Warning: this recap contains spoilers. This episode begins with Raylan and Rachel staked out in front of a small house, waiting for any sign that the residence might be harboring the husband (and father) who just happens to be a fugitive on the run for killing a cop. It’s day three of being crowded into an incognito van, and the only indication that there may be a man in the house is the copious amount of beer being brought in by the wife. Art tells them to hang it up, they have nothing to go on.
Raylan keeps pleading for one more day, and takes matters into his own hands. He approaches the house, and sweet talks the wife into letting him do some yard work in exchange for food. She reluctantly agrees. What woman could actually turn Timothy Olyphant away? She’s powerless, really.
That night, Raylan and Ava sip on some beers and talk before retiring to a motel room. I certainly hope that they start fleshing out Ava’s character if she is going to be sticking around, because she is starting to come off as boring and vapid. She giggles and builds up Raylan’s ego, completely in awe of his under-cover escapades, but it seems like he is not the type of man who needs that type of reassurance. I have yet to see her contribute anything intelligent to any conversation thus far.