Originally Posted by jabbathespud
Given that Arlo thought Helen was badgering him, could his shooting of whom he thought was Raylan, be an act of revenge against Helen since Helen always favored Raylan?
Arlo wasn't lying when he said he shot "a cop in a hat", but he also didn't think it was Raylan when he pulled the trigger. Recall that earlier in the episode Arlo said he "heard a trooper got shot", and was glad it wasn't
Raylan. That prompted a heartfelt conversation between he and Raylan that was pretty out of character for Arlo. I think he was shaken that it could
have been Raylan and was genuinely relieved it wasn't. But yeah, it may
not have stopped him anyways and Raylan knows that.
But considering Arlo is a career petty criminal, it's understandable that he might look at Boyd as more of a son to him than Raylan. That was a pretty big sacrifice he willingly made - he'll likely spend the rest of his life in prison (and going up for two murders instead of one probably won't make any difference). And it means Boyd is free to wreck more havoc in Harlan County next year! Yea!
Loved the line where Boyd told Ava the cops would know he would always come back to her. Awww. Next year: full on Bonnie & Clyde for those two lovebirds. And now that we know Johnny has betrayed Boyd, how long will it be before Boyd finds out?
I think Limehouse will continue to be a recurring character on the show. He's just too good a character to lose, although now that Mag's money has been revealed to be with Loretta he may not have a regular presence.
Another great season for one of TV's best shows. I think back to the pre-season tease with Raylan and Boyd doing a Butch and Sundance shootout thing and how it foreshadowed the fact that they were going to be battling a common enemy, although not that literally. Very cool.