And interestingly, the darker aspects of Raylan seem to be the more 'by the book' ones - his callousness at Ava's situation ('You missed your chance'), his pulling Boyd's file, and the legal maneuver that tries Kendal as an adult. These aren't the kind of things that would get Raylan fired, but they seem so much colder than the things that would (like setting up Nicky Augustine).Mr Sausage wrote:For Raylan's part, he's always been sort-of (forgive me) justified in the more unethical things he's done, but this is the first time he seemed to be freely crossing over into uncaring ugliness in pursuit of Daryl--between his comments to Ava, his spiting of Boyd for no good reason, and his decision to potentially sacrifice Kendal to force Daryl's hand, he's going down a dark path.
There are so many interesting places this could lead us. I've long wondered what might happen if Raylan were to lose his job, and have to grapple with being Raylan Givens while lacking the legal authority to go out and settle scores the way he does. On the other hand, it might be even more interesting to see him be most vicious when he's at his most fastidiously legal (which is what we seem to be getting a preview of)