'Justified' Recap: 'Foot Chase'
After Raylan discovered Josiah Cairn's severed foot at the end of last week's Justified, the race is on to find the rest of him. How hard can it be to locate a guy with one foot? First we can't find Waldo, now we can't find this guy...geez.
We'll get to that in a minute. Colt and Boyd, in ski masks, are paying a visit to a guy named Dale, and it's not pleasant. Because nobody ever shows up in a ski mask to give you cake. Boyd is convinced that Dale is the long sought-after Drew Thompson, but he's proven wrong by some high school memorabilia. With an awkward apology, he and Colt take their leave.
Okay, back to the foot. Raylan has naturally reported this discovery, and now Josiah's house is being swarmed by Harlan County sheriff's deputies. While watching them process the place, he gets a phone call from a Art, who makes a series of horrible puns before informing our hero that there's been no luck in delaying his father's deal with the US Attorney. Hanging up the phone, Raylan spots a suspicious footprint on the ground, and names it Roz. As in the teenage girl that once stole his car.
Oh, hey, did anyone know that Margo Martindale is on The Americans? Because that's happening.
Boyd tells Johnny and Ava that Dale is not Drew, and that they're going to start searching Clover Hill for any old folks who match Drew's description. Johnny asks Boyd if he really thinks Wynn Duffy is going to honor their deal, and Ava seems to share Johnny's skepticism, but Boyd isn't bothered. Neither is Colt, because he's stoned out of his mind. Just say no to drugs, kids.
Raylan pays a visit to Roz's now ex-boyfriend, but unfortunately decides to strong-arm him in front of Sheriff Shelby (guest star Jim Beaver), who also wants to know where Roz is. The two lawmen decide to team up on the search, and find a cranky Roz with her new squeeze, Teddy. Raylan calls Roz out on being at Josiah's place when he was abducted, and she tells him that she's got a vendetta of her own. Under duress, she tells him that it was two guys in a panel van who snagged her uncle, and that she heard the name Drew Thompson.
Shelby and Raylan leave Roz behind, and that's when Shelby tells Raylan to cut the BS and start being forthcoming, because he's no longer in Boyd's pocket. "If Drew Thompson is alive and in Harlan, that's a story for the ages," Shelby says, and he wants in on the action.
Elsewhere, Tim's meeting a friend of his as he's coming out of his twelve-step meeting. There's really not enough Tim Gutterson in this season so far. That's how Tim just happens to be in the right place to see Colt also walking through the VA hospital. Tim is naturally suspicious. Working with Raylan Givens tends to make people that way. But Tim's instincts are right: Colt is there to find a drug dealer, possibly at gunpoint.