Justified recap: Head for the Hills

The hunt for Drew Thompson momentarily unites Raylan and Boyd, who decide the best man will win (so Wynn Duffy?)
Ep. 05 | Aired Feb 5, 2013

BIG BUSINESS Boyd (Walton Goggins) and Wynn (Jere Burns) make a deal... for those antlers.

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After his rescue, Boyd phoned Wynn and told him he’d probably have Drew for him within a week. In exchange, he wants half the heroin business in the state of Kentucky. Wynn gave in a little too quickly, I thought. When he hung up, we saw why: Johnny was there, fuming because he thought they had a deal. “Mr. Crowder, I can promise him a rocket ship and a goddamn unicorn,” Wynn said. The point is, once Wynn has Drew, Johnny is free to kill Boyd.

Colt grilled Shelby some more about Ellen May at Shelby’s home, and Shelby told him that one of his men had been there at the Reliance gas station and saw Ellen May climb into an 18-wheeler. She seemed to know the driver. Colt told him to come to him and not Boyd with any news and he’d take care of it. Colt left and Shelby went back to his dinner... with Ellen May. She’d been hiding under the table in the next room. Shelby wanted her to hear Colton, so she’d believe him when he said that Colt was supposed to kill her. After his conversation with Cassie, Shelby knew that Ellen May must know something that could hurt Boyd if Boyd was worried she’d unburdened her soul. Shelby wants Ellen May to help him take Boyd down and promised he wouldn’t let anything happen to her.

We cut to Boyd, who was meeting with Arlo’s lawyer. He's paying for her, and he hadn’t known about Arlo’s deal to exchange Drew for his freedom before Raylan mentioned it. Now that he does, he paid the lawyer extra to shut the deal down. She agreed to it.

Raylan made good on his promise to pay Josiah another visit if he didn’t find Drew on that hill. Only he didn’t find Josiah at home -- he just found his ankle bracelet, and then his foot. It’d been cut off. “Well, my goodness,” Raylan said. Looks like we’re searching for Josiah next week!

Your turn. What did you think of the episode?

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