Season: 4 / Episode: 12
Peace of Mind
Date: March 26, 2013
This Television Episode plays Hard Time
Drew Thompson tells the Marshals he will refuse his deal for WITSEC unless he knows that Ellen May is safe. Meanwhile, Augustine tells Johnny that Theo Tonin, the Detroit mob boss, has heard from his informants that Drew won't enter protective custody to testify against Tonin unless Ellen May is safe. The Detroit mobsters figure they can use Ellen May to deter Drew from testifying. Augustine gets Johnny to help retrieve Ellen May. Johnny calls Limehouse, but Limehouse refuses to cooperate. Augustine then offers to give Boyd $300,000 to buy back Ellen May since Johnny can't get it done. In exchange for Ellen May, Augustine will hand over Johnny, who betrayed Boyd. Raylan, Rachel, and Tim head to Limehouse's holler where Limehouse denies Ellen May is on the property, but dares them to search. Ava, who snuck in through a back entrance, offers the $300,000 to Limehouse, but he tells Ava he released Ellen May. Instead of taking money for Ellen May, Limehouse determines it is in his best interest to let Ellen May go (instead of taking money) to avoid extra heat from the Marshals, maintain his reputation as a protector of women in trouble, and also to avoid potential armed confrontation with Boyd and the Detroit mobsters. Ava and Colt head to the church from separate origination points, while Boyd, Augustine, and Picker head to Nicky Cush's house to find Ellen May. Cush confesses Ellen May is at the church after Boyd shoots him in the foot and presses against the wound. At the church, Ava gets there first and overhears Ellen May confessing Delroy's murder to Cassie, as well as her participation in the disposal of his body. Ava finds herself unable to kill Ellen May, so Boyd instead instructs Colt to do the deed. Tim arrives at the church just as Colt prepares to kill Ellen May. The two have a stand off and Tim guns Colt down in self-defense after Colt raises his gun. Raylan arrives and takes Ellen May into custody, where she is reunited with Drew at the Marshals' office. Boyd and Ava decide their last play is to move and hide Delroy's body to avoid incrimination now that Ellen May is in custody. Later, a delivery man sets up a rocking chair for Winona, Raylan's wife. The last shot of the episode is of the delivery man, who turns out to be Picker, one of Augustine's henchmen.