'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Over The Mountain'
Justified knows how to turn the screws. This week, everybody dislikes everybody, and we still end up winning.
Things are still not that great for Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman), who's wandering around in the woods in the middle of the night looking for money he buried a long time ago so that he can use it to get away from his crazy relatives. Or at least that's the story he told Wade, who he shoots for stealing money from the whorehouse on Boyd's orders. When the bullet doesn't do the job, Dewey beats Wade with his own shovel. Now he's got to hide the body, butwhen he gets back, there's no Wade. In his haste to chase after his former friend, Dewey takes a nasty fall. Maybe those big pointy rocks will stop him. Nope, he's unconscious. And...credits.
At the Marshals Office, Raylan has a brain cramp when he's told that Wade has been a confidential informant and so, now that Wade is missing, it's his job to go find him. At least Art gives him Tim for company, which we all know is the most fun pairing that Justified has ever given us. Our two deadpan Marshals meet some Florida Crowes and their very unfriendly dog, while Dewey wanders around aimlessly like the "It's Man" at the beginning of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Just as he finds Wade, who's somehow still alive, a random family of Good Samaritans stops him from finishing him off.
Meanwhile, Boyd and Ava have a not-so-friendly meeting with his cousin Johnny Crowder (the underappreciated David Meunier), where they make it clear that they know he's turned on them. Boyd wants to know what Johnny is going to do to make things right, and suggests that they'd both benefit if they set aside their differences. An unenthused Johnny leaves, but not before telling Ava he'll be back for her if she changes her mind. Once he's on the road, we find out that Boyd has assigned him a tail already.
It's a good thing that Boyd goes back to the bar, as he'd pummel the prison guard who tries to get his hands on Ava. That's Danny Strong, who's now made a great screenwriting career with the likes of the Emmy-winning Sarah Palin TV-movie Game Change and the critically acclaimed motion picture The Butler, but who you still know acting-wise from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. And he gets put in his place by one of his colleagues later on.
Yet at the bar, Boyd has to deal with Raylan and Tim (other great things in Justified history: bar scenes between Raylan and Boyd), who theorize that he might have had Wade killed. Leaving Tim to keep watch on Boyd, Raylan gets the number to Wade's burner phone and sets out to locate it, leading him to a deserted bed and breakfast. That's also where Darryl is headed after having picked up a crying Dewey. Unfortunately for them, Raylan's found Wade first, but now he really is dead.