'Justified' Recap: 'Decoy'
Things are definitely hitting the fan in this week's Justified. While the Marshals try to get Drew Thompson someplace safe - you have to love Art inquiring about a rocket launcher - Boyd is trying to appease an unhappy Nick Augustine (guest star Mike O'Malley; can you believe this is the guy who used to host Nickelodeon's GUTS?).
Holed up in his father's house, Raylan recounts history with Drew (guest star Jim Beaver), at least until Art comes in and gives him a status update. "Art, we gotta move, and we gotta move soon," Raylan insists. That's a good idea, because Boyd is telling Augustine exactly where they are and what Raylan is likely thinking. He convinces Augustine to send Colt and one of the Detroit mafia henchmen to a specific location where they can confront the Marshals. Yep, it's going to go down in this episode.
The Marshals' convey comes to an unexpected stop when Tim's spider-sense starts tingling. One PTSD joke later - perfectly delivered by Jacob Pitts - the sharpshooter tells his colleagues to "stay off the radio." Raylan then gets a phone call from Art informing him that they might be in trouble. He decides 'soon' has become 'now' and yanks Drew up out of his chair.
Tim passes the time by having a fun phone chat with Colt while the two of them are within striking distance of each other. After this, Colt decides he'll force the convoy to move by ordering his partner to shoot at it, but Tim knows this, so he elects to make a preemptive move of his own. "Holy shit," Colt says when he figures out that the Marshals now have a bead on him. It also makes him realize something else: he phones Boyd and tells him that the convoy is a decoy.
Raylan, Drew and Rachel are paying an unscheduled visit to Raylan's old high school, which looks like it was ransacked at least once, possibly more than once. While Drew sits in a chair, he questions Raylan's plan (not that Raylan cares what Drew thinks), before Rachel asks him what he did to Waldo Truth. "You do what you gotta do to get what you want," she says, before she asks him what he wants now.
Seconds later, Raylan promptly gets a call from Constable Bob Sweeney (guest star Patton Oswalt), who's at his house and asking him if the vehicle rolling up is one of theirs. The next we see of Bob, he's bloodied and scared as one of Augustine's henchmen chats with Augustine's colleague Picker. After Bob gets further beaten up (to the sound of "Love Train"), he finally has an opportunity to fight back, and a returning Raylan walks in to see him laying beside one dead henchman.