arresting both men, Jack because he's a fugitive and Michael because he's "a dick." When Michael lays out Jack with a couple of sneak punches, Raylan clubs him to the ground with his pistol. As the local police take Jack and Michael into custody, Wendy comes clean with Kendal and asks him how he "wants it to go now?" He avers that he doesn't care, derisively calling her "Sis." In the prison showers, Rowena, escorted by Corrections Officer Barbour, catches up with Ava, angry that she was so indiscreet as to approach her in the infirmary. But she agrees to be the conduit for the drugs smuggling into the prison on two conditions: that Ava never let Judith know that she's the connection, #1, and #2, that whoever Ava's man is on the outside, he perform an unspecified task for her. Ava agrees. Raylan tries giving Kendal some life advice and a straight-from-the-heart pep talk, but the jaded 15-year-old is way past any of that "from a cop." Raylan shrugs and makes to leave, giving the lad the remainder of his ill-gotten "Caller #7" money, and reassuring Kendal that he wants nothing from him in return. From big-sister-turned-mother Wendy, he learns that all she knew was that her brothers were in Mexico, that she was just stringing him along until they'd gotten Kendal back. Raylan sighs and muses that he could have "been in Florida 'bout now." On the prison ward, Ava tells Judith "it's coming in," but declines to say how, explaining that she neither knows, nor understands, the woman preacher... and doesn't buy into that part of it either. "That whole God thing... that doen't add up." At a cantina somewhere in Mexico, Boyd and Daryl and the boys are celebrating getting away with the dope in the car, and with the problem with the bodies in the track now belonging to the corrupt Mexican police. At the appointed time, Aguilar, Darryl's transportation connection, shows up and agrees to get the drugs the rest of the way across the border in return for one of the 50 kilos. They agree to swap vehicles and meet in Gavelston. But something's up and Boyd can't figure it out 'til Jimmy, who's fairly fluent in Spanish, tips them to an overheard conversation between two of the henchman, and, that indicates Daryl had this particular play set up all along. They decide to play along. Raylan pays a late night booty call to Allison and while she declines some wine, he opens a bottle of beer while he briefs her on the recovery of Kendal. Then she delivers the news to the Deputy Marshal: "I'm breaking it off." Raylan's response? A simple "How about that."
11 Mar 2014Description ▼
Somewhere in Texas near the Mexican border, Carl, Dewey and Danny, in wreckers with vehicles on the hook, meet up with the drugs shipment in a refridgerated truck of fish. The 49 packets of heroin are removed and secreted under the front bumpers of the cars on tow. They set off for Kentucky, the Crowe cousins in one truck, Carl, who refuses to have Dewey as a passenger because of his body odor, in the other. Carl 'phones Boyd and Daryl to tell them their shipment is on its way. Daryl and Boyd have a heart-to-heart, as Daryl tries to flatter Boyd, and Boyd tells Daryl that he has figured out that the Crowes shot down Dunham's men in the desert without provocation, not in self-defense. He also tells him that he's aware that Daryl had the importation plan set up with Aguilar in advance. Daryl admits it, and compliments Boyd on how sharp an operator he is. Drinking alone in a bar in the afternoon trying to figure out where it went wrong with Allison, Raylan is picked up by Kayla, a $1,000 a day hooker who "for you," offers a cut rate of $500 to accompany him to Florida. Later, Rayln leaves the bar alone, in the rain, gets in his car and books a flight to Miami. He looks at a folder containing law enforcement reports and photos of the bodies of Johnny Crowder and Hot Rod Dunham's men from their demise in the Mexican desert. In the Memphis office of the DEA, Raylan, hoping to get a line on Dunham, meets with Agent Henkins who points him to DEA Agent Miller who's practicing his shooting skills in the basement range, nipping at a flask between reloads. After introductions are made, Miller decides that he should accompany Raylan in his seach for Durham. Boyd visits Ava in prison where he asks after her and pays her compliments. Ava is all business though, and tells Boyd that he will be contacted by her friend, and he is to help her and do whatever favor she asks of him. She cuts the visit short, and returns to her cell. Wendy visits Kendal pouring drinks at Audry's. Enter Daryl, to tell his sister that all went well and that they will all soon be rich. Wynn Duffy sips coffee while he takes a call from Boyd as Picker sits across from him in a hotel room. He and Picker must head down to Harlan to meet with Boyd and Daryl. Raylan and the two DEA agents enter Dunham's warehouse and find brothers Jay and Roscoe. The former greets Miller by name. They leave the two men in Henkens' custody while they head off to investigate another of Dunham's properties. Prison nurse Rowena enters Johnny's bar looking for Boyd, but bartender Caleb plays dumb 'til Boyd emerges from the rear to take the meeting Ava had (sorta) prepped him for. Her demand for her part in the smuggling operation? Boyd helps Rowena "get me my retribution" against a man who murdered her prison partner Vernon by burning her house down with her in it. Back in the warehouse, Henkens keeps watch over the handcuffed brothers who are annoying him with their smack talk. In retaliation, he tells them that half of Dunham's crew were found dead in Mexico in the back of a truck with traces of heroin in it. The surprised brothers quickly assess their situation, rise and advance toward an uncertain Henkens who has drawn his pistol. While the agent vacillates, Rosco gets close enough to skull butt him to the floor, unconscious. "Get his keys," Rosco says. Stringing Henkens up by his manacles, Rosco calls the location where Dunham is bound in captivity, and tells his captor Ali that "Boyd Crowder hit back. You tell Hot Rod he give us where Boyd at, maybe he lives." Ali approaches Dunham and puts the slug on him, demanding he give up Boyd's location. He agrees to to spare a further beating, and asks for a pencil to draw a map to Boyd's place in Harlan. Miller and Raylan pull up outside Dunham's auto-towing business and as they exit their vehicle, hear a single shot. Entering the premises, guns at the ready, they find Ali, his own gun in hand, clutching at his throat. They order him to drop his weapon and he does as his falls to the floor. He is rapidly exsanguinating from a pencil driven deep into his neck, and dies silently. Miller finds Dunham gutshot on the floor and rushes to his side. "Just like you to show up two minutes late," he tells the DEA agent. He recognizes Raylan as well. The Deputy U.S. Marshal tells explains his presence, telling the old drug lord "Johnny Crowder and three of your boys turned up dead in Mexico." Dunham, even in extremis, grasps the situation. "At the hands of Boyd Crowder. Damn Crowders!" He is interrupted by a paroxysm of coughing, then asks "Miller, you got the flask?" as Raylan calls for an ambulance. Miller and Dunham reminisce a bit as the man takes a final pull on Miller's flask, and dies as sirens sound in the distance. "Aw, hell!" Miller says as he retrieves his flask and recaps it. Boyd visits Elmont Swain in a nursing home. He sizes Raylan up and, drawing a revolver from beneath his pillow, says "She sent you here, didn't she?" Boyd closes the door behind him and sits down with the old man. In colloquy, Boyd learns that Swain's daughter, incarcerated on a bad check charge, died as a result of some heroin smuggled into prison by Vernon, Swain's reason for killing the woman. Boyd says he'd've done the same thing to anyone who'd killed his woman. Swain tells him he'd better go, but Boyd says he can't, and offers to arrange for the dying man... bad heart, bad liver... to leave the facility and "live out your days like a king." Swain is interested. As the coroner's people remove the bodies from Dunham's garage, Miller tells Raylan that Henkens, suffering from a concussion, has been rescued from the abandoned warehouse, and that Dunham had been his confidential informant for 15 years, giving him tips on his competition. They then set off to find Boyd. Boyd is on his cell' 'phone with Carl who informs him he's "two hours away" but that he's lost the other tow truck with Danny and Dewey who aren't answering their own 'phones. Boyd tells him to keep trying, and that he has important business to do for Ava. Dewy and an increasingly impatient Danny are pulled over on the side of a road, lost, as Dewey wrestles with technology in the form of a cell' 'phone with no signal and a malfunctioning GPS device. Danny threatens his cousin physically, and endlessly abuses him verbally. Caleb's reading the newspaper alone at Johnny's bar when Jay and Rosco enter, looking for Boyd. Caleb hangs tough 'til Jay sticks his pistol into Caleb's mouth. In their prison dormatory, Ava is confronted by an angry and strung out Lara who blames Ava for the interruption of their heroin supply. Ava tries to explain to her that "it's coming," but the woman is obdurate 'til Judith steps in and takes a stronger approach. Lara pockets her prison shiv and backs down. Raylan and Miller enter a deserted Johnny's bar where the DEA agent refils his flask from the bottle of Maker's Mark left on the bar. They discover Caleb bound and gagged with duct tape on the floor behind the bar. He sends them after Jay and Rosco who'd followed Boyd to Audry's. There's a big sit-down around a table at Audry's between Boyd, Daryl, Wynn and Picker where terms and percentages are discussed. Daryl wants 20%, while Picker and Wynn counter with 10%. Outside, Jay approaches the meeting place where Jimmy and Wynn's omnipresent bodyguard Mike are standing guard. They bar Jay from entering, but the distraction allows Rosco, guns drawn, to come up on their right flank and take control of the scene. Jimmy and Mike are marched in at gun point to disrupt the meeting as Jay gets the drop on everyone and offers his terms. The money or the drugs, and allows the men at the table to chose which. Boyd's silver tongue springs into action and he starts to explain an alternative view of what might transpire next when Raylan and Miller enter with the drop on everyone. Ordering the brothers to drop their weapons, they decline and Rosco, citing Shakespeare's "King Lear," starts a lengthy rap the upshot of which is that they just want what they feel is their well-deserved piece of the action. Miller again commands him to drop his gun and gives him "three seconds" to comply. Rosco keeps talking and a fast three seconds later Miller drops the man with a single shot as Jay yells "NOOOOOOOOO!" With both Miller and Raylan commanding him to disarm, and Picker, Boyd and Daryl watching intently, a distraught Jay takes several long and tense seconds before finally complying. With the authorities taking Jay into custody, Miller and Raylan have a brief discussion. Raylan says he has to go back to Lexington to "finish up some things," He leaves, as Miller wwatches him go, pulling from his flask. Raylan and Jimmy take Elmont Swain for a ride in his pick-up truck where, when Boyd, giving Swain assurances, stops and exits to relieve himself, Jimmy garrots the old man. Boyd calls Rowena to tell her "It's done." All that's missing from the scene are the cannoli. In the trailer behind Johnny's bar, Kendal and Wendy are playing double solitaire when Daryl, out on bail, enters. He opens a bureau drawer looking for another deck of cards to join them. When Kendal tries to stop him, Daryl persists and finds the envelope with the almost $2,000 "Caller #7" money that Raylan had given him. Kendal tells him it's money he's "stole from the johns," but Daryl declares he's keeping it for himself. The lad leaves in disgust as Daryl has a discussion with his sister, tells he he can't understand why she wants to leave now that the Crowes are on the cusp of taking over "the entire heroin business" in Kentucky, and all that he has to do is kill three more people! Wendy's not happy. Ava enters the prison infirmary to get her scheduled Hepatitis B shot from Rowena who tells her that Boyd has acquitted himself admirably on her behalf. Then she switches up and says there's one further condition, Ava has to kill Judith. Ava's not happy. Raylan walks into Marshals' HQ late that evening just as Art is leaving. They have a confrontation which leaves both men unsatisfied. Miller is driving alone on the highway that night listening to county music when he spots one of Dunham's wreckers towing a car headed the other way. He spins around, overtakes the tow truck and pulls it over. He orders the Crowe cousins out of the truck but only Danny exits, sheath knife in hand. There is brief discussion while Danny refuses to comply, and the two men are about to test the "21-foot rule" when Dewey, who has surreptitiously slid behind the wheel, steps on the gas, clips Danny and as the DEA agent puts three rounds of.357 Magnum into the driver's windshield, runs Miller down before hightailing it down the road. A bloody, banged up Johnny draws himself erect and watches the tow truck disappear into the night.
Dewey tries to turn his latest score into a ticket out of Harlan. Ava decides to survive on her own in Trambull. Raylan follows Boyd's heroin trail to the Crowes and is introduced to the 21-foot rule.
When Art is shot and is in critical condition, the marshals round up the usual suspects, until an unlikely person confesses. Meanwhile, Ava prepares for the fallout for killing Judith, and Boyd tries to make a new deal with Wynn.
01 Apr 2014Description ▼
The marshals needs to make a deal with Boyd to take down Darrell Crowe Jr., but Dewey unexpectedly gets in the way. Meanwhile, Ava's enemies in prison begin to make their move against her. |
08 Apr 2014Description ▼
The Mexican cartel catches up with Boyd and demands payback for the dead bodies, Ava goes on the offensive after being accused of snitching, and Wendy faces a hard choice after she learns that Kendal will be tried as an adult. |
1Fate's Right Hand
20 Jan 2015Description ▼
Raylan turns to Dewey Crowe to help make a new federal case against Boyd Crowder, but he is not interested. Meanwhile, Boyd begins launching new plans that will take him beyond Harlan. |
27 Jan 2015Description ▼
Raylan sets out to find out more about the mysterious group buying up land in Harlan, Boyd tries to make a profit off the ledger from the bank heist, and Ava is stuck in the middle of everything. |
03 Feb 2015Description ▼
Boyd makes the uncomfortable discovery that the man he is trying to rob is very dangerous, and Raylan tries to put the squeeze on Boyd's explosives supplier. |
4The Trash and the Snake
10 Feb 2015Description ▼
Raylan and Boyd separately find out why Avery Markham is buying up all the land in Harlan, as well as the consequences if you don't cooperate. Meanwhile, Katherine Hale pays an unexpected visit to Ava. |
17 Feb 2015Description ▼
Ava tries to find a way to escape from everything, Boyd decides to stay in Harlan and compete with Avery Markham, and Katherine Hale and Wynn Duffy come up with a plan to see if Ava is an informant. |
24 Feb 2015Description ▼
Raylan investigates a murder. Meanwhile, Boyd is forced to revisit his mining days. |
03 Mar 2015Description ▼
Raylan takes a break from the case to take a visit from Winona and their daughter, Boyd takes Ava to his cabin to confront her about her loyalty, and Ty is on the run without any help after the shootout with the marshals. |
8Dark as a Dungeon
10 Mar 2015Description ▼
Raylan begins to break his ties to Harlan as he pursues a new lead and makes a new alliance to take down Boyd. Meanwhile, a desperate Ty comes to Boyd and Ava with a proposition.
17 Mar 2015Description ▼
Ava must decide who to trust. Avery Markham's plans for Harlan are derailed by a new bid for power. Boyd gets closer to his dream of riches, but an unexpected betrayal causes him to question Ava's loyalty. |
24 Mar 2015Description ▼
With Avery Markham and Wynn Duffy's help, Raylan sets up a trap for Boyd. But Ava informs Raylan that he didn't take the bait and offers up a new route to put Boyd away for good. |
11Fugitive Number One
31 Mar 2015Description ▼
Raylan goes after Ava after she shoots Boyd and steals the ten million dollars, but Art calls him off the chase. Meanwhile, Avery sets out to kill Boyd, and Katherine sets out to kill Wynn. |
07 Apr 2015Description ▼
Raylan and Boyd head for the mountains to find Ava, whose plan to escape with Uncle Zachariah has hit a dead end. But will Avery Markham get to her first? |
14 Apr 2015Description ▼
In the series finale, one last battle between Raylan, Boyd and Ava will determine who--if anyone--gets out of Harlan alive. |
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