I have to say I agree that Ava's survival percentage just took a HUGE hit this week. I had a feeling Boyd would give her that chance to pull the trigger, and my gut told me it would be empty, but the fact she had no reason to believe the gun was empty I think shows her true feelings for Boyd. I also fully believe that Boyd does love Ava and would be willing to look past what she did because of that love. He knows how brutal prison is, and was for her, so he can empathize with her on that front. That alone is the reason I am fairly confident when Ava does bite the bullet it won't be at the hands of Boyd.
I still think my previous theory of Art not surviving either is holding steady. I definitely think his sit-down with Markham sealed his fate...and consequently that of Raylan's. That scene was fantastic btw!!! The comments about hair loss and impotence were classic!
I still think Art's loss will send Raylan off the deep-end moreso than any other character (save for his daughter who Markham has now seen in person as well...not a good thing either). Art has always had the fatherly role with Raylan, and he is definitely tempting his personal fate by poking the Markham-bear in the box this week.
With regard to Raylan and his new domestication protocol, this week sealed the deal in my mind as well that Raylan will not live to see his daughter grow up. Winona's conversation about wanting to go back to the way it was (not knowing when/if he would be coming home at nights) is going to be retrospective foreshadowing. I literally visualized this week like the scene from "The Perfect Storm" when Clooney and the boys are on the boat and the weather begins to clear. All the deckhands start rejoicing that they are going to make it, but Clooney and his stubble obviously have the most experience to know, "She's not going to let us out." This episode was that clear-weather patch just before the death knell crashes down on everyone.
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