Ah, Reversal Of Fortunes, Harlan Division. Johns, Lee Manners and Judge Executive Furry are sitting in the bar when Boyd joins them with Johnny in tow. Johns is all faux-friendly as he's like, maybe it wasn't clear, but we're the ones who call the meetings? Boyd plays along, thanking them for their generosity, and everyone's just as fake-friendly as can be until Judge Executive Furry wonders where Sam is, whereupon Boyd informs them that he's dead, and "the police think" it might be the same killer as with Browning. Some rich blood freezes at that revelation, and Johns seethes that he's going to take a personal hand in seeing Boyd killed before Sam's funeral, but Boyd evenly informs him that if he's relying on that influence he cited much earlier, he might want to check to make sure it's current. Johns makes a couple calls to judges and can't get through, and Lee Manners looks like he's ahead of the game before Johns even makes the attempts, but Boyd makes himself clear: He had "a very powerful man" put the word out to those judges and lawmen that continued relations with the three of them would be frowned upon.
Johns gets to his feet, but Boyd raises his voice as he tells him to sit his "white-collar ass" down, and the gun Johnny draws backs up his argument. And by the way, I think Johnny's perfectly capable of reassessing his position given Boyd's recent change in fortunes; I wonder if him double-crossing Wynn is in the cards. Johns looks like the enormity of the situation is hitting him as he complies, whereupon Boyd, his even temper restored, says that he knows people like them are used to taking from people like him, but there's only so much people like him can abide, and the way the Clover Hill guys built their fortunes might make them criminals, "but it don't make you outlaws." I have to point out, too, that part of the reason this scene is so enjoyable for both Boyd and me is that it's a social victory as much as anything else; no longer is he going to feel inferior to the people from up the hill now that he has them in his power. He announces that he is the outlaw and this is his world, and he even taps the table a few times, in case we needed a more direct reminder of Walter White's "I AM THE ONE WHO KNOCKS" speech on Breaking Bad. He hits them each up for a hundred grand -- it's not clear exactly for what, but I guess it's essentially to allow them to continue to exist -- and adds that he also wants them to help him get a Dairy Queen franchise. And seriously, it was hard enough resisting the temptation to rip that ring off Ava's finger before he said this, evidenced by the fact that even Johnny looks amused. With that, Boyd leaves the room and calls for Johnny to come with him, but Johnny stays behind to gloat: "You gentlemen like ice cream?" I think ice cream might be ruined for them now, which is the best revenge of all.