'Justified' Recap: 'Get Drew'
Now that we know who Drew Thompson is, Justified is all about what everyone else wants with him - and that also means the return of a great character from Season 3.
After getting the drop on Boyd, he and Raylan are having a little chat, while the Marshals are looking through Drew's (guest star Jim Beaver) house. Boyd quips that Raylan's two favorite activities are being an asshole and shooting people. It's hard to argue with that. Raylan, Tim and Rachel try to figure out where Drew will go next. As it turns out, he's in his office, advising Ellen May (guest star Abby Miller) what to do once he's gone. He tells her to either tell what she knows, or take the money he hands her, get on a bus, and don't look back. She'd rather go with him, but he tells her, "You don't wanna be part of what I gotta do."
With those parting words, Drew hits the road, only to spot Ellen May wandering the streets. He reconsiders his earlier statement, saying that if she comes with him, she's never coming back. She gets into his car, and the plan is for them to head to Mexico. Somehow, it doesn't seem likely that they'll get there. Justified really isn't known for happy endings - and this is still the guy who shot Theo Tonin and pushed Waldo Truth out of an airplane.
As Ellen May drives to the airport Drew hides in the back seat and makes small talk with her, but they don't know Raylan and Rachel are waiting for them. The sheriff's plane is there, which is a surprise to Raylan, who is particularly irritable as they wait. His mood isn't helped by Art rolling up on the scene, informing them that the state police let Boyd go. "If he calls Theo Tonin, we've got less time than we thought," Raylan grouses. Then the light bulb goes on over his head and he realizes that Drew must be traveling with Ellen May. Art is impressed by this, calling Drew "awesome" for not only all of his criminal accomplishments, but also having the balls to get a job in law enforcement not once, but twice, and then running off with a hooker half his age. He's got a point.
Boyd phones Ava and updates her on the situation, asking where Ellen May would go if she was in trouble, and once he gets a name, he rallies the troops - including Colt (guest star Ron Eldard), who is still out of it but swears to Boyd that he's "gonna make this right." Johnny (guest star David Meunier) is a little miffed at being told to stay behind. He decides to call Wynn Duffy (guest star Jere Burns) and get him up to speed. Duffy tells him to find Drew himself, or "say goodbye to that dream of displacing your cousin."
Meanwhile, Drew and Ellen May have aborted their original plan to head for the airport, and set off again, as Ellen May thanks him for looking out for her. They eventually get to Ellstin Limehouse (guest star Mykelti Williamson) and ask for his protection. Limehouse is not impressed, at least not until Drew offers him a significant sum of money to keep Ellen May safe for the next two weeks. An uncomfortable Ellen May watches as Drew is hauled away by Limehouse's men.