John and Emmett lay down under the same tree for the evening. Emmett remarks that Montana may yet stand a chance if the governor is willing to fall asleep with his boots on, then the pair fall asleep. As the rest of the cowboys get up in the morning and ready the horses to get the cattle back to the ranch, Emmett doesn't awaken. Upon discovering this, John tells the deceased man that he couldn't imagine a better way to go for a cowboy than to die on the trail. John gets Clara to call in the death on the satellite phone she brought with her, and the pair stay behind to meet with the helicopter while the rest of the ranch hands drive the cattle onward.
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Daryl, Carol, and Noah take off running to try to escape before the people from the hospital get there. Noah falls down and Daryl stops to help him up, so Carol runs out the door first where she is instantly hit by a station wagon with the distinct white cross on the back. Daryl struggles as Noah holds him back from going outside and the pair witness officer O'Donnell and officer Alvarado load her onto a stretcher, carry her into the car and speed off back to the hospital. Noah says that they can help her that they have medicine, machines, and a doctor. Noah states that if Daryl had went out there, he would've had to kill them, and then Carol wouldn't be able to get their help.
Izzie is lying in bed as Alex comes in. She asks him to leave her alone, but he doesn't leave. He's not good at relationships or talking about feelings, but she is. Maybe she can teach him. He wants to know what he did wrong. She realizes he doesn't want them to see other people and that's how he tried to tell her. She laughs. They share a kiss. He wants lessons. She tells him to start by complimenting her, and then to ask her if she wants to go steady with him. They share another kiss. Izzie asks him if he wants to go steady with her. He says yeah. They fall down onto the bed.
Art Mullen is drinking alone at a blue-hazed near-empty stripper bar, rubbing his forehead in thought as a slow Country lament plays on the jukebox, and the clicking of billiard balls is heard in the background. His troublesome Deputy Raylan Givens walks in out of the rain and says \"Art\" by way of greeting. Art stands unsteadily. The two men look at one another before Art hauls off and slugs Raylan with a right hand to the eye. Raylan staggers back and nearly goes down as Art starts to say something, thinks better of it then makes his way toward the door, trying to shake the hurt out of his hand. Raylan picks up his hat and follows out the door.
After completing her home visit, when Alison exits the boorish Danny, roughhousing with Chelsea, taunts her and tries to intimidate her by following to her car, leering and barking all the way. It works to an extent, but she tries not to show it as she gets to her car and drives off. Alone on the highway, she lights up a joint when a big 4X4 GMC rushes up and rear-ends her. She loses control and spins off the road and down a small hill. She exits the vehicle groggily and sees Danny standing on the side of the road, making barking sounds at her, giggling and whooping like the lunatic he has shown himself to be before he turns and drives off.
Late at night in the prison wing, a pensive Ava slips down out of her bunk and quietly awakens Nikki. \"I'm going to need your razor,\" Ava tells her, the one she somehow knows Nikki has hidden in her mattress. Nikki warns her against going after Gretchen, but Ava says she only need it for a moment. They strike a deal: Ava gives Nikki her commissary privileges for a month; Nikki lends Ava her contraband razor. She takes it and silently goes into the bathroom, stands before a mirror and starts hacking off the rest of her long hair and trying to even out what was done in the yard. 59ce067264