...because when we cut to him on the phone with Augustine, he's asking for half a million bucks for Shelby and a big piece of the heroin trade in Kentucky to boot. (He doesn't offer to throw Ellen May into the deal, but I doubt that would help his efforts anyway.) Augustine is reluctant, but allows that they can talk when Boyd has Shelby. As I recall, that's essentially what he said last time they talked, so maybe Boyd acting like he just won the lottery is premature?
Teri is telling Johnny that she's pretty tired of hearing Ellen May's name and if I were her, I can't imagine I wouldn't feel the same way. Johnny, in desperation, asks if maybe Ellen May has someone she can count on to which Teri replies, "If she had somebody she could count on, I guess she wouldn't be sucking hillbilly dicks for money." That's pretty solid reasoning for a Kentucky trailer hooker. Johnny then gets a call from Boyd, who tells him Shelby "made a wrong turn" and crossed Ava's path, so they're going to spend everything they have to buy him from Limehouse. Johnny thinks they can't trust Limehouse, but Boyd replies that he doesn't have a choice before adding that if they succeed, they'll be "kings." Johnny would be flustered enough without Raylan and Rachel entering the trailer at that very moment, so he disconnects with Boyd, whereupon Teri guesses that she's seen Raylan there before. Raylan: "As much as I don't consider myself the type, I have become a frequenter of this particular whorehouse." That's how it starts, Raylan!
Johnny suggests Teri step out, but Rachel says that actually, they're there to speak with the ladies of the establishment in hopes they can help them find someone? Teri immediately and correctly figures this is about Ellen May, and is not thrilled about it. Johnny, however, says that maybe Raylan is asking the wrong questions, so Raylan, figuring Johnny's in a mood to talk, tells Teri she can go. When she's out, Johnny tells Raylan that they might want to look into where Boyd keeps his money so they can get him on tax evasion, and when Raylan skeptically asks if Johnny's going to tell him, Johnny bitterly says sure -- after all, Boyd doesn't care about anyone. He goes on about Boyd's self-absorbed childhood and how they all had to follow along with his stupid white-supremacist bullshit, and we know about Johnny's issues with Boyd and all that, but his point is that Boyd now buying a house on Clover Hill is the height of hypocrisy, which especially from Johnny's position is probably not an unfair assessment. Raylan is at least amused by the whole thing. Rachel is too, as she grins that Johnny sounds like Boyd stole his girlfriend, but Johnny -- who's acting like the bottle of whiskey in front of him is actually his paramour -- corrects her that Boyd stole Raylan's girlfriend, while he stole Johnny's job. He pulls up his shirt and blames Boyd for his gunshot scars as well, but Raylan says he can't really put those on Boyd. They're the price "when you choose to live a life as a small-time asshole." God, I hope no one's called me that via email -- the potential consequences could be far more severe than I thought. Raylan continues that if Boyd brings Shelby to Theo, he'll be a made man, "and you'll be spending the rest of your days playing second fiddle." He says that if Johnny can help them get Shelby, maybe they can do him a favor in the process and with Ava already at Noble's Holler and Boyd on his way there with a briefcase heavy with cash, it's hard to imagine Johnny's going to be seeing many better offers.