A couple of isolated things first: Mooney and Mara bring Lee -- who is back home -- the substitute hand as she and Boyd planned, and Lee buys it but tells Mara he still intends to go forward with the case against Ava. Speaking of, a CO played by Danny Strong starts giving Ava a bunch of shit and then threatens to rape her. However, a female CO later beats the crap out of him while telling him Ava is protected, which I am certainly glad enough to hear. Also, that lawman Ed calls Art and tells him to come up to Detroit, and there we see that Ed's got Will Sasso (the non-Dave Foley Canadian) in custody. He informs Art that Sammy Tonin used to brag that he had a Kentucky lawman in his pocket -- a lawman who was there the night he killed Augustine. Art's like, gonna need more than that, so the guy tells him for the full story, he should talk to Picker -- who's apparently laying low in the care of one Wynn Duffy -- and Art grimly heads back to Kentucky with his life far more complicated than when he left. Finally, Boyd has Johnny come join him and Ava at the prison and offers (possibly not super-genuinely) to go back into business with him, but Johnny has no interest in anything other than telling Boyd off and letting Ava know he's still into her. Boyd, however, has Carl tail Johnny out of the prison, and the information they gather is that Johnny's in league with Hot Rod, so anyone who thought he was involved in the hit had it right.
Dewey takes Wade up into the hills where Dewey claims to have buried some money they'll use to flee Harlan, but the real plan -- as much as Dewey doesn't love it -- is to kill him. He shoots Wade and beats him over the head with a flimsy shovel, but he goes to get a crowbar from his truck to help with the digging of Wade's grave and when he returns Wade is gone. Dewey treks after Wade night and day and eventually finds him collapsed from blood loss and exhaustion; he's about to finish the job when a young boy and his parents happen by. They think Dewey's somewhat deranged, which isn't far from the truth, but he's still forced to leave Wade behind.
Severely complicating the entire Wade situation is that as it happens, he had turned informant for Vasquez, who's building a case against Boyd. The fact that Wade has turned snitch is information that Raylan is most unhappy to hear, both on its merits (he thinks the man who tried to kill him might not be entirely reliable) and the fact that it was kept secret from him. Raylan, accompanied by Tim, heads to Audrey's as the last known location of Wade's phone and run into the tween Kendal Crowe; they then meet up with Danny and his pit bull, who just so happens to be living in Wade's house. The next stop is Boyd, whom Raylan is quite sure was feeding Wade useless information; he and Tim tell Boyd that Wade's death might not look so great for him, so Boyd gives up the number of a burner phone with which he supplied Wade, and Raylan follows the signal to an inn that's probably not going to appreciate the kind of publicity he tends to bring.
Darryl is not super-psyched to hear that Raylan's sniffing around, but he and Jean-Baptiste don't want the kind of heat that killing a Federal agent would bring; instead, they go to check on Dewey and make sure he finished the Wade job. This proves easier when Dewey calls Darryl, and the two of them make to resume the search for Wade -- only to turn around when they see the bed and breakfast crawling with law enforcement, as Raylan has found Wade dead. Darryl later lectures Dewey about sticking with his kin, and Dewey doesn't look thrilled, but I don't know what choice he has at this point.
Raylan returns to Audrey's to confront Darryl and tell him he needs to take his people back to Florida, but Darryl tells him he's staying -- so Raylan produces papers decreeing that Kendal be taken into care as a minor in a house of ill repute. A deadly confrontation is threatened, but Kendal forestalls it by volunteering to go with Raylan. Like most things on this show, though, you can bet this isn't over.
At night, Dewey is leading Wade toward a location in the hills at which he says he's buried some money, and when Wade asks why he has multiple locations for such stashes, Dewey explains that splitting them up like this protects him from being cleaned out by any one theft. It's not diversification in its classic sense, but it's a pretty sound idea for something that will prove to be entirely theoretical. The situation -- filling in a couple blanks, as you should be prepared to do when dealing with Dewey -- is that Dewey has told Wade they're grabbing the money and getting away from his cousins, but he's actually lured him up into the hills to he can kill him as Darryl ordered. Dewey has Wade start digging, but Wade only has a Webolo-issued spade, so the errand may take a while.
As Wade gets to digging, Dewey -- his face haunted -- cocks his gun so nervously that he pops out a bullet from the chamber, but Wade doesn't catch on until he turns and sees Dewey holding the gun on him with both hands. From the nauseated expression on Dewey's face, I think Wade would have a decent chance of talking Dewey out of it, but instead he goes for the gun and gets gut-shot for his trouble. This doesn't deter Wade from grappling with Dewey, but whether it's due to the injury or not, Dewey ends up banging Wade's head against a rock and then conking him a few times until the crappy shovel breaks. Having nowhere near a big enough a hole to contain Wade's "corpse," he goes to his truck and grabs a crowbar, with which I guess he figures he'll loosen up the dirt enough to dig the hole by hand? I'd be impressed if he pulled that off, but the errand proves unnecessary when Dewey returns to find Wade gone. Dewey uncertainly calls Wade's name, but Dewey, it's not like this is The Blair Witch Project and he suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. He's running from you. Finally figuring that Wade's not returning of his own volition, Dewey starts after him -- only to pitch himself ass over teakettle down a bluff. When he comes to rest, it's not clear if he's conscious, but his face is cut up in a way that would be a shame if it happened to someone like Raylan. Credits.
When we return, Raylan is in Art's office with his face in his hands; when he breaks that pose, he offers, "Parts of what you said are just... confusin' to me." I think he's being diplomatic, but if that's the case he might want to work on the tone. Vasquez, sporting a new buzz-y cut, gamely asks Raylan which parts are giving him trouble, so Raylan focuses on the fact that there's been a confidential informant in Harlan, that that CI is Wade informing on Boyd, "but kinda mostly the part where you felt like you couldn't tell me about it." Well, I guess it bodes well for his new status as a parent that he's working on his "it's not what you did, it's that you lied about it" speeches. However, his self-righteous pronouncement is somewhat deflated by Art and Vasquez's simultaneous reply of "we're tellin' you about it now," and I can't decide whether I'm happier to think of that as spontaneous or something they anticipated and rehearsed. Also -- as always, I love the show for this -- this gives an explanation for Art and Vasquez's not-obvious-but-totally-obvious secret discussion a couple episodes ago.