Justified 4.06 “Foot Chase” – Recap

justified-foot-chase-walton-gogginsThe trail of Drew Thompson is heating up, and the tactics of those hunting him are getting more and more desperate.  Last night’s Justified, cleverly titled “Foot Chase”, brought us a few hints closer to the location of Harlan County’s equivalent to D.B. Cooper, including one well played false conclusion that turned out to be just that.

On Boyd’s end of the chase, it seems the Harlan Kingpin and his faithful sidekick Colt have reached the point of desperation, holding anyone who vaguely resembles the description of Drew and gun point and making them prove they aren’t the nefarious fugitive from justice.  At that rate, Boyd should have Drew pinned down by the end of season 8.

Raylan, on the other hand, is relying on good old leg work to find Drew, but not without the help of Sherriff Shelby.  It was a real treat to see Jim Beaver front and center in this episode, and the Sherriff managed to redeem himself in the eyes of Raylan by arresting Boyd in his own bar.  Ouch.

It turned out that the people who Kidnapped Josiah did so because they believed he was Drew Thompson.  It turned out this wasn’t the case after all, but the big twist was the fact that Arlo and Boyd’s attorney was one of the kidnappers.

Colt continued his downward spiral in this episode.  Turns out he is a heroin addict and quickly running out of his fix.  Throughout the episode he beats up Johnny’s favorite hooker looking for Ellen May, and holds some random guy at gunpoint and demands he find a heroin dealer.  Ticking. Time. Bomb.  Johnny’s little girl is so scared of Colt she blames the beating on her Tuesday night regular, and ironically Johnny brings Colt to confront the guy.  Dope sick and hurting, Johnny takes his frustration out on the John and nearly beats him to death.

There was finally a payoff to Boy hiding money in the ceiling.  He takes Ava out to a hill with a view and shows her the money, telling her it is the down payment for a house somewhere outside of Harlan.  Below the money is an engagement ring.  One proposal later and the two are engaged, but this love story might not have such a happy ending.  Let’s think of the scenarios:

  1. Johnny wants to kill Boyd and take over his portion of the business, and he has the blessing and backing of the very dangerous Winn Duffy.
  2. olt is becoming more and more of a wild card and the fact that he has lied to Boyd about killing Ellen May tied to the fact that he is becoming increasingly unstable could make any confrontation between the two deadly.
  3. Perhaps the best of the three bad outcomes for Boyd is the fact that Sherriff Shelby is determined to fully redeem himself by putting Boyd behind bars for murder.  Considering Boyd’s criminal past, he’d likely be locked up for life with no hope of parole.

In short things don’t look good for Boyd at all.

Bottom Line:  The hunt for Drew Thompson is drawing to a close, we’ll probably have a face to the name within the next couple of episodes.  Why do I get the feeling Drew is someone we’ve known for a while?

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