So apparently, only six days have passed in Harlan since the beginning of the season, and we get to reminisce about that time Raylan caught Adair and brought him to Sharon. We also get to see Adair staring daggers while listening to Raylan tell Sharon where she lives, so it seems pretty clear where this episode is going from Minute One. Soon after, thanks to Paul Kinsey from Mad Men, Adair escapes, killing Sharon in the process, and I thought Hare Krishnas didn't believe in violence?
Back in the present day, Johnny has guessed that Max wasn't the one who hit Teri, and as such gets her to admit not only that Colton was the real culprit but that he was asking about Ellen May. When Colton comes into the bar, Johnny plays cat-and-mouse with him, and I'm probably not as tough as Johnny Crowder but that still seems tantamount to poking a bear with a stick.
Raylan learns of Sharon's death, and immediately realizes Adair was responsible. Adair, meanwhile, has been at Paul Kinsey's healing up from the bullet wound in his shoulder that Sharon inflicted before she died, and they then head for Harlan, as Adair claims to have some money stashed away at his ex-wife's place. When they get there, though, they find a newly installed alarm, a sorority sister of his wife's guarding the place, and Raylan showing up in search of Adair. Raylan walks the sorority sister "Jackie," who it turns out is a pro poker player, home, but he leaves her at her door, which is bad news, considering Adair is inside. Fortunately, Raylan sees Paul Kinsey's car parked nearby and remembers having seen it by the ex-wife's house, and his intervention leads to Jackie getting away from Adair, although he escapes with a broken hip. Having overheard Raylan tell Sharon where he lives, Adair resolves to go to the bar and kill him; anticipating this move, Raylan pulls the fire alarm at the bar, and everyone clears out so he can deal with Adair alone. Raylan ends up killing Adair in the most anticlimactic way possible, but at least his "Number of days since I shot someone" meter gets reset as a result. Also, it's likely she and Raylan end up sleeping together, which probably isn't going to break his streak of bedding women as dangerous as they are hot.
Boyd is nervous about going to the swinger's party, but Ava works him through it. Although Napier's about as welcoming as you might expect, the hostess takes a shine to Ava, while Boyd gets chatted up by Holland Manners from Angel, who, along with other rich folk, want Boyd to kill Frank Browning, the mine owner, because he won't cooperate with a plot to con the government out of disaster-relief money. They inform him that they're the reason Boyd has been so successful in dominating the criminal activities in down-the-mountain Harlan, and just as his father was in their pocket, so will he be. Probably all you need to know about Boyd's mental state following that revelation is that he fails to deliver a pithy rejoinder.
Raylan and Art are trying to figure out how to approach the Clover Hill names supplied to them by the FBI files, Mary, and Josiah. Pessimistic about their prospects, Art suggests Raylan go talk to Hunter Mosley and Arlo, and it's pretty telling Raylan's less psyched about the latter than the former. In the end, Raylan goes to Arlo and offers him a straight-shooting deal: Boyd is working with the Tonins, and if he gets to Thompson first, Arlo's deal dies, but if Arlo helps Raylan, he'll make sure Arlo lives out his days in minimum security. Arlo tells him to go to hell, but his blood freezes when Raylan says his next stop is Mosley, so we'll see where that goes -- hopefully next week.
So the first image that comes up is a chyron informing us that we're taking a trip to six days ago, and I'm already getting suspicious of what this means, but when Raylan, on a highway median I suspect is near a state line, pulls his prisoner Adair out of the car, there's no doubt -- the ENTIRE SEASON to this point has taken place within the span of less than a week. Not that I expected it to have taken so much longer, but coming off a show like Downton Abbey on which months fly by as easily as bit characters, the fact that we've averaged literally one day in the show's time per episode is a little jarring. I mean, doesn't Preacher Billy already feel like he happened about a decade ago?
Anyway, Adair -- you remember him from such places as "the trunk of Raylan's car" and "the back seat of Raylan's car" -- gets out of the latter and claims Raylan's treatment of him is unconstitutional, as he's got to take a piss. Raylan: "ACLU'd be happy to take up your case." Heh. A large man in Sharon the bail bondswoman's apparent employ puts Adair in the back of a waiting van as Sharon compliments "Givens" on the nice work, and as they chat and Sharon hands over the promised cash, Adair observes while staring at Raylan with such menace that I feel intimidated on Raylan's behalf. Just as well, because it's not an emotion he ever actually experiences. As the partner attaches the cuffs to something in the back of the van (I think, anyway; I can't really see what he's doing but it seems like a logical conclusion), Adair catches Raylan telling Sharon that if she's ever in town, she should stop by "the High Note," as he's pretty well living there; Sharon replies that she hopes he's not drinking away his wages, as she wouldn't want to see anything "ravage those Hollywood looks," and I'm really sorry she going to be dying in a minute.
But first, it's time for Sharon to give her partner her true opinion of Raylan -- he's got the badge and the drawl and "the whole squinty, sexy thing" (and plus a million points for mentioning his squints as calculated sexiness, NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING) -- but while there was a time she would have run right to him, now she sees that he's an "emotional disaster." It seems clear to me that she's laying out some groundwork here, so I can only imagine we should look askance at the love interest who's just about to blow into Raylan's life, but I can't help but wonder if maybe Raylan would be like .01 percent less sorry about Sharon's imminent death if he heard this little speech.