Also, it looks like Adair is working to undo whatever the partner did to further secure him when there's a telltale noise from behind, and when the partner looks in the side mirror, he sees that the right rear tire has blown. They pull over, and Sharon, who drank like an entire 36-ounce Mr. Pibb in between sentences about how screwed up Raylan is, declares her intention to "cop a squat" while he fixes the tire, and now that I've brought up Downton Abbey I've gotten on a kick where I'm hearing vulgar expressions like that in the Dowager Countess' voice. Once you start, it's hard to stop.
Anyway, Sharon pee-walks around the van, tosses the keys to her partner, and then makes herself scarce, but even as we see her walking off, a car pulls up and deposits Michael Gladis, better known to many viewers as Paul Kinsey from Mad Men. Of course, when last we saw him on that show, he was an LA-bound Hare Krishna, but he's dressed normally enough and speaks in a local accent as he offers to call Triple-A. Sharon's partner, however, displays his gun as he tells Paul Kinsey he'd be best served to move on for his own safety, so Paul Kinsey gets back in the car as the partner unlocks the back door -- whereupon, with exquisite timing, Adair kicks the doors from inside so that they fly open, knocking the partner to the ground and sending the gun flying. He immediately tries to crawl after it, but this proves to be a fatal mistake, as Adair reaches him first, wraps the handcuffs around his neck from behind, and chokes the life out of him as Paul Kinsey watches in horror. Believe it or not, Paul Kinsey, lawmakers anticipated scenarios like this when they made aiding and abetting a known felon a crime. Look it up!
Once the partner's dead, Adair grabs the keys and unlocks the cuffs (hopefully also thanking them for the job they played in his escape) and asks, while taking charge of the partner's gun, where "she" is. Paul Kinsey breathes that he just innocently poked out the tire when they stopped for food like Adair said, but he didn't say anything about murder, and hilariously adds, "I'm just a filmmaker," which is close enough to "aspiring playwright" that I wonder how much Kinsey DNA is going to be found in this character. Whatever the case, that revelation isn't likely to make me stop referring to him as "Paul Kinsey." Adair speeds up Paul Kinsey's dithering by pointing the gun at him, whereupon Paul Kinsey silently points in the direction in which Sharon disappeared.