When we return, several underlings are wheeling boxes of files in off the elevator as Agent Barkley (Stephen Tobolowsky) agitatedly rushes up to our favorite US Attorney - Vasquez -- and demands to know why he's commandeered his case files. Art answers for Vasquez in saying that his office petitioned the DoJ to take the case over from the Feds, and Vasquez adds that the reason might possibly have been the fact of that Agent Barnes who blew his brains out two weeks ago working for the Detroit outfit. Barkley tries to say they had opened an investigation into Barnes, but Vasquez informs him that the suicide taints the case and the decision has been made. As we continue to hear the argument in the background, we check in with Arlo, who observes to his middle-aged lawyer that they've got everyone "spun up." She notes that they want to solve the case rather badly and I should note that the actress, Romy Rosemont, played Finn's mom Carole on Glee, which is hilarious for reasons that I will get to in a bit. She goes on, though, that if Arlo were to become incapacitated, the deal on the table might be nullified so it'd be in Arlo's best interests to share "the name" with her. We don't yet know to what she's referring, but it's still no surprise that Arlo snaps up with a look I'd loosely interpret as "Haaaaaail, no." Meanwhile, Barkley -- getting nothing more for his arguments than Art's trademark brand of relaxed condescension -- stomps off in a huff, only to run into Raylan and accuse him of being behind "all this." Raylan, in no mood after having disappointed the mother of his child for the bazillionth time, asks what the hell Barkley is on about, so Barkley clarifies that he thinks what's going on is payback for the time he came after Raylan. "And I still think you're dirty." It's too bad that events won't allow Raylan to learn that an "It takes one to know one" sentiment would be appropriate here, but his blunt response of "Kiss my ass" at least has a documentary feel to it. Hilariously, Rachel calls Barkley back to give him a receipt for his files...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A- | 43 USERS: B-
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