Boyd enters the back room to find Ava, who was listening the whole time, of course. She grins that she loves a Peanut Buster Parfait, and Boyd assures her that Dairy Queens are "like California real estate," as they always go back up in the summertime. As a California resident, I'm going to object without further comment. Boyd tells Ava that they're going legit, and I'm not sure if he's talking about their general rise in fortunes or the DQ specifically, but Ava is there to give him some #realtalk, wondering if he really thinks they're going to be alive to play with these grandchildren he keeps discussing when he's just put himself in the power of someone as ruthless as Tonin. Boyd assures her that he can handle the situation, which is sounding emptier every time, but he goes on: "Let's break through that glass ceiling." Ava embraces him because however short their lives may be, they might as well enjoy them.
And speaking of life's impermanence, here's a close-up of Arlo's tagged toe. Raylan stands over his father's ashen corpse, and it's all there on his face -- disgust, regret and just plain sadness that the last of his family is gone. And Arlo's death serves the show's story better than artificially keeping up with him in prison, but as I said, damn if I'm not going to miss the old bastard. See you next time.
John Ramos is a writer and film producer living in Los Angeles. His new film, a documentary on online privacy and the sale of personal data called Terms And Conditions May Apply, recently premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in January. You can get news on it from the film's Twitter account. Also, you can email John at email@example.com, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/couchbaron, or check out his blog, "Pull Up A Chair," which he'd just love for you to stop by.