Whatever the case, moments later, the guard enters and sees Hunter, but when he approaches, Arlo comes out of hiding and starts beating his ass too. This guy, I think he kills, putting paid to the theory I just advanced, but as he's giving in to complete bloodlust, Hunter, looking like the props team from Carrie got hold of him, approaches and, when Arlo turns, stabs him in the chest with a pair of scissors. Arlo kind of yell-gasps in horror as he falls to his knees, and then they seethe and stare at each other like two competing animals than anything human. We get a wide shot of Arlo, still on his knees with the scissors jutting out, and then we go to THE OPENING CREDITS, people. I'm spent already.
So as I mentioned, despite his lack of affection for the idea, Raylan is sitting with Eve, Thompson's, um, ex-widow, as she examines DMV photos for anyone in Clover Hill she thinks could be Drew. She puts a check under one photo of a fairly nondescript older-looking bald man with glasses, and Raylan is not super-thrilled that she's already picked nineteen possibilities. Eve, however, says that people can change a lot in thirty years. "Time was, I looked like Ava Gardner." Raylan accuses her of bullshit, not on the Gardner comparison but the Thompson stuff, but she tells him she's doing her best.
Meanwhile, there are a bunch of cuts to Tim listening in, and seriously, you know I'm not going to complain about a Tim shot, but from a storytelling standpoint they don't seem to be adding much. Art then calls to Raylan as Eve suggests she might have more luck trying to identify Thompson by voice, and it's treated in such an oh-by-the-way manner that I'd probably lay a little money that this will come to pass at some point. But Raylan dismissively replies, "Maybe his aura" (hee) before heading over to Art, but he does make up for the insult by telling Eve she still looks like Ava Gardner. Aw. Tim kind of smiles, too, and maybe the point of all this eavesdropping is that he likes, uh, "Ava Gardner?"
The camera setup stays where it is, but we can clearly hear Art break the news about Arlo, and I think Tim is hip to it even if Eve is not. Art suggests that Tim finish up with Eve, but Raylan, kind of involuntarily putting two fingers to his face like he's bracing himself, says they're almost done. Tim looks concerned as Raylan, inhaling like he's trying to ward off actual physical pain, sits back down. Eve asks if everything's okay, and she has to repeat the question before it penetrates; Raylan says he's fine, but he's obviously not, and soon he's telling her part of the story in saying that "a man who was gonna make a deal, give up Drew" took a shiv to the chest, and he's not expected to live through the night. Whether she has enough of a handle on Raylan to know there has to be more to it or not, she asks if he has to leave, but Raylan tells her no. Without looking up, he softly adds, "Seein' me would just upset him," and Tim Olyphant may be on record as saying that playing Raylan is "easy" for him, but as you'll see, he's certainly putting everything he has into this death-of-Arlo storyline.