Season: 4 / Episode: 4
This Bird Has Flown
Date: January 29, 2013
This Television Episode plays Back Porch Blues performed by Firstcom Music
Raylan and Rachel are surveying Raylan's tossed apartment. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Randall go to visit sleazy fight promoter Joe Hoppus, who after a tense exchange agrees to set Randall up as a manager of fighters. Raylan and Rachel show up at Hoppus's house the next morning, finding a wrecked backyard full of hungover partygoers and Hoppus in a three-way with a couple of prostitutes. Hoppus imparts that Randall was looking to get into the business of fighting chickens, and gives Raylan the name of the farmer that he was headed to see. Randall and Lindsey stop for gas, and Randall steals a bottle of beer while Lindsey distracts the cashier. Randall gets angry because he thinks the cashier was flirting with Lindsay, and goes back to beat him up. Lindsay, disgusted, calls Raylan from a pay phone. Raylan later questions the badly beaten cashier. Raylan learns where Lindsay and Randall are headed and finds them on a horse farm farther north. He shoots Randall with a non-lethal beanbag gun and questions Lindsay, forgetting about Randall, who regains his wits and attacks. Raylan and Randall fight until Lindsay gets the beanbag gun; she shoots Raylan, then Randall, and knocks Randall out with the butt of the gun. Raylan comes to his senses to find Lindsay gone. Raylan detains Randall, but learns that he and Lindsay had already spent Raylan's money on a van full of fighting chickens. Meanwhile, Boyd and Ava grapple over what to do with Ellen May when she returns to the bar after Preacher Billy's death. Knowing that Ellen May holds secrets that can burn them down, Ava presses Boyd to have her killed. Boyd proposes an alternate solution: send her down to Alabama, where his cousin Lonnie runs a motel and bar. Ellen May can work for Lonnie and have a shot at a decent life. However, when Ellen May inadvertently mentions Ava's murder of Delroy in a crowded hallway, with several people nearby, Boyd orders Colt to kill her. Colt, acting as though he is taking Ellen May to the bus station, stops at a gas station to check his .45 and snort some heroin in the restroom. When he goes back outside, he discovers Ellen May has disappeared.