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Justified “Over the Mountain” 

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX
Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Wade’s not that easy to kill, Johnny’s (clearly) still got a thing for Ava, Boyd’s got Hot Rod problems, Art spends some quality time in Detroit and Raylan hits the Crowes below the belt.  All in all, it was a great episode.

Dewey Makes a Mess 

We know how much of a screw up Dewey is, but even I was surprised at how bad he was at killing Wade. I had hoped Wade might make it out of all this alive, but his luck had to run out sometime, which is both good and bad for Dewey. Darryl Crowe is certainly smarter than he looks. Not only does he want Dewey to take care of his own mess, but by having Dewey kill Wade it makes Dewey less likely to rat on Darryl and the Florida Crowes. Now that he’s got something to lose, maybe Dewey won’t be so quick to run them out of town.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX
Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Boyd Has a Business Proposition for Cousin Johnny

Johnny thinks Ava requested to see him, so he’s a bit surprised to show up at the jail and find Boyd there as well. Despite their past history, Boyd still thinks there’s a way for them to work together. They’re a lot of money to be made in the drug business. Just because they don’t get along doesn’t mean they can’t come to a mutually beneficial solution. Of course Johnny’s still upset, but I guess he’s forgotten how smart his cousin is. Boyd has one of his guys follow Johnny to a meet with Hot Rod. Now Boyd understands why and how Johnny was able to get one over on him. He’s can’t strike yet though. He needs to come up with a plan to bring them both down.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX
Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Ava’s Protected

We haven’t spent much time on the inside with Ava. In this episode, we realize exactly what Boyd’s done to look after and protect the woman he loves while she’s in jail. When Danny Strong‘s Albert physically threatens her, I was worried. He was so vile. So when it seemed like another prison guard arrives just in time to save her, I breathed a sign of relief. Later when they’re smoking in the yard together, Crane beats Albert and threatens to take his eye out. Ava’s protected and he’d better remember that.

Wade’s a C.I.?

Of course Wade and Boyd would come up with a way to con the system. I mean, I honestly don’t understand how people constantly underestimate Boyd’s intelligence. That man can talk almost anyone into anything. Does the ADA honestly think he’s get anything that could stick to Boyd from Wade? Come on now. But when Wade doesn’t check-in as scheduled, Raylan has to go looking for him and he takes Tim with him (yay! We’ve missed you Tim). They are threatened by a child and a dog and eventually track Wade down with Boyd’s help. Even though Wade was supposed to be informing on Boyd, Raylan knows this is the handiwork of the Crowes.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX
Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Raylan Hits the Crowes Where It Hurts The Most

It’s interesting. We know Raylan told Darryl about Dewey’s windfall to cause trouble. Maybe he didn’t realize just how much trouble the Florida Crowes would bring to Kentucky. Maybe he just wanted to watch Dewey squirm either way. After spending some quality time with Alison, Raylan comes up with a plan. He warns them to leave and when they don’t take him up on his offer, Raylan presents them with an order that allows him to remove Kendal from their custody. He’s a minor after all and he was tending bar in a house of ill repute. Raylan knows how much family means to Darryl (or, at least, how much this brother means to him). Darryl’s not willing to let Kendal leave, but Kendal is also smarter than he looks. He knows he has to go with the Marshal. This is going to cause all sorts of interesting problems.

Art Goes to Detroit

This is so not good for Raylan. We know Sammy Tonin had a big mouth and now it looks like it’s causing problems for Raylan from beyond the grave. Sammy claims he had a Kentucky lawman in his pocket. And this Kentucky lawman was on the tarmac with him the night of Nicky Augustine’s death. This is something Art has to take seriously, especially since the Detroit Marshal’s office brought it to his attention. Arts finds out Picker knows the whole story and he’s currently spending time with Wynn Duffy. I don’t know how Raylan’s gonna get out of this one.

Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX
Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Paxton vs. Boyd and Ava

Mooney shows Paxton a hand as proof that he killed Boyd. Please with his work, he promises Mooney he’ll be more than just acting Sheriff come election time. Mara wonders if Paxton still wants to pursue the case against Ava. He does. He still thinks she’s trash and she’s already killed one man (her husband) and gotten away with it. He’s not about to back down on this.

Best line

Dewey: “Jesus if you help me find him, once I kill him I swear I’ll straighten up.”

Justified airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.

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