This episode may have been titled “Whistle Past the Graveyard,” but it might as well have been titled “Whistle Past this Episode.” Yikes. This was a rough one. (I couldn’t even find a Best of Boyd line!) It was so rough I considered not writing a recap at all. I’ll do some quick bullet points instead, even though not a lot happened and the overall plot wasn’t advanced much.
- Boyd does some fast talking in Mexico after the Crowes shot up Johnny’s men and Boyd shot up Johnny. He manages to strike a deal with Mr. Yeun: If he smuggles the bodies back to the U.S., their heroin partnership is all good.
- Boyd gets pulled over by Mexican federales with a bunch of heroin and four dead bodies in the back of his truck. He tries to spin a tale about the group being Bible salesmen, even stirring up Bible verses for the officers as Darryl chimes in with a “Preach” every once in a while. But the officers are concerned about their “safety,” namely how that safety can be bought. They’ll take all their money – and the truck. That was a problem easily solved.
- The Crowes expose one of their connections, a guy named Flores, who Danny suggests might help them with their predicament. Boyd’s man, Jimmy, overhears some of Flores’ men talking in Spanish and figures out that Darryl is setting up Boyd. The double-crosses never end. But Boyd’s not going to let Darryl know that he’s onto his plan so it’s back home they go.
- Young Kendal Crowe runs away, learns that his “sister” Wendy is his mother; then he gets kidnapped by a thug looking for Kendal’s “Uncle Jack.” Kendal then learns that Jack, who he thinks is a cool guy is really just a jerk and con man just like his family. Speaking of family, he also learns Jack is his dad.
- Raylan thinks he’s on vacation, but he gets sucked into looking for Kendal, baited by Wendy’s offer of information about her brothers’ activities. Turns out all she knows is that they’re in Mexico. He quickly finds the guy who took the kid and even makes for a heart-to-heart chat about having messed up family lives, dads who are criminals and how you can still come out okay in the end.
- Ava’s starting to get her prison drug empire established by making nice with a connected prison nurse. But the nurse wants to know if she can count on Boyd to do something for her in return at a future date. Hmm, Ava might want to think about that given Boyd’s recent run of luck. Too late. She agrees.
See, like I said, pretty uneventful. All we really learned is that Darryl was planning to double-cross Boyd and that Wendy was Kendal’s mom (which I kind of suspected anyway). Oh, I almost forgot, Alison broke off whatever she had going on with Raylan.