He gives Shelby the lack of deference you'd expect him to show someone over whom he thinks he has complete control, but Shelby is a different player now that he's holding the Ellen May card, and when Boyd gets to his feet, Shelby takes out his handcuffs and orders Boyd to turn around. Ava can't believe Shelby's arresting Boyd, while Boyd warns Shelby he's about to turn a corner from which he can't come back. Shelby: "That's like warning a man it's gonna rain when he's already wet." Maybe, Shelby, but I think Boyd's threatening a monsoon here. But regardless, Shelby leads Boyd away...
...while someone else who's begging to be arrested, Colton, is ransacking one of the hookers' trailers when the woman herself turns up. Despite not being thrilled at what he's doing to her domicile, they have a pleasant enough chat about her professional oral abilities until he accuses her of knowing where Ellen May is. She tries to calm him down, only to get backhanded in the face for her trouble, and not at half-speed either. He seems a little sorry, at least, before making sure to his satisfaction that none of the other girls know where Ellen May is either. I mean, it's true that as far as Colton knows, Ellen May thinks that Ava was willing to welcome her back with open arms, but I still can't imagine any of the other girls having seen Ellen May without reporting it to Ava or Johnny, but, you know -- heroin. Colton tells the girl he's not a bad person, and he seems desperately to mean it, only to grab her by her hair and tell her that if she blabs a word of this, he's going to cut out her tongue, "and then we're gonna see what kind of professional you are." I guess I don't understand this business, I thought one of the benefits of working in an establishment such as this was protection from these sort of threats.
Speaking of threats, Boyd, having dropped his usual veneer of condescending amusement, asks Shelby what this is all about, but the pieces start coming together when they enter Shelby's office and Boyd sees Raylan therein. Raylan asks Boyd how long it took him to get loose, and Boyd replies that he thought it'd take Colton a while to find a saw, "so I decided to eat my way through the tree!" I wonder if Colton had to help; that seems like an errand for which drugs would actually be a benefit.
Boyd realizes they're wondering if he had anything to do with relieving Josiah of his foot, and his indignance seems warranted (sometimes it's hard not to be able to use the word "justified") in that it does seem quite a stretch, given that Raylan left him on the hill handcuffed to a tree and went straight to Josiah's, and Boyd likely couldn't have contacted any of his boys to manage the errand in time. Boyd talks about people keeping their word before asking what kind of man Shelby is, but Shelby isn't playing: "The kind whose mama raised him so's he could look in the mirror every morning and not hate what he saw lookin' back." Boyd wonders, then, how that man felt when he was working at a Big Box store, but this pointedly catty remark only drives Raylan closer to Shelby, as he admits that before he went to Marshal Academy he cleaned bathrooms in dive bars. Shelby replies that he once worked for a crime-scene cleanup crew, and despite Raylan conceding that Shelby has him beat, having seen both Trainspotting and Sunshine Cleaning, I think we can call this one a draw.